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When Opportunities Knock

When Opportunities Knock

Sometimes we know our purpose and we look for opportunities that we believe will provide a pathway to create what we want. Other times we simply rely upon our intuition and take advantage of opportunities that avail themselves to us. Where these occasions will ultimately lead us is uncertain (and hopefully developing). In either case

The Power of Habits

Author Charles Duhigg. (Creative Commons.) In a conversation with a client this week I was reminded just how much we (me in particular) resign ourselves to relying on habits to get through every day at work and otherwise. In essence, all of our lives take shape around the series of steady thoughts and practices we

Taking Your Own Advice

This week I was waiting in line at the bank when I was approached by someone who reads my articles regularly. They noted that they had not read a new article for a couple of weeks. It was reminder (I did not need) that sitting down and writing a new piece was proving to be

Sunday Morning

Paulo Coelho and Craig Sager. (Creative Commons.) Having a cup of coffee, looking out the window at the rain and considerable amount of snow and ice on the ground, I was debating whether to go for my normal Sunday morning outdoor run. For safety sake, I decided to go to the gym and do a


This past week I had a conversation with a client who wrestles with wanting to be perfect at work. In terms of psychology, perfectionism is considered a personality trait. It is characterized by a striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards, accompanied by overly critical self evaluations and concerns regarding others’ evaluations. Everything

Believe In Your Thinking

First, we have a thought. Nothing is ever created without a state of mind, a thought. Napoleon Hill, author of “Think and Grow Rich” and one of the earliest recognized personal success experts writes that what follows a thought is the organization of that thought into ideas and plans, and then transformation of those plans into

Thanksgiving Rituals

The holiday season that commences with Thanksgiving and runs through Christmas and New Years is a favorite time of year for many of us. But if I were to ask why it is the best time of the year, I doubt anyone would honestly says it’s because of the hustle and bustle, the thoughts of