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Dr Peggy Marshall

Putting Your Attention On

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This month we are going to focus on Intention and Attention. In my work with people who are trying to make changes in their lives by putting their heart’s desires
Dr Peggy Marshall

Mental Spring Cleaning

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Last month we officially moved into Spring. When I think of Spring-I think of Spring Cleaning. It’s a time to get rid of cobwebs, dust bunnies and the accumulations from winter.
Dr Peggy Marshall

Regaining Momentum for Change

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It’s the middle of March and many of us have lost momentum for the changes we wanted to make in 2012.
Peggy Marshall

9 Things Successful People Do Differently

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In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. identified nine things that successful people do differently from those who struggle with success. As you read through the list, think about how the suggested actions and activities could lead you to greater success in achieving your goals.
Dr Peggy Marshall

Oops to Eureka

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“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.
Dr Peggy Marshall

Spring Cleaning You

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March is the month that we begin to feel the effects of Spring weather. It’s wonderful to see new blooms as we cast off the dreariness of winter. When I lived in Ohio I used to give my house a Spring Cleaning. We can use this analogy when we think about spring cleaning ourselves. Ask yourself-what do I need to clean out; what do I need to let go of? Where are the cobwebs?
Dr Peggy Marshall

The Formula for Success

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It’s January-the time of year that many of us make resolutions-changes that we are absolutely committed to in 2011. Or maybe you decided that you didn’t want to make a resolution this year because you always lose momentum early and feel that you have failed. I am going to be discussing a strategy to help you rethink what success means to you. The strategy is to monitor our movement through the stages of change-not just the end goal. Just moving through the stages of change into action is a great success. Also, I am using the word goals rather than resolutions because we can come close to reaching goals with resolutions we are entering an either-or space. Thinking about the changes we want to make in terms of goals recognizes that we take actions towards targets rather than being firmly resolved to either do something or not do something.
Dr Peggy Marshall

Working on the Right Thing

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Last month we began a series on Overcoming Blocks to Success and the focus was on misalignments. When you asked yourself the questions about misalignments, did you find anything that you need to work on? I know that I personally have to work on my own denial especially in areas when I tell myself that something isn’t impacting me when it definitely is.
Dr Peggy Marshall

Thinking Differently about Conflict

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When we think about conflict, many of us cringe. We avoid it, we ignore it, and we may try desperately to remain disengaged from it. However, when we allow ourselves to embrace conflict as a natural component of healthy relationships, we can learn tools and techniques that move us through conflict more quickly and resolutely. Dudley Weeks in “Eight Essential Step to Conflict Resolution” lays out a road map for us to successfully navigate through conflict.