In her 1969 book On Death and Dying Elisabeth Kübler-Ross published what is known as the 5 Stages of Grief and Loss. In this post, I want to introduce a 6th step that I believe is now a necessary amendment to the cycle. The stages are: Denial: The need...
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You have to fall in love with the process, not just the goal. Sure, the goal matters. But if you don’t love the walk to the buffet, you aren’t likely to take the first step. If you don’t like the journey or the process that is required for you...
I was on the stage and everybody was looking at me, expecting something wise and magical to come out of my mouth. And I had nothing. I knew what I should say. I knew what they expected me to say, but this was a real person standing in front...
Robert Heinlein, a classic sci-fi writer from the ’50s and ’60s wrote a book called Stranger in a Strange Land, where the protagonist, Valentine Michael Smith comes to Earth in early adulthood after being raised by Martians. I have to say, that I have not read it, but my father...
There is no magic to getting what you want. It might feel like magic when you look at the far off a goal from this position you are now in. It might feel like it’s going to take a Herculean effort, winning the lottery, a giant windfall from a...
Goal Setting is addictive. I have devoted a full chapter on the Victimhood addiction cycle in my new book, Goal setting is one part of this addiction. But why is it so? Goal setting is deceptive. It feels like we are working on the path to being the best...
As we’ve kicked over into 2020, it’s relatively easy to get stuck on the dogma of NY resolutions and the myriad of processes available to make 2020 the best for you. Many times, good-natured coaches propagate the requirement for inspiration. In my latest book – draft title “Addicted to...
In this second post on Fulfillment, I’d like to consider what we are willing to pay to get it. Now fulfilment is not the same as happiness. Happiness is a state that is linked directly to external events. Something out there makes me happy. Fulfilment is an internal game....
So in the last post we started talking about greatness. And we discovered that… Greatness is a feeling derived from a perceived success in a chosen endeavour. So, to feel this, it stands to reason, that the first step is we must identify the actual things we are good...
What is the truth that we need to face to become the very best version of ourselves? The answer starts with the acceptance of a simple premise. There’s another level we can get to. Another version of us that is available out there. We reach for it, we strive...
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