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?”

Five Strategies to Combat Negativity Bias

It hijacks your brain naturally

Our days are filled with a variety of experiences. A quick review of your experiences would find they fall into three simple categories—positive, neutral and negative.

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Let’s say you created a scorecard of your day’s experiences. You concluded that the day contained five positives, seven neutrals and one negative experience or encounters.

You Won’t Believe What the News Is Doing to You

5 powerful reasons to shut off the news

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Bet you pick to hear the bad news first—most of us do, but why?

News Reading

We are wired to sense danger. Our brains are equipped with an early warning detector—the amygdala. The amygdala is part of the limbic system within the brain, which is responsible for emotions, survival instincts, and memory. The amygdala is always on high alert. 

It’s Stealing Your Future

The inability to focus is limiting your success

May I have your attention please? Please, can I have your attention for a brief moment? In a world of digital distractions, brief is sometimes not even long enough for someone to read a headline. Today, the ability to get and maintain focus is waning and it is robbing you.

Stealing Future Focus

Our inability to focus and concentrate on important relationships and goals is a critical! It may be the primary obstacle to creating and sustaining meaningful personal and professional impact.

Wisdom for College Students

You never stop being a parent.

What are the five greatest days of your life? If you are a parent—with few exceptions—your list will most certainly include the day you welcomed a child into the world. Welcoming a child into the world is woven together with amazing, magical and scary.

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A day engrained in your memory and brought back to life every time you think about the flood of emotions that swept over you the first time you held your son or daughter.

Are You Crazy Enough to Change the World?

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To even think about it would be bold—bordering crazy. Did he really say what I thought he said? Surely, I must have misunderstood—maybe he is bit crazy?

PB&Js a Crazy Path to Impact

I arrived at Hudson National with high expectations about playing one of the finest golf courses in the country. For a golfer few things can be grander than walking 18 magnificent holes of golf with a good friend and not having to carry your own bag.

How Do You Respond to Being Busy and Overwhelmed

Five Tips for Focusing on the Wildly Important

What would be different in our lives, relationships, performances and contributions if we focused on the wildly important? You know the people and goals that we plan to focus on when our feet hit the floor in the morning—maybe after the first cup of coffee.

Focusing on the wildly important

I knew this was the right question after hearing my friend describe his past week as, “Crazy, busy, overwhelming and out of control.” Ever feel this way—maybe all the time?

6 Leadership Insights From the Global Leadership Summit

Bill Hybels and Melinda Gates Talk Leadership

Everything rises and falls on leadership. The impact leaders can have on the people they love and the teams they lead is immeasurable. At the Global Leadership Summit I had the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest leaders in the world.

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I was quickly and profoundly reminded why leadership is an essential key to changing the course and trajectory of the world we live in.