How to Lead Your Team to a Strong Year-End Finish

  We’re at the end of the line. Less than 15 days until the clock strikes midnight and we move from one year to the next. People are wrapping presents, wrapping up projects, and planning their time off for the holidays. I’m all for that. Work between vacations, right? But we’re not there yet. We’ve still … More How to Lead Your Team to a Strong Year-End Finish

How to Set Goals That You Will Actually Achieve and Exceed

As we enter the fourth quarter, business planning and goal setting is in full effect. Which means the goals I’m seeing are ambitious (perhaps even outrageous, even by my standards). You probably never thought you’d hear me say your goal is too big. Well, it might be. But let me explain. As I talked about … More How to Set Goals That You Will Actually Achieve and Exceed

If You Don’t Have Standards Someone Else Will Control Your Life

Last week I had a 1pm flight to Chicago and was going to arrive around 2:30pm, then I would take a leisurely town car ride into Champaign, IL to teach my class, Life Without Limits, the following day. I was ready for a long massage and a super-food packed dinner before going to bed early … More If You Don’t Have Standards Someone Else Will Control Your Life

Coffee is for Closers and Other Things I Teach My Kids Everyday

Every morning when the kids get up (yup, sometimes at 3am), I get them out of bed and we read a sign by their beds,”Be Awesome,” and I have them say it aloud too. Then I’ll ask them, “Are you going to be awesome today?” It sets the tone for the day for them, and for … More Coffee is for Closers and Other Things I Teach My Kids Everyday