Freedom from Limiting Mindsets

“Air you can wear” is a common description of weather in Florida.  The oppressive humidity of summer can make you feel as if you’re breathing  through wet cotton. It’s certainly not energizing – in fact it’s more likely to cause sluggishness and lethargy. Since I’m a native Floridian, I think I’m pretty acclimated to the […]

The Years of Delay are Not Lost

As a native Floridian, I’ve listened for years to the hubbub about saving the sea turtles. It just wasn’t on my radar until I spent last week on the beach on Longboat Key. The shore was lined with the protected nests and I became fascinated. A subsequent visit to Mote Marine Research Lab & Aquarium was […]

How Do You Gauge Success?

I love my car. I’ve driven the same model for years – updating to a newer version of the  RX 300 vehicle when necessary. I drive a Lexus and appreciate how dependable and comfortable it is. But there’s one thing I’ve noticed about all Lexus vehicles – they have very sensitive gauges that trigger warning […]

Preparation and Persistence

You’ve probably heard the story of the trajectory of Abraham Lincoln on his journey to become the 16th President of the United States. Except it was more of a roller coaster than a trajectory – one with a lot of mechanical problems to boot. He is quoted as saying, “I will prepare and some day my chance […]

Developing the Mental Toughness for Extraordinary Success

My first introduction to Clay Shiver came after his days in Pro-football. Since I live deep in Seminole Country – where Florida State University fans abound – people in this area know him as the best Offensive Lineman Bobby Bowden ever coached. (That’s a quote from Bowden himself!) So Clay is a tough guy and […]

33 Leadership Tips [Infographic]

I have a voracious appetite for books, articles, and research on leadership. Now we have the ever-popular infographic to help us absorb information quickly through images. A few of my favorite leadership tips in the Infographic below are: Be kind, not weak. Be proud, not arrogant. Be bold, not a bully. @SuccessMagazine Balance idealism with […]

The Architecture of “Yes”

Yes. A three letter word that can change your world. The things we say “yes” to establish a foundation and then become the architecture of our lives. The “yes” to stick to the ethical and honest road when those around you are taking the low road and calling it moral relativity. The “yes” said in […]

Winning is Not for Wimps

As I stepped out on my porch, gun in hand, it hit me how different life in the country is from the cultured city environment where I grew up. And I’ll warn you right now, if you are a squirrel-loving, anti-gun activist, you won’t like this post. I used to think squirrels were cute and […]

Courage and Perseverance – How to Make Your Efforts Count

Courage wears many faces. Seems like it’s easier to recognize when it’s not your own. Think about people you regard as courageous. What attributes do they have that put them in your personal hall of courage?  Gumption? Guts?  Chutzpah?( I had someone describe me with that term once and I had to look it up. […]

Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Every week when I flip my personal planner to a new page, the blank spaces beckon me to fill in My Project This Week, My Goals and My Biggest Win. I get a clean slate every week. I’ve been reminded of an important truth as I consider how to fill in the blanks. Success is […]