Tag Archives: success

Where Is The Finish Line?

Sports analogies are a popular public speaking tool. Everyone from preachers to teachers to motivators use them. One sports analogy I hear quite commonly is one about “running the race.” This is a useful image for discussing the challenges of training, ferocity of competition and need for cultivating tenacity. Since most of us have either

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Frightful Tendencies that interfere with success

5 “Frightful” Foes

Life can be challenging. In spite of hard work and conscientious preparation, any given day can usher in unexpected challenges, difficult responsibilities and disappointing developments. For example: a child wakes up with a fever on a day you had something important to accomplish a critical meeting attendee cancels at the last minute and can’t easily reschedule

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Self-Talk

My mother always says, “Don’t put yourself down. The world will do a very good job of this without your help.” Unfortunately, she is right. The voices and images we encounter each day can make us feel inadequate. Frequently I hear clients say things like, “I’m never going to get this place in order!” or,

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Managing Expectations

Expectations are funny things. They tell us how something should be, should look, or should work out. Sometimes, we have no/few expectations, and an experience brings us unanticipated satisfaction. No problem here! But frequently, we set our expectations unrealistically high, leaving us (or someone else) feeling disappointed and demotivated. Simply being aware of the power

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