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The Power of Strategic Influence

“The first step to being self-reliant is to objectively identify and face your fears.” – Gary C. Laney Yesterday, I had the honor of joining my friend and colleague Gary C Laney on his virtual book tour for Strategic Influence: 10 Success Factors of Highly Influential Leaders with several outstanding entrepreneurs Marques Ogden, Kimberly Carney Steven Shallenberger, Gary Kennedy and Somdutta Singh In his book, […]

4 Ways To Listen Effectively: It Might Just Change Your Life

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place – George Bernard Shaw In our lives we’ve likely had many communication failures: mixed messages, unspoken needs or desires, inability to deal with confrontation, saying yes when we mean no. We talk over people, text on our phones while listening to others, interrupt mid-sentence, […]

Six Essential Elements of Success Part Three

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson The last two articles I’ve shared with you the Six Essential Elements of Success learned while earning my black belt in Shotokan karate. When you have a definite plan for Commitment, Focus, Discipline and […]

Do You Have Enough Self-Discipline To Succeed?

“We must all suffer one of two things:  the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment.” – Jim Rohn Last week I began a series of articles on the Six Elements that all successful people have. We started with Commitment and Focus. Today, we will look at Discipline and Follow-Through. Without it, […]

6 Essential Elements of Career Success Part One

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” – Stephen Hawking As a martial artist studying Shotokan karate for 12 years, I discovered that success in anything is dependent on these 6 Elements of Success. They will not only help you reach your goals to achieve the success levels you wish but […]


“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” — Earl Nightingale 17 years ago, a coach asked me to write my life story. I’d already done one version of an earlier part of my life in my novel When The Crow Sings, but this would be different. It would be focused on fear. […]

Give Yourself Permission To Follow Your Passion?

It is said that passion is the key to a happy and fulfilled life. But what if you don’t know what your passion is because you don’t know what you want?“Nothing great in this has been accomplished without passion.” – Gorge Wilhelm Friedrich Hagel It is said that passion is the key to a happy […]

5..6..7..8 Who Do You Appreciate

“Next to physical survival, the greatest need of a human being is psychological survival – to be understood, to be affirmed, to be validated, to be appreciated.” – Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Feeling appreciated is a fundamental need. Each of us wants to know that what we do matters. We want […]

Turn Your Tomorrow Into Today – Procrastinate No More!

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.” — David Allen We all procrastinate in our own ways. There are thousands of ways to avoid doing what you must do. The interesting thing is procrastination is a really creative act. […]

Are You Ready To Redefine Your Work Life?

“You can focus on things that are barriers or you can focus on scaling the wall or redefining the problem.” Tim Cook There is a lot of talk about redefining how we work. Is it remote, hybrid or simply a return to the office? Do we simply keep doing what we’ve always done, or do […]

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