Can a Manager Be Too Nice?

upsetHaving a great manager can boost productivity.  But last week, I heard about a company in chaos due to a manager who wanted to be NICE.

Here’s the scoop: A local company was acquired by a national company.  The office staff grew, and the manager who used to have only a small staff now manages an office of more than 20 people. And after six months of this new management, things are in chaos.

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Could Life be AWEsome?

dreamStop for a moment.  Dream back to the time when you were limitless.  Maybe you were 4 or 5 or even 7 – before you learned the word “impossible.”  You could be invisible, or fly, or walk through walls.   Feel that tingle of your unlimited possibility.

Could you accept that this incredible power is your REAL truth? Simply and innocently accept that reality for a moment now. Feel the wonder of your authentic wildness.  Could it be that what you’re feeling is your connection to universal source?

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Is a Slimy Secret Blocking Your Growth?

gremlinGuarding against the growth gremlin…

If you have ever dreamed of a smooth-running business which brought in abundant income and ran smoothly? Is your reality a mind-boggling list of projects, a bank account that seems to have an automatic drain and no promise of a change?

You may be unconsciously resisting success. What happens is that a little gremlin holds on to the status-quo. If you have been making efforts to grow by reading the books and taking the classes but not seeing results, it is time to check in on that gremlin.

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Goal Achieving Made Easy

j0424355-1024x682If you REALLY want to achieve your goals this year, then it is time to do what successful people do and hire a coach. What you measure, you can improve.

Goal setting gets to the core of our human experience. We want measurable improvements to our life. Without growth, we are dying. Many people set objectives, resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. While about 40% of people feel that goals just don’t work.

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Sailor’s Truth – A Secret to Simple Success in Business and Life

seaRecently, I was thinking about the time I spent sailing. Many images came to mind – the times I was challenged almost to breaking against 20-foot waves, and times the gentle rocking combined with a glowing sunset were more joy than my heart could hold. But are we all adrift at sea?

How do we find our true path in life while buffeted by circumstance, tossed by emotions like anger, joy, frustration, ecstasy? As I opened my imagination, I realized that there is much to be learned through the process of sailing. It requires a bit of adventure. You have to leave the safe confines of the shore, the predictability of the earth beneath your feet. Even in California, it doesn’t move often! The sea is moody, changing from placid to rolling to violent at will.

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