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Not planning for retirement: free financial advice

Not planning for retirement: free financial advice

I am increasingly surprised by the number of people who haven't been planning for retirement. As I have conversations with people that are approaching retirement age, many are not prepared financially. They are stuck; they don't have sufficient income to live after...

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How to have that tough conversation with a client

How to have that tough conversation with a client

Yesterday I wrote about working with clients that aren't motivated. There's no reason to keep working with a person who doesn't want to change or is for some reason not able to change. Sometimes the person is overwhelmed or distracted for legitimate reasons: a spouse...

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When it’s okay to fire the client

When it’s okay to fire the client

Almost always my time coaching people is a wonderful experience where they gain insight, address challenges, experience breakthroughs, and take positive steps toward their vision. But there are times when we just don't seem to get traction. When those kinds of...

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Reframing your perspective

Reframing your perspective

A friend of mine, Dennis Easter, is recovering from cancer with an excellent prognosis. He shared with me one of the learnings he has gained through this process: "To leverage my healing journey, God showed me how my treatment center could be a house of healing....

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Visual processors

Visual processors

I've been writing a series on my blog about how different people process their thoughts differently. So far I've covered audio processors-- who process through talking and listening-- and what I call artistic/experiential processers-- who process via diagrams,...

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Artistic and experiential processers

Artistic and experiential processers

Yesterday on my blog I wrote about how some people are audio processers. They need to be able to talk-- and hear themselves talk-- to process their thinking. Others tend to be experiential or artistic processers. Some find that drawing pictures or diagrams provides a...

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Where mission and formation intersect

Where mission and formation intersect

A while back I posted a blog entry from Mark Fields with Vineyard Missions about how much better his board meeting went when he scheduled spiritual formation retreats just before them. Mark makes some interesting points about how mission and formation intersect. He...

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Serenity prayer: the complete version

Serenity prayer: the complete version

I looked up the serenity prayer online-- and found the complete version! Apparently, the original version was longer, and was written by theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. It's something that not only works well for people in recovery, but if you think about it we all need...

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