Rain, Running, Misery… and a Way to Choose Optimism!

My alarm reverberated obnoxiously, disrupting the stillness of my sleep far too early this morning. I am committed to wake up early in order to exercise, read and pray.  However, each morning when the alarm rings, it is a fight to keep these commitments.  My brain comes up with every conceivable excuse to avoid getting … Continue reading Rain, Running, Misery… and a Way to Choose Optimism!

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10 Tips for Finding a Mentor… and Why You Should Stop Listening to Almost Everyone Else!

If you feel stuck right now, you might be allowing too many voices to be contributing to your life! You might need to stop listening to just about everyone! Let me explain... There are two ways to learn how to be a rock climber.  You can hire a guide or find a mentor.  Both guides … Continue reading 10 Tips for Finding a Mentor… and Why You Should Stop Listening to Almost Everyone Else!

The Most Recommend Books from 40 Different Leaders!

It was a scary moment... the moment I realized that everything I was reading was from a similar genre.   My thinking, learning and perspectives were becoming redundant and insular.  I was no longer expanding my knowledge base, but reinforcing the current limits of my development. To remedy this, I began asking great leaders and … Continue reading The Most Recommend Books from 40 Different Leaders!

Are You a Good Conversationalist? Ask these 10 Questions to Find Out.

Everyone loves spending time with a great conversationalist.  People who naturally engage us in great conversations a fascinating.  If, like most of us, you aren't the best at cultivating conversations, check out this earlier with tips for cultivating great conversations. If you have been working on this for a bit... you might begin asking, how can … Continue reading Are You a Good Conversationalist? Ask these 10 Questions to Find Out.

If You Are a Great Listener… I Need Your Help!

Do you ever feel like you are talking, but the other person just isn't listening?  They are looking at you and nodding their head... but as soon as you finish, they interject with their perspective, story or thoughts that seem to be disconnected from what you were just talking about? Are you ever the person, patiently … Continue reading If You Are a Great Listener… I Need Your Help!