Month: May 2017

  • Why I can’t quit, a glimpse in to how I stay motivated.

    Why I can’t quit, a glimpse in to how I stay motivated.

    I’m not sure if this is you or not. But I know for me, it is a constant day-to-day struggle.  I believe it is the human condition.  I don’t think I am wired any differently than anyone else.  I think we are all similar more than we are unlike. When faced with difficulties, challenges, pushback, […]

  • 3 Reasons you missed the opportunity that knocked on your door.

    3 Reasons you missed the opportunity that knocked on your door.

    I am sure we have all heard the old saying when “Opportunity knocks you have to answer the door.”  A little old school saying.  It is so old school that the chances are, you don’t even hear the message that lies within this little saying. I know a lot of people who are walking around […]

  • How do you motivate people?  My response is always the same.

    How do you motivate people? My response is always the same.

    I meet with a lot of people in my business.  As a trainer and expert in the area of leadership, training, and motivating. I get asked quite often how do I get people motivated to want to work hard?  The people who ask me this are typically in a leadership position and have a team […]

  • The real Freedom that you should be seeking

    The real Freedom that you should be seeking

    The word freedom is a term that is used a lot in the United States.  We say we want our freedom to say what we want.  We want our freedom to be able to do what we want.  We want our freedom of speech, of religious beliefs, sexual beliefs, etc.  We want to go to […]

  • 5 Ways to build Trust, Credibility, and Respect for yourself

    5 Ways to build Trust, Credibility, and Respect for yourself

    Tomorrow I will be doing a presentation to a group of Young Professionals.  I will be speaking around the topic of Leadership; How to build Trust, Credibility and Respect. Obviously an interesting topic for this group of people.  Most of the folks that will be in attendance fall into a few different categories in the […]

  • No matter what…

    No matter what…

    One of my mentors eloquently stated that most people are not very creative because they haven’t committed to whatever it is they are trying to accomplish.  They say that commitment precedes creativity.  Most people aren’t creative because they aren’t committed.  Once you make a commitment to whatever it is you are trying to accomplish, you […]

  • The missing link between training programs and performance change

    The missing link between training programs and performance change

      I recently conducted a training session for the Association for Talent Development.  I discussed the missing link and followed up that training session with the article below.    Training is supposed to change performance by changing behaviors.  So often this is just not the case. In this program, we discussed the missing link between training programs […]

  • Three reasons why you will never fulfill your true potential

    Three reasons why you will never fulfill your true potential

    This weekend I ran my sixth half marathon.  I personally believe that there are very few things or activities, outside of running, that stretch you and challenge you the way running does.  When I got in to running several years ago, I did it just to lose some weight.  I didn’t know that it would […]