Better It Better with Signature Strengths

One of the most reliable ways I know to boost your ability to be well, do good and enjoy the ride is to amp up a coaching tool called “bag it, barter it, or better it” by mixing it with your VIA signature strengths. When you’re facing a task or. . . .

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coaching beats winning the lottery

How I Learned That Coaching Beats Winning the Lottery

I’ll never know whether the driver of the coupe was texting, fleeing the scene of a crime, high, or just more desperate to get to Jersey than a shore-bound tourist on a Friday night in July. Or how darting across two lanes of traffic before stopping halfway between a lane. . . .

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Applying Your Strengths Can Make Work Feel Like a Day at the Beach

It sounded like such a great idea back when spring was still weeks away. Lead a nature class on the beach? Cool. A perfect kickstart to the summer season. For a hundred or so sixth graders? Awesome. Teaching + the beach = two of my favorite things. I even adore middle school. . . .

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Stick to Your Knitting: Use Your Strengths in New Ways to Boost Ease, Energy & Effectiveness

It’s a sure sign of fall when I break out my yarn and knitting needles. I started a bright red scarf a few weeks ago, on deadline, for donation to a local charity. Ten rows in, I was bored. I thought the super simple pattern would help me finish more. . . .

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The Wisdom of Feedback

Now that you’re a coach . . . I heard it the first time within hours of signing up for coach training. You’re a coach, so . . . Since you’re a coach you should . . . . . It took me a while to stop being annoyed and. . . .

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What are You Working For?

Clicking share on social media helped me figure out what I’m working for. Since you have to work, too, or at least do something with your time, here’s how to figure out what you’re working for, too. What’s Worth Fighting For? I wanted to believe that Winston Churchill asked, “then. . . .

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Values & Well-Being with a Slice of Americana

Three generations, decked out in red, white and blue, lawn chairs at the curb in the same spot since the flag only had 48 stars. The parade’s been the same since the grandparents were newlyweds, the parents were toddlers and the kids scrambling for candy tossed from the floats weren’t. . . .

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