Your 4-Minute Mile

Once it was believed that no human being could run a 4-minute mile (let alone anything faster than that.) The barrier was broken decades ago by someone who didn’t believe in this arbitrary constraint.

So what is the “4-minute mile” in your life? Where have you placed limitations on your own potential? You, too, can break through the invisible barriers holding you back. What small step can you take today to begin “training”?

Have a wonderful day,


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What would your life look and feel like if you treated each person you met like the most important person in the world? And do it all while treating yourself excellently like that –  feeling generosity from deep within your heart and having fun all along the way.

I know a man who follows this approach each and every day. He is an amazingly success personally and professionally – and the people who are fortunate enough to know him feel special each time they get together. He feels great, too.

What could be better? Test out this approach and let us know what happens.

Have a great day,

The Possible Versus the “Impossible”

Make a list of the big and small things that are on your mind. Now break the list into #1 – those things you feel that you can do something about and #2 – those things you feel are out of your control.

For list #1, decide what you are willing to begin doing today.

For list #2, consult with a close friend, partner, or colleague and ask him or her what you might be able to do to advance those seemingly impossible goals. Ask for assistance in seeing what is can do starting now, given your current circumstances.

By focusing on what you can do, you will achieve success which you can build on from the present moment into the future.

Much success,

Silence is Platinum

Really capable people who truly believe in themselves rarely boast about their achievements, although they definitely do not hide their greatness under a rock.

Whether you share your accomplishments is certainly a matter of choice, but before you do check your motivation. If it comes out of a desire to encourage others, then consider sharing your success. You will likely receive a positive response.

However, if you feel you must share your achievements to feel good, you are telling others that you are unsure of yourself. Best of all, show others what you can do while you are doing it. You will likely gain their respect and inspire them to achieve their own success.

Have a great day,

Meet Your Dreams!

I work with many people who are dissatisfied with their jobs and are unhappy about earlier decisions they made.

In our coaching sessions, I usually ask them the following: “Why do you want this job and how will it help you prepare for where you want to be in 10 years?” As they develop the answers to those questions, they are creating a vision of their future.

Instead of being stuck in the past or making a move out of boredom or frustration, their decisions are clear, strategic, and effective. So think about your future. Where do you want to be within the next 10 years – personally and professionally? What will you need to do to prepare? Take one small step today to begin or continue your “training”.

Enjoy your day,

Experiment for Success

A fool is a man who never tried an experiment in his life. Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) English physician and poet

If you’re wise, you approach life with an open mind and heart – choosing new ways to doing the simplest and most everyday activities. Consider building in regular experimentation into you life. It can begin anywhere. As a start, take a new route to work, choose a new place to go for lunch, or read a book about something you know nothing about.

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes. One small change changes everything. Do something new today. Choose something fun, joyful, and that makes you feel a sense of “yippee!” inside and out.

Have a great day,

Radical Renewal

Many individuals believe that pumping money into educational, charitable, or corporate organizations will revitalize them and make them more effective. Often this doesn’t work because the focus is on the organization and not the people.

To refresh, renew, and revitalize any organization, first start with each individual. Give them the hope, encouragement, and tools to renew themselves. Any guess what will likely happen to the organization? Isn’t what you wanted all along?

Have a great day,

Strong as a Diamond

Do you want to achieve noteworthy success in your life? If so, be willing to stand apart from the crowd.

The minority, not majority, of people, achieves “Success on their own terms”. To advance today, expand the courage of your convictions by trusting your heart, acting on what you know to be true, and consistently deepening your faith.

Then at a crucial moment, you will be as strong as a diamond and others won’t be able to deter you from your personal mission.

Do it,

Are Your Opinions Open?

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. Bertrand Russell

Ever have such a strong opinion that no one, absolutely no one, was going to change your mind? So did the people who believed the world was flat, it was impossible to fly, and the earth was the center of the universe. In fact, throughout history, people have gone to war to prove that their opinions were correct, regardless of what the truth was.

So next time you decide that you are right in no uncertain terms, STOP! There are likely other valid opinions. So open up your ears, mind, and heart and really listen to what the other person has to say. In doing so, you might learn something and give the other person the opening to listen to you, too.

Have a great day,

How to Win With Only “Weaknesses”

Don’t think you don’t have what it takes? Think again and listen up.

There was once a child with cerebral palsy who couldn’t use his arms or one leg. He entered a wheelchair race, but his one leg couldn’t more him forward. So he turned his wheelchair around and continued in the race backwards. He won the race even though he couldn’t even see the finish line.

That’s a lot like life. You often don’t know exactly where things will end up. So do what the Special Olympic gold medalist did: decide what you want, create the desire, and build on what works.


Have a great day,