Setting Boundaries: Scripting Your Success

Football season is here, and that means a whole lot to some people. Part of embracing the football culture is checking out the highlights on Monday morning after all the college and professional teams have finished playing. Frequently, we see slow motion videos that allow us to take a closer look at some of those close plays. Inevitably, there will be multiple arguments … [Read more...]

Responding to Confrontation

Chances are, you have some strategies in place to deal with difficult situations. Students are great examples of this kind of adaptation. They learn test-taking skills at a young age. Things like, “narrow down the answer choices,” “come back to it later,” and “look back at the passages for the answer” are embedded in kids’ heads starting in elementary school, and those … [Read more...]

Fight To Your Strengths

A few weeks ago, I was watching a show on the History Channel called “Dogfights.” This show is a military aviation themed show, depicting military reenactments of air combat between conflicting parties.Now, I realize that some of you out there are saying to yourselves, “Oh that is such a guy thing.”  It’s not really.  Having been in the flying business for over 20 … [Read more...]

Ignoring Negative Opinions

 (It is a bit snarky, and we don't want to ignore folks totally unless they are really abusive, but I just couldn't help but use this pic.  Besides, you can never go wrong with Marilyn in the picture no matter who you are.  Enjoy the post.)Albert Einstein was thought to be mentally handicapped before he became a world-renowned genius and Nobel Prize … [Read more...]

Setting Emotional Boundaries

 Our world is constructed with boundaries that we must act within. Governments set boundaries, which we refer to as “laws,” and there are punishments if we don’t stay within the boundaries set for us. Depending on the severity of the crime, you can be fined, jailed, or even executed in some places. Board games each have their own sets of boundaries, too. If a … [Read more...]