Tag: communication skills

Who Do You Love Most – Your Dog Or …?

That may seem like a stupid question.  But it is one worth considering, isn’t it? If you don’t have a dog, but have a cat or horse or pet tarantula, the same applies.  If you don’t have a pet, I invite you to play along with me anyway. Maybe the pet you can’t live without… Read more »

Celebration Time For You, Isn’t It?

“We’re curious to know how you have celebrated the great work you’re doing?” This is a typical question we ask when we are working with coaching clients (individuals or couples). The typical response is, “What do you mean by celebrate?” I don’t know about you, but for us, it can be too easy to get caught up… Read more »

Why Can’t He/She Understand Me? – 10 Simple Steps

In our coaching practice, we’d be wealthy if we received one dollar for every time we’ve heard the question in the title. Additionally, I may be nearing Warren Buffett’s status if I received a dollar every time I thought it. The biggest problem with this question is that it puts the blame on the other… Read more »

3 Timely Tips For, “We Need To Talk”

“Dan, we need to talk.” It’s not the most joyous thing to hear, is it?   In fact, it sucks.  When I hear those words, my heart falls into my boots.  And I’m thinking:  “What’s wrong? What did I do?” So I respond, “Talk?  Now?  Can we do it later, like next month, or next year? … Read more »

How Can You Stop Making Bad Decisions?

Ever had a time when you made a decision that turned out to be a really bad one? And when you reflect back to that decision point, you remember feeling a bit “off” about it? Example: Carol and I walked into the lawyer’s office to meet our friend, John (name changed).  We had agreed to… Read more »

What Does Happiness Mean? And Are You?

My dog, Jack, bounds onto the step, tail wagging wildly as I step outside.  “Want to come   along for a ski?” His legs become springs and he explodes straight up in the air – he can look me in the eye. Then he tears off down the trail scooping snow in his mouth.  I… Read more »

Trust: Are You Building – Or Destroying?

A key concept in many of my keynote presentations is “Trust.” And with coaching clients, trust is always at the root of their challenges and also a big part of the solutions they choose. Trust is a foundational concept of life and is the most critical and delicate component in any relationship. In presentations, I… Read more »

One Thing for Romance

When life gets hectic, romance is often the first thing to fall away. Would that be true for you? You know how it goes – hectic all day and when you finally get home, it’s a quick bite of supper and off to more meetings or flop on the couch in front of the tube… Read more »

Relationship Tips

Carol and I had the extreme honour to present “Romance Your Business And Life” to an amazing group of women at the Millionaire Woman Club, an event organized by Debra Kasowski. Here’s a short video Debra filmed that I’m sure you’ll enjoy. I challenge you to apply these Relationhship Tips. Which one are you going… Read more »

Shared Experiences

What do you do together – the two of you? If you don’t create shared, or common experiences, what is it doing to the quality of your relationship? So, the question again, what common experiences are you going to create TODAY? And what do you suggest/recommend other couples do to bring their relationship closer together?