Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. —IRVING JANUS, GroupThink   Clasp your hands together as demonstrated in the diagram below:                               Now take your hands apart and clasp them back together, moving your fingers over...

The future belongs to those who believe in dreams. —ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, humanitarian and diplomat   A tiny speck appears on the horizon. It’s hard to see. It begins to move closer and closer. It looks like a shapeless blob, but as it moves closer, it starts to...

As long as you’re green, you’re growing;  as soon as you’re ripe, you start to rot. —RAY KROC, founder of McDonald’s   Learning is a never-ending cyclical process of discovery. We uncover possibilities within ourselves, transform them into reality, and discover new possibilities again. Following are the four...

As strange and odd as this may sound, your “mind,” as opposed to your “brain” is, figuratively speaking, divided into two parts. These parts are invisible, and dramatically different, yet they must work together if an individual is to live an exceptional life. The two...

  “All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.” —James Thurber, “The Shore and the Sea”   In my new web-enhanced book - with 21 coaching video clips - IMAGINE THAT! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity & Peak Performance, you...

If you focus your attention on the lack of money, that’s what will get reinforced. Where you put your mental attention is what gets nourished. Poverty comes to the person who is emotionally and intellectually prepared for it. Prosperity is attracted to the person who is...

Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen. -Pete Carroll, American football coach What’s your opinion of peak performance coaching or,...

Why brand yourself? For one primary reason.  Branding shines a light on you and your business. Branding reveals the essence of who you are and what you offer.  Your brand separates you from the crowd.   Branding is mandatory for any entrepreneur’s company to be noticed, respected,...

You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we are not. We always have the power of our minds… Claim and consciously use your power. -Louise Hay     Throughout history, events and happenings that could not be logically...

The secret is not to give up hope. It's very hard not to because if you're really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side. –George Lucas Everyone experiences emotional or physical trauma.  Perhaps due...

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people.  A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt   Are you a kind person?  Do you like to be treated with kindness?  Why should you be...

You may be whatever you resolve to be. Determine to be something in the world, and you will be something. “I cannot” never accomplished anything; “I will do” has wrought wonders. -George Gissing – English novelist and teacher     How many times have you broken your New Year’s resolutions?  What...

Recently, the Critics’ Choice Awards were televised and, the Golden Globe nominations were announced. I am fascinated because I LOVE movies.  They have been a staple part of my life since my earliest childhood.  Films have entertained, influenced, informed, educated and ignited my creativity. Full disclosure: ...

Do you think creating successful business teams is more or less important in today’s world than in the past?   The reality is that it’s a collaborative world that depends on teams of people working together across time zones and continents.  However, do managers and leaders...

Here is the best piece of advice I can give you for avoiding the chaos and stress of Black Friday.  Don’t leave home!  Choose to do all your shopping on the internet.   But, if you want to take the risk and choose to plunge headlong into...

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. - Henry Ford Brainstorm   An illumination of an idea popped into my head the other night: “Given what I know about the human mind, how I can be part of our fractured, fragmented...

In my previous blog, Duck & Cover, I provided a short history lesson as to why we worry.  Next, let’s take a look at how you can manage your thinking and mute your worry, now.   Worry without resolution is a total waste of the imagination. Worrying is...

“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry.  If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” ― Dalai Lama XIV     Do any of...