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Blog posts tagged with "parenting"

One Minute Coach: Two Phrases to cut your Stress in Half

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 20, 2018
One Minute Coach:  Two Phrases to cut your Stress in Half
The two phrases that I will share can lower your stress by 50%.

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.

AlignMENt - Teachable Moments from Richard Sherman

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 20, 2014
AlignMENt - Teachable Moments from Richard Sherman
Watching the end of the Seahawks-49ers game yesterday was thrilling and instructive for fathers.

AlignMENt: 10 Key Body Language Indicators

By Patrick Donohue   |  July 19, 2013
AlignMENt:  10 Key Body Language Indicators
You have read the studies like I have about the importance of nonverbal communication. Most researchers estimate anywhere from 85-92% of communication happens nonverbally.

AlignMENt: Flipping the Father Day's Script

By Patrick Donohue   |  June 16, 2013
AlignMENt:  Flipping the Father Day's Script
Father's Day should be a springboard to more growth and impact in the following year

AlignMENt: Are you raising gritty kids?

By Patrick Donohue   |  June 8, 2013
AlignMENt:  Are you raising gritty kids?
Grit is the single best predictor of a person's future success.

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: Most people are not bad, they are afraid

By Patrick Donohue   |  March 31, 2013
AlignMENt:  Most people are not bad, they are afraid
Most people are not bad, they are just afraid.
Keywords: dad, fathers, fear, parenting

AlignMENt: Feedback from our Kids

By Patrick Donohue   |  February 23, 2013
AlignMENt: Feedback from our Kids
Feedback and feedforward from our children can move deepen the bonds of our relationships.

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: Jack Harbaugh: Inspiring Dad

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 27, 2013
AlignMENt:  Jack Harbaugh: Inspiring Dad
A lesson on priorities from Super Bow dad Jack Harbaugh.

One MInute Coach Episode #12: Playing Big vs Playing Small

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 27, 2013
One MInute Coach Episode #12:  Playing Big vs Playing Small
In life, our job is to play big not play play small.

AlignMENt: Is Your Life about Big Rocks?

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 21, 2013
AlignMENt:  Is Your Life about Big Rocks?
We feel aligned and fulfilled when we choose the "Big Rocks" over the "Little Rocks" in our lives.

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: What the @#$*#%! are you thinking? Part II

By Patrick Donohue   |  December 9, 2012
AlignMENt:  What the @#$*#%! are you thinking?  Part II
Our self-talk whether positive or negative has dramatic effects on our outlook and ultimately our actions.

AlignMENt: What the @#$*#%! are you thinking? Part I

By Patrick Donohue   |  December 5, 2012
AlignMENt:  What the @#$*#%! are you thinking?  Part I
What we think is actually more important than how we act, because our thinking will long-term shape our actions.

AlignMENt: Do You Make your Kids Feel Important?

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 25, 2012
AlignMENt:  Do You Make your Kids Feel Important?
When great fathers interact with their kids, their kids feel more important.

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 Dream Releaser or Dream Killer?

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 11, 2012
AlignMENt:  Are You a Dream Releaser or Dream Killer?
Great Fathers are dream releasers not dream killers for their kids.

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.

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: Freedom to Change

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 8, 2012
AlignMENt:  Freedom to Change
Fathers need to let their children grow and change in order for them to prosper.

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.

AlignMENt: Horsemen #2 Contempt

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 2, 2012
AlignMENt: Horsemen #2 Contempt
Contempt is a powerfully negative thing to use as a father. Our children are sensitive to negative body language and verbal cues from us.

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.

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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