A national survey reported that 80 percent of America’s workforce is not working in their dream jobs. In fact, most people dislike their jobs. Often, we find ourselves looking forward to Friday instead of Monday. And while we’re paid by the hour, the real difference in how we feel about and perform at our jobs comes from the value we bring to that hour. Clarify Your … [Read more...] about Resetting Your Personal “Thermostat” for Greater Success
Imagine what would happen in both your personal and professional life if you simply up-leveled your belief to include four fundamental truths: 1. You can’t coach results—you can only coach behavior. 2. Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion—you fall to the level of your training. That’s why you train and practice so hard. 3. I can be changed by what happens to … [Read more...] about The Beauty in Knowing You’re a Work in Progress
As a motivational speaker and author, I often coin phrases and quotable quips to consolidate my thoughts into short nuggets of wisdom that my readers and listeners can easily remember. For instance: “If you are not failing a few times, then it means you are not pushing yourself hard enough.” “It is not enough to say, ‘I will do my best.’ We must succeed in doing that … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to Increase Your Resilience
Life is filled with complexity. Are you asking the right questions to solve your problems and to get where you want to go? In every situation, the person who asks the questions is in complete control of the conversation. You can get wrong answers from negative questions. You can get wrong answers from positive questions. But you can’t get right answers from the wrong … [Read more...] about It’s All About Asking the Right Questions
Webster’s Dictionary defines patriotism as “love for or devotion to one’s country.” To me, patriotism is the deepest possible affection for and attachment to a homeland and an alliance with other citizens who share the same sentiment. Patriotism means robustly supporting and loving one’s nation, even when it’s going through rough or difficult times—even when things … [Read more...] about What Is Patriotism?