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5 Minutes to Begin to Want Something Again

December 4th, 2017 · Comments

For many people, this time of year is especially hard because so many other people seem to be clear about what they want. From the kids giving their Christmas lists to Santa Claus to the ambitious co-worker with plans for 2018, other people seem to know what you want. But maybe you don't know. Maybe you don't feel great about yourself or your options, and the more other people make plans, the more it all seems impossible for you.

You're not alone. It's hard to commit to wanting something when you've hit a roadblock or been knocked down once too often or simply become so comfortably stuck that you can't imagine moving. In these 5 minutes, consider some very small steps that might help you shape a goal, however small, that you can commit to so that you begin to move again.

Tags: hope · self-coaching · goal · walking

Take 3 steps away from feeling discouraged

November 26th, 2016 · Comments

You might be in a slump or a losing streak or a you might just hate the holidays. It's a time of year when many people add up their accomplishments and treasures and they feel beat up instead of pumped up.

If that's you, take a few minutes to listen to these three steps that will help you keep going until you notice that things are getting much better.

Tags: Fresh Thinking · hope · healing

4 Chairs: Shift Perspectives to Shift a Problem

November 3rd, 2015 · Comments

Maybe you're stuck. You've been hurt or disappointed and you don't know what to do next. You're reaching for something you can't quite define. You're doing well, but you've hit the edge of your interest and there's no clear path ahead.  

Take 10 minutes and imagine that you have the chance to sit with 3 people, someone you trust, someone you admire, someone who loves you. If you could see through their eyes, what would you discover that you don't know now? What new attitude or information would come into your awareness to help you find that next step?

Tags: DefaultTag · Fresh Thinking · Motivation · Focus · hope · nlp

Desire drives action

November 25th, 2014 · Comments

You can ride the lazy river of other people's expectations and circumstances beyond your control. You can notice that there is much that is already right and valuable in this moment's experience. But if you glance just once beyond the edges of the flow, you will awaken the hope that more is possible - more control of your direction and your momentum, more control of your results. And then hope will awaken desire - the fire in blood and bone and thought that drives you to action.

Tags: Motivation · Focus · hope · nlp

From Idea to Opportunity

October 22nd, 2014 · Comments

Take 5 minutes to focus on what you think, what is possible, and what you want. You'll walk away with fresh motivation to discover opportunity and make good things happen.

This is how HOPE works: it produces the imagination and optimism that drive people to lead more satisfying lives. Find out more at the HOPE Symposium when you visit

Tags: Motivation · Focus · hope

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