Oct 29
Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

As we race from activity to activity thinking about the next thing to be done and focused on the future, it is important to pause and reflect on the beauty of the moment.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Louie Schwartzberg’s TED Talk “Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.” part of his Moving Art fight against


Oct 19
Moving Away from Mind Traps

In a previous blog, we reviewed ten common mind traps or cognitive distortions.  They are Black and White Thinking, Overgeneralizations, Mental Filters, Disqualifying the Positive, Mind Reading, Catastrophizing, Personalization, “Should” Statements, Labeling, and Always Being Right.  Listed below are five steps to shift away from a mental Mind Trap


Oct 14
Clarity is Power

It’s difficult to read through scratched lenses.  You can’t see the stars through a cloudy telescope.  You can’t achieve your goals without clarity.

Most people believe clarity comes from defining your goals and it starts there; however, true clarity comes when you articulate your purpose for achieving your goals.

Have …


Jun 30
Repost – Mindset of a Champion


Watching Michael Phelps, now 31 years old, during the Olympic Trials remain ahead of the pack, more focused than ever and reducing his time with each race reminded me of these Seven Mental Toughness Strategies and what it takes to dominate any activity.

Do you see yourself as a …


Jun 23
4 Tips For Surviving Your “Seagull Boss”

Does your boss fly-in, drop a lot of crap on you (emotional and work related) then fly-off?

If no, you’re one of the lucky ones; if yes, you aren’t alone. Many high level executives share traits that result in “seagull boss” behavior.   Characteristics include direct, impatient, intense, fast-paced, quick-to-anger, and …


Mar 17
I Really Like You

Have you ever had a time when you met someone and instantly knew you liked him or her?  This feeling of connection with another person happens when there is rapport.  Rapport is the harmonious association with a person or group of people where there is sharing of particular behaviors.

There …


Mar 3
Do You Ask Stupid Questions?

We are taught there is no such thing as a stupid question but is that true?

Let’s look as some commonly asked questionable questions:

  • “Why does this always happen to me?”
  • “Why can’t I find a job?
  • “How did I end up here?”
  • “How come I’m not a success?”

The …


Feb 25
What Are You Selling?

Whether you are a salesperson or not, you practice the art of sales at some point during the day. It could be selling an idea to a colleague, convincing a family member where to go for dinner or sharing thoughts on the current state of society, anytime you want someone …


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 …