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How to Feel Happy No Matter What–Even in Uncertainty

By Doug Nielsen | May 6, 2020

You’ve got to keep hope alive.   In their famous song… ”Don’t Stop Believin’” the rock band, Journey, sings a line you have probably heard a hundred times that probably hasn’t registered with you. Here are the lyrics: Strangers waitin’Up and down the boulevardTheir shadows searchinStreetlight peopleLivin’ just to find emotionHidin’ somewhere in the nigh The…

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How Understanding Lessens Uncertainty

By Doug Nielsen | May 5, 2020

Uncertainty is running rampant in our current environement. Your employees are certaintly feeling it. Watch this video to see how you can use understanding to decrease uncertainty in your employees.

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What You Need And Don’t Know You Do

By Doug Nielsen | May 1, 2020

War was about to erupt.   In this amazing scene from the movie Gladiator, Maximus (the great general) is about to lead his army into battle. He kneels down, grabs a handful of dirt, mindfully rubs it in his hands, paused, and smells earth. Why?   At first brush you may say, “The guy is getting ready…

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Lead Core-rageously in a Crisis

By Doug Nielsen | Apr 29, 2020

In a crisis, not leading from your core is a sure fire path to failure. As a psychotherapist and leadership expert, I help leaders seize control of the one thing they can–themselves. Quickly harness the power of thinking to lead “core-rageously” so your people pull together as a team, feel reassured, break through obstacles and…

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All Great Leaders Do This During Uncertainty

By Doug Nielsen | Apr 28, 2020

Uncertainty is one of the most difficult things we face as humans.  Waiting for the results of that medical test, whether or not you are going to have a job, or even make the house payment…on and on it goes.  Yikes! Don’t lose heart!!  Breath, seriously take a slow deep breath. As a leader your…

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Wake Up and Live Today

By Doug Nielsen | Feb 24, 2020

I want you to be fully awake and not asleep in life. While I was at a speaking engagement in Belize, I went up to a vendor on the beach and asked for the perfect souvenir. He had dread locks, a thick beard, and piercing dark brown eyes. Looking at me he said, “I have…

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Did You See That? Use the Power of “Notice” to Enrich Your Life

By Doug Nielsen | Dec 17, 2019

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein “You will see a cow everyday of your life,” said my coaching client. Feeling confused by her comment I replied, “Really?” She continued, “Seriously, you will see…

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Simplify: Experience Freedom

By Doug Nielsen | Sep 23, 2019

Our Challenge At the beginning of the technology boom it was touted that computers and technology would help people accomplish things much more quickly–freeing up their time. However, this has not proven to be the case. In fact, I read that technology has increased the speed of our lives by 300%. Do you agree? Today…

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Spread Your Wings and Soar

By Doug Nielsen | Jul 29, 2019

You are on the 9th hole ready to tee off. You grab your driver and approach the ball preparing to swing. You take a deep breath, look at the ball, and then. . . it happens! Your mind starts to go wild. You wonder if you have the correct grip, the proper stance and the…

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Surf’s Up

By Doug Nielsen | May 8, 2019

Have you lived through a 6.7 magnitude earthquake? A good friend of mine, who lived in Hawaii, once told me what it was like to experience a 6.7 magnitude earthquake. The house started shaking violently. Pictures, vases and dishes crashed to the ground.  Initially, he could not figure out what was happening. Then responding with…

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