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How Do You Prove that You Are Ready for a Promotion?

We recently promoted two people in our organization from mid-level managers to general managers, which got me thinking… “How does someone prove that they’re ready for a promotion?” These two leaders, Kevin Baseheart and Laurie Warner, consistently demonstrated the following 5 habits incredibly well over......

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 …......

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......

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,......

Stop Asking, ‘How Are You?’

I bet you had a conversation like this already today… “How are you?” “Good.” “How are you?” “Fine.” It’s a script that we continue to stick to. I was recently working out and one of the personal trainers, Prince, was cleaning some equipment. We both......

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......

Today, Give Yourself the Gift of a Quality Interaction

The Universal Message of Today: “If you want to be successful, you must do more and go faster.” The Unfortunate Results: Increased loneliness and deadliness. According to a Knowledge Networks Survey, the number of adults reporting loneliness has doubled since the 1980s, from 20 percent......

By 2116, We Might Never Stand Again

By the year 2116, we might never stand again. Yes, you heard that right … in 97 years, we might never stand! The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that, between 2007 and 2016, Americans are sitting an extra full hour per day.......

The Star of the Team is the Team

Whenever I see a racing pit stop crew in action refueling the car, changing tires and cleaning the windshield, I often think back to my time as the Coordinator of Basketball Operations at Marquette University. What does a college basketball program have in common with......

My Dumb Assumption

A couple of weeks ago, I created and launched a new workshop called “Off-the-Wall Leadership Thinking.” Participants were encouraged to write open-ended questions relevant to leadership that they wanted answered. Overall, 95% of the meeting went well. We had a blast, met new people and......

Move. Grow. Achieve

 

Each and every day, I see people trying to build their career, while simultaneously trying to start families. They feel as if they don’t have the time, energy, financial resources, or motivation to get their dreams off the ground. They don’t have a plan. They may be trying to figure out what their passion is or striving to experiment in a number of different fields. They may be fresh out of college and buried in the confines of Corporate America politics, itching to make their escape. If this is you, fear not. This blog is written for people just like you.

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Within my blog, I show the successes and failures with high energy, endless passion, and positive, unshakable confidence. This blog teaches the most rudimentary and complex values of how to be an entrepreneur and achieve what you really want in life while still working your day job.  You do not have to lead people in order to read this blog and apply the concepts I teach to your daily life. You just have to want to lead yourself, and you must want to grow and live a happy and fulfilled life. Similar to you, I am still growing each day. We all are.

 

I am passionate about this topic, and it is my sincere hope that my insatiable passion will shine through you. Within each post, there is a call to action; a call to make today the day that you are going to change. If you don’t strive for success today, a successful tomorrow never comes, and you’re left with a life of what if’s.  Don’t let that be you.

 

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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...

The Star of the Team is the Team

Whenever I see a racing pit stop crew in action refueling the car, changing tires and cleaning the windshield, I often think back...

My Dumb Assumption

A couple of weeks ago, I created and launched a new workshop called "Off-the-Wall Leadership Thinking." Participants were encouraged to write open-ended questions...