Three Questions Only You Can Answer

And Why We Don't Like Answering Them

Kids are natural born questioners. Fearlessly pursuing their curiosity. As kids we would ask “Why?” repeatedly and without a moments hesitation.

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Most of us wore our parents out asking why? Then as parents, we faced the same onslaught of curiosity. “Dad, why is the sky blue?” I still don’t know why the sky is blue but I do know that questions are powerful.

Everyone Wants to Be Better But You Need to Get Better

The one thing that holds the key and what to do.

Would you like to be better or get better? There is a subtle but powerful difference between the two.

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Who doesn’t want to be better—right? No one would object to waking up tomorrow and being better in every role and responsibility in their life. So asking if you want to be better is an irrelevant question because the answer is obviously yes.

Who Lost on Super Bowl Sunday

It's all a matter of perspective!

Do you make too much of stuff that doesn’t really matter? I know I have. How is it that what we embrace as vital, urgent and important at a given moment clouds our perspective on what is truly important?

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This past weekend we may have witnessed one of (if not) the greatest Super Bowl game in history. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots engineered the ultimate comeback in Super Bowl history to send the game into overtime.

Worry Fuels a Battle You Can’t Afford to Lose

3 Ways to Raise Your Thinking

You wouldn’t choose to do it. You may even recognize from time to time you are doing it. But for the most part worry silently robs us and weighs us down.

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Worry is a burden akin to putting on a vest in the morning and filling it with 50 pounds of sand. We finish our day wondering (maybe even aloud) why we are physically exhausted not realizing the weight of worry silently drained our vital intellectual and emotional energy.

The Key to Getting Unstuck

Pressing On Towards Your Biggest Dreams

The text message read, “I am tired of living on the defensive, can you help?” I could have pecked out that text message many times. I think most of us could. We might say it any number of ways but it screams one thing—“I’m stuck, can you help me get unstuck.”

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Stuck is that sinking feeling you have in the pit of your stomach that says you are on the defensive. It a position in the race where progress is halted and you begin drifting away from the finish you envision.

The Key Choice People Who Make a Positive Difference In the World Make

Living a Life that Matters

The question surprised me. No one had ever asked it with such curiosity. It hadn’t dawned on me that everyone didn’t know. But if he knew what it meant he didn’t let on. “What is impact and why does it matter?,” he asked.

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Great questions are powerful. Our minds once challenged with a question never retreats to its previous state. To wrestle with a question about what impact is and why it matters can change the direction and trajectory of our lives.

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.

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.

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.