12 November 2018
Leaving a Legacy Steven Covey is famous for launching the “begin with the end in mind” movement in his best-seller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. But sadly, most people still spend more time thinking about where they want to go for dinner or planning a vacation than they do designing their life. It’s a sad reality. But when we begin with the end in mind, it’s easier to design a life that truly matters. A legacy is what you leave behind that lives on in others. So knowing your purpose, or your true north, will help you keep your priorities straight and focused on the things that matter most. We don’t live a great life by chance; we live it by choice. Lots of everyday, small choices add up over time to produce a life of regrets or rewards. When you discover your Life Word – that one word that defines you and drives you to greatness and to make a difference in this world – you’ll live with more clarity and confidence than ever before. And as you trust God to do the impossible in your life, you’ll take powerful steps towards living your destiny and leaving a legacy that truly matters. I don’t want to waste a single day. I want to wake up in the morning and live with a sense of passion as I pursue God’s biggest dreams for my life. I refuse to be derailed by doubt or frustrated by fear. And so should you!
12 November 2018
Reach Your Potential We all want to close the gap between where we are today – and where we want to be. But many times we get stuck where we’re at and have a hard time making real and lasting progress. And even though it sometimes seems impossible to get there, it may not be as hard as you think. There’s a law of science that may just change the way you approach life change. At 211 degrees, water is hot; at 212 degrees, it boils. And when water boils it produces steam and steam can power a locomotive. You may be asking yourself, “Just 1 more degree is all it takes?” The answer is ‘yes.’ Breakthrough might be closer than you think. Getting that 1 extra degree that turns potential into power will transform your life so you can make a difference and leave a legacy. High performance habits fast-track the closing of the gap between where you are and where you want to be. It’s usually a handful of little things that when applied right, turn into big transformation. I reveal the habits of the most successful people and help you apply them to your life. I know you want to pursue excellence in every area of your life and positively impact those you influence. It’s time to take extreme ownership and see what happens. As I continue my own quest to maximize my potential and make a meaningful difference for others, I use real-world principles and practices that work. I take you through a proven process that empowers you with the clarity, simplicity, focus, and accountability to reach your goals and live your best life. I will help you discover that 1 extra degree that turns potential into power. Experience success and significance in every area of your life…as you take your life to the next level and make a positive difference for others.
12 November 2018
The Power of Positive In the absence of positivity, negativity fills the gap. That is true personally and organizationally. And nothing has the power to undermine teamwork, productivity, and mission than negativity. Very few of us are naturally positive. In fact, science tells us that, on average, 80% of our thoughts every day are negative. But the good news is this – if we can learn to retrain our brains and “take control of our internal conversation”, we will be far more likely to fulfill our potential and accomplish our goals. Positivity is a choice. We can take control of our thoughts, words and attitudes and begin to fuel our lives with positive energy. The benefits of positivity are irrefutable: Positive People live longer and live better. They exhibit healthier emotions and have closer relationships. Positive marriages and families are more likely to stay together. They have a greater sense of purpose and possibility along the way. Positive Leaders are more likely to get buy-in and support from others and achieve better outcomes. They are more resilient when facing stressful situations. And they are able to see the big picture more clearly and find solutions to problems. Positive Teams create healthy work cultures. They work together more effectively, stay more connected and committed through challenges, and report more job satisfaction. Under pressure, they come together instead of falling apart. Positive Athletes perform better on the field. They are more likely to overcome obstacles and use adversity to their advantage. And, they make better decisions and perform better under pressure. Bottom line is this, there is power in positivity. I have worked with thousands of people and hundreds of organizations to activate the power of positivity in their lives – both personally and professionally. And building off the platform of Jon Gordon’s best-selling books like The Energy Bus, The Positive Dog, The Power of Positive Leadership, and The Power of Positive Teams, I will help you fuel your life, work, and teams with positive energy. This is a gritty, practical, real-world approach to transforming your life and work.
26 May 2018
The Power of Focus Busyness and distraction are the enemies of greatness. Ask anyone today how they are doing and they will most likely answer with one simple word – “Busy.” The pace of life has grown to a roar and most of us are struggling to just keep up. Juggling the demands of family, work and play leave us with a nagging sense of failure. Many of us struggle with the conflict between being successful at work at the expense of our family and friends or vice versa. And most of us are so busy that we’ve lost sight of the most important things in life – the people and priorities that matter to us most. But there’s something that each one of us can do about it to live the life we’re made to live. I don’t want to get to the end and say I didn’t become the person I was made to be or live my best life. I don’t want to miss a single opportunity to serve others or make a real difference. Focus drives impact. Helping individuals, schools, teams, and organizations find their focus has resulted in incredible personal life change and organizational transformation. Don’t let the noise of busyness drown out our sense of meaning and mission and drains us of our purpose and passion. By discovering your One Word theme for the year you will live with more clarity, purpose and passion than ever before. One word creates laser-like focus for positive life change. You will be able to eliminate the noise and cut the confusion to become everything your made to be. I have personally experienced the power of One Word for the last 20 years. I’ve had the privilege to launch One Word with professional and collegiate teams, major universities, school systems, and companies and watched it transform lives and organizations. One Word can do the same for you.
12 January 2017
Creating a Championship Culture A healthy culture creates a dramatic competitive advantage. Culture is the combination of your values, beliefs, words and even expectations that drive how your organization feels and how it performs. The environment you create is so important it’s even more important than raw talent. But if studies are true, the vast majority of people are unhappy with their workplace or team environment. Many leaders struggle to transform their culture of negativity, complaining, complacency, and fear into one of trust, teamwork, unity and high performance. Toxic cultures play the blame game and make excuses for falling short of goals and mission. But healthy cultures take extreme ownership for not only the results, but for how those results are achieved. Those who gain and implement the principles and practices to transform their culture will create and enjoy a healthy, high performing environment where the team is unified, energized, and passionate about what they do and why they do it. They defeat the energy vampires that suck the life out of the team and workplace. Imagine creating an organization that drips with optimism, passion, and purpose. Imagine creating the positive momentum that attracts great talent and energy. Every single teammate is responsible for making a positive contribution to the overall result. And together, we’re able to accomplish extraordinary things. I believe you win in the locker room before you win on the field. I have spent my entire career building healthy individuals, teams and organizations. Building off the platform of Soup, The No Complaining Rule, Hard Hat, The Carpenter, and You Win in the Locker Room First, I will help you create a championship culture at home, with your Team, or with your company.