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 …

Looking For a Top Level Coach for 2017?

Every New Year, people set goals for what they want to accomplish.  But what they don’t realize is that they are up against a powerful force. Inertia. The truth is, it’s one of the strongest forces in the Universe.  Objects (and people) stay in the same state of motion unless there’s an outside force that causes that object/person to move in a different direction.   It’s damn hard to be your own outside force.   The sharpest knife can’t carve its own handle.   That’s why the world’s most successful athletes invest in a coach.  As do successful professionals like my clients who want to move faster toward their goals than they ever had before, with more ease than they …

The Key Ingredient to Avoid Burnout

Are you a member of the “work hard / play hard” club? I used to be a member, and yet, I found that this philosophy is flawed. Many advocates of the work hard / play hard mentality are extremely driven and passionate individuals who want to milk the essence from life. But the challenge with this approach is that if you approach play in the same way that you approach work, it can cause burn out. The “play hard” department is the key place where you need to recharge. In their book The Power of Full Engagement, Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz discuss that productivity is driven by managing energy not time. The authors state that we are either spending …

The Inevitability of Death

I just turned 47. One thing I noticed about age is that as soon as I turned 44, I literally had to calculate my exact age. Have you ever had that experience? I mean I know I’m in my mid-forties, but the rest is irrelevant. We hold some of our strongest paradigms in age and time. And yet within these constructs of what we believe about life and how we relate to time is one truth that we share: All of us are going to die. One of my clients just lost his Grandmother. It was sudden. She had raised him since birth and was like a Mom to him. He was away on business when he received a phone …

VIDEO: “Are Your Values Aligned?” by Chris Yonker

One of the questions coaches ask when working with clients is, “What do you value?” If I asked you that, could you list your top ten values? Often I find that when people list things out, they’ll say, “This is what I value—this is it!” and it makes complete sense at the time. But it’s only a piece of paper. Oftentimes they’re not living in direct correlation to that. “Well, why is that?” you might ask. Wyatt Woodsmall says that if you ask someone specifically what they value, they’re going to tell you what they think their heart should feel. So values really come from the heart. But when I ask a question, it intellectually comes from the mind. So …