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    Tic Talk

    By Robert McFadden

    Tic Talk

    "Love to stay and talk, but - wow! - I'm running reeeeeally late - maybe next time!"


    Ever notice this perverse trend that makes a Badge of Honor out of having no time? 

    Amazing really. 

    Anyone with sufficiently poor organizational skills can pull it off in a snap. 

    Not that...
    19.02.17 02:38 AM - Comment(s)

    Stepping Aside and Making Space

    By Robert McFadden

    Stepping Aside and Making Space
    On April 23rd, 2005, my life swung into a completely new direction when I became a 24/7 single parent to Tegan, my teen-age daughter. Overnight I felt that I was facing a whole new set of challenges for influencing her in motivation, self-esteem and relationship management...
    01.12.16 06:49 PM - Comment(s)

    Everyday Mindfulness: find focus in day-to-day situations

    By Robert McFadden

    Jeremy Gardner and I recently sat down to discuss the subject of finding your focus through everyday mindfulness, an approach I have been exploring with my coaching clients over the past few years.  Here's the video of that conversation, and if you'd like find out more, be sure to check out my...
    01.12.16 06:49 PM - Comment(s)

    Turn Great Ideas to Great Achievements in 3 Simple Steps

    By Robert McFadden

    Turn Great Ideas to Great Achievements in 3 Simple Steps

    Perhaps this has happened to you? 

    Speaking with a friend, you describe a great idea that's just popped into your head. You see it in crystalline detail. You know what's involved, what's going to happen, and how great you'll feel when it's done. Then nothing happens. One thing gets in the way, t...
    11.01.15 06:40 PM - Comment(s)

    Shift from Expert to Facilitator

    By Robert McFadden

    Shift from Expert to Facilitator

    When we experience stress in our lives, our repertoire of actions tend to favor habitual reactions over considered responses.  At the same time, our ways of thinking can narrow. Instead of meeting new challenges with open curiosity, we can increasingly want to get to the point, c...
    23.10.14 09:00 PM - Comment(s)

    Language and Negative Self-Talk

    By Robert McFadden

    Language and Negative Self-Talk
    Psychologist Neil Fiore is a performance and productivity expert whose book, The Now Habit, focuses on procrastination: its challenges, roots and solutions. In the chapter titled, How to Talk to Yourself, Fiore looks at the kind of motivational language we often use with ourselve...
    21.09.14 03:12 PM - Comment(s)

    Knowledge and Negative Self-Talk

    By Robert McFadden

    Knowledge and Negative Self-Talk
    The notion that each one of us has within ourselves multiple brains may, on first read, sound downright odd. My brain: it's that thinking gizmo that keeps my ears apart, right? 

    In his book The Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan Haidt details four completely different brains each of us possess;...
    03.09.14 08:26 PM - Comment(s)

    Awareness and Negative Self-Talk

    By Robert McFadden

    Awareness and Negative Self-Talk

    In his book The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secrets & Science of Happiness, Buddhist master and teacher Yongey Mingur Rinpoche tells us in no uncertain terms: “You’re not the limited, anxious person you think you are. Any trained Buddhist teacher can tell you with all the conviction of personal...

    31.08.14 03:34 PM - Comment(s)

    Willpower and Negative Self-Talk

    By Robert McFadden

    Willpower and Negative Self-Talk
    In The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It, health psychologist and lecturer Kelly McGonigal looks at the effects of negative self-talk, anxiety and guilt on our willpower. Stress from these, it turns out, sets us up to crave relief in ex...
    26.08.14 07:44 PM - Comment(s)

    Willpower, Awareness, Knowledge & Language:  4 Paths to Self-Management

    By Robert McFadden

    Willpower, Awareness, Knowledge & Language:  4 Paths to Self-Management
    How to manage our conflicting thoughts, beliefs and goals?

    The question’s been with us from at least the time of Homer. In tethering Ulysses to his mast so as to hear the song of the Sirens and live to tell the tale, Homer gave us one of our oldest examples of strategic action being taken in the face...
    21.08.14 05:12 PM - Comment(s)