Focus On the Start

I was watching the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympic Games and for some reason I forgot to change the channel when there was a commercial break.  Surprisingly, I’m happy that I forgot. The commercial started by asking a thought-provoking question, “Why do we always set our sights on the finish, when the most important…read more.

Super Bowl Party

Are you preparing yourself for a Super Bowl party – the annual event we hold at the beginning of February? I read somewhere that this day is the most celebrated non-holiday event in the world. The parties and events get more extravagant each year, not to mention the budgets for these little soirées. Why do…read more.

New Year’s Resolution Solution

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Yes, it’s January and it’s that time of year when many people begin the process of pursuing their New Year’s resolutions. This annual commitment to radically reinvent our lives is probably the biggest setup for failure we could ever perpetuate, and for some reason we keep making these…read more.

40 Quarter Turns to Start 2014

Happy New Year! To ensure that your 2014 gets off to an amazing start I’m starting you off with the latest version of my 40 most powerful Quarter Turns. You may notice some have not changed since last year, but you will notice modified and new ones as well. This is the year that you…read more.

Unplug From The Matrix

I’ve been unavailable for the past few days, but it’s by choice. I call it “unplugging from the matrix” Sometimes, at least for me, it feels really good to put down all of my devices, gadgets, smart tech, and tablets and just be a real person for a while. It seems to give me time…read more.

So This is Christmas, What Have You Done?

I keep hearing that song on the Radio by John Lennon, “So this is Christmas” In the first line he pointedly asks us “What have you done? Another year over and a new one just begun” The timing of this song is an excellent reminder to take inventory of the past 12 months, so we…read more.

3 Tips to Stay Productive Over the Holidays

So we’re at that time of year, when everyone gets all warm and rosy and full of the holiday spirit.  It all started around Thanksgiving, then a mad dash to the stores both on-line and in person.  The radio started playing holiday music a few weeks ago and the retailers are doing their best to…read more.

Are You a Maker?

Are You a Maker? During a recent coaching call, I was working with a client as he developed his personal core values. By the way, if you have not developed a list of your own core values and defined what they mean to you, please do so. You’ll be happy you took this fulfilling step…read more.

My Best Time for a Marathon

My Best Time for a Marathon The marathon. A 26.2-mile journey that rightfully summons up visions of endurance and accomplishment. The world’s fastest runners (that we know about) complete this trek in just over two hours. I completed a marathon last week. It wasn’t my first. It was my third. I walked most of it,…read more.

Everyone is a Salesperson

Everyone is a Salesperson I once coached a young director of a reality TV series. His dream and career goal was venturing away from bratty 20-somethings and directing feature films. Early on in the coaching process, we were discussing some sales techniques to help him achieve his goal and I remember him boldly proclaiming that…read more.