It’s not CONFIDENCE it’s COURAGE

A recent survey reported on HuffPost 75% of adults are insecure, no afraid of Speaking in Public. Should make my job easy right — I teaching presentation skills. But those 75% who have to pitch and present would rather avoid, panic and hide if they have to do it. Where does that leave your business? How to [...]

How to Move a Mountain

These mountains that You are carrying, You were only Supposed to climb ~Najwa Zebain   There are all sorts of mountains out there.  The ones that beckon us, challenge us; some of them defeat us others just block the view.  When I first moved from Northwester Ohio, (which is flat as a pancake; stand on [...]

Tune into Your Vibe

Tune IN by Tuning OUT Just like a radio there is so much static interference from the noise and all the shiny yell-y seductive Freak-quencies, including your own ‘crap-channel’ disparaging berating ego driven voice.  Screaming false warnings and questioning everything like an OCD obsessive. Finding your authentic voice, speaking your truth, telling your story all [...]

Cut Loose and Dive In

I recently started to explore open water swimming.  It has been calling me for some while this need to immerse myself and challenge myself.  Once you are out in the Lake there is no where to touch down.  You have to keep going.  Reaching out, kicking …Breathing In our entrepreneurial journey or life adventure you [...]

Ditch the Pitch Learn a One-Minute Story: It’s all about you – ME=WE

Everybody is always banging on about their 60 Seconds in which they try to cram in as many of their features and benefits as possible. Or their Elevator Pitch. Which usually sound like an advert full of bogus brags and empty promises.  When was the last time you took an elevator with a prospect? Ditch [...]

Don’t be inspired BE INSPIRATIONAL!!!

“Let us also produce some bold act of our own –join the ranks of the most emulated.” --Seneca One of the things I hear every time I run a workshop, training or 1:1 coaching session is ‘I don’t have a story’ Yes you do!! Loads of them. ‘But my stories are boring or sad or [...]

Building Blocks of Creation

You stare at the blank page. You look at the pile of paperwork. Visions like beautiful soap bubbles form in your mind if only or someday…and you sigh… So how does the work get done the building get built or the vison become reality…. or something come into being out of thin AIR? There are [...]

The Fear Factor!!

As actors, we were always told to turn pre-performance nerves into butterflies of excitement. Moving on from this –I’ve gone one better and always dive straight in and start swimming away before the fear catches up with me. Beating Fear by running like a manic or distracting doesn’t do much to build confidence –really because [...]

Spinning Straw Into Gold

Spinning Straw into Gold isn't as hard as it could be you see for straw is at least the right color, but it takes practice.  What you must do is to sit very still at the spinning wheel and think of all the golden things in the forest: of lichens that blossom a golden green [...]