Entries by Bob Tschannen-Moran

Provision #160: Am I Me?

LifeTrek Provision I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this 10-part series of LifeTrek Provisions as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them out and receiving your replies. Next week I unveil a new series in a new format with a new name. Thanks to all who contributed thoughts, reflections, and ideas in the “Name that Newsletter” contest. […]

Provision #159: Am I Humble?

LifeTrek Provision We’re coming to the end of our series of ten questions that have the power to transform our life and work if we have the courage to stay with and open ourselves to them. This week’s question goes to the heart of the matter when it asks, “Am I Humble?” Although many would […]

Provision #158: Am I Humorous?

LifeTrek Provision Garfield is having a typical cartoon conversation with his nerdy owner Jon.• Jon is pondering whether or not he has lived any former lives.• Garfield expresses serious doubts about the prospect of Jon’s reincarnation because, he points out, “You’re not even living this life.” Are you alive? One way to test that is to look […]

Provision #155: Am I Honest?

LifeTrek Provision Of all the questions in thisseries, questions designed to provoke dramatic transformational shifts of beingand doing, the question, “Am I Honest?” may be the most challenging of themall. Ironically enough, no one canclaim to be honest all the time • at least not if they’re being honest withthemselves. Most of us have spoken […]

Provision #155: Am I Honest?

LifeTrek Provision Of all the questions in thisseries, questions designed to provoke dramatic transformational shifts of beingand doing, the question, “Am I Honest?” may be the most challenging of themall. Ironically enough, no one canclaim to be honest all the time • at least not if they’re being honest withthemselves. Most of us have spoken […]

Provision #154: Am I Helpful?

LifeTrek Provision Let’s describe two extremes:being totally self-centered and being totally other-centered. Neither is a goodplace to be. We all have it in us to beself-centered. That is, after all, how life begins. Just attend to the care andfeeding of an infant if you have any doubts. Infants know their needs and willmake a ruckus […]

Provision #153: Am I Healthy?

LifeTrek Provision Before you eat, ask yourself,”Am I Hungry?” Before you act, ask yourself, “Am I Happy?” Those were the lasttwo tips in this series of transformational questions. Want to take that onestep further? Ask yourself, “Am I Healthy?” Healthy introduces anotherlevel of consideration. One may think of oneself as happy and yet be living […]

Provision #152: Am I Happy?

LifeTrek Provision Two weeks ago I suggested thesecond question in a 10-part series of transformational questions. These arequestions that have the power to interrupt the mindless pursuit of business asusual by making us more mindful of what Tim Gallwey calls the Inner Game oflife (The Inner Game of Work, Random House • New York, 2000). […]

Provision #151: Am I Hungry?

LifeTrek Provision My son,now age 16, has been skinny all his life. He’s one of those people who can eatanything he wants and never get fat. He’s one of those people that the rest ofus love to hate. But should we? Having lived with this guy for more than 16years, I’ve come to notice a […]

Provision #150: Am I Here?

LifeTrek Provision With this LifeTrek Provision I begina 10-question series. These questions are designed as reflection questions,suitable for meditation or for any time they may come to mind. As a runner, Ifind these questions appropriate for the long run. This morning I did 22 milesalong with a couple of friends in the Hocking Hills. Once […]