Back in 2003 a famous incident occurred in Major League Baseball. The baseball story is just the backdrop. The real story is about power — and how you’d use yours.…[Continue Reading]
A client of mine just earned a huge new role at his company. His progress really accelerated about five years ago when he changed his old approach.
It was the stuff no one saw him doing that got him there.…[Continue Reading]
Last Friday night, Morgan William from Mississippi State caught the basketball at mid-court with 3.9 seconds left in a tie game. Her window of opportunity opened and closed in less time than it took you to read this paragraph.
Her story is one that can inspire and instruct every one of us who wants to make our dent in the Universe.…[Continue Reading]
Cooper (aka, Coop) is a strapping 16 year-old kid who just didn’t know any better.
His ONE DREAM is to play college basketball. Okay, in full disclosure, he also seems to dream about Mexican food pretty often.
He knew the first step to his big dream was to play high school basketball. And he wanted to be ready.
He logged thousands of hours of practice and play through 8th grade. Thousands.…[Continue Reading]
You thought you were having a bad day?
What’s your worst day look like? You’re 3 months behind on your most important project with only 1 month until the deadline? You just caused a 3 car pile up and you found out you let your insurance policy lapse by 1 day?
It might even feel like you’re cursed.…[Continue Reading]
Could you boil your best life’s insights into 18 minutes? That’s what you’re expected to do in a TED talk.
Lt. Colonel Scott Mann, Green Beret (retired), is one of the most impressive human beings I’ve met. An amazing leader and teacher in combat and civilian life.
Scott just condensed some of his hard earned lessons into a TEDx talk. I think you’ll want to put them into action.…[Continue Reading]
On Sunday, Angelique Kerber won her first US Open Title and earned her first-ever #1 world tennis ranking. At 28, she’s the oldest woman to ever achieve the #1 ranking for the first time.
Ever worry your ship already sailed without you?
Kerber’s path to the top reminds us that there is always another ship to catch. That is, if you keep playing.
She shows us that late bloomers aren’t just slow or lucky. They’ve been preparing for years, readying for their opportunities.…[Continue Reading]
Last week, Gwen Jorgensen won her first Olympic Gold medal in the women’s triathlon. In 2009, she was a 23-year old tax accountant for a Big 6 accounting firm. Her Olympic journey began with an unexpected phone call at work.
It’s a story of hope for anyone with a dream.
As the story goes, the US Olympic committee was frustrated the US hadn’t had more success in the triathlon and went searching for candidates to recruit into their program.
The ideal candidates were runners and swimmers. Jorgensen had been a swimmer and runner at the University of Wisconsin, so her profile was a perfect match.
The Olympics was not in her career plan.…[Continue Reading]
For 10, 15, and 20 years, elite athletes have been preparing to win Gold in Rio. But for much longer, TV network executives have been preparing in a different way to guarantee you’ll stay tuned in.
Their secret is 100% relevant if YOU want to win Gold in the areas that matter to you.
How do the TV networks keep you coming back?
It’s hidden in plain sight: Storytelling.…[Continue Reading]
The Olympic Games kick off this week. Be selfish. Watch them. You will be better for it. Do you know why?
Catch the Champion virus.
While people are talking about the Zika virus in Brazil or complaining about the pollution in the water, Olympic athletes are focused on their goal: to win a Gold medal.
Being a champion is all about overcoming obstacles. Zika, dirty water, and other problems are just the next obstacles they’ll encounter.…[Continue Reading]