How To Build a Culture by Accumulating Habits

How To Build a Culture by Accumulating Habits

I cannot remember if it was one, two or three years ago (and honestly, it is irrelevant since none of those time frames are that long ago!) ... but right now, for the Loyola Ramblers and their Head Coach Porter Moser, that seems like a lifetime ago.

It was a Sunday Missouri Valley Conference afternoon game on Loyola’s Rogers Park campus, and despite the free pizza they were giving away to the students (and the fact they sold beer at this college game), there were still more students in the adjacent Student Union then were in the stands of the Gentile Center.

How To Crush Your Goals This Year Using Retrospectives

How To Crush Your Goals This Year Using Retrospectives

If you’re like “most” people … right around this time (end of January), your good intentions for New Year’s resolutions are probably starting to falter. You felt great the first week or two of the new year -- focused, energized, and excited about what you set out to accomplish. The FUN part is visualizing your goals, but the hard part is in the daily grind it takes to reach them.

3 Ways To Get After Success In Business And Life

3 Ways To Get After Success In Business And Life

I wish you nothing but peace of mind and peace of heart this holiday season. May you be able to find the good in life and pursue your dreams with positivity as opposed to wishing life was different and shrinking through negativity. This is a special time of year and it holds a different meaning for each of us. For some it is the pure joy of seeing the holidays through the eyes of your children, for others it is memories of Christmas past spent with family who may no longer be with us. For many, it is a time of giving to those less fortunate as well as taking great pleasure in watching others faces light up when they open their presents. Regardless, I believe we all share one thing in common ... and that is the feeling of tradition.

5 Proven Elements to Help You Embrace Change

5 Proven Elements to Help You Embrace Change

If you don’t already know me, one thing you will quickly learn is that I am passionate about sports.

Now--I don’t mean I’m the guy who obsessively manages 5 fantasy teams! Rather, I am a person that loves the game, but also recognizes the immense value and skills that sports add beyond the playing field. And while there is certainly an endless amount of skills and traits acquired while competing, I believe the learning continues long after hanging up the jersey.

Dialing in Your Focus to Maximize Productivity Every Day

Dialing in Your Focus to Maximize Productivity Every Day

Life happens. And some days … a lot of life happens!

I always say that the more prepared you are, the better you will be able to navigate the seas of the unexpected.

Earlier today, I read an email from an old friend who had received some information on my upcoming productivity workshop, where I’ll be teaching on time and attention management. Her request (though a bit sarcastic!) was not any different than what I hear from my coaching clients all the time. Here is what she asked me: