The Secret to a Smile

Its Not What You Think....

Do you consider yourself a funny person? When you are out with friends, are you the one sharing all the stories? Would it be safe to say that more often than not, you are the center of attention? If so, then why? Yes, why? Have you taken the time to consider why other people find […]

Community

Life is not a solo journey… The best laid plans will fail without consistent input from friends and family. You may feel like you are smarter, stronger, more capable and that others are often nothing more than distractions. I am confident that my life at this point would not as meaningful without my community. Taking this […]

Still Not Sure?

The ball has dropped and 2015 is now in full swing, but are there still some changes that need to be made? The window for New Year’s resolutions is now tightly closed, right?? WRONG!!! Today is Monday, January 5th and the world would tell you that you should have already recorded your list and taken […]

Step 1: Potential

This is the first of a 6 part series: This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. The first step toward finding your PURPOSE is POTENTIAL. 3 quick questions for ya: 1. What are you good at? 2. What do you enjoy doing? 3. What would you do if time or money were of no […]

Purpose is a Process

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Do you believe that you know exactly what you were put on this earth to do? This is not a trick question, sincerely! According to Mr Webster purpose is defined as “the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.” I would […]

Desire is NOT enough…

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. “IF you want something that you have never had before you must do something you have never done before.” I recently read this statement in Bob Beaudine’s book “The Power of Who.” The point that Bob was making is that new things don’t JUST HAPPEN. I loved […]

Who’s responsible for your talent?

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. If I were to ask you who your favorite coach or teacher was, could you tell me without hesitation? What did you like about this person? I am guessing that he or she was consistent in their interactions with you. I suspect that he or she challenged […]

You “tri” so now…KPI!

This post is rated Olympians and Ironman. These last several posts have been extremely intentional. I wanted to communicate the importance of goals and that you do more than “just have them.” I hoped you enjoyed the various aspects of the SMART goals review. Key Performance Indicators, aka “KPI” serve as the official measurement of […]

THE “T”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Day 5 of our SMART goals analysis. Do you have a TIMELINE associated with your goals? Timing creates urgency. A goal without a deadline WILL NOT BE REALIZED. I don’t care how great your intentions may be, goals with open-ended destinations will continue to be goals and […]

The “R”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Day #4 of our SMART goals analysis. ARE YOUR GOALS REALISTIC? Are you running your first marathon this spring? I sincerely hope that your goals is not go sub 3 hours.. I say that not to be discouraging but to be realistic. Think for a moment on […]

The “A”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Day #3 of our SMART goals analysis. ARE YOUR GOALS ATTAINABLE? Have you begun to think about specific ways to accomplish your goals? Let me assure you that this goes far beyond the physical considerations of reaching your goals. Since we’re talking sport specific goals, you may […]

The “M”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Day #2 of our SMART goals analysis. ARE YOUR GOALS MEASURABLE? Do you have a plan for tracking your goals? We already established the importance of recording your goals. We also agreed that reviewing your goals often is important. Today, I want to talk about measuring your […]

The “S”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Day #1 of our S.M.A.R.T goals analysis. ARE YOUR GOALS SPECIFIC? What do you want to accomplish this season? You must be more specific than “I want to go fast.” That is a cop-out, anyone can say that.. Let’s start with writing your goals down and putting […]

Your goals are NOT your own…

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Ok, I want to hear from you! Goals are great, we all have them. Goals stretch us, they lead us to action. Goals push us beyond our levels of comfort and force us to grow. No matter how great your intentions are, or how much time and […]

HOW TO GET STUFF DONE…

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman.   Writing from the perspective of triathlon, which in its nature is multi-faceted, this post may seem a bit contrarian! “How to get stuff done.” What a simple yet profound consideration… I recently read the biography of John D. Rockefeller entitled “Titan.” The book is most well […]