Category: Unfuckwithable

Today, I’ll Start With Gratitude (Part 2) #204

Published on November 28, 2019 Written by

Today, I’ll Start With Gratitude (Part 2) #204 When I think of the holidays, I like to imagine that the experience I am having today is a possibility for all. It’s simple really – Thanks + Giving. What can you be truly thankful for? Not just quickly thanking someone with a passing platitude but the […]

Today, I’ll Start With Gratitude (Part 1) #203

Published on November 27, 2019 Written by

Today, I’ll Start With Gratitude (Part 1) #203 This morning, I was fully present to the sunrise. I don’t mean just observing the great colors, or simply noticing how the rolling clouds seemed almost artificial in their picturesque arrangement. In and of itself, the sunrise was spectacular, but today I was present in a way […]

More of What You Don’t Want #202

Published on November 26, 2019 Written by

More of What You Don’t Want #202 Conflict. It’s something most people seek to avoid. However, the best teams seek it; like heat-seeking missiles, they encourage it. They listen acutely; they watch body language; they ask questions to provoke it and they don’t settle until people say what they’re not comfortable saying. What the best […]

Making Space #201

Published on November 25, 2019 Written by

Making Space #201 Clearing things out and making space is a skill everyone needs, whether it’s your closets, your car, your office, or headspace. For leaders, creating space is essential; the difference between being mediocre and exceptional lies in the space between your ears. For me, part of making space also includes my body. I […]

Are You Ready To Do The Work? #196

Published on November 18, 2019 Written by

Are You Ready To Do The Work? #196 If you’ve heard the saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder,” you might apply it to being away from your loved ones and teammates as your longing for them increases while you’re away. However, there are situations where this phrase does not always apply. When you’re absent, […]

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable #195

Published on November 15, 2019 Written by

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable #195 Do something today that your future self will thank you for. If you’re only doing the things that are safe, comfortable or predictable, you and your life can become pretty boring. As we embark upon a new line of business at YESS! it’s making my heart beat faster, my blood […]

All Green Lights #194

Published on November 14, 2019 Written by

All Green Lights #194 Failing forward. It’s a catchy term that’s popular right now. If you’re the kind of person who’s afraid to fail or doesn’t appreciate constructive feedback, please consider the following metaphor Laura Kelly shared with me: Now, imagine being on the road with only green lights…for everyone. How would that work? It […]

Don’t Be Reasonable #193

Published on November 13, 2019 Written by

Don’t Be Reasonable #193 Excellence requires discipline. When you don’t have discipline, you get sloppy. When you get sloppy, you fit right in with the mediocrity the status quo fully supports. We were watching the post-game show after the Vikings played recently when the legendary Chuck Foreman (#44) made this statement about excellence “when you’re […]

Own, Not Run #192

Published on November 12, 2019 Written by

Own, Not Run #192 In a recent podcast with @shannonkmiles, she referenced a statement her coach made to her and her husband as they embarked upon starting their business. When they both cashed in their 401K to start their business, they began their entrepreneurial journey with sage advice from their business coach which she carries […]

Playing Whack-a-Mole #190

Published on November 8, 2019 Written by

Playing Whack-a-Mole #190 If you’ve ever seen a game of Whack-a-Mole, you understand the sense of anxiety it creates. When it’s time to hit the moles, they seem to accelerate faster than you can react and it causes stress. Metaphorically speaking, this can be what a day in the life of any leader can feel […]