The past few weeks have been particularly heavy for several clients and close friends. Two of my clients lost very close friends of their family entirely unexpectedly. One of my clients finally got pregnant with her first child, losing it the following week. One of my clients endured the first anniversary of losing his dad,... Continue Reading →
Carrot or Stick?
Which motivates you more? The carrot or the stick? I think most people are a combination of the two. Personally, my will to finish becomes almost unstoppable once I glimpse the finish line. And yet, there are definitely areas of my life where the stick takes the upper hand. Can you say taxes and speed... Continue Reading →
What’s Your Standard of Excellence?
I heard this question for the first time from the late great Earl Nightingale. He was one of the pioneering founders of the personal development industry with his iconic classic, "The Strangest Secret." The question and the context in which Earl phrased it stopped me dead in my tracks. He asked if you work as... Continue Reading →
3, 9, 42, and 76…Four Random Numbers, One Powerful Outcome
While this is only a few short weeks into 2023, this is not a post regarding New Year's resolutions. As a fitness professional, nutrition coach, and life coach, I work with my clients daily on the power of goal setting. Therefore, the timing of this post with the New Year is only a coincidence, and... Continue Reading →
Do You Accept 100% Responsibility for Every Area of Your Life?
This principle has been drummed into my consciousness for over twenty years by my long-time mentors, Andy Andrews and the late Jim Rohn. In the spirit of President Harry Truman, Andy says, "The buck stops with you." And Jim said it best in the following: It's really very simple. You are where you are in... Continue Reading →
You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Win – Tiger Woods’s Dominance at the 1997 Masters
Winning and losing is a part of life and apart from attitude.Jeffrey Gitomer On Thursday, April 10, 1997, Tiger Woods teed off at 12:44 PM in his first professional appearance at the Masters. He had turned pro the previous fall, winning the Las Vegas Invitational and the Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic in October. He captured... Continue Reading →
Until You Have all the Facts…
Have you ever jumped to a hasty conclusion only to regret your initial assumptions? I once heard a story about a father riding on a subway with his two young sons. The boys were swinging from the rafters, so to speak, and it seemed as if the father was utterly oblivious to their behavior. Obviously,... Continue Reading →
Would You Pay $36,500 for a Diet Coke?
I know that question sounds crazy; however, I did and actually much, much more. My story starts with the freedom of getting my driver's license as a sixteen-year-old. I was already hooked on diet soft drinks, so whenever I stopped to buy gas for my car, I would treat myself to an extra-large Diet Coke... Continue Reading →
How Are You Showing Up?
The first time I ever heard that question was from my long-time mentor Andy Andrews. He was speaking live at a large business convention and shared the story about how his mentor, Jones, asked him that very question. Andy was a young man then, and the answer would change his life. The critical question is... Continue Reading →
28 Days Too Late…
On the morning of September 25, 2020, it hit me out of the blue, and like a ton of bricks, that I hadn’t seen any recent posts from my friend and former client, Damon Taylor. And while the optimist in me said to check Facebook, my gut told me otherwise. So, with my gut winning... Continue Reading →