Average Sucks!

The very first "motivational speaker" I heard as an adult was a gentleman named Mort Utley. I experienced his speech in May of 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the end of a week of Sales School with the Southwestern Company. I was 19 years old and had just finished my... Read More

Five Tips for Perfect Transition Decisions

You're considering a new career, new place to live or new business, retirement, or any other move. You ask, "Will I be happy?" If you remember the old, old song, "What will be" may not be the answer you're looking for.There are no one-size-fits-all guidelines, but there are five questions... Read More

What Am I Going To Do With The Rest Of My Life?

Unexpected life changes. Anticipated transitions. Long, sleepless nights. What do these three things have in common? The ability to provoke one of the most haunting questions in the library of human introspectives: "What on earth am I going to do with the rest of my life?" While I can't pretend... Read More

Make The Second Half The Best Half

Something happens when you come to the intersection called mid-life; you can look back in retrospect and see your life from an entirely different context. For many this mid-life review brings about a sense of urgency that ignites what is formally called "the mid-life crisis". It's where we... Read More

Life Versus Lifestyle

There is a difference but what constitutes a life and what constitutes a lifestyle is pretty ambiguous. One thing that seems pretty clear to me is the lifestyle is observable while a life can have many internal aspects to it. A lifestyle can include people, material things, environments, how... Read More

The One-Two Punch for Success: Authenticity and Alignment

Have you ever felt as if you are beating your head against a wall? You repeatedly try to reach a goal but you never seem to achieve it. Instead you are struggling rather than moving forward and achieving your goals with grace and ease. You are not alone. The struggle... Read More

The Reasons Why We Fear Success

In the book, The SHOCKwealth System?, it is discussed that there are four fears that must be overcome in order to experience true success. One of those fears is the fear of success itself. The Fear Of Success is the self-sabotaging fear. Have you ever come close to actualizing a... Read More

The Gravitational Pull of ANTs, WORMS & FEARS

What is an ANT? An ANT is an acronym for Automatic Negative Thoughts. What is a WORM? A WORM is a metaphor for deep-seated, unconscious beliefs that lye dormant in our consciousness analogous to a computer virus that only activates when a certain button is pushed on our keyboard.... Read More

Control Your Fear Before It Controls You

"Fear Factor" is one of my favorite TV shows. It highlights the courage of the participants to engage inthe most fearsome and disgusting acts. Most of the contestants are willing to sacrifice theirdignity for the sake of the prize money. So what doesthat imply? It implies that with the... Read More

Live Your Life To The Fullest

Do you sometimes feel that you're living a boring life? Youjust can't seem to find anything exciting. You wake up in the morning, then do the same old rituals. You go to the office or to school. You meet the same people,do the same job, travel the same road,... Read More

In The News:

Justice for Success  New York Post
Teen's recipe for success  New Straits Times Online
Social Anxiety and Success  Harvard Business Review
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Life Lesson--Be, Do, Have

This revelation hit me the other day while I was... Read More

The Importance of Listening Skills for Self Improvement and Success

Effective listening is almost certainly the most important communication skill,... Read More

Why Many People Fail to Succeed

You are never a failure until you accept defeat as... Read More

Reach Your Goals - Visualize Success

Visualize success, and what you'll do to reward yourself A... Read More

Professional Success: Avoid Becoming A Dinosaur

Jack Nichlaus was asked if there are really talented golfers... Read More

Nothing In-Between

Are you on the right track?Stop for a while, look... Read More

The Winner Walk

The Winner's Walk is a key strategy in the sport... Read More

More Effective Communication - Weight Loss For Your Mouth

Language constitutes our belief system. What we believe is true... Read More

Forget Dreams...Have Visions!

Do you still keep that all important 'Inner Spark Alive'?... Read More

Success: What Are You Afraid Of?

What are your fears? Fear of failure? Fear of success?What... Read More

How to Network Your Way to Success

Successful people do not achieve success on their own, they... Read More

Is Money Everything?

Money will buy me a house, but not a home,... Read More

What Bowling and Success Have In Common

I was flying home from a seminar in Atlanta yesterday... Read More

The One-Two Punch for Success: Authenticity and Alignment

Have you ever felt as if you are beating your... Read More

Success Takes Practice

As a speaker and trainer, people often approach me after... Read More

The Art of Adapting to Change

One of the main reasons that may hinder us from... Read More

No Shortcut To Success

Sometimes short cuts are not worth taking. They may bring... Read More

Reach Your Goals - Create A Soundtrack

Choose a personal theme song and soundtrack that stirs you... Read More

You Are What You Think You Are

Think out of the box, they say. But what's a... Read More

Clues for Success: Finding Answers Right in Front of Your Face

An old fable tells about a religious man and a... Read More

More and More and More and More

About six years ago I began to study tai chi.... Read More

Will You Be Successful?

We all want success. You do. So do I. Some... Read More

Youve Got To Find Passion In It

People often ask me, "Josh, if you had one bit... Read More

Learn Faster, Change is Coming

Challenges posed by recent economic and market shifts, though predicted... Read More

What Does YOUR Success Look Like?

What does success look like to you? Our culture often... Read More