Why You Aren’t a Leader Yet and How to Become One

What you need to do differently and how to grow if you want to become a leader.

  The world is full of great ideas and resources for making them happen. What’s missing is effective leaders who can take these ideas, leverage the resources available to them, and organize people to make big things happen. The world needs more finishers and high achievers who follow the habits of highly confident people and… Read more »

15 Habits of Highly Confident People

Build confidence fast by incorporating these often overlooked habits of winners.

  There is a direct correlation between confidence and winning. Winners aren’t necessarily better than you. They just do things differently. They think differently, work differently, schedule differently, and react differently. Not everyone will win, but those willing to pay the price will have a better chance of succeeding. We need more finishers. We need… Read more »

Improve Yourself by Confronting the Biggest Hurdle

The biggest obstacles are the ones we imagine.

Bullet Bob Turley, hall-of-fame pitcher for the New York Yankees, helped found the company I work for and mentored me for many years. If you wanted to improve yourself, he had decades of wisdom to share. I think of him almost every day. Some years ago, a colleague, Andy Young, was in Naples, Florida, where… Read more »

Build Your Confidence by Identifying Your Strengths

Don't let self-doubt hold you back.

Self-confidence is believing in your ability to succeed. Without it, you’re less likely to try new things, seize opportunities, take risks, or go for the things you really want in life. Understanding how to build your confidence is a serious advantage in life. Being born with a knack or passion for something is one thing,… Read more »

Give Yourself This Crucial Advantage for the New Year

Have some fun now to create an awesome twelve months.

It’s that time of year again. Everybody is doing it. Every big news outlet, most bloggers, analysts of all sorts, late-night talk-show hosts, comedians. So why not get in on the action? What am I talking about? Top ten lists! Everyone else uses them; why not you? Even though we’re bombarded with them every year,… Read more »

Can You Depend on Your “Self”?

To create the life you want, you need these 3 special abilities.

The most successful people rely on themselves first. Does that sound lonely or egocentric? It isn’t. You’ve got one life, and it’s all yours. Why would you want to turn control of it over to somebody else? Winners know that nobody will hand you the things you want. It’s your responsibility to go after them. Mentors, coaches,… Read more »

The 1% That Makes All the Difference

Change your rate of success at anything with this approach.

I have always loved watching interviews with PGA golfer Paul Goydos. He’s funny and his insights are dead on. Seven or eight years ago, he was being asked in interviews what made Tiger Woods better than most players. He said, essentially, if we go out on the golf course and hit the same shot, my… Read more »

How Important Is Experience?

What matters is what you do with it.

The Key to Greatness When I was starting out, I was told that the key to greatness was experience. Now I know that’s not the whole story, because not all encounters are equal. The times when you’ve lost or just got by are not going to be as useful to you as the wins you’ve had along… Read more »

How To Beat “Born Winners”

Do you ever feel like life is stacked against you? Do you ever feel like others have all the advantages and you have to fight so much harder for everything? If you find yourself thinking these things, you might be shocked to hear you have some advantages too. You can beat those with natural talent!… Read more »