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“GET A COACH!”

“GET A COACH!”   I listened to a “Ted Talk” this weekend that was sent to me by my very good friend, Dede Bartlett, that knocked me out.    It was given by Atul Gawande, an American surgeon, writer, and public health researcher who practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  … read more

HOW TO BE FORGETTABLE…

HOW TO BE FORGETTABLE… I know, I know, you’re wondering if that’s a typo right? As a communications coach, I’ve written and spoken frequently about the “Seven Steps to Being Unforgettable.” But that was before I heard President Trump give his State of the Union Address last Tuesday night. Seriously, if there had been a “groaning… read more

FOLLOW YOUR OWN ROAD…wherever it leads

FOLLOW YOUR OWN ROAD…wherever it leads  There’s a thoroughly charming book by the wonderful children’s author, Arnold Lobel, that I read to Kate and Abigail when they were little, called Grasshopper on the Road. It’s about a grasshopper who decided one morning to go on a journey… “I will find a road,” he said, “I will follow that road wherever… read more

“THROW A LITTLE LOVE AT IT…..”

“THROW A LITTLE LOVE AT IT…..” The innovative spirits and loving natures of “Motivator” readers never ceases to amaze me…and feel grateful to be a small part of your lives. Here’s a perfect example of how your spirits help lift up and inspire all of us. In response to the “Motivator,” “All You Need is Love,”… read more

What’ll It Be? Playing Small…and Losing Big or Going for Broke and Changing Your Life?

What’ll It Be? Playing Small…and Losing Big or Going for Broke and Changing Your Life?  Hey, it’s always easier not to act. Not to rock the boat. Not to push your luck. Not to risk “looking bad.” Especially when everyone’s looking. Or you think they are. It really is. Whether you’re talking about starting a new relationship, launching a business of… read more

It’s 2018 and… YOUR TIME HAS COME TO SHINE

It’s 2018 and… YOUR TIME HAS COME TO SHINE When our daughter, Kate, graduated from high school, I gave her a silver tray engraved with some lines from that wonderful song written by Paul Simon and sung by Art Garfunkel, “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Even today, just looking at the lyrics or hearing the song hits me straight in the… read more

2018…WHAT TO BRING, WHAT TO LEAVE BEHIND

2018…WHAT TO BRING, WHAT TO LEAVE BEHIND The question of what to bring with us into the New Year - the future, the next great segment of our lives – and what to leave behind is not a frivolous one. Nor are the answers necessarily obvious or all that easy. The problem is that I have a tendency to bring just… read more

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE…

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE… It’s true. On Christmas – or any other day of the year – if we’ve got love, we’re going to be okay, no matter what form it takes or what else happens in our lives. And we won’t be just “okay.” We’ll be good. Maybe even great.  But to “get love” we usually have to look for… read more

REJOICE!

REJOICE! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, right? But if you ask someone the question, “What’s new?” you don’t always get a perky, upbeat, filled-with-joy-response, like, “Wow, never better!!!” Things can be dark out there – in spite of the lighting of candles and the millions of gorgeous lights, sparkling and glittering on every tree (inside or out), every… read more

KEEPING OUR FAITH IN PEOPLE

KEEPING OUR FAITH IN PEOPLE It’s absolutely vital to keep our faith…in ourselves, in each other, in people in general. If we lose it, if we become cynical, negative doubters and full-time critics, we lose big time – and ultimately, we lose ourselves. But faith, like trust, can be fragile and fleeting. There are so many “pulls”… read more