“So, I just need to learn to relax!” Ivan stated. “Really?” I asked incredulously. This brief moment of conversation came about half way through our coaching session. Ivan was sharing with me that he plans to take a sabbatical from his job as a Managing Director of a medium size Silicon Valley corporation. He wants to transition into work that is more fulfilling and less stressful. The sabbatical is supposed to be a time for

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Attitude Education-A Story

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Acceptence, Attitude, Being Present, Blog

My motorcycle crash showed me that more people than I ever dreamed are living with limitations and with broken dreams. The beautiful thing is that since disabilities and shattered hope are such common phenomena, solutions, or ways to keep one’s attitudepositive in these circumstances are also quite common. The following situation involves the comfort found in relating to other people who happen to wake from comas to find themselves in similar circumstances.  I hobbled into

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An Attitude Education-A True Story

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Attitude, Blog

The rehab journey following my motorcycle crash showed me that more people than I ever dreamed are living with limitations and with broken dreams. The beautiful thing is that since disabilities and shattered hope are such common phenomena, solutions, or ways to keep one’s attitude positive in these circumstances are also quite common. The following story involves the comfort found in relating to other people who happen to wake from comas to find themselves in

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Destroyed Plans and Positive Attitudes

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog

Because destroyed plans are a reality that affect our attitudes, I chose to tell this story:  I hobble into the crowded waiting room at Harborview Hospital’s outpatient clinic. Walkers, canes, braces and wheelchairs clutter the floor. Speech impairments fill the air. I smile. These are my people. . The majority of the world doesn’t understand having  life changing disabilities thrust on you. I never feel as ok about my disability as when I go to the rehab clinic. I don’t know if this

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Destroyed Plans Create Positive Attitudes

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog

Because destroyed plans are a reality, I came up with four beliefs that improve attitudes. They’re in this story:  I hobble into the crowded waiting room at Harborview Hospital’s outpatient clinic. Walkers, canes, braces and wheelchairs clutter the floor. Speech impairments fill the air. I smile. These are my people. . The majority of the world doesn’t understand having  life changing disabilities thrust on you. I never feel as ok about my disability as when I go to the rehab clinic. I don’t

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Destroyed Plans Create Positive Attitudes, If

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog

Because destroyed plans are a reality, I came up with four beliefs that improve attitudes. They’re in this story:  I hobble into the crowded waiting room at Harborview Hospital’s outpatient clinic. Walkers, canes, braces and wheelchairs clutter the floor. Speech impairments fill the air. I smile. These are my people. . The majority of the world doesn’t understand having  life changing disabilities thrust on you. I never feel as ok about my disability as when I go to the rehab clinic. I don’t

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They aren’t lazy they just don’t want to do it. If they were ill with swine flu and their cell phone was across the room, if you didn’t come get the phone for them, they would crawl across the floor and get their phone, or video game or computer, whatever as long as it interested them. The issue is what you are asking them to do is not fun for them. Sure, this is called

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Four Ways Positive Attitudes Get It Done

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Acceptence, Attitude, Blog

The on again off again periods of counseling immediatly following my crash, together with the past 30 years of rehabilitation, taught me four strategies for living with limitations. A primary goal of the counselling seemed to be to teach me strategies focusing on how to live with limitations without feeling limited. Among the most important things I remember learning in counselling and in life are: 1.   “I can’t think my way into a new way of living, I have to live my way into a

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12 The Only Attitude Things I Know

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Attitude, Blog, Respect, Teenagers

As a teenager, I really thought I knew pretty much everything I needed to know, I don’t think I forgot all that much, but from my current perspective, it seems like I don’t know much of anything. In fact, when it comes to making positive changes in my Attitude, pretty much everything I’ve experienced can be summed up in a few lines:  1.   “Don’t over think Attitude. I can’t think my way into a new Attitude, I have to

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12 The Only Attitude Things

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog

As a teenager, I really thought I knew pretty much everything I needed to know, I don’t think I forgot all that much, but from my current perspective, it seems like I don’t know much of anything. In fact, when it comes to making positive changes in my Attitude, pretty much everything I’ve experienced can be summed up in a few lines:  1.   “Don’t over think Attitude. I can’t think my way into a new Attitude, I have to

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