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The Cost of Avoiding Pain

January 19, 2016 | By | 2 Comments

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort, you will get neither comfort nor truth, only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin with and, in the end, despair. —C.S. Lewis Most of our big fears will be realized. I’m an optimist and a “create your reality” kind of guy but let’s face it, shit happens. As much as we fear dying, losing a loved one, having an important relationship end badly, being fired, demoted or overlooked in our work life, or getting sick, at some point, we will experience many of these things. Pain is Inevitable but Suffering… Pain is part of the human experience. For instance, pain comes with […]

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How to Find Passion at Mid-life

April 21, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

I’m celebrating my 51st birthday this week. The best thing about turning 51 is that I’m not fifty anymore. Turning fifty and being fifty sucked. For you forty-nine year-olds, you have been warned. For those turning fifty and dreading it or hating it, there’s hope. Leading up to my turning fifty, I was pretty pumped. Then came my birthday and, for what seemed like the rest of my life, all I could think of was how much time I had left. It was like God set an oven timer and I couldn’t stop looking at it every few minutes to see if it was ready to go off. The glass changed from being half full to half empty. I found […]

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Executive Life Coaching: Moving From Success to Fulfillment and Back Again

February 22, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

What’s the definition of success? Is this person successful: Self-made multi-million dollar net worth by age thirty, CEO of a company for which you led the IPO by age thirty-five, in good health, solid marriage, active social life, vacation home, expensive European cars in the garage, the time and money to play and vacation in nice settings? Maybe there isn’t one definition for success. Perhaps we all have to determine for ourselves what it is. If so, what’s your definition? I used to be the guy in the first paragraph. I thought I was successful. The problem I ran into was I always wanted more of all of it. A bigger condo in the mountains, more money in the bank, […]

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