It doesn’t mean you’re lost

It doesn’t mean you’re lost

(Listen to this) Coldplay – Fix you I just wanted to mention something. For you in particular – and thank you for reading my posts. Some days this work on yourself feels hard. Some days it seems like it’s not working. You spend hours going through the exercises, doing the reading, discussing, thinking, being vulnerable, finding things in yourself you’re ashamed to admit...

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Don’t compare your insides with other people’s outsides

Don’t compare your insides with other people’s outsides

No one can really tell what it takes to produce something in the actual real world. YOU know about all the thoughts and doubts and misgivings that are going on in your head. YOU know you’re scared. YOU know that you can bid higher. YOU know that the figure or date you just quoted with such authority might be a teensy bit shaky. What you don’t know though, is what is going on inside...

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Wolves

Wolves

There’s a old story about a Cherokee elder, speaking to his grandson, carefully explaining to the child one of life’s truths. “Inside me, there is a terrible battle. I have two wolves. And they fight at each other all the time.” “One of these wolves is terrible. He is fear, and shame. He’s hate, and jealousy, and rage. He’s despair, and sorrow, and...

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Why can’t I just START?

Why can’t I just START?

Some days, I just feel time slipping away, and That Task doesn’t get done. It doesn’t even get started. I fill my time chatting online, sorting my shoes, eating, napping… you name it. Tick-tick-tick. Then the great big PROCRASTINATION label comes down and zonks me in the head. Well, I am a coach. So this is how I start acting like one. Applying the most important and sacred...

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Smell a Rat Story?

Smell a Rat Story?

A RAT Story is special. A rat story is one that is so close to your heart and to your very identity that you will probably struggle to even see that it is a story. A normal story that you tell yourself to justify why you ate that cookie or why your spouse is a jerk or why you deserve that parking space is just a little variation on a thought theme. A rat is petted, and stroked, and taken care of....

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