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Jumpstart - Coaching

Jumpstart - Coaching

September 30, 2021

As you may know, I’m addicted to the TV show Ted Lasso starring Jason Sudekis.

Well, recently I’ve gotten hooked on Friday Night Lights  starring Kyle Chandler.

One is a show about British football (soccer) and the other is about American football--but I’m not a sports fan, so how can these shows keep me so inspired and entertained?

In reality  both Ted Lasso and Friday Night Lights are not about sports, they’re about strong coaches who are great leaders who care deeply about their players’ lives.

Coaches are unsung heroes in our world.

Whether it’s me trying to improve at pickleball or Tiger Woods improving his swing, wherever you find someone intentionally getting better, you’ll find a coach.

Part of our Develop Your Potential 2021 program included a FREE 45 minute coaching consultation and whether you attended DYP2021 or not, you’re eligible for that FREE coaching consultation.

Schedule yours now. 

Space is limited so click:

 

http://CoachingCall2021.com 

 

A coach helps you see things you can’t see, teaches you how to address them, and gives you support, accountability, and support to become all you dream of becoming.

Schedule your free coaching consultation now!

 

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JumpStart - The Frigate vs. The Seagull

JumpStart - The Frigate vs. The Seagull

September 27, 2021

This morning as I sat out on the bay having my coffee I watched the two preeminent birds in Key Largo.

The seagull and the frigate.

The frigate barely moves its wings and rarely ever cries out.

The seagull constantly flaps it’s comparatively short wings and squawks incessantly.

The frigate rides the currents of air whereas the seagull fights them.

The lowly seagull, which many call the pigeon of the tropics, must hunt twice as much because it also has to fill the belly of the frigate.

Are you a frigate or a seagull?

Do you aspire to be one or the other?

Let’s explore nature and how it reflects ourselves in this JumpStart.

 

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JumpStart - Stress Balls

JumpStart - Stress Balls

September 25, 2021

In the last month, I’ve given live speeches in Napa Valley, Phoenix, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Austin, Traverse City, Dallas, and I’ve noticed one thing each of these events have in common…

Stress balls.

You know what stress balls are, right?

They’re those little spongy rubber things you’re supposed to pick up and squeeze when you feel stressed.

Well, I’ve been seeing a LOT of stress balls and I think it’s a sign.

A sign that like the frog that slowly gets boiled alive we’re becoming slow-cooked by stress and don’t even realize it.

Get out of the pressure cooker.

Reduce stress now and begin to enjoy life as it is (not as we wish it were)...

 

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JumpStart - Flexibility

JumpStart - Flexibility

September 23, 2021

This pandemic has put the limits of human flexibility under an enormous stress test.

People working from home, children staying home for school, some businesses being open and others being closed.

Then there is the conflicting medical advice.

Sometimes, the best we can do is to survive with a smile on her face.

And that only comes from being flexible…

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JumpStart - Keep Your Head Clear

JumpStart - Keep Your Head Clear

September 22, 2021

As I was preparing to record this jumpstart this morning I had several things go wrong.

Not a big deal, that’s just life.

And what I discovered is that each additional small challenge seems to be more of a big deal than the previous one when they show up in succession.

Have you ever noticed that a series of small challenges can make us snap?

We need to control what we say to ourselves as things go wrong along our path rather than looking for patterns. 

In this JumpStart, learn how to keep your head clear so your life becomes happier…

 

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JumpStart - What time is it?

JumpStart - What time is it?

September 21, 2021

Yogi Berra said a lot of profound things.

Including,

PLAYER: “What time is it?”

YOGI:  “You mean now?”

This always makes me think of Salutation To the Dawn the ancient sanskrit poem.

Listen to the salutation to the dawn, Look to this day for it is life, the very life of life, In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of our existence.

The bliss of growth, the splendor of beauty, For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision,

But today well spent makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day. Such is the salutation to the dawn.

~Sanskrit, attributed to Kālidāsa

In this JumpStart, let’s explore the profundity of living in the moment...

 

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JumpStart - A.N.T.s

JumpStart - A.N.T.s

September 20, 2021

You are a combination of your actions, thoughts, and emotions.

If you change any one of these, the other two will change.

Seems like life should be pretty easy then, right?

No, we have ants in our brain.

Automatic Negative Thoughts - and our ego throws these around like sparks in a dry forest hoping something will catch.

We become happier people when we cease to believe these negative thoughts and begin to challenge them.

Let’s unpack how to do that starting now…

 

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JumpStart - Why You Need Waves

JumpStart - Why You Need Waves

September 20, 2021

This morning as I walked out onto the dock and looked down into the bay, I caught myself saying aloud, “I’ve never seen the bay so still.”

Settling in on a bench with Teddy in my lap, coffee in my hand, and dawn breaking before me I noticed something.

I noticed that the sunrise behind me didn’t seem to illuminate the bay with its usual awe-inspiring panoply of colors.

It was pretty, yes, but not the breathtaking spectacle I’m used to seeing.

Out in the distance, a small boat cut through the water and as its waves ambled toward me the sunlight danced upon the now rolling surface and the morning was its usual breathtaking self.

Here’s the takeaway for us: our brilliance comes out during the waves, not the calm.

And every day is an opportunity to observe (rather than curse) the waves...

 

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JumpStart - Lie-abilities

JumpStart - Lie-abilities

September 16, 2021

My friend Dan Murphy is an awesome radio announcer.

His golden voice has been gracing Seattle’s airwaves for four decades but a commonly held belief almost prevented Dan from his success.

You see, Dan was born blind and the “common wisdom” 60 years ago was to put disabled people into sheltered workshops to do piecework.

But Dan saw common wisdom as a lie and he turned his disability into a great career.

You know who else had a startling disability and yet it’s the reason he become super famous?

Vincent Van Gogh.  

Learn what Van Gogh’s disability was and how he turned it into success.

More importantly, learn how you can take your limitations and turn them into assets.

 

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JumpStart - As You “So”, You Reap

JumpStart - As You “So”, You Reap

September 15, 2021

Decades ago, I heard the wise Earl Nightingale say in one of his recordings that, “Superlatives are diminutives” and his words are even more true today than back then.

Seriously, have you noticed how polarized our speech has changed over the years?  

“Good” has become “awesome”, “bad” has become “the worst”, etc.

Then there are the superlative amplifiers such as “very” and “so” and “totally”.  

We live in a world of extremes both in our minds and in reality and, believe it or not, happiness, and contentment lie somewhere in the middle.

In this JumpStart, learn how good is often better (and more accurate) than “great” and how searching for the “best” often makes you feel like the “worst”...

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