Being Me

wednesdays with wayne Jan 23, 2024

Great coaches have great coaches. The learning never stops. It’s how I keep ever more sharp in service of my clients. 


Part of the work is to let go of the things I picked up along the way – the ways of being that served me when I was younger that no longer serve me and, in reality, haven’t for some time.

A quote attributed to Michelangelo goes, “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block before I start my work. It is already there; I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” Each of us has a masterpiece within. We’re living with the “shoulds” and “supposed tos” imposed by others.

As I’ve opened to becoming more me, I’ve found a joy – I mean real, profound joy – something that eluded me for decades, in letting go and opening up to possibility. In the past few years, I’ve grown exponentially. And my growth has been foundational for the work I do in my...

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Addition By Subtraction

wednesdays with wayne Jan 16, 2024

The bills are coming in, the resolutions are dropping off, and the tensions related to getting back to reality are seeping through. And just like that, you’re backsliding.



You don’t get to backslide on my watch. It’s not what you’re doing here and it’s not who you are. Is going back easier even if it means there might be drama? Yes. Yes it is, even if it means more drama. That’s because your subconscious knows how to do the “put up with drama” loop.


Here’s what’s important to keep in mind: When you let go of the things you’ve been tolerating – that includes tension and drama – you become more.


There is addition to you by subtracting the detractors from you.


You become lighter, more focused, and dare I say, even joyful!


The bills – be joyful that you are paying them because of what you got in return for creating a delayed payment. The resolutions...

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Let’s See

wednesdays with wayne Jan 09, 2024

We’re just a couple of weeks into the New Year. 
And it’s time to interrupt the saying, “Let’s see what the New Year holds.”

I just can’t wait to see what the New Year will bring. 
Well, let’s see.

What did last Thursday bring?

What did June 5th bring?

What did any random date actually bring?

If you lock yourself in your home and wait for something to be brought to you, you’re going to be disappointed. 


The truth is, it’s not about what the New Year will bring.
It’s about what you will do to grow yourself 
so you have something to bring to the New Year. 


There’s no date on the calendar that is waiting for you to get to it before bringing you a reward. In fact, it’s every date on the calendar that is waiting for you to show up at your best, having grown from the day before.

So what do you want to have done by the end of the year? On New Year’s Eve, think about...

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The Hero and The Unknown

wednesdays with wayne Jan 02, 2024

Blunt moment and a quick concept for the New Year: It’s not what the New Year holds, it’s what you are bringing to it. What are you choosing to become this year? You want new things in your life? Who do you need to become to be the person that has those things (house, vacation, relationship, career move, etc.)?


Just remember this, You Are The Hero of your life’s story. 

There will be new challenges; let’s hope so, that’s what keeps you growing! So with this blank page of a New Year looming before you, whom do you wish to become?


Let’s back up a second. For the year ahead, what are the top six things you wish to do or have? That is, by the end of this year, what can you look back at with a smile and say, I’m so glad I did that?


The truth is that a lot of people – and you may be one of them – are afraid to declare what they really, truly want because doing so demands that stepping into the unknown. 


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The Opposite of Fear ISN’T Courage

wednesdays with wayne Dec 26, 2023

You NEED to take this into the New Year. 


Look back at the past year. It all went pretty quickly, didn’t it? Amazing! As you lean into the new year ahead, it’s important to recognize how much power you really have. 


Any time we’re given a challenge that seems beyond our current capabilities, we shrink back a little and we take inventory. “Can I really do this? Am I good enough?”


We’re told to feel the fear and do it anyway. You can choose to feel the fear. It’s there for a reason. Once you realize you aren’t in any mortal danger, you can then choose to feel something else.


You Can Then CHOOSE To Feel Something Else


What could you feel?

Could you feel a trust in yourself so deeply that you know, no matter what, you can figure it out – whatever the new situation holds, do you have that trust in yourself? Do you hold that faith?


The opposite of fear isn’t courage,...

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Experience, Expectations, and Outcomes

wednesdays with wayne Dec 19, 2023

Your current circumstances are the result or the outcome of the actions you’ve taken to this point. That means, you have gained some experience along the way.


That experience has given you the expectations for your next outcome.


And that, my friends, is a horrible loop to get locked into. 


I’m not saying ignore your experience. I am going to suggest that you create different imagery for your expectations.  


What if you expected your life to be easy? What if the things you wanted, truly desired, came to you easily?


Did you “yeah, but” me there?

If that was your first response to that thought, you’re simply stuck. 

You’re stuck in someone else’s old stories that working hard is the only way for things to pay off.


What if you truly LOVED everything about your life? I mean, you awaken and you love the bed you’re in. You love the smell of the air and the sounds around you. You...

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First Class CEO Practices

wednesdays with wayne Dec 12, 2023

Last week I suggested that you look at the things you value and uplevel the way you value yourself. If you didn’t get that out of last week’s Wednesday With Wayne, I’d invite you to go back to it with that sentence in mind.


One way of valuing yourself is to treat yourself as if you mattered.

YOU are the CEO of your own life. You might feel like you are at the mercy of someone else’s agenda. Ultimately, the schedule you set is your own. For every job I had that took me out the door before the sun came up, I had to acknowledge that I chose to do that. No one made me stay in that job. And then, I branched out on my own. And now, I smile at my boss every morning as I look in the mirror. We’ve got this. We’re here to serve greatly: me, myself, and I.


Think about being the CEO of your life – the Chief Executive Officer. 

If you had an outside executive land in your life, what would be the first three changes that person would...

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Something Of Value

wednesdays with wayne Dec 05, 2023

Oh, really. For meeeee? You shouldn’t have…


Ahhhh, December! A time to prove to ourselves and loved ones that we really do care. 


What’s the cost? No, this isn’t a lecture on overspending. (You already have that playing in your own head. I don’t need to add fuel to that.) This is about value.


What we value changes over time. That’s a good thing. Think about what you used to hope the weekend would bring. That’s sure changed in the past decade or two, hasn’t it??


Also, the value of the things we buy – that changes depending on context. 


The cost of a bottle of water at an outlet is less than a dollar per bottle.

The price of that same bottle of water at a concert or event is six dollars.


It’s the same bottle.

What about those changes? What would the value be if that same bottle were being sold in the middle of a desert? What’s the difference if the product...

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The Quality of Your Life

wednesdays with wayne Nov 28, 2023

The Quality of Your Life Can Be Assessed by the Quality of Your Questions


Are you curious during the day? What kinds of questions do you ask yourself and/or ask each other?


Let’s start with the questions that tear you down.


You wake up, you glance in the mirror on your way to the bathroom and you utter under your breath, “how did I gain more weight?”


You turn on the news and you murmur, “why are those people so stupid?”

Another news story, and you shrink back, “will that happen to me?”


The quality of the questions you ask determines the quality of your life. Your subconscious is ALWAYS listening. If your subconscious was another person who could ONLY speak the truth to you, what kinds of responses do you think your subconscious would give you to these questions: 

  • How could I have been so stupid?
  • How did I get this lucky?


They’re two different questions. Your subconscious will do the work...

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It’s NOT Selfish

wednesdays with wayne Nov 21, 2023

It’s not selfish to want your light to shine. 


It’s not “anti-community” to be the lighthouse bringing ships through the passage safely. You, living into your best self, bettering yourself every day, isn’t selfish. You become the model for others. And no, this isn’t about “you MUST better yourself” which would imply you’re not good enough. Oh, you’re MORE than good enough. This is about you knowing that there’s more for you to explore, enjoy, and contribute meaningfully to.


One of my VIP 1:1 Coaching Clients questioned what I meant when I said that I wake up wondering how I might serve greatly today. I do that every day. It’s my purpose and passion to provide a perspective that lifts others. 


It’s funny – I mean, not really funny. It’s just that my client interpreted service as having to dote on others. It’s not that at all. What’s your gift? How can...

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