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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%.

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: 4 Success Questions

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 6, 2018
One Minute Coach:  4 Success Questions
Do you want to evaluate the success of an interview, a tryout, a presentation, a game or just about anything? Answer Yes to these four questions and you have been successful.

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: 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?  

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.

Launch Time: My 24 month journey as a runner

By Patrick Donohue   |  July 28, 2018
Launch Time:  My 24 month journey as a runner
I have never thought of myself as a runner. An athlete yes, I played three sports in high school and played college baseball. A runner? No, running was the thing you did at the end of practice that you dreaded. In the last 24 months, I have developed the habit of running 100 miles a month.

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 #3 Arrange Your World for Success

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 7, 2018
When we make the things we want to do slightly easier and the things we want to avoid slightly harder, we arrange our world for success and give ourselves a good chance to develop positive habits.

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: 5 Steps to New Habits

By Patrick Donohue   |  August 9, 2017
One Minute Coach:  5 Steps to New Habits
Coach Pat talks give an overview of the 5 things it takes to produce a habit. The 5 steps are based on the research from the book Living SMART.

One Minute Coach: Failing vs Being a Failure

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 18, 2017
When we fail at something, it is an event. Being a failure is an identity, they are not even close to the same thing.

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: 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?"

One Minute Coach: Opportunity

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

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.

AlignMENt: 3 Key Success Questions

By Patrick Donohue   |  July 13, 2013
AlignMENt:  3 Key Success Questions
When we fail or make a mistake asking three key questions can make all the difference.

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: Our Greatest Fear

March 2, 2013
AlignMENt:  Our Greatest Fear
I love this poem from Marianne Williamson. We do the world no favors by playing small.

AlignMENt: What Successful Dads tell their kids

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 2, 2013
AlignMENt:  What Successful Dads tell their kids
What if the message you communicated to your children was simply, "You cannot Fail. You can only Learn and Grow."
Keywords: dad, father, fear, grow, learn, success

One Minute Coach Episode #9: Knowing When to Quit

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 5, 2012
One Minute Coach Episode #9:  Knowing When to Quit
Knowing when and how to quit things is key to success

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