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Grit: the “Secret Sauce of Success”…Research by Angela Lee Duckworth

What do West Point Cadet’s who make it through “Beast Barracks” have in common with the high performers and winners of the National Spelling Bee contest? Grit. Grit plays a huge role in resilience, in fact in some ways its synomous with resilience. So…its worth our time to learn some of the science of grit and how […]

Updating Old Stories & the Morning Workout

Updating Old Stories & the Morning Workout

  I have a confession to make. When I woke up at about 1:30 this morning, I found myself thinking about how psyched I was to get to my Saturday morning workout, which would be an upper body strength workout  using kettlebells, followed by a couple of rounds from Keith Weber’s Extreme Kettlebell Cardio Workout […]

When Life Seems to Be Slamming the Door Shut

When Life Seems to Be Slamming the Door Shut

If you feel like you’ve been grinding it out and still not acheiving some goal, or things just don’t seem to be happening, this excerpt from the DVD Whatever Life Brings might help you look at it in a different way.    

How to Develop “Instant Perspective” and not drive yourself crazy

How to Develop “Instant Perspective” and not drive yourself crazy

So much of what drives us crazy (read “I drive myself crazy over…”) is inconsequential in the long run. Here’s a simple, yet powerful, tool that has helped me get a grip when I’m stressing myself out over things like slow drivers, plodders in the grocery store, or traffic jams. This excerpt from my DVD […]

The Courage To Begin

The Courage To Begin

We’ve all heard the saying “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” but…sometimes taking that first step feels more than a bit scary…especially when you’ve experienced success in the path you have been taking. In this recording The Courage to Begin, you will hear Susanna Liller and me talk about how […]

How It Feels to Lose Your Job

How It Feels to Lose Your Job

by Al Getler   “You work for 30 years because you think that what you do makes a difference, you think it matters to people, but then you wake up one morning and find out, well no, you’ve made a little error there, you’re expendable. I should be laughing.” –  Glenn Holland on the news […]

Facing Fear: Jonathon Fields TedTalk

Facing Fear: Jonathon Fields TedTalk

I just did a great interview with Ken Lubin, who competed in the Death Race (more on this later) who shared how hard it is for him to make cold calls in his work as a recruiter…and yet he does what he is afraid to do. Hearing him share that was really inspiring to me […]

They Mysterious Power of Beauty

They Mysterious Power of Beauty

I was just watching a DVD of Loreena McKennit in concert, held at the amazing Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain. As I watched and listened to her amazing voice–truly a voice that connects you with The Mystery–I was reminded of the mysterious power of beauty to nourish the soul and the importance of beauty in […]

Don’t Wait For Your Ship to Come In…Build Your Ship

Don’t Wait For Your Ship to Come In…Build Your Ship

Steve Lahey, from SmallBusinessTalent.com, just did an outstanding interview with an amazing author, speaker, coach Susan Hyatt. I don’t use the word “amazing” lightly. A lot of times when I listen to interviews, I find myself thinking “OK…yeah…that’s obvious, nothing new here…” and end up feeling frustrated. Not so with this interview! It isn’t just that Susan […]

Everything can change (for the better) in an instant:the Story of Fiona the Rescue Dog

Everything can change (for the better) in an instant:the Story of Fiona the Rescue Dog

This is actually the video that inspired me to start volunteering at the animal shelter. Besides being an incredibly sweet story, it’s a great reminder of how everything can change (for the better) in an instant. A key part of cultivating resilience–and something I try to remind myself during difficult chapters in life–is that it […]