Sidelong Thoughts

   on Your Life & Career

April 21, 2020

There’s a lot of talk about the importance of listening skills in building better relationships at home, work and in our communities.  Experts in communication cite Active Listening or Reflective Listening as a powerful tool in deepening communication.  In this kind of...

April 13, 2020

​With all the stress and frustration engendered by Covid-19, we all need someone we can lean on for support and inspiration.  Here’s what made me want to encourage you to more seriously consider Coaching as a career path now.

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April 10, 2020

It was only a few months ago that we were talking about our hopes for a new decade, our visions for 2020.

Who knew we would all be experiencing such global pandemonium just a month or two later, where most of us have been directed, and rightly so, to shelter in place.


March 31, 2020

It’s Physical Distancing that Prevents the Spread of COVID-19, Not Social Distancing

We’ve all heard it. Keep a minimum distance of 6 ft from others while in public environments and wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands, and we may all need to “shelter in p...

March 30, 2020

Do you believe this, it’s normal to feel stress. Life is stressful. Everyone feels stressed from time to time.

I didn’t.

Up until I was an adult, I always thought there was something wrong with me for being “emotional.” It started early. My big brothers were so . . . c...

March 30, 2020


I've always had the idea that people who were more likely to experience anxiety were smarter.


Because they could spot the precursors and early signals of stress and anticipate what was to follow.  They r...

March 30, 2020

Talk to your customers and prospects—openly, without leading them to tell you how great your idea is—and find out what they want. What are some holes in their experience that your idea might serve? Then share your product concept and get feedback. You'll discover its p...

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