Is there a person in your life you think needs changing? Almost all of us would answer â€œYesâ€ to that question. This week several of my clients have been facing struggles with people whose attitudes, words and actions they believe need major adjustments. As I worked with them, I gained valuable clarity for myself.Read More
Behind the scenes each week there is a special person who helps me edit my work. She has been there since I started this column. She adds tremendous value and depth to these weekly articles. Her name is Gayle Dulcey. Gayle is one of the most highly educated people I know a former high school
You find yourself having a â€œbad day.â€ Things are just not going right. You feel frustrated, uneasy, and even miserable. Do you have to continue to spiral further into difficulty or can you shift your energy to feel better? You have more power to think and feel well than you might yet understand. Whether we
Just before the New Year I wrote an article asking you a question, â€œWhat is possible for you and Nigeria?â€ I wanted to encourage each of us to look closely at our mind set as we entered 2010. I hoped to help us clarify our commitment to creating the personal and national progress we each long for. Our mental set regarding what is or isn’t possible determines the way we spend our resources.Read More
If you have been reading my column you have heard me mention before that when zwe were children the adults in our lives (parents, teachers, pastors and others) played a major role in telling us who we are. The image of ourselves we develop and carry is based on what we were told repeatedly during our formative years.Read More
Are you being honest with yourself?
I’d like us to take an even deeper look at honesty this week. We want others to be honest with us yet we often overlook one crucial factor: we forget that we often deceive others and more important we often deceive ourselves. So how can we become more honest with ourselves?
All parents want their children to become successful adults. But parental standards for measuring success can be limiting.Read More
This week I want to introduce you to four women who are serving Nigeria with passion and purpose. You may have never heard their names before. Â But I felt you should know them. Â Each is a change agent, a visionary of her generation. None of them seek the spotlight or recognition. Â In fact, I
I have a life coaching client who suffered a stroke several years ago.Â After her stroke she couldn’t walk, couldn’t talk well and didn’t look normal.Â She told me that people would just stare at her, obviously questioning in their mind what had happened to her.Â Yet, no one would ask about her physical challenges.Â
We human beings are highly predictable creatures. Â We want to believe that our life stories (especially the â€œtragicâ€ ones) are unique. Â Yet, when we look more closely we see, in general, a limited number of patterns, variations on themes. Dramas are being played out all around us every day: Â parent-child, husband-wife, employer-employee, boyfriend-girlfriend, government-constituent, buyer-