Reframing Expectations

In my journey over the past couple of years, I’ve experienced an amazing amount of peacefulness and calm (often in the midst of chaos), and I rarely experience stress. When I start telling people about this, I usually get one of four comments or questions: Where are you getting your […]

Thank God It’s Monday

This coming Monday is a national holiday (Labor Day), and many people have the day off. However, not everyone gets the day off, and many of you may not know the original intent behind Labor Day. The idea for Labor Day came from the organized labor front and came about […]

Stop Being Lazy

“Who me,” you say? “I’m not lazy.” Well, I’m specifically referring to a particular form of laziness – the laziness inherent when you say some version of “that’s just the way I am.” I don’t buy it. My eyes are brown, by hair is gray (mostly now) and my height […]

Where Are You All In?

During the 2015-2016 NBA season, the Cleveland Cavaliers had a slogan – All In – that was the foundation for their season. It was printed in marketing materials, plastered on billboards, shone on scoreboards, emblazoned on hats and t-shirts, and used as a rallying cry during the Cavaliers’ national championship […]

Seven Questions that Will Transform Your Life

Yes, that’s what I said – questions that will transform your life, and also your business and relationships. Why so confident, you ask? First, because I believe in the power of questions – well-framed questions – to elicit more impactful solutions and to heighten awareness. Second, because the brilliant philosopher […]

Ask For What You Want

For those of you who have had kids, you’ll remember hearing this phrase over and over from your children: “I want ___________.” Every time we went to the store, my sons always wanted something and they would ask over and over and over. I don’t specifically remember, but I’m guessing […]

Secret to Stress Reduction

What if the secret to stress reduction is the elimination of a single phrase from your vocabulary? I have discovered the single phrase that I believe has the most negative impact on your emotional well-being and which is the greatest cause of stress in your life – a single phrase […]

Accountability and The Set Up

Accountability is about three things. First, making clear commitments. Second, telling the truth on yourself and owning your choices (that led to me not honoring my commitments). Third, recovering when I am out of accountability and learning from my failures. And I can only really learn from my failures when […]

3 “I’s” of Leadership

There are so many different views and perspectives on leadership – so many that I sometimes wonder how anyone is supposed to discern the essentials of leadership. At the same time, it’s important to have some leadership foundations that you can use to build your own leadership model, and the […]

Don’t Wait for Time – Claim It!

You’ve experienced it before – you’re finishing up a significant project (at work or at home), finishing up school, stepping off of a board or otherwise freeing up time. You’re excited about no longer having to invest the time that you have been on whatever you’ve been engaged with. You’re […]