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Behavior clears path and motivation follows

One question that I seem to be getting more of these days is around motivation. Not only are people asking how to get motivated, but they are also asking how they can stay motivated. “People often … more

The pebble, the ripple, the current or the wave

Sometimes it is the current or the wave that gets all the attention, but maybe we can first begin by talking about the pebble and the ripple, and even our own role as either one in the creation of … more

We can handle whatever happens next

In the words of Forrest Gump: “My mom always said that life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The one thing that separates a good movie or mystery from a great … more

Here’s column number 600: Where do I stand?

… where hope begins. Over the last 12 years, I have now written 600 published columns. Additionally, I have posted thousands of messages through social media and have been on podcasts, radio … more

Oriented toward action and focused on results

Proactive or reactive. I did or did not. I can or cannot. I will or will not. When we look at those statements quickly, which words resonate with us personally? What I typically see is that people … more

Why these times are the times to remember

There are certainly plenty of reasons for us to want 2020 to be a distant memory. The pandemic, the heartache of lives lost, the impact it had on our family and friends who suffered and recovered, … more

It’s all about perspective as we move forward

There is a guiding principle that I am sure many of you are familiar with and may have put into practice in your daily communications. It’s the principle that Stephen Covey shared in his … more

Getting the proper rest keeps us at our best

Whether we find ourselves setting the pace for the race, or just trying to keep the pace, we should always find time to give our mind and body a little rest. Some of you have shared that these past … more

A little leadership goes a long way, especially now

A little bit of leadership does go a long way. Are you currently working with someone who you admire and respect as a leader? Have they been able to provide guidance to you and your organization as … more

Hope, encouragement open endless possibilities

Hope may not be a strategy, but then again it just might be, especially when we tie it to encouragement. Although I have personally limited the amount of time I spend reading or watching the news, … more

The path to success is open to everyone

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” - Zig Ziglar Imagine waking up every day, reminding ourselves of Zig’s quote above. How … 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

Short-term thinking blurs big-picture vision

The need for instant gratification has truly compromised our ability to see beyond what is immediately in front of us. I mean in some cases we can't … more
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