Month: January 2012

Faith restored

By Lisa Sansom / January 21, 2012 / 0 Comments

This morning, I met a brilliant woman. I’d like to share some of her story, because it absolutely restored my faith in humanity and the direction of the world. This woman was born in Afghanistan and lived part of her childhood in a refugee camp, seeing the war. She was born deaf, but amazingly gained […]

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The Secret of Ever-Lasting Willpower

By Lisa Sansom / January 16, 2012 / 1 Comment

How does it seem that some people are able to stare down temptation, and yet others give in all too easily? And how come so many of us feel that we exist in the second of those two groups? January, of course, is the standard time of the year for New Year’s resolutions, and the […]

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Upcoming workshops and events in Kingston, Ontario

By Lisa Sansom / January 12, 2012 / 0 Comments

I will be teaching an 8-week course titled “Focus on the Positive” through St. Lawrence College, Wednesday evenings, starting Jan 25th 6:30-8:30pm. For more information, please visit Also, we are pleased to participate in World Happy Day on February 11 with a screening of “Happy: The Movie” at the Screening Room downtown Kingston. For […]

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Are you really ready for a change?

By Lisa Sansom / January 7, 2012 / 0 Comments

A client recently gave me considerable pause for thought during a coaching session. While we were brainstorming various options to a question that she had, she met every idea with “yeah, but”. Every. Single. One. I started counting – over 20 “yeah, but”s in less than 10 ¬†minutes. I was getting horrified, but also oddly […]

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Let's say it all together – you shouldn't always "think positive"

By Lisa Sansom / January 5, 2012 / 0 Comments

Overlooking the grammatical error in that title (it should be “think positively”), there is a reason why blogs like this continue to annoy me. There seems to be a presumption that, in business, if you only think positively, then you are dooming yourself to certain disaster. Go ahead – read the blog on – […]

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The upside of the strength of humility

By Lisa Sansom / January 3, 2012 / 0 Comments

In the VIA classification of strengths, humility comes out among my top strengths. I almost hesitate to write that because a) I don’t like talking about my own strengths (ironic, isn’t it?) and b) humility hardly comes across as a strength. I mean, think about it – what good is humility? I admire people who […]

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