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Staying on Track: It’s Harder than You Think

Staying on Track:  It’s Harder than You Think

It’s harder than it sounds– “plan your work, work your plan.” Early this week, I was looking over my garden and saw that it was time to prune, weed, and clean up storm debris. Putting on gloves, armed with natural bug spray and wearing long pants, I grabbed my garden tools and began with the day lilies, deadheading and trimming browned and dying leaves. When I looked at my watch, an hour had passed yet somehow, I had rambled into the shed and found myself with a broom, sweeping the floor, picking up the bucket, and putting away tools left at the side of the path. What happened? Staying on track is tough. It requires focus. This is the ability to […]

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Don’t You Wish Life Came with a Reset Button?

Don’t You Wish Life Came with a Reset Button?

By life’s reset button, I mean the ability to start over when you make a mistake.  Backtrack in a relationship when misunderstandings lead to subtle slights until you aren’t speaking to a person.  A project that started out with promise until some breakdown happened.  Training for a sports event and getting injured.  All of these are examples of moments when we wish we could start over, like hitting the reset button on your PC or smartphone, to go back to default settings. We can’t undo the past, it’s true. What we can do is make a course correction and hope that it’s enough to get us to a place we want.  It’s about not being afraid to fail; giving up […]

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How to Encourage Learning

Learning is a process involving nurturing, inspiring, and self-discovering. Learning is a voluntary act. We all choose what we learn, even when life and experience provide learning, not everyone takes it in. For example, as a corporate trainer and coach, I know what I am training is good stuff. I wouldn’t teach it if I didn’t believe it to be true. I also know it works because I “walk the talk”, so I neither need to be convinced of that, nor do I need to convince anyone else. That’s not my role nor is it my focus.  Rather, my role is to  create the learning space and extend the invitation. I am committed to creating spaces that inspire connection and […]

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  • Image of railroad track
    Staying on Track: It’s Harder than You Think
    It’s harder than it sounds– “plan your work, work your plan.” Early this week, I was looking over my garden and saw that it was time to prune, weed, and clean up...
  • Reset Button for Life
    Don’t You Wish Life Came with a Reset Button?
    By life’s reset button, I mean the ability to start over when you make a mistake.  Backtrack in a relationship when misunderstandings lead to subtle slights until you aren’t speaking to a...

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