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Resiliency is a Mindset – Podcast: S04E001

9/24/2018
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Resiliency is the ability to bounce back and respond to adversity or a change in circumstances. Resiliency, grit, and mental toughness can be improved and developed. In today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share key characteristics of resilient people in sports, business, and life based upon our research and experience in working with elite athletes, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. You may want to check out our coaching programs for improving performance in sports,...

Duration:00:26:31

The Meaning of a Moment – Podcast: S03E019

8/27/2018
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We all have moments in life. Some moments we sleep, some we stumble, and some moments we soar. The decisions, choices, and responses we make in a moment produce momentum in our lives either to fly or to fall. Every moment counts! The question is: Do we make the most of the moments in our lives? And how do we respond when there is a brief stumble along the way? In today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share about the importance of moments and why we should not take them for...

Duration:00:24:35

God is Our Rock – Podcast: S03E018

8/20/2018
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Sometimes, we find ourselves in a situation where our foundation is not strong and our circumstances have rocked our world! It is in these times, the mountaintop moments, and everything in between where I rediscover who the real source of my strength is. Today's podcast episode is focused on the spiritual dimension of our lives, and I pray it encourages you to rely on God as your Rock, your Fortress, and your Savior in whatever circumstance and stage of life you are navigating.

Duration:00:43:53

How to Perform in the Moment – Podcast: S03E017

8/13/2018
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In my work with elite athletes, business leaders, and entrepreneurs, performance is a common theme. We all want to perform and do our best, especially in the greatest moments of our lives! The reality is that we are not perfect, and we will experience mountaintop moments and valley moments in our lives and everything in between. The key is to "be present" and bring our best mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually to the moments on our lives. In today's podcast episode of Monday...

Duration:00:21:52

5 Ways Leaders Can Improve Employee Engagement – Podcast: S03E016

8/6/2018
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According to a recent State of the Global Workplace Report from Gallup, 85% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged at work. It is a serious problem that can affect the performance and profitability of your team, company, or organization. As a leader, you have a responsibility to do everything you can to be actively engaged and to create an environment that invites your employees to do the same. While employee engagement is a dual responsibility, leaders have a great opportunity...

Duration:00:28:45

Good vs Great – Podcast: S03E015

7/23/2018
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Jim Collins wrote a timeless classic book entitled Good To Great that many people have read. In this book, Collins explained about how great companies separate themselves from being just good companies. While there are many great concepts and quotes found in his book, the one quote that I love is: "Good is the enemy of Great!" I have used this quote with the athletes and business leaders that I coach as well as the companies that I serve as a consultant to talk about what this means for...

Duration:00:35:01

Impact Is What You Make It!

7/16/2018
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Sociologists have done studies and discovered that even the most introverted person will influence or impact 10,000 people in their lifetime. The question is not "If?" but "How will we impact others?" Most people want to make a positive impact with their lives. In order to make a positive impact we have to be present - mentally, physically, and emotionally. Impact is what we make it...based on our choices. In today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share 3 different mindsets...

Duration:00:22:04

Aligning With The Purpose And Plan For Your Life – Podcast: S03E013

6/25/2018
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Sometimes, I get ahead of God's purpose and plan for my life. What I mean by this is that I can feel so confident in my own gifts, talents, and ability to discern what is right that I forget to seek His guidance in advance. There are moments when I jump into my day without seeking His wisdom and aligning with His agenda for my life. In today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share a talk that I gave to our Ranch Bible Study class on how King David - the same David that defeated...

Duration:00:33:32

How To Unleash Your Best – Podcast: S03E012

6/4/2018
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The best performers in sports, business, and life have one secret that allows them to unleash their talent. They find joy in what they do! In today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share how possessing joy and passion for what you do in any area of your life can help you unleash your best. I also share the four core values that Steve Kerr, coach of the Golden State Warriors, identified to rally his team around and bring out their individual and collective excellence on their...

Duration:00:34:00

Great Leaders Are Effective Designers – Podcast: S03E011

5/21/2018
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In our leadership program The Invisible Hand of Leadership, we identify 7 roles of transformational leaders and 5 habits that make them effective. One of the roles is Leader as Designer. Designing is an art. For leaders, it is the art of setting your people up for success. To achieve this leaders must understand the people, problems, and goals associated with their team or organization. The Designer is a master architect who designs systems, "plays," and underlying structures which allow the...

Duration:00:26:31

Discovering Your Calling – Podcast: S03E010

5/7/2018
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Why are you here? It's a question that demands an answer, especially as it relates to the purpose of your life and the calling you have been created for. I believe that everyone has a purpose, and the key to making the most of your moments with the time that you have is to identify and embrace it! In today's podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, you will learn: The importance of discovering your calling The impact of a personal mission statement A process for discovering your calling...

Duration:00:26:46

Finding Comfort – Podcast: S03E009

4/30/2018
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People seek comfort in different ways. Most of the time, seeking comfort is in response to a trial or circumstance that is annoying, challenging, and/or overwhelming. In today's episode of Monday Morning Moments, I wanted to share a Bible study lesson that I recently taught on how to find true comfort in life in the midst of whatever circumstance you may be facing.

Duration:00:36:58

Focus on the Process – Podcast: S03E008

4/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:29:52

Giving Up Control – Podcast: S03E007

4/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:18:35

How To Do A Quarterly Review

3/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:23:37

What is Your Vision?

3/12/2018
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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...

Duration:00:17:26

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

2/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:27:13

Be Present – Podcast: S03E003

2/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:29:46

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

1/22/2018
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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...

Duration:00:29:29

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

1/8/2018
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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 episode...

Duration:00:27:57