Most pianist understand the importance of “Middle C” in orienting themselves as they begin to play. In leadership “middle C” represents compassion – both the ability and the desire to feel for and with those you are called to lead.
We are all trying to “puzzle” our way through life. As you piece together your identity, consider the people, communities, and values that impact you.
You’re on a journey… not just to discover the light shining within you, but to let it out and let it shine. That moment when you discover who you really are and why you’re really here—your ultimate, individual “why”—and then align your life so that you’re living it… it’s absolutely glorious. To you and to everybody else.
You are capable of greatness. In fact, it is already within you. You just need to discover it, and then work to bring your life into alignment so that your life’s mission and your life become one and the same. That’s when you’ll shine. That’s when you’ll experience full joy and fulfillment, when you’re actions align to your purpose. We can help.
The night I quit my job I had a decision to make: wait, or just start. I chose to just start and held a seminar the next day. People in motion tend to stay in motion and people at rest tend to stay at rest. So whatever it is you’ve been waiting to do… just start!
The funny, but insightful story about how we tend to destroy what is most precious to us. A video from an international speech competition.
These four truths about mastery and personal progress will help you find fulfillment, purpose, and direction in life, and will help you get past your failures.
Little things can give us a sense of accomplishment, which can be good in building momentum; but they can also help us justify putting off the big things that really move the needle.
There are lots of noble reasons to seek change in life. According to Vince Lombardi, chiefest among them is love.
The inspiring story of Ted Williams, and why you should never judge a person by your first impression of them.
The truth is, we often let the things that matter the most to us die, not because of anything we do, but because we don’t do this one thing that is critical to all life.
Change is difficult, but by understanding the biology behind it, we uncover 10 powerful steps that can increase our chance of success, and even make it easier.
Anxiously engaged Engagement. It’s a measure of how emotional you are about something, how much you care, how involved you are, and how active you are in the pursuit of achieving it. Being engaged is crucial to being productive. An employee who is engaged will work far harder and achieve far more than one who […]
Change blindness and the all-of-a-sudden syndrome As human beings, we tend to fall victim to the “all of a sudden” syndrome. All of a sudden, I’m out of shape.All of a sudden, my finances are a wreck.All of a sudden, my product is late.All of a sudden, a relationship is broken.All of a sudden, I’m […]
Are you failing on a regular basis? I hope you answered yes. Because if you answered no, then it means you’re not trying hard enough. You’re not trying new things. You’re not pushing yourself. You may have even become complacent. So comfortable with where you are, that you’ve established a life of stasis. Stasis is […]
When you fall, you have to get back up. You have to face your demons. You have to overcome the fear of crashing again. Crashing is part of the process, in any endeavor. What matters is that you get back up and do it again.
Petra Majdic proves perseverance pays Petra Majdic – motivation through perseverance. 2010 Olympic Games – Petra Majdic shows her mettle. Image from topnews.in Cross Country Sprint star Petra Majdic, from Slovenia, was favored to win Wednesday’s gold medal finals at the 2010 Winter Olympic games at Whistler. That is, until she suffered a terrible accident […]
Lindsey Vonn – Olympic example Lindsey Vonn – Olympic achievement through hard work. Image from CalgaryHerald.com Of the many champions at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver Canada, the story of Minnesota’s 26-year-old Lindsey Vonn is one that inspires me. Today Lindsey Vonn won the downhill gold on the 2,939-meter course at Whistler Creekside with […]
True champions are able to overcome great odds to achieve greatness because they know, at a very fundamental level, that they can do it.
I love… the turn of the new year, largely because we take the opportunity to reevaluate our lives, assess where we’ve been, and plan where we’re going. It’s a phenomenal event, pivotal, and magnificent. An important part of avoiding personal spiritual entropy.
Life is not casual. Life is engaging. Spend too much time as a bystander, and you find your life is filled with more regret, than accomplishment and opportunity… (read more)…