Why I Coach Men

Why I Coach Men

Because we need it. We don’t think we do, of course not. We were taught to be strong, self sufficient and independent. Suck it up, quit crying, get back up on the horse, you can do it. For some of us those words were spoken in an encouraging tone, for others the tone was harsh, condescending and frightening. And so we sucked it up, quit crying and got back up on the horse. We learned to...

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Do you trust your intuition?

Do you trust your intuition?

“The leader needs three intellectual abilities that may not be assessed in an academic way: one needs to have a sense for the unknowable, to be prepared for the unexpected, and to be able to foresee the unforeseeable,” so says Robert Greenleaf in his book The Power of Servant Leadership. Sounds like a tall order, almost like a description of a super hero right out of the comic book pages. But...

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Why Go It Alone?

Why Go It Alone?

In their book ‘The Accidental Leader’, authors Robbins and Finley write: “No one leads alone. Leaders who do their jobs are continually consulting with others. They are always plugged in to other people. They use others as mentors, as peer review panels, as confidants to bounce ideas off. They schmooze, they copy, they complain. They listen, they steal. Sometimes they just turn...

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Men need to join the battle against violence.

Men need to join the battle against violence.

“Most men in their lives will not commit sexual violence, but most acts of sexual violence are committed by men.” There is a sad reality to that truth. Now add that a great percentage of mental illness is the result of abuse, either the abused or a witness of the abuse and we men should hang our head in shame. If you found out it was your sister, wife or mother you’d probably get all...

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Conversation on WHAT EVERY MAN NEEDS TO KNOW

Your thoughts and opinions are welcomed and encouraged here. No judgments no right or wrong. How do you feel about your ability to response honestly to the questions about Where you come from, Where are you at Right Now, Where are you going, Your Friends and Your Gifts?   Comment below, and thank...

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Nine Things Every Guy Oughta Know – What’s the Tenth?

This is a space to get your opinion on what is the 10th or 11th or 12th that every guy oughta know. Some friends have suggested changing the oil in a car, fixing a bike, gutting an animal, and planning a night out. What do you think? Any comments on what you read? Corrections, feedback. Get the conversation...

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Improvisational Cooking

Improvisational Cooking

Improvisational cooking is all about creativity and fun, experimentation and pleasure. It’s about gaining awareness of a recipe or dish and then allowing yourself to recreate it in a whole new way. To improvise is to inventory the ingredients on hand and playfully bringing them together into an edible (and hopefully tasty) meal. The purpose of this post is to encourage the comments of...

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Are you beyond thinking about Coaching?

Are you beyond just thinking about coaching and ready to jump in?  Not everyone is actually ready to be coached or even ‘coachable’.  Not everyone is serious about creating a life of their own design, to make deliberate and conscience decisions that will make major +positive + changes to how they live and enjoy who they are and how they interact with the world around...

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Muck and Fear and Point to Point

Muck and Fear and Point to Point

Getting from point A to point B is the overall purpose. Point A is where things are at today. (Things = income, emotions & feelings, workload, time constraints, personal and family situations) Point B is the clear vision of the life you want to create for yourself within the framework of family, career and personal dreams wants and desires. We must not let the burden of or the reality of...

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A Battle For Your Taste Buds

General Mills, Proctor Gamble and all the other food processors (I use the word processors rather than manufacturers purposely) have stealthily succeeded in changing the biological makeup of our taste buds. If we are completely honest each of us can quickly create a list of  snack foods/fast foods/junk foods that we enjoy eating. Imagine Great Grandma coming by the house and all we had to offer...

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What If?

It’s never easy to break free from the course we find ourself on, to change the path we are traveling. Is it the right path? One of my own choosing? Am I truly challenged? Am I finding myself unable to be the best I can be? Am I using all my gifts and talents? Traveling alone, it is difficult to see a clear path, to determine a plan and then muster the discipline to make the necessary...

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