Tips, tools and thoughts for top performance

Investments to Make Investments

By |2019-06-04T17:18:19+00:00June 4th, 2019|

Companies that have failed, struggled, or underperformed (like Kodak, Toys R Us, Bed Bath & Beyond, FTD florists, etc.) will often attribute the results to not making the right innovation investments. But why did they not make the right investment decisions? Perhaps because they did not invest in the people [...]



By |2019-06-03T21:41:53+00:00June 3rd, 2019|

Why do people wave at strangers? You see this a lot between cars on country roads or from passengers of one cruise ship to the passengers of another cruise ship. I think it is because we want to be nice and have good relations with the people in the world [...]


Resources to Succeed

By |2019-05-31T20:20:48+00:00May 31st, 2019|

I believe most people already have the internal resources it takes to succeed. I also believe that it often takes external resources to help people find their inner resources.


Trading Punches

By |2019-05-30T19:11:51+00:00May 30th, 2019|

The current big tariffs and tough negotiations with China is what happens when people believe the current conditions are no longer tolerable. I am not commenting if this is the right approach or not with China. But it is an example of an attempt at corrective action. It is an [...]


X Factors

By |2019-05-29T22:39:16+00:00May 29th, 2019|

I learned from an expert at Christie’s that there are several factors used to determine the value of a collectable like a vintage watch. These include condition, rarity, current desirability, and even an "X factor." X factors include facts like famous owners. One collectable Rolex was worth hundreds of thousands [...]


Mind Muscle Connections

By |2019-05-24T13:50:35+00:00May 24th, 2019|

Do you have good mind-muscle connections? Most people have a poor mind-muscle connection with their abs and their back muscles. It is why they have poor stability and posture. People are more likely to have a good mind-muscle connection with their biceps and chest muscles. These are upfront and easy [...]



By |2019-05-23T22:28:54+00:00May 23rd, 2019|

One cannot continue to make bad choices and expect good things to happen. This applies to fitness, nutrition, finances, AND our effectiveness at work.


Leaders and Time Under Tension

By |2019-05-22T17:43:40+00:00May 22nd, 2019|

A reason many people see little results from the gym is because they don’t spend enough time under tension. Doing 10-12 reps without it being challenging is a waste of time. Chatting with a trainer or texting while going through the motions is a waste of time. Even at work, [...]


Apparent Safety

By |2019-05-21T18:07:37+00:00May 21st, 2019|

An investigation recently concluded that power lines downed in high winds were the primary cause of the devastating Camp Fire in California last year. While there was lots of activity to reduce the impact of accidents from regular people living and working in the area, the investigation showed it was [...]


Even a Donkey

By |2019-05-20T18:20:33+00:00May 20th, 2019|

This weekend I was surprised with the scene of a little donkey pushing a basketball all over a big pasture with his nose and forefeet. He seemed to be enjoying himself. Even a donkey seems to know how to play and enjoy where he is. Do you?