Is This Even Possible?

Reading Time: < 1 minuteIs it physically possible to run a mile in less than four minutes? This question haunted coaches and runners for over 50 years. Doctors and athletes alike agreed this barrier was unbreakable. In 1954, Roger Bannister proved all of the...

Is It Really Worth The Effort?

Reading Time: < 1 minuteYour answer to this question depends on whether you have learned helplessness or industriousness. The term learned helplessness was first introduced over 50 years ago by psychologist Martin Seligman. The concept refers to a person’s tendency...

Get Control of Your Emotions or They Will Control You

Reading Time: < 1 minuteYour life is filled with complex and ambiguous problems that can quickly change with your current circumstances. Emotions play a big role in how successfully you navigate these unique situations. Emotions help you make decisions, prepare for...

Make the impossible possible.

Reading Time: < 1 minuteWhat is your 4 minute mile? For decades medical professionals thought it was impossible for a human being to run a mile in less than four minutes. Doctors and athletes alike agreed the human body was not physically capable. They all believed...

Learn how to summarize.

Reading Time: 2 minutesBeing thorough is not always the way to go. The ability to identify and summarize the most essential points is much better. Most people do not know how to effectively summarize information into relevant and digestible chunks. In my doctoral...

Yesterday sucked. Now what?

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe other day at work, I had a horrible day. Maybe the worst I have ever had. Definitely the worst in a couple of years. As I sat on my back porch later that evening, reflecting on the day and what to do next, it dawned on me that my entire...

Stop just going through the motions.

Reading Time: 2 minutesYou won’t reach excellence on accident. Are there times you have been doing something at work or school only to realize when you are done, you don’t have a good idea what you just completed?  Are there times you arrive at your...

Discover 4 Ways to Help your Children Be Better Problem Solvers

Reading Time: 2 minutesProblem solving is a valuable success skill employers and colleges repeatedly list as one of the top characteristics they are seeking in qualified candidates. Average parents look to schools to develop strong problem solving skills. Some simply...

Parenting Tips Taken From the Advice of 5 Legendary Sports Coaches

Reading Time: 3 minutesParenting has a whole lot in common with coaching. If these strategies work with world class athletes, surely they are good enough to use with our own children. Sarah Green Carmichael mined the archives of Harvard Business Review interviews with...