In my life, Monday mornings begin with a routine that’s designed to set up the rest of my week. Last month we tackled the Power Hour, what it is, how to do it and the magnitude of its impact. The feedback I received was incredible! However, I may have delivered these in backwards order because the Power Hour is the second step. What comes first is the Brain Dump. So, read this first...

This one is straight forward, meat & potatoes for ya! And, I’m going boldly begin by saying, “you’re welcome!” This isn’t rocket science at all. But it’s also something most people don’t do regularly. And it makes a difference, a HUGE difference. Whether it’s done once a week or every day, it can and will change your productivity. Go ahead, try it 10 times, heck, do it three times and try to tell me it didn’t make an impact. I double dog dare you!

Now that we’ve entered February, let’s do a little check in. What progress are you making with your 2019 goals, intentions or whatever you’re labeling them?

If you’ve been to your gym in the last week, that early January sense that the gym might be reaching capacity, is now beginning to dwindle. Some of those well-meaning resolutioners have already exhausted their will power and fallen back into old routines of picking up a pizza over picking up a weight. Why is that?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how good are you at celebrating? I’m not talking about cake & balloons on a birthday or flowers for an anniversary. Nor am I referencing bigger moments such as a job promotion or an annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Even if you’re known to dance on a bar top or cheer the loudest at a sporting event, those still don’t count. The celebration I’m referencing is much more subtle yet carries significantly more weight...

I can feel it on the horizon, a clean slate, a fresh start, marked by the turning of the calendar to January 1st. (But really, does anyone actually turn pages on a calendar anymore?)

It’s a great sensation to know, the whole world is leaving the past in the past and with a spirit of anticipation, looking at the possibility of the New Year! Birthdays and new calendar years, both times that naturally cause us to pause and reflect. How satisfied are we with our current situation?What are we happy with? What do we wish was different? Out of this introspection, arise new hopes and dreams, goals and...

I arrived at LaGuardia with enough time to grab a quick meal before boarding my flight home to Indy. I was starving, to the point where immediate nourishment was needed, or the next few hours would be agony of the first-world kind. A run through the snack area revealed the food would be better if I sat down and ordered at the restaurant. So, grabbing a seat at the bar, I threw my bags on the floor and turned to face a mounted tablet as the means to get a fluffy egg omelet in my belly. What?!?! ...

Though I didn’t know it at the time, the year I joined the track team in seventh grade was the year I learned a major business lesson.

I didn’t like running, or exercising outside in the blazing sun, so I really don’t know why I dedicated one spring to mastering the long jump. Well, attempting the long jump is the truer statement...

Surprisingly, this is a question I don’t actually get asked that often, but I read it all over a person’s face as they hear what I do and struggle to mentally place me in a box. At first it might sound abstract, like many people’s jobs when they introduce themselves giving only a title or well thought out marketing quip that doesn’t do anything but beg the question, “what exactly does that mean?”

Some skills, you’re born with, others can be developed over time and through much practice end up appearing like the former. I know this because I’ve done it, particularly in one area…networking. Does that word make you want to duck your head and find safety inside your little comfort zone? You’re not alone; let me see if I can help.