It’s Thanksgiving Month: What are you grateful for?

Last night I did my Ice Breaker speech to my local Toastmasters club. For those of you not familiar with Toastmasters, it’s a place where people who are looking to improve their speaking and leadership skills come together to learn and practice those two arts. The Ice Breaker is the first speech that anyone who’s…

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Keep your eyes on the prize – “Be Great, Powerful Beyond Measure”

You were made great!  So, don’t give up on yourself and your Grand Overall Designer (God). Keep your eyes on the prize and manifest your greatness! Hold your image of what it is you want to create.

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Do you have a plan for growth?

Are you looking to grow?  Are you looking to be, do and have more in your life?  If so, below is a sample growth plan that my mentor and friend John Maxwell shared on his blog a couple years ago that I think you’ll find valuable – especially for those of you who participate in my…

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10 Questions for Courageous Decision Making – Lessons I learned from Dr. John C. Maxwell

I have been a student of John Maxwell‘s leadership materials for a number of years now.  One of the most useful lessons I learned from him is the thought process behind making good decisions.  In this post, my goal is to share with you 10 questions that will sharpen your decision-making skills and help to…

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The Attitude Shift – BlogTalkRadio’s Interview with my friend Paul Martinelli

This is a great interview with Paul Martinelli that will add great value to your life.  Please take some time to listen and reap the gems. Paul is a great and insightful teacher and trainer. I’m delighted to be associated with him as a founding member of the John Maxwell Team of Coaches, Trainers and Speakers. [gigya…

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Freedom. It’s not what you think – wisdom from Scott Dinsmore

For all the talk of “freedom” and “independence” going on this week, many are still not free.  The reason…?  There is a lack of willingness to dream and make some sacrifice to relentlessly pursue that dream.  Think of all the courage, sacrifice and willingness it took the fathers of this nation (USA) to fight until they achieved their…

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4 Reasons You Should Strive to Be the Best at What You Do

Average Reading Time: 2.5 minutes Connect with me on twitter, facebook and linkedin My friend and mentor John Maxwell usually says that people don’t pay for average.  His statement carries a lot more weight today than it did years ago.  The main reason is that people have a lot more choices today than any other time in history.  New…

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30 days to live – Taking actions on things that matter, Part 3

Average Reading Time: 3.8 minutes Leave a legacy! This is the last article in the series “30 days to live”. Over the past two weeks we’ve explored the different areas of your life that you might want to focus on if you only had 30 days to live. In Part 1 and Part 2, I…

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30 days to live – Taking actions on things that matter, Part 2

Average Reading Time: 2.7 minutes Focus on Relationship: Making things right In part one of the series we explored some of the things that one might consider and action steps to take given only 30 days to live. We posed the question: How would your life be different had you only 30 days to live?…

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Things you can control

30 days to live – Focus on things that matter, Part 1

Average Reading Time: 3.7 minutes “Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi If you only had 30 days to live, would you continue doing the same things that you are doing now? How would your life be different? What would become a priority for…

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