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How Can I Thrive — Not Just Survive?

There are 3 types of people: Victims, Survivors, Thrivers. Only Thrivers create real and lasting results with ease. I help people become Thrivers.

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Journey or Destination?

In my Life Design Coaching practice, I work with clients who want to create results that truly matter to them, but, so far, have not been successful in doing so. Many, if not most, are stuck because they confuse the relationship between process and results. Journey or destination? My approach embraces both journey and destination.  …

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A photo of the philosopher, Denis Diderot, at his writing desk, wearing his elegant, new dressing robe. Beside the picture, these words: "My friends, keep your old friends. My friends, fear the touch of wealth. Let my example teach you a lesson. Poverty has its freedoms; opulence has its obstacles."

Living Simple in the City

Simple living and minimalism create freedom to do what matters. Buying uneeded, new stuff can erode that freedom. Best to make do with what works.

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Beware The Verb “To Be”

The verb “to be”—It is. I am. You are.—is judgmental. Absolute. It can make your thinking absolute, and get in the way of creating the success you long for.

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The Power of “Yet”

Adding “yet” to “I can’t do it” changes the statement from an absolute judgment—an action stopper—to a hopeful statement, and more effective action.

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The Fifteen Minute Test

A personal story about how I learned to overcome bad moods, and take action even when I felt bad. That increased my resilience and led to successful results.

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The Power Of Practice

Old wisdom and new research show that deliberate, structured practice is key to creating results. Plus coaching in how to learn and grow from experience.

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React? Respond? Or Create?

Many people’s go-to habit is to react to urgent but not important stimuli. Others acknowledge the stimulus, and rise above it to create results that matter.

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