3 minute read Did you ever notice how the cooler you play it the more stifled you get? The amount of energy that you put into acting like you have it all together, so you don't show that you're unsure or unable fills your brain with such a mega capacity of fear that it's surprising … Continue reading How Playing it Cool Fries Your Brain… Tell Me About it, Stud
This is the last post from a three-part series on decision making. If you missed the past two you can find them here: Gold Digging Your Way to Better Decision Making and How Vanilla Ice Helps Me Make Better Decisions. This is a special post as it's in response to a reader's comment of: I … Continue reading The G.E.M. of Making Decisions on Your Own Terms
5 minute read How many times have you found yourself chasing after what you thought you wanted only to come to find out that what you really wanted was right in front of you the whole time? Don't blame yourself; I do it too. We can't help but be lured in by the shinier and … Continue reading The Power of Redefining Mistakes
I had the pleasure of being a part of a career day for a local school district in my area. I also had the honor of giving the closing remarks for the day. Inspired by Simon Sinek's TED talk and philsophy on "Find Your Why", I hope that my thoughts may inspire people of all … Continue reading The Question to the Age-Old Question
3 minute read It’s anger. It’s sadness. It’s confusion and frustration. When our thoughts and beliefs are questioned or receive any push back, we tighten up, rev up, gear up for the fight. We become uptight and ready to pounce. We will prove them wrong once and for all. We will plow through everything to … Continue reading The Importance of Being a Perspective Detective
1 minute read What would happen if you started each day taking a moment to sit in bed and breathe? Just a few seconds. How different would your day be? How would your first interaction be with your partner? Your kids? Your pets? Your friends? The barista? The guy at the light next to you? … Continue reading How Can Ten Seconds Change Your Day?
2 minute read I recently gave a talk to a room that was 80% full of male financial advisers. I chose to focus my talk on how the way we "show up" is our choice and why as high achieving leaders it is our duty, not a luxury, to be real and vulnerable. This is … Continue reading The One Book We All Need to Read Right Now
2 minute read Do you ever get gripped with fear that you won't have your talk memorized in time? Or maybe that you will have rehearsed it so much that you come out sounding more robotic than human? Here is a no-fail way to curb that anxiety. Again, it's a three-step process to keep you … Continue reading Here’s a Natural & Clear Way to Memorize Your Talk
You know how in movies there is more than one take per scene? It's the rare actor (yes, even Meryl and Daniel have their days) who can nail it the first time through. They may rehearse and practice and for some reason they trip up. Their tongues gets tied. They freeze. They go blank. Then … Continue reading Here’s a Quick Way to Deal With Mistakes
The buzz of the first day of school always kicks my love of learning up a notch. In my book, it's way more of an ass-kicker than January 1st. There's more straight, and action-oriented goals than obligatory pipe promises that the annual hopped up countdown creates. This year, though, I felt different. I wasn't jonesing … Continue reading Do You Want to Be Happy or Right?