“The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.”

“The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish writer

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It is a Saturday morning following the Christmas and New Year holiday and I am reflecting fondly on the memory of the time I’ve just spent with those closest to me. I am feeling a wonderful sense of success because we all lived well, laughed often, and loved much during this time.


My challenge to you (and myself as well) is to plan to live more successfully based on Stevenson’s criteria – throughout the year, not just during those infrequent “special episode” holidays and gatherings.

Please reply to this message and let me know some of the ways you plan to experience greater success in the future through living well, laughing often and loving much.

“I keep six honest serving-men, (They taught me all I knew);”

 “I keep six honest serving-men

 (They taught me all I knew);

Their names are What and Why and When

 And How and Where and Who.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson, 19th century novelist and poet

Perhaps the most profound and impactful resource in the coach’s toolbox is the open-ended question. Beginning a question with one of the “six serving-men” above opens up the doors of knowledge and wisdom, if we take the time to master them.

As an added bonus, these questions also open up doors to more satisfying and fulfilling relations in our professional and personal lives.


Consider visiting my other website at dempcoaching.com and download a copy of my workbook on Masterful Relationships from dempcoaching.com/download-your-free-workbooks. The password is barrydemp (all lower-case). This also gives you access to my other two workbooks – enjoy!

If any reason you have difficultly downloading the workbook, please reply to this message with the words “Masterful Relationships” in the subject line and I will send you a copy.