Are you an ACTOR or a REACTOR?

There once was a boy who had a very weak and sickly body. His father consistently instructed him that despite his physical circumstance, if he strengthened his mind and took action, he could accomplish anything. This boy believed his father and accepted his advice, later becoming the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. Read More

Obstacles vs. Barriers

  Life is a journey and as with any journey it can present its share of obstacles and barriers. As long as we’reĀ breathing, obstacles and barriers will be a part of our human experience. It’s how we relate to our obstacles and barriers that dictates the quality of our human experience. One of the most Read More

I’m really not winning…(excerpt from Linal Harris’ diary)

  This weekend I celebrated thirty-eight years on the planet. Typically every year, I write a birthday blog post that expresses my gratitude for life and/or provides a perspective for reflection on how things have changed since I was a child. This year my birthday blog post will be different. Recently, with the help of Read More

7 Reasons We Avoid New Opportunities

  Over this past weekend, a group of colleagues and I volunteered our time to provideĀ coaching conversations to a group of men at the Pacific Garden Mission (homeless shelter) in Chicago. I was one of the first coaches to arrive at the location, so I took on the responsibility of gathering twenty men from a Read More

Invisible Chains – What’s Holding You Back?

  What’s holding you back? Are you accomplishing your goals and living your dreams? Take a minute or two and think about this… Does your mind revert to a particular circumstance and/or person? What is this circumstance? Who is this person? What’s inhibiting your dreams and taking your power? Has it been a circumstance, person, Read More