Focus in 3-Steps: Executive Coaching John Wooden Style

In a previous post I talked about the acronym F.O.C.U.S.S. and how a person can create greater levels of purpose, self-confidence, and direction. Today, I’m going to approach the concept of “focus” from the perspective of one of the greatest coaches in basketball history, John Wooden. “In 1948, I began coaching basketball at UCLA. Each […]

One Minute Business Coaching Solution

Here is the One Minute Business Solution: 1. Take out a pen and paper 2. Write, RIGHT NOW, as FAST AS YOU CAN, the answer to this question: “What do you believe about your business?”   WRITE—RIGHT NOW!!!!!! At least one page…if you are reading this…STOP AND DO IT! WHEW…now that you are back…I have a […]

How to manage time…1 Simple Solution

Over the weekend a friend asked how business was going and I heard myself say, “I need the world to stop for 4 months so I can get everything done I want to…and then have it re-engage.” I got to thinking about what I said later that evening and I realized if that was truly […]

10 Top Tips to Stay Focused this week…

Ever seem a little scattered? Do your business goals seem elusive and just out of reach? Are you frustrated at the end of the day because you never completed what you needed to? Are you so scattered that you don’t even have time to read this post? If so, then here are the Top Ten […]

Perseverance…the Key to Success!

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ― Calvin Coolidge Let’s talk for a […]

You have problems, compared to what…?

Are you having a bad day? I thought I was one day last week. I was going to be late for an appointment and I was really frustrated since being late is one of my pet peeves. My frustration level grew as I turned off the highway and my forward progress came to a screeching […]

Your Beliefs Hold the Key to Your Results and Your Success

Have you ever been wrong? Our beliefs –whether rooted in the truth or not– are directly connected to the results we get and the personal and professional success we experience. In our subdivision, there is a very large fountain that welcomes visitors and residents into the neighborhood. My son Nicolas and I were out running the other […]

Life Coaching Tip: Stay Ignorant!!!

Sometimes, Ignorance is Bliss… I heard a really interesting story the other day that you may find some value in when it comes to your personal development, attaining goals, and living life. There was a man once who really wanted something in life. Driving down a country lane to get there, he accidentally took his […]

Are Ants invading your personal space???

Our thoughts are just like ANTS. Those Automatic Negative ThoughtS (A.N.T.S.) are constantly on the move looking for something sweet to feed on. A person’s brain is always thinking and creating new thoughts and beliefs, even while we sleep.   Learning to direct our thoughts to those healthy food sources will lead to a more […]

Take Control of Your Life

My daughter was telling me that other day that it seemed an eternity going from 6 to 7 years old. For me on the other hand, the older I get the faster time flies by. As things move faster and faster in life, finding a balance between work, health, finances and career becomes harder and […]

Do You Need to Stretch?

The Boring Life of an Office Supply  If you are like me, you may be scared to open the desk drawer that holds all of your office supplies. All of those jumbled up rubber bands, paperclips, staples, thumb tacks, and the pad of sticky notes that has become torn apart and has desk lint stuck […]

Are You Taking The Path of Least Resistance?

The Downward Rush of the Stream… Some things in life are inevitable. Every year the seasons rotate through Winter, Summer, Spring, and Fall. Nature is full of examples of the inevitable. Water always tends to flow downstream, taking the path of least resistance until it reaches the sea. It is easy to forget that every thought […]

Challenge your limiting beliefs!

If a tree falls in the woods… You have heard the question “If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?”. Well, I have another question for you: “If you have a limiting belief but refuse to think about it, do you still […]

Set Bigger Goals This Year!!!

January is a time when memberships to local gyms skyrocket, New Year’s Resolutions are made, and peoples’ attention shifts to what they want to achieve in the next year. Most people get excited about setting goals but few maintain that excitement through February and March. I have a favorite saying: “When you set a goal, […]

What are you Willing to Give Up?

Follow @JamesMMurphy What are you willing to give up? Have you ever had a nightmare that seemed real? During Nicolas’ youth sports we saw many nightmares come true when it came to watching fathers coach their sons’ team. Whether it was the other parents in the stands complaining of favoritism and unfair playing time, the […]