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Be the Calm in the Chaos
"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you." – Deepak Chopra
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your ability to be "the calm in the storm"?
Being calm in chaos is a defining factor of being a great leader. Ironically, the calmer you are, the faster you can move and the more decisive you can be. I think of it like riding a 10-speed bike. Most people are riding in either 1st or 2nd gear, pedaling furiously yet moving slowly. However, the few people in 7th or 8th gear a…
Hit Pause and Take a Mental Rewind Before You Move Forward
"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards." – Soren Kierkegaard
Before we leap into the new year, I hope you will join me in reflecting on 2022. Have you taken time to look back? If you have not, let's hit the pause button and take a mental rewind to uncover your greatest hits (and misses) of 2022. It is time to create your own Personal Top 10 List for the past year. As you prepare your Top 10 List, keep these questions in mind:
- What were your highlights? Moments …
One Thing Can Change Everything
"Nothing in life is more exciting and rewarding than the sudden flash of insight that leaves you a changed person." – Arthur Gordon Webster
Have you ever noticed how one thing can change everything?
Four thousand years ago, in ancient Mesopotamia, a group of people started to experiment by adding heat to sand, soda, and lime, and they created glass for the first time. Today that one thing has allowed us to invent microscopes that see down to the building blocks of life and telescopes allowing …
Influence is Power Without Force
Do you have the influence you want in your career, life, and relationships?
The old school of influence comes from force. This is where people must be commanded, put in their place, and punished if necessary to get them to comply or get on board. But history has repeatedly shown that whether it’s your nation, your coworkers, or your kids, force takes a lot of energy and, in the end, almost always fails against our human nature to resist.
Influence, however, is power WITHOUT force.
Inspiration from The Dark Side of The Moon: The Reverse-Prism Model
"Life is like a prism. What you see depends on how you turn the glass." – Jonathan Kellerman
Do you know what happens when you shine light into a glass prism?
If you are familiar with Pink Floyd's famous album The Dark Side of The Moon, you know exactly what I am talking about. And if classic rock is not your thing, here's what happens. When you shine white light into a glass triangle, it refracts the light into a beautiful spectrum of colors. However, I recently discovered through my research…
When Is “Good Enough” Good Enough?
How do you know when “good enough” is good enough? Many people don’t know when to stop working on a project. We spend inordinate amounts of time getting things just right instead of getting them good enough and then moving on. The challenge is understanding why you are doing it in the first place.
Each task or project you work on is just one short step on a much longer upward staircase. If you focus on perfectly designing every step, you will find yourself way behind where you could have been o…
Science Fiction is Reality
"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard." – John F. Kennedy
Science fiction is reality. That's not something I ever thought I would say, but the wildest sci-fi from my childhood is not only happening right now, but a few of my clients are making it a reality.
One of my clients uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create new medicines faster than ever, while another is on the verge of bringing back extinct species…
Using Principles to Create Leverage and Make an Impact
"If you give me a lever and a place to stand, I can move the world." – Archimedes
If you are anything like me, you are driven to make an impact. However, making an impact requires a lot of effort, and it can be challenging to keep working at it. Sometimes it feels like we are constantly working but not making any progress.
The question is: How can we change the tide in our favor? How do we get more impact with less effort? It all comes down to leverage. When I think of leverage, I think of the…
Go Solo Interview
Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal and business development but unsure what to expect? Check out my GoSolo interview for some insights.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
At Inspired Purpose Coaching, we are on a mission to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change. We guide leaders who are ready to be elevated by clarifying their focus so they can transform thei…
Adopting a Fulfillment Mindset
"When you feel fulfilled, your world expands rather than constricts." – Marshall Goldsmith
Fulfillment has a few different meanings associated with it. Many people often think of inventory, logistics, and order fulfillment. Did the right thing go to the right place at the right time, and was everyone happy?
One of the other meanings that come to mind is far more challenging. It is a nebulously defined feeling of being satiated. The dictionary is the best place to start when something is hard t…