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The itsy bitsy spider is my mentor

You remember the song – The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout Down came the rain and washed the spider out Out came the sun and dried up all the rain And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again So simple. So catchy. Yet packed with so many lessons. Spout Vision Did you notice the spider knew where it wanted to go? Setbacks, “failures,” and rain did not stop him. As ...

2022-02-15T17:30:48-06:00January 23, 2017|Motivation, The Winning Way|

How to Avoid Being Down to Your Last Dollar

Several years ago, my mom received a 2-dollar bill as change from a grocery store and gave it to me. I was amazed, I didn’t know 2-dollar bills existed. It seemed like a rare treasure that no one on the planet had, except me. I put it in my wallet way back then and never spent it because well, “why would you spend the only $2 bill in the whole world?” I loved that 2-dollar ...

2022-02-15T17:29:05-06:00January 12, 2017|Motivation, The Winning Way|

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 ...

2022-02-15T17:33:07-06:00May 13, 2016|Motivation, The Winning Way|

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.  ...

2022-02-15T19:58:00-06:00April 12, 2016|Motivation, The Winning Way|

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 ...

2022-02-15T19:59:25-06:00April 5, 2016|Motivation, The Winning Way|

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… ...

2022-02-15T20:01:09-06:00February 1, 2016|Motivation, The Winning Way|

Life is not a Race

Most of us have a fascination with speed. We love watching the insanely fast Usain Bolt break world records. We admire young business minds that quickly rise to the top of the Forbes list.  We worship pop singers and their music releases that skyrocket up the charts. And our jaws drop in awe over the latest sports cars as they whiz by us. Our society loves to go fast. We love to be first. Is being ...

2022-02-15T20:05:33-06:00March 5, 2015|Motivation, The Winning Way|

Lessons learned from Angry Birds

By now, We’ve all experienced the joy of the last pig being crushed for 5000 points; and we have all cursed our mobile phone screen as the stupid last pig that should have died - smiles at us before the “level failed” fills the screen. Yes I’m talking about the phenomenon known as Angry Birds. If you’re like me, and most of you are, you spend a lot of time trying to figure out how ...

2022-02-15T16:49:18-06:00May 19, 2011|Motivation, The Winning Way|


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