Conquering Clutter… and Other Hairy Monsters

  Do you ever feel as though the little things you’ve left undone accumulate to the point that they close in on your space – both physically and mentally? This video is about my experience with that phenomenon and what I decided to do about it one day. Why conquering clutter is so important. Just

The Weak Side of a Strength

  I often conduct 360 feedback interviews for my coaching clients, which entail interviewing an assortment of people including their bosses, employees, customers, and peers to find out what the client’s perceived strengths and areas of opportunity are.  It almost never fails that the areas that get in the way of people’s effectiveness and continued

Overcoming Perfection/Embracing Imperfection

  The desire to be perfect can keep you from trying new things. Work hard to move beyond needing to constantly embody perfection. Embracing imperfection allows you to give yourself permission to be messy in some cases. Focus on learning rather than embarrassment. Watch this video on the benefits of embracing your imperfections and helping

How Your Mindset Can Help You Overcome a Setback

  “Ryan, if you knew how this day was going to end, would you do it over again?” I asked him. “Yeah.” He answered without missing a beat. “Would you have any hesitation going snowboarding again after your wrist heals?” I inquired. “Nah!” he replied. “Let’s come back for sure.” This is an excerpt of

How to Endure a Stormy State of Mind

  When I would get hiccups as a kid, my father’s cure for getting rid of them was to have me wait for the next one. Surprisingly, more often than not, it actually worked. It’s strange to think that inviting in the very thing you want to avoid could actually usher it out. But over

3 Steps for Escaping the Hamster Wheel to Create Freedom & Flow

  Do you find yourself running from one thing to the next with little time to really think about what you are doing and why? If you answered yes, you are not alone. Many high achieving professionals feel as though they have way more to do than they have time to do it. Their ambition,

Why You Don’t Need to Have It All Figured Out

    You’re busy – scurrying from one thing to the next, tending to the most pressing needs of the day. The starting gun goes off in the morning and you are off and running. It might feel like a race that you just can’t win, despite the fact that you are moving faster than

Supercharge Your Summer: Three Strategies for Vacationing that Replenish You and Skyrocket Your Performance

  We all know we need vacations. Time to rest and recuperate, enjoy our loved ones, and have some fun. But all too often, vacation creates stress for high performing executives who dread coming back to loads of email and other work that has piled up, and spend their time away preoccupied and worried about

How to Accomplish More by Thinking Less

  How much of your time is spent thinking about what really needs to get done versus doing it? If you are like most people, the more anxiety or resistance you have to a given task, the more your thoughts will throw you for a loop. Sometimes those thought loops suck up a whole heap

Are You a REAL Leader? What Pinocchio Can Teach You About Becoming One

Often when I tell people that I wrote a leadership book called The Pinocchio Principle, they assume it must have something to do with ethics. It’s understandable, since the first thing most of us think of when we hear “Pinocchio” is a puppet whose nose grew when he lied. Pinocchio could easily be used as a metaphor for people who lie