10 Top Tips to Stay Focused this week…

Ever seem a little scattered? Do your business goals seem elusive and just out of reach? Are you frustrated at the end of the day because you never completed what you needed to? Are you so scattered that you don’t even have time to read this post? If so, then here are the Top Ten […]

Six Steps to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

Some studies have “fear of public speaking” ranking up there with “fear of death”.  In fact, if you’re one of those people who would rather get a root canal than stand in front of a group of people to make a presentation, you are not alone.  It’s the #1 fear reported by people in the […]

5 Communication Blunders Guaranteed To Torpedo your Networking Efforts

Follow @JamesMMurphy Communication is everything and yet, it’s so easy to screw up. Sometimes we can fall into bad habits yet still think we are being effective. After all, how tough can it be to have a conversation with a potential client, strategic partner, or colleague? If you’re married, I suspect you know how easy […]

The Number 1 Red Flag That Your Marriage or Relationship Is Headed for Disaster

Guys, if your wife stops talking, start worrying! The topic of marriage and relationships consistently comes up in my coaching. I particularly enjoy working with clients on those issues relating to relationships because although marriage can be a great source of emotional turmoil and pain, it can also be the greatest source of happiness and […]

Be a better lover!

Want to be a better lover? Want your partner to love you in a way that really matters to you?  Understand Your Partner’s  “Love Languages” to Create a Better Relationship Gary Chapman has a great book called, “The 5 Love Languages” The premise of the book is that we all experience Love in five general […]

Is Your Message Not Getting Through?

Effective communication is one of the most challenging issues for anyone working in a team such as a business or organization.  With so many different personality types working together, trying to tailor your communication strategy to each one can be daunting. The Compliment Sandwich method is a classic and effective tool that we often forget […]

Tips For a Better Relationship… It is never too late to address an issue with your spouse

One of the cornerstones of a great relationship is communication and one of the hardest times to communicate is when there is an issue that is emotionally charged. In those moments, chances are that whoever is more of the introverted personality type will close up and not speak while the other person expresses everything that […]

Pull out the Fix-It Hammer Second, not First!

How many times has something been broken, and when our first solution for fixing the problem doesn’t work, we result to brute force? This rarely works, and usually produces results that are the exact opposite of what we are trying to accomplish. But, in that moment, losing ourselves to the frustration feels great! I personally […]

Improve Your Relationships – It’s All About Your Communication

Hallelujah ~ Praise the Lord! Have you heard the one about the priest who trained his horse to “stop” by saying “Hallelujah”, and “go” by saying “Praise the lord?” He went riding one day and a snake spooked his horse. The horse became terrified and took off at a full gallop. The horse was so […]

Focus On Your Relationship & Marriage: The Greatest Aphrodisiac

You are probably wondering, “Is it an oyster that he is talking about this week? Is it an ointment? Is it something sexy from that shop down the street?” Wrong answers, try again. One morning last week I found myself in a deep conversation with my wife and it was going down a direction that […]