Choose Mentors Over Money

Choose Mentors Over Money

John U. Bacon says, “Choose mentors, not money, especially early in your career,” on his Let Them Lead podcast. This is a great quote that really rings true, and now is a relevant time of the year to talk about it. We have many college graduates coming into the...
This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

“This too shall pass.”   These are wise words I heard Tom Hanks talk about on Instagram. He was sitting around a table with fellow actors, talking about the phrase. Actors aren’t typically who I get life advice from, but I’ve been a Tom...
A Parent’s Most Powerful Words

A Parent’s Most Powerful Words

“I love watching you play” has been described as the five most powerful words you could say to your child after a sporting event. As parents, we want to fully support our kids. We get excited about going to their games, we can be vocal (sometimes too...
Don’t Generalize Feedback

Don’t Generalize Feedback

Leaders, here’s a piece of advice for coaching, mentoring and giving feedback: don’t generalize, be very specific!   When you generalize, it causes frustration. It glosses over and makes things binary. So much in life is nuanced in the middle with much more...
Save One Hour A Day

Save One Hour A Day

I just finished reading “Life By Design: Your Path To An Exceptional Life” by Jack Daly. I’ve known Jack for years, dating back to when I invited him to West Michigan to talk to our YPO Group about sales leadership, and I follow him on social media. He’s phenomenal,...