systems for success

Creating Systems for Success

Most of us run our lives on a handful of systems. Between our cellphones, our planners and our e-mail inboxes, we have organized ourselves and our time. And if you ever doubt the importance of these systems, recall your panic the last time you…
listening to our bodies
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Listening to Our Bodies They Know More than We Do!

The body holds much of the information we need to function at our best, but too often we ignore its messages and plow ahead with what our minds tell us. Perhaps because we’re not taught from early on to pay attention to internal messages as…
ethics

Ethics Are Good for Business

With the Enron and other scandal opening our eyes to corruption at the corporate level, the importance of ethics and integrity in business is at the forefront of America’s awareness. We hear the words “ethics” and “integrity” a lot,…
awareness

From Awareness to Action: Letting Your Ah-Ha’s Guide Your Decisions

Are your decisions based on urgent demands for your immediate attention? Do you find that your intuition is speaking but you’re not listening? Would you like to take action based on your mind, body, heart, and intuition? Let’s looks…
mindfulness
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The Lighter Side of Mindfulness:7 Simple Practices to Expand Awareness and Fulfillment

According to a 2014 article in Time magazine, mindfulness meditation is becoming popular among people who would not normally consider meditation.  Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, defines mindfulness as "moment-to-moment,…
the Power of Gratitude
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Accessing the Power of Gratitude

Gratitude The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work,…
Billie Frances

Mindful Coaching - A Process of Personal Fulfillment

MY STORY “That’s it!” I thought as I waited in my car for a light to change.  The guest on a radio interview program had just described how she taught and counseled people in ways that empowered them. And in that moment in 1986, I…
Time Chunks
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Time Chunks: It’s Not How Much You Have, It’s How You Chunk It!

No matter how many new technological innovations are created to improve our efficiency and productivity, there are still just 24 hours in every day. Time Chunks is a new way to open up more time. This limitation leads to missed business,…
Finding Life Balance

Finding the Balance of Competing Devotions

Finding Balance These days, the ultimate question may not be “What is the meaning of life?”, but simply, “Where do I find the time to achieve balance?”   Between our work and personal lives (family, friends, exercise, sports,…
Becoming a trusted leader

Building Trust

Trust: Becoming a Trusted Leader “We can build our leadership upon fear, obligation, or trust. However, only a foundation of trust results in the collaboration and goodwill necessary to achieve our peak performance.” These words, from…
Add Play to Take the Routine Out of Exercise

Take the Routine Out of Exercise

Exercise Gabriel Randa was Mr. Target Heart Rate. Every day after work, he dutifully trucked to his health club to climb the stair exercise machine, jog on the treadmill and pedal up “huge inclines” on the stationary bike. Trouble was,…
Effective Listening for Leaders
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Effective Listening for Leaders

With organizations, leaders and individuals so fervently focused on the bottom line, it’s easy to ignore “softer” goals, such as listening well. All that touchy-feeling stuff is a waste of my time, you might say or think. On the contrary!…