#1 Secret To Being Appreciative for the Holidays!

“Now, you are going to run every inch of this campus until you drop,” were the jolting, 5:30 a.m. words of my college football, Coach Jim Wacker, to our football team. Our team had been dominated by the University of …

The Answer Has Been Before You The Entire Time!

“People at the periphery of organizations are usually the most creative and often least consulted.” Warren Bennis, Leadership Expert Do you want to know… How to get more satisfied customers? How to expand into new markets? How to increase the …

#1 Secret to Engaging Others!

Do you want to engage more customers? Do you want to engage and make better connections with your colleagues and/or employees? Do you want to engage more students? Do you want a more engaging and motivated team? In his book, A …

Triumphing over Transitions

The very topic of transitions makes me think of the physical transitions that I witnessed as I drove the U-Haul truck while moving our things from my former home in Minnesota to North Carolina. The journey began with driving past …

“Freedom From”or “Freedom To”: What’s Your Motivation?

The Millionaire Client: “I’m very upset. My life is really going down the tubes. I’ve been a millionaire four times. “ At first glance one may ask the question, “how can you be a millionaire 4 times and have your …

Are You Staying Motivated to Live Your Dream in 2017?

Thomas Watson Sr. (no relation) was 40 years old when he took over as general manager of a little known manufacturing company that processed meat slicers, time clocks, and simple tabulators. He had a dream and a vision for a …

Do You Know What Really Motivates You?

Flea trainers train fleas by placing them in a box with a top on it. During this period of training, the fleas will jump up and hit the top of the lid over and over again. As the fleas continue to …

Has Your Passion Been Reawakened for 2017?

Have you ever noticed what happens to plants and flowers in the spring? With each spring storm comes torrential downpours of rain beating on the heads of these plants and flowers. By the conclusion of the rain, they are usually …

Are You Planting Seeds of Greatness For YOUR Next Harvest?

While savoring the fruits– and veggies! –of hard labor during the harvest season is a perfect time for thinking about our ability to better yield the fruits of our own labors. Every Fall, coaches, entrepreneurs and educators are given a …

You’re Invited to the Next Olympic Games

You’re Invited to the Next Olympic Games – Imagine That! Welcome to America’s home for inspiration. Did you enjoy the Summer Olympics?  Like all world-class contests, the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil delivered us a new roster of heroes – …