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August 2008

What Looks Easy Requires Discipline

“Creative work is first prepared for and only then realized. Improvisation requires preparation; spontaneity requires preparation. The very ability to approach a blank canvas or computer screen is contingent on the artist’s inner preparations, contingent on the alignment of his heart, mind, and hands in the direction of his task. The artist who does not …
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To Change Behavior, Help People Think

As a coach, my job is to help people improve their performance. There are a lot of people out there trying to do the same thing–parents, executives,teachers, doctors, supervisors, you name it. Maybe you. Doesn’t it feel great when you’re successful, when a conversation or something you did helped someone else turn it around? Isn’t …
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