VIDEO: Composure in Chaos – Why Focus is Key

For many of us, our world has been turned upside down. The things that have kept our focus and our routine intact are suddenly gone, and I’ve seen this creating massive amounts of distraction. So how can we face the reality of the new normal that COVID-19 has handed us, without it leading to chaos? We need to find a place of clarity and focus, because none of the distractions of the news or social media are going to get us where we want to go. So, what do we do today? 1. This is a great time to practice and strengthen our self-discipline. We probably have less time in the day right now to focus on priorities, so that …

PODCAST: What Most People Miss in Navigating Succession or Transition

Are you 5 – 10 years out from an exit, succession or other type of transition? The best time to start planning your transition is yesterday… I recently had the chance to have a conversation with Bill Black of Exit Coach Radio on the importance of Vision as it relates to navigating succession and transition. Listen in and feel free to reach out to me at chris@chrisyonker.com if I can help you by offering any additional perspective on your personal transition.

Video: The Falls are Coming. Are You Paying Attention?

Are there rapids happening in your life that you aren’t paying attention to? Are you flowing along in the stream of your life, remaining unaware of the inevitable waterfall that is sure to be ahead unless you change course? If so, your life is happening to you by chance, but you have the option to build it by choice. Heart disease and high blood pressure leading to a heart attack. Stress leading to anxiety or insomnia. Marital and relationship problems leading to divorce or difficult relationships with children. These are just a few of the many “rapids” and their corresponding waterfalls that I often see in business owners and Executives who are caught up in the current. If you are …

What’s Your Bullshit Story?

Do you have any bullshit stories playing out right now? The problem with the stories we often tell ourselves and others is that they can hold us back from creating what we really want in our personal and business lives. Many of you have probably set some goals and intentions for 2020. For many people, this is the time of year when those goals fall off, often for some perceived obstacle tied to the story they are telling themselves. We often create these stories to explain why we are “stuck” in a particular area of our lives. If we tie these stories to a lack of resources, especially time or money, we make them even more believable. To ourselves and …

VIDEO: How to Build a Relational Foundation to Keep You Out of the Climbing Divorce Rate

Welcome back to our series on healthy relationships. In this video, Jolie and I talk about building (or repairing) the foundations of a fulfilling relationship. One that can be sustained even through the inevitable moments of tension and conflict that happen in every relationship. There have been moments in our almost 30 years together when our individual, personal development or professional trajectories were not aligned. We’ll share why we value being in relationship, some of the big leaps and scary moments of our life together, and how we navigated them. We’ll also give you the three key ingredients that you MUST possess within yourself in order to build a relationship free of dysfunction and why it is that many people …