I had a chance to sing at a wedding this weekend, so it got me thinking about the special moments in life:

I had a bit of a down day yesterday, which got me thinking …

alex-blajan-99325There’s a lot of exciting progress happening. Property values are up. Unemployment is down. Communities are growing.

I’m honored to work with clients in an amazing diversity of industries, and I’m seeing that optimism is generally much higher than it was last year.

Of course, as business leaders, we’re charged with looking at the big picture and taking the long view. So we know that good news tends to blind us to problems, and an up-cycle will surely be followed by the down-cycle.

That’s not a bad thing. It’s how the world works.

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Summer can be a great chance not just to relax, but to do some activities that we might not otherwise engage in.

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And don’t forget to sign up for the November Colorado Coaching Conference before the early bird rate expires!  We have some fabulous speakers and activities this year.

My thoughts this week are to the many blessings we have in our country.  Despite our tendency to look at the negative, we have a whole lot to be thankful for on this July 4th week!

The good news? We paid off our mortgage last week!

What are YOU celebrating?

I was working with others on the ICF-CO Fall Conference, where someone remarked, “You know, Fearless Leadership [the conference theme] isn’t about fear!”

So what IS it about? Well, here’s the answer …

2017-06-16_1517Focus is a great thing. When you use a magnifying glass to focus the sun’s rays, you end up with a lot of power in a very specific place.

This power is useful in many ways.

When you specialize your coaching business, you’re bringing a more powerful message to the people who most care.

When you tighten the scope of a coaching discussion, you’re increasing the possible outcome for a specific area of work.

And when you concentrate on a particular area for the next hour, you’ve just increased the likelihood of accomplishing something useful.

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There’s so much cool and amazing stuff happening this summer that I’m starting to feel the stress in a particular way:

Is this something that you’ve experienced?

james-padolsey-154227Has your business turned into a slog?

It’s real easy for that to happen, you know. You’re trying to make progress on a bazillion details, and there’s a new challenge every three minutes.

At the end of the day, it feels like you’re just spinning your wheels. Then you get to come back tomorrow and do it again.

And again.

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