“We are blessed with two ears and one mouth. Perhaps we should consider listening twice as much as we speak.”—Anonymous-
A while back I was co-coaching with a mentor on "Life Skills for Personal Excellence". The lesson for the week was "Listening-Responding" (as opposed to 'hearing - reacting' as many of us have been programmed to do). I come from a large Italian-Irish family, not only to we tend to be the loud family…Continue
I met my friend Martha Orlando of Martha's Daily Devotions one morning this week for coffee at Starbucks. We were getting together so that I could share with her my publishing experiences and the recommendations that I have for her as she inches closer and…Continue
I just finished watching the movie CITY SLICKERS.
I love this clip....
Have you found your one thing?
What is it?
Are you searching for that one thing that brings that smile back like his wife talks about in the movie?
How is that journey…Continue
I used to manage a horse farm. In fact, that is what I went to college for. They were always my passion. As a small girl growing up in Lancaster, PA, I dreamed a runaway horse and buggy would drive by and I would be the one to stop it and be able to keep the horse.
I don’t know where I thought the owner would be, but those small details don’t matter when you are dreaming.…Continue
Added by Claudia Good on March 19, 2012 at 7:11am — No Comments
My dear hubbie and I love to celebrate the milestones in our girls' lives. We take pictures, create photobooks and save mementos from important events. One of our favorite and long lasting ways to commemorate a mile marker for our children, however, is give them a Story Ornament every…Continue
Added by Kim Hall on November 22, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”
– OSCAR WILDE
Emulating other successful networkers is not a bad idea. However, be sure YOUR personality doesn’t become lost. Be yourself while focusing on honing the skills of professional network marketers that you respect and admire.
Challenge for today:
Do you have a 1 to 2 minute “story” that describes your life…Continue
I have a vision to run a 100 mile race one day. However, it would be impossible for me to do unless God showed up. I’ve ran a half marathon already, and my next most achievable goal is a full marathon this fall. I know I have that one down, but it will be a stretch. After I accomplish that, I’ll go for…Continue
I suppose this kind of thinking or realization comes with age. I’ve heard it said before that when we’re 16, we worry about what everyone else thinks; and when we’re 40, we don’t care about what anyone else thinks; however when we’re 60, we realize that nobody is thinking about us, because they’re all thinking…Continue
Added by Rob Clinton on July 19, 2011 at 6:44am — No Comments
We tend to look hard for passions, but a lot of times, passions are driven from past experiences. Things we’ve overcome due to difficulties. Life gives us pretty good reason to believe that we’re always going to be over coming difficulties, or struggles throughout our life. It’s apart of what makes us who we are, and…Continue
I’ve heard it said that people with goals, don’t have time for the politics and gossip of this world. People with goals and who are living great stories, don’t have time for mediocre thinking, because they know there is something great to fulfill. While the rest of the world sits at a giant bus…Continue
Added by Rob Clinton on July 1, 2011 at 8:34am — No Comments
All of our stories are so important.
This is Memorial Day weekend .. ..
What does that mean to you?
Tom Hopkins is one of America’s best sales and success leaders. I was listening to him one day talk about a piece of great advice he had once received. He went to a seminar, and at the seminar he was asked to go out into the community and find people who are performing at a…Continue
Added by Rob Clinton on March 23, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
I suppose my story of financial stupidity would start back in 1999 when I got out of high school and started at the community college. I took out a $2500 school loan (this loan will stick around way longer than I planned for more about it later). I never had to make any payments on that loan until I was finished with school or until I quit. Which I never finished my degree. So about 2001 I was starting to make payments of $50 a month.
2001 was also the year I was married to my…Continue
Acts of desperation seldom lead anyone to a brighter future; acts of deliberation, now that’s a story with a different ending. -jb
Added by Joel Boggess on November 26, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments
A few months ago I started what I thought would be a mini-series here on Coach Radio. I started highlighting a few people who were doing some of the same things our listeners aspired to. By interviewing them it was my hope that you'd be inspired to carry out some of your own ideas.
Well, it's exploded into much more than that as you can see…Continue
Added by Justin Lukasavige on October 12, 2010 at 7:16am — No Comments
"The unluckiest man in the world." That's how my local newspaper refers to Rick Oliver.
Rick was struck by lightning in 2006 and survived. That's a feat in and of itself.
Earlier this month he went to investigate a noise and ended up getting run over by a bear.
The Cary News reports that "Between 2005 and 2009, only nine…Continue
Added by Justin Lukasavige on May 30, 2010 at 1:36pm — No Comments
It seems to be common in our human condition for a person of cause and change to be ridiculed and humiliated on their way to triumph. Now, I realize that not all change is good, but many of the great leaders of our past that really made a difference had to undergo severe trials and sacrifice in order for their heart’s longing to become an extraordinary example of human achievement. Even…Continue
Added by Rob Clinton on April 28, 2010 at 11:29am — No Comments