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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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Your Unique”ness”

By Doug Nielsen | Apr 5, 2019

What Is Your “Ness”? Have you seen the movie “You Me and Dupree”? It is a crazy story of a friend—Dupree–who comes to live with his recently married buddy Carl and his wife. Dupree has a way of creating chaos everywhere he goes. The story takes all kinds of fun and crazy turns. Ultimately the…

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Be A Hero

By Doug Nielsen | Mar 4, 2019

The Question What is the difference between a mediocre and heroic life? Mediocre lives are lived by just surviving each day, by going through the paces without much feeling. Ask the average person what their dominant emotion is, and you will often hear “numb.” Is that an emotion? Not in the traditional sense; however, this…

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Go Small In 2019

By Doug Nielsen | Jan 24, 2019

With the start of each year, we have lofty visions of what we want to accomplish. Statistics show that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. We are still in January, so there is still time to rescue our resolutions! How can you keep your resolutions going? The answer is “Go Small”. Here is…

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What Are You Giving for Christmas? Are You Willing to Give a Deliberate Gift?

By Doug Nielsen | Dec 17, 2018

What Are You Giving For Christmas: Are You Willing to Give A Deliberate Gift? I could see the tears of regret well up in his eyes as he told me the story of his past eighteen years. My coaching client was a very successful businessman when it came to making money, but by his own…

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Gratitude–The Key to Happiness

By Doug Nielsen | Nov 20, 2018

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more. Brother David Steindl-Rast Gratitude, The Key to Happiness “There is no…

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