Leadership Coaching and Speaking

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Friday Flowers

My local grocery store, like most grocery stores, has a flower area.    Whatever holiday is up next is represented with bouquets, arrangements that include gifts, balloons, etc.    It’s a happy and fragrant area to walk by, sniff around in and marvel at the displays. What my grocery store

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Words Have Worth

Who can you give a good word to today? A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “Good words are worth much, and cost little.” George Herbert

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Are you ready for some “rain”?

The pacific northwest (Oregon’s Willamette Valley in particular) is known for its rain. Up to 75 inches a year according to my quick internet search. Here’s the thing – those inches come mostly in the months of October through March. You may be thinking, that’s a LOT of rain in

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What’s the point?

Do you make a good point when you speak, or are you, as my dad used to say, “Talking to hear your head roar.”? A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “A good speech is like a pencil – it has to have a point.” Author unknown

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Up, Up & Away!

We moved so smoothly I didn’t realize we were leaving the earth until we were a few feet in the air.  Some strong bursts of hot air helped us rise faster though with no shaking or movement.  It felt surreal, tranquil, and beautiful even as the earth receded under the

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Do you ask stimulating questions?

When we speak, are we stimulating thought? Wouldn’t that be a good goal this week? A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and jsut as hard to sleep after.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Offering Options

Think about the last time you went to a restaurant and ordered a salad, and the server asks you this simple question. “What type of salad dressing do you want?” This is a pretty straightforward question. We have eaten a salad before, we know our preferences, right? So when we

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Nip in the air…

Feeling a little “nip” in the air may help us “nip” some things that don’t serve us. A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Didn’t Do It For You

Sending a thank-you note is so classy, so professional, so right, especially if you’re a leader. After all, someone on your team has gone above and beyond, or they have done an exemplary job on something you expressly asked them to do. That deserves a thank-you note, don’t you think?

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Can you let go?

As the trees let go of their leaves, what can you let go of? A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” Unknown

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Because we complained they’re hiding things now

I rent a portable toilet for the horse facility I own. Every month I pay for the rental, and things like EOW Service(assuming this is the actual cleaning out of the unit), Two Environment/Energy/Compliance items (they are identical in the description but have two separate fees) plus since Covid an

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Learning – Monday Mindset

Back to school for the kiddos, what about you? What are you learning lately? This quote says it all! A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.” Dr. Rosalyn Yalow

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Are you using all of your senses?

Imagine for a moment that you are walking towards a barn. It’s a big barn and as you step from sunny outside into the deeply shaded wide aisle you stop to let your eyes adjust and get your bearings. Suddenly you realize that all of your senses are engaged. For

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Zoom, Zoom, Kaboom!

Is it just me or are zoom-type meetings getting on your nerves too? To admit that my ego is engaged is perilous however I find that I can not be on a zoom-type call and not spend worrisome moments checking out how I look. I am focused on what’s in

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Monday Mindset – Age

Friends and smiles – such good things to count. How can you connect to both of these this week? A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.“ John Lennon

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Can You Be Compassionate Through It All?

The weather has been on many people’s minds in the last few weeks. Snowstorms, ice, power outages, etc. When you are dealing with the weather, you are in it. Feeling it, experiencing it physically and emotionally. And, we can’t seem to see anything else but what is being expressed in

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Are You Creating Life?

Dear Leader Seeker, A new month, the first day of the week, with 31 empty boxes to fill on your calendar…  What will you create this week? A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.“ George Bernard Shaw

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How are your mornings?

The last week of February, it feels like I just wrote the line, it’s the last week of January! We are two months into 2021 – Time to think, one month left in this first quarter, time to know if your new habits really turned into habits or are now

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