When You Get Squeezed balance coaching May 11, 2022

 

 

“When you squeeze an orange, you'll always get orange juice to come out. What comes out is what's inside. The same logic applies to you: when someone squeezes you, puts pressure on you, or says something unflattering or critical, and out of you comes anger, hatred, bitterness,...

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The Strength In Vulnerability goals lifestyle May 03, 2022

    

 

When I initially signed up for physician coaching, I was struggling at work.  I was experiencing conflicts that led me to show up in ways I didn’t like.  I was searching for a solution, a change, or something new.  During a group coaching call,...

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What Is Water? Why Does It Matter? balance lifestyle Apr 27, 2022

 

  

Have you heard the commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace, called This Is Water?  I hadn’t.  It isn’t your typical commencement speech filled with hope and inspiration.  Instead, it is an in-depth look at the monotony of everyday...

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You Are Your Word. Be Impeccable. balance goals lifestyle Apr 20, 2022

 

 

  

Here are some words I never imagined saying: I recently attended a conference for entrepreneurs.  I was surrounded by impressive individuals putting themselves in the proverbial arena with the goal of disrupting struggles and pain points for their future...

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You Don't Need A Bigger Slice. Create A Bigger Pie And Everybody Wins! balance goals Apr 13, 2022

 



When my mother turned 18, her father gave her a St. Christopher medallion to bless her in her travels and a $10 bill so that she would never be without money.  She saved both.  They remain enshrined in the original plastic box.  The box is now weathered and held together by...

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Embracing Failure goals Apr 06, 2022

 

 

“Perfection is the enemy of good.”

–Voltaire



Regarding the invention of the electric light bulb, Thomas Edison famously said: “I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  Can you imagine a world where Thomas...

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Dear Physician Coaching Skeptic coaching Mar 30, 2022

 

 

Dear Physician Coaching Skeptic,



I see you.  I hear you.  I was you.



I imagine many of you believe that I was always a die-hard fan of coaching.  You might even think I signed up for my first coaching program without hesitation or objection.  If you know me,...

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Physicians: It Is Time To Take Back Your Vacation balance lifestyle Mar 23, 2022

 



While coaching a physician recently, we started talking about his upcoming vacation.  He and his wife had planned a two-week trip to the South Pacific, and it sounded incredible.  As he spoke about his break, he talked about all of the thoughts coming up for him about his...

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Finding The Gifts While Navigating Difficult Relationships balance coaching lifestyle Mar 16, 2022

 

 

It is incredible to look back at your life and recognize the critical moments that lead you to become the unique human being you are today.  Many people, places, and things needed to come together in just the right way to create your exact personality.  I would venture to...

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The Undeniable Burden Of Shame balance lifestyle Mar 09, 2022

 

  

In her book, I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), Brené Brown takes the time to distinguish the difference between guilt and shame.  Guilt is: “I did something bad.” Shame is: “I am bad.” The difference is subtle but...

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The Gift Of Coaching coaching Mar 02, 2022

 


I never saw myself as an athlete.  Little league was an indisputable disaster, and my confidence was shaken.  I did have a barbell and a bench and started lifting weights as a teenager.  It wasn’t a regular hobby, but I enjoyed it.  The weight lifting class in...

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Capacity For Change goals lifestyle Feb 23, 2022

 

 

“Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

–Roy T. Bennett, The Light In The Heart



Before physician coaching, I did not believe that I had the capacity for change.  I would dare say that I had a relatively dismal opinion of anyone’s ability to...

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