My office phone rang and it was a client looking for some information. Happy to help! As I hung up, my cell phone rang. Telemarketer. Remove me from your call list, please. Both calls were interruptions and unanticipated events. The former a good one, the second not. If you want a strategy for dealing with time wasting kind of interruptions such as the latter example, read this week’s Tip by Donald Wetmore.
Ever have one of those days when nothing seems to go right? You take one step forward and two steps back? Even during those times when everything feels out of control, you can choose to be in control of one thing – your attitude. Read this week’s Tip by Chris Widener with thoughts about choosing your attitude.
What if you could access your courage at any time? This week’s Tip by Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch provides ideas to help you find your courage.
In addition to celebrating their successes, each time I talk to my coaching clients, we look at potential obstacles that could be holding them back from reaching their goals. This week’s Tip highlights frequent stumbling blocks along with recommendations to overcome them.
The topic of balance has been coming up in a number of recent coaching calls. Questions posed are: Is there such a thing? How do I get more of it? As a business owner/CEO, don’t I get to design my day? This week’s Tip by Todd Duncan makes the assertion that you are never actually balanced. Bummer! Read below to find out why.
When my clients are avoiding making a decision, I have them imagine the best result and the worst result of their decision. This process gets the issues on the table so they can be dealt with. Many times, they see that their indecision is only making things worse. This week’s Tip by Neil Ducoff provides additional thoughts on decision making for leaders.
Over my office desk is a bulletin board. Until Sunday, when I did a little decluttering, it was overflowing with quotes, ideas, recommendations, and lists. You get the picture. While cleaning, I found the quote, “Start to evaluate the images coming in and if they aren’t going to send you toward your dreams, reject them, because they control your results.” This is a great lead into this week’s Tip by Michael Neill about the impact of our thoughts.
In this week’s Tip, Kathy Frank asks a great question: How do we sense, read or interpret the invisible, but powerful, forces that pummel us each day of our lives? The question reminded me to think about how each of us is a force through our actions, words, and thoughts.
In this Tip, Simon Tyler challenges you to rethink your meeting behavior. My first reaction – “you’re kidding.” My second response – “Hmm, let’s consider this more closely. What could be possible for my clients and me by changing our meeting habits?”
The topic of “managing my reaction” to events comes up with many of my coaching clients. I liked Alan Zimmerman’s article this week because he provides a formula for determining what your reaction will be. You can make a difference!