When Values Are Clear, Decisions Are Easy

Roy Disney had a saying which helped guide him when it came time to make important decisions in one’s life and that was, “when values are clear, decisions are easy.” All of us in our lifetimes are going to have to make some important decisions. For that matter, there are about 25 decisions that you really have to get right …

Be Faithful to What is Helpful

Individuals that experience success, happiness, and fulfillment in their lives understand that it does not come free and easy, it takes sacrifice. What these people have discovered is that the result is more pleasurable than the effort. So they have learned to be faithful to the habits that they used in order to get their desired result. A senior in …

Sound Decision Making: Priority Management vs. Time Management

Our society teaches us that we have to be good time managers. There are libraries full of books and resources that are dedicated to proper time management. In all honesty, there is no such thing as time management. We have no control over time. Time continues with or without us. What we do have control over is how we prioritize …

Be a Scorpion

Mental Preparation and Attitude: The Tale of the Scorpion and the Frog   There are a scorpion and a frog on a river bank and the scorpion looks over at the frog and says, “Mr. Frog, would you be kind enough to allow me to sit on your back and could you swim across the river so I can get …

The “Deserve to Win” Mentality

Deserve to Win Mentality is the attitude that we have to bring to the table whenever we are trying to accomplish our goals or objectives. Earlier we touched on watching your attitude and your effort. This principle falls under that in a way. When you put forth effort, when you work very hard at something, when you give it your …

Victory in Defeat. Defeat in Victory.

Our world teaches us that winning is good and losing is bad. I would argue that you shouldn’t think that way. Winning and getting positive results is great, but there is something deeper in competing. Competition is everywhere in life. Victory in defeat is when you learn from defeat. You might not win the game, you might not get an …

Pressure vs. Stress

It is important to understand the difference between pressure and stress. Pressure is inevitable. We live in a world that is full of all kinds of pressure. It is something that is constantly surrounding us. You are going to have pressure in your personal life as well as in your professional responsibilities. Consequently, stress is what you experience when you …

Maximize the Present

Wherever you are, be there. To me, the definition of success is the person who is waking up every day, who lives by a set of values, who has a goal, an objective, and a why in their life that they are trying to accomplish. This person is putting forth the most effort and energy possible to get there. Whether they …

What Everyone Wants

What does everyone want?  Everyone wants one thing.  Seriously, everyone is after one thing. So what is it? Everyone wants to be happy. Think about it… we want more family, friends, money, time, fun, business, relationships, love, wisdom, etc.  All for what?  So we can “be happy.”  It’s just likeBobby McFerrin sang in 1988 top hit…  “Don’t worry Be Happy.” Ha! Easier …

Refocusing After Setbacks

How many times have you started a diet, a new way of thinking, or tried something new and then a setback occurs and you just go back to the way you were? Don’t worry, you are not the only one! Setbacks and difficulties occur all of the time – they are a natural activity of life. There are two ways of …