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Fishing for Success In Business and Life

The Shef May 6th, 2016 No Comments

Success in business and life is a lot like fishing. A successful day fishing or growing your business is about producing results. When you are fishing, you won’t likely see the fish on the end of your line until it is almost in your boat or on the shore. You will, however, feel the tugging on the line […]

Winning a Bowl Game and Your Success Playbook

The Shef December 31st, 2015 No Comments

No championship game has ever been won using a mental playbook. College football bowl games are upon us, and millions of people will be watching the games live and in person. (My Iowa Hawkeyes will be playing in the Rose Bowl.) Anyone who has watched a football game, knows that the coaches are constantly referring […]

Adele’s Model for Your Success

The Shef November 27th, 2015 1 Comment

Adele pulled a great joke on an audience during a BBC audition, but her lessons for your success are priceless! Adele may be a worldwide superstar, but when she played a joke on a group of talent show contestants, the lessons learned will be music to your ears. Adele auditioned for an Adele look-alike competition on BBC. […]

Awesome Reel

The Shef November 11th, 2015 1 Comment

What Is an Awesome Reel? It is that special video clip in our minds that brings us back to our accomplishments. When we are pursuing a meaningful milestone or goal and recognize a little progress, it is like a shot of encouragement that keeps us going. The only problem is that moment of euphoria doesn’t last […]

Inspiration In a Blink of an Eye

The Shef September 30th, 2015 1 Comment

If you’ve ever ran across the finish line of a race, you know that it is one of the most inspirational moments in anyone’s life. You did it! You trained, sweat, sacrificed, and realized your goal. Whether you completed a 1/4 mile, 5k, marathon, or 100 mile endurance race; there is a sense of accomplishment that no […]

Meeting Planner’s Nightmare Saved with 2 Words

The Shef September 18th, 2015 No Comments

Every meeting planner dreams of a smooth event…but conventions don’t always go as planned. Imagine that you are a meeting planner in charge of planning a convention for 350 people in Baltimore, MD. The speakers have been hired, hotel rooms and meeting rooms are booked, and everything is running smoothly…until the roof of your hotel collapses  just […]

7 Life Hacks from My Son’s Boot Camp

The Shef August 18th, 2015 No Comments

Military boot camp is an amazing experience, both for the young person going through it, and for the recruit’s loved ones. My son will be graduating from Navy boot camp at Great Lakes, IL in just 3 weeks; and I can’t wait to be introduced to the young man he has become. US military boot camps […]

Follow Up Freak

The Shef May 22nd, 2015 No Comments

Growing your business relies upon building relationships. Relationships are largely built upon frequency of contact. Why do you think that 1 call will create enough rapport and trust to help you close the deal? Here is a short video where I discuss 2 awesome books to help you stay on track! One of the books […]

Your “Yes” Inventory and the Importance of Recharging

The Shef April 23rd, 2015 1 Comment

What is a “Yes” Inventory? All of the obligations that you agreed to, all of the events you attend, essentially everything you do for someone else’s schedule. We live an insane, hyper-connected world that has made many of us addicted to responding constantly to the needs of others. Why do we need to take inventory of everything […]

Ready to Recharge

The Shef April 16th, 2015 2 Comments

Recharging your Motivation is something that we all must do, and it is something that only we can do. I recorded this short video for you from my kayak this morning. Had to get a quick paddle in before I head to Chicago to speak to an awesome audience of hospital CEO’s this morning.   […]

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