How To Win Your “Inner Critic” Over

Published on October 11, 2010 by

I'm coaching a client, whom I'll call Mark for now, who has been excelling as a manager for almost one year now. He's really good at what he does, has a great personality, loves people and his direct reports respect him and like to be around him.

You'd think he'd ...

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When It Comes To Depression, You Are Much, Much More Than Your Biology

Published on October 8, 2010 by

You already know that depression is a serious problem for many people, maybe even you.

What you might not know is where to turn if you or a loved one needs to better understand what depression is and how to deal with it.

Here's a suggestion for where to start: ...

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How To Recover From Your Mistakes

Published on October 7, 2010 by

I was playing in a Texas Hold-em poker tournament recently and won the final table... largely because I was able to put my opponent “On Tilt.”

That’s a poker term for when a player loses his emotional balance. They get angry or lose their confidence and start making poor decisions.

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Frustrated? How To Feel Better Fast

Published on October 6, 2010 by

If you're human, you know what frustration is.

It's what we usually feel when we are stuck somewhere between where we are and where we want to be. It's what we often feel when we want something now, but something or someone just seems to be in the way of ...

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How To Get The Job You Want Faster Than You Can Imagine

Published on October 5, 2010 by

This afternoon I received a phone call from an accomplished sales professional.  But, he wasn't calling me to sell me something.

He recently found out that he would probably be unemployed by the end of the year.

And even though he has been very successful in his profession, he was ...

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Mental Toughness: How To Handle The Tough Times

Published on October 4, 2010 by

If we want to thrive in times of pressure, uncertainty and high stress, we have to have what some have called "Mental Toughness."

Elite athletes have it.

Soldiers in combat better have it.

And if you ever face an extreme life challenge, such as a serious illness, a huge financial ...

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How To Achieve What You Think Is Impossible

Published on October 3, 2010 by

Over the past twenty years or so, I've worked with a lot of clients, both as a former psychotherapist and now as a coach. Some clients came to me wanting help with what they thought was impossible for them.

I remember one client, I'll call him Bill, who told me ...

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“They” Are Wrong, Don’t Listen To Them!

Published on September 30, 2010 by

About six years ago, my oldest daughter Dana graduated from Loyola University School of Nursing, took her boards and became an R.N.

Her dream was to be a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

As she shared her dream with others, everyone told ...

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Who Makes A Better Leader, Women Or Men?

Published on September 30, 2010 by

There are certain topics that can quickly turn discussions into heated debate. Whether women or men make for better bosses and leaders is such a topic.

Attitudes and thinking about leadership in general have been changing over the past number of years. It seems that a high percentage of men ...

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Three Life And Business Lessons From Texas Holdem Poker

Published on September 30, 2010 by

Whether or not you like Texas Holdem Poker, or poker at all, there are some great life and business lessons we can learn from the game.

I've written many articles on the psychology of poker for World Poker Tour Magazine and I play in a free Texas Holdem tournament once ...

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