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Achieving excellence by thinking ahead

Planning and preparing for our future may seem a little challenging right now, right? Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” You may be … more

Unleash your kindness and let it run wild

Lots of conversations going on these days are about unlocking or unleashing our potential. There are so many podcasts, webinars, columns, and blogs speaking to the need for us to focus on our mindset … more

It’s not about yesterday or tomorrow, it’s about today

OK, so maybe we can reflect on our yesterdays. And yes, it’s awesome to dream about our tomorrows. But right now, it is about today. It is about this moment that you are reading this column. This … more

Building winning relationships at home and at work

Relationships at home are being strengthened during our time of quarantine and isolation as we get reacquainted with our family. Relationships are also being tested as we know that old saying, … more

Someday when this is all over ...

In last week’s column I made a recommendation to replace the word react with the word respond as sometimes we never just react, we either overreact and make things worse, or we underreact and … more

Avoid the impossible and seek the possible

Wishing you and your family safety, good health, patience, and happiness as we all go through this time together. And if your family or friends have experienced illness or loss, I will keep you in my … more

Minding our own business of the mind

“Mind your own business,” has probably never felt more literal than right now. With social distancing and sheltering in place orders, we are finding ourselves with a lot of time at home with our … more

Patience and diligence as we find missing pieces of puzzle

Have you ever put together a jigsaw puzzle? If you have, you know exactly what it feels like to be working through it and then finally finding that one piece of the puzzle that had haunted you for … more

When difficult times create easy decisions

People make new decisions based on new information. And sometimes, what we think are difficult decisions to make as we face a trying or challenging time, become much easier to make when we receive … more

‘Once upon a time’ is right now, in our hands

We are all familiar with the start of a story that begins with, “Once upon a time.” What if that time is right now? What if years from now someone tells our story based on what they know about … more

The born salesperson can be nature or nurture

So, occasionally, my selling roots do show up in some of my writing. And, although you may not be in sales yourself, two things may happen by continuing to read on. First, you may know someone in … more

Top performers share their secrets to success

One myth about top performers in any field is that they tend to keep their secrets of success to themselves. Engaging in conversations with very successful senior executives, top-performing sales and … more

Filling the gratitude bucket all year long

Over the years I have shared Thanksgiving meals with family and friends, some in their homes and some in my own home. One of the traditions I enjoy … more

Be real, both inside and out

I had an interesting “virtual” experience a few months ago. No, not that kind of experience, but a “virtual” business experience that taught … more

Hit the gas on the road less traveled

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” From the Robert Frost poem, … more

Commitment is key to build will power

“Stay strong!” “You can do it!” “Don't give in!” “Keep the faith!” “Stay the course!” Many times when we begin the pursuit of a … more

How our values drive our success

One of my very favorite things about being in the coaching, training, and learning and development industry is when I have an opportunity to meet and … more

Start now to plan for success

This is the time of year where I am having conversations and planning sessions with corporate clients and individuals as we set expectations, set … more

In-between is really middle of nowhere

Some of you may remember the Gerry Rafferty song, “Stuck in the Middle,” and then again, since it was written and first performed in 1972 by … more

Too good for our own good

Just even saying that we are “too good” at something is kind of like saying we are having “too much fun,” or “we have too much money.” … more
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