Is That Really Who I Chose To Be? reality self actualization self improvement self-awareness Dec 19, 2022

The theory of reality states that what is real isn’t what you hope for, nor is it what you perceive. What is real is what is measurable and tangible. I say this because it is important to remember that we often perceive ourselves differently than how others will perceive us. We often...

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Tips for Being You face your fears just be yourself lead yourself momentum Dec 18, 2022

Another speaker I listened to this past week talked about his struggle to overcome a stutter. When he was a kid, he suffered from severe anxiety because of the stutter. This anxiety carried over into his adulthood as well. He told about how he spent an entire year as a young adult pretending to...

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Where You Get Your Advice advice business success personal growth Dec 15, 2022

I listened to a speaker this week who was giving advice from Texas. One piece of advice I found to be really relevant was being cautious about where we get our advice. The piece of Texas wisdom was, “Never take advice from a naked man offering you his shirt.” Though it was intended to...

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The Beginner’s Mindset curiosity mindset success successful entrepreneurs Dec 11, 2022

The whole world opens up when you give up the need to be better. The mindset of the beginner is that of curiosity. The longer a person is focused in a given area, though, the more difficult it can be to preserve the beginner mindset. When I first started speaking professionally, I read everything...

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How We See Ourselves aspirations personal growth psychology Nov 27, 2022

I believe most people are good. I also believe most people want to be successful. In business, we spend a great deal of time focused on how we can make other people do the things we need them to do instead of focusing on what keeps them from being their best.

As we evaluate ourselves in life, we...

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The Motive For Work great resignation the great resignation values values based leadership Nov 02, 2022

At the end of 2021 and now through 2022, people have been leaving their jobs in droves. Baby Boomers are retiring at a record pace. Young moms are staying home due to the rising cost of daycare and shifts in perspective on work. The gig economy has grown rapidly and continues to displace...

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2 Sides of Self carl rogers humanistic psychology personal growth self concept self-awareness Nov 01, 2022

There are really two sides of self that we experience as we develop in life. As early as a few months old, we begin to discover that we are separate and unique from others. This first aspect of self-discovery is the existential self. Throughout our lives, we tend to battle with striving to be...

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Amor Fati — To Love One’s Fate amor fati choices lead yourself nietzsche philosophy Oct 31, 2022

Friedrich Nietzsche was a philosopher who is now considered one of the great thinkers of history. That wasn’t his life experience, however, as he was living it. He left academics to pursue his own writing, finding that most people of his time had little to no use for his work. He struggled...

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What’s Next? planning strive success visualize Oct 30, 2022

How often have you wondered what was next as an entrepreneur or businessperson? This question can prompt us to think about the next level for our career or business. Or, it can prompt us to wonder why bad things are happening to us. I would propose that we have all wondered exactly that, likely...

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Why Are They Leaving? employee engagement employee retention leadership development leadership skills leadership training Oct 29, 2022

In a 2022 study by Flexjobs, looking at the reasons over 2000 individuals quit their jobs, they found that toxic company culture was at the head of the list. A company’s culture is simply the collective personality and value structures of the leaders represented in the workplace. We talk...

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What Story Inspires You? speaking business storytelling success successful entrepreneurs Oct 28, 2022

Lately, I’ve been wondering what makes one person more inspiring than another. It seems that our world loves failure turned success. We glamorize the idea that people made consistently bad choices for years, hurting their family and friends, at times even destroying lives. The story of our...

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The Struggle is Real persistence problem solving resolve striving success Oct 27, 2022

One of the things I have experienced in my entrepreneurial journey is facing the same problem multiple times. At the beginning of my career, I made the assumption that I could face a problem once and it would never come back. Instead, the experience I had was facing a problem at a small scale...

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