Focus is easy for some, hard for others.


During July this summer, Jodi and I coached Get Momentum members around the world in the leadership skill called #resilience … for 31 days, every member put their focus on what it means to try, get knocked down, get back up, and try again. One night I looked at the bookcase behind me in the office,

5 ways to lose momentum


Do you know what it takes to be a great leader? No, you might not have dreams of being the next leadership coaches like Peter Drucker or John Wooden, or social change-agents like Mother Theresa and Ghandi. (Or, maybe you do!) I’m talking about everyday greatness like being the best friend, parent, neighbor, boss, colleague, community

Want to know the next 3 Get Momentum Leadership Academy themes?


Since January 1st, about 4,968 hours have passed. Between today and the end of the year, there are about 3,768 hours left. I dare you to ask yourself the four questions below. Do you lead challenging discussions at work? Are you balancing large work projects and big life goals? Do you influence the leadership track of

“Wow, you’re really disciplined.”


At mile 47 of our 53-mile ride on June 22nd (80% of which was uphill), I had some serious momentum. As I passed a guy riding a Specialized bicycle, he made a comment about my calves. (Yeah, I know, weird…) Well, I slowed down enough to ride side-by-side with him and said, “Every morning in

Most people who took a vacation did not do “________”

Version 2

Happy Summertime to YOU! I have good news… and then some bad news. Are you ready? Good news: Summertime means vacation time. Bad news. According to a recent survey*, most people who took a vacation didn’t unplug while away. In fact, 25% said they worked every day. In the past month, Jodi and I have

That feeling of Momentum

Ah, that feeling of momentum. You know, when you get an idea, implement it, and it works! You get that blog post or chapter written. A customer leaves a raving review of your service online. The manufacturer you’re working with gets you what you need on time AND on budget. Isn’t that great? We’ve just

Your Four Limited Resources and How To Maximize Them


When I first meet my clients, they often complain that they “do not have enough time to complete all their tasks”. It’s True: You DON’T Have Enough Time But what I ask them – and you – to remember is that there are FOUR resources that you have to manage, each one affects your productivity.

An Article and A Video to Get You Thinking Bigger


Look up the word “Compass,” and you’ll see one of the definitions is: “the range or scope of something.” Are you looking out over the next few months with big or small plans? What is the “range” of your thinking? What is the “scope” of your vision? An Article and A Video to Get You

Make Your Subject Line Count

There is one thing I know you can do that will “increase the likelihood” that someone will open your email… Craft Your Subject Line When I launch the Mail app on my iPhone 6 plus and review my inbox, I can easily read 8 (or 8 and a half) words of the subject lines that

So, “you are going to die…” Now what?


Steve Jobs on “Avoidance” Mr. Jobs once said, “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know of to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” It is in your best interest to do long-range thinking. The kind of thinking today that you will be living in a

4 Secrets Effective People Know About “Asking Powerful Questions.”