Ambassador of Expertise

Expertise, like mastery, is an infinite pursuit. Expertise is not something you are or achieve, it is something you practice, refine, and share with the world. Whereas, if you claim you are an expert, you are referring to a title that you have already obtained. That game is over. Therefore, identifying as an expert is […]

How Long Can You Try?

“When people, starting out now, ask me about how likely it is that they can succeed at starting a business, building a popular blog or writing a book, my inclination is to ask, ‘How long CAN you try?’” Scott H. Young This is a quote by, author and exceptional thinker/polymath, Scott H. Young from his […]

Are you FIT or F.I.T. ?

How do you judge yours or someone else’s level of FITness? Most people define being FIT as a measure of what someone can do or how someone looks. For example, someone can run a mile in under six minutes, bench 300 pounds, finish an iron man in under 15 hours, and/or do 20 pull-ups unbroken. […]

Whatever It Takes?

Unless you are Captain America assembling the Avengers to travel back in time to bring back half the population that was wiped out by Thanos, I recommend NOT having the phrase “whatever it takes” as a guiding principle. The reason being is that “whatever it takes” is a sweeping statement that lacks nuance and, worst […]

The Russian Doll Method: Models Mapped on Top of Other Models

I like mapping models on top of other models. Even though no two models are exactly the same, it is in overlaying ones that are similar enough that you begin to see more opportunities for how to flexibly apply them, especially when filtered through the interrelated relationships of self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-reflection. For example, Carol […]

Mental Mirror (and Your WHY’s)

Your mental mirror is made up of the trifecta that is self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-reflection. Self-Awareness is the lens through which you gain insight; self-regulation is the lens through which you adjust the ways in which you behave to support your intended outcome; and self-reflection is the lens through which you look back and process […]

ReReading

The joy and value in rereading… –Rereading is like listening to music: the more you interface with the content, the more you learn the melody. –Rereading is an opportunity to go deeper and consider subtext. –Rereading is a path toward mastery. You venture beyond the knowledge of the words and start to comprehend the wisdom. […]

Reason or Season?

I recently watched the documentary “My Time After Awhile” about Buddy Guy. Guy is one of the most famous and revered American blues guitarists, as well as an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has long been one of my favorite guitarists. In the documentary, Guy says, “I believe God put […]

To RAISE vs. To Grow

This article is a continuation of where I left off here… First, consider this hierarchy of terms: Changing Growing Raising Change is inevitable. Quite literally, change, at a default, is directionless and just simply happens. Growth, on the other hand, is a little more optional. Growth implies a specific direction of change and often requires […]

Infinite Game Ingredients

In addition to The Practice , Simon Sinek’s The Infinite Game was another one of my favorite books I read in 2020. Below are highlights from each of the five essential practices for leading with an Infinite Mindset in addition to my own commentary about the highlights I share. Enjoy and go get the book! […]

Learn 9 New Models To Shift The Script

Explore proven mindset shifts to help you recover and regain your composure and confidence when confronted with a breakdown.