Stop Playing The Comparison Game

I’d been having a productive morning — knocking off client calls, writing assignments and errands like a boss. Then I saw that someone had left the October issue of Fortune magazine down in the laundry room. On the cover was Sheryl Sandberg and the tagline: “There’s never been an executive like the Facebook COO. A billionaire bestselling author she’s one of the most powerful women in the world.” Suddenly, I felt deflated, unaccomplished, insignificant. Why wasn’t I on the list of most powerful women […]

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

I confess, I came this close to flaking out on you. For many of you, our relationship started at last year’s Mental Toughness Summit. I had plans to make it an annual event but when April rolled around this year, I was overcome by overwhelm and inertia everytime I thought about putting together another Summit. Then synchronicity intervened. One of my former clients introduced me to the work of Dr. Les Fehmi, the author of Open Focus. I had a […]

How Do You Measure Up?

“What gets measured, gets managed.” Are you familiar with management guru Peter Drucker‘s famous quote? Here’s my version: measurement motivates. That is, the simple act of paying attention to something inevitably leads to improvement in those areas – and often without noticeable effort. I love this story that Tim Ferriss, author of The Four-Hour Workweek and himself a tracking fiend, tells about Phil Libin, the CEO of Evernote. “Phil had tried diets and exercise but it was inconvenient, it took […]