Category Archives: Satisfaction

Reality Check: What makes a great day?

Do you believe that you can create the life you want to live? Occasionally throughout the years, I’ve offered a workshop called “Creating the Life You Want to Live.” The title pretty much gives away my opinion on the question, … Continue reading

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Reality Check: What makes a difference?

Do you want to make a difference? When asked about their purpose or goals in life, many will answer with some variation of, “I want to make a difference and do something that matters.” Often, that wish is connected to … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Your Happiness and Other People’s Stuff

An application of choice theory called WDEP starts with, “What do you want?” Different people want different things. Taking the time to first identify what you want helps you choose what actions to take to get it. “What you want” … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Lean for Life

You may choose to be pleasantly surprised when you see that the “lean” in this column has nothing to do with dieting! Rather, this “lean” refers to lean manufacturing, and it’s been around for decades. The goal is to reduce … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Comparison in Action

Last time, I suggested that it can be helpful to compare oneself to oneself. This comparison can help you see more clearly whether you are, in fact, making progress toward your goals. The example I had chosen was that of … Continue reading

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Reality Check: When Wants Collide

When our wants collide with the wants of others, conflict can occur. However, you don’t necessarily need two people for a conflict! How about when your wants collide? Jane wants many things. She wants time to spend with her children … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Value of Purpose

“I personally believe that each and every one of us was put here for a purpose; that’s to build and not destroy.” Do you recognize those words? They came from Red Skelton—the comedian who poked fun at the pompous and … Continue reading

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