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Drink What’s There

One of the greatest blessings I have in my career is to coach others to success. It really is fire in my soul. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. During a recent coaching session, I realized a client was looking at the glass as half empty rather than half full. Here’s what I told them. […]

Today, I Choose to Be Trustworthy

In today’s world this may seem the most difficult to manage, let alone master. Athletes are being stripped of titles for cheating. Skeletons are coming out of the closets of even the most revered leaders in modern history. It’s appalling, and depressing. But it doesn’t have to be the case with you. You can make […]

Hating the Taste of the Elephant

I’ve never been one for pat answers. You know, those infamous proclamations others make when you’re going through a particularly difficult challenge: What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. There’s always a silver lining behind each cloud. The way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.   Well, that’s just lovely, […]

The Pigeon and the Statue

After decades of being a student of life and history, I’ve come to realize one truth: Some days you’re the pigeon and some days you’re the statue.  There are days when you fly high above everyone else and can just dump everything that stinks onto some bronze lump that’s stuck on the ground. Other days […]

Finding Your Sweet Spot

  I’ve taken that concept into every area of my life because, after all, everything has a sweet spot. Here are a few things I learned about the sweet spot from a tennis racket. It’s in the center. If you connect with your goals anywhere else, it’s liable to go anywhere. You’ll most likely lose […]

Five Daily Questions

For several years now, I’ve asked myself the same five questions each and every day. Without fail, I stand in the mirror and answer them. They center me around what’s important in my life…today. I call them my Daily POWER Questions: 1) What am I encouraged about today?           What about that makes me encouraged? […]

Tuesday Tip: The Value of Journaling

When I was young, I did not journal. As a writer today, I can’t figure out why I didn’t. Perhaps it was because I didn’t have that modeled for me. Or maybe I didn’t think I had much to keep a record of. I have a pretty good memory, particularly regarding people, places and events. […]

Work on Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses

I first heard this concept from leadership icon John C. Maxwell. Honesty, I thought he’d had a brain cramp. After all, I’d been taught that you work on your weaknesses. Business and management classes identified weaknesses and lots of corporate dollars were spent improving those. But John’s rationale proved to be spot on. On a […]

Getting Past the Internal “No”

Sounds easy but it’s actually one of the most debilitating challenges you will face in your journey to live your dream. That little two letter word has the stopping power of five foot thick wall of steel. Let me paint the portrait for you. You are passionate about something and have a dream to make […]

The Priceless Value of YOU!

I’m truly amazed when I meet people who don’t know or understand their value and worth. When I look at people, I see 10’s on each one of their heads. I see bright, shiny objects with priceless value. Trouble is, most people don’t see that when they look at themselves in the mirror. It’s sad […]