Summer with Einstein

July/August 2013   Summer is the time to slow down.  As demands from work ebb, you can carve out some “me” time – whether it’s a trip to the beach or simply reading a novel in your backyard. Indulgent as these long, lazy days may feel, summer vacation also provides a huge opportunity for personal […]

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What is Your Default Future?

When breaking down bad habits, or building new ones, you may find yourself getting lost in the moment, choosing immediate gratification over your long term desire.  For example,  despite your best intentions to exercise on Monday night, you choose the couch, your office, or that glass of wine over the exercise.  In the simplest terms, […]

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Are You Really Telling the Truth?

Has anyone said they do not believe you when you say you don’t have enough time to do X, Y, or Z?  Has anyone challenged you to find the “wiggle room” that would allow time for those activities, without backing down when you resist? My clients are a microcosm of the professional world at large […]

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Are You Willing to Let Go?

At this time of year, many of you may take stock of your “stuff” and realize that you have too much of it.  Whether it’s because Santa is coming to town, your in-laws are coming to town, or you want a clean living space when you return from going out of town, December is the […]

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What’s Getting in Your Way?

Do you ever wonder where that little voice comes from that pops up at the most inconvenient times?  The voice that says “you aren’t good enough”, “you aren’t smart enough”, “that’s too risky for you”, or “you will fail and there is nothing worse than failure”. Everyone knows the voice – some people feel it […]

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How Often Do You Score 20%?

As a lawyer, corporate professional, or business owner, it seems that you can spend endless hours churning out the work, adding more to your to-do list, and running a mile-a-minute until you crash at night, only to start again the next day.  You have all heard the term “don’t work harder, work smarter”.  I want […]

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How Strong Are Your ABs?

In the lazy days of summer, you may have time to reflect on the year so far, and to think about what you want to achieve in the fall. It is ingrained in most of you to think of September as the time to roll up your sleeves and settle back into the daily routine. […]

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Which Wolf Do You Feed?

Over the past few weeks, I have listened to my clients tell fantastic, well reasoned stories about the facts of their lives.  The facts are real – be it a conflict, a failure, an extremely busy household, or a toxic work environment.  The negative, defeating interpretation of the facts is a choice, which turns into […]

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What Is Your BOLD Move?

As spring arrives each year, it unearths more than just the daffodils and cherry blossoms. Amidst the blooming, the breeze and the sunlight, a certain restlessness often appears. You have finished your winter “hibernation”, you are ready to go out and play, but when you stand on the proverbial doorstep to the season, what’s in […]

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Is Your Partner the Problem? 4 Questions to Ask

Published in Inc. Magazine – Bad chemistry between partners can break an otherwise solid company. These questions can help you tell whether you’ve got the right co-pilot. As a professional development coach, I spend a lot of time helping clients determine who they can trust in their careers. It’s a charged topic.  Professional relationships are often […]

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