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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.

One Minute Coach: Playing Offense vs Playing Defense in Life

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 24, 2018
One Minute Coach:  Playing Offense vs Playing Defense in Life
There are two ways you can approach life. You can play Offense or Defense. Most people play Defense, but the truly successful have learned to play Offense.

Launch Time: I Feel Trapped

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 16, 2018
Launch Time:  I Feel Trapped
Have you ever just shouted, "I feel trapped!!! There is no way out!" I bet most of us have uttered these words in moments of desperation. On one hand it feels good to vent, but reinforcing the stuckness is dangerous.

Launch time: Taking Down the Judge

By Patrick Donohue   |  August 1, 2018
Launch time:  Taking Down the Judge
Each of us has a little voice in our head that talks to us all the time. Some people call this voice self talk, the Judge or the inner critic. Our Judge can be be strong but there are two ways to break the power of the Judge.

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.

Living in the Shadows: 3 Keys to Forming Your Own Identity when you have an Ultra Successful Parent

By Patrick Donohue   |  March 9, 2018
The children of highly successful parents can easily be labelled as disappointments or underachievers. As highly successful parents, we need to ask the right questions and create an environment for success for our kids.

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: Habits

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 8, 2017
Everyone wants to develop positive habits and eliminate negative habits. One simply key is to make positive habits slightly easier and negative habits slightly harder to do.

One Minute Coach: Opportunity

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 30, 2016
Opportunity is all around us and it takes courage to embrace it.

One Minute Coach: Circumstances vs Identity

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 22, 2016
When we are in a tough situation, we can choose to respond from the difficult circumstances or from our deeper identity.

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