More Fun = More Success

During my morning meditation, a thought came to mind. I’ve always had the most success when I was having fun. This is true as an athlete, where I felt like I was in a state of flow – in the moment. The game seemed easier to me and I would laugh (which would worry people).

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What’s your #1 top priority?

What’s your #1 priority? Really. What is it? Not your, “this is what I wish it were” #1, but the real #1 priority. About six months ago my wife and I hired a coach. An intimacy coach. We…

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What if you only had 4 hours?

This is a game I play with myself and with my clients. This game had played out for me in my personal and business life many times. In fact, my family has been sick for the past week, so between taking care of them, managing my energy, and working, I’ve only had limited time in various areas of my life.

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Coke and Hookers

Coke and Hookers… That’s how his weekend started. He was coming to a retreat for business leaders and had flown half-way around the world to be there. He was not only a successful businessman, but he was also a father, a husband, and a leader in his community. When he arrived…

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I’m going through a bit of a business dilemma right now.

When you coach yourself, you get a different perspective. I’m going through a bit of a business dilemma right now. This has been compounded with the fact that my whole family has been sick for the past few days, which means no sleep for Daddy (or Mommy for that matter). Of course, things look a lot worse when you haven’t…

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Who do you want more of in your life?

Birds of a feather flock together So chose your friends wisely. This was on the wall of my 6th-grade classroom and I feel it’s just as important today as it was then. Who do you find yourself spending time with that you should let go of? Where do you go to have conversations that matter? Who do you want more of in your life? What groups do you visit regularly online to provide you stimulus and growth? These are…

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“I get angry and pull away”

“I get angry and pull away.” “Go talk to Doug,” said one of the other coaches. At this point, I was standing in front of a businessman, in his 30’s, who was filled with guilt and shame. You could see it on his face. He had a hard time telling me what was going on. “You see Doug, I’m so embarrassed saying this because my wife is the most amazing woman in the world. I love her so much… but……

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Shipping off to war

Shipping off to war. I’ve never done it, but after talking to friends of mine that have, they’ve told me what I’ve suspected – they get their affairs in order before departing. They don’t know if they’re coming back or not. They take the time to tell each family member that they love them – not casually, but from the heart. They make sure to tie up any loose ends in their life and those that have businesses of their…

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What do you stand for?

What do you stand for? As the saying goes, if you don’t stand for anything, then you’ll fall for everything. It’s 5:30 AM as I write this down… everyone in the house is asleep. I’m not in my home; I’m in someone else’s.

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