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resilient stories with paul mccartney
Most people who achieve amazing results must, at one time or another, use their resilience in order to achieve those results. We all have these stories, and it’s worth looking at some of these tales, and how miraculously resilient we humans can be! Famous stories of resilience can remind us of how powerful we are to transform our circumstances. 1. Richard Branson had dyslexia and poor academic performance as a student. The entrepreneur behind the famous Virgin brands, he now owns 360 companies and is worth over 2.4 billion dollars. 2. Paul McCartney applied to join the choir of the...

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marshalling your resources and energy after a job loss
A former client sent me a Holiday e-card with a note that she'd lost her job and with it, her family's health insurance.  In follow up emails she told me that she was part of a lay off last month,  she's been feeling sicker since she's left work and feels lost. She wants to work with me again and thinks it would help as it did before. But she won't do anything that would cost money or wear her down even more physically.   She's too afraid to look for a job. Because she's been reading my posts for years, she suggested I write...

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develop the heart of a champion
Research by psychologist K. Anders Erikson has shown that it requires approximately 10,000 hours of intentional practice, with coaching, to become an expert. Ten thousand hours is roughly equivalent to ten years of putting in 20 hours of practice a week. The importance of perseverance and practice is obvious. Every bit as essential to becoming great, yet less obvious, is the importance of the character strengths of humility and love. Humility encourages you to seek and truly accept coaching, and love is what allows you to give and receive the relational support of others needed to persevere through the inevitable...

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tall poppy courage
To be outstanding in life, you must be willing to stand out. When all you do is try to fit in, you negate the difference your uniqueness makes.  Tall Poppy Courage is not about being better than anyone else, just being the best possible version of yourself.  Growing up on a farm in rural Australia meant growing up with something called the Tall Poppy Syndrome. It may sound like some ailment associated with cocaine addiction or a nasty chronic medical condition, but it's actually a cultural condition. While I'm not a cultural historian, I think it stems all the way...
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