0
I have learned that:
• When I feel disappointed in someone,
it’s usually due to my expectations than
their actions
I have learned that:
• Coaches do not fix problems; they
support people who are ready to own
their lives
• Maximum profitability exists at the brink
of disaster
• When dealing with professionals if I’m
not clear about what I want I’ll wind up
with what they want
• All emotional pain stems from
resistance and a sense of ‘what should
be’
• Even if I choose not to decide I have still
made a choice
• True leaders listen more than they
speak
• Blame evokes defensiveness and that
defensiveness reduces awareness
• True leaders make decisions by using
their hearts as well as their minds
• That the Creator gave us creativity and
we invented Control
• A dream is like a sculpture that must be
chipped away until it’s complete
• My need to look good has ended up
wrecking my goals more than anything
else
• All the events, circumstances and
people in my life were there to prepare
me for this moment
• We don’t know where we came from or
where we’re going, so what really
matters is what we do right now
• Alternatives are more effective than
ultimatums
• Having a role model is one of the
smartest and smoothest ways to
succeed
• Miraculous solutions appear out of
nowhere once we become open and
aware
• Thriving relationships with others
require fully understanding my
relationship with Self
• It is easier to accept feelings than to
rationalise them
• Disappointment is directly proportionate
to expectation regarding circumstances
beyond our control
• Taking NO action is taking an action
• If you don’t do everything you can right
now you’ll have more to do later
• Learning is a lifestyle
• Fear, when managed, promotes
excellence and creativity
• Regret lasts forever
• People who are constantly busy are
often hiding from something
• Career can be the elusive thief of true
identity
• Most of the things that made me feel
happy when I was 10 still do
• Obstacles are visible only when I take
my eyes off the goal
• The human mind is like a parachute –
neither functions unless fully opened
• Limiting beliefs are usually supported by
unmet needs
• Anything is possible if I let go of my
attachment to a specific outcome
• If I pay attention to inklings and nudges,
I can avoid problems and crises
• Action is the antidote to fear and
depression
• Success is a poor teacher
• When something is not clear it is time to
ask better questions
• Being defensive is oxymoronic – it
usually invites stones to be thrown
• Coaching isn’t about holding clients
accountable, it’s about their becoming
responsible
• Outlook determines outcome
• People need acknowledgement and
endorsement far more than they need
suggestions for improvement
• Getting into “FLOW” means literally
firing up my entire brain
• At a profound level the less I need the
more freedom of choice I experience
• Proving worth is the ego’s endless
game of running in circles
• No team succeeds if composed solely
of similar players
• The more I depend upon forces outside
myself the more I am a slave to them
• As a coach it is my job to see what’s
inside you and to help you express that
• The opinions of others reveal more
about them than about us
• It’s not so much where we are but in
which direction we are moving
• If I find myself in a hole it’s time to put
down the shovel
• A ‘missed opportunity’ is really a choice
that’s still beyond awareness
• By identifying and eliminating
expectations, I free myself to more fully
receive
• Awareness is the first step towards
change
• Guilt is always about the past, anxiety is
always about the future and either can
destroy a perfectly good life in the
p...
• Boredom is the price we pay for being
self-absorbed
• Changing habits on a deep level takes
willingness, consistent application and
time
• It’s OK to say “I don’t know”
• Being responsible sometimes requires a
reminder that I am able to respond
• Only I can determine the reality I face
on a given day
• Organisations don’t run on information,
they run on relationships
• The biggest blocks to learning are the
words “I know”
• Time and energy are far better spent
delegating tasks to others than trying to
strengthen my weaknesses
• Progress is people demanding
impossible things
• A coach is to life what oil is to an engine
– small regular doses keep everything
running smoothly
• I am my best when I am my ,most
natural relaxed self
• It is often true that whatever we resist is
our next best step
• Change begins with a decision, grows
with a commitment and occurs with
action
• The greatest path to travel along is the
one I create
• A leader who is too far out in front tends
to blend in with the horizon and lose
effectiveness
• Asking for help only works when we
make space to receive it
• As a coach I see people in terms of
future potential not past performance
• I don’t have to see myself as not good,
bad or dysfunctional in order to grow
and change
• Spending 90% of life in the present will
reduce the past to memory. The future
will take care of itself.
• I am most at peace and things work
when I give up my need for control
• Consultants get paid to learn; coaches
get paid to grow
• Giving it away is the only way to keep it
• Delegating responsibility without
accountability is a prescription for
frustration and failure
• Experience is the toughest teacher –
she gives you the test first and the
lesson later
• “Walking the Talk” is the only game
worth playing
• Unconditional Love means more than
mere acceptance of ‘what is’: it means
SUPPORTING others as if they were
already abso...
• I interpret the world, so it exists as I see
it
• Doing for others what they can do for
themselves is not helping, it’s crippling
• Clients will pay whatever I am willing to
receive
• Our subconscious is the world’s most
outrageous computer and, as with all
computers, it’s garbage in, garbage out
• A goal is merely an excuse for being in
the process
• The true victory is in the process not the
end result
• Failure is a gateway to a new level of
self-acceptance and appreciation for the
perfection of the Universe
• Failure is often an illusion
• As I give others freedom to be, I give
myself freedom to be
• I can embrace the paradox that in
stillness I may achieve my goals
• When I give freely of that which I value I
receive tenfold back
• When push comes to shove, stop
• The key to a stress-free life is living in
the moment
• Not everyone is coachable
• The only way to evolve is through the
path of self-acceptance
• Judgement and expectation drain
energy
• A good coach tells bold-faced truths
• There are no teachers any more: we are
all students learning together
• Comparisons are joyless
• Our perception is our reality
• Compassion is being unafraid of what
we see in other people
• People are their actions
• Every change offers opportunity
• What we tolerate saps our energy
• Choice gives power fear drains it
• If you continue to do what you have
always done you will continue to get
what you’ve always got
• Power is like love: the only way to keep
it is to give it away
• Flexibility is power and Trust is eternal
strength
• Trust and confidence are built through
empathy
• If it is not effortless we are probably
doing it wrong
• There are two possible outcomes in life
– to have reasons why it didn’t happen
or to have results
• The object of life is to die young as late
as possible
• If you do not know where you are going
you are probably going to end up
somewhere else
• Being effective takes less energy than
being efficient
• When I accept where I am in life I move
on to other places with less effort
• Faith is a verb
• When I believe in my own value others
are attracted to me
• When I live with intention but without
attachment amazing things happen
• Closing the sale is the beginning not the
end
• The more I recognise my own
uniqueness the less I need to compare
myself with others
• It’s important to begin then have faith I
will know how to complete
• Only tasks can be managed; people
must be led
• The best opportunities almost always
come in disguise
• Nobody ever gives me offence, I only
take it
• Life is a constant test on how to deal
with others
• The more I ‘help’, the more I remove
personal power from others
• Relationships and judgements mirror
how we feel about ourselves
• Freedom is a state of mind
• Everything I need I already have
• A cynic is an idealist with an unfulfilled
dream
• When we know our values no decision
is difficult
• Where there is worry there is a struggle
for control
• I cannot always choose the
circumstances I face, but can always
choose how to react
• The problem is not important, it is how I
handle the solution
• I have to stop waiting for the right time
and make the time right
• My surroundings perfectly mirror the
state of my internal environment
• Crafting a life is not the same as making
a living
• My perception of reality is not shared by
everyone
• Our thoughts create our reality
• Success comes from doing what we
love and loving what we do
• Heaven is not a place it is a human
condition
• Abundance is our natural state – lack is
an illusion
• Actually doing it is much less work than
thinking about doing it
• External problems have internal
solutions
• The best way to learn anything is to
teach it
• When we live our passion life becomes
extremely satisfying
• It is a sign of true strength of character
to be able to admit to making a mistake
without excuse
• Professionals succeed precisely as
much as their clients succeed
• If creating something requires a great
deal of effort and struggle, it is probably
not something I should be doing
• My clients have all the answers within
them; my job is to hold the mirror
• Employees must understand the
employer’s vision if the company is to
succeed
• Failure is the result of giving up
• We attract in others all that which we
have not learned to accept in ourselves
• Knowledge can be learned with the
mind but wisdom must be acquired
through experience
• The quest for ‘perfection’ is inevitably
disappointing
• I learn by listening not by hearing myself
talk
• I don’t know as much as I think I know
• I MIGHT succeed without coaching, but
I WILL succeed with it
• Coaches train people to pay very close
attention to who they are and what they
want
• Truly listening is like being a sponge
with a brain
• It feels good to be generous with
compliments and praise
• Life opens opportunities for each of us;
we choose whether or not to take action
• The world changes little; it’s our
perception of the world that changes
• Focusing on strengths is better than
strengthening weaknesses
• Giving what we love to give is always
more successful than giving what we
think others want
• Avoiding commitments inhibits the
fullest experience of life
• Intention + Attention = Miracles
• While reaction is instinctive the ability to
respond intelligently is the hallmark of
the evolving soul
• Forgiveness from others is worthless
unless I fully forgive myself
• While our background and
circumstances shape who we’ve been
we are responsible for who we become
• Every problem or challenge has a
solution just not the one we may want
• Integrity is the steadfast refusal to do
anything I will dislike myself for having
done
• By listening to my inner voice, which
knows neither pride nor arrogance, I
can learn the truth
• Life is a process of casting away fear
after fear
• If we get what we need we will have
what we want
• We already embody our full “potential”,
we just have to “be” it.
• Being present in the moment is a richer
experience than any I may be chasing
after
• Life reveals itself to us one frame at a
time: we mustn’t mistake the current
frame for the whole picture
• Letting go of the assumption of needing
to know it all allows the freedom to
explore and an opportunity to learn from
pe...
• Being truly in the moment means that I
can’t by definition be disappointed
• People take credit for their happiness
and blame others for their misfortune
• Forever can be just today
• Leadership comes from the heart,
management from the head
• Vision + Determination = Living my
Dreams
• Improving any organisation starts with
changing the self
• A strong focus eliminates more
obstacles than any problem-solving
strategy ever could
• We are always at choice especially
when we think we have no options
• Sometimes making a 180-degree turn
creates better results than continuing to
push harder in the same direction
• When I consider everything to be an
experiment, my attachment to the
outcome disappears
• When we decide to make a major
change the Universe will suddenly and
inexplicably tempt us to stay put; that is
how we k...
• Creativity is like a faucet: if we judge an
idea before it flows we shut off all the
ideas behind it
• When I judge others I disconnect from
myself
• When I resist I suffer
• My problems are my teachers
• When I judge others I am judging myself
• As hard as it is to change myself, it
would be impossible for me to change
anyone else
• A strong intention attracts success
• A hectic schedule often covers a deep
fear of boredom
• Habits are like children – fighting with
them is pointless. What they need first
and foremost is love and acceptance
• Things really are what they seem but
we can only comprehend that when
we’re seeing and listening skilfully
• The way we label a situation/person
reflects or can shift our perception of it
• People value me to the extent I value
myself
• I need to stop being a victim of
opportunities
• Lessons are repeated until they are
really learned
• It’s worthwhile to ruffle someone’s
feathers if in the end it helps them to
learn how to fly
• Knowledge is pointless unless it inspires
action
• Attachment to a specific outcome is an
attempt to buy security for the price of
chance
• Being a coach without a coach is like
being a magician without a trick
• If I speak from my heart my audience
will hear from theirs
• Maturity can be measured by how little
delay there is between any stimulus and
the appropriate response
• The word “but” negates all that
precedes it – use “and” or “however”
instead
• A future full of possibilities is more
attractive than a past full of
accomplishments
• The only thing at which I can
consistently succeed is the art of being
myself
• My value is not in what I do but in who I
am
• The way to change others is to change
myself
• The strongest position I can hold is my
own truth
• When two people disagree, the quickest
resolution comes when one of the two
decides to hear the other completely
• I must always let the truth lead the way
because it will, whether I follow it or not
• When we stop looking for answers the
best questions appear
• Clients are brought into our lives so we
can grow with them
• Clients provide us with an opportunity to
share our gifts
• It’s important to take the care to
respond rather than react
• A client’s trust is an honour to be won
• Love is learning how to “be”
• The more I learn the more I realise how
little I know
• We can’t hear in others what we haven’t
listened to in ourselves
• By asking the right questions we honour
a client’s knowing
• The best feedback is both subjective
and descriptive
• There is a link between my greatest
strength and my worst weakness
• True wisdom combines experience,
knowledge and intuition
• Knowing renders learning impossible
• The journey of self-discovery is a painful
worthwhile adventure
• Too much work can rob us of life
• By asking ‘why’, ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘what
if’ about any situation usually uncovers
some overlooked gem and that
everyone ...
• All my problems started out as good
ideas
• No amount of business knowledge or
experience is more powerful than simply
testing what the market wants
• A great coach can hear what’s going on
with a client by changes in their
breathing
• Since we create our own games we
might as well set ourselves up to win
• When a client ends the relationship it’s
always for the best
• Everyone’s way of receiving information
is different and a good teacher coach or
mentor will take the time to learn the
...
• We always attract others at a similar
stage of development
• People I view as “difficult” are actually
teachers sent to help me evolve
• Learning doesn’t end until life does
I have learned that:
• In a disagreement seeing the other’s
perspective is even more satisfying than
prevailing
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  1. 1. I have learned that: • When I feel disappointed in someone, it’s usually due to my expectations than their actions
  2. 2. I have learned that: • Coaches do not fix problems; they support people who are ready to own their lives
  3. 3. • Maximum profitability exists at the brink of disaster
  4. 4. • When dealing with professionals if I’m not clear about what I want I’ll wind up with what they want
  5. 5. • All emotional pain stems from resistance and a sense of ‘what should be’
  6. 6. • Even if I choose not to decide I have still made a choice
  7. 7. • True leaders listen more than they speak
  8. 8. • Blame evokes defensiveness and that defensiveness reduces awareness
  9. 9. • True leaders make decisions by using their hearts as well as their minds
  10. 10. • That the Creator gave us creativity and we invented Control
  11. 11. • A dream is like a sculpture that must be chipped away until it’s complete
  12. 12. • My need to look good has ended up wrecking my goals more than anything else
  13. 13. • All the events, circumstances and people in my life were there to prepare me for this moment
  14. 14. • We don’t know where we came from or where we’re going, so what really matters is what we do right now
  15. 15. • Alternatives are more effective than ultimatums
  16. 16. • Having a role model is one of the smartest and smoothest ways to succeed
  17. 17. • Miraculous solutions appear out of nowhere once we become open and aware
  18. 18. • Thriving relationships with others require fully understanding my relationship with Self
  19. 19. • It is easier to accept feelings than to rationalise them
  20. 20. • Disappointment is directly proportionate to expectation regarding circumstances beyond our control
  21. 21. • Taking NO action is taking an action
  22. 22. • If you don’t do everything you can right now you’ll have more to do later
  23. 23. • Learning is a lifestyle
  24. 24. • Fear, when managed, promotes excellence and creativity
  25. 25. • Regret lasts forever
  26. 26. • People who are constantly busy are often hiding from something
  27. 27. • Career can be the elusive thief of true identity
  28. 28. • Most of the things that made me feel happy when I was 10 still do
  29. 29. • Obstacles are visible only when I take my eyes off the goal
  30. 30. • The human mind is like a parachute – neither functions unless fully opened
  31. 31. • Limiting beliefs are usually supported by unmet needs
  32. 32. • Anything is possible if I let go of my attachment to a specific outcome
  33. 33. • If I pay attention to inklings and nudges, I can avoid problems and crises
  34. 34. • Action is the antidote to fear and depression
  35. 35. • Success is a poor teacher
  36. 36. • When something is not clear it is time to ask better questions
  37. 37. • Being defensive is oxymoronic – it usually invites stones to be thrown
  38. 38. • Coaching isn’t about holding clients accountable, it’s about their becoming responsible
  39. 39. • Outlook determines outcome
  40. 40. • People need acknowledgement and endorsement far more than they need suggestions for improvement
  41. 41. • Getting into “FLOW” means literally firing up my entire brain
  42. 42. • At a profound level the less I need the more freedom of choice I experience
  43. 43. • Proving worth is the ego’s endless game of running in circles
  44. 44. • No team succeeds if composed solely of similar players
  45. 45. • The more I depend upon forces outside myself the more I am a slave to them
  46. 46. • As a coach it is my job to see what’s inside you and to help you express that
  47. 47. • The opinions of others reveal more about them than about us
  48. 48. • It’s not so much where we are but in which direction we are moving
  49. 49. • If I find myself in a hole it’s time to put down the shovel
  50. 50. • A ‘missed opportunity’ is really a choice that’s still beyond awareness
  51. 51. • By identifying and eliminating expectations, I free myself to more fully receive
  52. 52. • Awareness is the first step towards change
  53. 53. • Guilt is always about the past, anxiety is always about the future and either can destroy a perfectly good life in the present
  54. 54. • Boredom is the price we pay for being self-absorbed
  55. 55. • Changing habits on a deep level takes willingness, consistent application and time
  56. 56. • It’s OK to say “I don’t know”
  57. 57. • Being responsible sometimes requires a reminder that I am able to respond
  58. 58. • Only I can determine the reality I face on a given day
  59. 59. • Organisations don’t run on information, they run on relationships
  60. 60. • The biggest blocks to learning are the words “I know”
  61. 61. • Time and energy are far better spent delegating tasks to others than trying to strengthen my weaknesses
  62. 62. • Progress is people demanding impossible things
  63. 63. • A coach is to life what oil is to an engine – small regular doses keep everything running smoothly
  64. 64. • I am my best when I am my ,most natural relaxed self
  65. 65. • It is often true that whatever we resist is our next best step
  66. 66. • Change begins with a decision, grows with a commitment and occurs with action
  67. 67. • The greatest path to travel along is the one I create
  68. 68. • A leader who is too far out in front tends to blend in with the horizon and lose effectiveness
  69. 69. • Asking for help only works when we make space to receive it
  70. 70. • As a coach I see people in terms of future potential not past performance
  71. 71. • I don’t have to see myself as not good, bad or dysfunctional in order to grow and change
  72. 72. • Spending 90% of life in the present will reduce the past to memory. The future will take care of itself.
  73. 73. • I am most at peace and things work when I give up my need for control
  74. 74. • Consultants get paid to learn; coaches get paid to grow
  75. 75. • Giving it away is the only way to keep it
  76. 76. • Delegating responsibility without accountability is a prescription for frustration and failure
  77. 77. • Experience is the toughest teacher – she gives you the test first and the lesson later
  78. 78. • “Walking the Talk” is the only game worth playing
  79. 79. • Unconditional Love means more than mere acceptance of ‘what is’: it means SUPPORTING others as if they were already absolutely perfect
  80. 80. • I interpret the world, so it exists as I see it
  81. 81. • Doing for others what they can do for themselves is not helping, it’s crippling
  82. 82. • Clients will pay whatever I am willing to receive
  83. 83. • Our subconscious is the world’s most outrageous computer and, as with all computers, it’s garbage in, garbage out
  84. 84. • A goal is merely an excuse for being in the process
  85. 85. • The true victory is in the process not the end result
  86. 86. • Failure is a gateway to a new level of self-acceptance and appreciation for the perfection of the Universe
  87. 87. • Failure is often an illusion
  88. 88. • As I give others freedom to be, I give myself freedom to be
  89. 89. • I can embrace the paradox that in stillness I may achieve my goals
  90. 90. • When I give freely of that which I value I receive tenfold back
  91. 91. • When push comes to shove, stop
  92. 92. • The key to a stress-free life is living in the moment
  93. 93. • Not everyone is coachable
  94. 94. • The only way to evolve is through the path of self-acceptance
  95. 95. • Judgement and expectation drain energy
  96. 96. • A good coach tells bold-faced truths
  97. 97. • There are no teachers any more: we are all students learning together
  98. 98. • Comparisons are joyless
  99. 99. • Our perception is our reality
  100. 100. • Compassion is being unafraid of what we see in other people
  101. 101. • People are their actions
  102. 102. • Every change offers opportunity
  103. 103. • What we tolerate saps our energy
  104. 104. • Choice gives power fear drains it
  105. 105. • If you continue to do what you have always done you will continue to get what you’ve always got
  106. 106. • Power is like love: the only way to keep it is to give it away
  107. 107. • Flexibility is power and Trust is eternal strength
  108. 108. • Trust and confidence are built through empathy
  109. 109. • If it is not effortless we are probably doing it wrong
  110. 110. • There are two possible outcomes in life – to have reasons why it didn’t happen or to have results
  111. 111. • The object of life is to die young as late as possible
  112. 112. • If you do not know where you are going you are probably going to end up somewhere else
  113. 113. • Being effective takes less energy than being efficient
  114. 114. • When I accept where I am in life I move on to other places with less effort
  115. 115. • Faith is a verb
  116. 116. • When I believe in my own value others are attracted to me
  117. 117. • When I live with intention but without attachment amazing things happen
  118. 118. • Closing the sale is the beginning not the end
  119. 119. • The more I recognise my own uniqueness the less I need to compare myself with others
  120. 120. • It’s important to begin then have faith I will know how to complete
  121. 121. • Only tasks can be managed; people must be led
  122. 122. • The best opportunities almost always come in disguise
  123. 123. • Nobody ever gives me offence, I only take it
  124. 124. • Life is a constant test on how to deal with others
  125. 125. • The more I ‘help’, the more I remove personal power from others
  126. 126. • Relationships and judgements mirror how we feel about ourselves
  127. 127. • Freedom is a state of mind
  128. 128. • Everything I need I already have
  129. 129. • A cynic is an idealist with an unfulfilled dream
  130. 130. • When we know our values no decision is difficult
  131. 131. • Where there is worry there is a struggle for control
  132. 132. • I cannot always choose the circumstances I face, but can always choose how to react
  133. 133. • The problem is not important, it is how I handle the solution
  134. 134. • I have to stop waiting for the right time and make the time right
  135. 135. • My surroundings perfectly mirror the state of my internal environment
  136. 136. • Crafting a life is not the same as making a living
  137. 137. • My perception of reality is not shared by everyone
  138. 138. • Our thoughts create our reality
  139. 139. • Success comes from doing what we love and loving what we do
  140. 140. • Heaven is not a place it is a human condition
  141. 141. • Abundance is our natural state – lack is an illusion
  142. 142. • Actually doing it is much less work than thinking about doing it
  143. 143. • External problems have internal solutions
  144. 144. • The best way to learn anything is to teach it
  145. 145. • When we live our passion life becomes extremely satisfying
  146. 146. • It is a sign of true strength of character to be able to admit to making a mistake without excuse
  147. 147. • Professionals succeed precisely as much as their clients succeed
  148. 148. • If creating something requires a great deal of effort and struggle, it is probably not something I should be doing
  149. 149. • My clients have all the answers within them; my job is to hold the mirror
  150. 150. • Employees must understand the employer’s vision if the company is to succeed
  151. 151. • Failure is the result of giving up
  152. 152. • We attract in others all that which we have not learned to accept in ourselves
  153. 153. • Knowledge can be learned with the mind but wisdom must be acquired through experience
  154. 154. • The quest for ‘perfection’ is inevitably disappointing
  155. 155. • I learn by listening not by hearing myself talk
  156. 156. • I don’t know as much as I think I know
  157. 157. • I MIGHT succeed without coaching, but I WILL succeed with it
  158. 158. • Coaches train people to pay very close attention to who they are and what they want
  159. 159. • Truly listening is like being a sponge with a brain
  160. 160. • It feels good to be generous with compliments and praise
  161. 161. • Life opens opportunities for each of us; we choose whether or not to take action
  162. 162. • The world changes little; it’s our perception of the world that changes
  163. 163. • Focusing on strengths is better than strengthening weaknesses
  164. 164. • Giving what we love to give is always more successful than giving what we think others want
  165. 165. • Avoiding commitments inhibits the fullest experience of life
  166. 166. • Intention + Attention = Miracles
  167. 167. • While reaction is instinctive the ability to respond intelligently is the hallmark of the evolving soul
  168. 168. • Forgiveness from others is worthless unless I fully forgive myself
  169. 169. • While our background and circumstances shape who we’ve been we are responsible for who we become
  170. 170. • Every problem or challenge has a solution just not the one we may want
  171. 171. • Integrity is the steadfast refusal to do anything I will dislike myself for having done
  172. 172. • By listening to my inner voice, which knows neither pride nor arrogance, I can learn the truth
  173. 173. • Life is a process of casting away fear after fear
  174. 174. • If we get what we need we will have what we want
  175. 175. • We already embody our full “potential”, we just have to “be” it.
  176. 176. • Being present in the moment is a richer experience than any I may be chasing after
  177. 177. • Life reveals itself to us one frame at a time: we mustn’t mistake the current frame for the whole picture
  178. 178. • Letting go of the assumption of needing to know it all allows the freedom to explore and an opportunity to learn from people who model what we want
  179. 179. • Being truly in the moment means that I can’t by definition be disappointed
  180. 180. • People take credit for their happiness and blame others for their misfortune
  181. 181. • Forever can be just today
  182. 182. • Leadership comes from the heart, management from the head
  183. 183. • Vision + Determination = Living my Dreams
  184. 184. • Improving any organisation starts with changing the self
  185. 185. • A strong focus eliminates more obstacles than any problem-solving strategy ever could
  186. 186. • We are always at choice especially when we think we have no options
  187. 187. • Sometimes making a 180-degree turn creates better results than continuing to push harder in the same direction
  188. 188. • When I consider everything to be an experiment, my attachment to the outcome disappears
  189. 189. • When we decide to make a major change the Universe will suddenly and inexplicably tempt us to stay put; that is how we know we are on the right track
  190. 190. • Creativity is like a faucet: if we judge an idea before it flows we shut off all the ideas behind it
  191. 191. • When I judge others I disconnect from myself
  192. 192. • When I resist I suffer
  193. 193. • My problems are my teachers
  194. 194. • When I judge others I am judging myself
  195. 195. • As hard as it is to change myself, it would be impossible for me to change anyone else
  196. 196. • A strong intention attracts success
  197. 197. • A hectic schedule often covers a deep fear of boredom
  198. 198. • Habits are like children – fighting with them is pointless. What they need first and foremost is love and acceptance
  199. 199. • Things really are what they seem but we can only comprehend that when we’re seeing and listening skilfully
  200. 200. • The way we label a situation/person reflects or can shift our perception of it
  201. 201. • People value me to the extent I value myself
  202. 202. • I need to stop being a victim of opportunities
  203. 203. • Lessons are repeated until they are really learned
  204. 204. • It’s worthwhile to ruffle someone’s feathers if in the end it helps them to learn how to fly
  205. 205. • Knowledge is pointless unless it inspires action
  206. 206. • Attachment to a specific outcome is an attempt to buy security for the price of chance
  207. 207. • Being a coach without a coach is like being a magician without a trick
  208. 208. • If I speak from my heart my audience will hear from theirs
  209. 209. • Maturity can be measured by how little delay there is between any stimulus and the appropriate response
  210. 210. • The word “but” negates all that precedes it – use “and” or “however” instead
  211. 211. • A future full of possibilities is more attractive than a past full of accomplishments
  212. 212. • The only thing at which I can consistently succeed is the art of being myself
  213. 213. • My value is not in what I do but in who I am
  214. 214. • The way to change others is to change myself
  215. 215. • The strongest position I can hold is my own truth
  216. 216. • When two people disagree, the quickest resolution comes when one of the two decides to hear the other completely
  217. 217. • I must always let the truth lead the way because it will, whether I follow it or not
  218. 218. • When we stop looking for answers the best questions appear
  219. 219. • Clients are brought into our lives so we can grow with them
  220. 220. • Clients provide us with an opportunity to share our gifts
  221. 221. • It’s important to take the care to respond rather than react
  222. 222. • A client’s trust is an honour to be won
  223. 223. • Love is learning how to “be”
  224. 224. • The more I learn the more I realise how little I know
  225. 225. • We can’t hear in others what we haven’t listened to in ourselves
  226. 226. • By asking the right questions we honour a client’s knowing
  227. 227. • The best feedback is both subjective and descriptive
  228. 228. • There is a link between my greatest strength and my worst weakness
  229. 229. • True wisdom combines experience, knowledge and intuition
  230. 230. • Knowing renders learning impossible
  231. 231. • The journey of self-discovery is a painful worthwhile adventure
  232. 232. • Too much work can rob us of life
  233. 233. • By asking ‘why’, ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘what if’ about any situation usually uncovers some overlooked gem and that everyone has a blind spot around at least one of these questions
  234. 234. • All my problems started out as good ideas
  235. 235. • No amount of business knowledge or experience is more powerful than simply testing what the market wants
  236. 236. • A great coach can hear what’s going on with a client by changes in their breathing
  237. 237. • Since we create our own games we might as well set ourselves up to win
  238. 238. • When a client ends the relationship it’s always for the best
  239. 239. • Everyone’s way of receiving information is different and a good teacher coach or mentor will take the time to learn the best approach
  240. 240. • We always attract others at a similar stage of development
  241. 241. • People I view as “difficult” are actually teachers sent to help me evolve
  242. 242. • Learning doesn’t end until life does
  243. 243. I have learned that: • In a disagreement seeing the other’s perspective is even more satisfying than prevailing
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