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Blog posts tagged with "communication"

AlignMENt: Helping someone who is depressed

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 6, 2014
AlignMENt:  Helping someone who is depressed
Listening, listening and more listening is the key to helping people with depression.

Put Away Mr. Fix-it

By Patrick Donohue   |  December 13, 2013
Put  Away Mr. Fix-it
If I could give men just one piece of advice it would be this: advise less, listen more.

AlignMENt: Do you know how to burp your kids?

By Patrick Donohue   |  May 25, 2013
AlignMENt:  Do you know how to burp your kids?
Great fathers know that "burping" their children as they get older is critical to help them through the gas bubble of life.

AlignMENt: What are you paying attention to?

By Patrick Donohue   |  May 12, 2013
AlignMENt:  What are you paying attention to?
The best thing you can give your children is not money, gifts, advice or even time. Those are all great, but the best thing you can give your children is your full presence.

AlignMENt: What are you talking about?

By Patrick Donohue   |  May 4, 2013
AlignMENt:  What are you talking about?
Everyday we talk to our kids about big things and small things, important things and silly things. Have you ever taken a step back as a parent and really analyzed what you talk about with your kids?

AlignMENt: The Myth of Control

By Patrick Donohue   |  February 16, 2013
AlignMENt: The Myth of Control
Do you like to control everything? If yes, the Myth of Control might be wreaking havoc in your life.

AlignMENt: Are we there yet?

By Patrick Donohue   |  February 4, 2013
AlignMENt:  Are we there yet?
The Nike Fuel Band teaches us a great lesson about the motivation of mastery.

AlignMENt: Most People are not Bad, they are just Afraid

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 14, 2013
AlignMENt:  Most People are not Bad, they are just Afraid
Most people are not bad people, they are just afraid. This simple understanding makes all the difference in the world when we relate to people, especially our children.

AlignMENt: Charles Tillman & the Power of Focus

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 18, 2012
AlignMENt:  Charles Tillman & the Power of Focus
What we focus on will grow.

AlignMENt: Are You a Control Freak?

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 4, 2012
AlignMENt:  Are You a Control Freak?
Are you a Dad who is a control freak? Men who try to control everything usually have unresolved grief. The key to growth is to process through the grief and let it go.

AlignMENt: Football vs Movie

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 28, 2012
AlignMENt: Football vs Movie
Watching my favorite football team or watching a movie? Read about the surprising choice I made and why.

One MInute Coach Episode #8: Twin Evils of "Should" & "But"

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 25, 2012
One MInute Coach Episode #8:  Twin Evils of
When we use the words "should and "but" they are negative judgment words that need to be eliminated. Watch the video and find out how.

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.

One MInute Coach Episode #7: Going for It!!!

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 19, 2012
One MInute Coach Episode #7:  Going for It!!!
Life is about going for it, even when we do not know the outcome.

AlignMENt: Are you raising Fearful or Fearless kids?

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 14, 2012
AlignMENt:  Are you raising Fearful or Fearless kids?
Allowing our kids to make mistakes will change them from fearful to fearless.

AlignMENt: Horsemen #3 Defensiveness

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 2, 2012
AlignMENt: Horsemen #3 Defensiveness
The victimized father makes excuses and becomes defensiveness in order to cover up insecurities.

AlignMENt: Horsemen #4 Stonewalling

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 2, 2012
AlignMENt:  Horsemen #4 Stonewalling
Athletes, Hollywood celebrities and politicians have mastered the art of stonewalling. As a father this strategy leads to mistrust and broken relationships.

One Minute Coach Episode #2: The Value of Car Talk

By Patrick Donohue   |  September 19, 2012
This episode of One Minute Coach discusses the value of car talk, and how to use time traveling as an opportunity to connect.

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