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Not really present

Not really present


https://www.smallfish.us/not-really-present/

I’ve found that one of the hardest skills today is just listening and being with someone. We’re constantly barraged with things demanding our attention. The biggest attention-grabber is that device in our pocket. As if it’s ever actually in our pocket. But as humans, we crave to have relationships with other people. To...

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Focused on the future

Focused on the future


https://www.smallfish.us/focused-on-the-future/

I love the coaching approach because it tends to look optimistically at the future. In regular life, we all fall into traps of being depressed about how messed up things are, and how impossible it will be to surmount the obstacles in front of us. What you have to realize is...

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Rescinded job offers

Rescinded job offers


https://www.smallfish.us/rescinded-job-offers/

I’ve been reading several articles about companies who are rescinding their job offers before the new worker starts in their position. This whiplash is happening because many businesses have been desperate for employees, and were a bit blindsided by recent economic turmoil. Imagine what that does to someone who left their...

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Celebration

Celebration


https://www.smallfish.us/celebration/

Last week I talked a bit about the sprint to the finish line, or other periods of gathering together to do the good hard work. After that hard work, there should be time to celebrate what we’ve been through. Depending on the difficulty of the experience, we should take time to...

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All hands on deck

All hands on deck!


https://www.smallfish.us/all-hands-on-deck/

When we’re faced with a huge challenge, it’s time for everyone to get busy and help out. We know we have hard work to do, but doing it together makes things go easier. There’s a very special energy in aligning as a group! And it works best when everybody jumps in,...

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Non-profit or For Profit

Non-profit or For-profit


https://www.smallfish.us/non-profit-or-for-profit/

We have this big distinction in the USA – and many other countries – about structuring as a non-profit entity versus for-profit. We have to recognize, though, that we’re intermingling two quite different concepts. It’s important to not get confused. The first concept is that a non-profit is somehow heart-centered and...

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lightness

Lightness


https://www.smallfish.us/lightness/

When I try to explain to people why coaching can be so powerful, I often include the fact that I try to nurture a sense of optimism, lightness, even humor. Now, our work is often about serious things and serious situations. Business can be tough most of the time. But I...

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