The Continuing Upward Spiral of Growth

The Continuing Upward Spiral of Growth

It’s called “Success” There are no dark, forbidden secrets to success. Nor is it a matter of luck or fate. Success may not come easily, but it is simple to understand. To begin with, success is a matter of doing those things which you know in your heart you should do...
University of the Imagination

University of the Imagination

The perfect way to tap your unlimited potential They learned foreign languages, designed buildings, and invented products. They played their favorite sports—repeatedly hitting home runs and scoring touchdowns. Had they not been locked in tiny, filthy cells, fed like...
A Leading Question

A Leading Question

How can I help my people enjoy their work more, Joel? Question to you: What makes YOU enjoy your work more? If you’re like most people, you enjoy doing things you’re good at. Ever notice that? What you like to do, you’re good at, and what you don’t like to do, you’re...
One Moment In Time

One Moment In Time

Are you too tough on yourself? Did you ever mess up and keep re-living the mistake? Have you ever dropped the ball at a critical moment and never gotten over it? If you said “yes” to any of those three questions this true story might help you live your life from a...
Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

Joel, why are thank you notes so important? Thank you notes are one of the little things that so few people take the time to do! Their importance was made clear to me years ago when I received a letter from someone who had attended one of my seminars for Dean Witter,...
7 Ways To Reward Your Employees

7 Ways To Reward Your Employees

It’s November, which means it’s the month of giving thanks! When you run a business, so much of its success is owed to your team of employees. But writing a check to show appreciation for all your employees can be impersonal and financially irresponsible. Here are...
The Corporal Meets the Commander in Chief…

The Corporal Meets the Commander in Chief…

…and learns the importance of leadership by example.   As Commander in Chief of the Continental Army that won American independence from England, president of the convention that wrote the U.S. Constitution, the first man elected President of the United States,...
Why Giving Thanks Makes You Healthier

Why Giving Thanks Makes You Healthier

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Not just because my grandma makes the best cranberry sauce, but because of the traditions my family set focusing on gratitude. We went around in circles sharing things we were grateful for, watched old family videos...
Overcoming Your Fear of Being Mediocre

Overcoming Your Fear of Being Mediocre

Every entrepreneur dreams of changing the world, but the fear of falling short can be paralyzing. I know I have fallen guilty of avoiding something simply because I’m afraid I won’t be good enough. Nobody wants to just be average. That’s understandable. But it becomes...