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?

Don’t Feed Your Negativity

Yesterday, I came across a quote that struck me in a particular way and stopped me in my tracks. “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Many people attribute this quote to Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher who was one of theContinue reading Don’t Feed Your Negativity

The Power of Inclusion

Right now we are at a crossroad of division and isolation. The senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others has exacerbated division across our country, while the COVID pandemic has intensified loneliness and isolation with the need to stay safe at home, reducing contact with loved ones, and resortingContinue reading The Power of Inclusion

It’s Time to Get Uncomfortable with Being Comfortable

Yesterday, my friend, Zack Melikian, told me of a great quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger: “The more you do, the more you get done.” Now, I don’t know if Arnold actually said that or not (I searched and could not find evidence), but let’s go ahead and give the greatest bodybuilder of all time (no offense,Continue reading It’s Time to Get Uncomfortable with Being Comfortable

Managers Manage and Leaders Lead, but Coaches Do It All

Coaches are a unique part of work and life. They provide guidance without pulling. They explore opportunities without pushing. They resolve issues without instructing. It’s really quite a remarkable gift to be a good coach. I’ve been a coach for just over 4 weeks now and I can tell you that it’s not easy. SomeContinue reading Managers Manage and Leaders Lead, but Coaches Do It All

The Most Beloved Leaders Do These Three Things

Coach: “You’ve worked so hard and shown great potential. You’ve earned it.” Cheerleader: “You can do this!” Teammate: “I’ve got your back.” Great words of encouragement from three different people: a coach, a cheerleader, and a teammate. Each one of these phrases hits our emotions in three very different ways. A sense of accomplishment –Continue reading The Most Beloved Leaders Do These Three Things