GOING FOR THE GOLD

Every couple of years, the Olympics bursts onto the world stage. Athletes, spectators, crew, judges, the media, and everyone else comes together to witness the competition – the “Going for the Gold.” Truth is, only one person or one team in any event can win that gold medal. Anything else – even the silver…

Inspiration from Fledgling Coaches as they Leave the Nest…

This weekend, I have had the honor of observing a classroom of new coaches as they are experiencing their final training module. It has been over a year since I have been in the training room energy, and the thing that always surprises me is how unique and special each group is, while at…

Start Where You Are

You want to follow your dream, build your business, say YES! to life more often, but you hold back. “I’m not ready yet.” “Maybe later, when things/circumstances change.” “I’m too busy right now.” Excuses, all of them. “He who hesitates is lost.” ~ Joseph Addison What gets in the way of your dream, I wonder?…

How Teams Become Successful

“Hey, let’s put on a show!”  If only it were that easy. Truth is, whenever we work with others, there is bound to be an adjustment period, especially when we are creating something new. This could be doing a workshop with a colleague, creating a peaceful and loving family, or forming a partnership with others….

Inspired by Autumn

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils…” ~ Nora and Delia Ephron, You’ve Got Mail Right on cue, summer (here in the Northern Hemisphere) is officially over, and fall has begun. We are at the Autumnal Equinox, where…

Collecting Confidence

“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” ~ Vince Lombardi You know the feeling…you are in the flow, the zone, and there is a sense of ease and grace. For whatever reason, you are feeling confident. There is a sense of knowing, of certainty and trust. Trusting in your abilities, you knowledge, yourself. Before…

Sailing into September

“I am not at my new horizon, but I can longer see the old shore line. So I am resetting the sail and looking forward to a breezy September.” ~ Barbara Newton, PCC Do you believe it’s September already! The perfect time to get our second wind. Summer is over, and it feels like a…

The Power of One Extraordinary Tribe…

“A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.”  – Seth Godin, Tribes…

Simplify!

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”  ~ Hans Hofman   Steve Jobs had the right idea. Not only about Apple – we all know the great success and amazing products they create. In fact, many of you are reading this on your Mac, your iPad, iPhone,…

The Habit of Excellence

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle You are up to great things. At least, you’d like to be – if only you could keep going in a way that is motivating, sustainable and inspiring. Often this is easier said than done. Just what does…