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Diversity of Thought but Not of Heart

Diversity of Thought but Not of Heart

Teams are based on relationships, and to build an unstoppable team, you must learn to build relationships with all kinds of people. This is a critical step in your team-building process, because you want all kinds of people on your team—with different backgrounds,...

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The Three Essential Actions of Unstoppable Leadership

The Three Essential Actions of Unstoppable Leadership

I relate starting businesses to leading SEAL platoons—you must be a jack of all trades and a master of very few things. However, those “very few things” that you are master of are critical to your survival. In the beginning, you might be the “master” of your idea, but...

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My Secret Weapon Against Giving Up

My Secret Weapon Against Giving Up

Most people don’t understand or appreciate how and why the body works. I am passionate about the relationship between the body and the brain. I believe that people who feel good about themselves have the confidence to try new things, and that exercise is one of the...

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If You Want to Go Far, Go Together

If You Want to Go Far, Go Together

There’s a proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” The world needs many kinds of talents to make it a better place for all. We all have different abilities, but together we have the power to help each other be...

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Only You Determine Your Limitations

Only You Determine Your Limitations

In my last few posts, I’ve talked about creating your own luck and making an impact in this world—for yourself, your family, and your community. In case you missed them, your mindset is the key factor in determining your success or limitations. One of my favorite...

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How to Make An Unstoppable Impact

How to Make An Unstoppable Impact

In a previous post, I talked about 3-dimensional planning and creating a mindset for success. Mindset work is extremely important for gaining deeper perspectives on your life, your work and your why—by drawing on lessons learned from both your failures and successes....

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Luck Favors the Prepared

Luck Favors the Prepared

Some say we create our own luck. One of the steps to becoming unstoppable is to plan—to set the direction of where you want to go; and make choices along the way that you think will get you there. Sometimes, we don’t get what we want from those choices, but they do...

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How to Keep Your Remote Teams Engaged

How to Keep Your Remote Teams Engaged

There is hidden potential in every company, and empowered employees perform better, display more interest and creativity, and help the company reach and engage others to build teams and develop future leaders. Boosting your team’s level of engagement is as important...

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Six Benefits of Virtual Conferences

Six Benefits of Virtual Conferences

For many organizations, the COVID-19 crisis hasn’t so much started discussions about virtual conferences as accelerated them. Regular travel to far-off conferences is simply impossible for some, and more and more businesses are now opting to hold their conferences...

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Leaders Listen to Learn

Leaders Listen to Learn

A good friend and classmate of mine in the Naval Academy, Steve Trainor, happens to run Google's executive training. He and I were having a conversation about what he emphasizes with all the executives of Google. The issue is how we listen, and it’s applicable to all...

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