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Five Steps to Let Go of Expectations

Five Steps to Let Go of Expectations

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

“If you try to hang on to something in the exact form it now is, you lose it”. — John-Roger Even after more than twenty years as an executive coach, I find that the subject of “expectations” never gets old. What do I mean by ”expectations?” I mean that we go into situations or interact…

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Let Intuition Be Your Guide: Secret Three

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

One of the primary reasons top leaders are able to make tough decisions is because they have learned to trust their intuitive instincts. Bill Gates says, “Often you have to rely on intuition.” This is part three of my three-part series on the secrets of great management. Sometimes you’ll have to let intuition be your…

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The Open Door Swings Both Ways: Secret Number Two of a Three Part Leadership Series

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

This post is part two of my three-part series on secrets of successful leadership. In this post I will focus on the need to be trusting and bold. Don’t work alone, but collaborate. Be ready to step up and do the grunt work. Be a director, but also be ready to take direction. Remember, great…

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Uncover Your Secret Code to Success: Secret One of a Three Part Leadership Series

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates In the past few months, several of my online coaching clients have had dramatic breakthroughs that enabled them to overcome their personal barriers and live up to their potential. And these business-related breakthroughs, I’m happy to report, have left them…

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Mindfulness: Getting to the Good Stuff Part 2

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

“Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen!” – Rumi In my last post I wrote to you of mindfulness and defined it as… … a vehicle toward enlightenment and understanding. … a tool to open your eyes, mind and heart in ways that will provide insight into what…

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Getting Unstuck – The Process of Rewiring

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

So, you are feeling stuck? What’s the big deal? Well, it all depends on what it has been costing you. I am talking about things like health, wealth, happiness, contentment, inner peace, confidence, peace of mind. You get it. The process of feeling stuck is a normal part of human evolution. What isn’t so normal…

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Are We Capable of Making Rational Decisions?

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

“Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen!”  – Rumi Did you pick your clothes this morning because they were the right weight for the weather or for some other reason? Did you pick your breakfast because it’s low in carbs or because it was expedient? Did you vote…

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Shake Things Up! Make a Splash! Disrupt!

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

If, like me, you’ve been trained to think of disruption in negative terms, it’s time for a change. Used correctly, disruption can be the most thoughtful and creative way to shake things up and make people take notice. Disruption means doing the unexpected. The basic theory of disruption has been around since 1995, and historically…

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The Law of Attraction – Does it Really Work? (Part I)

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

The Law of Attraction is an idea that is widespread in New Age and New Thought philosophy. It posits to never dwell on the negative, as the metaphysical principle of life is embodied in a “law of attraction”: you get what you think about, your thoughts determine your destiny. Louise Hay, the Queen of Affirmations,…

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What is Your Vision?

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

“I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Many years ago Martin Luther King had a powerful dream for the world. He dreamt of a world where people of all races could live together in peace…

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Getting to Know You – Part 1

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

Throughout our lives one thing should never change: our quest to understand ourselves and others more clearly. When we learn about ourselves, the benefits are nearly endless: a sense of self, knowledge of our beliefs, understanding of our motivations, learning how and why others react to us in different ways, and – from the point…

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Leading from the Heart

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

“The deeper your relationship with others, the more effective will be your leadership. People will not follow you if they do not trust you, and before someone will lend you a hand, you must first touch their heart.” – Robin Sharma Recently I was asked about what someone referred to as a “new” leadership technique.…

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The Law of Attraction – Does it Really Work? (Part II)

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

By now you probably feel you have heard all there is about the Law of Attraction. You have seen “The Secret,” you have read my article about it, heard about it on Oprah. Perhaps you are even doing your best to put it into practice. Good! What else is there possible to say about the…

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