How to Take Control of Problems

If you want to be in control of your problems, think about outcomes, not problems. Outcomes take us somewhere we want to go. Problems mire us in today or yesterday. Thinking about problems has us wallowing in self-pity, or worse, blame. Thinking about what we want vs. what we don’t want moves us into a positive future and gives us confidence. Try it!


How to Use Your Powerful Imagination for Success

During a tour of duty in Vietnam, Major James Nesmeth was captured and held prisoner in a tiny cell for seven years. To keep sane, he mentally practiced his golf game.

Every day he would imagine being at the first tee at his country club. He would imagine the weather, the feel of the club and the grass at his feet. He would look at the ball and imagine the perfect swing.


How to Evaluate Your Personal Brand

To become a brand, you’ve got to become completely focused on what you do that adds value. Do you deliver your commitments on time, every time? Do you anticipate and solve problems before they become crises? Do your stakeholders save money and headaches just by having you on the team? Do you complete projects within the allotted budget? Do you create value in your relationships with others, from the top leader to the person at the reception desk?