Life

Learning Happiness

Published on August 24, 2014 by

Recently I wrote a post about my new grand daughter, Isabella Rae Lerma. She is perfect, right now, as we all are, in our true essence.

When it comes to our essence and who we really are, there is nothing to criticize, condemn or judge. "Bella" is ten weeks old ...

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Are You Ready to Roar?

Published on August 16, 2014 by

 

 

Are You Ready to Roar?

When we come into this world, our instinct is to be who we naturally are, to know what we want, to communicate our needs and desires and to assume we are worthy of all of them.

We come into this world ready to ...

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Stand By Me: What Your Employees Really Need

Published on August 7, 2014 by

One of my all time favorite songs is "Stand By Me." Whether it's the original version by Ben E. King or Bono and Springsteen or others, the heartfelt plea of the song never fails to get to me.

Here's another one: "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers. Truer words were ...

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Bella, You Are Perfect

Published on June 20, 2014 by

“Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves.”-Nathaniel Branden, Ph.D.

Your Self-Concept, how you see and feel about yourself, impacts everything in your life. It’s is like a thermostat that ...

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Insanity: A New Definition

Published on April 5, 2014 by

You know the classic defintion of insanity:  "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -Albert Einstein

However, I think Einstein missed something important. I think we do something else that is more "insane" than what he pointed out. In a nutshell:

  • We do something that ...
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Who Is The “Real You”?

Published on March 16, 2014 by

"Know Thyself."

We don't really know the origin of that statement, but most of us would agree with the importance of it.

Most people would say they know who they are. On one level, I'm sure they do. But what about deeper levels? How deep have we actually gone in our ...

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Don’t Set Goals For 2014

Published on December 30, 2013 by

A friend and colleague emailed me a few days ago to ask me if I had set my goals for the upcoming New Year. I hadn't yet--and my suggestion for you is to hold off setting any goals for next year for now.

(By the way, if you supervise or ...

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You Love to Give–What About Receiving?

Published on December 24, 2013 by

One of my favorite authors and  speakers is Randy Gage. His post today was about how good we are, not at giving, but at receiving. While others are writing this week about giving, Randy wrote about receiving--and rightfully so.

We are more comfortable with giving than receiving, myself included. And ...

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Expect the Best: Look Within, Not Outside

Published on December 16, 2013 by

2014 will be here before you know it.

Have you slowed down enough to imagine what you want for the next twelve months?  And have you reviewed how the last twelve months have been for you?

Maybe you've had a stellar year, if so, I'm happy for you. It's easier to expect more "success" ...

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“Shut Up and Listen”

Published on August 17, 2013 by

Families and companies have a lot in common.

After all, both families and companies are made up of people. That means there are plenty of opportunities for misunderstanding,  unresolved conflict and power plays. On the positive side, there are plenty of opportunities for connection, collaboration and the option of sharing power.

When we aren't ...

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