Executive Presence

To Me of For Me?

I love what I do. I love speaking, teaching and training. I love meeting new people and watching them reach their potential with just a few small tweaks to their communication skills. Put me in a room in any American city and I will be in my element. Getting there, however, is another matter altogether. […]

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The Discipline To Rest

This is a true story. I haven’t even changed the names to protect the guilty.  If you’ve poked around this blog at all, you’ve noticed that discipline is a big subject for me. In just about every post, I will somehow allude to the fact that discipline separates winners from losers. I’m a big believer […]

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38 Lessons Learned

Yesterday, I turned 38 years old. When I was 17 and my dad was 38, I thought he was ancient, and it’s funny that now the roles are reversed, I see how wrong I was about just about everything. In the 38 years, I’ve spent on this planet, I have realized two things: 1. I […]

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How I Pulled Off a 72 Hour Water Fast

A couple of weeks ago, I shared something on Twitter that I had run across one morning that really intrigued me. It was before and after photos of someone who underwent a 72-hour water fast. Yeah, you read that right, some guy didn’t eat or drink anything but coffee and water for 72 hours. The […]

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The Recipe For A Great Life

You never know when you’re going to get a piece of life-changing advice. I’ve found that when it comes from an unexpected source, it’s usually the most profound. That’s certainly the case with the words of wisdom I picked up after a keynote speech I gave a conference. After my talk, I was hanging out […]

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Invest In Yourself!

Through my work as a trainer, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with thousands of people in the last year who are looking to improve their communication skills. People from all walks of life, in every industry who want to be better understood and have their message received. Some of these people have some really […]

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Optimize Everything

  Have you seen these studies that science have been putting out? There have been several wanting to prove how healthy foods are. There was a guy in Idaho who ate nothing but potatoes and lived to tell about it. In another one, somewhere else, a guy wanted to prove that Twinkies were safe, so […]

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Sweat The Small Stuff

Somewhere along the line, we got it wrong. Someone somewhere has convinced us that we’re all capable of doing big things. While I have no doubt that that’s a true statement, we somehow mistook that message to say that we should ONLY do big things. This is the reason so many of us are struggling.  […]

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Swing The Bat

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Cincinnati Reds Baseball. Because I grew up in what seems like a different world, they were hardly ever on TV and so I spent most of my summer evening listening to them on the radio. It’s not just nostalgia that makes me think that it was […]

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The Power Of Process

Let’s talk process. If you read Monday’s blog then you already know that I’m a big fan of process. I follow a process for just about everything from the way I speak, to the way I conduct meetings to the way I write because as I wrote on Monday, Process Wins. Taking this one step […]

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