Updating Life

Updating Life

It's easy for us to get into a pattern where we work hard to develop ourselves, or our life, and then rest afterward. A difficulty arises when we let that rest go on. There is no top to this mountain, nor is that the point of the climb. For five and a half years I was...

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Instructions For a Bad Day

Instructions For a Bad Day

We all have bad days. The game is to not let the bad days have us. You have feelings and emotions, and you are *not* your feelings and emotions. This is a great video with dialogue by spoken word poet Shane Koyczan. The video was made by Jon Goodgion and has Shane's...

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Being Connected

We all have people we haven't seen in a while, or that we have lost touch with. It's a normal part of life. In some cases, though, it's partially fear based. "It's been so long, what will we talk about?" or "They are still mad at me for forgetting their birthday." In...

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What motivates us at work?

I am a huge fan of TED Talks and the one given by Dan Ariely on our motivations at work is a great one. My biggest takeaway from it though is how obvious most of them are. I think all of us are clear that being challenged, feeling appreciated, helping others, and...

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Valentine’s Day

My second Valentine's Day with Andrea was one that set the course for the rest of our relationship. We had recently moved in together and were getting used to that living arrangement. A few weeks earlier we had a conversation that revolved around, "What is important...

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My Creed

I became fascinated with the Army Ranger's Creed the first time I read it. I love the concept of (and coach people in) creating what their life is for. What is important to you in your life? What do you stand for? While I was coaching courses I created the following...

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Why Do I Coach?

Even in high school I enjoyed tutoring and training people. I loved helping someone have the light bulb moment where they understood something they hadn't just moments before. I was phone support for Windows 95 when it was first launched and supported...

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An Allies List

As I transition from being a course supervisor, I have a concern about having insufficient structures to maintain my life the way I want it to go. I am used to having a weekly buddy call, a weekly group call, quarterly workdays, as well as actually supervising...

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