Monthly Archives: February 2011

Stockdale Paradox

Next time you think you are having a bad day, think about James Stockdale.
Good to Great, the well known business book by Jim Collins discusses several keys to business success for business, including what it takes to be a great leader, finding the right employees, and the power of focus. One of the most interesting…

Eating Philosophy for Staying Lean, Strong and Energized

A lot of people ask me about what I eat on a typical day, so I decided to explain the philosophy behind the food choices that I make and some of the books that inspired me and my ideas about food. I call it an eating philosophy because I like to eat-a lot, but I…

Big Overwhelming Problems are Always Made up of Little Manageable Problems


Last week I spoke with one of my coaching clients, a CEO who several months ago was in an excruciatingly tough and stressful spot. She was facing overwhelming challenges on all fronts, but fought against the odds and moved her company to a position of strength within only a few months. She came out ahead…

Achieving Goals and How I Keep on Track

achieving big goals

We are six weeks into the year and I hope you are doing well on your goals. By this point in the year it is not uncommon for people to think “hey I set goals, I wonder what they were again?” – I certainly used to do this before I learned how to set meaningful…

P90X Update

Last week my wife and started the 7th week of P90X and haven’t missed a day yet. Have done a bit less running, riding and yoga since starting the program, but really enjoying the muscle confusion – haven’t done that to myself in a long time. The plyometric workouts continue to be killer and usually…


“Every thought, action, decision, or feeling creates an eddy in the interlocking, interbalancing, ever-moving energy fields of life, leaving a permanent record for all of time. This realization can be intimidating when it first dawns on us, but it becomes a springboard for rapid evolution.” ~ Dr. David Hawkins

Be Happy About What You Have

Our kids are great. They love life, they are appreciative, they learn important skills at an astonishing pace and are well behaved. It is awesome to be around them and we are blessed to have them. But they are still kids.
They will still go into a mall and whimper about getting a new toy…

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