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I have had a rock on my desk with the word freedom on it for the last 20+ years. When I first bought the rock, I taped it on my desk phone (think landline) on the handheld receiver. I was an outside salesperson working a full-commission sales job. I chose a full-commissioned sales job so I could […]

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September 20, 2022

Choose Your Hard

Here is a quote I recently read in one of my many social media strings… that still has me thinking about it: Marriage is hard.  Divorce is hard. Choose your hard. Obesity is hard. Being fit is hard. Choose your hard. Being in debt is hard. Being financially disciplined is hard. Choose your hard. Life […]

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In the third grade, my Dad pretty much created and predicted my future. It was during a conversation about career day. Me: “I have to decide by tomorrow what I want to be when I grow up.” (isn’t it silly that we did/do that to young children?) Dad: “Well, whatever you decide, you’ll have to go to […]

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Imagine for a moment that you were willing to be completely accountable for everything that happens to you. That you buy into the idea that you are not a victim in any way…but instead…a co-creator. Said differently, you embrace the concept that you actually have the ability to influence the abundance that is possible in your […]

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I recently had the incredible experience of emceeing an event for 400 women (and three very evolved men) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The predominant feedback following the meeting was that people left the convention center feeling inspired to think bigger. Standing on stage, I could feel the energy of the audience change, as they listened to speaker […]

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I have a super cool job. I get to travel the world and meet amazing people. At a recent leadership training for Signature Leaders, I met Janet VanWormer. We were having a discussion about women in leadership. We were talking about self-limiting beliefs and ways women sabotage their credibility. In the middle of the discussion, Janet offered the […]

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You’ve no doubt seen many articles about the incident that happened at a Philadelphia Starbucks leading the company to shut down all of its stores for four hours one day to hold a racial bias training for all of their employees. It’s unfortunate it took such an incident for such a training to happen, but I commend […]

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Energy is your most crucial asset. What makes it especially important for leaders is that it dictates how you can deploy your other leadership assets. Your intellect, your attention, your sensitivity, your ability to listen and understand, your patience… these are all subject to your energy level. It could be said that personal energy is […]

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High-performance organizations and teams depend on accountability. It’s the fuel that great teams run on, and a lack of true accountability is almost always the reason why some organizations underperform. Here’s a definition of accountability we can probably all agree on: Accountability = The obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, […]

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My business partner, Wally Schmader, introduced the “One Question” to me about 10 years ago. We were trying to figure out how to get people to be more strategic about their business plans for the coming year. Every year we would do an elaborate goal-setting meeting, only to have people leave with the same big […]

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