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We had a former Division 1 Golf coach at the University of Washington and Duke University come speak to our Young Insurance Agents Conference many years ago.  O.D. gave one of the most simple business and personal accountability concepts through the game of golf. He said, every year at the beginning of the year our […]

What did you shoot?

January 19, 2022

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In this time of rapid change in many of our lives it is imperative that we have a paradigm that allows us to remember who we are and to stay present. The power of knowing who we are and that we are exactly where we are supposed to be is even more important in times […]

Right where you’re supposed to be

January 14, 2022

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Did you know the average New Years resolution ends on the 17th of January?  Did you make any resolutions this year?  I can provide some advice on how to beat the average. First, it is vital to have vision and goals.  Make sure that you write your goals on paper and that they align with […]

National Quitter Day

January 6, 2022

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In everything we do at Love the Process, there are 4 distinct areas that we help people to clarify and grow. 1. What is your mission?  Mark Twain famously said, “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.”  This discovery process is […]

LTP Recipe for Success

December 29, 2021

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This time of year is a great time to take an audit of where you spent your time over the past year and who you spent it with. Look for the habits, practices, and routines that lead to joy. And, conversely, look for those people and places that brought you down. The formula is simple: […]

Where your attention goes, energy flows.

December 15, 2021

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Making life “easy” for children usually makes life “hard” for them in adulthood.  I believe one of the greatest gifts that can be given to a child is to teach him or her the value of work.  It is a gift that can never be taken away.  I realize that it can be a natural […]

No Pain, No Gain

December 8, 2021

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“The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right.” -Confucius This month is a PALINDROME month—there are a bunch this month! Today is a palindrome…12-1-21. Our oldest daughter, Malibu, LOVES palindromes. It also is the first day of the month and a WINsday at that—LETS GO. I always […]

Happy Palindrome Day!

December 1, 2021

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This concept of a growth mindset is fairly new in the annals of psychology and performance but I believe it is like the technology revolution—we are just starting to understand the power in the concept that is available when taught and implemented broadly. The key trap to avoid is the belief that you are somehow […]

Growth Mindset

November 24, 2021

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This is a great bumper sticker and quote, “be the change you want to see in the world…” Yet, I believe so many of us vastly underestimate the power in this idea. It is so easy to see problems and difficulties that exist, it is not nearly as easy to come up with answers to […]

Be the Change

November 17, 2021

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If you stay ready, you don’t ever have to get ready. What are the things that you do daily to keep your saw sharp? Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” The point is, if we spend our 1440 […]

If You Stay Ready

November 10, 2021

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“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” -John F. Kennedy One of the most liberating belief systems that one can possess is one that incorporates personal responsibility. I hate to break it to you, at the end of the day no one is coming to […]

We Are Responsible

November 3, 2021

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Some of our Love the Process team is flying out of Africa today – expect to see much more to come on all platforms. We taught the Love the Process framework to a number of leaders at an annual training. Our team will return ready to pour gas on LTP International as we have a […]

Persist.

October 27, 2021

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It is vital to have someone, or a few people, in your life who you can consistently share everything that is going on with. Both the highs and the lows. The difficulties and the triumphs. The fears and the retreats. The wins and the lessons. We often take stock in our situations in terms of […]

Cleaning Out the Closet

October 20, 2021

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This past week on the Love the Process Podcast we had my friend Bennie Fowler on the show – the episode will air next week.  Bennie has an amazing ability to dissect what it takes to be successful – personally and as a team.  He played in the NFL and caught passes from the following […]

The Journey is the Prize

October 13, 2021

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All good ideas move things in a positive direction. Love the Process® is intended in this way. LOVE — the sense of fun, enjoyment, care, persistence, truth and enthusiasm coupled with PROCESS — the art of getting after things in the moment, day in and day out. Currently, people are inundated with outcomes on social […]

BIG Idea

October 6, 2021

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As some of you have started Adriane’s 5 for 5 for 55 challenge, you are doing daily gratitude list as a habit. At the top of the list for most people when initially starting is being alive. Today I put this one down because I truly am grateful for the opportunity to get after it […]

Attitude of Gratitude

September 29, 2021

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A hallmark of a great leader is the ability to prioritize effectively. Not all tasks that seem urgent have the same level of importance. Analyze the tasks that will actually move the needle. Take time each morning to put your day down on paper as you visualize the most important activities being accomplished. This will […]

First Things First

September 8, 2021

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As football season quickly approaches, I wanted to give you a summary of one of the all-time great NFL Coaches—Bill Walsh—take on the qualities of successful leaders. 1. Be the best version of Yourself 2. Be committed to excellence. There are no shortcuts. 3. Be positive. Teach and talk about what to do. 4. Be […]

Everyone is a Leader

September 1, 2021

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One of the hallmarks of a leader is the deep conviction that he or she can make a positive difference even when the circumstances are difficult or the perceived hill to climb is very steep. This belief is an inside job and the quality of a leader is determined by the consistency to maintain this […]

Leaders Lead

August 25, 2021

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Confucius said, “The person who says he can, and the person who says he cannot…are both correct.” Whatever MISSION you find yourself on today, your success rate will be directly proportional to your capacity to believe and FOCUS. There are infinite distractions in the world today – either you will overcome those potential distractions with […]

Power of Focus

August 18, 2021

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If you are a long time LTP subscriber, you know that I love to say, “LET’S GO.”  This is a phrase intended to encourage us all individually to take action but also to remind us that we are in this life TOGETHER.  “LET’S GO” is a mix between a verb and an adjective.  Let’s go […]

LET’S GO!!

August 12, 2021

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Any resource that you want or need, somebody knows somebody who has access to it.  A late mentor of mine, Zig Ziglar said it this way, “You can have anything you want, if you help enough people get what they want.” This is why it is so vital to the human experience that we consistently […]

Connect Four

August 4, 2021

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What a great story Lydia Jacoby is. With her fellow American two lanes over from her and swimming next to the Russian Olympic medal winner, she sent Alaskans and Americans into a frenzy. If you didn’t tear up watching that young woman start fast, compete, and finish strong with the eyes of the world upon […]

Just Keep Swimming

July 29, 2021

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Last nights victory for the Milwaukee Buck’s highlights so much of what I believe about teamwork. Great teams exhibit the following characteristics: 1. They are all in on the mission and committed to doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes. 2. They have standards of performance and excellence. 3. They hold each […]

How about them Buck’s?

July 21, 2021

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“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” -Jim Rohn The recovery process is a vital part of performance.  Where is it that you need to go to get your batteries recharged?  We all get 168 hours per week to spend.  Some of those will be spent sleeping; some spent eating; some spent […]

Your Happy Place

July 14, 2021

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“The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.”  Wilma Rudolph Someone ever tell you that you can’t have your cake and eat it too?  While I disagree with that statement, I agree with the idea that there is no such thing as a free lunch.  I think you CAN have your cake and eat it […]

Hard Work Pays Off

July 8, 2021

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Never underestimate the power of belief. All the time people ask me, “do you think I can do this”; “do you think we can do that.” Assuming the idea is legal and ethical, I typically respond with “of course you can.” Just one look at the vast possibilities realized in the past 20 years alone […]

Believe

June 24, 2021

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You have likely heard the saying, “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.”  The truth is that the grass is greener wherever you water it.  Martin Luther King Jr once said, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep the streets even as a Michelangelo […]

Be where your feet are!

June 16, 2021

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It is so easy in this day and age to find the things that are wrong with this or that. Where the power lies however, is in the solution. A mentor of mine used to always say, the problem with the problem is the problem. There is no problem with solution. President Kennedy said it in […]

Let’s be about answers.

June 9, 2021

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Every day I am blessed with the opportunity to have coached a lot of individuals towards their goals in their life—both personally and professionally—as well as personally strived to be a great husband, father, and entrepreneur for well over a decade.  That, coupled with being a natural noticer out of the habits formed as a […]

A few things I’ve learned along the way…

June 2, 2021

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This morning Adriane and I recorded a Love the Process podcast reminiscing with Blake, Derek, and Riley on the experience where they went rim to rim to rim at the Grand Canyon after a mere 40 days of focused preparation.  That is almost 50 miles, 11K plus of elevation on both sides of the Canyon […]

Keep Moving Forward

May 26, 2021

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In our family we have a saying that “it’s supposed to be hard.”  This idea is to recognize the resistance that occurs as you engage in the process of growing and becoming something greater.  So often, people begin to face resistance and difficulty, and they give up.  As you may know I have trained hundreds […]

Who told you it was going to be easy?

May 19, 2021

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There is no time like the present. The past is history; tomorrow’s a mystery, but right now is a gift—that’s why we call it the present. As any longtime follower of LTP knows, we are HUGE on the idea of gratitude. If I were to give you 5 million dollars today but cannot wake up […]

Why Not Now?

May 12, 2021

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I travel worldwide, asking people what their biggest goals, hopes, and dreams are, along with the challenges that are in the way of those realities. Next, I try to understand what they are doing to prepare to meet and overcome the obstacles to achieving their dreams. It is amazing how often people tell me about […]

Stay Ready

May 5, 2021

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If you have ever tried to accomplish something big in your life, you have likely been met with resistance.  Sometimes massive resistance.  The reasons for this resistance are less important than the acceptance that it will come—often when you least expect it—and the awareness and courage to persist in spite of it. My friend Ky […]

Stay In the Game

April 28, 2021

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How much time do you spend thinking about starting a project, adding a new habit or dropping an old one?  How much time do you spend talking about what you are going to do and why you are going to do it?  Think back to the last time you engaged in either of these activities.  […]

Action over motion; practice over planning

April 21, 2021

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Newsflash: Today is the first day of the rest of your life! When we focus on regret and disappointment of the past we are robbed of a brighter future. A mentor of mine always said: “yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is all we have.” When I coach people, we often focus […]

NEWSFLASH!

April 14, 2021

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I wanted to share a story that I heard recently. Major James Nesmeth was an average golfer prior to being called into the Vietnam War. He would usually shoot somewhere in the mid to low nineties and wanted to improve his golf game. This effort was interrupted by the Vietnam War, where he would become […]

Seeing is Believing

April 7, 2021

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Sometimes we can get moving too fast and actually make less progress.  I have recognized a couple areas in my life where I need to slow down to actually get better results over the long term.  So, this week I want to encourage you with a phrase from the U.S. Navy Seals—“slow is smooth, smooth […]

Relax, Trust, Implement

April 1, 2021

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