Top 10 Strategies to Become More Assertive at Work business mastery mission wisdom Oct 12, 2021

A 2019 study by Top Interview found that 70% of employers prioritize assertiveness as the top quality they look for in prospective employees.  In turn, 94% of employees say they feel more effective when they are confident in communicating at work.  But with only 49% of...

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The Difference Between Efficiency & Effectiveness business mastery mindfulness wisdom Oct 11, 2021

Susie was called into her supervisors office.  She knew what the conversation would be and dreaded going in there, but also wanted to get it over with.  Her supervisor said, “Susie, your productivity is not where it needs to be.” 

Susie had seen her...

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Emotions & Logic mastery mindfulness mission wisdom Oct 10, 2021

Everyone dreaded Morbidity & Mortality Conference when I was a medical student and resident.  Usually it consisted of someone presenting a case in which, they the doctors, or the system screwed up.

It was a LONG hour for the person presenting as they were taken to task over their...

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Balance Sheets: A look at Assets and Depreciation business finances financial financial freedom wealth wealth building Oct 09, 2021

One of the most difficult things to learn about running a business is how to understand financial statements.  Balance Sheets, Profit and Loss Statements, and Cash Flow Statements are terms you may have heard, but do you really understand what the statements teach you and how you can manage...

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Don’t Let Injuries Stop Your Health health mastery Oct 08, 2021

Once when my kids were younger,  I dislocated my shoulder playing hide and seek. Now before you start laughing (I know – too late) let me explain…

We were playing a serious game of hide-and-seek-in-the-dark. I was trying to pull myself up to a shelf where I could lay down and...

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Discovering THE Thing business finances financial financial freedom mastery mission wealth wealth building Oct 07, 2021

In the book Good to Great by Jim Collins, he talks about the concept of the “flywheel.” In that chapter, he speaks about how great companies start by pushing a heavy flywheel. Companies start by struggling to push this flywheel, or the core idea of their business. Then, as...

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Solvers Versus Agitators business mastery mindfulness relationships Oct 06, 2021

I had a very painful conversation with a member of my team today.  There was an issue, requiring my intervention, that was obviously a miscommunication.  I have dealt with hundreds of these over the last 25 years while leading team members across many of my businesses. 

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Be Responsible. Be Proactive. adventure business mastery mindfulness mission wisdom Oct 05, 2021

Being proactive is not just thinking positively. It’s not something we can preach and just not follow through. In my urgent care business, our motto is: You’re either all in, or you’re in the way.

That means we want every single person to own what they do and to be the best at...

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Rehumanizing the Service Industry abundance health mastery mindfulness mission relationships wisdom Oct 04, 2021

Stressful times can have a way of hanging like a cloud over our daily interactions.  And despite the best intentions, we are all susceptible to fixating on the cumulative adversity we face every day. 

Whether you’re worried about your health, safety, equal opportunity, the...

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Holding an Effective Meeting business relationships wisdom Oct 03, 2021

There are many people who think meetings are a waste of time. That may be because the meetings they go to are a waste of time. The reality is, meetings are as good as the planning, preparation, and participation that goes into them. In the last 22 years, I’ve been to great...

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Overcoming Fear adventure health mastery mindfulness mission wisdom Oct 02, 2021

The number one thing that holds you (and me) back from being ten times more successful and living the life of our dreams is fear.  Fear paralyzes us because we feel we have no control.  We all have fears and most of them are stupid and made up.  The ancient Japanese saying,...

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Sleep Faster health mastery mission wisdom Oct 01, 2021

I recently heard Arnold Schwarzenegger talking about sleeping faster. This caught my attention. How can someone sleep faster? He said every person needs about six hours of sleep, he also knows some people say they need eight hours. His answer to that was, “Those people just need to learn to...

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