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Archive for November, 2007

Dressing Up…

November 30, 2007 0 Comments

Today, I gave a keynote as the last program of a 4 day event for a large national association.  The program went very well and it was a great time to connect with people who had questions on Simply World Class performance.  For me, that’s always one of the best parts of my work if […]

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Mindset and Your Dentist

November 27, 2007 6 Comments

Every time I end up at my dentist’s office, I am reminded of a few things related to the work that I do.  One of the things that I’ve discovered that defines those people who are successful is the issue of control.  Everyone is more successful when they are in control.  When I’m coaching individuals, I […]

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Good News… Live Longer…

November 23, 2007 0 Comments

A dutch study suggests that optimism could help you live longer.  999 elderly Dutch people were followed and 9 years later death rates for optimistic men were 63% lower.  Optimistic women were 35% lower than their pessimistic counterparts.  The Dutch study tried to find causality by mapping optimism to healthy behaviours. The end result is that […]

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Procrastination – I’ll look into the problem later…

November 22, 2007 0 Comments

Reading some research on procrastination, I found a little bit of interesting information (surprisingly not as much as I would have liked).  The material discussed procrastination as not being a state of laziness but rather of active mental diversion.  The area between our intentions and our actions.  20% of the population can actually lay claim […]

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Value Investing…

November 21, 2007 0 Comments

One of my loves is investing and personal finance.  And, I’m presently reading a book that I’m really enjoying for a number of reasons.  First, it is offering me the opportunity to learn even more about investing (because there is always something else you can learn).  But, what’s as important and less obvious is that […]

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Today… I am not going to stop, period.

November 20, 2007 0 Comments

Okay, today is one of those days.  I am being challenged with everything that I do.  Trying to finish my newsletter – The Performance Navigator – I was dogged with technical difficulties.  Even when I actually finished the article and was happy with the video that I had attached for my subscribers, I ended up […]

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Look Up… Look Way Up

November 12, 2007 0 Comments

Sometimes, I recognize that I’ve had the same point of view for a little too long.  Now, I’m not talking about a prejudice or opinion about something.  I’m talking about just what I’m actually seeing. I am fortunate to be able to enjoy both the city and the countryside on a regular basis.  We live […]

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Living The Future – Remembrance

November 11, 2007 0 Comments

Today is Remembrance Day in this part of the world.  A day when we are asked to remember and honour those who have fought in wars, many of whom also died.  It was my honour today to be part of a wreath laying ceremony at our local war memorial and cenotaph.  What stuck me about […]

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To Be Happy or Happier…

November 8, 2007 4 Comments

As much as I do a lot of research into what makes people high performers and the general principles that help people to succeed and be happy… sometimes I actually think about how it affects me.  For example, I was thinking about happiness and whether I believe that I am happier now than I was […]

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Brain Dead

November 1, 2007 0 Comments

 One belief that persisted for a very long time about the brain was that once it was done growing (relatively early in life) you had all the “brain” you were going to have.  It was believed that as neurons and others cells died off that was it for them.  It was also felt that the […]

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