Dream Again

Apr 20, 2018
 

Start dreaming again.

I was talking with an old friend. We were talking about dreaming and what it is that he wanted. He said, “I don’t know what I want. Isn’t that sad?”

I said, “No! That’s normal.”

He started asking about business opportunities and which direction should he go. Those...

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Measure Your Progress

Apr 13, 2018
 

Build a Bedrock for Achievement

After you get into a project or a New Year’s resolution, how are you measuring your progress?

A lot of people think that measurement might not be necessary. That the only thing that matters is crossing the finish line. Then May comes around and their resolution or project has failed.

What...

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Use the Pareto Principle for Your Best Work

Apr 06, 2018
 

The Pareto Principle

If you’ve spent any time in business, you may have heard of the 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle.

This initially discovered by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who first noticed in 1896 that 80% of Italy’s land was owned by 20% of the population. When he compared this to other...

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Quick Wins: Win

Mar 30, 2018
 

For today’s Quick Win, I wanted to talk about the meaning of the word “win.

Win comes from the old Germanic which means to subdue and take possession. That’s what I mean when I say to “Go out and Win your dreams, Today.”

It means to go out and TAKE possession of your dreams! It’s...

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Making Bold Changes to Yield Big Results

Mar 23, 2018
 

It’s been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

We’ve all been there before, right? Maybe it’s the disappointing results from dating the same kinds people all the time. Or it could be the lackluster efforts from leading your team. Or...

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How to Win Playing Tennis with a Football Bat

Mar 16, 2018
 

Have you ever taken on a new project? How about a completely new hobby?

It can seem daunting, can’t it? When you’re standing on this end looking off into the distance. There are all of these moving pieces, all this complexity.

In the Marine Corps, we called this trying to play tennis with a football bat.

Oftentimes,...

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Use Your Intellect to Direct Your Emotions

Mar 09, 2018
 

I’m always engaging in introspection to make sure that aligned with my best self, to achieve my best relationships, so that I can create my best wins in my life.

I came across this phrase and it resonated with me deeply.

I use my intellect to guide and direct my emotions.

Again: I use my intellect to guide and direct my...

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Honor Your Struggle

Feb 23, 2018
 

My friend and mentor Brendon Burchard came up with this concept called the "Confidence Competence Loop." In a nutshell, in order to do anything, especially things you don't know how to do, you need to start from a place of confidence. You go out there and do it - mistakes and all. By starting your journey, you gain experience,...

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Find Your Guide Rope

Feb 16, 2018

Blizzards in North Central Montana can be brutal. My mother grew up on a farm and ranch there. When a massive snow storm would come in they would still need to take care of their animals.

My grandpa tied a guide rope between the house and the barn. The guide rope wasn't there for before or after the storm. After all, once the...

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Life Doesn't Happen To You

Feb 09, 2018

I used to think that life happened to me. It was a series of events that I had no control over. I could only react to it.

Then my dear friend, colleague, and coach showed me a different way of looking at things.

Once, I shifted my perspective, my life changed dramatically for the better. All of sudden, all of these things that I...

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