17 Things You Should Quit Doing to be More Successful

Quit the bad habits that are preventing you from becoming a winner.

  Winners follow leaders and people with successful track records. They copy those who have done what they want to do so they too can be more successful.  Winners aren’t necessarily better than you. They just do things differently. If you aren’t where you want to be, there are probably things in your life that… Read more »

10 Ways to Make Your Downtime More Effective

Downtime is just as important to success as working hard, but knowing how to use that downtime productively can make all the difference.

I talk a lot about what you need to do to make your life, your career or your business successful. A lot of that comes down to hard work, putting successful systems in place, and learning how to break through the obstacles in your way. There’s one thing that too many of us forget about…. Read more »

6 Ways to Train Your Mind for Success

Once you train your mind to think more powerfully, you can conquer anything!

There are plenty of books you can read that are supposed to help you focus or train your mind. But the reality is that this is something you can only learn by doing. Once you start putting mental training into practice, things start to get more clear about how you can set yourself up for… Read more »

Keep Making Adjustments for Consistent Growth

Maintain your momentum by making adjustments.

In order to stay on track and maintain your pace, you have to make adjustments. If you’re on the highway and your lane suddenly slows down, you switch lanes, right? It’s a small, simple adjustment. Small, simple, regular adjustments are the key to consistent growth and progress. Serial winners rely on small adjustments. Small adjustments… Read more »

Feeling Defeated? Coach Yourself Through Tough Times

The essential self-coaching techniques used by high achievers.

Feeling defeated? Believe it or not, we all face tough times—it’s unavoidable. Even the most successful people you know can tell you about the incredible challenges they’ve faced if you ever take the time to ask. But winners find a way to win anyway, because how you respond to tough times determines the kind of… Read more »

3 Steps to Greater Mental Toughness

Take charge and improve your odds of success this year.

Mental toughness has been getting more attention in the media these days, especially with all of the Navy Seals writing books. I read a great statistic recently—83% of coaches say that mental toughness is critical for “determining competitive success.” Personally, every time I’ve achieved a goal—big or small—I’ve had to coach and motivate myself to make… Read more »

Calling a Time Out, the Right Way

How to make sure your vacation delivers the recharge you need!

We’re in the last two weeks of the year, and you’re probably planning a break. So here is something to consider as you prepare for your time out. Our time is precious and limited. If we don’t set priorities for how we use it, we won’t move toward what we want or need. Here are… Read more »

12 Ways Honesty Pays Bigger Dividends

Freedom and reputation are only the beginning.

It seems like everywhere we look today our heroes are falling—publicly. Volkswagen, deflate-gate, Ashley Madison, two world bridge champions (that’s right, the card game), Atlanta educators. People and companies we trust and admire betray that trust and destroy that admiration. It’s enough to make us believe that sacrificing our values and our character is the… Read more »

3 Tactics for Busting Out of a Slump

Take immediate action to avoid imminent death.

Winners Avoid Slumps Like the Plague When winners sense a loss of momentum, they immediately spring into action because they know it’s going to lead to a slump, and a slump is a very bad thing—much worse than most people realize. Winners know that in life you are either growing or dying. There is no middle ground…. Read more »