How to Create Happiness

For some executives, fame and fortune are the primary drivers that measure “success.”  Yet those who have become famous and wealthy often find it unfulfilling or fleeting.

There is nothing wrong with aspiring to see your picture on the cover of Fortune magazine or making the Inc. 5000 list.  Both are truly significant accomplishments.  Yet, there is a lot more to life. It has been said, “if you don’t go within, you go without.”  Success may be best measured via ...

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The BIG Question

Have you ever asked yourself what is the true meaning of life?  Most have.  Most don’t know.

Of course, the ultimate answer is very individualistic.  We all have our own values, priorities and end goals.  Life’s true meaning is a personal choice.

The last couple of weeks have been challenging.  A lot going on.  Really busy.  Physically and emotionally draining.  It seems like there is always a “burning platform.”  Another major issue to solve.  Being an executive takes a lot of energy.

The ...

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Did You See That?

Blind spots can be a beautiful thing…provided you can see them.  An oxymoron I know.  How can you see a blind spot when…your blind?  The quick answer, by surrounding yourself with complimentary executive talent that sees what you don’t.  And most importantly, having the humility to listen to their perspectives, internalize their points of view and act on the higher conscious thinking that is created.

The most recent issue of Entrepreneur magazine shared an interesting interview with Chip Wilson, the founder ...

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Predict Your Future

The world is an amazingly complex place.  Thousands if not millions of variables are constantly in play producing our “reality.”

Predicting your future is, however, relatively easy to do.  Changing your future takes a bit more work.   The great news, it can be done.  Let’s break things down and develop a plan to co-create desired outcomes.

To predict your future, we simply need to understand Newtown’s first law of motion.  It states “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays ...

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The Invitation

Parenthood is a lot like executive management. You want the very best for your people, you provide every opportunity possible to set others up for success, you establish desired outcomes and then you work to coach people along the way.

At times our teams step up and deliver the miraculous. Other times our teams struggle with learning new skills.

Like parenthood, great executives never give up on their people. They continue to inquire, ignite, inspire and inspect. With new insights, the appropriate ...

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Stop Shoulding on Yourself and Do This

There are many people seeking a “simple success” formula to provide financial abundance, extraordinary relationships, optimal health and the wisdom to solve all of life’s challenges.

Hate to break it to you…that simple formula does not exist. We live in a world of polarities. Without bad, there is no good. Without down, where is up? Should cold suddenly disappear, how would we experience heat?

Einstein’s theory simply suggests the universe is based on relativity. Thus, rather than shoulding (I should have done ...

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It’s That Time!

Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the fairest in our industry after all?

Following a lengthy pause the image of a wise old man with a long white beard appeared in the reflection. The CEO was stunned at what he saw but utterly shocked when the image began to speak to him in a patient and loving tone.

“Compare yourself and your company to no other,” the wise man shared. “Instead seek only to know your numbers and always work to ...

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Building Future Leaders

If stagnant growth, uncertainty in global economic policy or the seemingly endless disruptive competitive threats are not keeping business owners, CEOs and executive teams a bit on edge, here is one more MONUMENTAL shift that executives must master. Building Future Leaders. More specifically, building future leaders that can think strategically and execute with precision.

Much has been written about the millennial generation and their “unique” needs. The dilemma many current C-Suite members face is how to best groom these up and ...

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Make a Massive Impact

How can individuals demonstrate their personal power in positive ways? Here is a quick list and a wonderful message to conclude the year.

Select three that resonate with you and create something cool.

  • Be curious
  • Smile at strangers
  • Show compassion
  • Learn something new…then teach it to another
  • Turn up your energy
  • Write a note of thanks
  • Play with your pet
  • Sit in nature and stare
  • Call and old friend
  • Be vulnerable
  • Be contrarian
  • Go within
  • Act as if…
  • Be original
  • Trust the universe
  • Communicate with candor
  • Radiate love
  • Accept others where they are
  • Commit to something bigger than yourself
  • Empower others
  • Play
  • Follow ...
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What is Wisdom?


  • The quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgment, the quality of being wise
  • The soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge and good judgment

Have we finally reached the stage of human evolution where we can rise beyond animalistic tendencies of kill or be killed?   By looking around the world today, many would quickly conclude the answer is no.  I know different.

There are many, many incredibly gifted and passionate people “waking up” to ...

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