Why People Get Burned Out and How to Prevent It

Learn how to get out of a funk and stay motivated.

  At one point or another, all of us feel the effects of burnout. There have been times where I have been guilty of this as well. But sometimes people are suffering from burnout without even realizing it. A lot of times when you’re in a funk, you don’t know what it is. When you don’t… Read more »

How to Successfully Handle Toxic People

Winners know how to avoid toxic behavior and manage toxic people in their lives.

Toxic behavior has become an epidemic. It seems like everywhere I go, there are at least a handful of negative people in a room. You can spot them from a mile away because they all seem to have the same miserable look on their faces. They’re often sarcastic, rude, and closed-minded. They have a negative… Read more »

Being Busy vs. Being Productive

Just because you're always busy doesn't mean you're productive.

We all know the feeling. You’ve spent the whole day running back and forth, responding to emails, completing tasks, attending meetings… but by the end of the day, you realize you’ve accomplished nothing! Your to-do list has nothing ticked off, your workload is growing, and you ask yourself, am I really being productive? Here’s the… Read more »

How Do My Strengths and Weaknesses Stack Up?

4 big takeaways from the Serial Winner Assessment that you can use to get stronger

If you’ve taken the Serial Winner Assessment, you might be wondering, How do my strengths and weaknesses compare to others who’ve taken the test? Or, I’m doing pretty good … right? Or maybe, Am I normal? I’ve released some results in past posts and articles, but we have hundreds of participants now and more people… Read more »

Why Strong Relationships Matter

3 tactics to power up your best assets.

Relationship problems can kill your progress in life. On the flip side, strong relationships give you  power and reduce the number of problems you face overall. None of us will travel a completely smooth road in life. Things go wrong and put our world in a spin.  Usually the first thing we do is reach out… Read more »

Control Your Time Like a Chess Grand Master

4 ways to dodge problems that can kill your progress

The grand masters of chess aren’t obsessing about their next move and the exact problem it presents. They’re thinking 5, 10 and sometimes 20 moves ahead. They keep their eye out for potential danger on the horizon and constantly maneuver to avoid it. You can dramatically increase your chances of success by doing the same… 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 »

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 »

2 Things Successful People Say When They Lose

Listen carefully and you can predict the eventual winners.

Football season is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier. I don’t have the time to sit in front of the TV and watch a lot of games, but I do love to watch the drama and strategy play out. I especially love pre-game and post-game interviews. Players and coaches reveal a lot about… Read more »