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Control What You Control

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.  You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president.  You realize that you control your [...]

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Deal With It Today

“I’ve suffered a great many catastrophes in life.  Most of them never happened.” – Mark Twain A few weeks ago in this space (here, actually) we talked about the idea of resilience.  In our [...]

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It’s On Us

“Commit to taking total responsibility for everything that happens to you.  This one change in thinking has the power to launch you to the world-class level faster than any other single idea.” – [...]

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Be Ready for the Next Step

“If you can stand in space for just a little while, a new door will open, or you’ll be able to see in the dark after a while.  You’ll adjust.” – Jane Campion If you’re currently leading an [...]

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What Do You Really Believe?

“A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.  Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.” – Sydney Smith [...]

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What Are You?

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle I don’t think I’ve ever been in a meeting where I heard somebody say, “You know, what I’d really [...]

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Belief = Behavior

“If you start to think the problem is ‘out there’, stop yourself.  That thought is the problem.” – Stephen Covey I spend the vast majority of my time helping people make change, whether it be in [...]

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You’re Driving the Car

“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” – J.K. Rowling I’ve had the opportunity recently to visit with a number of leaders who are nearing the end [...]

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The Only Thing We Have to Fear…

“Don’t try to be fearless…Just try to prevent fear from making your decisions for you.” – Chris Guillebeau We mention beliefs a lot in this space (like here, here, and here, for example) because [...]

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Same Thing as Before

“Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The thoughts in my head today aren’t new. If you like you could go back and read this, and this, and this and [...]