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The More-In-Me Movement Story Part 3: My ‘More-In-Me’ Story

I was in the last half mile of a half marathon race (13.1 miles). I looked at my watch and realized I was not going to achieve my goal of finishing in under 2 hours, a time that used to be easy for me. One of my calf muscles was cramping and slowing me down. At that moment the words “I’ve got more in me. I know I do.” popped...

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The Ripple Effect: Read This Book To Find Out How to Achieve High Performance In All Aspects Of Your Life

Did you have a glass of water first thing this morning? I did because I learned that the brain needs to be hydrated to function at its best. Having a glass of water first thing provides my brain with the ‘fuel’ it needs. This is one of many simple, practical ideas suggested by Dr. Greg Wells in his book The Ripple Effect: Sleep...

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The More-In-Me Movement Story Part 2: What Does It Entail?

Over the last couple years this notion of more-in-me has been stuck in my head. It has inspired me to test my abilities and take on new challenges. I’ve come to realize that I have a lot more potential, more than I realized. By staying open to possibility and being willing to experiment, I have even more to discover. Launching The...

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Mentoring Requires An Investment of Time

At the beginning of every orientation session for mentoring programs, I ask the participants to write down any challenges they foresee regarding the success of their mentoring relationship. The #1 challenge, by far, is always time.  From business owners to triathletes, people are concerned about how to make time for the...

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The More-In-Me Movement Story Part 1: What is it?

What is The More-In-Me Movement?

I believe we all have more in us. You. Me. All of us. I call it a movement because I want to instill this belief in everyone and spread the ‘more-in-me’ message far and wide. A movement is defined as an effort by many to achieve something. It’s not about me. It’s about us. Creating...

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On Being A Possibilitarian: Yes Pigs Can Fly!

 

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Being a possibilitarian has had quite an impact in my life.

After a 20 year corporate marketing/HR career, I obtained a...

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How About A Values-Related Question Instead of The Typical Resolution This Year?

The idea of establishing a resolution or intention for the year is a good one in theory. After all, where your focus goes, energy flows. The problem with many resolutions is that they’re often based on a deficit perspective or a negative frame. Lose 10 lbs. Exercise more. Spend more time with kids. Save more money. Lots of...

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Mentoring Ease & Positive Outcomes Require Shared Explicit Expectations

From the hundreds of mentoring partnerships I’ve witnessed in programs ranging from the tech industry to education to triathlon to government to community development, the single biggest factor in relationship breakdown is unclear expectations and lack of alignment on how to carry out the relationship. Same is true for informal, naturally...

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Mutuality in Mentoring: It Matters

When asked to reflect on relationships that have made a difference in their lives, many people think about their mentoring relationships. However, like other work and personal relationships, mentoring relationships fall along a continuum ranging from high quality to dysfunctional. Research has shown that one determining attribute of high...

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Version 2: End-Hurry. What Are You Waiting For?

“End. Hurry.” After writing the first post about slowing down (which I’ve since renamed “Version 1“) it occurred to me that there’s another interpretation. “What are you waiting for?” One of those dualities that makes life entertaining…how to slow down and hurry up at the same...

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