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Focus on the Process – Podcast: S03E008

If you are a competitor, you want results. In fact, you may be obsessed with outcomes, and you are definitely graded and measured by metrics at the end of the day. Whether it is the outcome of a shot or the result of a game, measurements help to define your success. Because of this, it is easy to become obsessed with outcomes and let them dominate your mind during any kind of performance. When you do this, you are focusing on the wrong thing, and it will ultimately lead you to pressing and...


Giving Up Control – Podcast: S03E007

We all want control. We want control of our lives, our relationships, our career, situations and outcomes related to our lives, and we don't want to give up control. We want to be in the driver's seat, and we don't like others telling us "how to drive." Yet, it has been my experience that when I give up control and hold onto things loosely, I find that I can lead from a more authentic and impactful state. In other words, I don't press and try to do unnatural things to control the outcome of...


How To Do A Quarterly Review

In sports, business, and life, it's important to review where you have been, where you are, and where you are going. Great teams and organizations do this all the time both on an annual and quarterly basis. I think it is even more critical for you as an individual and leader to do a quarterly review to assess how you are doing and who you are becoming. If you have committed to some meaningful goals this year, the end of a quarter is a great opportunity to take a time out to celebrate and...


What is Your Vision?

Vision is important! We must be able to see a future for ourselves beyond this current moment and do everything we can to live that vision every day. As Les Parrot says in his book 3 Seconds, "Vision is a picture of the future that gives passion to the present." In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, I discuss the importance of having vision in your life and some key questions to ask in developing a vision for yourself, your family, and your team. Vision Questions Where do you see...


Responding In The Midst Of A Valley Moment – Podcast: S03E004

We all go through setbacks in our lives. Distractions that deter us from becoming all of who we are. Disappointments that discourage us from impacting those within our sphere of influence. How do you respond in the midst of a valley moment? In today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I discuss a simple acronym that can help you respond when a crisis occurs as well as when your focus and attention are needed the most. Check out this episode to discover the secret of the best...


Be Present – Podcast: S03E003

Being present is a challenge for many people, and technology and social media are not the only culprits that steal ourselves from engaging with others. Many times, it's the thoughts in our head that keep us from connecting fully to outcomes and others. In today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I discuss what it means to "be present" and reasons why we are not fully present at times. You will also learn the 4 dimensions of your life that you need to engage in if you want to be...


Advice For Eating in 2018 and Beyond with Catherine Kruppa – Podcast: S03E002

With the start of the new year, we set goals including plans for how to eat healthier in the new year. Yet, sometimes we get off track from the direction we planned due to distractions, a lack of discipline, bad habits, and limited or no accountability. In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, I invited Catherine Kruppa, my friend and expert dietitian, nutritionist, and wellness coach, to rejoin us for season 3 to give us some specific "advice for eating" to maintain and promote our...


4 Strategies To Accomplish Your Goals in 2018 and Beyond! – Podcast: S03E001

As you begin the new year, I want you to stay engaged and excited about your goals in 2018 and beyond. And not just for a day, a week, or this month, but for the whole year! The beginning of a new year often brings hope, possibility, and momentum, but some people get distracted and discouraged after a few weeks or months and disown their goals that were meaningful to them at the beginning of the year. As we begin Season 3 of Monday Morning Moments, today's podcast builds on a podcast...


Truly Organic: My Interview With Sarah Jones – Podcast: S02E013

Recently, I had the honor and privilege of interviewing my friend Sarah Jones, founder and CEO of Miss Jones Baking Co. and wanted to share our conversation with you in today's episode of Monday Morning Moments. Sarah is a friend, innovator, and successful entrepreneur who founded Miss Jones Baking on the idea that baking products could both taste great and include healthy and clean ingredients. She has been referred to as the "Millennial Betty Crocker" and is creating a generational...


How To Be A Goal Achiever – Podcast: S02E012

It's easy to set goals or make resolutions for the new year, but it takes a special kind of person to actually achieve their goals! In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, you will learn how to go from being a goal setter to a goal achiever. While you may have achieved some very meaningful and incredible goals in the past, I am sure there are areas of your life where you have not reached the goal or failed in the attempt and process to reach the goal. Today's podcast will highlight...


Creating Capacity As A Leader – Podcast: S02E011

As a leader, it is important that you are effective in managing things and leading people. Your use of and investment in the time that you have are the keys to doing both of these tasks well. In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, I offer 5 questions that will help you discern what you need to hold on to and what you need to delegate as it relates to the investment of your time and attention. You will also learn 4 D's of Productivity that can help you manage your physical and...


4 Ways Great Leaders Encourage Others – Podcast: S02E010

I doubt you are suffering from too much encouragement today! The word encouragement comes from the Latin word "cor" which means heart. Encouragement literally means to give heart, strength, and courage to another person. We all desire and need encouragement in our lives. Yet, there are some leaders who either don't know how to encourage others or intentionally decide not to do it. In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, I discuss 4 ways that great leaders encourage others. Episode...


4 Leadership Lessons From Houston Astros Manager A.J. Hinch – Podcast: S02E009

Congratulations to the World Series Champion Houston Astros who defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in 7 games in one of the best World Series in history! In celebration of that accomplishment, which we are still cherishing in Houston, today's podcast episode focuses on 4 leadership lessons that we can learn from Astros Manager A. J. Hinch. These leadership techniques can be applied in any realm of life and can help you be a better leader and inspire your team to perform at its best! Episode...


The Importance of a Deep Commitment – Podcast: S02E008

In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, we focus on the importance of "sowing" at a deeper level when it comes to relationships in our lives, especially our relationship with God, and the adverse effects when we "sow" at a shallow level. The principle of sowing deeply can be applied to any relationship in our life. Episode Outline: BIG IDEA: We desire what we cannot have and become complacent with what completes us. Idolatry - when what we admire takes the place in our lives that...


3 Lessons From The 2017 Houston Astros – Podcast: S02E007

Congratulations to the Houston Astros who defeated the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees to advance to the 2017 World Series! We have been through so much in Houston over the last several months including the damage and effects of Hurricane Harvey. This Houston Astros team has been a breath of fresh air and an example of what it means to be Houston Strong. Their resilience and grit has been inspiring! In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, we focus on 3 lessons that we can learn...


Questions To Start Your Day – Podcast: S02E006

In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, you will discover 10 questions that can help you effectively start your day. These 10 questions will help you be more effective as a leader in any role that you play in life. Also, you can consider these questions on a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. I have used these questions over time to help me become more self aware and have also shared them with my coaching clients to keep them accountable to fulfilling their purpose and...


Peak Performance Nutrition With Catherine Kruppa – Podcast: S02E005

In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, I am honored to interview my longtime friend and peak performance colleague Catherine Kruppa. Catherine and I have delivered workshops together, referred clients to each other, and also shared advice and counsel as we pursue our athletic goals. Catherine is one of the top nutritionists in the country and works with elite athletes, age group amateurs, and everyday people seeking to live a healthy lifestyle. I know you will benefit from today's...


Arise and Lead – Podcast: S02E004

In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, I talk about how to engage as a leader of influence and impact. We need transformational leaders now more than ever to step up and step out to make a positive impact within the sphere of influence they have been given! Check out this podcast to discover 4 key things that you need to do to lead more effectively at home, in sports, at work, and in your community. Episode Outline: Be Aware Self Awareness is the first step to leadership and...


Preparing For Defining Moments – Podcast: S02E003

In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, I talk about the power of a defining moment. You can't always predict when a defining moment will happen in your life, but you can be prepared for it. The sad reality is that many people never realize the opportunities that they have to unleash their strengths, talents, and gifts in the midst of an opportunity to positively impact others. Defining moments provide that opportunity for us, and they also present an opportunity for us to get very...


Step Up As A Leader – Podcast: S02E002

Great leaders in sports, business, and life consistently rise to the occasion and lead in the moment! They assess the current situation or opportunity and consider how their past experiences have prepared them for this moment to make a positive impact in the lives of other people. The best part of this is that transformational leaders step up to serve others...not themselves! In today's podcast, I talk about how leaders do this by identifying 3 basic steps that help them truly lead in the...


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