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December 2017


When opportunity knocks

We often close doors because we’re afraid of the responsibilities that come with it. We fear that we will fail and everyone will know. But if you want the castle, you have to be willing to swim through the…


The New Rich

A while back I ran into Adrian Salamunovic founder of Canvas Pop and we talked about the new rich. The old rich was about working hard your whole life to live for weekends, vacations and retirement. It was about…


Proximity & Certainty

A dog trainer was telling me that proximity and certainty are the most important components to training a dog. Proximity is the time it takes for a dog to receive a reward after you’ve asked them to do something.…


2 Restaurants, 1 Big Mistake

There’s 2 restaurants I visit often. The first restaurant is packed with people. You get in the door, you order and in a few minutes you get your food and try to find a table. Their efficiency is impressive.…


Workers Should Have Ownership

When Howard Shultz was growing Starbucks he came to the realization that in order to grow his company into the giant it is today, he had to get everyone in the company in alignment. He needed every barista serving…


5 Things to Quit Right Now

1. Trying to please everyone In trying to please everyone we often please no one – including ourselves. To be truly positive in the eyes of some, you have to risk appearing negative in the eyes of others. 2.…


Growing Your Team

Telling someone what to do doesn’t change them. What changes someone is getting them to see the world in a new light – from a new perspective. Over the years I’ve mentored countless coaches, managers and entrepreneurs. My aim…


Teaching my Daughter to be a Leader

Courage is one of the most important qualities of a leader. You can’t tell the truth without it. You can’t love. You can’t express yourself. You can’t trust and you can’t question. Courage comes first and then everything follows.…


Art as Therapy

I was walking through the gallery with a friend. She wasn’t feeling to well that day and she wasn’t sure why. We turned to a painting and I asked her what she thought about it and she described the…


The Best Coaches Know

It’s hard to be a teacher, adviser or a coach because the best ones have to live by what they teach. They can’t just tell people “do as I say but not as I do”. As a coach you…


The Elbows Are Always Bent

A lady was handing out flyers. I noticed that everyone receiving the flyer had their elbows bent. No one had their elbows locked excited to receive the flyer even though it was a free event. Everyone is suspicious. They’ve…


The 9 Question Business Plan

I was 21 when I created my first business plan. It was long and completely inaccurate. Here are the real questions you need answers to: Who is my customer? What are they buying from me? How do I reach…