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Can we learn to become more resilient?
Practicing Resilience: Hinchinbrook Island. April 1997... We can easily understand the concept of resilience, but to truly become resilient, it must be practiced….It happened again last week. Following my keynote presentation in northern Idaho for a healthcare group, a gentleman approached me as I made my way to the book-signing table: "Wh...
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You're not done yet
Learning that is. We strive; we set goals. We use phrases like "I'm getting there"; (or at least I do) to indicate our progress toward a set point; a destination. What if we've got it all wrong? What if the main reason we should set goals is so that we stay engaged with the doing; with the learning; whether we get to our destination or no...
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By the time you need to draw on your resilience; it’s too late…
I live in Alberta, Canada. You may not know this, butAlberta is Canada's oil province; kind of like Texas is for the US. When oil prices first started tanking, I asked friends in the industry what this would mean for them. Unilaterally the response was along the lines of: "This won't last. Prices will be back to normal within a few months…"...
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Uncertainty
All of us feel stuck at some point in our lives, and it's no wonder. The scientific community suggests that the average adult makes approximately 35,000 decisions eachday… Most of those decisions happen unconsciously, but often, bigger decisions have the capability to consume us; to overwhelm us. So, what can we do about it?How do we get u...
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