All posts by Earl R. Smith II, PhD

05Dec/17

Don’t waste your life living out other people’s visions of you

Earl R. Smith II. PhD DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com (Read More From My Blog) Like most such observations, the title of this chapter is subject to misunderstanding. I suppose it is inevitable that some

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05Dec/17

Situational Awareness

Dr. Earl R. Smith II DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com (Read More From My Blog) It’s such a simple idea – knowing what is going on around you. So why are people often so bad

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05Dec/17

Making a Difference

I always take a few minutes at the end of each day to journal. I have found this time is always well spent. First I re-read the entries from the prior week or so – it helps keep things in perspective – to connect with what some Native Americans call the ‘long view’.

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30Nov/17

Breaking Out of a Rut

Those of you who fish will understand. For those of you who don’t, a fishing reel pulls in line when you rotate the handle. Without that action, it is just a curiosity on your end of the fishing pole. To help it to fulfill its purpose, you need to take extended and purposeful action.

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29Nov/17

The Principle of Least Effort: Mentoring The Ready

Earl R Smith II, PhD DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com Read More From My Blog The process of mentoring is different than that of coaching. I describe coaching as ‘teaching you how to do something

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27Nov/17

Don’t waste your life trying to be someone else.

Earl R. Smith II. PhD DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com (Read More From My Blog) Much of my mentoring work begins with a fairly standard initial session. Perhaps someone who has talked to a friend

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27Nov/17

Presence in the Present

Take a minute and think about the present – your present – the time right now that you are living through. It is a most amazing experience – this ‘present’ that is yours and yours alone. It’s not the ‘world’s present’ or ‘humanities’ present’ but yours alone. No other person will ever have the privilege of living through it. It is truly and uniquely yours alone.

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27Nov/17

In seeking simplicity we do not ignore our lives but what distracts us.

This volume is written as a series of ‘thinking pieces’ that are to serve as points of meditation on important matters. Think of them as rocks leading to the shore. I’ll leave

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27Nov/17

Be Resistant to Change

Earl R. Smith II. PhD DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com (Read More From My Blog) (From Self-Sabotage: 12 Nasty Habits):   Change: Make or become different Take or use another instead of The act or

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