Ideas, stories, and reflections.

How to Keep Persistent in the Face of Challenge

high performance weekly Jun 04, 2018

Have you ever struggled with not getting results despite how much work you have been doing?  Long hours, no promotion.  Diet and exercise, no weight loss.  Awesome relationship, no passion.  You get the point.  

It is inevitable we will come upon challenge while going after our dreams.  For me, I have been working on building my coaching practice, putting in tons of work, and sometimes feel like I am not making any progress.  

Have you ever felt this way, too?

What can you do to make sure you are progressing, or "moving the football forward"?

Here is how I think through sticking through it:

  1. Keep consistence or discipline - If you show up and do the work, eventually you will make progress.
  2. Honor the struggle - if you know struggle is part of the process and life, you can move past it quicker and not get caught up on it
  3. Remember the worthy outcome - If you believe sticking through the challenges will lead to good things for you, you family and...
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Five Ideas to Feel Happier!

coaching happiness weekly Aug 24, 2016

Everyone is chasing happiness, in one form or another.  So, his week's video go over my five ideas to be happier!  

Having struggled with depression a bit earlier in life, I keep going back to these five ideas to course correct when life gets hard, or when I need to change my mindset.

Before I share my five ideas, what are your ideas on how people can be happier?  Take a few minutes and write down what you think.  I would love to hear your ideas, so please post them below this video in the comments section!

Ok, now to the good stuff.  

Five ideas to be happier, by Shawn Buttner:

  1. Learn from everything 
  2. Participate in and direct your life
  3. Find greater perspective
  4. Stop comparing yourself to others
  5. Remember - your consistant best is enough

There is more context in the video above, but here you have it folks!  The five ideas that help me course correct when I feel a bit down.


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