How to Keep From Being Shut Down by Stress

5 ways to turn negative energy into positive results.

  It seems like it never changes. There’s always way more things that need to be done than we have time to do. Ask any successful person how they’re doing, and they’ll say, “I’m great, but I am busy—it’s been a crazy week.” There are always a lot of meetings, phone calls, wrapping up projects,… Read more »

12 Tendencies of Successful Leaders

Learn to be a winner without thinking twice about your actions.

  Would it surprise you to learn that successful leaders behave differently than most people? They approach their lives differently because they know that winning is so much more fun and rewarding compared to losing that they never want to stop. They want to make it a way of life and have found that “general… Read more »

The Power of Building Rich Habits and Keeping Them Part of Your Routine

"If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude." -Colin Powell

We all dream of success to one degree or another. The simple fact that you’re reading this right now tells me that you want to live a more successful life. Many find it difficult to achieve the success they desire and instead of addressing their habits and routines, they continue asking themselves, “Why can’t I… Read more »

How to Set Goals in Life for Doing Great Things

Move from simple goal setting to tapping the full power of your internal drives

Last week, I was looking through old family photos. I discovered a classic: me at about eight on Christmas, dressed in my new cowboy hat and holster, holding a drum, surrounded by gifts that visiting family members had brought from America. My father was stationed in Germany at the time. It might be hard to believe,… 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 »

Focus on What You Want. Why Waste Time on Anything Else?

How to fight the pressure to be more, do more, learn more and free yourself up to get more of what you want

I have studied the guitar for most of my life. After almost 5 decades, I’m a pretty good player. I’ve studied classical guitar techniques, fingering techniques, jazz progressions, and every chord imaginable. I’ve learned how to play the banjo, drums, and bass. I collect acoustic guitars (at one point, I owned about 100). One of the best… Read more »

Achieve Your Life Goals & Ignite Your Passion

If you're making slow or no progress on your life goals, maybe it's time to reassess.

Most people think of January as the Make Progress on Your Life Goals month, but March is when we should really be talking about it. Why? Because it’s the month our progress usually hits a serious slump. Don’t let this happen to you. There are lots of reasons we start to back off our goals… 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 »

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 »