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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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My good friend Ray Gonzales has told me for a long time, “Johnny, your ego is not your amigo.”  This thought is such a powerful truth.  There is a great story about the lion who is walking thru the jungle and he asks every animal he sees, “who’s the king of the jungle?”  First he […]

Your Ego is Not Your Amigo

March 24, 2021

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Today is Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent for many in the Christian faith. At a very basic level, Lent is an opportunity to re-focus on what matters. Regardless of your faith, taking time to examine what matters most to you is a powerful activity. And even more powerful if you are able to […]

What Matters Most

February 18, 2021

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1440 represents the number of minutes we all get each day. It is the one resource that we all get the same of every day, and it is a non-renewable resource. How are you managing your 1440? Jim Rohn said it this way, “either you run the day or the day runs you,” and John […]

1440 Masterpiece

February 11, 2021

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When President Kennedy asked Dr. Wernher Von Braun what it would take to build a rocket that could carry a man to the moon and bring him back safely to the Earth, Von Braun answered him in five words, “The will to do it.” There is power in both the size of the question as […]

The will to do it.

February 3, 2021

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I’m sure by now many of you have watched or heard about Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem. She eloquently weaves a story of history and hope, and her young age of 22 brings a freshness and impact to the words she spoke. Her courage and insight has me reflecting on a few of the stanzas: Let […]

For there is always light

January 28, 2021

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No one ever said it was going to be easy, they just said it was going to be worth it.  If you know what your mission is, what your purpose is, what you believe in—then regardless of your particular assignment in any given season—persist towards that pursuit.  So often we can mistake our mission with […]


January 13, 2021

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If there was a store that sold CONSISTENCY, I would load the boat! Success leaves clues – the person who can consistently, persistently take action on their goals gets there much more often. Therefore, focus on the standard, not the resolution. What standards do you need to set and keep in order to achieve your […]

Consistency is Key

January 6, 2021

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Everyone wants to talk about goals during the end of the year, as we head to a new year.  While it is one of my top 5 favorite topics to coach on, I think we have to also talk about the concept of COMMITMENT and the redemptive quality that making a decision has.  To set […]

Last WINsday of the year!

December 30, 2020

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During this time of year many of us will have a time where we open gifts that we give to one another. It is a time of celebration and a time of sharing and a time of joy. And all of those things are awesome! However, I believe the best gifts are not under the […]

The Best Gift

December 23, 2020

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As we near the year end, I encourage you to get a head start on your goal setting for 2021.  Decide what you plan to accomplish.  You are the author of your destiny.  The art of Love The Process comes down to three main components 1) Mentality; 2) Preparation; and 3) Execution.  Goal setting falls […]

What are your goals?

December 16, 2020

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On this WINsday, I have a very simple yet powerful message: Do what you already know to do. Too often I hear from people who are looking for a magic bullet, a quick fix, a shortcut. But, we typically already have a list of things to work on or know what’s pressing right now. Instead […]

Just Do It

December 9, 2020

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Happy WINsday!  You probably have heard someone say that it is important to maintain a positive mental attitude.  While there is no question a positive mental attitude is very useful, the research is showing it is even more important to avoid negative thoughts (ANT), and especially to avoid negative talk (ANT).  This is a practice […]

Positive Mental Attitude vs ANT

December 2, 2020

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I believe these four words coupled with a sincere desire to be useful are a vital part of the path forward.  Martin Luther King, Jr. said in one of his final speeches, “everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.”  I encourage us all on this WINsday to lean into this idea and ask the […]

How Can I Help?

November 18, 2020

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There is a famous quote from Mahatma Gandhi that we ought to “become the change we wish to see.”  We are living in historic times with the proliferation of technology and the ability for everyone to have a virtual megaphone on the internet.  The challenge becomes that we are often confusing the idea of making […]

How can we make a difference?

November 11, 2020

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I hope this WINsday finds you doing well.  A mentor of mine once told me that victims of their circumstances don’t get well.  I had a 5th grade teacher who had us memorize the saying, “excuses are the refuge of cowards and the building blocks to a house of failure.”  From a fairly early age […]

Choices. Choices. Choices.

November 4, 2020

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One of the most powerful things we can do each day is to encourage others. Adriane and I have been in the process of the 5 for 5 for 55 challenge (move body 5 miles, 5 pints of water (minimum), 5 gratitude items, 5 pages book (minimum), & 5 encouragements per day.  I am realizing […]

A note of encouragement…

October 28, 2020

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Is there something burning inside of you that you are ‘waiting’ to do?  Is there something that is on your heart and mind that you want to do, but are not sure when or how to do it?  I want to encourage you on this WINsday…GIVE IT A GO!  Comfort is the enemy of progress, […]

Why not NOW?

October 21, 2020

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