Creative People Don’t Limit Themselves

An amazing thing I have witnessed about creative people — they don’t limit the realms of their creation. I’ve loved watching interviews with Joss Whedon, Peter Jackson, Joni Mitchell, and many others where you hear about all the different projects they’re involved in from movies, to music, to writing, to business, essentially simultaneously. Now it’s …

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Deepen Your Retention By Passing Learning Forward

At the end of my swordplay classes I offer 10 minute blocks of coaching to all of my students. In these 10 minute blocks I do my best to find one important thing to give to a particular student that will be the most impactful for their development as a martial artist. I then ask …

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Honour Your Relationships Through Transparency

One of the most powerful ways you can honour a relationship is through transparency. Transparency is the act of sharing your internal process with someone. By sharing your internal motivations and intentions you act with true integrity: the alignment of thought, word, and deed. You will find that even if your actions do not line …

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Putting Yourself on the Same Side of the Table

A client of mine was recently filling in for the head instructor of a personal training practice during her maternity leave. This is not the first time she’s filled in for this instructor before and she remarked that the return of the head instructor was always challenging. When the head instructor returned she usually felt …

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It’s Worth Saying the Same Thing Someone Else has Said

When I was doing research for my very first blog post (not the first to appear here but the first I wrote) I came across 10 articles that were essentially identical to the one I had drafted. That was a bit disheartening. Here I was saying something that had been said at least 10 times …

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Moving Toward Things That Scare You

This is a mantra of mine right now. “I move toward things that scare me.” it has been pretty powerful. It doesn’t mean I leap into things that are way over my head. Just that I ask myself to always step closer. When I find myself shying away from talking to someone, maybe I ask …

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Five Things We All Need

We all need to connect. Physically, mentally, spiritually. Connection is a state that comes about only when we are truly vulnerable to someone who is in turn vulnerable to us. We all need to be supported. Knowing someone is there to catch us if we fall. Be our backstop when we get into a tough …

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How to Effectively Implement New Life Ideas

The world is filled with more information than ever before. There are books on every topic from running businesses and self-improvement to becoming a better communicator or relationship partner. There are thousands of blogs written by very astute writers on a myriad of subjects many containing some very profound ideas or at least reminding us …

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Quantity is Not Counter to Quality

We may often hear the adage Quantity vs Quality. This may seem like a piece of wisdom, that creating a lot of something precludes our ability to do it well. Perhaps this comes from mechanization taking over hand crafting. The mechanized product is generic and of low quality whereas the individual artisan takes their time …

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Read 2 Inspirational Pages Per Day

One of the best sources for inspiration out there is reading. Yet in our attention anaemic world it can be hard to find time to really sink into a good work of fiction or non-fiction, thus I recommend a reading strategy for the time deprived: Read 2 pages per day. This is similar to what …

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