Today is Your Day

Everyone needs a little inspiration to get to their next level of success. As a inspiration consultant and motivational speaker I come along side entrepreneurs, organizations, coaches and student athletes, delivering keynote presentations, customized workshops, and individualized coaching that will make a positive impact in your life.

You Gotta' Jump

What do you call someone willing to sprint full speed at a bar suspended 5' to 7' off the ground, hurl their body into the air backwards blinding them from the bar they are flying over, and crash land on their shoulders into a dense compacted foam mat, with their knees hitting themselves in the forehead? Besides job security for chiropractors and psychologists, these glorious creatures of human flight are called high jumpers.

 

It is an incredibly challenging mental workout to believe in yourself and achieve human flight every week.

 

 

 

When a jumper's body and mind are tired jumpers will often run past the bar several times choosing to not jump. Fear begins to creep in and confidence disappears. What happens when jumpers do not jump? Nothing.

 

 

 

When a jumper jumps, whether or not they clear the bar, they gain experience and everyone learns something to help their next jumps be more successful.

As student athletes, teachers, entrepreneurs, coaches, and boards of directors, all of our failed attempts carry the greatest learning ever. Set the bar high and capture your school's record. Design outrageous learning objectives centered on the learner. Create superior ideas for a new business, generate income, and hire people. Take time to listen radically to your athletes and implement enthusiastic training techniques for each of them. Come up with a projected growth in revenue that makes the entire board laugh out loud.

Jump. You gotta' jump.

Listen. Lead. Inspire.   #anhonor

Happiness

 

Chasing Careers?

 

                 

                                                                          Chasing Money?

 

 

 

Chasing Happiness?

 

 

                                            Chasing gives way to choosing. Every time.

Choose Happiness. Everyday.

 

Listen. Inspire. Lead.

Being. Coach. Able.

When the coach is ready the athlete shows up.

 

We are capable of inspiring athletes because they let us. Honorable.

 

We earn an athlete’s trust through good communication.

 Listen to them.

 

Listen. Lead. Inspire.

Being. Teach. Able.

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When the teacher is ready the student appears.

We are capable of making a difference in a student’s life because they invited us to participate in their learning.

Listen to them.

Appreciate your students by name every day.

 

 

Listen. Lead. Inspire.

Listening is Like

... A Leaf on a Branch Blowing in the Wind

... A Leaf on a Branch Blowing in the Wind

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                        

 

 

                           ... Ping Pong

                           ... Ping Pong

               ... A Revolving Door

               ... A Revolving Door

 

 

 

                         ... Riding a Bike

                         ... Riding a Bike

... Learning to Dance with a Partner

... Learning to Dance with a Partner

 

Listen. Lead. Inspire.

Quotes from students in our listening class spontaneously sharing what listening is like to them.

Playing with Imagination

Our brains have a right and left hemisphere. We have four quadrants responsible for significant functions. Our brains have 100 billion* nerve cells and each one of them communicates with each other by gathering and sending electrochemical signals.

Two Hemispheres + Four Lobes X 100 billion Brain Cells = Imagination.

 

 

Researchers are calling this activity our mental workspace where we play and move images. They all function together for creativity and ingenuity. Our ability to imagine and accomplish what we see fuels knowledge. 

What vision do you have for your greatest successes? If you could do anything with your life what would want to accomplish? What are you imagining for solving clients needs? What do you see in your students and their learning? 

Listen. Lead. Inspire.

* What does 1 Billion look like? If you had a billion goldfish they would need to be kept in a fish bowl the size of a football stadium. A billion seconds ago it was 1986.  A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes at the speed our government spends it.

Listening is Like ...

On the last day of our fifteen-week listening class students were asked to spontaneously share what listening is like to them.

Learning to Run a Marathon

 

Becoming an Athlete

 

 

 

Trying to Find Your Way through a Maze

 

 

 

Eating: It is Good and Necessary

 

 

 

 

 Putting the World on Pause

 

 

 

Listen. Lead. Inspire.

Listening to Ourselves

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Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon, Charlie Rose, and Oprah Winfrey are examples of good listeners.

Good listeners are easy to recognize. They draw out ideas, dreams, and feelings creating value in the speaker. Good listeners transform lives.

Good listeners listen to themselves. They are incredibly aware of the words they use to make sure a clear meaning is communicated.

 

 

It takes focus and a desire to learn about the speaker.  

 

 

 

Concentrate. Every word falling from the speaker's mouth is a story of their incredible life; nuggets of inspiration they are choosing to share with you.

 

Listen. Lead. Inspire.