Hikers sitting looking at the mountain view.

Work Should Fuel Your Life: Make Time to Play

Every Thursday night, I meet up with friends to explore the wilderness in which we live. On bikes or skis or even (occasionally) on foot, we get together to enjoy each others’ company, tell a few jokes, and share a beverage or two. This get-together is affectionately known as the “Steel Wool” ride and it’s … Continued

Fork in road sign

Embracing Change: A Mindset Shift to Help Conquer the Unknown

If there’s anything people hate more about the way things are, it’s change. See, change can be scary. We all get pretty comfy with the status quo, even if it sucks. Because we’re familiar with how things are. We know how to “do” what got us to where we are today and even if we … Continued

Learning a second language

Learning a second language

I’m learning Spanish. Spanish is the second most used language in almost every state in the U.S. And the number of people who speak it in the U.S. is growing—especially here in Colorado. So every day, I spend at least 30 minutes studying Spanish in an effort to be able to connect with others who … Continued

Avoid the Perfection Perspective

Avoid the Perfection Perspective

Missing goals is a drag. From business, to personal, to physical… I have missed a LOT of goals I have set for myself over the years. Some of these misses stemmed from setting unreasonable goals in the first place. (Did I really expect to run 100 miles without the guidance from a coach the first … Continued

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Unhelpful Judgements

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been tracking my unhelpful judgements. It’s been interesting, and sometimes eye-opening, experience. It’s helped me identify bias, and shine a light on areas where I know I have an opportunity to live a better life. Two items of particular interest I thought would be worth sharing: First, … Continued

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Stakeholders Don’t Expect You To Be Perfect

We all strive for perfection. I think every one of us can remember spending hours in ideation, thinking of every “what if” scenario, focusing on the smallest and most trivial of things. But trying to achieve perfection isn’t in anyone’s best interest—not your stakeholders’, not yours. Real progress comes with consistent effort—perfect or not—that helps … Continued

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What you can learn from a Canadian comedy troupe

Once upon a time in Canada, there was a brilliant sketch comedy show called The Kids in The Hall. Sometimes, when I need a break from the daily grind, I like to watch clips on YouTube. (If you’ve never seen KITH, do yourself a favor and get your head crushed.) Well, today when I was … Continued

Holding hands with gratitude

Start with Gratitude

Rallying around a season of #giving like the holidays is a wonderful thing. It brings us all together to raise awareness and inspire #action. And if you know me, you know I love action. But what about the rest of the year? How can we create this kind of thrust and positivity every day? I … Continued

High jumper - overcoming obstacles

Overcoming Objections: Not Right Now

I was recently chatting with an acquaintance on LinkedIn about some of the challenges they are facing during their sales cycle. “Not right now,” seemed to be popping up more and more frequently when chatting with potential clients. SUPER frustrating, for sure. I have often held the belief that the second-best answer one can hear … Continued

Baseball kids

The Value of Coaching

Ever have something sitting right in front of you but you can’t (or won’t bring yourself) to see it? And once you do see it, it’s such a “duh” moment you kick yourself for not being able to recognize it until now? I finally connected some dots recently and my epiphany was this: I perform … Continued