March 11, 2016

Why I Don’t Simply Rely On My Strengths

What if I told you I had heard an interview with Lebron James, in which he was asked what was different about his practice regimen? How much harder and longer did he practice? How did his discipline and focus stack up against those around him? And Lebron replied, “Honestly, man, I don’t really need to practice all that much. I was just born with this gift and I’m so thankful to have this ability. I really don’t practice because I just don’t need to as much as other guys.” Wouldn’t that sound crazy? Of course, this interview never actually happened. […]
February 12, 2016

5 Powerful Benefits of the DISC Profile Test

When I am going through the process of hiring a new rock star to our team, the first thing I do is ask that person to complete a DISC Profile. (If you’re not familiar with this, I whole-heartedly encourage you to click on over and take advantage of this fantastic tool.) If you’re not sold, though, don’t worry. That doesn’t surprise me at all. I can frequently tell that people are thrown off when I ask for this during the hiring process. In fact, I was pretty reticent myself. “You can’t possibly think that you can get to know me […]
December 14, 2015
Anyone attempting great things will encounter struggles, failure, mistakes. It is how we react and use those mistakes that can separate us and allow us to find success as a leader, entrepreneur, communicator, business person.

What Do You Do With Mistakes?

On Friday, I was heading out of town with my wife to go to a wedding in Florida with her family. In order to do this, I scheduled everything that I needed to happen so that it would happen automatically on Friday morning. My email went out to my subscribers, I had a couple tweets that went out, and a few other little to-do’s that I was able to make happen automatically. It all went off without a hitch. Well, except for one minor detail… my article didn’t publish. So I sent out an email and tweets and all these […]