My Life Is A Caricature. Is Yours?

Here’s an up close and personal view of a whole life in a few dozen bullet points. For entertainment purposes and accuracy, I’ve highlighted the biggest, most formative experiences. Rather than tone down them down, I’ve maybe even dressed them up a little. In relief like this, my life is a caricature. Not everyone will […]

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Amazing Relationships Deliver Huge Results: Thirteen Things About Amazing Coaching Relationships

Dylan and Lori win age group 2nd and 1st place, respectively, in the 2014 Austin Distance Challenge. Thanks, Coach!

I was at lunch with a friend yesterday, enjoying pizza and a salad at Little Deli sandwich and pizza shop. He asked what a successful coaching relationship looked like.Here you’ll find 13 elements of an amazing coaching relationship, plus four things that just don’t work. Spoiler: even with an amazing coach, successful clients must be […]

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What Dylan Cornelius Values

My favorite race is the one I just finished because it's so damn hard in the midst of it, so nice when it's over, and I always feel such an amazing accomplishment when I've worked hard and met the challenge.

What does Dylan Cornelius value? It took some time with, and even after executive coaching, to come up with this definitive short list. Following are my values. They’re a guide for how I live my life. The list is a touchstone when I need focus or clarity. Each value inspires and is important to me. […]

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She Was Fired With Severance

When they pay you, take the money!

There I was at work, walking down the hallway to check in with a coworker. Another coworker approached me, moving fast. “That <insert profanity here> just fired me!”* “Whoa!”, I said. “You’re still in the building. Usually you’d be walked out the door if you’d been fired.” “My last day is next Friday.” “Will you […]

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“Uncle Sam”: You’re Smarter Than That

Uncle Sam's not a person. Who's the person behind the policy or opinion?

The next time you hear or read about ‘Uncle Sam’, remember, at its source, it’s a misleading, propaganda statement. Uncle Sam isn’t real. ‘He’ is a fiction, a red herring that is often used to disguise the truth. Uncle Sam is a ruse used to help accountable parties avoid detection. Uncle Sam Doesn’t Do Anything He […]

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