Sometimes You Need to Press PAUSE

As I looked at my clock it was 3 am and I still had not written my blog post which was schedule to post in an hour. I had a choice to make. Push PAUSE or push through with no sleep for another night. My Drive and Determination to be consistent and do whatever it […]

See a ‘10’, Be a ‘10’

Communications is by far the greatest barrier to achieving results for both people and organizations.   Missed communications, minimal communications, and even over communication are at the center of most all performance gaps I have helped close. ‘The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion it has taken place.’ George Bernard Shaw Married couples, parents […]

HAMMER DOWN – The Final Hours

The journey to this week has been one of the steepest learning curves I have traveled on and a journey I am very familiar with. Many new challenges to learn with a new team, a new event, a new venue, a new partnership, a new program, and a new me.  I am not who I […]

3 Feet Short of the Finish Line and 3 Seconds Left

It was the last day of the fiscal year, my first year in software sales. I was $300 shy of a $800,000 goal. Oh, So close, yet it felt a million miles away. I was out of ideas. I had contacted every customer I had been working with and no victory. I felt defeated, yet […]

There is Freedom In It, Yet No One Wants It

Chris McChesney declared ‘There is Freedom in the Discipline’ as he gave a stellar presentation on the 4 Disciplines of Execution. I cheered for FREEDOM, yeah bring it on. That other word, that ‘D’ word, just tied up my thinking. DISCIPLINE! NO thank you. Where is the fun in that? DISCIPLINE seemed as far away […]

When is Too Late, Really Too Late?

In the midst of launching a brand new event to an entirely new market we found ourselves experiencing one setback after another. It was like we couldn’t even get out of the gate. ‘Were we even supposed to do this?’ one person asked. Doubt had already set in for him. For me, it was an […]

What Price Are You Willing to Pay?

I  spent an amazing 3 hours with a young woman passionate about making a difference in her family and for her passionate cause. As I looked into her eyes I could see how tired she was, how she was hanging on tight to do her absolute best. I could see a person wondering, is it […]

Leading Through FEAR

We were divided into three groups: Chicken Littles, the Middle of the pack, and the Extremes. Where do you think most people self-selected? Exactly – The Middle. What group would you have selected just by title alone, without knowing what we were doing? As we hit the course our mentor reminded us, ‘there is no […]


As I board the plane, I can hardly contain the excitement. I have been looking forward to this trip since the day I said, “Count me in”. Whether I’m heading to a special event or a long needed vacation, anticipation keeps me in a mode of consistent persistence, a super charged season of completion. Do […]

The Gift of Patience

I have to admit the day God was handing out patience, I was already off and running. I spent my entire career developing patience. Patience with people, patience with myself, patience with the process and then one day my manager told me I had too much patience and I needed to have a shorter fuse. […]