What a great example of “The Shock Factor” ! Watch this audition video of Johnny Robinson’s audition – The X Factor 2011 Things are not always what they seem on the outside. You can’t judge a book by its cover. Many times a completely different character is hidden under a physique, mannerism or psychological mask. … Continue reading The “Shock Factor”
Early on in my coach training I attended a tele-class on the do’s and don’ts of social media. One of the ideas presented was that every once in a while you need to include a “rant” in your weekly or daily blog posts. Why? Rants get more attention and responses than the good-natured, informative, “have … Continue reading My Luxurious Lifestyle!
How often have we ordered food at a restaurant or clothes from an online catalog and said to ourselves when it came to us, “This is not what I expected; this is not what I ordered!” Now sometimes, the human error factor causes our desires to be misunderstood. In the world of our thoughts, are … Continue reading I ordered this?
“Our wellbeing actually recovers more rapidly from the death of a spouse than it does from a sustained period of unemployment.” from Well Being by Tom Rath & Jim Harter Do you find this surprising? The best way for me to begin to understand this “statistic” is to recognize that we have rituals as well … Continue reading Unemployment 101
The S&P 500® (Standard & Poors) has been widely regarded as the best single gauge of the large cap U.S. equities market since the index was first published in 1957. … We attended the “Church down the Street” this past Sunday and one of the leaders made a comment that “What we should really be … Continue reading The S & P Index
In the classic book Think and Grow Rich (1938) by Napoleon Hill, he writes “Persistence is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting desire into its monetary equivalent.” Does it really mean that the natural outcome of combining passion and persistence is profit? How do we define passion or desire? How do we define … Continue reading From Passion to Profit
What if you decided that today you would live by your strengths and stop putting your energy and thoughts into conquering your weaknesses? How will you feel about yourself, your work and those around you? What is your new energy level? What will you accomplish and contribute to the universe in a way that no … Continue reading Strengths Based Living
I am a huge fan of Le Tour de France. Cycling is the best combination of travel, exercise and nature. Although watching Le Tour only provides the vision of travel along the route of the tour and not the close experience with nature or exercise, I have found myself drawn in by the drama. Yesterday, … Continue reading Project Slipstream
For the last 5 years, since my divorce, I have been satisfied with survival. I have a home to live in, children to care for and the opportunity to engage in my lifelong passion for music at a professional level. But………I don’t want to just survive anymore. I want to thrive!!!! The idea of assessing … Continue reading Transition or Triage