Category Archive: Success

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

People judge you by the story they tell themselves about you. The most powerful words we hear are the stories we tell to ourselves. Potential stories: Normally I greet people warmly, with a… Continue reading

3 Ways to Shift Your Thinking Before You Implode

Hardening of the thought process happens when established ways of thinking dominate conversations about change. Thinking shifts when you admit: “It’s not working.” “Working harder won’t work.” Thinking needs to shift when: A… Continue reading

Three Questions that Invent the Future and Defeat Stagnation

The future is invented by what you do today, not by what you plan to do tomorrow. Three questions that invent the future: #1. What do you need to stop? If your life… Continue reading

4 Things All Remarkable Managers Learn to Notice

The skill of noticing moves you from a victim of circumstances to focused and directed. You walk past people without noticing them. You’re so lost in your head you don’t remember walking to… Continue reading

How to Show Empathy and Not Get Sucked into Slime Pits

Empathy is a platform for relationship, not encouragement to wallow in slime pits. Solid relationships strengthen people. Strong people perform better than weak. The power of empathy: The purpose of empathy is to… Continue reading

Why Smart Leaders Do Stupid Things

No one gets up thinking, “I want to do something incredibly stupid today.” Choices seem smart until they end up harmful. Only a knuckle head shows up thinking, “How can I suck the… Continue reading