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Study to Live

“Studies show”……don’t you love that line? There are so many studies, surveys, graphs, data, claims and counter claims posted everywhere that whatever endorsement you’re looking for, for your particular endeavour, interest, or practice you’ll find something that supports or condemns it. How many different exercise, diet, and health programs lay claim to “being the way?” … Continue reading


I talked previously about limitations, but how about boundaries, setting limits? It’s a fact – most of us live in a very hectic, multi-tasked, eat on the run, say yes environment. We say yes because we like being the go to guy. When the tough gets going, people know they can count on you! There’s … Continue reading


I’m re-designing my web site. I’m not a geek or even do I really enjoy technology so much that I’d choose to spend more time than I already do at a computer, but I listened to some recent feedback that gave me the nudge to change. A client of mine pointed out that I was … Continue reading

Middle Ground

Ralph Waldo Emerson said; “Character is higher than intellect.” Often in our world we face challenges that pit our opinion and desire against others. Be it a software change implementation, resource realignment, or global warming, there will generally be opposing sides tangled in debate over who is right. Pride factors into conflicting ideas and the … Continue reading

Merely a Thought

Marketing guru Seth Godin recently posted a piece about challenging difficult but achievable hills in your pursuit of success. He continues by talking about picking the right hills, ones you barely make it over, that lead to new hills that become the mountains careers are made of. I like the image created by this description. … Continue reading

Ir al Grano

Minimalist architect  Mies van de Rohe was masterful at arranging necessary components of a building to create the impression of simplicity by combining visual and functional purpose.  He coined the phrase; “Less is more.” Thirty five years ago in India, a skinny old man bobbing his head from shoulder to shoulder, espoused the line; “Simplicity … Continue reading

Life is a Conversation

“Life is a Conversation.” Kenneth Burke philosophized.  “When we enter, it’s already going on; we try to catch the drift of it’;  we exit before it’s over. The first lesson any pragmatist learns is that at the hour of our death we are rewriting our biography for the last time. And then, the first hour … Continue reading

Competetive Edge

What drives competition? The urge to win is within all of us. To get there first and fastest, with finesse and style. To be recognized and rewarded. As a surfer I experience it every time I get in the water. It begins with standing on the beach and looking at the waves. How are they … Continue reading

Put Me in Coach

What is coaching anyway? If we look at athletics there is always a coach. Golfers have a swing coach, there are pitching coaches, diving coaches, gymnastic coaches and more. Think of business coaching as “strength and conditioning coaching”, much in the same way as athletics. Come from your strength and develop new muscles by exercise, … Continue reading

Pick a Card

There’s a facinating coaching game on the market that I was introduced to a few years back. It was designed and developed by an Israeli couple, coaches, who created this tool/game that allows you to take a closer look at significant issues and processes in your life. Change is a hot topic, as it’s really … Continue reading