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What If I Don’t Get the Same Shot?

We all know the story of Tom Brady. Drafted 199 in the 2000 NFL Draft, this unheralded quarterback went on to win seven Super Bowls and become the greatest of all-time. This is not about that story – it’s about one much earlier in his

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Can One Decision Change Things?

Can one small choice change your life? Joyce is my girl. She’s been cutting my hair for the past two years. Over that time, we’ve talked travel, her kids, my dogs, life, but we’d never really talked work until yesterday. Joyce finally asked me about my

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Feelings Are Fickle

You don’t control how you feel, but you always control how you respond to how you feel. Feelings can be fickle so it’s important to understand what they are. We can feel them, but learn to not always obey them. If you’re feeling motivated, great!

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This is Heavier than Failure

The older we get, the more we regret the actions we don’t take. When we’re kids, we regret the things that we do. Like sticking our finger in a light socket or eating something that we’re allergic to.  However, as we get older, it’s actually

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Stop Stopping Yourself

Every one of us has gotten in our own way. The biggest challenge to our own success is often that person in the mirror. We have all made decisions that screwed up our chances of success. It could be because we were scared of the

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Don’t Practice Just to Practice

Recently, I was talking to one of my coaching clients about a sport he’s been playing and how he’s been struggling to hit the ball. As we began dissecting the problem, I realized one of his biggest challenges was thinking too much. Thinking about everything

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Greatness Is a Daily Choice

Excellence isn’t a destination. There are milestones we can reach that symbolize greatness, but greatness in itself is a daily choice. You don’t arrive at greatness. You don’t just show up at excellence because it’s a process of constantly becoming. Every single day, we have

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Start Playing Life From the Flag

I was reading a book recently about how Tiger Woods played golf differently than others. It wasn’t how he swung the club or that he wore red on Sundays. It was that he planned his shots from the flag and worked backward. He had the

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Strengths & Growth Opportunities

Have you ever struggled with the idea that you don’t belong? That you don’t fit in or that everybody else is better than you? If you have, don’t worry. Imposter syndrome is real and a lot of high achievers feel it. Recently, one of my

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December 31st will be here before you know it. Are you waiting on that date? Are you hoping that you’ll go after your goal at the end of the year? Or are you doing the work today to get after it? Even if it’s a

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Where to Find Less Competition

The level of your competition decreases as the size of your goal increases. The problem most people have is that they set average, easily attainable goals. They end up with more people around them who are also going after average. The higher up you go,

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What About Your Next One?

As we come to the end of the year, it’s easy to think about the previous 10 months, but it’s more important to focus on what you’re going to do about this one. It’s easy to let last month dictate this month, last week affect

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Success Isn’t An Accident

Most people think that success is accidental or it’s about lucky breaks. And sometimes it is. But, success throughout life is not an accident. It’s an intentional choice you make every single day.  A lot of us tend to go through life making unintentional choices. We

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“It must be nice to always be motivated and always feel energetic!” Have you ever heard that from the haters or critics, your friends or family? I have and I’m betting you have too. People see you training consistently, working on your goals, and doing

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Feasts Kill Beasts

I have a question for you. When is a lion, the king of the jungle, most vulnerable? The answer is: after they eat. Lions are pretty interesting creatures. They hunt, then eat, and then they’ll fall asleep. After they feast, they go lay down and

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If you want your habits to stick, you’ve got to make them easier. Too often, we make things too complicated. We think we have to jump through a certain amount of hoops when we don’t. Are you wondering why your new habit or process you’re

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Never Quit In The Valley

I was talking with my business coach recently, and she could hear the fatigue in my voice.  I’ve got a full plate right now because I’m juggling a lot of new responsibilities and extra travel. Even though I’m sleeping and eating well and still training,

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What’s Getting a Better Workout?

Are you working out your thumbs or working out your thoughts?  I heard this phrase recently, and I loved it concerning leadership. It’s so easy for us to work out our thumbs daily. Who are we texting? What social media are we scrolling through? What

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