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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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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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Version 1: End-Hurry. Slow Down, You’re Moving Too Fast…

“End. Hurry.” I saw these words painted on the road while on my bike just ouside Killbear Provincial Park in Central Ontario. I assume they were in reference to some type of road race however it struck me that as we scurry around in our daily activities, it’s like we’re hurrying to get to the end. Our focus is on getting...

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On Being A System Disruptor: Asking Questions To Find New Possibilities

In 7th grade, there was a beautiful big tree in the schoolyard. It was just perfect for climbing. It had large limbs reaching out from the trunk the right distance apart to be able to move higher up into the tree with relative ease.

I loved climbing trees. One day I talked a friend into climbing the tree with me to eat our lunch. A short while...

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The Pivotal Career Question: What’s next?

Even though the world of work has changed dramatically over the past couple of decades, where long tenure and single careers have almost become a thing of the past, many people still hold the perspective that there’s one path they ‘should’ be taking. That once they find their one true calling, fulfillment and prosperity will...

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Creating The Life You Want: It’s All About The Questions You Ask

A colleague recently asked me to write a post for her blog Love the Life You Lead. The only guideline she stipulated was to start with a question. I realized that getting to where I am now required changing the questions I was asking. Here’s my story of discovering the right questions.

My Story, Part 1: Breaking Free

I lived the...

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Marathon Training: Mental Discipline and An Act of Faith

coaching motivation running Oct 31, 2013

Another gray, dismal, cool, wet day. Sigh. And my training plan for today called for mile repeats on the track. On Sunday it was 22 miles in similar weather. In fact, most of my long runs and track sessions have been in lousy weather as I’ve trained for the Philadelphia Marathon in mid-November.

As I sat at my desk this morning looking out...

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Three Roles for Change: Real Me, Observer, Aligner

So often we think of ourselves as simply actors in a predetermined script where we have no options other than to play out the role as it has been defined to please others.

Imagine that instead of simply being an actor in a play or movie where someone else writes the script, you get to be the scriptwriter as well as the actor. You get to decide...

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Developmental Networks: The Basics

We tend to have a variety of networks that serve various purposes. From growing our businesses to growing ourselves. From gaining a new skill to gaining visibility in the marketplace.

A developmental network is a special type of network defined as “a set of relationships an individual has with people who take an active...

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