Author Archives: DocShellie

Facing Giants

This clip is about 6 minutes long…the impact it leaves is well worth the time invested. Do your words and attitudes limit the length you will go to achieve your goals?  Do you quite before you even try to start? … Continue reading

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Being Underestimated

A recurring theme I’ve noticed in recent conversations and even on television is on the topic of underestimating people and underestimating yourself.   It really started during a conversation with a youth baseball league coach who commented on how many parents … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Success of Others

I watched The Secret Millionairelast night. There were a lot of really great stories from the show and there is one thing in particular that really struck me.  Two elderly twin-sisters, Helen and Ellen run a non-profit organization called Love … Continue reading

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Attitudes are Contagious: Is Yours Worth Catching?

Winston Churchill once said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” While I agree attitudes can make a big difference, I don’t think attitudes are little things!  Think about it for a minute, if you were asked, … Continue reading

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Hope and Faith

The other day I was reading along when these two sentences a few pages back kept going through my head, “Hope Anticipates. Faith believes.”[1]   I had to set the book down to really think about those two seemingly very simple … Continue reading

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Confidence in your strengths

I happened to catch part of Wynton Marsalis’ interview on 60 Minutes a couple weeks ago.  Wynton Marsalis is one of the world’s greatest jazz musicians, he tours as “Wynton Marsalis with Jazz” and “Wynton Marsalis Quintet.” I’m sure there … Continue reading

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Become a better listener

 After writing the last blog entry, “Do we listen enough” I thought I’d offer some additional tips on improving one’s listening skills: Tips to be a better listener  So how can we continue to develop our listening skills?  The following are … Continue reading

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Do we “listen” enough?

One of Winston Churchill’s quotes comes to mind when I think about the topic of listening:   “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”  When we listen, … Continue reading

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Vision Boards

As I prepare to do a vision board workshop this week, I realized I haven’t blogged in a bit.  One of the things my business focused vision board needs to have on it is blogging.  So today’s blog is dedicated … Continue reading

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Standup for what’s right

The other day I was grocery shopping, which, by the way, is one of my very least favorite things to do.  The layout of the checkout counters leaves a bit to be desired. There are several rows, two cashier counters … Continue reading

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