I can’t coach pessimists. I just can’t help someone who searches for a reason why he or she will not succeed. I love coaching optimists. Yet, at what point does an optimist have to also be a realist.

I was always optimistic. I believe I owe my success in part to my optimism.

During my

I was in Philadelphia recently and while walking on Market Street, I saw a woman who clearly did not have much to give, stop and give money to a homeless person who clearly needed it. For her, giving was a personal sacrifice. Her sacrifice made a strong impression on me.

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