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Expect Nothing, And Gain Everything Expect Nothing, And Gain Everything
Expect Nothing, And Gain Everything
01/09/18
Enjoying the Journey

As we shut the door on 2017, it’s this time of year we reflect on things we accomplished. But if you’re like most people, you …

2017: Year in Review – Goodbye Mom & Dad 2017: Year in Review – Goodbye Mom & Dad
2017: Year in Review – Goodbye Mom & Dad
12/31/17
Personal

“Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation.” – Ronald Reagan   As the year …

Should I Start Meditating? Should I Start Meditating?
Should I Start Meditating?
11/15/17
Uncategorized

I remember the first time I tried to meditate. I was sitting in my office with the lights out listening to a “meditation” CD I …

Is It Time to Say No? Is It Time to Say No?
Is It Time to Say No?
11/08/17
Anti Self-Help Industry, Life Balance

Overachievers spend a significant amount of time and energy trying to make everyone happy. After over committing to anyone who asks, we then feel tons …

Are We Wiring Our Kids to Overachieve? Are We Wiring Our Kids to Overachieve?
Are We Wiring Our Kids to Overachieve?
11/01/17
Enjoying the Journey, Life Balance

I think that most people can agree that we are a product of our environment. From an early age, we are heavily influenced by what …

Addiction to Success Addiction to Success
Addiction to Success
10/25/17
Uncategorized

I think we can all agree that addictions are unhealthy. No one wants to wake up every day craving a drink or a cigarette before …

A New Definition of Success A New Definition of Success
A New Definition of Success
10/12/17
Enjoying the Journey

For thousands of years, people have been striving to feel successful. For the last 100 or so, the definition has included – “out-achieve everyone else”.Since …

Happy Birthday Dad… Happy Birthday Dad…
Happy Birthday Dad…
09/14/17
Life Balance, Living Gratefully & Giving Generously

Dear Reader, On September 14, 1939 Gary Lee McClanahan (my dad) was born in a small farming community in Scottsbluff, NE. He passed away suddenly …

Coach’s Corner : How to Find and MAXIMIZE Your Most Unique Skill Sets Coach’s Corner : How to Find and MAXIMIZE Your Most Unique Skill Sets
Coach’s Corner : How to Find and MAXIMIZE Your Most Unique Skill Sets
09/01/17
Pursuing Your Passion

I’m not sure why I wanted to be a lawyer. Maybe it was the 90’s television programming or I saw an article that caught my …

Coach’s Corner: How to Stop Worrying and Live in the Present Moment Coach’s Corner: How to Stop Worrying and Live in the Present Moment
Coach’s Corner: How to Stop Worrying and Live in the Present Moment
08/25/17
Enjoying the Journey

“Today we will live in the moment, unless it’s unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie” – Cookie Monster Over the years, a summary …

Coach’s Corner: Can Ambition and Peace of Mind Coexist Together? Coach’s Corner: Can Ambition and Peace of Mind Coexist Together?
Coach’s Corner: Can Ambition and Peace of Mind Coexist Together?
08/18/17
Enjoying the Journey

When used wisely, ambition is a powerful motivator. As overachiever’s we seek to challenge ourselves, the status quo, and everyone around us as naturally as …

Why Do Most of Us Ignore Unique Abilities? Why Do Most of Us Ignore Unique Abilities?
Why Do Most of Us Ignore Unique Abilities?
08/02/17
Enjoying the Journey

After completing his first year of high school, it became apparent that the only way to ensure acceptance to the best college was to earn …

A Case for (Considering) Shifting Your Paradigm A Case for (Considering) Shifting Your Paradigm
A Case for (Considering) Shifting Your Paradigm
07/26/17
Personal Development

For the first 4,000 years of recorded human history, everyone agreed that the sun and the other plants — revolved around the earth. It wasn’t …

An Underlying Truth Exposed Through Career Day An Underlying Truth Exposed Through Career Day
An Underlying Truth Exposed Through Career Day
07/19/17
Enjoying the Journey

“How much money do you make?” an inquisitive boy shouted from a small square table in the back of the room. Believe it or not, …

Coach’s Corner: Behavior First – Attitude Second Coach’s Corner: Behavior First – Attitude Second
Coach’s Corner: Behavior First – Attitude Second
07/18/17
Life Balance

Let’s be honest, there are certain things we all hate doing. It might be filling out an expense report, prospecting new clients, or having an …

10 Nonfiction Books for the Curious Professional 10 Nonfiction Books for the Curious Professional
10 Nonfiction Books for the Curious Professional
07/12/17
Bookshelf

What will you read next? Below is my updated nonfiction booklist. It includes genres ranging from religion, business, myths, psychology and much more! Check it …