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Don’t just learn ABOUT the past…

…learn FROM the past. Fire at the White House! On Christmas Eve, 1929, the White House experienced its most powerful fire since the British torched the Executive Mansion 115 years earlier. This happened just 2 months after the Stock Market crash! At about 8pm that night, a message was sent to the police and Secret

This “healthy” stuff isn’t for everyone. (But it is for you…)

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Know the “health” statistics. Generally speaking, Get Momentum members are senior leaders and entrepreneurs. They are VERY successful people who are ready for the next level of coaching. They want to get to their next “there.” Usually, within 6 months of working together, we get to another level in

Because I notice more…I notice more.

Always have a camera…it’s been a motto of mine for a long, long time. Whether it’s my big DSLR or my iPhone 5 (picture below), having a way to grab a scene so I can see it again later… Late in the day on my last trip to Europe, I took this picture standing on

Can you “do nothing?”

Get your finger out of your nose You’re going to spill that Someone’s sitting in front of you, you’re kicking her chair Get your hands out of there You can’t be out in the aisle Often, I wonder if people would talk they way they do if they had an instant playback function on their

Stop Making (Certain) Decisions

Walking out of the office, you feel your phone vibrate in your pocket (or your purse). Not even a minute later, as you’re standing at the stoplight waiting for the crosswalk to clear, you feel it again. You reach for the mobile device, look at the screen, and see that it’s your partner reaching out

Thank you, Four Seasons and Bali, for the life lessons

“Welcome to Bali,” she said as I bowed my head and received a lei made of plumeria flowers as we checked in that Four Seasons resort. And with that, last Monday, began a week of experiential learning on this amazingly beautiful and indescribably complex island. This trip had been “on the books” since last summer.

Are you spending time with the “right” people?

Not that there are necessarily “wrong” people…what I’m thinking about is networking: After you spend time with certain people in and around your life, how do you feel? What do you believe is possible? What’s your outlook on life, work, possibility? Look, the ONLY reason I ever started drinking coffee – yes, I’m a social drinker

#CoffeeChat in Seattle, Washington

Thank you Seattle, and thank you Greg, Jodi, Paul, Martijn, and Todd. And, of course!!!, thank you Caffe Senso Unico. As always, I let the Internet (and customer reviews) help me decide where to meet for our morning meetup in Seattle last Monday. When Jodi and I walked in right about 8am, I just knew

a “little bit of time” in Zurich, Switzerland

There are some cities in the world I could go back to again and again. Zurich is one of them. I’ve been there (according to my passports!) 15 times in the past 11 years; and I was there once before that in the late 1990’s traveling through Europe with my brother who was living in

The Not-So-Secret to Making Something Important

Last week, I spent 2 days talking with veterans of WWII (the Bloody 100th Bomber Group) and I learned a lot about honor, heroism, and doing the work that matters. Over and over again, the theme of commitment shined through in their stories. They knew what they were there to do, and that influence is

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