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The Power of Beliefs – One way to change them

In my last few posts, I’ve been exploring the relationship between our beliefs and our results. Stated simply, but accurately, our beliefs determine our thoughts, our thoughts determine our emotions, those determine our actions and our actions determine our results. So in the world of cause and effect, beliefs are cause and results are the effects.

I further pointed out... Read More ➝

What is coaching all about anyway?

Over the centuries, the value of coaching has been established in sports in the skills and attitude of athletes. In the twentieth century, it became a practice in companies—specifically, a responsibility of managers to address the work performance of staff. Increasingly, however, companies are utilizing it to address the career and job needs of their senior executives, and they... Read More ➝

If you don’t choose love, you get fear by default

It’s been an exciting 7 days. Last week I gave a talk to about 300 people at the annual convention of the International Association of Drilling Contractors in New Orleans, LA and this week I gave a talk to about 16 business owners at a Vistage chief executives meeting. In both cases, the response was extremely positive. I believe... Read More ➝

Learn to ask empowering questions

I just returned from a five day retreat with an amazing woman named Niurka where we were plunged into the world of NLP. What fascinated me most about what we studied was how consistent the practices of NLP are with the Unshackled Leadership philosophy. In many cases, however, the conversations we had gave me an even deeper... Read More ➝

Take responsibility for your own happiness and make requests

I’ve come to realize that one of the many reasons why people are so unhappy is that they don’t really know what would make them happy and, even if they do, they don’t take responsibility for getting what they want. A simple example will hopefully suffice to make my point.

My two daughters recently spent a... Read More ➝

Learn to take responsibility for what you allow into your mind

I’ve written extensively about how each of us is responsible for our own experiences. If you haven’t as of yet figured out that you are the source of your experience, it’s really time for you to jump on board. While we often like to think that outside forces are determining our experiences, at least to some degree,... Read More ➝

If you want to be happy, choose the light

After looking at this phenomenon called being alive for well over 30 years, I have concluded that what people want more than anything is to just be happy. And there’s really nothing wrong with that. Being consistently happy is a good objective. So what’s in the way of our experiencing happiness, and I ask that... Read More ➝