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Dealing with negative reviews and comments

Dealin with Negative Reviews and Comments This post is not just about me, but about a friend who also happens to be my writing coach for my book. She recently received a negative review from someone who, apparently, had a lot of spite and pent up frustration towards her. I was just thinking about this […]

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Storytellling, returning to the voice.

Storytelling, and returning to the voice. I had a very productive call with my business coach, Rick Tamlyn, last week. one thing he advised me to do was to look up a course in storytelling. Public speaking, after all, is just another name for storytelling. So, I found a fun course from Khan Academy on […]

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What Lenny Bruce has taught me about being a comic advocate.

Lenny Bruce’s comedy seems very tame by today’s standards. But 50 years ago, he was ahead of his time in his outspoken irreverence and frank distain for the church, showbiz, and the life of the comic. For a brief rundown, see This great article Listening to Bruce tell a story was a trip full of […]

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Self-doubt and the artistic creative

self doubt, am I good enough? A friend of mine recently said she had written a story to be published and said, “I have a lot of self doubt.” It’s a human emotion, or rather, reaction to us and our “best self.” In the language of the Coaches Training Institute, it is your Saboteur. Others […]

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Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony & Business Marketing

What do Beethoven and Business Marketing have in Common? For those of you who don’t know me well, my educational background is in Musicology. Musicology, in a very broad sense, is the cultural study of music rather than the performance of it. In other words, I was not the one singing onstage, I was the […]

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Dialing in Content, Analogue Vs. Digital

Dialing in Content, Analogue Vs. Digital Remember the old days when people still used radios that had a dial on them to tune in the station? Kids, I’m sure you can find one in an antique shop somewhere. Sometimes it would be really easy to find a station, or sometimes you’d have a lot of […]

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There is No “Normal” for Someone with a Disability

There Is No “Normal” for Someone with a Disability. Recently, a friend told me that her family had an idea that struck me as completely wrong and, to use the colloquial expression, old school. They seem to have the belief that is summed up in the question, “Why can’t you just be normal?” This really […]

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Being addicted to, and getting high with your coach.

This is not about drugs in the elicit sense. It’s about mental addiction and highs. I had a call with my coach, Rick. One of the parts of the conversation we had was the following: I get in a pattern. I get talked off the ledge by Rick, I feel good about myself, then I […]

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Out-of-Body Coaching, not by design!

Out of Body Coaching Experience – Surreal Coaching Dear Readers, I had to write this down before i forgot about it. I had my first coaching session where I did the coaching. I haven’t coached anyone in probably a year or maybe two years. Priscilla’s health combined with our project on self-advocacy and my work […]

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Don’t take anything for granted.

What you can do one day might be gone the next. I was lying here on the couch, relaxing on a Sunday, watching the Rockies game. It’s what I do almost all the time on Sundays, when it’s baseball season. Our third baseman missed the ball as it went from the shadows to the sunlight […]

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