Avoidance Arouses Betrayal

THE TALKING TRUTH Avoidance is that unspoken lie you use to shield yourself from stress.  The belief is: “If I avoid it, I won’t be bothered to do anything, and it will eventually go away.”  This may sound irrational, but it’s the mantra for so many that duck, dodge and disappear when you want to […]

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Freeing Fears & Failures

THE TALKING TRUTH We’ve all heard words of wisdom and encouragement after experiencing defeat.  Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  Another saying is “fall seven times, stand up eight.”  Seems we’ve got the smarts and advice, just not the desired behavior.  After all, it’s not our […]

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Are Motivational Speakers the Answer?

I was fired today by my boss’s boss. I received a message to call the regional supervisor of a company where I had just done my first session.  I asked the employees that came into the room to list the reasons why this was a good place to work.  They only gave two.  “It’s a […]

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