Investing in The Future You

By | May 30th, 2015|Categories: Balance, Practice Management, Training|

About 25 years ago, you might have been preparing to graduate from college and beginning your new professional career. Do you remember what your dreams were or how little you really knew about life and business? The one thing you probably didn’t consider was a hiring manager viewing you as a non-performing asset or as some say, “an expense to [...]

Gaining Confidence

By | March 31st, 2015|Categories: Life Management, Practice Management, Training|

John Hayden wrote an incredible book titled, "The 21 Irrefutable Truths Of Trading." While I am only 20% through the book, he had a section that speaks to beliefs, virtues and vices. He specifically targets how confidence and discipline plays an important part in being successful in the market. More so than trading systems, newsletters, etc. Here is what he [...]

Absolute Focus

By | March 24th, 2015|Categories: Life Management, Practice Management, Time Management, Training|

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." ---- Albert Einstein Einstein identifies something powerful here. The source of his genius. Absolute focus. Absolute focus is the key to all great human achievement. Its opposite, preoccupation, is the enemy of all achievement. Write this thought down, because it can change your life: Preoccupation is [...]

Happiness Is Growth

By | February 20th, 2015|Categories: Life Management, Training|

The biggest intellectual breakthrough in the life of the great poet William Butler Yates came when he realized that happiness and growth were one in the same. They could not be separated. You can notice that for yourself: you are happy when you are growing. And no growth you've ever made has ever been effortless. Watch the nature film of [...]

Learning What Others Want (Long For)

By | January 26th, 2015|Categories: Life Management, Practice Management, Training|

"It is not very difficult," said Aldous Huxley, "to pursuade people to do what they are already longing to do." There's a lot of wisdom in that sentence if we are willing to be with it for awhile. "It is not very difficult to persuade people to do what they are already longing to do." This is a secret that [...]

Creativity

By | December 18th, 2014|Categories: Life Management, Time Management, Training|

I have repeatedly told individuals that to be creative takes time of solitude to allow the mind to quiet itself. You cannot ever be creative when you are stressed, preoccupied, answering text messages or on the cell phone. The late, incredibly brilliant Steve Jobs did just that and many other inventive people. Do you think these individuals were moving in [...]

Self Discipline

By | September 29th, 2014|Categories: Life Management, Practice Management, Time Management, Training|

We hear that word over and over again when our sports heroes are interviewed. Tiger Woods set the bar very high for the Professional Golfer as his regimen was grueling but created incredible results. Now, the top golfers all follow a similar discipline to get to the top of the field. It works for other professions and for other aspects [...]

Lessons From A Champ

By | September 5th, 2014|Categories: Life Management, Training|

So I am a little biased. But, the 1985 Chicago Bears were one of the most dominant teams in Football History; right up there with the early 60's Packers. Mike Ditka was the Chicago Bears Coach. Arguably one of the top tight ends and well deserving of his Hall of Fame Status. He was recently interviewed by the Investors Business [...]

Focus and Mental Preparation

By | September 4th, 2014|Categories: Life Management, Practice Management, Time Management, Training|

When looking at a player's peak performances, it's important to examine some of the universal characteristics of those best performances. This way the player will have more control and awareness about these peak performances and they won’t seem as mysterious as they once might have. These principles apply to school, life and business. In the flow, in a groove, on [...]

Finding Your Second Wind

By | September 2nd, 2014|Categories: Life Management, Time Management, Training|

I am continually amazed at some professional athletes who seem to be completely out of the picture but somehow come roaring back to victory. They find that second wind. That burst of energy that gets the momentum completely turned around. From being counted out to celebrating victory. They get into the zone when it counts the most. I have noticed [...]