Whether I’m watching Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Nick Foles, Bryce Harper or Joel Embiid, I notice how they do what they do — the mechanical and mental aspects of their performance.     An important lesson — one many of us can learn from — is the resilience of those at the top of […]

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When someone asks how you are, do you launch into a litany of reasons that you’re crazy busy to overwhelmed?  Do you tick off the many competing priorities that keep you from catching your breath or relaxing?  Do you talk about being jealous of people who find time to exercise, entertain or garden?  Or how you’d do things differently if only […]

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Did you know that we are sometimes biased against ourselves?  Yes, you heard me right.   Because of what we’ve experienced and how we’ve internalized it, we can carry biased beliefs about ourselves. Like a belief that we don’t have what it takes to succeed, or we don’t belong.  When we unconsciously adopt false, limiting ideas or attitudes, and […]

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Do you allow LIES to limit you? I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. LIES are labels, illusions, excuses and stories that exist in your mind, just out of awareness.  They shape your thoughts, feelings, decisions and actions. LIES lead to detours on your path to happiness.  They short-circuit your ability and willingness to change and grow.  LIES cause you to work […]

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Who’s calling the shots in your life?  The answer may surprise you. The feeling of having lost control over ones time and energy utilization has reached epidemic proportions.  For many, it feels like someone else is in the driver’s seat…your job, your calendar, demands of family life, previous commitments that have taken on a life of their […]

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My book LIES That Limit, and much of my work, revolves around the labels, illusions, excuses and stories we tell ourselves. These LIES don’t just keep us from becoming successful, they keep successful people from achieving genuine happiness. When I encounter a client who has reached a breaking point, it’s usually because they have woven and are […]

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One of the core messages in my book, LIES That Limit, and when I speak, is to follow your sense of purpose and allow it to guide your life. But, you and I don’t have a single purpose. In a TedTalk, Career Coach Emilie Wapnick introduces the concept of the “multipotentialite.” These are people with […]

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Labels are part of how humans make sense of the world. But, when we reduce things to categories, we falsely convince ourselves that we understand our unknowable universe. Labels are, and have always been, the great separator. At work and out in the world, they’re used to make uneducated snap judgments. Labels influence the way […]

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Are your current business goals big, more challenging than ever?  Do they feel unrealistic, impractical, unattainable? What if the goal is not the issue, but you are – you and your limiting beliefs?   You could be rooted in an old story about who you are and what you’re capable of?  Are your thoughts filled with […]

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Successful People Embrace And Learn From Failure Arianna Huffington says, “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes. Understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” Appreciating the rewards of failure is something that sets achievers apart from people who allow fear […]

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How To Succeed Inspire Of Circumstances LIES turn us into victims. Labels, illusions, excuses and stories often feel like they are supposed to protect us.  Instead, they hold us back, keeping us from living with purpose.  Well-meaning LIES put in our heads by people who love and care for us rob us of genuine happiness. Here are a few tips […]

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A recent study conducted by researchers in Tel Aviv and the Netherlands confirmed that nice women earn less than their assertive female counterparts. They interviewed a random group of 375 men and women at a Dutch electronics company and concluded that women who clearly express expectations and do not retreat from their demands are compensated […]

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Spirit of Purpose.  Are you curious about what that means and how it applies to you? This installment of Spirit of Purpose TV explains this universal concept and how you can tap into truly authentic living.   Subscribe to Spirit of Purpose TV by going to my YouTube channel. Like it? Share it!

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    Emotional Intelligence – the ability to understand others and ourselves, is a powerful business tool, no matter your role or job level. When you’re self-aware, in control of your emotions, able to relate well to others, and motivated to achieve goals, your high EQ facilitates success in a number of ways, including: Increasing […]

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  Are you putting forth the quality of effort real success demands? Do you give your dreams and goals your best effort, every single day? Or, are you more in the habit of talking about success, while your constructive actions are insufficient and inconsistent? Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave who became an Abolitionist, famed orator, […]

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Are your current business goals big, more challenging than ever? Do they feel unrealistic, impractical, unattainable? What if the goal is not the issue, but you are…you and your limiting beliefs? I call them LIES – the Labels, Illusions, Excuses and Stories…self-talk that stops you from thinking creatively and keeps you stuck in fear-based, unproductive […]

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Did you know that many of the limitations in your life are self-imposed? I call them LIES. LIES are false ideas that limit freedom. And, L-I-E-S is an acronym for the Labels, Illusions, Excuses and Stories we allow to define our lives, professionally and personally. You know you’ve bumped into LIES in your life when: […]

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Americans are less happy today than we were a decade ago. Tom Bemis of Market Watch, says we’re way less than cheerful for five reasons: Eating and not exercising, we suffer from poor health. Most have experienced a major stressful event in the last 2 years. Comparing our lifestyle to the rich and famous, as […]

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Change is a challenging process. 1. You can’t stop it – it’s inevitable. 2. When change is afoot, the status quo is no longer relevant – it just doesn’t work. 3. New ways of thinking, feeling and behaving are required. Here are a several tips to help you navigate and lead others through the process. […]

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  Change is a challenging process.  1.  You can’t stop it – it’s inevitable. 2.  When change is afoot, the status quo is no longer relevant – it just doesn’t work.  3. New ways of thinking, feeling and behaving are required. Here are a several tips to help you navigate and lead others through the […]

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