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Power is Confidence

This week Adam Galinsky is talking to the Ted Folks and this fellow has some interesting things to say but at first, I thought oh boy his mindset is off. Yet after listening to him, I see that he is right the power which comes from confidence is where people run into issues. The range of acceptable behavior This is where people have a feeling that they have a say. They have enough power but …

Beware of Blocking Statements

Have you ever found yourself in a mental place that really isn’t helping you? You are stuck in a rut, you have a moral conundrum or your creative spring has suddenly plugged up and you can’t seem to get past this particular hurdle. You have already gotten out and taken a walk. You have hit that wall and it will not budge. What do you do? Well, you have to find why you are facing …

Why Walk Around Barefoot

Ok this week I am getting a little out there in the outdoors area. I have always noticed a big difference between my younger self and the modern self. Often I attributed that difference with my grumpiness and cranky disposition to just getting older. I heard that when you turn 40 your testosterone drops and that makes a guy cranky and grumbly. Yet I remember back to when I was young I ran around barefoot …

Whats Your Mission?

So what are you wanting to accomplish in your life? We have talked about goals and mindset. Yet how do you tie these all together with your core values? That’s where this question comes into play. What are you wanting to accomplish in your life? Do you want to make every person smile? Maybe you want to have every person you encounter to see the beauty around them. Perhaps you are more ambitious and you …

Why Have a Mission Statement

Been working on getting your foundation setup. You have your core values and making them be your guiding principles in your life decisions. The next step is to shape your mission. What is your mission from God? When you have your mission your path becomes a lot clearer and direct. It is as if you found the expressway instead of taking the surface streets to the other side of town. So this week we are …

What The Outdoors Teaches You About Leadership

The outdoors, mother nature, outside, however you want to express it, the outdoors is a wonderful place to be. It’s even better if you are looking to improve your leadership skills. Yeah the great outdoors is a perfect classroom for teaching people how to lead others. There are several different aspects that nature is the best teacher for leadership. Patience If anything nature can teach you it is the power and benefits of having patience. Whether …

What do you stand for?

How does one define themselves? You may be asking this very question right now. Perhaps you have asked this question a few times while standing on a ridge overlooking a beautiful and serene valley full of pines trees as you Hike in the mountains. Maybe you are finding yourself, as I did, in a place you don’t like. You are needing to change who you are. It could be that you are not liking where …

The Problem with Fear of the Unknown

You are setting in your office and you just got an email from the boss. The phrasing is a bit ambiguous but you read it as he is not happy. So, what do you do? Do you avoid the email act like it isn’t there? Perhaps you go ahead and reply, then start packing your things? When in reality you read the email completely wrong and he is going to offer you a promotion. Take …

Fear Is Holding You Back

Fear is one of those emotions that can sneak up on you and out of “Safety” keep you from reaching your goals. Fear is the basis of many other negative emotions. Like anger anxiety procrastination. Call of form out of a fear of a task or job at hand. The fear you hear in your head, might be trying to keep you safe and comfortable but if you step out of that comfort zone for …