May the world overcome bigotry and prejudice, and find peace, love and acceptance in 2016

Respect for others seems to be a fleeting quality at times… but then, just when you least expect it, the best in people comes out restoring faith that things can change. There will always be bad apples out there and people need to stop associating good folks with the bad just because they might share some physical or cultural similarities. May the world overcome bigotry and prejudice, and find peace, love and acceptance in 2016. Best regards, Michael Milette … Continue reading

The Power of Hello!

HELLO! Do you say “Hello!” to strangers when walking down the street? You can even be fancy and say “Good morning!” or “Good evening!”. Time and time again, I have seen the unfriendliest looking face turn warm and friendly using that one simple almost magical word. It’s like “please” and “thank you” Try it and be amazed. When you get a strange look or people just ignore you, smile and know that you have given them something to think about… perhaps a glimmer of hope that the world need not be a hard and cruel place. It may not feel comfortable at first. … Continue reading

Finding fun and play in your work

Anything you do can be fun and meaningful to you. It’s all a matter of how you look at it. Wayne Dyer says that when you change the way you look things, what you see changes and what you do as a coach is no exception. I have experienced this firsthand. Start by thinking back to when you first thought about becoming ,. Why it was important to you? What did you think it would be like? Who did you see yourself helping? Write down your answers. After each answer, keep digging deeper by asking why, or what does that … Continue reading

Lest We Forget

Did You Know? “Lest” is an Old English word that originated before the 12th century. While not as commonly used as it once was throughout the English speaking world, it is now predominantly used only in North America. According to Webster, the word “Lest” has two meanings. The first is an archaic form of “that”. For example, “Afraid lest he should fail.” Today many countries around the world are focusing on its more current and relevant meaning, “For fear that” as in “Lest we forget.” Today we recall the official end of World War I on November 11, 1918 and … Continue reading

The Mastermind Group

Most people enjoy spending time with people who have common interests. However when it comes to growing, you would probably benefit far more by being around people with skills and knowledge that compliment yours, people like you who love to contribute and grow. If you see the value in variety, you might be a good candidate for a Mastermind group.

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What is Your Purpose in Life?

Let’s see a show of hands… how many of you know what your purpose is in life? I have known my purpose in life since I was a teenager. One day I was sitting down for lunch with a colleague and she started telling me how she had surveyed over 20 of her friends recently and none of them had any clue. I could hardly believe it. Having lived for many years with my answer to this with this question, I has simply assumed that most people did too. As I shared what I believed was the purpose of my life … Continue reading