Posts by Abe Brown

The 8 Pillars of Wellness

More than ever before, we hear about wellness in the media, in conversations at Starbucks, and even the workplace. When we think of Wellness, we think of well-being, wholeness, and balanced health. We think of a self-awareness that causes us to be at peace with ourselves and the world around us, with a focus on…

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The Road to Resilience

Road to Resilience

“I am not what happened to me. I choose what I become.” How can two people grow up in the same home, and yet end up completely 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…

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Personal Retreats – Taking Time for You

Personal Retreats for Stress

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 no margin in my daily calendar. A coach of mine suggested that I take…

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Letting Go and Moving Forward

Frog travelling and letting go

Learning the Five Keys In Zen tradition, there is a well-known tale that shares the idea of letting go.  There are many versions of this story, but here is the gist: Two travelers reached a town where there was a young woman waiting to step out of her sedan chair. The rains had made deep…

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Mining & Maximizing Your Potential

Maximize your potential

How to realize our potential and apply our “WUDWAF” As a coach, I approach each and every person with the strong and clear perspective that we are all blessed with enormous potential, and so we need to “Mine” our potential and learn to “Maximize” it. When we “Mine” our potential, we will be motivated to…

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12 Secrets of High-Performing Coaches

How to become a High Performing coach and tap into the power of process. As coaches, most of us look at High-Performing Coaches and wonder how we can “get there” in our own lives. High-Performing Coaches impact more people, have more clients, experience more visibility, earn more revenue, and enjoy more abundance. I’m not speaking here…

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Enhancing The Client Experience In Coaching

Enhance the Client Experience

How to enhance the client experience and learn to take care. One of the things that makes coaching such an amazing way to make a living is the extent to which we seek to engage our clients in a professional, authentic and informed basis. Every day when I connect with other coaches and listen to…

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A Recipe for Harvesting Success

recipe for harvesting success

As a leadership and business coach, I am often asked to help business owners accelerate the development of their business, and to strategize with them about generating more revenue and squeezing out more profit. In a recent session with a very promising business owner, we began exploring the idea of seedtime and harvest, or in…

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“Fall Forward” Ideas to Kick-Start Your Fall

There are typically two times a year when people aim for positive life-change and personal growth… The New Year:  A New Year brings with it a fresh breath of hope and a new start.  At this time most people think of New Year’s Resolutions, Changes, Transitions, Personal Improvements and are reminded about the things that…

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The Most Over-Looked and Under-Appreciated Element in Business

The concept of character is one that doesn’t get a whole lot of airtime today, but it is absolutely critical for driving profit and productivity in any organization. Character can be defined as the combination of mental and moral qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another. When people in business…

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6 Daily Routines That Elevate Your Impact

What do Warren Buffett (investor), Angela Merkel (chancellor), Barack Obama (president), and Winston Churchill (prime minister) have in common? What is the thread that ties together Jack Dorsey (entrepreneur), Maya Angelou (author), Benjamin Franklin (founding father), Claudia Chan (leadership expert), and Shama Hyder (social media guru)? The obvious answer is success, prominence, and impact. The not-so-obvious…

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The Most Understated Habits of Highly-Productive People

Moving from 68% to 16% 16%. According to research, only 16% of the population fall into the “high performance category”. 16% fall in the “low-performing” category, and fully 68% are assessed as “average performers.” (http://www.giombettiassoc.com/high_performance_people.php). For a time in my own life, I thought that moving into the 16% of high performers was all about…

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Real Leadership

It is one thing to hold the position of a leader; but it is another thing to walk in the role of a servant. It is possible to hold the position of a leader, but not walk in the role of a servant. These leaders carry the office but not the obligations… This is tragic…

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The Funeral I Will Never Forget

I once went to a funeral that I will never forget. Even though it happened over a decade ago, I remember it like it was yesterday. I was a 23-year old ordained minister, and before getting into my current career as a leadership and executive coach, I spent 12 years as a full-time pastor. In…

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Landscape vs. Dreamscape

How does the current Landscape of my life compare with my Dreamscape? How does my life today match with my dreams, hopes, and aspirations? Is there a space between where I am now and where I want to be? What is the gap between my potential and my performance, my aspirations and my actual? And,…

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Self-Care for Coaches

Just a few days ago, I had a pain in my lower back, and decided to pay a visit to the massage therapist. I came into her work space, and eventually settled in for a massage that was both therapeutic and transformational. Not only did my back pain significantly subside, but I came out of…

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Embrace Your Marketing Through Social Media

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I came home to my office early one day to discover that a person I had not seen or heard from, for years, had added me as a friend on Facebook. I gladly accepted their Friend Request, and we have been connecting and collaborating since that time. Interestingly, this re-connection has led to several business opportunities,…

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