Wash, Rinse, Repeat

I once heard a motivational speaker give a lecture about goal setting. He opened with simple advice: If you have trouble setting goals, start off with something easy like “I’m going to wake up tomorrow morning.” A goal everyone can achieve. Wake up the next day and boom. Done. One success under your belt before…

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Care Less to Perform Better

I remember as a carefree kid how good it felt to win my first bicycle race. It was a 10-mile time trial put on by my cycling club. There was no pressure to win. I was told by my parents “to have fun”. So, that’s what I did. And, I won. As I got older…

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When It Rains, It Can Pour

I was talking with a client of mine yesterday and was painfully aware of his current life circumstances. It’s one thing to have to deal with a crisis but to be flooded with several crises simultaneously can put a person at their absolute limit. You know what it’s like. As soon as one crisis ends…

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Put Yourself Down To Build Others Up

I’m always pumped to spend time with high performers in any area of life. I like the vitality and intensity of the conversation as its mostly solution driven, rather than idle chit-chat. I take what I do in the high performance space very seriously, whether it be in my Cornerman coaching, Cornerman Coaching Club group,…

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The 1-2% That Matters

It’s hard to believe that we’re in the third month of the year. That disbelief says a lot of things. One big message is that time is accelerating which really means that more and more things are being thrown at us so our mind is actually speeding up. As our mind speeds up, time does…

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Daily Grind To Exuberant Elation

I thought to myself half way through writing my last book that for as much time and effort as I had put into it up to that point I sure didn’t feel like I was making as much progress as I deserved. And, admittedly at that point I did question whether the book was worth…

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There’s Always Enough Energy to Get Done What Must Get Done

Let’s face it. A reality we’ve all got to deal with in today’s shrinking world is how do we deal with the amount of things that need to get done to move life forward when there’s more to do than time allows for. It’s a never-ending battle that’s not going to go away and is…

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Why Winning Matters

I was sitting in my studio over-looking the ancient riverbed that makes up the canyon my backyard sits above. The phone rang, I didn’t recognize the number, but, thought, hey, what the heck, I’ll answer it any way (I usually don’t if I don’t know the number) as it may be a complete surprise and…

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Life’s Most Polarizing Force

Life's Most Polarizing Force: Pivotal Moments

Sir Winston Churchill, the former British Prime Minister, was one of the key architects in devising the strategies that ultimately ended World War II in 1945. Churchill was also an artist, writer, historian and Nobel Prize laureate. Churchill gets quoted a lot, and for good reason, but one of the most profound statements Churchill ever…

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‘The Gap’ Is A Living Space

'The Gap' Is A Living Space

Few things are more distressing to me than to see someone with great talent, a good attitude, a super plan, full commitment, and a great heart, fail unnecessarily because of the mistaken belief that The Gap can be passively closed by working harder. Early on, mentors came into my life at strategic times who shared…

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