NFL Free Agents…Get out of you own way?

March 18, 2015 As players signed contracts, saw their names traded to new destinations, and realized new and exciting opportunities on teams ahead of them I couldn’t help but think about the other side of free agency. The side that doesn’t allow us to reap the full benefits of the unlimited potential we possess  in this life. I thought about players who, for one reason or another, weren’t able to experience the feeling of signing a contract because they refused to do one simple thing: Get out of their own way! Suspensions, suspicions, legal issues, and the like all kept … Read More

Baseball and Business, How Spring Training Can Help You.

March 9, 2015 Ah the hope of Spring baseball. Major League Baseball Spring Training has begun and, with it, the annual proclamations from teams and players.  Players will say “I’m in the best shape of my life.” Teams will sing the familiar rallying cry of “Why not us?” and fans will consume every preview publication imaginable. Spring Training is a great time for optimism and realizing the fruits of offseason labors. For businesses, however, it marks the last month before “Q2” of the business year begins. Naturally, leadership will wonder what kind of shape they’re in. Did you meet first … Read More

Negotiations, Part Two

  March 2, 2015 Last week we discussed some negation tactics that we utilize in our life.  As discussed life is negotiation. These additional tactics will help guide you through how to negotiate from a position of abundance.  These each will empower you to connect to goodness when negotiating and manifest everything you desire..  By no means are these steps in order of importance, but each one is as important as the next. 6. Make yourself equal then make your self different You should not have attacking words or thoughts towards the person on the other end.  Show them that … Read More

Negotiations, Part One

February 23, 2015 It is most important to be more interested than interesting when preparing for a negotiation.  Here are a few things that we can do to make sure that we create an abundant opportunity for all involved. 1.  Reason’s, Impacts, Capabilities Due diligence sets the foundation to a negotiation.  Before walking into a negotiation ask yourself, “What are the reasons both parties would want to be in this deal?  What are the impacts that we can make with this deal?  What are the capabilities both parties have in order to create value in this deal?”  If you don’t … Read More

Dean Edwards Smith — First and Foremost, A Teacher

February 14, 2015 I know that I’ve discussed a few Thrivers (someone that empowers others to empower others) in these blogs, but when someone truly remarkable passes away, well, indulge me one more time. On February 7th, the world lost Dean Edwards Smith, the former long-time coach of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team.  There are very few guarantees in sports, but count Smith and his remarkable run of success at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill as one of them. He began coaching the Tarheels in 1962 and was tasked with getting the program back … Read More

The Journey To The “Nth” Power

  February 5, 2015 If I hadn’t discussed the concept of “journey” last week, I would have certainly made it this week’s topic.  Now that the Super Bowl is over, I certainly hope that the Seahawks are able to put aside whatever disappointment they may have and come to appreciate their journey.   I fully believe that they will learn from this experience, and I am not alone … Las Vegas already has them as favorites to win it all next year.  And the Patriots?   Trailing 24-14 in the fourth quarter, the Patriots were the first team in Super … Read More

Journeys

January 30, 2015 My journey to Scottsdale, Arizona for the Super Bowl has me thinking about, well, journeys. We’re on the verge of watching the culmination of this year’s journey for the two contenders for this Sunday’s Super Bowl – the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.  The teams reached this point in very different manners – one having to pull off one of the biggest comebacks in NFL playoff history and the other embroiled in controversy.  Regardless of who wins and the “controversy”, both journeys are extremely impressive.  Because of this, it’s a shame that Marshawn Lynch, who … Read More

How do you want to be remembered?

January 23, 2015  That’s a question I’ve often asked myself.  I don’t ask for ego’s sake.  I ask because I want to check to know that I am being true to myself … that I am doing things the right way.  It’s a barometer to see the strength of my connection to goodness. With the recent news that the New England Patriots may have deflated footballs in an attempt to gain an unfair advantage over their opponents, it made me think of the countless times these unfortunate situations seem to arise.  What do you remember about the Patriots Super Bowl … Read More

Tune Out The Noise

January 16, 2015 It’s pretty remarkable what we are capable of achieving when we put the static of the outside world on mute and focus on the task at hand. Great things happen when we stay true to ourselves – just be ourselves so to speak – and follow our Principles rather than listening to the opinion of others, especially the opinions of naysayers. As many of you may know the Ohio State Buckeyes won the first ever College Football Playoff this past week. They defeated the University of Oregon 42 – 20.  In my mind, however, neither this statement … Read More