Friday, May 2, 2008

message of the week

The message for this week is: "We first make our habits and then our habits make us." How profound is that? Very.

Perhaps we don't realize how important all those million little daily decisions are... that in the present we are predicting our future every second of every day. Like yesterday for instance, I fell right smack into an old habit that my dear old Dad started many years ago. He would get me up early on a Saturday morning (try 5am) and take me out to Richview Golf Course west of Toronto to play around, I mean a round of golf. Thanks a bunch Dad, we had such a fun time (RIP). So yesterday I committed the mortal sin of our local school system and I pulled my son out of class to go to the Wachovia Championship. As we were walking from the car to board the bus, my son (8 years old) looked up and said, "Daddy, can we do this every singe year until we both die?" I resonded as any self respecting Daddy would "Of course we can, but you may outlive me by a bit." That's ok Daddy, I'll get married and start taking my son when you're gone." That made me feel really good. Now that was a habit my Dad started almost a half century ago, and it is still going strong. Wish all my habits were so healthy, happy and life giving. But that is up to me to make it so. And the happier and healthier my habits, the richer my legacy to my children and on and on and that the blessings of my generation will be visited upon my children and my childrens' children....

Pete McGourty is a business and life coach and professional counselor in Charlotte, NC. To learn more about Pete McGourty and Expect Success, go to

Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Process of Affirmation

The Process of Affirmation

It is an undisputed fact that all human beings desire happiness. Happiness is what we are created for. However, every human being, no matter how many close friends he has is also, in the ultimate analysis, unique and alone. As he stands alone in his uniqueness, he will either feel predominantly weak, inadequate and unhappy; or he feels more firm, strong and happy, as a baseline. It all hinges on how he perceives himself. If he perceives himself to be good, worthwhile and lovable, he will possess himself strongly and firmly. The contrary is also totally dependant upon another human being’s gift of affirmation. The earlier in life he receives this gift the sooner his growing firmness and strength and talents, and to share his growing happiness with others.

Pete McGourty
Expect Success

Friday, April 11, 2008

What Expect Success is all about

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Pete McGourty is a business and life coach and professional counselor in Charlotte, NC. To learn more about Pete McGourty and Expect Success, go to