Tag Archives: accountability

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late: The Priceless Time With Parents

Charles F. Kettering said, “We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.” I don’t know about you, but I don’t agree with that statement. Yes we can be concerned about the future, but it is far more important to really live this oneContinue Reading

Conflict In Your Relationship Can Be Healthy

Conflict can be healthy in a relationship – it can lead to greater creativity, innovation, and fulfillment. Knowing how to handle it respectfully is the tricky part. Check out this video We’d love to her how you effectively and respectfully deal with conflict.Continue Reading

Who Do You Love Most – Your Dog Or …?

That may seem like a stupid question.  But it is one worth considering, isn’t it? If you don’t have a dog, but have a cat or horse or pet tarantula, the same applies.  If you don’t have a pet, I invite you to play along with me anyway. Maybe the pet you can’t live withoutContinue Reading

Celebration Time For You, Isn’t It?

“We’re curious to know how you have celebrated the great work you’re doing?” This is a typical question we ask when we are working with coaching clients (individuals or couples). The typical response is, “What do you mean by celebrate?” I don’t know about you, but for us, it can be too easy to get caught upContinue Reading

Persistence, Commitment, Strength? Or Living Life – Just Because?

Stories of hardship, of overcoming surmountable obstacles, of winning in spite of unfathomable challenges; these are the stories that grab people by the heart.  You and I hear about them at conferences, watch them in movies, read about them in novels and non-fiction autobiographies.  They seem to stir up emotions and thoughts such as, “IfContinue Reading

Why Can’t He/She Understand Me? – 10 Simple Steps

In our coaching practice, we’d be wealthy if we received one dollar for every time we’ve heard the question in the title. Additionally, I may be nearing Warren Buffett’s status if I received a dollar every time I thought it. The biggest problem with this question is that it puts the blame on the otherContinue Reading

3 Timely Tips For, “We Need To Talk”

“Dan, we need to talk.” It’s not the most joyous thing to hear, is it?   In fact, it sucks.  When I hear those words, my heart falls into my boots.  And I’m thinking:  “What’s wrong? What did I do?” So I respond, “Talk?  Now?  Can we do it later, like next month, or next year? Continue Reading

How Can You Stop Making Bad Decisions?

Ever had a time when you made a decision that turned out to be a really bad one? And when you reflect back to that decision point, you remember feeling a bit “off” about it? Example: Carol and I walked into the lawyer’s office to meet our friend, John (name changed).  We had agreed toContinue Reading

Accountability in Speech

Accountability – Hmmm? Accountability is a buzz word that we all hear, use, and know about.  But do you truly apply it, especially in your speech? This is not meant to be an English lesson.  However,  are there ways to design your sentences in a way that is accountable, and so they don’t push other’sContinue Reading