Believe it or Not!

In 1919, a cartoonist named LeRoy Robert Ripley released the first of a new series of daily panels which shared bizarre but true facts and stories from around the world. Over 100,000 cartoons later, “Ripley’s Believe it or Not!” has spawned books, radio series, TV...

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A Whole New Way of Thinking About Rapport

When I started my training as a coach back in 1989, one of the most important things they taught us was the importance of rapport in relationships – that feeling of goodwill between you and your client, customer, or loved ones that both greased the wheels of any interaction and served as a safety net for any time you needed to “go out on a limb”

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From Tiny Acorns…

In 1999, one of my mentors took me to one side and said "The problem with you is that you're too creative for your own good." Not yet sure whether to be insulted or flattered, I listened on as he continued "You come up with all of these fantastic insights, tips and...

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In Praise of “Average”

I was talking to the supercoach Steve Chandler once when he said to me, “Have an average day!” A bit taken aback, I asked him what he meant. After all, isn’t the idea to have “great” days, or even “exceptional” ones? He then told me the story of one of his mentors, a...

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Let’s Talk About Money

Money is one of the most emotionally taboo subjects in the world, with most people happier to share the details of their sex life than their bank balance. This week, Michael exposes the misconceptions that can make money seem too difficult to talk about and how an honest, open approach will change your relationship with money forever!

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