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Launch Time: 4 Responses to Disappointment

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 13, 2018
Launch Time:  4 Responses to Disappointment
There are 4 possible responses to disappointment and only one of them is healthy. What is your achilles heel?

One Minute Coach: How to Avoid always being Disappointed

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 31, 2018
One Minute Coach:  How to Avoid always being Disappointed
When we have unspoken expectations, we are set up for disappointment. We need to convert expectations to requests and then requests can become agreements.

Launch Time: Your going to do this for the rest of your life?

By Patrick Donohue   |  September 10, 2018
Launch Time:  Your going to do this for the rest of your life?
A lot of the coaching I do comes down to people wanting to build positive habits or eliminate negative habits. Everyone understands that positive habits are great, but they also seem elusive. We get started and we are excited and then we blow it 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months into the process.  Now that we have blown it, might as well just chuck the whole thing and have 3 pieces of chocolate cake?  Am I wrong here?  

Stop Playing Pinball: 3 Questions to Build Self Awareness and Live Proactively

By Patrick Donohue   |  April 15, 2018
Slowing down to ask 3 key questions will reduce our stress and increase our effectiveness in life.

The Big Adrenaline Drop: 3 Keys to being Smart after a Victory

By Patrick Donohue   |  March 21, 2018
The Big Adrenaline Drop:  3 Keys to being Smart after a Victory
When our adrenaline is running high, the key to staying successful is to have a good post-event routine.

One Minute Coach: Habit #5 Treat Yourself

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 7, 2018
When we accomplish our habit, it is critical to reward ourselves. The reward serves as a reinforcement to keep going.

One Minute Coach: Habit #2 Monitor Your Progress

By Patrick Donohue   |  September 6, 2017
Once we set a goal it is critical that we have ways to keep us accountable. We can monitor our progress through apps, spreadsheets, check-in and a variety of other methods.

One Minute Coach: Habit #1 - Set a Goal

By Patrick Donohue   |  August 11, 2017
Setting a Goal is step #1 to developing SMART Habits. Goals must be easily measurable and observable. In other words, there should be no question whether you did them or not.

One Minute Coach: Next Step

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 13, 2016
We often procrastinate because we are not sure of the "next action".

One Minute Coach: 90 vs 100

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 6, 2016
For perfectionists, the key question to ask, "Is this a 90% thing or 100% thing?"

AlignMENt: Are you Growing or Dying?

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 20, 2012
AlignMENt:  Are you Growing or Dying?
What are you getting better at these days? Taking our own development seriously is serious business.

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