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The #1 Thing Confident People Do Really Well

The #1 Thing Confident People Do Really Well

Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today. Ernest Hemingway Earlier this month I met up at a Starbucks with Peter (names changed), a former UCLA student of mine. As we were […]
ByJP ReynoldsNov 27, 2022
Avoid Getting Your Buttons Pressed on Thanksgiving!

Avoid Getting Your Buttons Pressed on Thanksgiving!

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation  is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy Last Thanksgiving I went to friends’ home for dessert. John’s (names changed) parents were at the table when I arrived. I’ve known them for many years and while they’re more socially […]
ByJP ReynoldsNov 19, 2022
The Real Key to Being Confident

The Real Key to Being Confident

The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, it’s about the courage to show up when you can’t predict or control the outcome. Brenee Brown Over the summer I helped a friend of mine who is Director of College Counseling at a private high school here in Los Angeles. Stephanie (names changed) hosted a […]
ByJP ReynoldsNov 12, 2022
Maybe A Ghost Story

Maybe A Ghost Story

Discover something new every day. James Still I recently visited a store in Toluca Lake that I frequent. Julian (names changed) is the associate who’s been helping me for almost a decade. He knows I write and teach and coach and he excitedly told me that he had a story that might interest me.   It did, so […]
ByJP ReynoldsOct 30, 2022
Are You a Personable Person? (not a trick question!)

Are You a Personable Person? (not a trick question!)

What is your relationship to life?  I’m not sure there is a bigger question than this. It bears repeating: 
 What – is – your relationship to life? Eckhart Tolle A couple of weeks ago I met with my client Hailey (names changed), who is responsible for mentoring several people at her financial firm. She talked with […]
ByJP ReynoldsOct 23, 2022
The Power + Relief That Comes from Setting Boundaries

The Power + Relief That Comes from Setting Boundaries

You have to stop setting yourself on fire trying to keep everyone else warm. Anonymous Last month I gave a workshop at UCLA where Lucy (names changed), one of the participants, shared that she’s frustrated with a co-worker who consistently criticizes her work while attempting to micro-manage her. Adding to the frustration is that the co-worker is […]
ByJP ReynoldsOct 14, 2022
TRUST – Do You Know How To Create It?

TRUST – Do You Know How To Create It?

Business, like life, is about how you make people feel. It’s that simple, and it’s that hard. Danny Meyer, “Setting the Table” When I was growing-up in the Bronx, my mother wouldn’t allow my brother and me to go trick-or-treating. She claimed it was begging and if we wanted candy, we should ask her. And, […]
ByJP ReynoldsOct 7, 2022
The Power of Changing Your Thinking From “What-If” to “What-Can-Be”

The Power of Changing Your Thinking From “What-If” to “What-Can-Be”

I pursue nowness. That’s what I do. Wang Deshun, 86-year-old model / actor I had set my phone alarm for 7:30 AM. I woke up at 8:00 AM confused – how could I have slept through the alarm? Hmm – my phone was dead. Dead as in it wouldn’t turn on even when I plugged […]
ByJP ReynoldsOct 2, 2022
#1 Best Way To Confront The Fear Of Uncertainty

#1 Best Way To Confront The Fear Of Uncertainty

When the earth quakes, the wise person dances. African proverb Two months ago I had dinner with Hannah (names changed), a friend of mine who works as a wedding photographer.  Our conversation flew fast and furious and the topic of business inevitably came up.  Hanna spoke of her current struggle to find wedding “gigs” in a saturated […]
ByJP ReynoldsSep 23, 2022
20 Things I Know for Certain About Talking With People

20 Things I Know for Certain About Talking With People

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. Philo of Alexandria Over the last couple of months, in various ways and times, I’ve been reminded of the truth of Philo’s ancient observation.   In workshops and classes, seminars and coaching, I’ve encountered numerous people who are striving to become “more” of who they […]
ByJP ReynoldsSep 16, 2022
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