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TED* Works! Archives: Published every Friday

Victim of Procrastination (PDF)
The Victim Yells – A Creator Whispers (PDF)
The Story Behind the Story (PDF)
If Everyone’s Right, Who’s Left? (PDF)
Making Friends with Your Drama Role (PDF)
The Downside of Overconfidence (PDF)
Feedback Without Blame or Judgement (PDF)
The Secret to Why People Change (PDF)
Victimized by Too Many Choices (PDF)
Problems Are Like Glue (PDF)
Interview Your Future Self (PDF)
Preparing to Speak or to Listen (PDF)
When Will I Be Done With My Drama? (PDF)
Resistance and the Creative Urge (PDF)
Exaggerated Sense of Responsibility (PDF)
What Triggers You? (PDF)
The Problem With Problem Solving (PDF)
Stop Starring in Your Own Drama Movie (PDF)
Invisible Limiting Beliefs (PDF)
Why Asking is Better than Telling (PDF)
Perfectionism as a Shame Shield (PDF)
Upgrading Your Personal Operating System (PDF)
The “If-Then” Solution (PDF)
The Many Faces of the Persecutor (PDF)
The One Thing You Cannot Change (PDF)
Automatic Reactive Thoughts (PDF)
Will You Be Inspired in 2016? (PDF)

Awaken to the Light Within (PDF)
The Need-to-Please Trap (PDF)
Catch Yourself in the Act (PDF)
Do You Resist Asking for Support? (PDF)
Forgive and Forget (PDF)
Reacting Begets Reacting (PDF)
Time Travel (PDF)
Shadowboxing (PDF)
End Your Food Drama (PDF)
Responding to Requests that Aren’t Made (PDF)
Let Go or Be Dragged (PDF)
TED* Changes the Brain! (PDF)
Repair, Repair, Repair (PDF)
Vision or Resignation (PDF)
Building Your Capacity to Resist Drama (PDF)
If You Are Looking for a Rescuer (PDF)
Adopt a Beginner’s Mindset (PDF)
Do You Want to Connect or Convince? (PDF)
W.A.I.T. — Why Am I Talking? (PDF)
The Value of Struggling (PDF)
You Don’t Have to Believe All Your Thoughts (PDF)
Recognizing Your Choice Points (PDF)
Face It — You Cannot Make Other People Change (PDF)
When Conflict Hits, What’s Your Strategy? (PDF)
Celebrating Interdependence (PDF)
The Progression of Power (PDF)
Managing Our Movable Minds (PDF)
The Hoped-For Rescuer (PDF)
Getting Our Own Way (PDF)
After All I Have Done for You (PDF)
The Two Big Myths (PDF)
The Danger in Comparing Yourself (PDF)
What Do You Focus On? (PDF)
Go Against Yourself (PDF)
When Labeling is Helpful (PDF)
Waiting for the Other Shoe (PDF)
You Get More if You Ask for More (PDF)
Coming Out of Self-Storage (PDF)
Tell the Whole Truth for 24 Hours! (PDF)
Going to the Balcony (PDF)
The Drama of Over-Achieving (PDF)
Gratitude – No Matter What (PDF)
I am Not Enough (PDF)
Ask a Better Question (PDF)
The Power of Non-Attachment (PDF)
The Value of the Valleys (PDF)
Challenging Team Drama (PDF)
The Curse of Self Awareness (PDF)
The Origins of Drama (PDF)
Progress Over Perfection (PDF)
Fresh Start (PDF)

Top Three Posts of 2014 (PDF)
No Darkness, No Light (PDF)
Problems are Like Glue (PDF)
Creator as Competitor (PDF)
“No” is a Complete Sentence (PDF)
An Appreciation Practice to Help You Through the Holidays (PDF)
What IS a Creator? (PDF)
Locus of Control (PDF)
TED* is Not Another Hammer (PDF)
Strength from Struggle (PDF)
You Are Not the Voice Inside Your Head (PDF)
Rescuer as Counselor (PDF)
Striving for Comfort Causes Discomfort (PDF)
You Don’t Have to Attend Every Drama You Are Invited To (PDF)
The Zen of Current Reality (PDF)
Learning to Stop – A Rollerblading Lesson (PDF)
Craving or Passion? (PDF)
Why Your Reactive Ego Wants Center Stage (PDF)
Setting the Tone at the Top (PDF)
Go Against Yourself (PDF)
What is Your Intention? (PDF)
Exaggerated Sense of Responsibility (PDF)
Letting Go of The Way It’s Gotta Be (PDF)
The Sign Read: Free Beer Tomorrow (PDF)
Freedom from Limiting Thoughts (PDF)
People Pleasing is Self-Centered (PDF)
How We Turned “Oh No” into “Yes!” (PDF)
Attachments or Nonattachment? (PDF)
Let Go or Be Dragged (PDF)
Adopt a Beginner’s Mindset (PDF)
Making Friends With Your Drama Role (PDF)
When Protecting Becomes Persecuting (PDF)
Repair, Repair, Repair (PDF)
Responding to Requests That Aren’t Being Made (PDF)
Holding Dynamic Tension (PDF)
Ask First, Tell Second (PDF)
Thriving in Community (PDF)
Suffering So Close to Home (PDF)
Waiting for a Rescuer That Never Shows Up (PDF)
Is Drama Addicting? (PDF)
The Power of the PAUSE (PDF)
3 Differences Between Goals and Intentions (PDF)
Do You Resist Asking for Help? (PDF)
The False Self (PDF)
A Slip Up, Not a Give Up (PDF)
TED* Daily Affirmation (PDF)
When Victim Thinking is a Gift (PDF)
Do-Overs (PDF)
Why New Years Resolutions Often Fail (PDF)

Be a Spontaneous Creator (PDF)
Freedom From Expectations (PDF)
What Everybody Wants (PDF)
Fantasizing About the Future (PDF)
Disrupting Holiday Drama (PDF)
Gratitude is a Choice (PDF)
Victim of Procrastinating (PDF)
It’s the Soft Stuff that’s Hard (PDF)
When Our Hot Buttons Get Triggered (PDF)
Create Your “Stop-Doing” List (PDF)
Creating in Times of Darkness (PDF)
Behind Every Complaint Lies a Commitment (PDF)
What’s Your Default Drama Role (PDF)
The Kinship of Victimhood (PDF)
Working Without Resistance (PDF)
What Do You Listen For? (PDF)
Telling the Truth (PDF)
Creating a Dream by Harnessing Dynamic Tension (PDF)
Focus on Outcomes Rather Than Goals (PDF)
Start Where You Are (PDF)
Is Wanting a Craving or a Calling? (PDF)
Always, Always Ask This First (PDF)
The Pain of Wanting (PDF)
No Stress-Passing (PDF)
A Coach Chooses “Presence” (PDF)
Shifting from Rescuer to Coach (PDF)
Rescuer as Crusader (PDF)
Rescuer as Protector (PDF)
Rescuer as Pleaser (PDF)
The Downside of Rescuing (PDF)
The Challenger as Truth Teller (PDF)
You Don’t Have to Have it all Figured Out (PDF)
dentify Your Reactive Triggers and Strategies (PDF)
Letting Go of Perfectionism (PDF)
Seeing the Other as a Creator (PDF)
Our Natural Negativity Bias Keeps Drama Alive (PDF)
The Gift of Forgiveness (PDF)
Mr. Bunny to the Rescue! (PDF)
Going to the Balcony (PDF)
Being Right Can Persecute Others (PDF)
Stop Comparing Yourself (PDF)
Selective Attention (PDF)
The Drama of Desire (PDF)
Hit the Pause Button (PDF)
Express Appreciation (PDF)
Go Against Yourself (PDF)
Constructive Conflict: The Challenger’s Contribution (PDF)
When Feeling Happy Causes Distress (PDF)
CoWorkers: Problems or Creators (PDF)
Emergence and Creating (PDF)
Focus on Outcomes, Not Goals (PDF)

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