How to experience the exceptional

We have a strong tendency to go along with the status quo or default option. In fact, in the book I’m reading, “Nudge” writes about how whatever the default choices are, many people stick with them. How can we harness this power for good? Interestingly enough, what comes to my mind is Toastmasters. For those […]

I’ve got to be enough (Ep #61)

Tammy shares how she became obsessed with, “I’ve got to be enough.” She became the busiest unemployed person. In fact, Tammy became a pageant director. A broken person mentoring young women not to be broken! Please listen in as Tammy tells the story of how the internal box that allowed her to forget about molestation […]

Target for compounding growth

Our minds need a target. For when we don’t have a target, we aim mindlessly. Quite literally. Let me give you an example. An airport had a problem with men peeing too much on the floor and not enough into a urinal. The authorities made a correct assumption that the mess wasn’t intentional and a […]

No wasn’t an option (Ep #60)

Tammy shares a series of experiences that lead her to believe no wasn’t an option for her. Even though amazing parents adopted her, seven years of molestation led her to promiscuous relationships, rape, abortions, and an eating disorder. Please listen in as Tammy explains how the feelings of not belonging in her family resulted in […]

Reading the heart through the body

This week I dropped out of the Founder’s Institue program, and I wanted to take a bit of time to digest the lessons learned. First of all, the program was great, but it was also very fast-paced. I have a good idea, but my heart wasn’t ready to go into execution mode. At least not […]

Do I have what it takes? (Ep #59)

Tracy shares what helped him to answer the question, “Do I have what it takes?” He starts with a story of a donkey as an example of how to learn not only what we want, but also what we don’t want. Tracy also talks about how Jesus helps him to overcome childhood insecurities as well […]

Following your heart compass

The other day I was scrolling through LinkedIn, and I came across an HBR article that talked about how people who accomplished the extraordinary did it by seeing opportunities everyone else misses regularly. A good example is a guy who invented the Velcro. Instead of just shaking off the burrs that stuck to his clothing, he […]

Trying to bang in the missing piece (Ep #58)

Tracy shares how he tried to bang in the missing piece by looking for love in all the wrong places. He never knew his father and all he remembers is a deep empty hole. Please listen in on how Big Brothers, Big Sisters set Tracy on the right path as well as what helped him […]

When you let God in, things start moving (Ep #57)

Gordy shares how, when he let God in, things started moving in his marriage. Like most men, he dragged his feet because he didn’t think he needed help. Even once he started, one of the counselors fired him and his wife, because he felt they were too far gone as a couple. Please listen in […]

Two essentials for change

As part of the Founder’s Institute, I’m learning to get feedback. I knew that you want to know ahead of time if the customer wants to buy your product, but I missed the importance of understanding the problem you’re solving. Sometimes you think you know the problem, but is it the main problem? Is it […]