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Jun 11

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How bad do you (really) want it?

Posted By keith

How bad do you really want itOne of the biggest reasons why people don’t achieve their goals is that they give up too easily.  They find an easy excuse (or ten) to tell themselves about why it will never work out.  

At first, they run on sheer excitement.  A dream of something better.  And when they take the first step, they get a taste of being closer to that dream coming true.  

And then life throws a curve ball.  The date with the cutie from the online dating site turned out to be an awkward disaster.  The job interview that went well didn’t turn into a job offer after all.  The goal to trek up a mountain suddenly seems impossible after the first few days of hiking.

Confucius summed it by saying, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

And we have the power question to help you rise every time you fall:


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Jun 11

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Take a Risk, Sweetheart

Posted By keith

Take a Risk, SweetheartHow often do you let yourself take risks in life?  If you’re like many people, it’s far easier to just roll with the status quo.  There’s comfort in knowing what to expect in your day.  At the office.  In your relationships. 

But what if you haven’t reached your potential? 

What if you could become more?   Would you take the risk?

The photo and inspiration for this post came from a walk around part of Vancouver’s seawall.  Painted on a rock near the Cambie Bridge were the words, “Take a Risk, Sweetheart.” 

And for us here at Free the Goldfish Coaching, that’s a mantra to live by.  In fact, the premise of freeing the goldfish lies in taking risks and becoming all that you can be.  


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May 11

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The Power of Re-realizations

Posted By keith

The Power of Re-realizationsRe-realizations.  It’s another one of our favourite terms here at Free the Goldfish Coaching.   Defined as a realization that seems to dawn on you time and time again. 

It’s the moment when you have an a-ha moment, only to remember that you’ve had the same a-ha moment before. 

There’s an old adage that says that life will keep teaching you the same lesson over and over until you learn it.  But like a good teacher, it won’t keep telling you the lesson in the same way, hoping that you’ll eventually get it. 

Nope.  Instead, life has an incredible skill to come up with clever scenarios, each one subtly different than the next, until you finally learn the lesson.   


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May 11

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How to Get a Promotion by Using Your Job Description

Posted By keith

How to Get a Job by Using Your Job DescriptionThe job promotion.  Highly coveted, yet often elusive.  When you’re hoping to get a promotion in a recovering economy, the prospects can seem a little dimmer than usual.  We’re here to tell you that there’s light – and hope – at the end of that tunnel – and that your very own job description can be the source of the extra ‘umph’ you need to land the next promotion.  And by promotion, we mean any role inside or outside your organization that you would deem as a progressive move for you.  Let’s get you promoted! 

But first, let’s ensure we all agree on the two rules of promotion-readiness:


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Apr 11

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Taking the Battle out of Office Relationships

Posted By keith

Taking the Battle out of Office RelationshipsProductive office relationships aren’t the easiest relationships in life.  In fact, the boardroom, and even the office hallway, can become pseudo battle grounds when it comes to decision-making.  One or two loud voices can drown out an entire team. 

Before long, everyone is charging down a project path – one likely filled with a bitter taste, a bad attitude, and the occasional dagger coming from someone’s eye. 

Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be this way. 

And a change can start the second you apply the golden rule to office behaviour:

You have to demonstrate the very thing you expect to receive.  And you have to be the first one to dive in.

You want respect at the table?  You first have to show others respect for their ideas.


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