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  • Growing up my dad used to ask us to ponder three questions:

    Who am I?
    Where am I?
    What MUST I do to be me?

    I now understand them to mean:
    Who am I at my Core? Where am I along my path?
    And what must I do every day to be authentically me?
    Not what should I do or what could I do, but what MUST I do?

    Now, in using these three questions, I help my coaching clients
    envision their Core Self, take an honest look at where they are currently,
    and then create very specific habits to close the gap... and there usually IS a gap.

    Every time I get on the Long Island Railroad I see this sign: "WATCH THE GAP."
    It's there to help us avoid falling down to the tracks and getting injured.

    It reminds me of that gap many of us live in -
    the gap between who we are in our current circumstances
    and who we want to be.

    So, every time you see this sign - on the platform for the subway,
    Amtrak or the commuter rail - remember to WATCH THE GAP.
    Pay attention to your own life
    so your dreams don't fall through the cracks.
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