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 […]

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 […]

Venice: From Pain to Possibility to Prosperity…

Where is there PAIN in your life Right Now? Most people will do almost anything to avoid it. How many times have you swept those deep feelings back under the rug. However, Pain can lead to Possibility which can lead to Prosperity. Venice, once the wealthiest city in the world is a testament to that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Use Adversity As a Stepping Stone: The Parable of the Wise Old Mule

Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records. William A. Ward We all have challenges that crop up, we all hit roadblocks or situations that seem overwhelming or even hopeless.  And in each instance, we have a choice. We can give in to the fear, the frustration, the sense of hopelessness or we […]

Trouble Staying Focused on Your End Goal?

It’s easy to loose focus on your end goal when all you see is obstacles in front of you. When we lived in Arizona, one of my neighbors was a firefighter for the City of Tempe. One day, we started reminiscing about our respective training experiences; my Marshal Service days, his firefighter training. One of […]

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 […]

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, […]

How to save a Drowning Rat!

Would you be interested in knowing “HOW” to save a drowning rat? There has not been much positive news for the past couple of years. The media seems intent on presenting everything noteworthy that is the opposite of empowering or positive.  …unemployment, foreclosures, budget cuts; it’s all around us.  Even putting the media aside, when […]