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Dr Peggy Marshall

Sprinting to Success

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It’s August-most of us have taken our vacations; are renewed and are thinking about what we still want to accomplish in 2012. I am introducing a strategy to help you think through what you need to do to achieve your goals fourth quarter.
Dr Peggy Marshall

Mental Spring Cleaning

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Last month we officially moved into Spring. When I think of Spring-I think of Spring Cleaning. It’s a time to get rid of cobwebs, dust bunnies and the accumulations from winter.
Dr Peggy Marshall

Regaining Momentum for Change

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It’s the middle of March and many of us have lost momentum for the changes we wanted to make in 2012.
Dr Peggy Marshall

Living Into Your Dreams

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I flew back from Atlanta to Phoenix last week. During the flight I struck up a conversation with our flight attendant. She was telling us that she was going to school to become a wildlife conservationist.
Peggy Marshall

9 Things Successful People Do Differently

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In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. identified nine things that successful people do differently from those who struggle with success. As you read through the list, think about how the suggested actions and activities could lead you to greater success in achieving your goals.
Dr Peggy Marshall

An Attitude of Gratitude Today

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In May, I introduced the concept of the Happiness Advantage. I provided you with a list of Happiness Boosters. Today, I want to add another happiness booster. Gratitude. I spent the weekend with my family celebrating my father’s 85th birthday. How can one not be grateful for the ability to experience this major event with one’s parents? I began to reflect upon how easy it is to be grateful for the big things yet how often we forget about for the small things.
Dr. Peggy Marshall

Happiness

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Last month we focused on changing our perspectives on mistakes, obstacles, and disappointments. This month I want to focus on Happiness Boosters. But first, let’s talk about happiness. In Shawn Achor’s book, “The Happiness Advantage”, he reveals a different view of happiness from what we have been taught to believe. Happiness actually comes before success. Yes, that’s right-countless studies with thousands of people have proven this point. Working hard and achieving success actually comes after we find happiness. Optimism and happiness are fuels for success. How does Achor define success “The joy we feel striving for our potential”. So the question for readers is “Do you want to be happier….do you want more joy in your life?” I think we all could say that increasing our happiness quotient could definitely make our lives better.
Dr Peggy Marshall

Oops to Eureka

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“Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly” -Robert Kennedy I am working on a presentation for our team on Happiness using the book “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor. This blog will focus on one specific chapter entitled “Falling Up” which discusses the opportunity to turn failure into success. As a coach I have had many clients, in fact most of my clients, have faced some type of adversity which they believed created a failure for them. The clients who were able to see the opportunity in the challenge rather than looking at it from the perspective of total failure were able to make the most progress with turning the opportunity in to a future success. In Improv, this realization is called “Oops to Eureka”. What we think of as our greatest failure can sometimes be turned into a great success.
Dr Peggy Marshall

Spring Cleaning You

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March is the month that we begin to feel the effects of Spring weather. It’s wonderful to see new blooms as we cast off the dreariness of winter. When I lived in Ohio I used to give my house a Spring Cleaning. We can use this analogy when we think about spring cleaning ourselves. Ask yourself-what do I need to clean out; what do I need to let go of? Where are the cobwebs?