Month: July 2017

Why Goals Aren’t Enough

Goal setting is a powerful tool for achievement, but it isn’t the ultimate solution. Some situations are perfectly suited for goal setting. Typically, these are times when there is a clearly defined vision of success, and when the path towards achieving that vision is relatively straightforward. For example, academic goals for high school students make …

Why Willpower Can’t Even Get Me out of Bed

Discipline is at the heart of excellence. Whether it’s athletics, academics, business, medicine, law, etc. – world class performers across the board have the discipline to put in the work when times get tough. They focus on what matters most rather than what they want at any given moment. As Lou Holtz puts it: “Without …

Go First

A few weeks ago, a straggly group of individuals walked into a gas station while I was pumping gas. They seemed to be a family walking from their nearby home, but I’m not really sure. All I know is that they looked like they had had a long day. As they were walking by, I …

Guest Post – Should We Waste More Time?

Check out my latest guest post on High School Sports Stuff! https://highschoolsportsstuff.areavoices.com/2017/07/14/guest-post-should-we-waste-more-time/  

Don’t Believe in Yourself

Some of the worst advice I hear is from life coaches telling us that we have to believe in ourselves before we can be successful. But what if I can’t do it? What if I haven’t developed the skills necessary to take care of the job? If I’ve never been in a situation like what …

Maybe It’s Not the Right Time

Over the past few years, mindfulness has picked up some serious momentum. It’s by no means a new practice, but suddenly it’s cool for investors, athletes, and executives to openly talk about their dedicated mindfulness and meditation practices. So I found it refreshing to hear a different message recently. On an episode of Chase Jarvis …