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Why Set Goals?

Why do you feel that way about setting goals??? I saw a few negative comments recently on social media about setting goals. Some seem to be annoyed with the subject of goals, while others didn't see the benefits of setting them. Read more »

Identify Your Weaknesses - Step 1 of 3

"So what was your weakness early on in your NFL career?" This was the direct message I received yesterday after my LinkedIn article, "Make Your Weaknesses Your Strengths." If you know football, the picture might give it away. Deion Sanders is playing in what we call "man to man" technique Read more »

Make Your Weaknesses Your Strengths!

Make your weaknesses your strengths! I've recommended this to some as they are writing down their goals for the next year. Now there's nothing wrong with that. I'm all about goal setting. However, let me give you something else to focus on this time around. How about taking a weakness you have in 2019 and turning it into a strength for 2020. Read more »

Are You Making Adjustments?

We are about to close out 2019, so what are you doing to ensure it closes out the way you'd like? If you've ever participated in athletics, you know that halftime was always the time to make adjustments. However, realistically, adjustments are being made throughout the game, not just halftime. When appropriate, that could be right down to the last second of a game, changing this and changing that. Read more »

In Spite Of... The Odds

Sometimes people are too focused on the odds. The odds of accomplishing a goal or a degree of success. When one focuses so much on the probability they will fail, or that they will not receive a specific opportunity, they've already lost. Read more »

In Spite Of...

In Spite of what? Tell me? What's your "In Spite of" moment? Everyone has one and you either conquered it, or it conquered you! I am going to be experimenting with some content revolving around this topic. Could turn into a new keynote presentation or perhaps even book number two. The point is, my goal is to send a clear message that in spite of what life throws your way, you can win. Read more »

Nick Symmonds Two Time Olympian and Host of "Run The Day" Podcast Interviews Athlete Entrepreneur JJ Birden

If you know my story, then you're aware that I'm a big track and field fan. Running track and field at the University of Oregon also known as "Track Town USA" might have played role in that. So you can see why I'd say it was an honor to be interviewed by Nick Symmonds. Read more »

The Score is Zero to Zero

I recently returned from a speaking event at Merrill Lynch's conference in Orlando, Florida. Three hundred top Merrill advisors were present. One of the topics I discussed was how to avoid complacency. It can be something many people struggle with. For instance, after you've had a great day of production at work or perhaps a great week, month, quarter, or even a year, sometimes the habit is to back off or get complacent. Read more »

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

You've probably heard this one a little differently. However, you know me, and sometimes I like to spin it from another perspective. Read more »

The Four R's

We're into the fourth month of the year, not quite half time but how are you doing? Statistics say you've probably kicked the 2019 resolutions you set at the beginning of the year to the curb. Perhaps, you're one of the rare ones and still plugging away. Either way, at any point of the year, you can use the Four R's to see how you're doing and make any necessary adjustments Read more »

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