discomfort is growth

Feeling Leads to Healing

May 27, 2020

Are you concerned more about creating extraordinary impact and making a massive difference in the world… Or nurturing relationships with, and the feelings, emotions, and judgments of those who were never aligned with you to begin with? I’ve spent too much time on the latter and I’ve held myself back. I can honestly say that I’ve tried to manage impact and the judgment of others, and effectively did neither well. Today I’m feeling all the emotions around wanting to be wanted more than I want to create impact. More has been revealed to me, and I feel emotional rawness. Feeling […]

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Fall On Your Sword

May 20, 2020

Of course, we want to take care of our families. Of course, we want to serve people. Of course, we want to be physically healthy. We want to have pride in ourselves and how we show up in the world, and what role we play with our family. Feeling proud of yourself and achieving is healthy. That’s healthy pride. But there’s unhealthy pride that can show up and can cause us a lot of pain. My Experience with Unhealthy Pride There are leaders in the world who are excessively proud and attached to what they have already created. I count […]

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Own Your Life and Outcomes

May 13, 2020

People are scared right now, I get that. I am too. Fear is a natural human response to uncertainty. But it’s also an amazing time to grow. Here are some leadership behaviors that serve at all times when you are looking to increase your internal happiness and external circumstances, especially during challenging times: Cease blaming anyone else. Stop looking to pin your fear and circumstances on others. That may satisfy your bruised ego and deepest fears, but it will not change your circumstances. Justice is a temporary salve. Personal power ONLY resides in absolute personal responsibility (APR). Stop feeling sorry […]

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Do You Crave Internal Freedom?

May 6, 2020

Over my years as a coach I’ve learned one powerful unifying force in every single human being on the face of the planet: we crave internal freedom above all else. Some people are chasing love, wealth, health, and fame while others simply chase a more powerful connection with God. Internal freedom. That’s what everyone is trying to attain. It might look different for different people, but we’re all after the same thing. We all experience pain, suffering, and pressure of some sort, and freedom is our answer. Maybe right now you’re screaming “YOU’RE RIGHT!” Maybe you’re saying, “NO! I just […]

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Challenge Brings Growth

April 29, 2020

I’ve endured molestation and carried on. I’ve experienced neglect and abandonment and learned to stand alone. I’ve witnessed intense violence and bullying and learned to defend myself. I’ve been called worthless, useless, and a waste of space, only to excel academically and professionally. I’ve been told I could not become a Marine, and I am. I crushed it. I assumed responsibility for a failing manufacturing plant, and I led a turn-around from the captain’s seat. I’ve been labeled a high-potential executive in multiple organizations and promoted multiple times. I’ve been fired twice, only to build my own business and hire […]

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Give Everything, Leave Nothing

April 22, 2020

Yesterday, in connecting with a referral, I made two errors. I misread the time we were scheduled to connect and ended up calling about 10 minutes late, and I completely misunderstood who actually connected us, so I misspoke over the phone. Mistakes like that would have embarrassed me in the past, but that I’ve learned to extend grace to myself. There are a few things I know for certain every day, and one is that I will make errors and mistakes. I hold myself to a high standard, but I know perfection is never possible. I move at light speed. […]

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Life is for us, always

Life Happens for Us, Always

April 15, 2020

I’ve almost committed suicide and I’ve experienced the fullness of life. I’ve been celebrated in front of hundreds for my messages of infinite purpose and potential, and I’ve been walked out of two businesses with a small box of belongings. I’ve been obese, and I’ve been too skinny. I’ve feared for both of my children’s lives as they struggled to breathe, and I’ve watched them both accomplish things they said they’d never even try. I’ve had more money than I ever knew what to do with, and I’ve felt like I was bankrupt. I’ve filed for divorce, and I’ve felt […]

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show up for yourself

Show Up For Yourself

April 8, 2020

Want to experience more? See how everyone else is doing things and then do the opposite. When you begin to truly live aligned with your inner compass – your inner guidance – it will create resistance in society. When you experience judgment, criticism, and resistance with how you are showing up and who you are, it means you’re heading in the right direction. If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got. Want to experience what those who have it all have? You’ve got to do what most won’t. Stand up, show up, and live soul-out. […]

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Give to receive

The More For Free, The More For A Fee

April 1, 2020

When I began my coaching business, I just wanted someone to pay me for my time. I had just finished up my time in corporate America, and my resume was so full of holes that no one would have me for the salary I was asking. I finished runner-up for 4-5 positions, and I saw the writing on the wall. That door had closed. It was time to move on. The only thing I ever enjoyed about my executive positions was developing high-performing teams and high-performing people. When I decided that I would start my own coaching and consulting business, […]

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