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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.

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?"

Launch Time: When You Hit a Bump Part I: Denial

By Patrick Donohue   |  March 27, 2016
The path to success is rarely a rocket ship straight up. It normally involves ups and downs along the way. The ups and downs are what we call bumps. How we consistently respond to bumps will determine our long-term success.

Launch Time: Blasting Past Limiting Beliefs

By Patrick Donohue   |  February 10, 2016
Limiting beliefs act as a "low bridge" for our lives and cut us off from opportunities even before we have had a chance to explore them.

6 Sentences Fathers Need to Say to their children

By Patrick Donohue   |  August 17, 2014
6 key sentences let our children know that we love them, will be there for them and believe in them.

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: 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.

One MInute Coach: Episode #11 Catastrophizing

By Patrick Donohue   |  December 28, 2012
One MInute Coach:  Episode #11 Catastrophizing
How to avoid having small irritations or problems ruin your day.

One MInute Coach Episode #10: Dealing with Disappointment

By Patrick Donohue   |  December 3, 2012
One MInute Coach Episode #10:  Dealing with Disappointment
Successful people have mastered the art of dealing with disappointment. Less successful people get stuck in cycles of resentment, victimhood and despair.

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: 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 #1 Criticism

By Patrick Donohue   |  October 2, 2012
AlignMENt: Horsemen #1 Criticism
Criticizing our children has a dramatically negative effect on our children. Be calm and preserve the relationship.

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: The Circle of Influence

By Patrick Donohue   |  August 29, 2012
AlignMENt:  The Circle of Influence
With a new school year starting, things can get kinda hectic. Is it just me or is there tons of extra night meetings in August and September?

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