Anything is Everything

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How you do anything is how you do everything.  Each and every action you take, word you speak and decision you make creates a life by choice. Every area of your life affects every other area of your life. So, start elevating just one area of your life, then watch the positive effect in other…

Master Your Emotions

Inspiring coaches master their emotions and deal with them effectively. As a result, they are able to keep the main objective in mind and communicate their goal without getting caught up in their emotions. They move from being emotional to being emotionally intelligent. “A leader’s emotions are highly contagious,” writes Annie McKee, a senior fellow…

Your Next Chapter

Life always moves forward, never backward.  Even when it seemed that everything was halted during a pandemic, minutes, hours, days, weeks and months passed.    Your life and career are on a pathway to somewhere, so why not be intentional about your destination and enjoy the journey? Start by asking yourself two simple questions:  What…

Quotes to Inspire Adherence

The Adherence equation has been field-tested for 19 years and is featured in three of our books including the best seller Sticking to It. Here are a few of our quotes from those books to inspire you to stick to it. Sharpen Focus The most important decision in life is to decide what is most important.Complexity is…

Start Strong to Finish Strong

The best way to finish strong is to start strong. Healthy leaders create a 100-day plan, just as each President does, to set the tone for their teams. If you want to reach your goals, you have to mentally see them and then physically write them down. Just seeing them is not sufficient – your…

What Do You Believe?

The book, Stick with It: Mastering the Art of Adherence, describes how reinforcing rituals creates connections that ignite passion for any team or family.  Rituals help ignite passion, which is one of three components in the Adherence Equation: For years, I have written personal “Letters from Dad” to my wife and each of my three…

Peace

My father was an artist, so we never purchased holiday cards.  Instead, he painted this Dove of Peace.  At the bottom right he added in elegant, white script, "PEACE from The Colan Family.".  It became our family's signature holiday card for many years. So today I wish you peace in your heart, peace in your…

Hang On Until Daylight

Although we look forward to the holidays, it can be a time of overwhelming stress at work and at home.  This address given by Wallace A. Kennedy, Professor of Psychology at our alma mater, Florida State University, is powerful and practical.  He was talking to the students of Maclay School in Tallahassee. One of their…

Today is a Gift

The holiday season is hectic, so we will keep this post even shorter than usual. Here is a poem that keeps things in perspective for us. I hope it does the same for you... Yesterday is History,Tomorrow is a Mystery,Today is a Gift,That’s why they call it the Present. May you make the most of…

Two Words to Motivate

How do I motivate my team, my kids, my spouse, my anyone? It’s an age-old question with a myriad of different answers... too many to even summarize here. So, in our information overloaded world, let me boil it down to this. If you want to motivate, then appreciate.  We do more for those who appreciate us.…