How to Give Your Very Best: Becoming Aware of Beliefs

 Don’t know what belief system is holding you back? How can you give your very best when you aren’t sure what your beliefs are? When your results aren’t quite up to par, and you don’t know why, what can you do? The simple answer is to listen to yourself. What do you hear yourself saying inside your own mind? Read More >

“You are a beautiful work of art.” She wrote it on a gum wrapper!

Being with difficult emotions can be challenging for all of us. We can feel like we’re insufficient to handle the challenges and difficult emotions life presents. And yet, we have such incredible power to see and acknowledge other people, for their beauty and strength. Through that acknowledgement, we empower others to see the beauty in themselves. Acknowledge the beauty, the Read More >

1 VERY Powerful Way I Overcame Adversity

How do you overcome adversity? Cultivating a mindset for success is a process that has more to do with letting simple successes energize you than taking giant steps into the unknown. In this motivational video, Misti Burmeister shares a powerful strategy for using #adversity as a way of #TransformingYourLife

Feeling Productive Comes From Getting Your Priorities Straight

Getting Productive! Your top 3 priorities need to come from you. But what does it mean to get your priorities straight? Have you ever found yourself continually frustrated at the end of every day, feeling a significant lack of progress? “If I can just get a few more items checked off my list, then I’ll feel I accomplished something,” you Read More >

You Want Employees Who Act Like Owners

Ever hear negative comments about your business, team, product or service and think, “They (your employees or colleagues) know better than that. We have a protocol for a reason. If it were their business—their reputation on the line, they’d put forth more effort and make better decisions.” How do you find employees who act like owners? On a twenty-minute boat Read More >

What To Do When You’re Worried About Someone

Ever notice a change in someone and want to make sure everything’s okay? Maybe they’ve lost or gained a bit of weight, begun showing up late or leaving earlier than usual, stopped attending social/business gatherings, or begun turning in sloppy work. What do you say or do in these circumstances? How do you check in without coming across as prying Read More >

Why Limiting Praise Diminishes Trust

Last week, we addressed the reason you don’t get compliments and what to do about it. This week, let’s take a deep dive on why leaders (often unknowingly) avoid praising their team, and consequently miss out on the opportunity to strengthen trust, engagement and productivity. Said simply, leaders avoid praising their team because of a faulty belief—praising others signals weakness Read More >

What To Do About People Who Don’t Acknowledge You

Ever find yourself thankful for an exceptional employee (or boss), yet failing to communicate your appreciation to them directly? Turns out, you’re not the only one—plenty of people struggle to give compliments. But why? Sitting at a juice bar—Nectar—in Lewes, Delaware, I listened to my barista go on and on about how great her boss is—“She’s young, but she has Read More >

How to Stop Wasting Your Valuable Energy

Where in your life do you spend your time and energy focused on trying to get other people to change, rather than challenging and changing yourself? In December of 2017, we headed up to the Catskills in New York. It’s not exactly the right direction to travel from Maryland during that time of year, but I figured some time with Read More >

The Key To Staying Focused When Your Motivation Is Low

Ever find yourself wanting to stay motivated, but struggling with the sheer amount of work that needs to be done as you reach for your third cup of triple espresso? Your heart and body are ready to run fifteen marathons, but your brain is… still tired. What gives, and how do you keep your energy and momentum vibrant with a Read More >