Communication

3 Steps to Building Rapport with Potential Clients Through Content

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People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Theodore Roosevelt Let’s talk about how to build rapport with potential clients through content creation, in particular, using social media. A lot of us today are at a standstill and we’re questioning, “How can I connect and build rapport with people…

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Dealing with the Pain

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Her cries are still ringing in my ears as they pierced through the room.  “It hurts!!…  (sob)…  It hurts so bad!!…  (cry)…  Can’t anyone do anything about this pain?…  (sob)…  It just hurts so bad!!!  (cry)…”    She would quiet down for a moment, and then begin again. “It hurts!!…  (sob)…  It hurts so bad!! …

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12 Simple Ideas For Navigating Crisis

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With the COVID-19 crisis upon us, people are stressed out. They are also tired.  New data paints a picture of a nation whose optimism and resilience has been depressed by the events of the last month-and-a-half.  According to research from Angus Reid in April of 2020, half of Canadians (50%) report a worsening of their mental…

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Managing the Mayhem in the Midst of a Public Health Crisis

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People are feeling the uncertainty that our world’s recent events have brought us. There have been enormous shifts in our work and home lives in a very short period of time. It is likely that only a few of us alive have had to face this at any point in our lifetimes. It is important…

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The Pygmalion Effect

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Many years ago, as a broken and hurting youth, my life and trajectory was completely transformed.  From a young man who was committing crimes, using an excessive number of illicit drugs, and on a path to certain prison, I changed paths, headed in a new direction, and ended up moving towards where I am today. …

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20/20 Vision for 2020

2020 Road into Sunset

For most of us, there is a “winding down” as one year draws to a close, and as a New Year begins to dawn. Part of this is spending time reflecting on the relationships, connections, and outcomes that have transpired, while looking deep within to process, sift, and sort. This is healthy. Living with intention…

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Embracing the Change Process for 2020

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The journey of life and business truly is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, gains and losses, victories and defeats. So many times, we long for an even keel; to find a place of normalcy, calm, and routine. Unfortunately, life has a way of interrupting this calm, and forcing the unpredictable and sporadic.…

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12 Transformational Principles for 2020

The Adventure Begins Here

For me, 2020 is so significant that I started preparing for it in the summer of 2019.  Beyond just a number, 2020 represents the start of the 3rd decade of the 3rd millennium, and I think that’s kinda cool. 2020 is a blank canvas yearning for your creativity, imagination, and artistry.  It is a piece…

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What Makes People Happy

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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

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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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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

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  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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12 is Your Number for 2019…

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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

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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

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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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12 Takeaways for Writing Amazing Speeches

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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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