Posts by Abe Brown

What Makes People Happy

Human beings are social animals, hard-wired to connect with others. Research across a wide variety of disciplines consistently demonstrates that social support enhances productivity (we get more done!), psychological well-being (we feel more complete and more fulfilled!), and even physical health (our body breaks down less!). In fact, George Vaillant, Harvard professor of psychiatry, who…

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7 Simple Paths for Daily Personal Growth

Personal Growth

Whatever you feed daily will become the reality of your life. We will always grow exactly what we sow, nurture, and cultivate. So, if we want to experience personal growth on a daily basis, we need to practice certain disciplines on a daily basis. Incorporating healthy best practices daily will lead to an abundance of…

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Secrets to Performing at Your Best

Secrets to Performing at your Best!

There is a well-worn story of a young man who wanted to make a lot of money, and so he went to a guru.  He told the guru, “I wanna be on the same level that you’re on.” And so, the guru said, “If you wanna be on the same level that I’m on, I’ll…

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Letting Go, and Moving On

  As soon as she spoke, I could tell she was desperate. “Somehow, I need to let go. This pain is almost killing me. I just have to move on.” She went on to tell me about her incredible love for the business she had built with a close friend who had become a business…

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Unstoppable You

Unstoppable You

How can two people grow up in the same home, and yet end up different? Janet and Jessica were sisters, just 2 years apart. Jessica was younger, and always looked up to her older sister Janet, because she saw her as so very bright, talented and beautiful. Sadly, both young ladies were raised in environments…

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Nourish to Flourish

Nourish to Flourish

Nourish to Flourish   Just a little while ago, I woke up feeling uncharacteristically grumpy. Though I’m not always a bright and shining star of positivity, I tend to be generally cheerful, pleasant, and optimistic, even irritatingly so.   So, I decided to pay a visit to a massage therapist. I came into her work…

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From Partner Pain to Partner Peace and Profit

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Partnerships in life and in business can be one of the most effective and sustainable ways to grow. However, they can also be difficult, stressful, and frankly, terrifying. You’ve probably heard the statistic: 80 percent of business partnerships ultimately fail. And when they do, it is not just “the business” that suffers, but often, we…

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Finding Value in the Trash

Jewel Box

  A little while ago, I was flipping through the newspaper when my perusing was interrupted by a headline. The headline engrossed my attention and had been capturing focus around the world. Here is what it said: “Germany sat on $1.4 billion find”.   Now, seeing a post like that, I slowed down to get…

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Evaluating Your Life & Business In 2019

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Elevating Your Life & Business in 2019   Mountain climbers totally fascinate me. Mountain climbing is not for the faint of heart because the world’s highest peaks are some of the most inhospitable places on earth. Of course, that hasn’t stopped people from attempting to climb them. The first group that attempted to climb the…

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The Top 9 Ways to Continually Grow in 2019

Grow Continually for 2019

I’m NOT a fan of New Year’s resolutions. Part of the reason I’m not a fan is because they tend to be made in a place of hype and excitement, rather than intention and introspection, and part of the reason is because they simply don’t work. According to Business Insider, approximately 80% of all New…

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12 is Your Number for 2019…

Don't Give Up

There is huge emphasis today on the symbolic and almost spiritual significance of certain numbers and their relationship to our daily lives. Many are captivated by the mystical connection between numbers or units of measurement, and various aspects of our lives in general.   My sense is that “12” is the number you need to…

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Finding Common Ground in Misunderstanding

Missunderstanding

A single moment of misunderstanding can feel so toxic and poisonous that it can cause us to forget a hundred lovable times spent together, within just a moment. Given the day in which we live, misunderstanding is common. And if our misunderstandings simply stayed in the realms of thoughts and beliefs, then it might be…

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Your Mission Empowered Through Skilled Messaging

Your mission

There is no doubt that most people get into coaching because they are powerfully gripped by a personal sense of Mission. This Mission compels their hearts to reach out and invest in others and stirs their minds to build impactful content, real-world solutions, and coaching programs that educate and empower their clients. This coaching Mission…

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Clarifying Your Personal Purpose

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Just the other day, I was in a coaching session with a millennial where we spent a lot of time discussing her personal purpose. Deep in the heart of every person is a profound desire to answer questions such as, “Who Am I”?, “Why Am I Here”?, “What Was I Born To Do”? There is…

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How Can I Build My Business in a Challenging Economy?

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A lot of businesses are struggling right now. Even if the economy seems a little more solid, risks continue to abound, and the landscape is always shifting. As a coach, I hear questions like these daily: Do you have any solid coaching advice for managing the risks, getting through the “lows” and moving my business…

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Making a Difference with People, Every Single Day

To this day, about 12 years later, I still don’t understand why Joe chose me. Joe is a client at the largest homeless shelter in Canada, where I was working as an Adult Care Worker at the time. Joe had been on a bit of a bender that night, which wasn’t totally unusual, but what…

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8 Critical Things for 2018

Typically, any given year involves so much planning, effort, control, and even stress that we are pretty “wound up” as it ends. Living with intention and focus is a large key to success, and it is difficult to have intention without self-awareness and reflection. Given this, there is always a “winding down” as one year…

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Closing The Deal!

Coaching and Leadership: great coaches and great leaders must both be great closers. In other words, both coaches and leaders are “selling” something, and need to develop the skills to make sales happen. Coaches might be selling their coaching services, or selling a new way of thinking about a problem to a client, or selling…

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12 Takeaways for Writing Amazing Speeches

Writing Amazing Speeches Abe Brown

Writing Amazing Speeches | There can be no doubt that there is tremendous power in the Spoken Word, and that every coach is made more effective when they cultivate this needed skill. One need look no further than the inspirational influence of Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy,…

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Calm, Clear and Centered, When Everything Around You is Crazy!

Calm when everything about you is crazy

Confused… Cluttered… Exhausted… Worn Out… On Edge… These words described me, at a point in my life, when nothing was working, efforts were failing, and time was accelerating. There was too much on my plate, not enough in my tank, and my daily calendar had absolutely no margin. A coach of mine suggested that I…

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