07 Apr 2014
April 7, 2014

Controlling Anger

Do you ever display an over the top anger at work or at home?  Do you let people or situations get the best of you?  If so, let me tell you a story. Cliff was always a nice, mild-mannered guy.  He was married and had two lovely children.  He was a good, solid citizen who.. read more →

31 Mar 2014
March 31, 2014

The Lion And The Gazelle

I heard an interesting story the other day, and it goes like this: In the jungle, the gazelle goes to bed every night knowing that, in the morning, he must run faster than the fastest lion in order to stay alive.  Meanwhile, the lion goes to bed at night know that, in the morning, if.. read more →

24 Mar 2014
March 24, 2014

The Importance Of Discipline

Let me make a very bold statement that everyone in pursuit of a dream should take to heart: Discipline is the bridge between having a dream and achieving it! One of the key responsibilities of every business and personal coach is teaching discipline.  Why?  Because lack of discipline is the root cause of more personal.. read more →

17 Mar 2014
March 17, 2014

Fairy Tales & Fear

Business and personal coaches often (pronounced “almost always”) face the challenges of helping people learn to deal with and overcome their fears.  Some times they are small, almost imperceptible fears – like picking up the telephone to call a prospect or deal with a personal conflict.  At other times, it’s dealing with major fears –.. read more →

12 Mar 2014
March 12, 2014

The Decline of Thinking in America

Two of the major challenges in business and personal coaching are: Helping people reignite their dreams Teaching them how to really think It’s the second of these two that I want to deal with today.  In my years of experience of working with businesses and individuals, I have seen a tremendous decline in both the.. read more →

03 Mar 2014
March 3, 2014

Being a Healthier You

According to the website Statistic Brain, the number one New Years resolution for 2014 was – to lose weight. In fact, two of the top five resolutions were about health – losing weight at number 1 and staying fit at healthy at number 5. Many of us struggle with issues related to both weight and.. read more →

24 Feb 2014
February 24, 2014

Life’s Teachable Moments

Business consulting and business and personal coaching require that I interact frequently with a variety of people from all backgrounds and experiences. It’s an amazing way to live because I learn new things every day – and every once in a while – I get to teach. Those who are moving forward in life have.. read more →

18 Feb 2014
February 18, 2014

The Key To Winning Relationships

When you think about building winning relationships, what kinds of thoughts pop into your mind? Do you think about the quality of some of the relationships you enjoy within your sphere of influence? Do you ever wonder how those relationships have reached the level of quality and connection that they have? Or perhaps you are.. read more →

Business Coaching Helps You Determine Your Balance Point Personal and business coaching in Hartford, CT involves helping people achieve the appropriate balance for their specific life circumstances.  The balance point is different for every individual, but it still is a balance point.  If we live our lives in an unbalanced manner for prolonged periods of.. read more →

Let’s face it – we all mess up sometimes. We make mistakes, we make bad decisions – and as a result – we wind up hurting people. The $64,000 is not why these things happen – it’s what do we do, how we handle the situation when we do blow it and hurt others. In.. read more →

27 Jan 2014
January 27, 2014

4 Steps to a Better Personal Net Worth

4 Steps to a Better Personal Net Worth One of Benjamin Franklin’s lesser-known quotes is, “Your net worth in the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” When you think about the topic of net worth, what initially pops into your head? As a business.. read more →

20 Jan 2014
January 20, 2014

Foundational Words for Success

When it comes to achieving your goals, have you ever encountered or thought about the term “balanced success”? This phrase can have a number of meanings depending on your perspective. Today I want to consider this phrase from the viewpoint of the words you use to define yourself and how they influence your interactions with.. read more →

13 Jan 2014
January 13, 2014

Success Happens Within

Success Happens Within As a personal and success coach, a large part of my work is helping people learn how to reach for new levels in their lives. While this entails many facets and must be customized to the individual needs of each client, one of the most common areas we need to work on.. read more →

06 Jan 2014
January 6, 2014

Productivity

Be At Your Very Best! Be Productive When Charles Schwab became President of Bethlehem Steel in 1903, he hired an efficiency expert named Ivy Lee to help his organization become more productive. He told Mr. Lee, “Show my staff and me a way to get more done in less time and I’ll pay you any.. read more →

30 Dec 2013
December 30, 2013

The Clock, The Compass, And The Matrix

The title to this post sounds a little like The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, doesn’t it?  But I assure you, it’s not!   The three items in the title of this article are powerful tools to increase your personal productivity.  Originally introduced by master consultant and time management expert Stephen Covey, they are guaranteed.. read more →

23 Dec 2013
December 23, 2013

Gary’s Christmas Blog: The Painting

Years ago, there was a very wealthy man who, with his devoted young son, shared a passion for art collecting.  Together, they traveled around the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their art collection.  Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, and many others adorned the walls of the family estate.  The widowed.. read more →

23 Dec 2013
December 23, 2013

Do What You Do, Not What You Don’t

Personal Development Starts With Understanding Your Strengths The title to this article is the name of one of the chapters in my book, The Shepherd And The Princess: 7 Keys To Conquering The Goliaths In Your Life.  In the book, I talk about David and how he had to learn to rely on the skill.. read more →

18 Dec 2013
December 18, 2013

Book Special!

As our way of saying thank you for making 2013 a very special year for us – and to help you get 2014 off to a start that will help insure that it is your best year ever – we are offering the following special bundles through January 15, 2014: Order Gary’s book, Achieving Unusual.. read more →

16 Dec 2013
December 16, 2013

Give Without Going Broke

Give Without Going Broke  I was watching TV the other night and I saw a commercial for a company that purchases gold that absolutely frosted me.  Here’s the scenario: A woman is concerned about not having the money to buy all of the very expensive gifts that her kids want for Christmas, so she takes.. read more →

I just started reading a book by John Hagee called Four Blood Moons.  In the beginning of the book, John talks about the concept of feelings vs. actions.  He talks about the difference between feeling something and actually doing something about it. When you consider your own life, how many times have you been faced.. read more →