Reasons: Halloween Costumes for Excuses

It’s that time of year when many children and adults are busy choosing their character for Halloween. Whether it’s for Trick-or-Treat, or a grown up networking event in costume, most of us have a lot of fun deciding “who we will be this year” to hide our identity. It’s a short, fun holiday. Once it’s…

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The Habit of Peak Performance

The words “Peak Performance” tend to conjure up a vision of momentary flashes of brilliance. Extraordinary performances, like the 517 yard, hole-in-one, shot by golfer Mike Crean at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in Denver, in 2002. Such performances as this are like flashes of lightning; rare, beautiful and hard to ignore. There is no…

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I Was a Late Sleeper

Winston Churchill remarked that, “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened”.  Once in a while though, the truth is too big to simply stumble over.  It comes barreling down on us like a tsunami washing away a lot of mental structures…

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Focus: Why Where We Go Looks a Lot Like Where We Have Been

Ever notice how, as you are creating your life,  where you keep ending up often looks a lot like where you have been already? The faces and the settings change but the same obstacles and limitations keep showing up. Sometimes, insight into how we got “here” helps us to make choices in getting to “there”. …

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Err Often. Err Gloriously. (part two)

Of course you aren’t  seriously thinking of deliberately choosing a life full of mistakes. You just read part one and wanted to see where all of this is going, right? You are just curious as to how deep this rabbit hole goes. Like Neo in, “The Matrix“,  to find out you are going to have…

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Err often. Err Gloriously. (part one)

Children are amazing. Have you ever watched a three year old child operate an iPad? They just start. What works they keep and what doesn’t they discard – quickly. Guided by feedback they rapidly master the largely intuitive interface.  Adults marvel; “Kids these days! They just naturally get computers!”. Ever wondered why? There is no…

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Ten Things We Know That Just Ain’t So….

“Its not what we know that gives us trouble, its what we know that just ain’t so” (Will Rogers) 1.  It is important not to make mistakes. Smart people don’t make mistakes 2. Better safe than sorry. Don’t take unnecessary chances. 3. Being self-employed is a much greater risk than finding a good job. 4.…

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Bad Training

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. Anna Freud

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A Teacher’s Touch

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry Brooks Adams

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A Quote

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the…

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