I don’t like gardening. I’m supposed to like gardening, but I don’t.
Maybe you’ve approached your business that way.
I don’t look forward to getting dirty, sore, or scratched up by the branches that I prune.
And I really don’t like the idea that no matter what I do today, it’ll all have to happen again.
That’s all past-tense thinking.
Prior to going outside with my wife on Saturday, loppers in hand, I had a little chat with myself: “What if I approached this as something I loved?”
“What if this were fun?”
“What if the process of gardening isn’t some end result, but some small portion of the journey?”
When I began asking myself those questions, everything shifted.
I was surprised by how many times my wife thanked me for helping her with the garden. It’s our garden. I thought it was a shared project. Apparently, my prior disdain for this kind...
It’s that simple. What big goal do you want to have accomplished by the end of this upcoming quarter? In three months, what do you want to have done, learned, experienced, or enjoyed?
You know I’m a Breakthrough Success Coach. I don’t focus on failure. I don’t focus on doubt. Success isn’t rooted in fear. Success is rooted in your belief in yourself and your abilities to figure things out.
Every day over the past year you’ve faced uncertainty. The news has been full of… well, you know. And each day, you’ve awakened. You’ve taken stuff on. You’ve done what needed to be done. And you demonstrated Courage to do that.
You demonstrated Resilience to do that.
Every Single Day you bounced back and moved forward.
So what’s that BIG goal that you haven’t dared to talk about?
Talk about it now.
Share it. Let people know what matters to you and Imagine Winning.
Imagine getting that goal.
Wuh-whoa! Did you notice that we’re in mid-February?
Did you notice that you’re doing okay having come through the holidays and that as the bills get paid, you’re still hanging in just fine?
Did you also realize that the items on your New Year’s wish list (those resolutions you weren’t so resolute about) have skidded off to the side of the road, parked awkwardly while you wrestle with your to-do list?
This one is simple:
Regain Your Clarity
Reset Your Intentions
Take the First Step
(then take the next step)
~ Dr P ~
Inspiring Greatness & Expecting Excellence
Yes, this is my tribute to Valentine’s Day. Another made-up holiday to get you to buy flowers and make dinner reservations. (Hint, if it’s not Valentine’s Day all year, you’re doing it wrong.)
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This love thing – When you look in the mirror, what do you see?
When you go to work, who are you?
When you’re out on a date, who is it about?
When you look in a mirror, what do you say?
If you saw someone who looked like you walking down the street, would you say those things out loud to that person?
When you go to work, are you loving it? Are you happy to see your team mates? Are you excited about helping your customers? Does getting that report done make your day?
When you’re out on a date, are you worried about how you might come across or whether everything is okay?
Here’s the message today: It’s already okay! YOU...
I had one of my high performance DynamicLeader® clients thank me for an insight I gave him. His son had just been a beast. You know how kids go through their growth spurts and have to prove that they’re not you – they’re anything but you. Yeah, it was that lovely growth time.
My client/friend was beside himself. His kid had almost become unlovable. It was bad.
One of my corporate clients reached out to me to talk about a woman on his team. She just wasn’t performing. She seemed to be that bit “off” in everything she’d turn in. And, worse, she didn’t seem to care. She’d blurt things out at team meetings and she’d under-perform in other areas of the job.
My client/friend was at a loss. One of his star employees was slipping so badly, she just didn’t belong on the team any more. It was bad.
And there are hundreds more stories. You might even have your own.
My coaching was to...
We’re into the New Year, you’re staying on track (mostly), and you have a mix of enthusiasm and doubt as you move toward those goals. We’re dealing with a lot of “stuff” both in the U.S. and around the world. That pandemic thing is still here, though the future looks just a wee bit brighter.
So you think you’re optimistic. You think you have a positive mindset. And then, when that place of “stuck-ness” comes along, you forget about that positive mindset and wonder what the heck happened.
As your Breakthrough Success Coach, I’m here to nudge you a bit.
Beyond what you’ve read about the growth and fixed mindsets, beyond the locus of control research, there’s something very interesting at play.
Your mindset is driven by your core beliefs about the world. Those often operate at a subconscious level. That means, you might not even know what they are.
I always laugh when I hear the...
Here we go! We’re into the third week in January and the news is all abuzz with stuff designed to polarize you and, really, paralyze you. Some of it is inspiring, some of it is depressing.
And it’s all distracting.
You set out on a path at the end of last year. You made no new resolutions this year, but deep in the back of your mind you were setting up hopes for what would happen. And by now, you’ve started to waver.
This one is short and sweet.
It’s really easy to get distracted, especially now.
Review what you said you wanted to accomplish.
Go ahead, it’s time to dream big… really big. So if you didn’t have a big goal, you have permission to take one on. And if you did have a really big goal, you have a little nudge here to get back on track.
Think about your goal.
Get super specific about the outcome (what does it look like, feel like, smell like, taste like, or sound like?).
Some people are naturally optimistic (me!!!) and some seem to wait for something bad to happen after something good happens, almost as a way of proving themselves right.
The truth about life is that there are some good things and some not so good things that happen to everyone. And with that, there are some simple truths about optimism worth reminding yourself about.
You choose how you look at any situation. Even the bad ones. You give meaning to each and every situation.
Is your food cold? Oh, well… there goes the whole day!
Or, it’s amazing how many different ways there are to get your food to the temperature you really want.
Did you find a dime in the parking lot? Well, you wished for more money and here it is! What, not enough? It’s “just” a dime? Yep. Right on both counts.
Someone close has passed. How is that a good thing? The memories your hold dearly are good. The value that person brought to the world...
How being resolute moved from meaning “morally lax” in the 1400s to becoming “determined” or decided as absolute and final in the 1500s is kind of a mystery. Resolve comes from the Latin, “to untie.”
Weird word origin, right?
I’m fascinated by that stuff. And I’m curious. Do people still make New Year’s resolutions? I don’t. I create goals and strategic plans, instead. And that happens long before the New Year.
While I see social media abuzz with “this year, I’ll…” I’m not certain those are resolutions at all.
This is my year to __________.
Awesome! Do it.
Make it happen.
Sit back on the couch with some red licorice like substance and cheezy chips and wish it were true.
The thing about resolutions that people make is that very, very few people who make them are truly resolute (in the 1500s sense of the...
Concession, giving in, tolerating something that no longer serves you – these have no place for you anymore.
As we come to the close of this year, look at what you’ve tolerated in your life. Is it a squeaky door hinge, a pile of papers you’d get to “someday,” or a relationship that you knew needed a little more attention than you’ve been giving it?
We concede a little and train our subconscious mind that we allow that.
This is practiced and becomes habit.
Habits are borne of continuous behavior that’s rehearsed. When we behave in a way that we no longer hear that squeaky hinge, see the pile of clutter, or acknowledge that a partner (at home or at work) might need a little more attention, we train for tolerating the simply adequate.
My mission is to inspire greatness tempered by benevolence.
Greatness and excellence can only be achieved if we engage in an inventory of what we’ve allowed.