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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 readers might take the easy way out and prefer the simpler interpretation. But I’m not writing for those people. The idea in this..

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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 of mine and or past client (for the most part, they tend to be the same) has expressed dissatisfaction with the way their..

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How Many?

Earl R. Smith II. PhD DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com (Read More From My Blog) As we begin, let me set the stage. It’s our first session. We’ve dispensed with the preliminaries and I’ve decided to take you on as a mentoring client. You’ve thought through things on your end and decided that working with me is a..

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Mentiring Breakthrough – First Steps

Dr. Earl R. Smith II DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com (Read More From My Blog) In this series I have been writing about some of the major breakthroughs that my mentoring clients have managed. While it is true that most of my mentoring work involves slow and steady efforts towards major successes, it’s those successes that make the..

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Working With A Mentor

At some time during every executive’s career there comes a time when they feel that they can do more but need help is taking their career to the next level. Many of my leadership and executive coaching clients have reached this point by the time that they first contact me. An executive who is looking to climb to the next level is one who understands that the next level is there to climb to – many perennial middle managers do not or do not want to know this.

How Long?

Dr. Earl R. Smith II DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com (Read More From My Blog) How often has that question occurred to you? And what did it mean when it did? Occasionally perhaps it appeared as “how long is this going to go on?” A variation could have been “how long do I have to endure this?” Although..

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Knowing What Matters

Dr. Earl R. Smith II DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com (Read More From My Blog) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It was during one of the first mentoring sessions with a new client that the following exchange occurred:

Don’t spend your life trying to live up to your performance expectations

Earl R. Smith II. PhD DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com (Read More From My Blog) In the early stages of mentoring – during those first crucial sessions – there are a number of ideas that I introduce. One of the most difficult to comprehend is a suggestion that a person should not spend their life trying to live..

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Don’t waste your life being envious of other people

Earl R. Smith II. PhD DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com (Read More From My Blog) If you’ve been following me so far, it will not surprise you that I see the title of this chapter as something much more complex than it appears on the surface. The core question is, of course, who’s doing what to whom. The..

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Sea Change Brings Change

Dr. Earl R. Smith II DrSmith@Dr-Smith.com Dr-Smith.com Read More From My Blog ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Change is one of those altars that is well worshiped at – not one of those forgotten gods whose supplicants infrequently visit their shrine. But wanting is not the same as having – it is sometimes not logical – but I have..

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