“Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness — I wouldn’t know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.” — Aaron Copland The New Year, with… Read more “Is your resolution based in shame, or fulfillment?”
Are you a Professional?
Thursday was a critical practice for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. The BPO was preparing to perform Stravinsky’s Petrushka, a work considered by most musicians to be “one… Read more “Are you a Professional?”
The Psychology of “How Might I…”?
Last week I ran a conference call sharing a goal setting framework that has helped my wife and I make massive changes in our life, and achieve things… Read more “The Psychology of “How Might I…”?”
If your big goal doesn’t scare you, it’s not worthy of you.
Feeling into risk is a scary experience. We look at a choice, and imagine what the worst case scenario is. Our amygdala is primed to scream at… Read more “If your big goal doesn’t scare you, it’s not worthy of you.”
The Yin and Yang of Setting Risky Goals
I would have never experienced that moment above, if I had never learned how to set risky goals for myself and my family. Most people I know… Read more “The Yin and Yang of Setting Risky Goals”
Why Some People Are Way More Successful Then Others
What makes someone successful? There are lots of theories and quotes about what makes some people successful, but all “successful people” have one thing in common: they continue… Read more “Why Some People Are Way More Successful Then Others”
Creating Transformation in Coaching Clients
We live in a society struggling with self-worth. Advertisements play this up by suggesting that if we only drank that beer, drove that car, used that electronic… Read more “Creating Transformation in Coaching Clients”
How to make resolutions that you will make stick, and make 2016 your best year ever
It’s the new year, and I hope it’s going to be a great one for you. Whether it is good, bad or great, is largely a result… Read more “How to make resolutions that you will make stick, and make 2016 your best year ever”
We limit our potential when we do this
A photographer brings their own values, perspectives, judgement, style and vision to a photo-shoot. This is an important part of the art – a Richard Avedon portrait… Read more “We limit our potential when we do this”
Breaking down mental barriers by asking good questions
Every now and again, I practice coaching myself. I have two decks of cards (one purchased, and one I made myself) with open ended “powerful questions” that… Read more “Breaking down mental barriers by asking good questions”