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Creative Desire

Desire: “To long or hope for” “conscious impulse toward something that promises enjoyment or satisfaction in its attainment” (Merriam-Webster) Creativity: Coming up with novel and

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On Second Thought?

You really believe that was just your second thought on this topic? It’s not that simple: First thought. Second thought. Third thought. It’s not that

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50 Reasons I Write

I write to think more thoroughly and deeply. I write to recognize, understand, label, express, and regulate (RULER) my feelings. I write to learn about myself, others, and

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Practice Pledge

Pledge: “a solemn promise or undertaking.” To pledge is to put your hand over your heart and connect with yourself to better connect with others.

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Untangling FACT from STORY

Ready for an audacious claim? The mental skill of untangling facts from stories is the single most important performance enhancing and well-being inducing tool available

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Organizing Idea(s)

Friedrich Nietzsche, in his book Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is, proposed the concept of “an organizing idea” as representative of what nowadays

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What’s the point?

When an unfavorable outcome seems inevitable, the knee-jerk reaction is “what’s the point?” Common justifications are “my vote won’t make a difference,” “that’s just the

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USE YOUR VOICE

One of the most pervasive myths of personal development and expression is to FIND YOUR VOICE. This idea has become entrenched in the modern day

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The Power of Specificity

Specificity leads to clarity and clarity is more manageable, actionable, and worthwhile than ambiguity. Specificity demonstrates conscientiousness, intention, and genuine concern. When you ask someone

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EXERTION vs. Effort

This wise distinction comes Conscious Leadership’s  9th commitment of leadership regarding the importance of PLAY. Exertion and effort both expend energy and require recovery. However,

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To RAISE vs. To Grow

This article is a continuation of where I left off here… First, consider this hierarchy of terms: Changing Growing Raising Change is inevitable. Quite literally,

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Clarity, Clarity, Clarity

In The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, Lencioni outlines the four principles that underpin organizational health and three of the four

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TRAJECTORY vs. Position

I recently heard James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, talk about the importance of mastering trajectory over position on Michael Gervais’ Finding Mastery Podcast. What

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When Was The Last Time…

You said… “That hurts my feelings.” Instead of getting angry, repulsed, peeved, defensive, enraged, livid, or furious… You were to say… “That hurts my feelings.”

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We Are All Guilty Of This

I am referring to The Fundamental Attribution Error. The Fundamental Attribution Error is one of the most popular and often cited cognitive errors in psychology.

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I’m In Repair…

“I’m not together, but I am getting there.” This is an important reminder for me of life’s topsy turvy nature. Enlightenment is not the goal.

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A Framework for Centering

For a long time, I have heard people talk about “centering oneself,” “being centered,” and “finding center.” However, aside from thinking about centering as being

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Above or Below the Line?

The foundational principle behind my philosophy about learning, development, growth, performance, fitness, health, and wellbeing is the trifecta of self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-reflection. To demonstrate

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Leadership DEVELOPMENT

as opposed to leadership “learning” or leadership “training.” According to Robert Keegan and Lisa Lahey, authors of Immunity to Change, leadership learning and/or training involves

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Shu-Ha-Ri

Shuhari is a concept in Japanese that refers to three different stages of learning development. Shu: “To preserve” At this stage of development, the student

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What is Coaching?

Coaching is helping someone else to live and tell their story. Our lives are stories in the making. When we feel defeated, depleted, and demoralized,

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Values (pt. 3)

In Values (pt. 1), I explored WHAT role your values play in pursuing an interesting, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Additionally, I began discussing HOW values

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Values (pt. 2)

In Values (pt. 1), I explored WHAT role your values play in pursuing an interesting, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Additionally, I began discussing HOW values

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Values (pt. 1)

As I continue to study and apply principles of performance and organizational psychology, the topic of “values” regularly remains relevant and extremely important. Moreover, the

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Challenging the Default

In order to cultivate and champion more originality, innovation, and evolution of thought to create more collaborative and transformative opportunities and experiences, we need to

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Voices in Your Head

Our brains are constantly processing information both internally and externally. The reason our brains process information is to manage our body-budget–predicting and preparing to meet

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The Opportunity Is…

A few months ago, I had a very enlightening moment of self-awareness. I observed this preceding thought pattern of mine in response to feelings of

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Are you coachable?

When talking about transformation, growth, performance improvement, behavior change, or just learning something new, the first question to consider is whether you or someone else

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Helpful or Thorough?

These adverbs are not mutually exclusive; however, they can be in opposition, so let’s take a closer look at them in the context of coaching

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Training Self-Reflection

Self-Awareness provides us with INSIGHT based on our experience(s). Self-Regulation is the ACTION of experimenting with our behaviors in order to grow our psychological flexibility

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Resilience

This word gets thrown around a lot. Anytime a word in the context of health, wellness, and performance gets overly “mainstream,” I get concerned that

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Training Self-Regulation

Self-awareness gives you insight based on your previous and current experience to take the necessary action to adjust your behavior to be more situationally adaptable.

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Training Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness is the mother of all skills. It transcends every aspect of your life–for all of your life–and is the gate keeper to intentional, sustainable

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Life is LONG

I love book stores. I find them inspiring. So many ideas. So many trains of thought colliding. A collection of authors that went DEEP. They

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Therapy

What do you think of and imagine when you hear the word therapy? Categorically, are you more likely to frame therapy as representative of a

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Barrierlessness

During part 2 of Break-Through Mindset Shifts, I wrote about the importance of cultivating and practicing the skill of pattern recognition. Pattern recognition is actually

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Thought Process

If you are not your thoughts, then who are you? Our thoughts are with us all the time, even while we are asleep. Our thoughts

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Dreams and Commitments

Yesterday, I wrote about the often misunderstood sequence of ingredients that affect the cultivation of confidence. Today, I will expand on this idea in the

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PEMDAS of CONFIDENCE

Why do you sometimes IMMEDIATELY take action and other times you hesitate? The answer is CONFIDENCE. Put simply, confidence is the BELIEF you can perform

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Emotions VS Feelings

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of being equipped with the mental models and psychological vernacular that help you to more  objectively discern

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Nutrition Principals

It’s easy to get lost in the weeds about this diet or that diet, macro nutrient, and/or calorie counting. Hence, I always appreciate big picture

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