Ideas, stories, and reflections.

How to Handle Doubt...

Uncategorized May 24, 2020

"You can't do that.  You'll fail, people will make fun of you, you are not ready."

We've all heard a voice like this in our head at one point or another.  Some take this voice as an opportunity to push and prove it wrong.  They get into action, striving, working, struggling forward so they can determine how strong they are.

Others heed it mightly and play small their whole life.  They let the voice guide them into settling for ok relationships, the comfortable career, the less difficult path that doesn't push them, the life that "just happened" to them.  They settle for a quality of life that matches their confidence.

Some of the most exciting and authentic times in my life happened when I felt doubtful I could succeed, or when the future was uncertain. 

Each time when I created the confidence to move ahead, my life changed in a significant and positive way.  I left a stable corporate gig to start my own business, learning a ton about myself along...

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Commit to your future

Uncategorized May 17, 2020

This week's blog it about thinking and dreaming BIG!  It's about finding your passion, deepening your relationships, and moving more from your heart.

It's about commitment.  Because commitment with bold action is passion.  Commitment to relationships is connection. Commitment to action is caring.

In my coaching work, part of the magic is to get these three ideas aligned with the future lives people build.  You can't start that business without bold action.  You can't have the strong family you want without loving your family through thick and thin.  You can't care about anything if you don't show up to support, cheer on, and encourage without consistency. 

This week's video is taken from my daily live "morning show".  It's one of the things I've committed to in order to start my day in my performance and inspire others along the way.

Give it a listen for four ideas on how to commit more to your future.


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Ramblings on attitude

Uncategorized May 03, 2020

This week we've been talking about attitude, and how it shapes our performance because attitude impacts our relationships.  The beliefs and actions you have out in the world shape how well you can lead, get things done, recover from setbacks, and reach higher levels of success.

More than ever, we need to be aware of how we show up.  Are we defiantly trying to prove we are right, defending our narrow view of the world, or are we trying to understand different perspectives?    Are we operating out of scarcity and trying to protect ourselves, or do we feel abundance in our resources and ability to care?

Check out this week's video to find out more.




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Find Purpose and Meaning to Keep it Cool In Lockdown

Uncategorized Apr 25, 2020

Four ideas to help you find meaning and purpose at home while quarantined, so you can keep cool and relaxed.  

Because the longer we need to stay and work from home, the more it becomes a game of stress management.

Sometimes the best way to manage stress is to know why it's worth the struggle.  When we connect with our purpose, create meaning, or push for our mission we don't notice the small things that get to us or distract us.  

This video is from the live show on Friday that sums up the theme of the week, finding meaning and purpose.  On it, we were talking about distractions and 90-day fiancé was one of the shows our community highlighted as eating time.


Watch the video to see the four things to keep in mind when creating purpose or meaning.




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Four Ways to Reduce Stress This Week

Uncategorized Apr 19, 2020

Hey everyone.  This week we are kicking off the new blog format!  Let me know in the comments below what you think.

The topic is stress reduction this week because we are all going a little stir crazy, stuck at home.  

The four things we cover in the video are:

  1. Manage Your Health.
  2. Help others to find meaning and build community.
  3. Hold space to reflect and find your calm.
  4. Hope and optimism, we will get through this together.

We all could use a little more positivity, and helping each other (at a distance) is the best way to go.

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Introducing Start Your Week with a Coach

Uncategorized Apr 18, 2020


You may notice there's a new format for the blog.  I'm calling it Start Your Week With A Coach, where we help you start your week in high performance.

If you run a business, professional practice, or knowledge-based work, then this is the blog to help you increase your success without burning out.

Have you ever struggle with feeling productive, even though you've DONE everything on your to-do list?

How about being successful without feeling successful?  

Does your work-life rock, but your home-life sucks?

Are you too busy to take care of your health and mind?

I've been there.  My career started in technology at Wal-Mart, and I felt like no matter how much I got done, nothing ever progressed.  I was stressed out, fatigued, and overwhelmed by the amount of never-ending work.  Long gone were the days of being intensely busy then time to recover (like in college).  We would work long hours, be on call during the evening, and always seem behind the...

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Crisis Reveals Character

Uncategorized Apr 13, 2020

As a high performance coach, I am concerned about how my clients are handling their performance in this time of crisis.

Things changed seemingly quickly.  The health-system crisis.  The economic crisis. Our leadership crisis.  The education crisis.  

Under normal circumstances, life can be stressful.  We have entered a world where our perceived risk and change has drastically increased.  Anyone else feeling the same way?

It sucks.  No way to sugar coat it.  Here's the thing.

Crisis reveals character.

I don't remember where I first heard or started using this phrase, yet it's true.  We are all now being tested.  

How are you showing up?  

Are you building masks for hospitals?  Are you complaining about being stuck at home with your family?   Are you fostering blame on "other" groups, so you feel better?  Are you working to help the vulnerable in your community get groceries?  Are you the calm within the...

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A quick guide to WFH

Uncategorized Mar 30, 2020

As I write and record this blog, we've been in two weeks of shelter-at-home here in California.  It hasn't been too different for me since I run my business from home anyways.  

The big thing that's different (other than all the anxiety from the news) is that my wife is home all the time, and my usual home-office escapes are off-limits.

I'm thankful my family is safe, and that my time in tech helped me hone my work from home expertise.  I hope your family, friends, and people are all well too.

With that, there are some unique opportunities and struggles when you "work" from home.  I use work in quotes because with the current lockdown, "work" could be managing all the folks at home so that people don't get on each other's nerves too bad.  

If you are new to working from home or been doing it for a while, there are six main things to consider to level up your productivity.

  1. Plan/schedule your day - When you are home 24/7, creating a schedule for yourself,...
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Quick check in

Uncategorized Mar 22, 2020

This week is just a 'hey, hello, how are you' kind of check-in.

So many people are experiencing uncertainty in this chaotic time, and uncertainty comes with anxiety, fear, and panic.  These feelings cause short-term thinking and poor choices.  

There will be a time when we look back at where we are now.  There will probably be tons of things we wish hadn't or had happened.  We can only do what is in our control, so how do you want to show up now for your family, friends, team, and community?  

That's what this short 8 min video is talking about.

If anything, please be healthy.  Be well.  Help each other out.

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Making the best of an uncertain situation.

Uncategorized Mar 15, 2020

Everybody is talking about it.  Everybody is impacted by it in some way.  Like many, I'm wondering what life is going to be like in the next few weeks.  

Also, like many, I've been trying to imagine how to respond as the world closes up.  It's a balance between freaking the eff out and doing what we can to take care of ourselves and one another.

So how can we have an appropriate fear and also lead those around us in times of uncertainty?  How can we accept the realities of the situation and keep moving forward?  That is what this week's blog tries to accomplish.  I hope it gets you thinking about what we can do and out of the news for just a short time.


And if you are working from home, I'll be sharing how I start the workday at 8 am PST on my Facebook and Instagram pages, so we all can take a break from the news, and make the best out of working from home.


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