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Negative self talk? Take a bath!

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

The key to dealing with any kind of negative thinking is to realize that you are ultimately in charge of whether to listen to or agree with any thought. ~ Jack Canfield   Did you know that self talk studies (Gallup 2008) show that up to 70% of our daily self talk is negative? What? That would mean that only 30% of our daily self talk – our inner dialogue – is positive. Negative  self talk can increase our stress, limit our potential and color our experiences with negativity. Why do we to that to ourselves? Well, it starts when

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Did you really say that?

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

I didn’t really say everything I said. – Yogi Berra What you hear isn’t always what was said. Last spring I flew to Cincinnati for a marketing meeting in Columbus, Ohio.  I was picked up at the airport in Cincinnati by my colleague, Chris, who lives in Kentucky. I had never been to the Midwest before so Chris spent some time pointing out the highlights of the skyline. He noted the new “Bingo” stadium that is open air and holds 70,000. Bingo stadium? I had no idea that Cincinnati was the Bingo capital of the world.  Wow – 70,000 little

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Don’t be Afraid of Feedback

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Face it. Most of us are not very self aware. It’s easy to see problems in others. But in ourselves, not so much. That is why in order to get better at anything, you have to be willing to pay attention to what you are doing and the results you are getting. You have to ask yourself, your friends, your co-workers, your boss, and your family for feedback. Real, honest feedback. I know what you are thinking — AACCK – I don’t want feedback! What if I it’s not good? Then what? I’m here to tell you that you don’t

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