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5 Quick Tips to reduce stress IMMEDIATELY!

I know I don’t need to tell you, but we are all currently living one of the most stressful times in the past 20 years! Sometimes there are so many thoughts, events, emotions and situations that are creating stress in our everyday lives… and it seems to be at an increasingly faster rate than ever before, that most of us feel helpless to stop it… or to even slow it down, am I right? Did you realize over 75% of adults...

Do I need, a coach or a mentor?

Today I want to dive a little deeper on a subject, really more of a culture-shift or trend…If you listened to the last couple week’s episodes (hopefully you did, but if not, go back and listen to #42 & #43) I highlighted the critical need for mentorship in the collision & auto repair industry…. And also provided some great insight & advice from one of my mentors, Tony Robbins. This week, I want to explore what it means to have...

Start your morning with these 3 easy wins!!

Two things I’ve noticed in my half-century of dealing with people, in many walks of life is: #1- Everybody is uniquely different from everyone else; no two individuals are alike and #2 – everybody likes to win, no exceptions, given the option to win or lose, everyone wants to win, right?... I mean it makes sense; nobody likes to lose… nobody…. Regardless if it’s a game, or at any kind of sport, an argument, debate or disagreement, getting the favor of...

Money… the most powerful tool in your toolbox!

Today I want to talk about a subject that we ALL have struggled with throughout our lives, some more than others, but I can guarantee… we have all struggled with and will continue to do so at some level, but hopefully I can share my insights and understanding of this tool, and that sharing may help YOU struggle less going forward. Yes, I did say TOOL…. The more I understand money, the more I realize it is nothing more than just a tool. No matter what position...

Stop focusing on the DESTINATION, and enjoy the JOURNEY!

I don’t know about you, but when I finally start shaking off the cold of yet another long winter here in the Midwest, and the sun shines down through my windshield for more than 2 days in a row, my thoughts start zoning-in on only one thing, and only one thing … the visions in my mind start becoming crystal-clear, as the first two feet of water on a warm Gulf-of-Mexico beach… get’n my toes in the sand &...

7 Key Tips to maximize your productivity & minimize your busy work

We all have a million things to do in our lives, and every day seems to fly by just a little bit faster than the day before… am I right? If you’re one of the fortunate ones still employed or still running a business right now, as the last year had taken a bite out of the blue-collar world, you’re probably a few employees short of what was normal before, so you might be (or at least it feels like)...

Tips & Benefits of being an early riser!

Let’s be honest. For most people, it’s not easy to get up first thing in the morning, especially when it’s still dark. But a lot of successful people say, “If you win the morning, you win the day.” In fact, there are all kinds of clichés about rising early. There’s the one about the early bird getting the worm, to which I always reply that I don’t want the worm. However, there are so many other benefits to waking up early, from...

Benefits of a Simple Walk

6 Steps to Enjoy Some Healthy Mindful Walking With a New Year in front of us, many make the commitment to starting a healthier lifestyle, maybe changing their diet, sleeping habits or taking up yoga… but sometimes it’s best to start with something simple. Something just about everyone can manage, is a nice, easy walk! But combine that with some mindfulness and you have “Mindful Walking”. The benefits of walking are extensive & proven — a consistent walking routine can improve cardiovascular fitness,...

The secret of living is giving!

So here we are mid-December, a few weeks from Christmas & right smack dab in the heart of giving season. Traditionally we start feeling the stress of “what to get” for our spouses, our kids, our parents or siblings or relatives or maybe friends and co-workers, right?.... this is the “gift-giving season” in all its over-indulgent, make sure to get a gift-receipt, OMG I can’t find anything for so-n-so, glory. This is also the one time of year that some or...

5 Ways to make a positive impact on others

Most people are all about creating a better life for themselves. While building a better life may be individually satisfying, making an extraordinary impact on others is even more impressive. Stephen Hawking was someone who made an extraordinary impact on others. While saddled with what many would consider a severe handicap, Hawking not only overcame his personal obstacles, he truly made a difference in the world. Thankfully, you don’t have to be a quantum physicist to do the same. With Hawking’s...