Peak Performance

Fear

I was watching a short presentation by Mastin Kipp (founder of The Daily Love) the other day and he was discussing the fallacy of fear, and how, when you work your way around to the other side of fear, you find exhilaration. I started thinking about it and the physical sensations of exhilaration and anxiety are almost exactly the same – there’s a kind of buzz in your brain and a funny feeling in your chest… your pulse rate rises… and you get a certain tunnel vision type of focus on the situation at hand.  The difference is the thoughts […]

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Move Your Feet!

The Quakers have a saying:  “When you pray, move your feet.” We have to keep our eye on the prize; we have to constantly hold the vision of our big, unrealogical goal and focus on it intently (that’s the prayer part).  But in the here and now, we have to take logical, planned action every single day that will move us toward that goal (that’s the “move your feet” part). You see, remarkable people make a habit of doing things that MOST PEOPLE can’t, don’t, or won’t do.  That is the key difference between the people who succeed and those […]

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Falling Apart

What do you do when you’ve been diligently working on yourself for months (maybe even years) and suddenly, to your utter horror, it seems as if your entire world is falling apart? Out of nowhere you lose your job… Your spouse or partner announces they are moving on without you… Friends stop calling… What do you do, and more importantly, what do you THINK if that happens to you? In early 2016, I added some deep-level inner-work (meditation) to my own self development practice, and my coach warned me about this very phenomenon. He said that once you start working […]

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Your Brave Mind

I am so excited to announce a terrific new collaboration between Cheslow Achievement Group and Meredith Atwood, LLC that we’re calling “Your Brave Mind.” Meredith Atwood (aka Swim Bike Mom) is a wife, mother, former-attorney, author, coach, and IRONMAN triathlete. Her blog (www.SwimBikeMom.com) is wildly popular among women and men who love to (or want to) swim, bike and run. Her blog offers a very raw, real account of her successes, failures, and struggles. She is a sought-after mentor as well as a speaker for triathlon clubs and women’s groups nationwide. She is a USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach, Youth and […]

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Beating the Bully in Your Brain

Have you ever felt like your were in the middle of a tornado and all the facets of your life were swirling around you and it seemed like everywhere you looked there was change and chaos and the more you tried to take control of the madness the more out of control things felt? That’s kind of how things feel right now. There are so many changes going on around here!  Here’s just a quick snapshot – we are: Selling our house and moving to a high-rise condo Launching our new book, Unrealogical Launching a new program Collaborating on another new […]

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Unrealogical

I am really excited about my new book that is being released this summer and I just wanted to share a little bit about it with you!  Unrealogical – Real People, Remarkable Stories of Transformation is very different from any of my previous books.  It not only offers the theory and information we need to facilitate change in our lives, but then it goes on to share PROOF that the principles actually work in real life!  This book is chock full of stories from real people who discovered how to apply these concepts to their lives to create remarkable transformation. The stories […]

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A Monthly Dose of Deb

We’ve had so many people who have seen one of Deb’s presentations or who’ve graduated from one of her coaching programs ask if there was a way they could just get a little “booster shot” of Deb.  Well, we think we finally have what the doctor ordered! Introducing The Monthly Dose of Deb Teleclass The Monthly Dose of Deb Teleclass will meet via phone each month for a full hour.  The first part of the hour will be a discussion of a topic that has come up over and over during conversations.  Deb will bring the topic to light and […]

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Committing to the No Complaining Challenge

The 30-Day No Complaining Challenge is a great way to reset your perspective.  The idea is to commit to refraining from complaining. blaming, and justifying for 30 straight days.  If you slip up, restart at Day 1. It may sound simple, but it’s definitely not easy.  I have issued this challenge to literally thousands – maybe tens of thousands – of people and I can count on one hand the number of them who actually made it through the entire 30 days.  I took this challenge back in 2009 and it completely changed my life. Thanks to Tiffanie Kellog for […]

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Making Peace With the Past

I woke up the other morning and all of a sudden and without warning I was hit with a flood of thoughts that brought up a bunch of memories that triggered a set of emotions that quite simply overwhelmed me for a few minutes before I fully realized what was happening.  It was crazy! During my eight year pity part this used to happen almost every morning, and I would lay there in my bed and bathe in the waves of negativity and the sadness that washed over me again and again and again.  It was like it almost felt […]

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