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Monday, December 31, 2007

Think of an area of your life -- time at work, time at school, time talking to your partner about love and future plans, exercise...

Did you know that if you re-claimed 5 minutes that you wasted in 1 hour -- whether it be spinning your wheels, getting organized, finding something, going through piles of papers, not list--what did you say?..


5 minutes better managed each hour means a productivity increase of 8.3% minmum.

Here's the math (its easy) 1 hour divided by 12 = 8.3

Its not BIG steps that we need to take to be more effective in our lives.  Its not BIG steps we need to take to move from good to great.

Its small -- simple -- steps.

What can you do to re-claim 5 minutes from this hour -- right now.  Make this a daily habit you ask your self each day.  You can do it!

©2007 True Azimuth, LLC
Business Coaching, Relationship Coaching, Life Coaching

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Coach Scott Graham continues the special CompassCast series on evil words with "BUT" --  a word that will keep you from meeting the commitments you make to yourself.

Post your response at and I will support you with monthly emails to help you keep your bearings and keep going!

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©2007 True Azimuth, LLC
Business Coaching, Relationship Coaching, Life Coaching

Thursday, December 27, 2007

What would your life would be like if 2008 was your best year ever?

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Complete the Program / Fill out the Worksheet

Download the BEST YEAR EVER program and complete the worksheet.  Click here

Want to really rev up your year?  Download a worksheet for each of your immediate family members / spouse.  Complete the worksheets separately and then sit down together and compare your lists. (We don't typically talk about this stuff).  Make sure your entire family is navigating together and that you are supporting each other.

Join the Group Coaching Call

Join me for a group coaching call to explore the Best Year Ever Program and to talk about the question: 

How would you have to be for 2008 to be your best year ever even if the things that mattered most didn't happen?

There are two times to choose from: January 2 or January 7 2008, 7:00 pm EST on either day.  Conference Call: Dial-In Number: (712) 429-0690; participant PIN: 647892# . 

I look forward to talking to you.

Consider Coaching

  • Its not too late to take advantage of a special 3-month Coaching package I am offering and go from good to great!

  • 3 months of coaching for $495 includes DiSC Profile,Intake Assessment, Coaching Packets, Free Seminars and Coaching Review.

  • Go to:

Offer valid for new individual business- and personal- coaching clients only. Corporate clients excluded.  Not valid with any other offers, open or previous invoices.  No cash value.  This Offer Valid For A Limited Time Only.  OFFER EXPIRES ON DECEMBER 31, 2007.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A day-long business seminar, "Time Mastery" will be held on Friday January 18 2008 at the Community College of Vermont's Upper Valley Campus in Wilder, Vermont.  The seminar, built around an online time-management assessment, is conducted by True Azimuth, LLC in cooperation with the Business and Entrepreneur Network.

"Did you know if you could reduce your wasted time by just five minutes every hour, productivity would jump 8.3 percent?" says business and personal coach Scott Graham.  "The advantages of efficient time management go beyond squeezing more tasks into the work day. In companies with successful time-management strategies, teams meet project deadlines more often and managers spend more time pursuing opportunities — and less time struggling with paperwork or attending unproductive meetings. These organizations serve more customers without adding staff, equipment, and office space."

The investment of $91 includes all training materials, the pre-course Time Mastery Profile, a 32-page report with a gap analysis,  individualized recommendations. and action planning worksheets, and a continental breakfast.  Business and Entrepreneur Network members and Chamber of Commerce members receive a discount.

For more information, call Coach Scott Graham a 802-380-1026.  Register online at   True Azimuth, LLC has been providing business and personal coaching since March 2006.  They are located on the web at  The Business and Entrepreneur Network is a membership organization helping professionals to "work on -- not just in - your business."  They are located on the web at

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Coach Scott Graham shares an inspirational speech by Russell Conwell, Acres of Diamonds, in the hope that you will establish a new holiday tradition and stop searching for what you already have.

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©2007 True Azimuth, LLC
Business Coaching, Relationship Coaching, Life Coaching

Monday, December 10, 2007

I have to tell you this story...

It's a story told to me today during a coaching call with my coaching client, my homeopath and my friend Didi Pershouse (and yes she gave me permission to use her name -- she said "As long as you include a link to my website").

Didi told me this story about her Mom as we were talking about her website and content an I was encouraging her to blog (like I am right now).  Didi expressed some hesitation about sharing certain ideas because she is concerned someone else might scoop them up and write a book, launch a concept -- whatever.  (Didi is writing a book about homepathy, BTW).  I can totally related to Didi's dilemma.  When I first started my work as a business coach / life coach I had some ideas and was quite protective over them.  Maybe its a Vermont thing -- but I doubt it.   I was not going to have someone steal an idea from this Vermont business coach and use it in their practice in New York or Idaho or wherever!  My coach, Michael Raymond, gave me some sage advise back then -- "Give it away.  There is no idea that is that original -- and if other people use it - its a tribute to you."

I eventually got over my Gollum-like obsession and heeded Michael's advice.  I am glad I did.

Telling Didi this story -- I am not an advice-giver as a business coach  / life coach -- so I often share stories -- like parables -- anyway -- telling Didi this story prompted a story from her about her Mom:

"My Mom makes these incredible decorated eggs -- they are amazing -- they could be in an art gallery.  But she is afraid that if somebody else saw them they would steal her idea.  So she keeps them on a shelf in her kitchen."

I suspect that we are not alone (Didi's Mom, Didi and myself).  Many people are afraid to start some business project because it needs to be all wrapped up and ready-to-go, or finished, or copyrighted or whatever.  So they don't start.  Ever.  (Unless they come to this Vermont business coach).

I did a Google search for "decorated eggs" and selected "I'm feeling lucky."  This took me to where I was not amazed to find... you guessed it... photos of decorated eggs.  Eggs like this:

There is a lesson here.  Not just for businesses -- but for everyone -- a lesson of particular importance this time of year -- a time of year when the is such a focus on get-get-get and more-more-more.  That lesson, if you haven't guessed it already, is give-give-give.

Share the wealth.

©2007 True Azimuth, LLC
Business Coaching, Relationship Coaching, Life Coaching

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Coach Scott Graham talks about why a business plan is important and provides an overview of how to craft a business plan.

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