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August 12, 2016

The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself…

Why can't you relax? Do you feel guilty if you sleep in? Do you have a hard time simply sitting still doing NOTHING? The majority of adults do. At least in most Western cultures where things like "ambition" and "accomplishment" and the accumulation of wealth are prioritized above all else.These have become the measures of success - so often at the expense of joy and reward, and peace! The irony.
July 13, 2016

Mental Toughness Tip: 2 Ways to Totally Free Yourself From Defensiveness

Why can't you relax? Do you feel guilty if you sleep in? Do you have a hard time simply sitting still doing NOTHING? The majority of adults do. At least in most Western cultures where things like "ambition" and "accomplishment" and the accumulation of wealth are prioritized above all else.These have become the measures of success - so often at the expense of joy and reward, and peace! The irony.
July 13, 2016
Mental Toughness Tip: Become a Thought Warrior and Live Life on YOUR Terms

Mental Toughness Tip: Become a Thought Warrior and Live Life on YOUR Terms

Successful people develop the ability to manipulate their emotions to suit them. In fact, the ability to choose your states governs how your entire life unfolds.
June 16, 2016

Orlando Shooting: The ONE Reason We Are Still Killing Each Other

We lack Emotional Mastery. The solution to all this killing, and violence in general, in the US, and in the world, has not to do with gun control. That's potentially a medicine, but it ain't a vaccine. Gun control as the solution is like treating obesity with diet pills. Stupid. You don't have to be shot to be a victim.
June 11, 2016

Distraction: How To Stop Being A Victim Of It

We have been conditioned to believe that distraction is a thing that happens TO US. Therein lies the problem. Our ability to become impervious to this phenomenon that we refer to as "distraction" is entirely contingent upon owning the fact that we do it to ourselves. We don't "get distracted." We distract ourselves. And we do so by shifting our focus away from our mission. It's that simple.
May 26, 2016
The-3-Ways-We-Play-Small

The 3 Ways We Play Small

Embedded within almost every shred of self-help, personal development, life coaching and success blogs and podcasts is a disastrous implication. It's a truly toxic message that's ironically totally contrary to the content that it's embedded within! It's like a virus in the medicine! Watch this short clip to see what it is...
March 9, 2016
Stop-Waiting

Waiting Is The Enemy!

This won’t take long….. I’ve written about this time and time again, and I will continue to do so, because it’s damn important. The number one mistake that I witness people making in the pursuit of their dreams, desires, mission, goals is waiting. I had a coaching call yesterday with an ambitious woman who wants to open her own business. She was convinced that it would take 5 years. After some questioning, it became readily apparent that her 5 year estimate was ludicrous. It would never need to take 5 years in order for her to open the doors.  The […]
November 24, 2014
Happy-Thanksgiving---The-Intelligence-of-Gratitude

The Intelligence of Gratitude

March 6, 2014
Life EXPECTANCY - It's Never Too Late to Change Your Game

You Think You Have Time

My buddy, Will Keiper, wrote an excellent book recently on the importance of acknowledging our impermanence. His book, LIFE EXPECTANCY: It’s Never Too Late to Change Your Game, does an excellent job of reminding us of the urgency that Buddha is referencing in the quote above. I encourage you to get a copy of Will’s book. You can click the title above to go to its Amazon page. In my coaching and speaking, I am always referring to the #1 mistake that people make in the pursuit of the lives of their dreams. That mistake is WAITING. Over time, we are conditioned […]
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