You Might not Know it, But…

… you are a conductor. And you spend your life playing – conducting – an unseen orchestra, which creates a strange kind of ‘music’ called ‘your life’. The problem is, you can’t see the musicians, and you have no idea how well they’re picking up your cues. Worse is, you don’t get to actually ‘hear’ […]

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Intentionality

Oh I know, it’s too late to ask you to think of a word for the year. But I’m going to throw one into your mix anyway: Intentionality. If there’s one change you want to make this year in how you operate, make it this one. To be deliberate, considered – *to be intentional* with […]

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A Few Select Individuals…

Saying ‘nothing changes if nothing changes’ is nice, but incomplete. Better would be ‘nothing changes if *nobody* changes’. The easy option is expecting others to change (with the additional entitlement bonus of getting upset when they don’t. Double win). Who&how you were is what got you here, and you’ve probably already experienced that this iteration […]

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I Hope I’ll Never win the Lottery

… and you might want to wish the same for yourself. And not because I’m a Grinch or anything like that: I honestly wish you all the well-being and happiness, and yes, all the money you could ever dream of. But if money gets thrown into your lap, it’s statistically almost certain that you’ll lose […]

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An ROI You Probably Never Considered – but It Might Be the Most Profitable Ever…

An ROI you’ve probably never considered before – but it just might be the most profitable We invest in learning, and develop skills. Invest in SEO, and get more traffic. Money into a new website, and you get more conversion and transaction from your visitors. Invest in a new computer, and your workflow speeds up. […]

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Anxiety, Terrible Driving, and Making Sense

It’s mid-nineties, and a young novice monk named Martin is in the passenger seat of an old Land Rover, on his way with his brothers to a retreat in the South of Spain. And he’s petrified, just absolutely mortified and anxious, because of the way the driver handles the wheel. Sloppy driving, edging up close […]

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The Wrong FAQ: “How Do I Find Buyers?”

It’s one of the most frequent question I get from business owners: “How do I find my clients and buyers?” Looks a useful and important question, right? After all, without buyers you don’t have a business. But it’s not the question to ask yourself – or indeed, the question to ask me. A much better […]

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Outcomes, Questions, Control

You can create a lot of change by asking the right questions, but it’s easy to ask the wrong ones instead. If your sales aren’t going up, if you’re constantly putting out fires, if you never have enough time or enough money, it’s tempting to throw up your hands in frustration and exclaim ‘why isn’t […]

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Levity in Life? Yours for the Having

Last week I gave a coaching session to a Canadian artist – something I do on occasion, when I meet someone who comes in with the right attitude and mindset. A few days later, she writes an email saying this: “Thank you again for an amazing 2 hours last Friday. I feel like a new […]

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Of Helping and Hurting

Of course I like helping people. Every sane and healthy person does, if only because it confirms your values and makes you feel good about yourself. But helping people isn’t why I’m a coach – something I only figured out a few months ago. No, the real reason I coach people is because I hurt. […]

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