SHIFT Book

18 Aug Recharge & Recover EVERY DAY

Do you find yourself sitting at your desk mid-afternoon thinking, "Will this day EVER end?" After work, do you feel like you transform into an Uber driver shuffling your children here, there and everywhere to various activities? Let me guess, this sounds incredibly familiar ...

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15 Aug If You Need a Change, Don’t Rule Out a Pay Cut

The other day I had a conversation with my dad about how he became a carpenter in the mid-1970s. Immediately after graduating high school, he worked a factory job at Hamilton's in Manitowoc, Wisconsin making $2.75 per hour. Within 2 weeks, he realized that factory...

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07 Aug What I Learned from People Who Were Dying

I recently led a workshop called, "How to Do the Most Important Things When You're Already Busy." We worked through 10 different behaviors to ensure laser-focus on the things that deeply matter. Number six was, "Say No." I shared a story from author Bronnie Ware, who...

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27 Jul What I Learned from Being Defriended on Facebook

Have you ever been defriended on Facebook? Recently, I was. It all started with a mission called Hydrate the Homeless MKE. My wife, Rachel, put up a post that explained their mission -- providing water for people who are homeless. She also shared that our house was a...

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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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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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