Jerry’s Writings

Stay Awake!

This poem from Rumi really resonates with me.  It's so easy to "stay asleep" in life, just going through the motions.  I tell clients, friends, and family all the time to "wake up!"  It's worth it, to ask for what we really want, "stay awake" and find it! “Out beyond...

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Sometimes I get lost

No one is exempt! I work my butt off helping others help themselves and yet… “Sometimes I get lost!"  Meaning, I get upset and thrown off my path.   Let me explain, recently a friend asked to inspire his friend while I was on vacation. …It rubbed me the wrong...

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Are you in Victim or Creator mode?

In every situation, you are given an opportunity to choose how you will respond.  How do you perceive this photo?  Do you see cobwebs and barbed wire? Something to fear?  Or do you see nature and a heart?  Beauty and love made from something ugly.  Victim mode…or...

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A New Year!

Greetings! Tomorrow is 2018 and another new year is upon us! ? Hopefully that will make you smile and excited for all of the opportunities that await you.   I love the reality that tomorrow is proclaimed a New Year, thus a new start. If you choose, you can make that...

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Brenè Brown’s Rising Strong is brilliant!

I recently finished reading Brenè Brown’s book, Rising Strong. A must read if you believe her research is the game changer I know it to be. My work as a Leader Trainer and Coach has been validated by her research so many times over. This book is another example of...

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Goodwill Greatness

Twenty-nine of us came together for a two day workshop offsite at the beautiful Goodwill Camp in South Sioux City, NE.  Some knew one another, most of us did not. My task was to bring them together in a short period of time as a team.  And also in a way that was...

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What reality are you choosing to live?

Reality isn’t something you perceive, it’s something you create in your mind. What are you making up in your mind? Is what you believe real, factual, and data rich? How many assumptions or judgments are clouding your reality? And consequently, are the facts and data...

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It takes courage to get what you really want.

Usually I know what I want. And I know what to do to get what I want.     I haven’t always been like this. It has taken me awhile to really get to know the ebbs and flows of my life. …And to get to know me. Luckily I have had enough time on this planet to really work...

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The Situation…

  I have spoken of the process I have been doing with my clients for the past 30 years called the Situation Analysis. My mentor and teacher Tom McGranahan taught it to me in 1979 and I have been using it ever since.   Lately, I have been doing more of them. ...

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