Expose Your Inner Saboteurs

We are in a series about how people change. In working with my own coach, today’s topic has helped me personally more than almost any other mechanism—exposing the inner saboteur. Furthermore, the people I have coached in the past few years have universally identified...

Become a Dream Igniter

As a leader, you need to understand how people change for 2 primary reasons: First—You must continue to grow yourself in order to lead. If others outpace you in growth, you won’t be the leader for long. You cannot separate growth and leadership. Second—You need to...

Are You Immune To Changing?

Today’s Big Idea: We all have a kind of emotional immune system that may be hidden from our awareness and preventing us from making changes we want to make in our lives. Today we will explore Harvard research that illuminates this habit we all have. In their book...

Year Behind, Year Ahead

 Today’s Big Idea—“Some people live 80 years, most people live one year 80 times.” –Zig Ziglar For the last several years, I have established a few practices that help me close out the year reflecting on what happened, what I’ve learned, and set my goals for the...

Relationships Shape Your Life

Every so often, you hear a quote that changes your whole life perspective. This one did that for me a couple years ago: Today’s Big Idea: “You are the average of the top 5 people you spend the most time with.” –Jim Rohn Stop and reflect for just a moment—Who is in...

What Stage of Change Are You In?

Today’s Big Idea—Research identifies six stages of change people pass through when trying to change their behavior. Leaders need to understand these stages in order to make changes in their own lives, and help others grow. For almost 10 years, I worked as a...

Never Despise Small Beginnings

Today’s Big Idea: “An overnight success is 15 years in the making.” –Dave Ramsey Above is a picture of the common water hyacinth—pontederia crassipes—a plant that is native to tropical and sub-tropical regions of South America. In one of the most important books I...

We Are What We Repeatedly Do

It would be ridiculous to talk about how people change without taking a deep dive into habits.  Today’s Big Idea—To a great extent, your life is the sum total of your habits. 99% of the time, people don’t change overnight. Change is almost always cumulative, it occurs...

Develop a Written Vision For Your Life

Today’s Big Idea—A written Life Plan is one of the best ways to make the changes you want in your life— and sustain them. It can function as your North Star so the storms of life don’t knock you off course. On July 16th, 1969, astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong,...

Get Off Autopilot!

Today’s Big Idea—As a leader, it is essential to understand how to change your own habits, and how to help foster change in others. Science clearly reveals that some ways work better than others. A friend and colleague of mine, an executive coach, recently asked me a...
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