Destination Disease

It seems like everyone is trying to get somewhere fast, even if they aren’t really sure where they are going. I always chuckle at the marketing of fitness products. Some of the products and pitches are downright laughable (remember 7 minute abs, or was it 6 minute abs?). However, these marketing departments know what they […]

Thirty Minutes That Will Change Your Life

If you have never listened to the full version of Earl Nightingale’s “The Strangest Secret,” you are missing about the most important thirty minutes ever recorded. If you have heard it, it’s worth another listen.  In fact, it may worth a listen every week, or at least every month. There are so many great parts […]

7 Principles of Courageous Leaders

Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn […]

You Will Never Outperform This One Thing 

The great Zig Ziglar says, “It’s impossible to consistently behave in a manner inconsistent with how we see ourselves.”  I work hard everyday to help other people reach their true potential. As much as can challenge and encourage someone to become the best version of themselves, there is one thing that they are 100% responsible […]

When is the Last Time you did Something for the First Time?

No certification, training, book, or program will determine if you are ready to take the next step in anything. In 2012, I was asked to speak in front of 100 agents at a top Midwest insurance agency. This was not only a top-notch insurance agency with explosive growth, but this was an agency I previously […]

The Only Critics That Count

Detractors, doubters, haters, critics. Whatever you call them, there are always people who don’t want you to succeed. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a […]

Who do you know?

Your growth is a not one-person process. In my personal growth journey I can think of countless people who have contributed to my ongoing development. Most of them have been people I have never met. In 2003, I was introduced to a main named Jim Rohn who uttered the words, “For things to change, you […]

The Two Saddest Words

You have natural God-given strengths that allow you to offer greater value to those around. Strengths that make you unique and provide you an advantage in that strength over others. Those with natural talent can achieve a basic level of success, but only those that pour everything into maximizing this talent will become top performers. […]

Small Actions, Huge Results

“Progressive improvement beats delayed perfection.” Mark Twain Today I worked with a high growth organization and we played “The Leadership Game.” I love playing this game because it addresses important questions that many times aren’t addressed and opens up communication and deeper thinking. One of my favorite questions in the game is, “What is one […]

Are you there yet?

If you have ever been on a long car trip with young kids you know the #1 question you will be asked repeatedly before you ever pull out of the driveway. “Are we there yet?” I have heard this question countless times on various trips with my family. After several answers of, “No, almost, getting […]