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Have a “Less-Stressful” Holiday Season…Ready?

Happy December, Don’t PLAN to spend this holiday season stressed out. No one in their right mind does.  But…be careful because many of you reading this are facing a lot of pressure. You might be traveling.  You might be with family you haven’t seen in a while.  You might be managing through a big “end-of-year”

How long does it take…

Look up “how long does it take to change a habit” on Google and you’ll see, in boldface, at the center of the screen: 21 days. But, experts say that there really is no such magic number when it comes to changing habits. A study conducted by researchers from University College, London in 2009 shows that this is far

Doing the work…getting the results

Your #coach is a nationally ranked, age-group triathlete. I’m registered to race in the USAT national championships next month. A dream that was 15 years in the making. So, what is that thing (goal, dream, project, change) you are getting #momentum on? And, what’s it gonna take to make it happen? As for me, I had

The 7 People of Highly Effective Habits

Can you believe that we’re already 6+ weeks in to the new year? On March 1st, I’ll be speaking at the NAIFA conference in Wichita, Kansas. In anticipation of that event, one of the coordinators and I discussed some of the points in the next book, “Get Momentum: How to Start, When You’re Stuck” and

It’s ALL connected: The Brain, Consciousness, Gratitude and Productivity

One way to think about this week: Thanks, Happy-Giving! During the winter of 2007, over a breakfast of oatmeal (him) and pancakes (me) I sat down with Jim – a mentor of mine – for one of our quarterly breakfast meetings. Jim asked me a question that I’ve still been answering almost every day. When was

Get Organized, Get Work/Life Balance

You know that feeling when you learn about something and BOOM! The new idea blows your mind, connects-the-dots, and provides a new perspective by which EVERYTHING you do moving forward will bejudged? I had one of those moments. And the implications for the way we work and live are massive. Two nights ago, Jodi and I

Momentum or Motivation: What do you need next?

Do you have #momentum or are you waiting to get #motivated? In my opinion #Momentum > #Motivation … every time. Momentum means I’m moving, I’m progressing, I’m leaving where I was… Moving toward where I plan to be. Motivation – or lack thereof – means that I’m stuck, waiting (or is it “hoping”) that something

The Form That Changed My Meetings (for the Better)

CLICK HERE  to download a sample MEETING agenda that I’ve used for more than 2 years… A Form That Changed My Meetings (for the Better) If you’re a leader in a large company, if you own a small business, if you are a volunteer in a non-profit organization, you attend meetings. Meetings may be among American

Are you a responsible leader?

Efficient, Effective, Engaged, Empowering… One of the (many) responsibilities of an effective leader is to “sense” when people around them are feeling (or acting) dis-empowered. It’s not always easy, in the day-to-day busy-ness of life, and the incredible pressures of managing life, to take the time to “listen intuitively” to notice whether or not people

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

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