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Leave That *Should* Behind

We all have something we keep telling ourselves we *should* do today. We carry a burden of internal pressure on what we think we should do, and by...

Leave That *Should* Behind

We all have something we keep telling ourselves we *should* do today. We carry a burden of internal pressure on what we think we should do, and by...

Normal Isn't Coming Back - But Don't Let That Stop You

It's wild how fast life can change. Our sense of normal vanished in just a matter of a week (maybe less) with the outbreak of COVID-19. Some of us...

A Tip for Building Your Grit During Chaotic Times

Given today's uneasiness and unknowns of when a version of "normal" will return, our ability to continue persevering toward a goal is more crucial...

If You Want to Be the Best, Don't Be Surprised if You Lose

The most successful leaders have failed. They've experienced the gut-wrenching, emotionally-draining failure after not reaching their goal. They’v...

How to Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet

January is the time of year when people proudly proclaim that this new year is guaranteed to be their best yet. They have a vision board. They've ...

What Do You Care More About?

Do you care more about looking perfect or about getting better? You have to choose one area to focus on - and only one will help you become ...

Your Excuses Don't Matter. Getting Rid of Them Does.

It's easy to make excuses. Almost too easy. They’re immediately available for any situation. They trick us into believing life within our comfort ...

Your Past May Have Mistakes. Focus on This Instead.

Setbacks happen. We trip & fall flat on our face at various points throughout life. Some instances are self-inflicted because of our own poor ...

Why You Should Participate in a Fitness Challenge

I just finished a monster 10,000 kettlebell swing challenge that my friend Laura Gassner Otting invited me to tackle. I have taken the attitude of...

Think You CAN

We have a talking problem in society today. Well, a self-talking problem to be exact. We tend to talk worse to ourselves than we do our worst en...

How to Cultivate Your Winning Mindset for Work & Life

A Winning Mindset is what allows leaders the ability to rebound from setbacks, continually grow, and seemingly be unwavering in their commitment t...