The Power of One

"One" is the first note in orchestrating your attitude. Contrary to the lyrics from a classic rock song, one is not the loneliest number. It’s the most important one! You can harness your power of one if you simply: catch one negative thought and turn it into a positive one,think of one thing for which…

Positive Mindset and Actions

Life is a game of inches... the six inches between your ears. Those who master their mindset tend to win. That is as true today as it ever was. Your mindset: Reflects your past Describes your present Predicts your future. So, make it a positive one! Positivity is not about always being positive.  It is…

You Never Know

On November 17, 1981, Professor Wallace Kennedy of Florida State University (our alma mater) spoke to students of Maclay School in Tallahassee. One of their senior classmates, Margaret, had committed suicide the day before, and they were in distress. When we posted Professor Kennedy's compelling talk last year, Carol Robinson, Margaret's sister, reached out to express her surprise and…

Head Games

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Last weekend Naomi Osaka won her third career Grand Slam at the U.S. Open Tennis tournament.  At 22 years-old, she is the first woman to win the championship after losing the first set in a quarter of a century. After she claimed the championship, she was asked, “What did you tell yourself and what did…

5 Ways to Win Over Worry

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One of the biggest enemies of success and peace is worry.  Worry creates fear, drains your energy, prevents you from achieving your potential, while obstructing you from your goals.  Not much happens – good or otherwise - when you are paralyzed with worry. Research studies reveal that we typically worry five times more about things that will never happen…

Orchestrating Attitude: Getting the Best from Yourself and Others

How do you measure success?  Is it by financial security, career growth, community involvement, quality of relationships, spiritual centeredness or the legacy you leave?  Whichever measure you choose, your attitude is the single most important factor in achieving success. The topic of attitude can be conceptual and confusing.  In fact, as we go through life…

Building a Positive Coaching Mindset

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Your mindset reflects your past, describes your present, and predicts your future. Excellence, like leadership, is built from the inside out. Your organization’s excellence will rarely exceed your team’s excellence, and your team’s excellence will rarely exceed your personal excellence. Therefore, the most important question a leader should ask is: “What am I currently doing…

2 Simple Strategies to Master Your Responses

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We all experience plenty of negative situations and people. The key is to be prepared to consciously respond to these negative inputs. One way to help keep your emotions in balance regardless of the circumstances is to use the simple 5 × 5 Rule: If it won’t matter in five years don’t spend more than…