Break Through the Barriers
Never 'Fake It Till You Make It' Nov 12, 2019

I remember when my children were young, and we had gatherings of friends at our house. We worked hard to teach our children to respect our space and time when adults were gathered together. Often our children were guided to be in a different room, especially when we were playing certain games or...

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Creating an Intentional Life Nov 05, 2019

Do you create your life, or does life happen to you? When my life was most chaotic, I would wake up with minimal time to get ready for work. I was working for a company that selected me from a pool of executive candidates and I felt privileged to work there—not because it was a great...

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Are You Covering Up Unhappiness with Material Possessions? Oct 29, 2019

Nice things are, well, nice! I love nice things just as much as everyone else. My most favorite place is my house, and after growing up in a small lower-middle class row home in Baltimore, I fully appreciate the space and comfort that my home offers. In fact, my family has lived together in...

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Why is it so Hard to Say No? Oct 22, 2019

 

I was an enabler for most of my marriage until I learned how to say no. My wife Angie and I were chemically dependent — my drug of choice was alcohol and hers were prescription opioids, benzos, and amphetamines. We were both in over our heads, and upside down with our health,...

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

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Perfection is the Enemy of Progress Oct 08, 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...

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The Myth of Self-Sacrifice Oct 02, 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...

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Self-Awareness Fuels Happiness Sep 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...

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Do You See Scarcity in the Face of Prosperity? Sep 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...

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Live Your Vision Sep 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...

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Blind Spots Sep 03, 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...

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The Four Magic Words: I Believe in You Aug 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...

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