Monthly Archives: January 2008

Instant Energy Boost

Three things that will drain your energy, kill your motivation and derail your goals faster than anything are Tolerating things, being Incomplete with things you’ve started and Procrastinating. I call this your TIP list–Tolerations, Incompletions, Procrastinations. These are the things that tip the balance, drain your energy, and make it so you don’t have the focus to accomplish your goals. …

Top 5 Reasons We Don’t Know What We Want

What do you want? If this question leaves you stumped, you’re not alone. This simple question triggers more ‘deer in the headlights’ stares than almost anything I ask. “If I knew the answer to that, I wouldn’t be here”, clients say. So let’s look at the top 5 reasons we don’t know what we want, and what to do about …

How’s Your Driving?

My Grandfather was a natural born salesman and successful small business owner. For more than 40 years he owned a grocery store and meat market (that he started by borrowing 50 cents from his mother) and whistled while he worked. (Really!) He clearly had a success-minded approach to business and he thrived. But, as a product of the Great Depression, …

Confidence is a habit

I recently read “The Power of Focus” by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Les Hewitt. In it there was one statement that caught my eye and really got me thinking. “Confidence is a habit.” Interesting notion. But is it true? After several days of mulling this idea over, I’ve concluded that it’s probably true to a degree. Maybe even …

A Week in the Life

If there’s one thing I’ve come to deeply believe–it’s that life keeps you grounded. It always reminds you of where you are and what’s most important. You just have to pay attention to the signals. When I look at day to day life events that way–looking for the lesson–I’m not so easily thrown off course by the unexpected. Whereas, there …

Are You a “Show Me” or a “Tell Me”?

The other night I was helping my 7 year old son build one of his lego creations. He asked me to add some key pieces and was trying to tell me where he wanted them based on a picture he had. I just couldn’t seem to figure out what he wanted and said ‘Conor, you’re just going to have to …

It’s Time to Feel Successful Again

It seems to sneak up on you. One minute you’re confident, clear and moving forward in your life. Then suddenly you realize you’re lost. You wonder “how did I get HERE?” You’re not enjoying your work anymore. And you’re so exhausted at the end of the day you aren’t really enjoying your life either. But you don’t know what to …