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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


What’s Your Reason for Being?

“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie By now most of you have probably seem Simon Sinek’s talk about Why. It’s [...]


Maybe the Problem is You

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” – Theodore Roosevelt There is no end to the list of things that business owners [...]


The Most Important Quality of a Leader

“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 [...]


It’s Your Choice

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs I’m very fortunate in my career to be able to spend time with a lot of really successful people. It’s fun to be [...]