Rael’s Blog

Decisions change lives

Decisions, decisions. Indeed, our days are filled with decision-making occurrences. It is estimated that we make upwards of 500 decisions each day, yet few of us stop to consider the …

Fact or Fantasy?

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you in trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” This quote, often attributed (seemingly erroneously) to Mark Twain, …

It’s HOW you say it

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ― George Bernard Shaw A great communicator is defined as one who effortlessly influences others to …

Laziness is a Habit that Can Be Broken

Almost all results in our lives come from those things we do repeatedly. As a Habits Coach, much of my time each day is spent working with my clients to assist them in developing the habits they need to transition from where they are to where they want to be.

The Power of Discipline

When addressing troops during Operation Desert Storm, General Normal Schwarzkopf made an iconic statement: “Shined shoes save lives.” In making that statement Gen. Schwarzkopf was not referring to the military …

Stop Getting Ready, Just Go

A conversation I had recently with a client reminded me of a similar one I had many years ago when I was starting a new business – a seminar company. …

You must have this to succeed.

Several years ago, I had the good fortune to be invited to join an informal group of people in my industry who meet casually through a weekly conference call and …

Courtesy is Accessible to Us All

Last week we talked about opportunities lost. I shared several stories of clients who told me of their decisions to discontinue doing business with certain people or companies simply because …