The Key to Unleashing Your Full Potential (And Helping Others do it, Too)

The Power of Positive Declarations

Has anyone ever spoken words over you that changed the course of your life? Have you ever heard or read something that ignited something on the inside of you that forever changed who you are? Then you know the power of words. And it’s the words that you say, that you declare, that hold the key to unleashing your full potential.

The Key to Unleashing Your Full Potential (And Helping Others do it, Too)

By the time you read this, I might be cradling a newborn baby in my arms. As I write this, my wife, Tara, is due with our second child any day now. So, naturally, my mind is racing with thoughts of all the things I’ll need to do for this child as his or her father.

What if You Are Truly Invincible?

How Children Get it Right When it Comes to Failure

What if you truly could never lose? What if every failure wasn’t the end but the beginning? What if you truly are invincible? What if you actually believed that?

What if You Are Truly Invincible?

I recently took our four-year old daughter, Aracelli, to the park for a daddy-daughter date afternoon. It was unseasonably cold, so we had the place to ourselves, except for a few brief moments when another family showed up. That was when the little girl Aracelli was playing with taught me a powerful lesson.

Make up the Rules as You Go

Somehow, I managed to be “it.” “It” of course means that I am the designated chaser. No adult ever chooses to be “it” or ever knows why he or she is “it.” It remains to this day one of the greatest mysteries of humankind: the origin of the “it.” But I digress…

As the “it,” I was charged with chasing two little girls around the park. Up and down ladders, over the bridge, down the slides, until, at last, I caught my daughter and tagged her. As I triumphantly celebrated my massive accomplishment and announced the passing of “it” status to Aracelli, Eleanor announced something remarkable:

“You have to catch us twice,” she yelled. She was making the rules up as she went.

She can always win.

She can never be defeated.

Episode 072: The Benefits of Smiling More (And How to do It)

6 Ways to Develop the Habit of Smiling More

I used to be a very grumpy person. OK, I still am sometimes, but it used to be a whole lot worse. Until I discovered the power of something so simple, it almost seemed too good to be true. I learned how to smile more.

Benefits of Smiling More Often

In today’s episode I’ll share with you:

  • How I learned how to smile. (Yes, for some of us this takes learning)
  • The positive effects of smiling more on your mind, body, and performance.
  • The secret to smiling more.
  • 6 ways you can get in the habit of smiling more.

This episode is literally guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, so listen carefully and you’ll reap the benefits of smiling more.

Episode 065: How to Overcome Negative Self-Talk

6 Strategies to Overcome the Negative Words You Say About Yourself

Do yourself a favor…the next time you start to say something bad about yourself, SHUT UP! Seriously, shut up. Don’t say it.

How to Overcome Negative Self-Talk

You can think it, but don’t say it. Don’t mumble it under your breathe. Don’t say it to someone else. Don’t write it down.

Your negative thoughts don’t have to become reality. In fact they can’t be, because you are too valuable to the rest of us to live that way.

So shut up.

7 Keys to Overcoming Negative Voices

The problem with your inner voices is that they are usually lying. And not only do they lie, but they manipulate you, twist the truth, and even make you believe the lies. They’ll even tell you two opposing lies (both extremes)…and you’ll believe them both.

7 Keys to Overcoming Negative Voices

Two Voices – Both Lies

My inner voices are tricky. One voice tells me this:

You are where you are in life only because of dumb luck.

That is the first lie.

Another voice tells me:

You got where you are in life only because of hard work, determination, and because you are just that special.

That is the voice I actually like to listen to. This voice lifts my head up high, puffs my chest out, and makes me feel good about myself.

But both voices are lies.