Control the Meaning, Control the Outcome

You may not always have self-control, but you always have meaning-control. What do I mean by this? Most of the time we are able to maintain good self-control over what we decide to do in certain situations. Other times we are swayed by various forces, and those forces can be internal or external. For instance,Continue reading Control the Meaning, Control the Outcome

You’ve Still Got It

We are all born awesome! And we know it! We think we are superheroes! We wear a red cape. We leap from tall tabletops. We climb trees, flex our biceps, do our power pose, chase down the bad guys, and save the world every afternoon. Because we are invincible when we are five years old.Continue reading You’ve Still Got It

Throw Away Your Verbal Crutches

Um, so ya know what I’d like to discuss today is, um, well, ya know. That! Right there! That is what we are going to look at today – our verbal crutches. We all have them and they are super annoying—not only annoying to ourselves, but to others as well. Most of the time weContinue reading Throw Away Your Verbal Crutches

So You Wanna Be Your Own Boss

If you’re an entrepreneur, then you know what it means to be your own boss. If you want to be an entrepreneur, then you think you want to be your own boss. So let’s look at this charming little phrase for a moment. Be your own boss. What does that even mean? So many ofContinue reading So You Wanna Be Your Own Boss

Perspective is a Study in Motion

I’ve been talking a lot about perspective lately. Which perspective is most positive, whose perspective are we listening to, and why perspective even matters. Today, I want to focus on how perspective is achieved. All too often, we cannot get ourselves in the right frame of mind, or we cannot get past a certain challenge,Continue reading Perspective is a Study in Motion

Do You Even Recognize Yourself Anymore?

It’s been another long, hard week of extra hours, extra effort, and extra stress with the kids going back to school or staying home and home-schooling, new pressures from work, and still more time home alone, not going out to enjoy regular socialization with friends and family. It’s enough to make you want to pullContinue reading Do You Even Recognize Yourself Anymore?

What Drives Your Decisions?

I recently read a quote that stated, “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” I found this really interesting for a few reasons. First, it reminds me of the marshmallow experiment conducted by Stanford back in 1972, where they gave children aged three to six years old a singleContinue reading What Drives Your Decisions?