Memorial Day weekend 2016 has arrived. A time to memorialize, remember, the deeds of valor done for us. Started three years after the Civil War to pay respect to the fallen, it was originally called Decoration Day and observed in May as spring flowers are plentiful. Memorials are built as reminders. Have you erected memorials in your life? Are they touchstones to your future or tombstones to your past? Sounds serious. Be here after weather and sports as we dig into Saturday Morning Coaching.
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What a week! I am seeing an interesting theme start to emerge within organizations that can best be summed up with three words; not only in the organizations but in our state and nation. We seem to be swimming in it without even noticing it. It is subtle, it is dangerous and it can threaten your livelihood. Just three little yet powerful words. To prepare, go to MyValueTree.com and take today’s assessment on your Emotional Quotient and be here after weather and sports as we explore “10 hands.”
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We have people getting ready to make decisions today based on the myths they tell themselves. They have been listening to the message in the myth for so long that they miss the marvelous moments in life. People are self-sabotaging; they believe the lies they tell themselves. Get today’s handout “5-S’ing Your Mind” at MyValueTree.com and be here after weather and sports as we “mulch the myths” guiding our lives.
today's handout: http://myvaluetree.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/5sYourMind.pdf
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Be on guard for indifference creeping into your life. A theme emerged from all the people I met this week and the stories they told me. It is a disturbing theme with real root-cause drivers grounded in research. Today, Coach is going to ask you to make a commitment to care…and it begins with cultivating your empathy. A great assessment is posted for you at MyValueTree.com under STARPOWER. Get ready because Coach is going to get “real” with you right after weather and sports.
Time passes and change happens. How quickly what once was is now no more; it has gone beyond its useful life. Brace yourself for some harsh realities as Saturday Morning Coaching soon begins. Coach got coached this week by one of our great listeners, Randy Sweeny. It is time to face into some tough truths as we must decide, “Is it time to be ‘side-lined or redefined?’” Get today’s handout at MyValueTree.com and be here after weather and sports for the great lesson Coach learned this week.
6 ½ years ago we started on this STARPOWER journey together with one goal in mind…to thrive in uncertain times. STARPOWER is the five-point model designed to get us into action; it has been the backdrop for all our Saturday Morning Coaching sessions. Be with us as we go “back to our roots” and re-engage our STARPOWER. It is time to up our game.
Saturday Morning Coaching is about to begin as we explore winning attributes.
Yep, 10 things you can do right now to make yourself more valuable. Coach is giving it to you straight because I want you to be wildly successful…and in this market, that begins with keeping your job. Be here after weather and sports as we enter the “no piker” zone.
Man, o-man, o-man! 2016 is off to a roaring start: Korean nuke, Saudi-Iran tensions, oil price collapse with all the sovereign debt impact, Puerto Rico debt default, Putin, stock market drops…whew! Maybe the world is going crazy…but today, we have our lives to live right here at home. Coach is planning on seeing 2017 with all of you. Today we do 5-to-Thrive as we prepare for the New Year. Get today’s handout at MyValueTree.com under STARPOWER and see you here after weather and sports.
Incompetent and unaware. Did you know there is actual research and psychology behind the Dilbert moments you see in your life; those moments where incompetent people get promoted and competent people end up making them look good? The Dilbert cartoons have it right. Unskilled and unaware; how not to get trapped by your cognitive bias and be out maneuvered by other people’s illusory superiority. Sound serious? You bet! Be here after weather and sports for Saturday Morning Coaching.
Get ready to have your thinking challenged this morning. Recently, I heard a venture capitalist discussing the importance of the 10-minute pitch; looking for the “wow” factor. You got “wow”? Can you speak to an exciting future or have you “wost your wow”? STARPOWER Saturday is soon to begin.
Since we were last together, Coach has gotten worked up about disengaged employees and the management who is driving them there. A Crisis of Caring is afoot! Join us as we explore how to avoid this most dangerous, emotional place of, “I just don’t care.” Go to MyValueTree.com and review today’s handout, the Caring survey, to prepare.
As I stepped over a pile of trash on the floor I was compelled to ask, “Who are these people?” In what universe do people consider it okay to trash the area around them and leave it for someone else to pick-up? Compare this to our experience when we got to hear the Mambo Kings with the Hartford Symphony at the Talcott Mountain Festival in Simsbury. The fields are full of people and when over, there was no trash anywhere. What makes the difference?
Get that paint can, shake it up and get ready to graffiti all the people you have trouble with; waaait, we’re already doing that, in our heads! Graffiti Me? Just finished delivering a great workshop this week on what Dr. Annette calls Leader-Member Exchange; for the rest of us it’s called “in group/out group.” Holster that spray paint, get today’s assignment at MyValueTree.com and be here after weather and sports to learn how your filters rob others of their potential. Sobering, you bet; hopeful, definitely!
Ever found yourself sitting alone at work early in the morning or late in the evening grousing to yourself, “Why am I the only one doing all the work? Where is everyone else? How come my boss doesn’t do anything about it?” Welcome to the world of “overclaiming” driven by egocentrism. Don’t believe you do it? Be here after weather and sports and we will dive into the research that can refocus your life and keep you in the sweet spot of success. Ready? Saturday Morning Coaching is now!
How pure do you want your drinking water? Everyone these days seems overly concerned about the purity of what goes into their bodies, but it is out of vogue to be concerned about the purity of character; what comes out of me. Be here after weather and sports as Coach is going to give you some heat about “pandering and purity” or “the purity paradox.” Do you think purity of character is important? Get ready by reviewing today’s link at MyValueTree.com under STARPOWER.
Saturday morning at Luke’s Donuts in West Avon you get a glimpse of everything right in the world. You see in action what it means to get along. The last two STARPOWER sessions we talked about building your community through coaching. Join us as we take a different look at building community: why Luke’s Donuts is a model for peace in our world. Weather and sports…and then Saturday Morning Coaching.
“Helping others grow by sharing what you know,” is the essence of coaching. Helping others thrive in uncertain times is one of the greatest gifts you can give another person…and you can start today. Coaching is a powerful way to create a supportive community of people around you…and there is a right way to go about it. Why is coaching so positive? How is coaching different from teaching? This, and more coming up now.
Spring is here and that means it is Spring Cleaning time...but not around the house and yard...it is time to clean-up and tune-up our thoughts, our wardrobe and resume. Use 5-S to guide your cleaning; sort, straighten, shine, standardize, sustain.
Yesterday's skills and projects become our "old pictures" hanging on the wall of today. Memories of days gone by. Today is the day to consider if you are living off the past. It may be time for an upgrade!
"A body at rest will stay at rest until acted upon by an external force." Remember your physics class? Have you become a body "at rest?" Been under-employed for so long that it is your new "normal?" Lost the push to continue growing in your life? Coach wants you to consider what will it take to get back in the game and grow?
Coach shares how to reframe your issues. Shift your thinking from "if only..." to definable actions. A person once said to me, "if only I had business cards." Isn't it a shame you don't. Better to say, "I have not made getting business cards a priority for me." Own your thinking, own your future.
Join Ray Dunaway on WTIC1080, Connecticut’s #1 Newstalk radio station, as he introduces Alden “Coach” Davis and Saturday Morning STARPOWER Coaching. Each Saturday morning work through the 5-point model getting us into action. Thrive in uncertain times with a winning Attitude, Appearance, Abilities, Associations and Accountability…all held together with Action. Get the model at MyValueTree.com and join us on this journey of motivation and action.
Writing down your desired outcomes greatly improves your ability to achieve them. Fact of fiction? Research says fact, why not find out for yourself. Welcome to Saturday Morning Coaching where our goal is to thrive in these uncertain times.
Networks are important to thriving in uncertain times. Networks keep me current, networks give me encouragement, and networks give me leads. Find the power in your networks by investing time in them.