Entries by Dr. Albert

This is 40…

I haven’t written on this site for a while. I kind of let it go for a job opportunity and to pursue my private practice with a different focus. I love my work. I truly love my work as a coach. Where I struggle, is in loving my life. I’ve decided to write this blog […]

Need Directions: Why Self Help Books Fail

Self help books are written in a way that is seldom really helpful.  They are often written with too specific a plan or they’re just too vague.  As a coach I sometimes get clients that are very clear about what they want to go.  A cliche definition of coaching is helping clients get from point […]

Are You Living a Great Life… On Facebook?

“I aspire to be the beautiful, together person my Facebook profile suggest I am.” Unknown (most of us) I only want to show the good things in my life when posting to Facebook.  I don’t think there is anything wrong with that; I’m not trying to hide anything.  However, I do catch myself posting with […]

Through Forgiveness We Are Set Free

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free, and discover that the prisoner was you” – Lewis B. Smedes The purpose of LIFE according to the GREAT LIFE model is to LOVE, INSPIRE, FORGIVE, and ENJOYMENT.  I believe the most overlooked purpose of life is a practice of forgiveness.  Forgiveness is the gateway of peace […]

We Choose The LIFE We Live

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.” – Wayne Dyer The most important key to a GREAT life, in my opinion, is the ability to choose the world we want to live in.  Do I want to live in a hostel world, or do I choose to live […]

The Psychology of High Performers

“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” – Henry Ford What is the psychology of a high performer?  I’m not taking about the habits or what do successful people do that make them that way.  There are lots of books outlining the behavior of high performers. A better question […]

Redefine Masculine: Ask For Directions.

“My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for 40 years because even in biblical times men would not stop to ask for directions” – Elayne Booster I’ve recently attended a couple personal development workshops let by up and coming experts Gabriel Berstine, Mastin Kipp, and most recent Lissa Rankin.  While I’m motivated by the content […]

Change and Transformation

“Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.” – Marianne Williamson I believe that an individual or an organizations difficulty with managing change comes from the confusion between the terms change […]

Finding Purpose in LIFE

“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” – Roy Disney What do you want? Make a list. What do you want? is an easy question.  We’re programmed to respond. Usually with a long list of things. I’ve had that list. I wanted an expensive watch, a cool sports car, money, a sexy woman by […]

Self Sabotage: You Only Have Yourself to Blame

“You only have yourself to blame.” – Dr. Albert Castanon First, let me clarify the idea that you are to blame for your problem… As adult we choose the story we want to tell.  We choose the story we want for our lives.  As adults, free to make choices, we are the willing victims of […]