O.W.N.E.R.: Own Your Body, Own Your Life

October 16, 2019

The most basic concepts create the biggest shifts and results in our human experience. Overlooking the basics eventually result in pain and suffering. I learned this the hard way.  “How much water do you drink?” my coach asked me on our first coaching call. I had hired him because my life had fallen apart. I had just lost my second six-figure executive position in 20 months. Besides that, I was close to 300 pounds, suicidal, in active alcoholism, and my marriage and family were teetering on the verge of collapse. I had a wife and two daughters who depended on […]

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Perfection is the Enemy of Progress

October 8, 2019

When I was in a corporate setting, I feared making mistakes. My identity was so wrapped up in the ideal, perfectionist view I had created for myself that I procrastinated on everything. I would coach my teams to “not let perfect get in the way of better,” but I wouldn’t always practice this myself. I feared judgement, criticism, and most of all being terminated because I was imperfect. This didn’t just show up in my career. My inadequacy and insecurity often paralyzed me and held me back in so many dimensions of my life.  I am passionate about process improvement. […]

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The Myth of Self-Sacrifice

October 2, 2019

There are a few professions in which self-sacrifice is expected. Servant roles such as law enforcement, firefighting, and the military are some, and when one joins these professions they expect and even embrace a certain amount of sacrifice. There are few other reasons to ever sacrifice yourself for the benefit of others. When I was a child I learned sacrifice and saw it everywhere. My parents demonstrated and preached it constantly, and I was also taught that it was the only way to be a “good person” through religion and religious education. It was taught in a very forceful way […]

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Self-Awareness Fuels Happiness

September 25, 2019

Personality tools have a key place in my coaching practice. With my higher end clients I spend up to a full-day just diving into key aspects of their personality in order to help them understand themselves at a level that they might have previously thought impossible.  Through personality tools and assessments, we affirm their talents and gifts, and key challenges they will encounter in their unique design. In most cases, during our session we can confirm and identify what they really desire to create in their life compared to where they are in their current circumstances. Oftentimes, there’s a wide […]

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Do You See Scarcity in the Face of Prosperity?

September 18, 2019

My family has always been blessed financially. After I exited the United States Marine Corps, I immediately found a position that paid plenty to provide me an above average quality of life. Over the next 20 years, I continued to ascend in roles and responsibilities as well as income. When my corporate journey ended in 2016, our net-worth was strong, and our savings provided years’ worth of buffer to allow us to get our own business off the ground. But it didn’t feel like it.  The months following the loss of my job were filled with panic and anxiety fueled […]

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Live Your Vision

September 11, 2019

“I’m going to start a coaching business,” I said to my wife Angie after a period of looking for another executive position after my most recent termination.  “A what kind of business?” Angie said, almost laughing. “So we’re just going to lose everything because you can’t find a job?”   Although Angie initially had trouble believing in my dream to build a coaching business, the only thing I ever enjoyed in my almost 20 years in a corporate environment was coaching and developing people and teams. The rest of my responsibilities were just activities that I felt I needed to endure […]

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Blind Spots

September 3, 2019

I’ve coached doctors, lawyers, and millionaires. I’ve coached seasoned and newly minted Fortune 500 executives, as well as struggling and successful entrepreneurs. They all have one thing in common.  They all have blind spots. Every single one of them. Not one person on a planet of 7.7 billion people can see through the smokescreen of fear, doubt, anxiety, and mind-made illusion with absolute clarity. We tend to think things are harder than they are, and there are times when we pick the path of most resistance. It’s pretty common to lack the self-awareness to overcome challenges in the easiest, most […]

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The Four Magic Words: I Believe in You

August 27, 2019

“What’s keeping you from enjoying your life?” I asked Jason in a direct and intense manner. We were sitting in a conference room at my coworking space, holding our kick-off meeting for a six-month journey toward creating new outcomes in his life. Jason was a high-powered business leader, and he had wealth and materials in abundance—but he also had an abundance of self-doubt and self-esteem issues.  “It’s never enough. I always push for more. And I’m tired,” Jason replied.  “Why do you believe it’s never enough?” I asked, digging a little deeper. “I always feel like I’ve got to prove […]

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Where do feelings of unworthiness come from?

Where Do Feelings of Unworthiness Come From?

August 22, 2019

Bryan Schroeder became a very good friend of mine in a short period of time. I had been unemployed for about a year, hired a professional coach, and was about 12 months into the journey of rebuilding my life. I’d just gained two clients in my own coaching practice and was coaching on a very small scale. Bryan was a business owner. Over the past 15 years, he had built a real estate investment business which purchased, rehabilitated, and sold 160 houses a year. They owned about 130 rental properties, and had built a hard money lending business that loaned […]

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