Big Crinkly     by Alexander Calder   ,    S  F MOMA Rooftop Garden    Photo: Lynne Azpeitia

Big Crinkly  by Alexander CalderSF MOMA Rooftop Garden    Photo: Lynne Azpeitia

You have to think anyway, so why not think big?  Donald Trump

You have to think anyway, so why not think big?  Donald Trump

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If you’re too rushed, you won’t be happy. You need time to rest, reflect, and enjoy your activities.
— Chellie Campbell

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
Larry Bird  
California Academy of Sciences Rainforest
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Great creatives are courageous spirits. They put their reputations and successes on the line everyday in pursuit of the next great idea. They are known for breaking the rules, ignoring conventional wisdom and forging into uncharted territory.
— Bob Kodzis


Generating Possibilities & Creating Opportunities


The most successful gifted, talented and creative people in business and industry are masters at generating possibilities and creating opportunities for themselves, their business, and other people.

How do these prosperous gifted, talented, and creative people do it?

I reach for the stars, and find love, happiness and fulfillment along the way.     Chellie Campbell

Study success masters and you will find they:

  • take care of themselves well and maintain their relationships
  • have a great support team of advisors--coach, therapist, mastermind group, peers
  • are always growing and learning something new
  • apprecitate and utilize their own giftedness, talents, abilities, interests and creativity
  • make time--on a regular basis--for thought, exploration, creativity, reinvention, relaxation, daydreaming 
  • make time for what is important for themselves--and others--at home, work, and in the community.

Generating possibilities and creating opportunities for yourself at home, at work, and in the community can be very challenging in the face of personal, familial, organizational, and societal beliefs, expectations, and stresses.

Everybody has an opinion, advice they give  or something they think you should do.  When when your mind is flooded with this information—you have no room, or time, for reflecting on your own thoughts, ideas, counsel or brilliance. 

Thinking and making decisions from a pressured, constricted or stressed out perspective most often results in difficult and conflicted internal conversations, inner tension and turmoil, and a highly unsatisfactory and unprofitable choice.  

Loss of sleep, irritability, increased conflict with your spouse, trouble at work, and personal feelings of inadequacy are also likely to be present.

Not seeing and using the best choices and opportunities result from not creating a time for thought, reflection, exploration, research, and consultation from self and invited others. 

What's a gifted adult to do?    

Never let the urgent crowd out the important.           Kelly Catlin Walker

Make sure you are at the center of your own life, business and career.

As Stewart D. Friedman says, "Traditional thinking pits work and the rest of our lives against each other."

Follow his advice on how to leverage that for success and excellence...."Taking smart steps to integrate work, home, community, and self will make you a more productive leader and a more productive person."

There is no future in any job. The future lies in the person who holds the job.          George Crane

Making choices--and the generation and consideration of possibilities and opportunities--from an informed, self-aware and expanded perspective--and state of being--more often results in a sense of satisfying commitment and action toward doing things you want to do that make a difference to you and your business or organization--as well as the bottom line. 

This is the basic anatomy of success, satisfaction and happiness that is well financed.

Taking risks, being willing to make mistakes and taking the necessary leaps of faith come from knowing and honoring your interests, values, and priorities—and from having your own success team to consult with as the captain and CEO.    

Whether you have a business, executive or life coach, a formal or informal mastermind group, “kitchen cabinet”, or small circle of advisors—once you listen to what others have said go back and reflect on what you want, need and desire.  After doing that, make your decision or take your action—or get yourself a really, really good coach—one who understands and knows how to guide and collaborate with original and creative-minded gifted adults--to guide you and help you create and manifest the success you envision.

The result: confidence, well being, productivity, and enjoyment of life at work and in interpersonal relationships. 

Lynne Azpeitia, MFT
3025 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404 

Coaching, Psychotherapy & Consultation 

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Lynne Azpeitia 
The Gifted Adult Coach

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
— Reggie Leach
Nobody else can tell you whether your idea is worthwhile. People can give you advice, but at the end of the day, it’s your decision. The more original an idea, the less helpful the advice is going to be.
— Hugh MacLeod

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. Carl Jung

When we refuse to take time off until we get caught up with our work, we never take time off. Life isn’t about being caught up. Life is about participating. That’s all. Just participating.
— Anonymous
Companies repeat what made them successful long after it starts to damage them.
— Jerry Judge
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Creative minds are highly susceptible to distraction, and our newfound connectivity poses a powerful temptation for all of us to drift off focus.
— Christian Jarrett

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Too Smart for Good?
Michael Duff
I remember being smart. Man, that was great: to know all the answers without being told, to finish all your class work in an hour, to race through exams and be the first one to turn them in.  I think I peaked in second grade, and I get a little dumber every year. We talk about smart people as if they are all the same, but.....More

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
 Amy Cuddy
Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success...More

The One Number You Need To Grow 
Frederick F. Reichhel
Companies spend lots of time and money on complex tools to assess customer satisfaction. But they're measuring the wrong thing.  The best predictor of top-line growth can usually be captured in a single survey question...More

Why Nerds Are Unpopular
Paul Graham
When we were in junior high school, my friend Rich and I made a map of the school lunch tables according to popularity.  This was easy to do, because kids only ate lunch with others of about the same popularity.  We graded them from.....More

Moments of Greatness:  Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership
Robert E. Quinn
As leaders, sometimes we’re truly “on,” and sometimes we’re not. Why is that? What separates the episodes of excellence from those of mere competence? In striving to tip the balance toward excellence, we try to identify great leaders’ qualities and behaviors so we can develop them ourselves....In my work coaching business executives, I’ve found that if we ask ourselves—and honestly answer—just four questions, we can make the shift at any time....More