Negative beliefs can sabotage your future efforts, so leave those static thoughts at the door.


Self-fulfilling prophesies can be such pains. One minute, you’re trying to avoid something, the next minute you’re trying so hard to avoid said thing that you actually run straight into it! This happens to a lot of us as we pursue things we really want. Whether it’s a new title, a love interest, a nice […]

Oprah Wants You to Live Your Best Life (and I Do, Too!)

Success is a journey, not a destination. It’s the little things that really make up the big things. In reality, you are really all you have – take care of yourself.


You know why I like Oprah? Because she doesn’t sugarcoat things. She’s honest about her struggles, her weakness, regrets and downfalls. She’s also honest about her successes, displaying pride when appropriate and thanking others when it was a group effort. Her love of culture, all people and many, many causes makes her a great role […]


There’s room for fun and productivity in the summer, Clearly defined goals and ongoing assessments encourage success, Every good plan starts with a good leader


June, July and August tend to mean fun in the sun, right? That actually wasn’t a trick question – they do! However, that fun should co-exist with productivity. When that happens, our time outdoors is so much more meaningful, relaxing and stress-free. S. Chris Edmonds knows this all too well. He believes a workplace centered around purpose, […]


Three ways scrappy individuals can successfully move their intentions forward while others are bogged down in logistics, formality or unnecessary complexities.


I had the pleasure of listening to Terri Sjodin, author of “Scrappy: A Little Book About Choosing to Play Big” and a speaker at FAM’s Sales Rally in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. Sjodin’s concept is simple. Attack your goals with enthusiasm, spunk and gusto. In other words, get scrappy! No need to overcomplicate […]


No one likes to be typecast. It feels even worse if that involves your job title – and your job title is “assigned” a low worth. We all want to be heard and respected. This starts with seeing people as more than their job description.

 – Collaboration is key.  – Typecasting is small minded – and leads to even smaller progress.  – There is success in every failure. We’ve all heard the clichés about being an effective leader. Treat others the way you would want to be treated. Talk less, listen more. There are no stupid ideas. Failure is simply […]