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Do You Self-Sabotage?

You find yourself working toward a goal. Maybe you don’t even think about it as a goal formally. It might be that you are trying to be nicer to your husband or wife. When they aren’t being especially kind. Or maybe you are trying to be patient taking the...

How Does “Mindset” Make a Difference?

Sometimes the mindset we have keeps us locked in our habits, even when we try to change them. In any situation or relationship, we come at it with an existing mindset of beliefs, assumptions, and understandings. These background mental programs are part of who we are,...

How to Navigate Decisions that Seem All-or-Nothing

The Joys of Polarity Mappingby Stephen P. Anderson, UX Mastery December 13, 2018 I recently discovered polarity mapping, a brilliant tool to facilitate good conversations about complex topics.See if any of these tensions sound familiar:Should we do more Learning or...

Working with Difficult Personalities

Some of the people with whom we interact challenge us. At times, we might even wonder if someone is narcissistic. Dr. Ramani Duvasula calls these personalities “high-conflict, difficult personality styles.” Whether we know what we’re dealing with or...

Music Moment: Firework

I’ve been a student and critic of music lyrics in popular music all of my life. As a young person, I composed music and set off for college, planning to become a songwriter. Although I redirected myself to educate rather than write songs for a living, I continue...

The Music of Life Coaching

There are big differences between learning to play or sing music and getting to the artist level, where you can express and communicate emotion and a beautiful aesthetic message at an advanced level. As a musician learns to play challenging music, at first, they...