10 Tips to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burnout

Your plate is full and you feel the pressure. Work responsibilities. Credit card bills. Marriage and family responsibilities. All the pressure and stress can be overwhelming and lead to burnout.

Here are 10 common-sense tips to help you reduce stress and avoid burnout. And what makes these tips extra special is most do not require extra time on your part. Instead, they will help you re-engineer the time you already have.

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WHO I Am Thankful For…

Who I Am Thankful For

This past week was Thanksgiving and there are a lot of things for which I am thankful. But more importantly, there are a lot of PEOPLE for whom I am thankful. Here is my TOP TEN List of people I am thankful for: 10. Educators — As a professional speaker, I speak to businesses and…

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Why You Should Never Say: “I Want To Start My Own Business”

Why You Should Never Say: I Want to Start My Own Business

It's exciting to say: I want to start my own business. But this statement is actually a terrible place to start if you want to build a long-lasting, successful business. You might be wondering why this statement is such a bad starting point. Let me explain… Most new entrepreneurs think their want is enough to start a business. It’s…

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Jason Mraz and Learned Optimism

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To know me is to know I love music. And when it comes to artists, Jason Mraz is one of my favorites. Kathy and I saw him a few years ago at an amphitheater in Orange Beach. I also had the chance to meet him a few years back while walking through the Atlanta airport!…

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How to Apply The E+R=O Mindset in Leadership

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This is the fourth post in a series on The E+R=O Mindset. Links to other posts are at the bottom of this page.  The previous three posts focused on E+R=O in regard to personal and professional development. This one focuses on the impact E+R=O can have on leadership. As with the previous posts, if you…

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How I Started Applying The E+R=O Mindset to Professional Development

The E+R=0 Mindset

This is the third post in a series on The E+R=O Mindset. Links to other posts are at the bottom of this page.  The #1 success principle for personal and professional development is the E+R=O mindset. If you are not familiar with E+R=O, here is a quick review. The E+R=O Mindset vs. The E=O Mindset.…

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How I Started Applying The E+R=O Mindset to Personal Development

The E+R=0 Mindset

This is the second post in a series on The E+R=O Mindset. Links to other posts are at the bottom of this page. The #1 success principle for personal development and achievement is the E+R=O mindset. If you are not familiar with E+R=O, here is a quick review. The E+R=O Mindset vs. The E=O Mindset.…

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How I Was Introduced to The E+R=O Mindset

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As a professional speaker, I have the privilege of keynoting for business and association conferences. And over the years, I've become known for a specific core message. I view this message as an amazing gift that was given to me that I now get to share with hundreds of audiences. What is the core message?…

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How to Become a Motivational Speaker – It's Not What You Think

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I'm a professional speaker. My presentations primarily focus on leadership, corporate culture, and employee engagement. With that said, when people find out about the work I do, most respond by saying something like, “So, you're a motivational speaker?” (I even had this conversation last week with an acquaintance I've known for 5 years.) I used…

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The Common Denominator of Success Is Work

The Common Denominator of Success Is Work

One of Vince Lombardi's most famous quotes is: “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” But don't miss this. Vince Lombardi also said: “The common denominator of success is work.” The Common Denominator of Success is Work Why is work the common denominator for success? Here are three important reasons to…

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Time To Reveiw (and UPDATE) Your Personal Goals

Time To Reveiw (and UPDATE) Your Personal Goals

Setting and achieving personal goals is not a once-a-year process. It's ongoing…annual, quarterly, monthly, weekly, and even daily. What's more, now is one of the most strategic times to review and UPDATE your personal goals. Time to Review (and UPDATE) Your Personal Goals When and How to Review Your Goals. If you don't regularly review…

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