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Dr Peggy Marshall
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Oops to Eureka

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly” -Robert Kennedy I am working on a presentation for our team on Happiness using the book “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor. This blog will focus on one specific chapter entitled “Falling Up” which discusses the opportunity to turn failure into success. As a coach I have had many clients, in fact most of my clients, have faced some type of adversity which they believed created a failure for them. The clients who were able to see the opportunity in the challenge rather than looking at it from the perspective of total failure were able to make the most progress with turning the opportunity in to a future success. In Improv, this realization is called “Oops to Eureka”. What we think of as our greatest failure can sometimes be turned into a great success. Click here for the full article.
Dr Peggy Marshall
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A Passionate Life

"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."— Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s February-a month associated with love and passion. I want to focus this month’s blog on doing what we love. I have worked with clients who are extremely successful, yet are not doing what they love. This seems counterintuitive because most of us believe that if someone is successful that person must love what they do. This is not always the case. Tama Kieves in “This Time I Dance” talks about her own evolution into doing what she loves. She was a very successful lawyer yet found herself lamenting to a friend that she wasn’t sure she LOVED being a lawyer. Her friend asked “If you are this successful doing work you don’t love doing, then what could you do with work you love doing?” I think this is a great question for all of us as we connect the word love with work Click here for the full article.
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I Know I Can

We all remember the story of the “Little Engine that Could”. “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…” It inspired us to cheer for the Little Engine…for ourselves and for each other. Imagine that, instead of a world of “I CAN” or “You CAN”, you experience “YOU CAN’T” everyday. It can seem to be all around you…in words or phrases like “handicapped”, “disabled”, “crippled”, “suffers from”, “afflicted with”, etc. It can be experienced all around you in curbs, narrow parking spaces with not enough access aisles, entry steps, narrow doorways, inaccessible restrooms, small print, etc. Click here for the full article.
Dr Peggy Marshall
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April Showers bring May Flowers

I am in Ohio and spent the holiday with family. The flowers are blooming everywhere as they have had above average temperatures for the past two weeks. However, we are supposed to have rain tonight and it reminded me of the old say “April showers bring May flowers”. My coach hat turns that comment into we need to nurture what we want to grow. Here’s the question for you-what in your life are you watering? Click here for the full article.
Dr Peggy Marshall
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Overcoming Blocks to Success

This month we are going to focus on the first roadblock- misalignments. Misalignments include; assumptions we are making about what is possible, attitudes and beliefs we have, biases we hold, convictions we have developed, and unexamined perceptions of self, others and the world. Misalignments can be also be viewed as incongruence in the ways that we think or ways that we behave which are out of sync with what we really want. For example, if you want to change a behavior but keep doing what you have always done, that is a misalignment. Click here for the full article.