How to Crush Your Day

How to Crush Your Day

John Wooden was arguably the greatest coach in sports history.  His teams won an NCAA record, seven national basketball championships in a row, and ten national championships in a twelve-year period.  When people asked him how he was so successful, he often said it...
Pressure is a Privilege: The Science of being Clutch

Pressure is a Privilege: The Science of being Clutch

We all know what it feels like—that churning you get in your stomach before an important performance. You may have felt it before a sports competition, in a new role at work, or during a high stakes test.  The truth is, we all have nerves and feel stress when we’re...
The Easily Avoidable Mistake that Could Cause Your Break-Up

The Easily Avoidable Mistake that Could Cause Your Break-Up

My phone rang just after midnight. It was my buddy, Chris. “I screwed up dude—I think it’s over.” Groggy, and a little bugged that I he was calling me so late, I tried to collect my thoughts. I spent an hour earlier that evening telling Chris that he should give his...
Positive Stress: Courage and Connection

Positive Stress: Courage and Connection

“Just like me, this person knows what suffering feels like… Just like me this person wants to be of use in the world, but also knows what it’s like to fail. You don’t need to ask them if you are right. If they are human, you are right. All you need to do is...
Habits: Use less Will Power and Rock your Life

Habits: Use less Will Power and Rock your Life

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” ~ John C. Maxwell   When Fall rolls around, much like New Year, I find myself doing a mini “reboot” of sorts. For me, as kids head back to school and all the tomfoolery of summer...
How Lowering your Expectations Can Help You

How Lowering your Expectations Can Help You

“Perfect is the enemy of Good”  ~Voltaire I remember the first time I led the launch of a major website back in the 1990s. Launching this site was a vast job and I really wanted everything to be PERFECT. We spent months planning, designing for every contingency while...

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