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Essential Relationships That Will Change Your Life

One of my mentors, Dr. Scott Makin, created an amazing resource that can help you identify the types of relationships that you may need in order to be a more well-rounded person. There are various styles of relationships, which provide significant experiences that will build into your life, especially if there have been emotional scars…

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Overcoming Challenges: Divorce

“How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we’d profit from them.” – Lucille Ball Over the past few years in working with professional athletes and business professionals across the country, we have uncovered some common challenges that most people will be confronted with in life. The…

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21 Things You Need in Relationships

Everyone has needs. The problem is we rarely take the time to assess what we really need from the relationships around us. If unchecked, a person can find himself or herself deprived of vital nutrients essential for emotional and relational health. In my previous article, Why Every Leader Needs To Be Selfish, I explained why…

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9 Drivers that Fuel Performance

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” – Martha Graham Take a moment and think about the following question, Think of what keeps you showing up to work and being ALL IN? If you are fortunate, you may be one of the few people that has…

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Simple tools to help them open up

Learning to master the skill of attunement is essential for anyone who desires to be an effective leader. Attunement allows for a leader to create a deep and emotional connection with people to allow them to know you are truly present with them, and desire to help. This week I decided to share a sample…

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Managing the Emotions of Expectations

“If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed.” – Terrell Owens Can you think of a time when your expectations for a relationship or job went unfulfilled? The frustration and disappointment of not meeting an expectation can lead to a variety of emotional responses. And for some, it causes them to stop setting…

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10 Verbal Villains: What parents should never say

Have you ever attempted to open up to someone only to feel jumped on because rather than they listen to you, they jumped to try to fix the situation rather than simply listen to you? We have all done this at some point. When someone comes to us with a problem, many times we try…

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Using Emotions as a Guide

“Leaders, to a large extent, have learned from experience that emotions are something that are to be controlled and mastered, and not much more than that. Emotions are rarely seen as accelerating leadership abilities.” – Dr. John Townsend As a former football player, I could not imagine seeing my emotions in a positive light. I was…

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Why every Leader needs to be selfish

Now before you jump to conclusions about the title, make sure you understand the perspective that I teach from. I believe the best and most influential leaders are those that are focused on having a transformative relationship with others, and not a transactional relationship. I addressed this in my previous article, Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership….

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What the Super Bowl taught us about resiliency

“Defeat occurs the moment that the thought of defeat is an acceptable outcome.” Regardless of whether you rejoicing because of the victory, or in agony because of the defeat, we all can agree that Super Bowl LI will go down as one of the best games of all time! The Patriots had every reason to…

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