Posts by Pam Sterling

What does it mean to be World Class?

Want to be world class, Sweat the details - Coaches On Fire - Pam Sterling

When I was in high school and playing on the tennis team, I had the opportunity to hear Billie Jean King speak. In her speech she talked about what was required to be a world class athlete – dedication, commitment, persistence… and she exhorted us to engage in “perfect practice”, reminding us of Vince Lombardi’s…

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What’s the value of accountability?

I used to bristle at the idea of “accountability” because it always felt like the kid who didn’t do her homework and now has to walk ‘the hall of shame’ as she walks into the classroom. But that’s not the idea at all.  In fact, there is tremendous value in putting a stake in the…

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What’s The Opportunity?

What's the opportunity - Coaches On Fire - Pam Sterling

Have you ever had one of those days (weeks, months or years) where you feel completely overwhelmed by the circumstances showing up in your life? Sometimes I’ve even felt that the confluence of circumstances coming together are such a “perfect” storm, that it HAS to be a “God Job”. What do I mean by that?…

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Are you an “Info-Binger”?

Information Overload

Are you an info-binger? Do you LOVE to learn? Do you take a ton of online classes and webinars? Do you buy every book recommended? Are you on information overload? As a community, I find that coaches love to learn and grow. Being a lifelong learner is key to developing mastery in our craft. We…

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The Greatest Achievement Was At First A Dream

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become - Coaches On Fire - Pam Sterling

“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities. Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.” ~ James…

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I think I invented a new word… “Epicognition”

Epicognition - Coaches On Fire - Pam Sterling

I think I invented a new word… “Epicognition”. Let me explain. [I’m a bit of a science geek, so bear with me.] There is an up-and-coming field of biology called “epigenetics”. It is the study of how external factors – our environment, the food we eat, even our emotional environment – can cause certain genes…

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What does it take to become “Best In Show”?

Becoming Best In Show - Coaches On Fire - Pam Sterling

What does it take to become “Best in Show”? I was watching the famous Westminster Dog Show this week. Who knew there were so many different breeds of Terriers – Parsons Terrier, Sky Terrier, Fox Terrier, Rat Terrier, Border Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Russell Terrier. Each was a spectacular representation of their breed. And each strove first…

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This might not work.

“This might not work.” I heard Seth Godin say it on a podcast. He said this is his mantra. He talked about the freedom it provides when trying something new. He said he has way more failures than successes. And although he has many extraordinary successes, he said he’s most proud of his failures. I…

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Risk Believing In Yourself

Going after your dream is a risk. Building a business is a risk. Believing you can actually make a difference, is a risk. But what’s the risk of not going for it? What’s the risk of playing it safe? What’s the risk of maintaining the status quo? Price Pritchett, in his brilliant book, You Squared,…

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