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Great leaders edify and encourage others. They build others up and help them to become all that they were created to be. They encourage, or literally give courage to the individuals on their team to maximize their potential and unleash their talent. In today’s podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share a challenge to consider your sphere of…
 
Defining Moments help us realize who we are and what we are called to do; yet, some people miss these moments because they are either not prepared for them or do not expect them to happen. In today’s episode of The Coach’s Corner, I share 5 questions that can help you prepare for defining moments in your life and help you discover a life of meaning…
 
Are you missing the moments in your life, and specifically, defining moments? You can’t always predict when a defining moment will happen in your life, but you can be prepared for it! In today podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share more about how we need to be faithful with what we have been given and expectantly anticipate and prepare …
 
Having a growth mindset is essential to discovering your purpose, maximizing your potential, and achieving your goals. In today’s episode of The Coach’s Corner, I share 3 critical categories of growth that you need to consider and identify a plan for how to develop in each in order to become a better leader and become the person you were created to…
 
Learning and having a growth mindset is very important in life and in your role as a leader. Based on our research and work with high performing and high potential leaders in sports, business, and life, we have identified 7 roles of transformational leaders which we teach about in our Invisible Hand of Leadership course. In today’s podcast, I share…
 
We often let negative thoughts linger in our minds preventing us from performing at our best in sports, business, and life. The process of renewing your mind involves identifying and becoming aware of negative thoughts and replacing them with positive and productive thoughts that can help you maximize your potential, achieve your goals, and pursue …
 
We often think that technical and tactical strategies and actions are the primary drivers of our performance, our success, and our impact, but it is your mind and specifically your thoughts that hold the key. Every action begins with a thought, and many times we can allow the wrong thoughts to drive emotional responses that produce unproductive act…
 
Every day, you have the opportunity to breathe life into others by the words that you use. In today’s episode of The Coach’s Corner, I share 3 tips for how to make sure we use our words wisely to uplift and build up the people we lead, influence, and come into contact with. NEW: We have launched a Patreon page for those of you who have asked and wa…
 
Every day, we have a choice about the words we use. We can choose to encourage and breathe life into others, or we can choose to discourage and cast disillusionment into others. In today’s podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share one of my favorite quotes about influence and how it relates to choosing our words wisely to encourage and pos…
 
When a plane circles endlessly around a final destination, it is called a holding pattern. Just like the plane that is circling, we can get stuck in holding patterns in our lives. We circle and circle our final destination or goal with no apparent attempt to make progress to reach our final destination. Sometimes, we don’t even realize that we are …
 
Pursuing your best is a goal that we all have, but there are times and moments where we don't do this. We get distracted by other things. We feel defeated and disillusioned by challenging circumstances. We become complacent in our lives and go through the motions during our days.In today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share 3 practi…
 
Your best performance is just one thought away. The problem is that you are thinking the wrong thoughts which is hindering you from performing at your best and achieving your goals.In today's episode of The Coach's Corner, I share a 3-step process for overcoming your limiting beliefs with conquering truths that can help you perform at your best whe…
 
Your morning routine is the key to your day! Based on our research and experience, people who create and execute a daily routine consistently and purposefully tend to be more productive throughout their day. They accomplish more goals, experience more peace and joy, and experience a contentment in their journey and growth.In today's podcast episode…
 
Leadership is important in every facet of life. In fact, the success of any team or organization can rise or fall based on the level of effective leadership that exists. And when we talk about leadership, we are talking as much about qualities and characteristics that everyone can exhibit as we are actual people who are in leadership roles. A cultu…
 
The second quarter is a time to consider what happened in the first quarter and learn from it. It is a time to build on what went well and learn from setbacks or challenging circumstances. The second quarter in games and in life is a quarter that is often forgotten, but it can be a powerful moment for you to leverage if you want to build momentum a…
 
It's the end of the quarter! How are you doing so far this year in terms of accomplishing your goals? Are you making progress? Are you becoming the person you set out to become at the beginning of the year?In my work with high performing and high potential leaders in sports, business, and life, there is one thing that they do to build momentum arou…
 
Sometimes we can believe something to be true or believe we have the gifts, talents, strengths, and opportunity to accomplish something, but we fail to act on it or live it out in our lives. On today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share two words that are both very important to our success and impact in sports, business, and life.Ou…
 
Every day, you have the opportunity to live out your purpose and create moments that matter. Yet, challenging circumstances, stress, anxiety, and doubt can get in the way of us being present in the moment and unleashing our best.In today's episode of The Coach's Corner, I highlight a key principle called "Recovery Time" that we use with the athlete…
 
We can get stuck in moments that we cannot get out of, or better said, we perceive that we cannot get out of. A bad shot in a golf round. A loss in a tournament. A challenging relationship. A medical diagnosis that we did not expect. In these moments, we can tend to get deflated and defeated and lose heart and hope.In today's episode of Monday Morn…
 
Are You Overlooking This Essential Role of Leadership? The best leaders are great designers! They know that designing an environment for others to thrive is essential to their success as well as the success of the individuals, team, and overall organization. Yet, the role of design is often overlooked, because it is a behind the scenes role that do…
 
Designing is an art. For leaders, it is the art of setting your people up for success. In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share one of the 7 roles of a leader from our Invisible Hand of Leadership program: The Leader as Designer. This role is essential to your success as a leader but is not often the most visible role of a leader and o…
 
There are many ways that we can get in the way of performing at our best in sports, business, and life. In this episode of the The Coach's Corner, I share the 3 most common things that I see based on our research and experience in working with elite athletes, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. I also share what you can do instead of these things …
 
Comparing yourself to others is one of the single greatest inhibitors to realizing your potential and unleashing your best in sports, business, and life. In today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share 2 things you should do instead.New Episodes of the Monday Morning Moments Podcast are released every Monday on your favorite podcast p…
 
The best leaders lead themselves well, which prepares them to lead others. In today's episode of The Coach's Corner, I offer 7 questions every leader should ask themselves on a consistent and regular basis in order to grow in their leadership style, reach, and impact. You can use these questions to improve your leadership and influence in sports, b…
 
It is easy to get distracted and sometimes discouraged with things we cannot control, which leads to not bringing our best to the moment. In today's episode of The Coach's Corner, I share a quote that we use with the athletes and business leaders that we coach. I also give you 5 ways that you can focus on what you can control versus worrying and be…
 
The best teams show love for each other, and it is revealed not only in their performance but also their culture and how they treat each other. They play both with and for each other. Love is something that anyone can show whether you are a coach, leader, captain, teammate, or team member. In today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I sha…
 
It is essential to know that God has a plan and purpose for your life. It is why He created you. I love the quote from Christine Caine that says: "God is preparing you for what He has prepared for you."In today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I elaborate on this quote and share some encouragement for you to walk in that preparation and…
 
It is an awesome feeling to be a part of a great team! I have had the honor of getting to see great teams up close and personal in sports, business, and life and also contribute to their success from both a leadership and coaching perspective. The key question is: "What makes a great team?" And how can you as a leader or team member play a part in …
 
Trials and tests of our faith are a part of life. We live in a broken and imperfect world, and challenging and sometimes unexplainable circumstances will happen. You have either been through a trial, are going through a trial, or will face a challenging situation or circumstance at some point in your life.In today's podcast episode of Monday Mornin…
 
Your thoughts matter, and it's important that you focus on thoughts - positive thoughts - that will help you maximize your potential, achieve your goals, and make a meaningful and positive difference with your life. In today's episode of The Coach's Corner, I share 7 steps to better thoughts which will lead to better and positive outcomes in sports…
 
Your thoughts matter, and what you choose to feed your mind affects your performance either positively or negatively. In today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share 2 axioms that we use in the mental game coaching we provide our elite athletes as well as the executive and life coaching that we offer our other clients. These 2 powerfu…
 
You are a leader, because you have a sphere of influence that you interact with every day at home, at work, on your sports team, and in your community. And as my friend Mark Sanborn says, you don't need a title to be a leader. The question is not if you will influence others but how are you influencing other people around you.In today's episode of …
 
Some people don't think of themselves as a leader either because they don't have the title or role of "Leader" or because they don't feel like they are capable of leading others. Other people are leaders and are excited about growing and learning as much as they can about leadership. There is a final group who has the title of "Leader," yet they ar…
 
We wall want to make the most of the moments we have in our lives, but if we are truly honest, there are times when we are not fully engaged and shrink back from bringing our best to certain moments.In today's podcast episode of The Coach's Corner, I offer 6 principles to make the most of the moments in any area of your life including sports, busin…
 
Welcome to 2022! While the past few years may have been challenging, a new year brings new opportunities to learn from the past, prepare for a brighter future, and to be present and perform in the current moment. In today's podcast episode of The Coach's Corner, I share my one word for the year and some encouragement and advice about how to make th…
 
In my book "Moments: Making Your Life Count For What Matters Most," there is a quote that has resonated with many people - "Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future, Perform in the Moment." As you reflect on this past year and think about the goals you want to accomplish and, more importantly, the person you want to become in this new year, this…
 
While having talent in something is often a pre-requisite to achieving greatness in any area of life, we have identified 5 X-Factors that are even more important than raw talent to help you achieve YOUR best.In today's episode of The Coach's Corner, I share 5 things that can help you unleash your potential, achieve your goals, and help you become y…
 
Most people think a person's skill or talent is the #1 determining factor in someone accomplishing their goals and achieving their best. What we have found in working with business leaders and elite athletes is that there are other factors that come into play including the one that I talk about on today's episode of Monday Morning Moments.For many …
 
Many of us set annual goals but sometimes lose heart, focus, or follow through along the way and become discouraged that we did not achieve the goals we set out to accomplish. In today's episode of The Coach's Corner, I talk about 5 things that keep us from achieving our goals and how you can turn those around to be 5 keys to becoming a goal achiev…
 
Everyone has goals in life, but a key question is how to achieve them. One problem is that we are sometimes over-ambitious and often set too many goals getting frustrated in the process and losing focus on the most important priorities in our life.In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, I talk more about this and also mention a goal achieveme…
 
Leadership is not a mystery, and there are things that you can do every day to be more effective in leading and influencing your team. In this episode of The Coach's Corner, I share 5 things you need to know and act on as a leader in sports, business, and life.Show Notes5 Things Leaders Need to Know: Care about your people Your strengths Strengths …
 
Leadership involves people, so it's important to know what the people you lead and influence need from you as a leader. Based upon our work with high performing and high potential leaders in sports, business, and life, we have identified at least 5 things that people want from you as a leader.In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share wh…
 
Time management is a myth. You cannot manage and control time, but you can manage yourself within the scope of the time you have. You do not have to live an over-busy and over-scheduled life!In today's podcast episode of The Coach's Corner, I share 5 tips for how to simplify your life and focus on the right priorities.Show Notes:Time Management is …
 
We often feel that if we just had more time we could accomplish more things. Yet adding more time is not the solution and just creates anxiety around filling that time with more things which may or may not be the right priorities.On today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I discuss a quote from John Mark Comer that I think holds the key …
 
Based on our work with leaders in sports, business, and life, we have found that there are certain characteristics that the best leaders demonstrate in order to be effective and impactful. You can learn from them and focus on developing these skills to become a better leader in any aspect of life. In today's podcast episode of The Coach's Corner I …
 
Based on our work with leaders in sports, business, and life, we have found that there are certain characteristics that the best leaders demonstrate in order to be effective and impactful. On today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share one of the top characteristics that the best coaches and business leaders show and that their peopl…
 
In our work with elite athletes as well as business leaders and entrepreneurs, we have developed a model of the forces that often try to prevent us from maximizing our potential and accomplishing our goals. We call it the Five Forces Model, and it includes the forces of fear, pressure, doubt, negative thoughts, and lack of confidence.In today's pod…
 
As she was shattering her own world record during the 2021 Olympics, Sydney McLaughlin, the great 400m hurdler, said that pressure is an illusion and a weight that you put on yourself that doesn't really exist. In today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share my thoughts on this quote and why I agree with her based on our experience in…
 
We have time...but we only have so much time. The key question is: Who are you becoming in the the time that you have on Earth? The word "Chronos" is where we get our concept of chronological time. The word "Kairos" represents more of a concept of seasons of time or moments of opportunity. Both are important, but we need to make sure we don't get s…
 
Time is one of the most important resources that we have! We sometimes think that we have all the time in the world and waste away moments of impact and influence putting things off to tomorrow or even worse until that elusive day we call someday! We can also get into ruts where we just seem to run around the track or treadmill of life doing the sa…
 
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