Be Nice

Be nice. Such a simple statement. Such profound advice. Several times last week, I was reminded of the huge difference it makes when someone is simply pleasant. Gracious forgiveness for my late arrival. Sincere appreciation for a small favor. Personal note of encouragement. Words of affirmation that were specific. Door … Continue reading

21-Second Decision

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Habits come and… are gone!? We know that it takes 21 days to make a habit, right?  Consistently doing something 21 days in a row makes it feel comfortable, or normal, or, at least, not terrible.  And the habit is born and can be done with little effort or thought. … Continue reading

Don’t Get Stuck On Stupid

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From a sermon recently, two statements rung true. The first: Don’t get stuck on stupid. The topic was the Prodigal son….or, actually, the older son who couldn’t budge from his perspective of his brother not deserving a feast.  It made me think about what stupid things I might get stuck … Continue reading

Every Moment Counts

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Dave and I have had 17 different addresses in our 41 years of marriage.  Granted, 41 years is a long time, but 17 moves is a lot of moves, too.  5 states, much criss-crossing, many miles driven, boxes loaded, possessions weeded out, change of address cards mailed. My favorite place? … Continue reading

How Does a Coach Help?

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My role as a coach changes with every client and with every meeting.  My approach is fluid and organic.  Currently, I’m helping a client say “NO” to opportunities. The reasons to say yes are many and varied » Some people get asked all the time.  Saying “NO” can be hard to … Continue reading