Strengthening Your Resolve

Sometimes, you have to set aside logic and reason (even wisdom and advice) and make a change based on raw courage and resolve. You know what you have to do and you do it. You resist the temptation to coddle your current skills and abilities. Consequently, your work life – your whole life – gets better.

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Unfettered Mental Innovation

What do you remember about the times when you were on the edge of a new insight or action and you hesitated? A breakthrough might have happened, could have happened, but didn’t happen. Something other than the new idea prevailed.

To what extent do you look back and ask “What if?” Do you ask yourself “What kept me from trying that new idea or listening to another?” To what extent is your self-defense and self-talk the best explanation for saying “No?”

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How to Coach Your Own Self

How do you coach your own self? How do you self-motivate in the midst of your challenges and opportunities? How do you keep yourself relevant? How are you enriching your own life – and others?

As you create and live your relevance, consider this thought from Peter Senge: “Real learning gets to the heart of what it means to be human. Through learning we recreate ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we were never able to do.” The right kind of learning expands our capacity to create our own future. From The Fifth Discipline.

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You’re No Petula Clark!

For reasons galore, Petula Clark can get away with what the rest of us can’t – saying (or singing) something unbecoming of our position or profession.

In 1965, thanks to the music and lyrics of Tom Hatch (thank you Wikipedia), Petula Clark unleased on our sensitive ears what I place in nomination for the cheesiest words in pop chart history for any song, let alone one that reached # 3 in the U.S.A.

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