Motivation

Baylor Barbee discusses his views on the topic of Motivation.

Success: The “Chocolate Milk” Way

I’m privileged to be able to speak to some of the top companies, universities, and athletic teams in the country.  No matter the venue or needs of the success-driven audience I’m speaking with, the question that needs solved is usually this: How do we build (or continue building) a winning culture? That’s precisely what I’m in the business of doing – building winning cultures by instilling winning mindsets in teams and creating great leaders to drive them.  I’m always looking for [...]

Life is a game of Chess

Though I don’t play it a lot, I’ve always been a big fan of Chess. Reason being is that Chess, to me, simulates our lives. We all have to play on the same board. We’re all made from the same substances. He who thinks many moves in advance is the one that wins. The parallels go on and on, but have you ever stopped to think about the pieces themselves? If you’re not familiar with chess, you have several different [...]

It only takes One

How many of you like to bet or gamble?  It doesn’t have to be in a casino, or for money, but we all make gambles of sorts in our lives.  Whether it be in an investment scenario, whom we choose to date or marry, or even as simple as who we choose to spend our time with, knowing that time is the one thing we can’t get back. All of us have dreams and ambitions.  Some may have more lofty [...]

The Blank Page: Creating A Masterpiece

The cursor blinks at me as stare at the blank page. What should I write about? What direction should I take this blog in? This chapter, this narrative? Where should I begin? It’s a question I’ve asked myself on various occasions and I’m sure you have too. I used to be a chronic procrastinator. I would lie to myself and say things like “I work better under pressure,” or “I have time” but the reality was this – I honestly just [...]

Winning Lessons from the Runner-Up

I’m an avid fan of competition and the art of winning. That being said, I watch all sorts of different sports to study elite athletes competing at the highest level.  I look for commonalities between winners in various sports and apply them to myself and my work.  This week I found myself watching the Australian Open.  I don’t even want discuss the heartbreak during the women’s tournament when the sure-victor Serena Williams was upset by… hold on let me [...]