One of the Best Productivity Tips

In 1918 Charles Schwab, the President of Bethlehem Steel hired productivity coach Ivy Lee to increase productivity at the steel giant. Schwab suspected the company could do more.

Mr. Lee met with Schwab and the senior team as a group for about an hour or so.

Clear is Kind. Unclear is Unkind.

If you’re familiar with today’s subject line, you may have heard it in a 12-step recovery room, or more likely from your learning and study of leadership.

Never Forget … YOU ARE A LEADER.

It’s not new. However, famous author, speaker, and research professor, Brene Brown has made it pretty popular in the leadership space.

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads & Granddads today!!!

I was lucky and very blessed to have my Dad for 52 years before we lost him suddenly 10 years ago to a heart condition at age eighty.
He was my first hero, teacher, coach, and so much more including me finally figuring out a lifelong best friend after years of not understanding this because I was “too smart” for my own good.

Control the Controllable

I’m a big college football fan. It was unavoidable. Here in Alabama, I was born into the heart of Southeastern Conference (SEC) Football. My parents were big Alabama football fans.

Growing up as a youngster, Paul “Bear” Bryant was the head football coach at ‘Bama.

Don’t Confuse My Middle With Your Beginning

You know from my last couple of blogs I have …

Hired a New Coach to help me in all areas of my world (business, health, lifestyle, personal finance, family/relationships, spiritual/gratitude, and community service)
Completed coach’s 8-week training sprint with some really top businessmen
Started/Bought a new business – an express tunnel car wash
Transformed my health in the last 13 months
And so much more which I may or may not be sharing here

See at the end links to previous blogs covering the above topics.

My Health Transformation Last 13 months

I lost 55 lbs. in 3 months with ZERO EXERCISE.

About six months later, in January 2022, another 30 pounds were gone with very little exercise … and … I started a walking streak. Today, I completed 109 days in a row. More on that later.

Bill Gough Hired A Coach … My Reason Why

This past week, I heard from more of our members, friends, and readers than in some time. This was nice. More on it toward the end, but first,

My Big Reason Why …

Aristotle believed that everything happens for a reason… and that every experience in your life was designed to shape and reform you to the greatest version of yourself.

School is Never Out for the Pro

Summer is quickly approaching which means school will soon be out … well, for kids – but not for folks like you and me. School is never out for the pro. (Even I have joined a new coaching program. To learn more about it, check below.)

I have noticed that experts, those who are at the top of their field, are constantly reading, studying, and continuing to learn.

Learn and Move On

What do you do when you make a mistake?

Are you like many people who beat themselves up when they make an error or a foolish decision?

Does your inner enemy punish you, pointing out other mistakes that you may have committed?

Despite being a positive forward thinking person … this inner enemy punishing me was something that I had an issue with for many years.

Motivation Defined

With some of the negative things going on in life and in the world, it makes some days hard to be motivated.

I know, I know. Motivation is what links us to our successes and we must stay on top of them … I was thinking the other day, “what really is motivation and how is it really defined? What really makes me want to do the things I do?”

Well, motivation is suggested to be an important link to learning and achievement.