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April 1, 2005
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  • Guest Article:
    The Paradoxical Commandments
    by Kent M. Keith
  • Andrea Novakowski
    Master Certified Coach

    Coaching for Corporations,
    Businesses and Individuals


    "The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion."

    -- Thomas Paine

    Guest Article:
    The Paradoxical Commandments
    by Kent M. Keith

    People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
    Do good anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
    Succeed anyway.

    The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.

    Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
    Think big anyway.

    People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
    Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

    What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway.

    People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
    Help people anyway.

    Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
    Give the world the best you have anyway.

    Reference: Keith, K.M. (2001). Anyway. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

    Reprinted with permission from OSU Leadership Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-3114,


    The full name of Kent's book is Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments: Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World. 1930722214/coachandrea.

    Many of my coaching clients ask for help with building their self confidence reducing their procrastination. I believe many times we are stopped from action because we are fearful of the results and impact, afraid of playing big and taking risks. This week choose one area that you have been holding back on for whatever reason and take action anyway. Let me know what happens.


    It's April 1st. Time to assess how you are doing with your goals and plans for the year.

    1. List of all your business accomplishments since the first of the year. Include what you have completed or begun, new opportunities, contacts and connections.

    2. Review this list and determine if you can find any patterns, or areas that cause more energy and excitement for you. Those impressions and feelings may be indicators of personal talents and abilities -- and where you should focus future effort.

    3. Review your plan for the year. What still fits with your overall business focus and interest, and what should be updated, tweaked, or even slashed right off that list?

    4. Re-prioritize this list based on what you learned in steps 1-3.


    Coach Andrea's Coaching Tip of the Week is brought to you by Andrea Novakowski, Master Certified Coach who provides Business and Personal Coaching to Corporations, Businesses, and Individuals. Andrea is a professional coach who partners with people to set goals and create momentum to produce effective results in their business and/or personal lives.

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