Posts by Lisa Illichminn

Lisa Illichmann is a communication and performance coach with a focus on motivation theory and performance enhancement. She is fluent in German and English, and has a long-standing passion for horseback riding. Visit her online at www.lisaillichmann.com.

One Experience, Two Stories: Interpretation Is Everything

“It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens.” -Pema Chodron

I was walking down the street the other day looking for a new client’s office and I was having a little trouble finding it. I really didn’t know that end of town very well, so I was concentrating more on the numbers on the buildings than where I was going.

As I turned the corner, hopeful I was headed in the right direction, I heard a loud clattering sound and looked up. Out of the corner of my …