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WOW Mental Toughness (1 of 2)

According to Peter Clough, a leading researcher on mental toughness, mentally tough individuals tend to be sociable, competitive in many situations, and have lower anxiety levels than others.

With a high sense of self-belief and an unshakeable faith that they control their own destiny, these individuals can remain relatively unaffected by competition or adversity.

Those sound like some qualities you’d probably like to be known for too, am I right? Read More

(You Don’t Have to) Be An Original

Innovation doesn’t always have to be a new, novel, big or revolutionary idea.

To me innovation is as simple as looking at any existing product, service, problem or process and determining if there is a better way.

Additionally, innovation doesn’t necessarily require some creative epiphany or even originality. It can simply be transferring existing ideas, procedures, or technologies that have already be proven useful elsewhere and applying them to your industry, company, life or to your particular situation. Read More

The Price of Innovation

Sometimes there is a heavy price to pay when dealing with innovations.

Let me share the story of how I first came to learn the price of innovation…

It was a Friday evening in the summer of 1988, and I was sitting at home waiting for my buddy Chuck to call about our plans for the night when my dad walked in after a long day of selling real estate. Read More

Ask Me Anything (Part 2)

In the inaugural Ask Me Anything blog post I reached out to you, offering to answer your questions on how I could provide further mentoring toward your personal development and growth.

Today, I will address three of the questions.

The first question comes from Jeanine Morton, who asked:

Q: What piece of advice can you give to business owners seeking balance? Read More

WOW Productivity

Talk to almost anyone today, and they complain about having “no time.” It is obviously a boast disguised as a complaint when you hear this.

Our most frequent response when we hear someone say how crazy-busy they are: “That’s a good problem to have” or even “Better than the opposite.” And it isn’t ER nurses, doctors or people with three different minimum wage jobs who say they are “crazy-busy.” It is people like you and me who are lamenting our own self-imposed busyness. Read More

Sell Like Steve Jobs

In last week’s post, I promised to share the top sales strategies of one of the greatest salesmen who ever lived, at least in our lifetime no doubt: Mr. Steve Jobs.

While Steve is known for his genius marketing and pulling Apple from the precipice of disaster and captaining it into the most valuable and beloved brand in the world, he was able to do all this because he was the ultimate salesman. Read More

DON’T Fake It Till You Make It

We often hear the phrase, “Fake it till you make it.”

I know the loving intent people have when saying it, but it has dangerous consequences.

It’s a common catchphrase that suggests you imitate confidence so that the confidence produces success, which will seemingly generate real confidence.

But I have found that when people fake anything, they only produce more fakeness, and that leads to disconnect, trouble, misery and ultimately failure. Read More

What Business Are You REALLY in?

Now this is stating the obvious, but starting a business is no easy task. And starting a business with little to no funding or experience can be downright daunting.

Yet entrepreneurs are out there doing it every single day. Most importantly, they are succeeding at it.

So what do they do to make it all work? Read More

Awaken Your Inner Hero (2 of 2)

Last week in part 1 of our Hero series, I shared how the greatest leader and hero that you can look up to is in you, right now.

This week I will share the action plan on how to wake up the hero within.

I think it is appropriate to start this post with a quote from the man most remembered for playing maybe the most iconic SUPER hero of all time and then went on to become an extraordinary hero in his own right, Christopher Reeve:

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

I am committed to helping you realize the hero in you: that admirable, powerful awe-inspiring person you have always wanted to become and have always been capable of becoming, but maybe didn’t know how to bridge the gap between your vision of yourself or the attributes you admire in others and where you are currently. Read More