The goal for my clients is to SOAR! ~  both in their professional and personal lives because certainly there is overlap and all make up the sum of your parts. I am talking about being/feeling in control of your thoughts and actions, not allowing yourself to become “overwhelmed”,  letting go of past issues and traumas so that each interaction, each endeavor is played out to it’s fullest, highest potential and capacity.   Understand  when your “tipping

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For 100 years, improvement work has focused mostly on processes (since the time that process improvement started in the early years of Ford Motor Company). This focus has ignored the barriers to change. These barriers come the management system – from management processes and management team interaction and are like the lid on a jar, but are invisible. The lid on a jar keeps the content of the jar inside the jar and prevents things

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Recently my wife and I took a cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary.  While in Cozumel, I stood on the aft deck waiting for clearance to go ashore.  As I waited I saw a submarine crossing the harbor.  After several minutes I noticed a tugboat several hundred feet in front of the submersible ship.  A minute or so later I looked again and it seemed the submarine was following the exact line of travel as

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  BLACK BELT LEADERSHIP   Black Belt Leader As Peacemaker   “Peace is a gift, It is a gift we give to ourselves, And then to each other.” – Richard Goode   I was a young boy once. I had a friend whose family had a Christmas tree, and they weren’t very religious. In fact, they were atheists. Though I didn’t ask my friend about this at the time, I wish I had. Because I’ve

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Bridging the values gap in an organization supports thriving not merely surviving! When the company's core values support employees to be happy and productive, then the environment is the backbone for less health problems and less aggression  while productivity is higher.  Dr. Martin Seligman (US Zeitgeist 2010) challenged corporate leaders to expand the definition of bottom line to include "achievement, accomplishment and flourishing".  Values are intangible and subtle, yet give us important messages.  Frustration, for

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MAKING A ROAD MAP  As a leader, you know how important goals are. You probably review, revise, and renew your company’s goals every six months, but how often have you reviewed your personal goals? And when you do review those goals, how many times have you made a goal to increase or decrease your association with certain kinds of people? One thing is certain. If you don’t have a road map of where to go,

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  BLACK BELT LEADERSHIP   Black Belt Leader As Beginner: Part Fourteen                                           “The god of Victory is said to be one-handed, but Peace gives victory to both sides.”  ? Ralph Waldo Emerson   Black Belt Leaders appreciate conflict as a natural part of life. When conflict arises, it’s not an aberration or proof that

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To make change easier, I am always seeking new perspectives that I can share with audiences and clients. The following two analogies connect with many people. Perhaps they will give you a new perspective that will make change easier and faster. ROCKETS AND CHANGE: Early rockets were designed with two stages – one with the power to "lift off" and the other to boost the rocket high enough so that it could orbit the Earth

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"Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind – even if your voice shakes." –Maggie Kuhn Too many people get lost in the noise of today's world.   They remain silent when they have an opinion and should speak up.  They follow someone else's decision, when deep down inside it is not what they really want to do.  They let the chatter in their head get the best of them and they end-up second

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Stop Dreaming

Posted by Al Spinks
Category : Blog

In my last post I stated that I would share the steps necessary to awaken from our dream world. This dream world is comprised of our unconscious activities that prevent us from being fully present in the moment. The following biblical verse from Isaiah is an excellent reference text. 18Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye

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