Why Life-Work Balance is essential to more than just you

Achieving Work Life Balance

“What do you want for your kids?” I asked the parents assembled before me. In a rag-tag sort of unison, they all replied, “Happiness!” “Well, they’re watching!” I countered.  So many times we as parents give a not-so-subtle message to our young. “I want you to be happy so much, that I’m going to make […]

The Real Reason Habits Are So Hard to Break

The Real Reason Habits Are So Hard to Break

One of my favorite ways to start my seminars is with a phrase completion exercise: “Life would be better if only…” As everyone writes their answers on note cards, their responses are quite predictable. Almost all answers center around the same eight issues: If only I lost weight If only I had more money If […]

The Most Underappreciated Gift of MLK

The Most Underappreciated Gift of MLK

So much will be written today about this incredible humanitarian, that these words will be drops in an ocean of honoring, but important drops nonetheless. What most people miss is that Dr. Martin Luther King taught us how to release depression and rage. His story is the history of a man who maintained a delicate […]

The 3 Lessons of Luck

The Three Lessons of Luck

Years ago, while I was living in Kansas City, I became a huge fan of the Royals baseball team. I started attending the games in July of 2014, when the stadium was barely half full. Just four months later they would do what no team had ever done in the history of baseball, won a […]

The Real Reason Your People Are Calling in Sick

The Real Reason Your People Are Calling in Sick

What if you could cut sick days in half and double your retention rates? What would you be willing to do? There’s one reason that most people call in sick. They’re sick. They may be physically sick, or they could well be sick of the work environment, but either way, there are small changes a […]