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My goal is to help you pursue extraordinary growth in every arena of your life. I want to inspire you to present the best version of yourself to your world by authentically serving others, creating lasting value, and living each day on purpose.

Whether you work as a front-line customer service representative or you engage at any level with other people, learning to communicate with empathy, clarity and resourcefulness is important.

Playing it Cool: The Surprising Power of a Cold Shower

Playing it Cool: The Surprising Power of a Cold Shower

One year ago today, I stopped taking warm showers. Every morning for the past 365 days, I have not moved the temperature control level on my shower–it is pointed permanently to the right (the coldest setting) as I’ve submerged my reluctant body to a steady stream of...

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5 Reasons Why Starting Crossfit Could Change Your Life

5 Reasons Why Starting Crossfit Could Change Your Life

By now, I bet you've heard about Crossfit. Since starting out in a small gym in Santa Cruz, California in the early 2000s by a former gymnast with a passion for exercise science and an unconventional approach to training, Crossfit has become the fastest-growing...

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4 Simple Ways to Reclaim Your Time in 2022

4 Simple Ways to Reclaim Your Time in 2022

As we settle into the new year, you don't have to look very hard to notice the alarmingly high levels of anxiety, busyness, and overwhelm affecting people thanks to a lingering pandemic compounded by staff shortages that mean longer working hours, daycare challenges,...

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Be the Best Version of YOU this Christmas

Be the Best Version of YOU this Christmas

In his popular TED Talk, "Be a Hospitalian," Bobby Stuckey, owner of the renowned Frasca restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, shares a humorous holiday story of trying to please one of his relatives while hosting Thanksgiving dinner: Bobby's talk highlights the critical...

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Present the Best Version of Yourself This Thanksgiving

Present the Best Version of Yourself This Thanksgiving

In my last post, I shared a powerful leadership habit I had learned from former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, whose penchant for writing personal letters to fellow players, coaches, and fans has enhanced his hall of fame career as well as his already-strong personal...

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What Peyton Manning Taught Me About Leadership

What Peyton Manning Taught Me About Leadership

Although I've never been a big Denver Broncos or Indianapolis Colts fan, I've always admired Peyton Manning. His tremendous ability, legendary work ethic, competitive fire, and impressive family legacy (I am old enough to remember watching Peyton's father, Archie...

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