Personal Philosophy of Life

Personal Philosophy of Life

What is a Personal Philosophy? It can be guiding principles or a guiding statement that informs what you think, say, and do.   It is not your Purpose Statement.    My Purpose Statement: To encourage and empower others to live, lead, and finish well.  ...
How to Become a More Disciplined Person

How to Become a More Disciplined Person

Did you know most people believe they lack self-discipline? Here are the reasons why: Procrastination Lack of Purpose No Goals Negative mindset Fear of failure Ways to become a disciplined person: 1.  Consistent Micro-Disciplines (study, sleep, exercise, goals,...
Who Should I Hire?

Who Should I Hire?

In the book “The Ideal Team Player,” leadership expert Patrick Lencioni says you should hire people who are humble, hungry, and smart. Let’s break that down:   Humble – being of little ego. An example is someone who focuses more on their teammates than themselves....
Entering The Shark Tank

Entering The Shark Tank

One of my favorite television shows is Shark Tank. In the world you live, what would be some examples of “Shark Tanks?” For me, a few examples include meeting with my banker, my book publisher, a potential client, an event planner, or one of my boards.   Nine...
Four Nails in an Organization’s Coffin

Four Nails in an Organization’s Coffin

Let’s face it, most organizations do not survive long term.  In fact, 96% don’t make it to 10 years. Rather than stating the obvious reasons organizations do not make it, such as profits or products, there are dangers you should look for.     Four Nails in the...