Move to BECOME A TEAM

18 Apr The Best Way to Commit to Something: Set a Deadline!

 A lot of people ask me, “How did you become a professional speaker?” In May of 2009, I was a General Manager at the Wisconsin Athletic Club. It was the night of our quarterly new-hire orientation where we teach the company’s history, philosophy and goals. My...

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11 Feb Tired of Reading? Get Inspired with 5 Videos.

Tired of reading? Click on one or all of my new videos below. Within each video, there is a call to action; a call to make today the day that you are going to change. SHIFT: Move from Frustrated to Fulfilled (69 Minutes -- Full Keynote) How I Overcame My...

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19 Dec What I Learned About Using Names After Buying 1,800 Cups of Coffee

Are you obsessed with coffee? In 2008, I started drinking coffee, the old-school energy drink. A couple of years later, I became a coffee snob when I started my new morning routine.  Fast forward to today, and I only drink the “good coffee” from coffee...

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04 Oct The Best Professional Advice I’ve Ever Received: “Be More Human.”

[Enjoy watching the 108-second video or reading the 7-minute article.] Think about your last performance evaluation. What sticks in your memory? Do you remember the energizing pluses or the dreaded minuses? Let’s flash back to 2010 for a moment. It was the day of my annual review...

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15 Aug 6 Reasons to Recognize a Humble Employee Who is Quietly Making a ‘Mark’

  Recently, my friend and Wisconsin Athletic Club colleague, Mark Baumhardt, turned the big 4-0. To celebrate, we enjoyed a delicious lunch at Eddie Martini’s in Milwaukee. During our conversation, I asked him, “What word or phrase do you think best describes you?” Mark replied, “Dependable....

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18 Jul Do You Really Need Multiple Priorities?

 How many priorities do you have? Three? Five? Ten? If you’re anything like me, you have an overcommitment problem and have been pondering a number of priorities. For my speaking business, do I want to write a second book, build an online course, or try...

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28 Jun 10 Life Lessons from My 10-Year-Old Daughter

 On June 28, 2008, our lives changed forever when our eldest daughter, Ellie, was born. Our family was overwhelmed with happiness as we welcomed this precious baby girl. We became a family of three and immediately couldn’t imagine our lives without her. Today, seemingly in...

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