The Gift Everyone Desperately Wants

It contains one ingredient only you can give

I take it off the shelf every once in awhile. I’ll definitely pull it down a few times in the next few days. It has meaning beyond its physical and spiritual nature.

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Simply touching it draws me closer to sustaining and encouraging memories. It reminds me of incredible love as well as excruciating pain. 

The Key to Conquering Your Giants

Turning Great Opportunities into Great Moments

Do you believe in miracles? “Great moments are born from great opportunity!” These were the opening words to a pre-game speech that became the prelude to one of the greatest moments in Olympic history. Words that shine a light on the key to conquering giants.

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How great an opportunity—David versus Goliath great.

Thanksgiving Challenge: Three Easy Steps to Unlocking the Power of Gratitude

Bonus—Six fun Thanksgiving facts

Did you know, “Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”

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Erma Bombeck called it and added, “Any man who watches three football games in a row should be declared legally dead.” Welcome to Thanksgiving—a day filled with food, football and a hopefully a side of gratitude.

6 Steps to Your Best Year Ever

best-year-ever-lead-page-cover-2 I just finished updating my free planning resource, “6 Steps to Your Best Year Ever”.

Click Here to Make it Your Best Year Ever

It’s simple and based on proven strategies ambitious people like you use to excel in their most important roles and achieve their important goals.

Don’t wait until the end of the year to craft worthless New Year’s resolutions. I’ll share with you why they don’t work and lay out a path that will step you up to the starting line to make 2017 a year to remember. On your marks…

Who Will You Choose to Be Today

Raise your impact and influence with the people you love

Impact! I think about creating impact every day. If you have thought for a moment about how you will be remembered, you have too! It’s your legacy—the level of impact you created with your time, talent and resources.

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A few years ago, I read 20,000 Days and Counting. On your 20,000th day birthday you are 76 days shy of your 55th birthday. If you are short of this milestone, be forewarned it will arrive much more quickly than you think. If your days have stretched beyond 20,000, no one needs to remind you of the brevity of life.

You Gotta Keep Playing

Applying the principles of 2nd curve thinking

You’ve done it. We all have done it. It wasn’t what we planned on, but we did it. We quit—gave up, threw in the towel, quit playing before time ran out.

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Sure, “It’s always too soon too quit,” may have been ringing in our head but it didn’t stop us from taking our foot off the accelerator and pushing ourselves to the sideline. We abandoned our claim to being a victor and put on the badge of victim.

Creating Your Future Today

Three steps to igniting the power of 2nd curve thinking

Full-speed ahead! The coast is clear and there is nothing but smooth sailing ahead. A run of success can lure you into believing there is no end in sight. The comfort of “a good thing” is not going to stoke any energy or enthusiasm to pursue a change.

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Welcome to the trap of the first curve. We rarely, if ever, want to move on from a success. The unfortunate truth is we have a choice to move on from success but are forced to move on from a disaster.

Creating the Future You Dream Of

Reinventing Yourself—The Discipline of the 2nd Curve

Why would you make a change when things are going well? Who would think it good advice to abandon something in the midst of success?

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A good thing is a good thing—right? It would be foolish to jump ship or change course when the view and the forecast looks perfect. But is it?

Two Proven Strategies to Move from Busy to Productive

Changing your focus and perspective

Take a close look at the post photo. What do you see? If you were asked to write a description of what you see, what would you write?

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Every year a teacher took a white sheet of paper with a black circle on it and passed it out to his students. Then he would ask them to think about what they were looking at and write down their answer to a singular question— “What do you see?”