Archive | Emotional Toughness
24
Jul

Vacations are needed to revitalize yourself

We are in the midst of summer. During these months, many people head to the beach and visit great resort areas such as Hilton Head or Panama City. Many others will cool off with a mountain breeze in the Smokies or on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Now is the time for rest, relaxation, and recovery. […]

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26
Jun

Let “Hamilton” teach you how to Fail Forward.

Last Week, Leslie Odom Jr. won the 2016 Tony Award for best actor in a musical. His portrayal of Aaron Burr in the Smash hit, Hamilton, has won him immense acclaim for his performance. Not only is Leslie an amazing actor, but his singing and dancing is phenomenal. But Leslie was not always as successful […]

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06
Jun

How Muhammad Ali taught us emotional toughness

A true legend and icon of sport passed this week. Muhammad Ali was not only champion of the boxing world, but also he was a world champion activist. He stood up for his beliefs with action. Ali also loved to recite poetry and was beloved for his wit. He was an inspiration to millions when […]

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06
May

The Secret to Influence-ALPS

Communication is the soul of selling. Great communicators have the power of influence with their message. The good news is that science has discovered key tools of influence so that you could possess this power with the right words at the right time. Robert Cialdini is one of the foremost experts in the science of […]

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10
Apr

Find Serenity like Rob Lowe

Most books come with the slight hope that a few parts will be worthy of your time. Rob Lowes’ “The stories I only tell my friends: An autobiography” makes your time pass so quickly because it is both an entertaining and informative gem. Rob Lowe starts the book with a story of John F. Kennedy […]

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09
Feb

Be mentally prepared like Peyton Manning

The 50th Super Bowl is in the books, and like a good Hollywood script, the winning quarterback will eventually be a hall-of-famer. Peyton Manning has never been the fastest quarterback, or had a fantastic arm. But he did what all successful people do in every field. Peyton Manning prepared mentally for every game. He is […]

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28
Dec

Awaken the Force Within

The new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, is astronomical in terms of its praise and financial success. The Star Wars saga appeals to us in so many ways. Some enjoy the sci-fi aspect and imagine how our lives will be in the future. Others enjoy the cutting-edge special effects. From the start of this […]

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14
Dec

Giving Thanks can fill you with success

Nov. 26 was the day we gave thanks. According to my eighth-grade history teacher, Thanksgiving represents our thanking the Native Americans for helping the Pilgrims to have a bountiful meal when they were on the verge of starvation. But this holiday has grown much greater than its origins and acts as a day when we […]

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08
Sep

Need Grit? Need to be Unstoppable? Check out how the Wright brothers did it

Due to a popular TED talk by Dr. Angela Duckworth as well as her best-selling book, Grit has captured the attention of the world as a main ingredient to the success formula. But what is grit? And more importantly, how can you develop grit in your life? To best answer this question, let’s turn the […]

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30
Aug

True Treasure lies in pursuit of Mastery

Unable to sleep the other night, I turned on the television and watched my favorite show, “The Twilight Zone.” While most “Zones” usually leave me thinking at a philosophical level, this one had a big impact. This particular episode opens with Mr. William Feathersmith, a very rich and very successful business man, acquiring the last […]

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