Don’t be This

There is a common sickness among many businesses today.  It’s not caused by marketplace competition, consumer changes, or economic conditions.  Although the condition can be treated, it requires hard work, commitment, and a desire to go above and beyond what is expected. What is the sickness?   Settling for average. To maximize your potential, you […]

The Right Words Make all the Difference

I am simply amazed by the power of words.   “Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness. “- Jim Rohn Growing up, I loved to talk. I talked to everyone including friends, family, and even some strangers. My dad would often just shake his […]

What do you Really Really Want?

I had a mentor ask me a question recently that has caused me to do a lot of thinking. He said, “What do your want…..what do you really, really want?” It seems like a fairly innocent question, but the truth is that is amazing complex. It’s been said that we spend more time planning our […]

7 Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself

As a leader, I have learned that while experience is beneficial, only evaluated experience creates positive change. I am a natural risk taker and eternal optimist. In many ways, these tendencies serve me well. However, they can also cause me to forget to stop, reflect, and make necessary improvements. As I was reading the book, […]

The Only Way to Get the Answers You Seek

“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions and as a result, they get better answers.” Anthony Robbins As a leader it’s imperative to get the answers you are looking for. However, the only way to get the answers you seek is by asking the right questions. But what are the best […]

The Highest Calling of Leadership

How much time and energy do you put into self-leadership? I recently was interviewed on Agency Nation Radio by my longtime insurance friend Ryan Hanley. Ryan and his team at Agency Nation has invited me to speak this June at Elevate 2017. In this podcast episode, I discuss why self-leadership is the missing ingredient to success for many […]

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 […]