Tag Archives: choices

(Issue #478) A Possibility Conversation


Dig down … why do you remember this and why does it speaks to your soul? Eulogy or résumé virtue? Juxtaposition of experiences leading to a common conclusion. Experience #1 goes back to a challenge I have offered to audiences. … Continue reading

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(#412) Choices: Where Do You Choose To Be?


Once we choose who we want to be, people grow “to the way in which they have been exercised.” – William James – One of my yoga practices this past week, inspired this blog.  As the instructor coached us into … Continue reading

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(#290) Life Fitness and Mental Discipline


How do you walk around in something you were born with and not know anything about it or not be aware of what affects it? Charles Bailey With December invariably come thoughts of New Year’s Resolutions—and just as inevitably, the … Continue reading

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(#268) P.R.I.D.E for Student (Life) Success


Choose well, my friend. QUESTION: What do you think would give first-year college students the best advantage for success when they arrive on campus? QUESTION: What do you believe would give new employees the best advantage their first day on … Continue reading

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(#217) What We Think We Become


Until she made the decision to start focusing on how her now created her later, she lived a life of unfulfilled expectations. Last week in Chicago, Liz Murray opened our conference with riveting revelations about her journey.  Liz’s story is … Continue reading

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(#209) What Consequence Have You Created Today?


We all have choices. What’s your choice–and consequence–today? We all have choices. Every choice has a consequence. When you set the bar low, what’s the consequence? When you set the bar a bit higher than your comfort zone, what’s the … Continue reading

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(#172) Are You Kicking the Can Down the Road?


I have met and worked with highly capable kickers of the can. They do, however, have grave difficulties managing their decisions. And that affects everyone around them. For those who know me, you know I can be a bit retentive. … Continue reading

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(#169) How Bad Do You Want It?


So, will your dream remain a liketodo or will you turn it into a willtodo? Practice these four strategies. Within the next few weeks, college students around the country will report to their respective campuses.  With dreams in their eyes, … Continue reading

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(#143) It’s Not Rocket Science!


What examples do you have? When would you like to tell someone “Hey, it’s not rocket science!” You’ve heard the cliché It’s not rocket science! Or perhaps a variation of the same theme that states This ain’t brain surgery!  Each … Continue reading

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(#133) Advice from My Scholars: How to Succeed in Life


The choices we make and do will create our lives. During the final class meeting before exam week begins I ask my students for feedback.  In this case, I ask them to consider advice they would like to pass along … Continue reading

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