No One Likes the Bad Guy Allowing Your Kids to StumbleWhen my children leave to go out into the world, I want there to be no really big surprises – at least no bad ones! I want them to look around and say to themselves – “Yep, this is exactly what I was expecting!” There are definite life lessons we must learn, and the earlier in life you learn these, the less they cost.I believe that part … [Read more...] about No One Likes the Bad Guy
Speak Your Child’s Love Language You have probably been exposed to, in some way or another, Gary Chapman’s Love Languages. (If you have not yet read this book, I highly recommend it.) I have used this tool in numerous situations when dealing with people of all ages. I would like to show you how you can apply the genius in this system to your own family.In his book, Chapman explains that … [Read more...] about Speak Your Child’s Love Language
Happiness: Are you lacking? It shows! One of the things that many parents suffer from is a lack of happiness. You may not think that others can see it, but it shows. I work with parents and adults all the time who feel that something is lacking or that they wish they had other skills, traits, abilities, or things. Is this you?I have learned that the answer to this problem is to handle the … [Read more...] about Happiness: Are you lacking? It shows!
Goal Setting: Fight the Fear and Get Smart When I hit my 30s, I had a ‘revelation’, for lack of a better word. I realized that there is incredible value in setting goals and actually sticking to them.What is the #1 thing that keeps us from achieving the goals we set for ourselves? FEAR.FEAR is ‘False Evidence Appearing as Real’ and many times that is all that it takes to stop us in our … [Read more...] about Goal Setting: Fight the Fear and Get Smart
Effective or “Real” Communication “Real communication is meaning transferred from one mind to another – not simply the exchange of words.”You have probably seen the cell phone commercials portraying what happens when a phone call is dropped at the precise time the caller has shared some monumental, life-changing experience and is waiting for approval or returned excitement – only to be … [Read more...] about Effective or “Real” Communication