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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.

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Tags: hope · self-coaching · goal · walking

Your leadership is solid when you are self aware and grounded

July 16th, 2017 · Comments

One of the issues that sits just outside NLP is leadership: NLP is concerned with managing one's one state and performance and influencing others, but it is not specifically concerned with questons about what makes a good leader or how to be a leader while figuring out your own state or strategy.

In this ten minute podcast, we start with a simple (not easy) idea: when you focus on the part of you that knows what you want and is aware of your resourcefulness, then the other parts of you tend to move into the background. In the same way, when you show yourself to be strong, centred, and purposeful, other people will rally around you. You might not think of yourself as a leader, but managing your own state and intention will often cause people to follow you.

This gives you a chance to align yourself with leaders who are both effective and ethical. While others try to look effective and ethical, you can simply be aware that you are already these things. That frees up mental energy for generating solutions to tough problems.

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Tags: perception · self-coaching · leadership

An exercise to guide you in coaching yourself from a problem focus to a results focus

May 19th, 2016 · Comments

This week's episode is 6 1/2 minutes of clear, useful steps that will allow you to coach yourself out of a focus on a problem that has you stuck or frustrated. When all you can see is something you don't want (something you'd like to lose or stop), take a walk or sit down with a journal and work through these five steps. The result will be a new perspective on the problem and fresh energy for getting where you want to go instead.

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Tags: Writing · Focus · self-coaching