How to Blow Up Your Perspective Plateaus

In last week’s post, we talked about why waiting—putting off our goals and dreams until some arbitrary future date—is often a waste of precious time.  Sometimes, all we need is to look at things in a completely new way. A few years ago I had a great coach named Jeremy Stover.  I told him to […] See More

May 12, 2017

What Are You Waiting for? Lose Wait Now!

How often have we heard that we need to have a five-year plan or a 10-year plan? Several things have occurred recently that made me think about why we wait. The rationale for waiting is typically completely made up. I started thinking about all the time I’ve wasted waiting for certain things to happen. But by […] See More

May 3, 2017

What I Know So Far: Living La Dolce Vita

As my summer winds slowly towards August, I’ve been thinking about some of the things I’ve learned that you might find useful. (I’m assuming you don’t care who makes the best cannoli in Rovereto. Let me know if I’m wrong and I’ll send you my list of Rovereto’s Top 10.) Three things even the fastest-paced […] See More

July 20, 2016

How to Create Competitive Advantage: Carve Out Your Niche

There’s an old expression that “there are riches in niches,” and it’s true; domination of a niche can increase entrepreneurial businesses’ results by an order of magnitude. A great example is Nebraska “experiential branding” agency SecretPenguin, which specializes in developing and launching innovative restaurant concepts. In the coming weeks I’ll be interviewing Dave Nelson, owner […] See More

June 22, 2016

Putting Your Fear In Its Place

How much are your daily thoughts, feelings, and actions ruled by fear? If you don’t do a lot of risky or “extreme” activities you might be thinking, “oh, not at all.” But that’s not the kind of fear I’m talking about. The fears I’m talking about are like small pebbles we carry around with us. […] See More

May 8, 2015

Interview with Carrie Duffy

The following interview appears in the final section of my book Playing Big. It’s a selection of interviews given by people I’ve had the privilege of working with as they commit to making extraordinary changes in their lives. CARRIE DUFFY Ten years ago, Carrie was a successful commercial real estate broker. She had a great […] See More

May 6, 2015

5 Benefits of Having a Coach on Your Team

I’ve been getting a lot of questions in casual or social situations lately about what exactly it is I do since I left the advertising business to focus on my executive coaching practice full time. Coaching is a dynamic discipline where each session is tailored to the needs of the individual client. I talk about […] See More

April 3, 2015


When I started writing my first book Playing Big I felt a great deal of fear weighing down on me at almost nearly every moment. Does that sound familiar to you at all? I felt that I had chosen a task that I was totally overmatched for. But I knew that that’s the exact feeling […] See More

March 27, 2015