Breaking Free From the Prison of Your Mind

My wife and I are preparing for our annual trip to Lake Michigan this summer. We go every summer to see family, go to the beach, hang with friends, and ride our bikes. I saw something on one of our rides last summer that I wish I had taken a photo of at the time. There were two posts in the driveway of a farmhouse in Three Oaks, MI. Each post had words on it that when you read them from left to right it said “Hard Times.” Then I thought, “Wow! Now there is a paradigm!” Before you think I am here to judge and put people down, hang with me. Regardless of whatever may have happened to create …

How to Craft Your Life Vision

Do you resonate with the following statements? • Life is a journey. • Life is short and should be enjoyed. • Life is composed of departments that need to be optimized and balanced. If you do, it’s probably because you have a certain philosophy toward life that is illustrated in one (or all) of the statements above. And generally, the statement is something that you believe in. These purpose or life statements have been linked to helping you live a longer life, no matter what your age, according to a study inPsychological Science. But do the statements above encompass everything you believe in? That’s more of what a life vision is about. Read my latest article in Forbes.com HERE to …

How Leaders Can Use Mindfulness To Increase Their Time In ‘The Zone’

Mindfulness has currently taken center stage personally and professionally for many of us. Studies indicate that practicing mindfulness results in better sleep, which increases health benefits and well-being. Corporations such as Google, Target, and General Mills are even offering mindfulness training to their employees. It’s a movement that’s long overdue. Read my full article on Forbes.com HERE to learn how leaders can use Mindfulness to increase their time in the zone.

Sourcing Wisdom

When was the last time you challenged your vantage point or position on something? Before you answer too quickly, ask yourself this: To what level did you challenge yourself? One of my mentors gave me a great lesson—wisdom comes from multiple perspectives. In fact, when I launched into a study on spirituality and consciousness a few years ago, he recommended some crazy, whacky, off the wall and weird sh%$! After diving into the books, I asked him, “You don’t believe all this…do you?” He answered, “No.” Yet, he quickly pointed out that in order to go deeper with my own understanding, my perspective needed to be exposed to alternate possibilities. Further, he shared a radical idea with me. He asked …

WHAT IS YOUR STORY? The Key to Stop Missing Goals

It’s 2017. A New Year. And January is typically the time many of us set new goals. The idea of change, growth, or goals is always a hot topic at the beginning of each year. But, the fact of the matter is, most people do not end up getting the permanent behavior change they seek. As an Executive Coach, I am often asked how we can stick to goals after the initial enthusiasm has died down. My answer? Story. You see, the first thing we have to understand is that the subconscious mind is designed to keep us safe. It is NOT designed to help us be successful in business or life. Because of this motivation, the subconscious mind uses …