A vital element in life is “trust” …

Clients turn and seek out Coaches to improve and be more successful with many private and personal skills.  A very vital element in the business world is “trust” its often a great first place for anyone to begin their transformation aspirations and endeavors as they begin their coaching journey.  My reason for addressing that is there are formal coaching agreements that includes a contract once we begin our sessions together.  There is confidentiality and non-disclosure which we both agree to in the contracting process.  All that makes our sessions private and secure so your growth, development and goals are fully protected.  You and I need to establish a firm “trust” in order to build a devoted partnership with each other.  A wonderful book on this topic is The Speed of Trust: One Thing That Changes Everything by Steven M.R. Covey.  Its a book for those that find that they could really reach people in their family, business or community more effectively.  Its a resource for those that are driven to grow and establish a quality network of reliable and credible, units and teams.  Please read this book, it will be very valuable for you, and provide you with wonderful strategies to apply to your life and your career.  Its also designed for those that are successful, and aim to deliver consistent, positive results.

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My favorite part of this terrific book is Covey’s Credibility Questionnaire.  He identifies “Four Cores of Credibility” and they are:

  1. Integrity
  2. Intent
  3. Capabilities
  4. Results

His questionnaire is built and designed with questions into all those “Four Cores of Credibility.” When you take it, you rate yourself on a scale of 1-5.  He has put together five specific questions in each core.  At the end, you’ll come up with total scores within each of “The Four Cores of Credibility.” Those scores will essentially be a “snapshot” into where you are right now at this period of time, within a specific core.  When you add up all your total core scores you see a full “snapshot” into where you are now, at this very time.  You’ll learn about what you need to do to be more trustworthy.  As you move through the wonderful book, The Speed of Trust: One Thing That Changes Everything, by Steven M.R. Covey, you will be able to deepen and expand your knowledge of “trust” and improve your knowledge of Covey’s “Four Cores of Credibility.” He will explain and breakdown the questionnaire and its content making the reading experience very interactive.  First-hand, you will also start to make tremendous growth, establishing natural improved personal habits.  Enjoy and embrace your journey into the application of the skills discussed in this book.  I believe you will see a delivery of better “trust” results in your personal life.  You may discover “trust” is a key component that has been a “blind-spot” for you and has held you back from achieving incredible goals, objectives, dreams and endeavors.

Personally, I found The Speed of Trust: One Thing That Changes Everything, by Steven M.R. Covey to be extremely valuable to my personal and private growth in both my professional and private life.  I really found considerable value in what Covey’s Questionnaire results were.  Learning those scores motivated me to learn more about what I need to do differently, and his book shared wonderful “real-life” examples of how to make direct improvements and have better results.  Together we can use this book and Covey’s Questionnaire in our coaching sessions.  For a free coaching consultation you can contact me here.   If you would like to order a copy of your Covey’s book you can click on the image below.  I wish you all the very best, thank you.



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Here is a wonderful poetry book that embodies love, courage, overcoming obstacles, and adversity!

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Clients turn to Professional Coaches for motivation, courage, and determination. Clients come to a Professional Coach to overcome obstacles, setbacks and adversity. My suite of services is your resource. For more discovery and growth into these topics, I’d like to recommend a fabulous poetry book. It captures the essence of how motivation, courage and determination brought lasting love, prosperity and a zenith reward in life.

It’s From Generation To … by Robert B. Fried.  The book captures the complete essence of Robert’s four Grandparents and their courageous survival during the Holocaust. His Grandparents lives were caught off guard; they were driven from their homes by the Nazis and brought to live in Concentration Camps. Through the deep emotional literature, and the incredible visual illustrations, you are sympathetically captivated inside a completely courageous story and moving experience.

I sat down with author Robert B. Fried to learn more about his motivation to capture the story and legacy of his Grandparents. As well, to learn more about what he learned about courage, motivation and perseverance from both their story and his own accomplishments getting his first book published. Here is what he had to say:

Joshua: Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule, to sit down with me today for this interview, I appreciate it.

Robert B. Fried: You’re welcome, thanks for having me.

Joshua: So, tell everyone a little bit about your inspiration, and motivation, capturing your Grandparents story and fusing it into moving poetic art, for your first published book.

Robert B. Fried: This was a project that transformed over time. I originally wanted to put together a small pamphlet of poems that I had written on the Holocaust. My poems were written from stories told to me as a child. I would write poems throughout my childhood. As I put together the pamphlet the project grew based on other information that I compiled over the years. Such as, documents and things that were equally important to share with everybody. As this pamphlet grew, I engaged an Illustrator in the UK, Sam Wall, to help bring my poems to life visually. There were a lot of inspirations and self-perseverance to keep going with the project. I had support from my paternal grandmother who is still alive, support from my fiancé, my family and friends. It was a overall great effort and I am really proud of it today.

Joshua: What legacy and message from your Grandparents story would you like to leave behind?

Robert B. Fried: The legacy I’d like to leave behind with From Generation To … is my Grandparent’s stories, bringing them to life both in poetry which I wrote as a child and in in the collaboration with the Illustrator. I thought the poems stood well on their own. However, I wanted to make sure the reader was going to be moved by not only my words but also what I had put together with the Illustrator. Vividly I wanted to show that the scenery or events I was describing were accurately merged together.

Joshua: Is there anything else?

Robert B. Fried: Yes, with this book I’d like to leave a legacy that I helped people understand and educate them about this time period in history. A time-period we should never forget. That we should always respect others, their race, religion, creed and appreciate that we share this world together. We should live together in peace and should never see and experience the atrocities like my Grandparents and others experienced in the 1930’s and 40’s. Passing on my Grandparent’s stories from generation, to generation is very important.

Joshua: You chose a unique title for your book From Generation To … could you explain the meaning behind that?

Robert B. Fried: “From Generation To …” comes from the Jewish prayer “L’ Dor VaDor” and when the prayer is translated to English from Hebrew it means “generation to generation”. Passing on my Grandparent’s stories from generation, to generation is the importance of the overall project.

Joshua: Thank you for sharing your experience of not only the courage and determination to finish this wonderful project and turning it into literary art, but capturing your Grandparents stories of courage, determination for everyone to embrace and experience Robert.

Robert B. Fried: You’re welcome.

Clients come to a coach when they are looking to rebuild, rebrand and positively move towards a brighter future.  Clients turn to coaching to find a more fulfilled life full of happiness and love. They want to achieve all their goals, dreams and endeavors.  For free coaching consultation, you could reach me here.  I absolutely recommend that you purchase Robert B. Fried’s book, thank you Please visit Robert’s website at: www.fromgenerationto.com You can make your purchase of this wonderful book below.

Steve Archdeacon

See “This Moment” Singer/Songwriter, Steve Archdeacon, Live in Concert

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This Sunday (Nov. 3rd) catch singer/songwriter Steve Archdeacon live, at the Boulton Center in Bayshore, New York. Archdeacon and his inspirational song “This Moment,” was previously featured in my post “Make ‘This Moment’ Your Moment!“.  He’ll be performing live at Rock Out Hunger IV.  Rock Out Hunger IV is a benefit for the St. Mary’s Parish Food Pantry.

Click the poster below to purchase tickets.


Archdeacon’s song “This Moment” and the rest of his album are available for purchase here: www.cdbaby.com/archdeacon2