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Your Personal Key to Quality Relationships? Self-Awareness!

Self-Awareness isn’t only just betting on your strengths, it’s accepting all your shortcomings. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk ~ In today’s interconnected world, relationships are more important than ever. You hear that so much nowadays that it’s almost become a cliché.  That doesn’t make it any less accurate. Relationships support you. They help mold your career and your life. The best ones make your life rich, fulfilling, and enjoyable. What’s the Key to Building Quality Relationships? If your relationships are less than stellar in one or more areas of your life, maybe it’s time to step back and reflect on where the
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Are You Cheating on Your Inner Truth?

We spend much of our lives asking the question “What do people want me to do? Who do they want me to be? But that is a betrayal of your inner truth. We should be investing our lives in the pursuit of discovering who we are and what we were created to do. ~ Elizabeth Grace Saunders It starts early. Some stats show that we are told “no” roughly 400 times a day before we reach two years of age. The jig is up on knowing your inner truth before you are even old enough to recognize that you have
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Where Do You Look for Greatness?

“Each person was meant to blossom into their own unique signature of greatness.” ~ Bryant McGill I’m thinking about a friend today. He’s no longer with us, having passed over awhile back, so I don’t know exactly why he popped into my head. But he did. When I first met him, he participated in a course I coached. I was a newbie at coaching and he scared the socks off me. I did whatever I could do to avoid dealing with him. Not that he was easy for even a seasoned coach to deal with. To put it mildly, he
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How Do You Make Life Work?

“I’m not telling you to make the world better… I’m just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To try to get the picture. To live recklessly. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it. To seize the moment. And if you ask me why you should bother to do that, I could tell you that the grave’s a fine and private place, but none I think do there embrace. Nor
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Twelve Thanksgiving Reflections on Gratitude

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~ W. T. Purkiser Thanksgiving is upon us. There is so much to be grateful for this year I thought I’d list a few things using the word Thanksgiving as my inspiration. T – Trust I’m thankful for a seminar where I learned that we can trust everyone to be exactly how they are and exactly how they are not. What that means to me is that if there is someone in your life who has demonstrated they are not trustworthy
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How to Embrace Your Leadership Qualities

Instead of looking for a great leader, we are in an era where each of us needs to find the great leader in ourselves. ~ Werner Erhard How often do you stop to think about great leadership qualities? You may think about it in terms of leaders you admire. But do you think about your own leadership qualities? I recently attended an excellent leadership course. It took us in a different direction when it comes to examining outstanding leadership qualities. Rather than talking about the doing of leadership, we spent two days inquiring about what it takes to be a leader.
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Authentic Conversations Make a Difference

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.  ~ Mother Theresa Having authentic conversations can be tough. Not only is it challenging, it requires you to be vulnerable and transparent. Showing your vulnerable side may seem scarier than any Halloween Monster could ever be. But if you truly want to make a difference in your life and the lives of the people who matter to you, you have to be willing to open yourself up to having them. What is an authentic conversation? It’s not necessarily what you think it is. Rather than having authentic conversations, here’s what
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