How to Say No: The Ultimate Guide

Saying No

This is my guide to say no for busy people such as busy professionals, entrepreneurs, and coaches. The principles apply to anyone who wants to say no. Do you hate to say no? Are you always trying to be nice to others at the expense of yourself? Well, you’re not alone. I used to hate...

Why We Should Be Like Tim

Tim Doesn't Give a Shit

We live in a world where we are continuously pushed to be more like others. Where we are made to tightly fit into a mold from young. Where we are expected to conform through rigid systems and societal pressures, and get beaten down when we don’t. In this day and age, perhaps it pays to be...

How to Find Purpose After a Hard Fall in Life

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Last week a course participant shared with me that she just had a hard fall in life. She recently lost her baby, left her job, and has been working on her startup in the past year which has not taken off in the way she wanted. She asked me if I have any thoughts on reshuffling, reprioritizing, or...

Great Minds Discuss Ideas; Average Minds Discuss Events; Small Minds Discuss People

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Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. This is a quote commonly attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt. What does it mean though? Let’s start by defining “ideas,” “events,” and “people.” Discussing people here means to talk about a person, typically in a negative, gossipy way. Discussing events means to talk about the events...

Are You Emotionally Generous?

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“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life – happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.” – Peyton Conway March How generous are you with your emotions? Do you praise people often? Do you praise others at all? Do...

How to Choose Your Battles and Win the Big War

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A while back, I met this guy who was weirdly negative and filled with contempt for others. Even though he is highly successful by conventional terms — he has built successful businesses and is a multi-millionaire — he kept putting people down with every other statement made. For example, after knowing that I coach and blog, he began to put down...