Dec 11
Mindset of a Champion

Do you see yourself as a champion? For many, the idea of being a champion feels out of reach and yet is only a mindset away. The following is an excerpt of an interview with Bob Bowman and John Urbancheck, Michael Phelps’ coaches, summarizing Phelps’ Seven Mental Toughness Strategies.



Dec 3
Maximizing Business for Life

It’s difficult to end business relationships because they often feel personal, and yet, if you are thinking in the best interest of your business, are you in relationships that have a diminishing return?

First consider the financial return. It’s easy to look at the finances of a situation because …


Sep 25
Do You Have “The Power?”

Do you have the power of believing you can improve?

Carol Dweck is a pioneering researcher in the field of motivation. She has studied our brain’s capacity to learn and solve problems. When presented with a problem that is too hard to solve, she noticed that people react with a …


Sep 14
Personal Transformation

The May 25, 2014 New York Times profiled Brett Wilson, C.E.O. of TubeMogul, a video advertising software company. In the interview, Brett talks about three values he created in the company culture which have contributed to their success. What if the values of a successful start-up are the same that …


Sep 8
Client From Hell

We have all experienced the “client from hell.”   The difficult client that is never satisfied regardless of how much extra you do for them; the one who complains incessantly and leaves you feeling inadequate, incompetent, and exhausted.

It’s important to recognize you choose to work with clients from hell out …


Jul 21
The Emotional Guidance Scale

All of us can experience a range of emotions every day from joy and hope to frustration, overwhelm or fear. Negative emotions can be a call to action, telling us something needs to change. When you pay attention to these signals, you can change the quality of your experience and …


Jul 14
Don’t Miss the Ride


Our present moment is a mystery that we are part of.   Here and now is where all the wonder of life lies hidden.   Wayne Dyer


There is a story of a young man who traveled across Europe on the Euro Rail, and while on the train he was …


Jul 7
Halo Effect

Norman Schwarzkopf said the role of the leader is to tell the truth – don’t make the situation better or worse than it is. His advice refers to a cognitive bias that many of us will experience called the “halo effect”. Our overall impression of a person, company, product, or …


Jun 30
It’s Halftime!

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice.  It’s nothing to be waited for;  it is a thing to be achieved” – William Jennings Bryan

It’s mid-way through the year, a perfect time to reflect on the first half of 2015.

Start by celebrating your success. …


May 1
Life Hits You – Use Armor

How do you start your day?

Do you find when you start your day energized it creates a momentum that continues throughout the day and when you start emotionally exhausted you barely have energy to make through the day?  How you begin the day determines the course of your day …