From Awareness to Action: 3 Points of Personal Change

I’ve had some deep and difficult coaching conversations recently. Many have centered on the challenge of personal change. Three points in the change process bring completely different moods/emotions/energies and require varying skills and tools to experience and navigate. Point 1: Unconscious and Unaware This might be termed ignorance, bliss, oblivion, innocence or naiveté. Others tell…

Increase Your Influence…Instantly!

Disclaimer: When I teach persuasion, the inevitable manipulation question is brought up: Isn’t it manipulative to influence the behavior or emotions of others? Well, if it’s for one’s own selfish purposes, then yes. If the intention is to create a benefit or greater good, then no. If your intention is to influence others in order to…

Success Secret: Detached Involvement

One of the most powerful personal and professional tools for successful living is the consistent practice of detached involvement. Focusing on the process, and not on the outcome, is difficult for many of us. That’s because we tend to be future-focused rather than presently involved. Whatever it is we’re trying to accomplish and achieve, we’re…