Category Archives: Personal Growth

Take a Chance

girl-jumping-off-cliff-with-umbrellaYou know that thing deep inside that you really want to do?  Yes, that one.  What is stopping you from doing it?

Are you worried that it may not work out?  That the risk is too high? Or that you just aren’t ready?

We don’t take enough chances in life.   We have dreams, desires and wishes that die inside us.   The truth is that we have everything we need right now to achieve our wildest dreams.  All we need to do is make a plan and take action.  But we don’t do it.  We don’t cross that line between where we are now and where we want to be.

What stops us from taking that chance?  In order to get what we’ve never gotten we must do what we’ve never done.  That means venturing outside of our comfy zone and doing things that make us feel uneasy. 

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How to Push Through Obstacles

push through obstaclesYou start something new.  You’re excited and the ideas are flowing.  You get right to work and doors begin to open.  Great things start to happen.  You wake up in the middle of the night with ideas.   You can’t wait to get out of bed in the morning to put them into action.

Then BAM!  You hit a wall.   Everything stops flowing.  Things become harder and more complicated.  There are obstacles.  The learning curve is bigger than you thought.   You see other people further ahead of you.   You get tired.  You have flashing thoughts of doing something different.  Then you lose momentum and motivation.

Is this a sign to stop and go in a different direction?  Is it time to reconsider your passion? 

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Upgrade Your Thinking

Upgrade your thinking I got a call from a client today who was worrying and obsessing over a problem.  Her mind was racing with the worst possible scenarios.   She called me so I could replace the bad thoughts with good ones and she would feel better.  I typed her name into my computer, found her file and hit enter.  Instantly her thoughts changed from bad to good.

Seriously, I wish it were that simple!!  We all have thoughts that we wish would vanish forever.  But the truth is that negative thoughts have an important job.   Sometimes they do positive things for us.

If we thought positive all the time, we would be absent from reality.  While it’s nice to look at the bright side, it is crucial to recognize and prepare for the obstacles too.… Read the rest

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The Opportunity of Adversity

The opportunity of adversityI just finished a 4-month cycle of adversity with my son.  I like to call it a cycle because adversity has a difficult beginning with the potential of a happy ending.

My son is a high school pitcher with aspirations to play professional baseball.  At the beginning of the spring season, he developed an intense fear of failure.  His drive for perfection caused him to lose his technique and his confidence.  This couldn’t have come at a worse time because in high school you only have a few short seasons to get noticed by colleges and his season was a disaster.

I immediately began training him on how to harness the power of his mind.    We used hypnosis, NLP strategies and mental toughness techniques to retrain his brain.  I told him that something great was going to come out of this if he did this one thing.  He had to have a positive attitude about the bad experience.   He agreed.… Read the rest

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