Five Benefits of Investing in Education and Training

education and trainingMany of us believe there are benefits to education and training, but have you ever stopped to think about what they really are?

If we want to reach our potential and live the life we have dreamed of, we cannot get there without ongoing education and training.

All of us want to live the best life we can and contribute to the world in which we live as well as to the lives of others.

Education and training are the keys to making that happen.

Here are five benefits of investing in education and training: Read more

Create the Energy Needed to Always Have a Productive Day


Do you want to have the energy it takes to have a productive day, every day? Do you ever feel fatigued throughout the day?

I know that I want to be at my peak every day and have learned from many people how I can have the ultimate energy each time I get up in the morning.

We want to be productive so we can enjoy our lives, get more work done, and spend time nurturing the relationships that matter the most. Here are a few ideas to help you generate continual energy for whatever your calendar has in store for the day.

These are habits that will help to increase energy and productivity, so work on forming them and executing them every day. Read more

For Long-term Success, Focus on Culture

cultureHave you ever observed a company whose success has occurred over a long period of time?

Chances are it has a great culture.

The long-term success of a business has more to do with the culture than anything else so if I am a leader, culture must be one of my highest priorities.

Merriam Webster defines culture as “the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization.”

Examples include: How people are appreciated, do we celebrate success, are we honest in our dealings with others, do we respect people, do we hold people accountable, etc.

Culture is primarily the responsibility of the CEO as the Chief Culture Officer, but every leader and manager is responsible for living out the company’s vision, mission and values if we are to propagate the desired culture.

Even our team of people on the front line can hold each other accountable for living out the why and what of the company.

Here are some ideas on how we can create and sustain the culture we want in our companies: Read more

Goals: The Fewer The Better

goalsHave you ever felt like you had more goals on your list than you had time to accomplish?

I know I have and it took me awhile to realize that I have limited time compared to what I want to achieve.

Therefore, to make more progress more quickly I needed to have fewer goals not more goals.

Here are four reasons why fewer goals are better than more goals: Read more

Get Clear on The Big Why

whyAre you clear about Your Big Why? It is your purpose and why you do what you do every day.

We can achieve amazing results beyond what we even thought possible when we understand what the Big Why is in our lives.

Without it, we wander and with it, we become like a heat seeking missile never stopping until we strike the target.

Here are four reasons why it is important for us to get clear on the Big Why: Read more

Four Reasons Leaders Hold Themselves Accountable

leadersIs accountability ever an issue with you or your organization?

It usually is in most companies and at one time or another for most of us.

One action that drives most people crazy is when a leader is unwilling to be accountable for their actions and decisions. However, when leaders hold themselves accountable and accept responsibility for a situation they make a significant impact on those around them.

Here are four reasons to hold yourself accountable: Read more