Posts by Pam Sterling

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 becomeĀ “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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Hook. Book. Look. Took.

HOOK BOOK LOOK TOOK - Coaches On Fire - Pam Sterling

35 years ago, my first mentor taught me a simple formula for structuring my teaching that I’ve used ever since in designing curriculum, crafting signature speeches, developing presentations, and writing blog posts. The formula is simply this: HOOK. BOOK. LOOK. TOOK. Let me unpack that a bit. Hook Capture the audience’s attention from the very…

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It’s All Figuroutable

I love this quote from Marie Forleo – “It’s all Figuroutable.” Mastery requires a mindset that knows and embraces this. It’s a growth mindset that says – I have the ability to learn, grow in my understanding, and troubleshoot. I am resourceful and I can figure stuff out. A Fixed Mindset A fixed mindset says…

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