How to Choose How You Feel, No Matter What

What would life be like if you had control over how you feel regardless of what’s going on in your life at the moment? Most people don’t think that’s possible. Let me explain: About twenty years ago I was in a post graduate psychology class with twelve other psychotherapists. We were discussing “depression” and one […]

Why This New Study On Happiness Is Wrong

If you want to be happier, you might want to ignore this new study–or at least see the holes in it. Here’s what it says: “A new study suggests you won’t be as happy as you are now for about another four decades. Australian researchers say happiness follows a predictable trajectory as we age, with […]

Unleashing More of Your Potential: Three Keys

In the past several years I’ve worked with several organizations that are leaders in their industries. The individuals and teams I coached or trained are doing well and they know it. They also know they have more potential and they want to know how to unleash more of it. That’s why a noted health organization […]

Instant Happiness

About a month ago I delivered my two day workshop, “Leader as Coach” for a large organization. Everyone there was very smart and accomplished and wanted to learn how to coach their teams. On the second day, I was ready to have them do an exercise that demonstrates the power of positive feedback and how […]

Your Self-Concept and Success

Everyone wants to be successful, happy and fulfilled in life. We want to succeed in our careers, relationships, health and everywhere else. What does it take to become and achieve our goals and dreams and what gets in the way? Can we really change and grow? Are there limits to what we can do and […]

Outrageously Positive

I have a client who gets up every morning with hope, optimism and and inspiration to live fully. The thing is she has every reason to wake up angry, cynical and even depressed. No one would blame her if she did because she has experienced enough tragedy, heartache and challenge that people are amazed she […]

Inspire Yourself to Greater Achievements

As an executive coach, I have the privilege of working with successful individuals and companies. Over the years I’ve noticed how my clients use their success to inspire themselves to even greater heights. That’s in contrast to what many people do, and that is to respond to their success with a sense of “satisfaction”—meaning complacency. […]

Denial in the Workplace

Over the course of  the past two weeks, I’ve had discussions with three senior managers about various challenges their organizations are dealing with. Or to be more precise, challenges the senior leaders are not dealing with. For instance: A middle manager with a history of claiming credit he’s not due—while denying credit to those who […]

Magnetic Thinking

We’ve all heard of the Self-fulfilling prophecy. What we believe and expect to happen tends to happen. I call that “Magnetic Thinking.” Our thinking, our beliefs, our assumptions and our expectations are infused with energy that attracts people, resources and circumstances that are aligned with our thoughts and beliefs. Does that sound “Woo-woo” to you? It’s […]

An Uncomfortable Question

None of us really comes close to the edge of our true potential. We don’t even know what our real potential is. In fact, we all have unexpressed potential we don’t have a clue about. True, a few of us seem to have expressed our full potential in certain areas of our life. That’s why we […]