Triggering your good habits

This morning on my daily “Keep This In Mind” live show, I talked about how I’ve been setting the alarm for 6:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. After I get up, there are several things I do: This morning routine gets me ready to tackle the day. I’m sure there are some elements I need to change/update, but you get the …

Change is messy, and other obvious things

Recently, I sat down with my good friend Tom Hammel, author of The Live You’re Meant To Lead. In a turn of events, he interviewed me for his podcast, Our Cultivated Lives. During the interview, we dove into the realities of change, using my family’s journey from Louisiana to Tennessee as an example. Here are the show notes. Change is …

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Books you may never have heard of, but should read anyway

Have you ever walked into Barnes & Noble, with every intention of buying a business or personal development book, only to be overwhelmed by the choices? Me too. The crazy thing about traditional book stores, they rarely carry independently published books, so you are seeing just a small sample of what is available. If you try to search Amazon, the …

3 things I believe, and why I believe them

Do you know what you believe in any given situation? Why do you believe those things? It takes some deep reflection to answer those questions. As I pondered my health journey, which led to my journey as a health coach, I had to answer those questions for myself. Here is what I learned. I believe health matters more today than …

Leaders: How early should you start the day?

I am not much of a morning person, just ask my wife. But as the leader of an organization, there is an internal clock that ticks loudly, counting down the minutes until the business opens. In the military, I was taught that 10 minutes early was five minutes late. That mantra carried into my newspaper career. It seemed I always …

We can all learn the many ‘benefits’ of a job well done

Note: I first wrote this blog in 2012. I applies even more today. “What benefits does this company offer?” That question is often raised by applicants across the nation. They want to know if there are health benefits, time benefits, retirement benefits, and the like. In an effort to land the “best and brightest,” companies have put their money where …

You should not coast on Fridays

I saw the following post on Facebook… Friday is finally here!!!! Please whisk me away to the beach where the sun shines, the beer is cold, life is simple, the cabana boys are plentiful, and the weekends are endless. While I am as big a fan of Fridays and beaches as the next person (sans the part of about the …