It's that time of the year again. The nail-biting, hand-wringing, buzzer-beating, stress-packed world of March Madness! We've seen just two rounds played, but I'm struck by the amount of pressure these "kids" endure when they step onto the court. The world is watching - the stakes are huge. While most people try to avoid stress, these kids wouldn't trade it for the … [Read more...]
9 Life Lessons Honky-Tonks Can Teach You
Life Lessons are everywhere. The task is to slow down and find them. The trick is to apply them to your situation. Let's see how the lessons I observed can be applied to you! This winter I'm working from Nashville. As expected - this town is amazing! What I didn't expect was the amount of inspiration to be found on every corner and in every Honky-Tonk (and there are a lot of … [Read more...]
Have you made the mistake of putting your career on Autopilot?
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your pilot speaking. While it was a little choppy climbing out, we successfully reached our cruising altitude and anticipate a smooth flight from here. We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy the flight..." You have heard this announcement many times. Chances are - you complied with it just as often. Nothing better than having the "hard" … [Read more...]
5 Ways to Ensure You Never Become Just a “Wanna-be”
What started as a nice "catch-up" lunch, soon led to the stark realization I was just a Wanna-be! I'm writing this article to ensure it doesn't happen to you. I didn't see it coming, but before I knew it, I was just one of the multitude - a Wanna-be. Let me explain.... I consider myself a busy guy. Granted, I'm not a Mach 1-hair-on-fire guy every day, but there isn't grass … [Read more...]
Want to Dramatically Improve your Leadership Skills – Shut Up!
Do you spend the majority of your day fighting fires and directing traffic? If so, you know how hard leadership can be. I'm sure you can relate: Things must get done, efforts fall behind. You can't wait for others to 'figure it out' or 'step up to the plate' so you jump in and take action. The irony is - it works (at least it for awhile). You push others over the finish … [Read more...]