The Power of Inertia

Here in Tennessee it still feels like summer, but in fact, kids have been back in school for a month or even two.  When I was growing up, school didn’t start until September, and I remember the excitement of a new notebook; a pristine pencil case, unstained by lead; fresh pencils with pink erasers and, of course, new shoes.  Being first born there were no hand-me-downs for me.  Fall always …
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Remembering to Trust Yourself

Live Large – The Achiever’s Guide to What’s Next, is the title of my book that will be published by Greenleaf Book Group next spring.  (And you will have a chance to pre-order soon!) If you’ve ever written a book or even if you haven’t, it’s not the writing that’s hard, it’s the re-writing, the polishing.  Just when you think you have it, you aren’t so sure. I’ve had the …
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Are You Looking For a Reason to Stop?

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A few weeks ago I went to Vermont to work with the amazing company Mama Sezz.  Soon they will be shipping delicious, hearty, ready to eat plant–based meals to customers all over the northeast. Because I am friends with the founders and because working with groups is what I do, I was excited about facilitating a Community Meeting to gain insight about customer ideas and learn more about the remarkable …
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Could You Have Been An Olympic Athlete?

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If you are like millions of people around the world, you have at least peeked at the Olympic games in Rio this week – whether it be the astonishing Americans Katy Ledecky and Michael Phelps in swimming and gymnast Simone Biles, Usain Bolt of Jamaica on the track, or countless other athletes who missed a medal by hundredths of a second. How is it that these elite athletes reach such …
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The Simple Phrase that Leads to Stress-Free Living

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How many times have you been told that it’s a waste of time to talk about what you could have, would have or should have done?  Using these phrases keeps us focused on the past. We use them to blame ourselves, to blame others or to blame circumstances.  These words keep us in a victim mentality and that’s never a good place to be. However, I have found a great …
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