measuring success

Measuring Success

I don’t remember ever having known somebody who didn’t have something about themselves that they wanted to change. And pretty much everyone has had something that they really struggled with. It’s certainly true about me and I encountered the same obstacle that others have. We get frustrated when the change we want doesn’t happen right…

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Proper Input

No doubt you’ve heard the common phrase “garbage in, garbage out.” It originated, I believe, with computer scientists to explain how computers are dependent on the input we feed them to produce the quality results that we want. Computers are logical devices. Their only “thinking” capability is hard wired into them. They operate with such reliability that any variability…

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One Way to Stop Beating Yourself Up

A number of years ago, I had a problem with managing my finances. I wasn’t taking proper care of bills and obligations, and ended up with a bunch of overdraft fees, late fees, and escalating balances on credit cards – and calls from creditors. Those calls were pretty embarrassing, but they did have one positive…

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Listen Both Ways

Next time you find yourself at an impasse trying to communicate with someone or you get into another one of those dead-end disagreements with someone with whom you often argue without resolving anything, consider what follows here. Every conversation happens on two levels. First, there is the content level. On this level, you talk about…

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Accepting Yourself

So many people struggle with accepting themselves for who they are. It’s a real challenge for them to credit as valuable their personality, goals, preferences, etc. These struggles show up all the time, and I see clients of ours caught between a rock and a hard place, between living what they want and trying to…

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You’re On Your Own

Remember the Marlboro Man? He was the iconic figure immortalized in TV and print ads for the cigarette brand. Always pictured out on a prairie or in some quintessentially western American landscape, wearing a cowboy hat and alone with his horse, he radiated a rugged, manly self-reliance. Like the cowboy, the Marlboro Man was an…

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If I Had It To Do Over Again…

There is a movie that I enjoy called Peggy Sue Got Married. For me, it’s an unusual choice, given that I typical enjoy suspense movies and historical dramas, and Peggy Sue is a gentle, sentimental story about love and relationships. It stars Kathleen Turner as a woman in her early 40s, on the brink of…