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    • Simply Brilliant – Quotations
    • 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 present
    • 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 absolutely perfect
    • 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 people who model what we want
    • 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 know we are on the right track
    • 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 has a blind spot around at least one of these questions
    • 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 best approach
    • 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