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 »

How to Become More Productive: The First Thing Winners Do

This 5,000-year-old tool is the key to everything you want in life.

To get the things you want in life, it’s not good enough to be well-educated, to be talented, to be connected. You’ve got to be able to get things done. The most productive people in life make the most money. They get the promotions. They’re the reliable friends, the role models. It’s no wonder many of us… Read more »

Learn to Quit Like a Winner: How to Be Proactive

Three things you should probably start quitting to create the life you want.

You might love or hate Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots, the head coach with the most Super Bowl wins in the history of the NFL, but he has a lot to teach you about how to be proactive. Every week, Belichick and his assistant coaches study their opponent in the next game and… Read more »

3 Dangers of Failing to Finish

Why Quitting is Almost Always a Bad Idea

One thing coaches are constantly emphasizing is the importance of finishing. They know how important it is for you to keep your focus and intensity up all the way through the finish line. They want to save you from even thinking about quitting, and you need to understand why. Usually, quitting is a bad idea. A… 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 »

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 »

How to Make Your 90-Day Blitz a Success

Race toward a goal and generate long-term success.

Did you know that 90 days—or 45 or even 30—can make a lifetime of difference? They can. Let me introduce you to the 90-Day Blitz. What is it?  A blitz is a period of intense, focused effort designed to compress time frames and accelerate progress toward a goal. Picture it as a race, a ten-minute… 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 »

The Serial Winner Assessment

Do you have the skills and mindset to achieve success again and again?

Becoming a serial winner isn’t easy. Some of the mindset and behaviors might come naturally to you, but most of us stumble, hit walls, get stuck, and feel confused. We find ourselves asking, Why am I still struggling with this? or What am I missing? This assessment is a tool for parting the fog and getting… Read more »

How to Predict Your Future, Part 2

Find the best activity and track it along with results.

In part 1 of How to Predict Your Future, I covered the critical idea that if you want to predict whether or not you’ll achieve something, you have to measure your activity and your results. And I explained that for every important goal, you have to set a specific, measurable target for the result and the activity…. Read more »