The Brain Diet

My friend Rod Raymond asks, "If you owned an award-winning racehorse, would you feed it pizza?"

I can tell you... I wouldn't bet on that horse if you did.

This shouldn't come as a surprise... your brain is your racehorse. It's a major component bringing you across the finish line day-after-day.

So what are you feeding your brain?

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Risks of Success

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."

Fear of succeeding and living up to our potential is nothing new. Wisdom through the ages has spoken to our capacity to sabotage our own progress. To overcome these fears, it's necessary to shine some light into the dark corners of our minds where these concerns grow and fester. Below, I'll address some of the most common fears and how to manage them.

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How to Move in the World

It’s been two and a half years since I posted, Regrets. This blog entry was about my relationship with a dying friend when I thought he passed away during our phone call.

I seriously thought Ed died smack-dab in the middle of our conversation. Can you imagine? Until I spoke with his wife two days later, I thought he was a goner.

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Appealing to the senses

Neuro Linguistic Programming is a science that says we all communicate visually, auditoraly or kinesthetically.

Determining the primary sense of your boss, co- worker, employee, partner or child will help you make your points more effectively and your ideas adopted more easily.

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How We Make Forgiving … Thanksgiving …

Forgiving is for giving
Both perpetrator and victim,
Permission to transcend transgression,
Into higher state of healing humanity,
Where wrongdoing no longer holds us hostile

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The one word that will destroy your confidence and credibility

Let's call it like it is... your confidence matters. As a matter of fact, the more confident you are (with yourself)... the more we grow more confident in you.

As your confidence grows, so does your credibility (i.e. how much we trust you). And, as your credibility grows, so does your impact.

Why?

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Costs and Benefits of Termination

Deviate is definitively an organization that believes in every individual's capacity to change, grow, improve, and contribute. We also strongly advocate for high levels of accountability based on work performance, interpersonal communication, and team chemistry. These two values can result in an extremely fine line when discussing the potential termination, demotion, or relocation of an employee.

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10 Things Visionary Leaders Do

My friend Alec recently listened to Peter Burwash at a conference. Burwash is an author and speaker who has interviewed successful leaders such as Richard Branson, Bill Gates, as well as athletic coaches and players.

Burwash shares these 10 key points on how to be a Visionary Leader:

 

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You Don't Need a Coach

Why does anyone need a coach?

Truth is, you don’t need a coach. 

You want a coach. 

I got off a call today with a client. His exact words were, “I am a hundred times more clear about what I want and I know what I can do to get started.” 

 

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The Brain Diet
02/26

My friend Rod Raymond asks, "If you owned an award-winning racehorse, would you feed it pizza?"

I can tell you... I wouldn't bet on that horse if you did.

This shouldn't come as a surprise... your brain is your racehorse. It's a major component bringing you across the finish line day-after-day.

So what are you feeding your brain?

Risks of Success
02/24

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."

Fear of succeeding and living up to our potential is nothing new. Wisdom through the ages has spoken to our capacity to sabotage our own progress. To overcome these fears, it's necessary to shine some light into the dark corners of our minds where these concerns grow and fester. Below, I'll address some of the most common fears and how to manage them.

How to Move in the World
02/19

It’s been two and a half years since I posted, Regrets. This blog entry was about my relationship with a dying friend when I thought he passed away during our phone call.

I seriously thought Ed died smack-dab in the middle of our conversation. Can you imagine? Until I spoke with his wife two days later, I thought he was a goner.

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