Will Group Think Win?

Will Group Think Win?As our country heads into the summer, we find ourselves with an abundance of data, opinions, and questions. But, there’s something more troubling we also find in abundance today—a deficit of common sense. What exactly is common sense? Well, my grandmother referred to it as good old-fashioned horse-sense. Have you ever heard of that expression? I prefer to think of common sense as practical wisdom. I’m talking about usable intelligence, that flows to us instinctively from...

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Optimize Through Adversity – Client Spotlight – Michele Velcheck

Optimize Through Adversity - Client Spotlight - Michele Velcheck   Coach's Notes: In todays episode of AchievingOPTIMAL I’ll be chatting with entrepreneur Michele Velcheck, founder and CEO of Solid Source Real Estate. We discuss: -How to lead through times of adversity  -Strategies for replacing fear with faith  -Becoming comfortable being uncomfortable  -Solid Source growth principles  https://www.solidsource.com/ https://www.instagram.com/michelevelcheck/    ...

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Holding On To Your Joy During Adversity & Uncertainty 

Holding On To Your Joy During Adversity & Uncertainty  Difficult, trying times reveal far more about us than the good times. This is true for us individually and collectively. Think about it. What’s the virtue in being joyful when you’re on a roll when everything is clicking for you and going your way, and the world seems like a pretty good place? With the sudden surge of the Coronavirus, most of us have experienced an unprecedented jolt to our confidence and sense of certainty about the...

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Optimize Your Portfolio – Client Spotlight – Chuck Whitman

Optimize Your Portfolio - Client Spotlight - Chuck Whitman Coach's Notes: In todays episode of AchievingOPTIMAL I’ll be chatting with trader, investor, educator and entrepreneur Chuck Whitman. We discuss:  0:33 - How Chuck and I originally connected 5:00 - Unconventional coaching sessions for unconventional results 9:20 - Taking an inventory of every aspect of your life 14:25 - “You can’t manifest the future by pushing, you manifest the future by pulling” 15:15 - “Think about your goals” vs....

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3 Simple Ways To Get Hyper-Focused

3 Simple Ways To Get Hyper-Focused Coach's Notes: Focus On Focus I'm going to give you a simple process for staying focused better than ever before. Focus is essential to success. Focus = Success. What is failure? Why does failure occur? I believe failure occurs due to a lack of focus. Or a diffusion of effort. Meaning you’ve spread your attention across too many things. One thing I’ve observed in three decades of coaching, is those born with “A talent” or “A+ talent” have a tendency to take...

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Don’t Go Here In Your Marriage! – Dr. Mark Crawford (PART 2)

Coach's Notes: This is Part 2. Click Here for Part 1. In this week's special two-part episode of AchievingOPTIMAL I'm  speaking with clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Crawford. This show was recorded LIVE at Barnsley Resort during our recent Couples Planning Retreat. We're going to be chatting about goals, relationships, and the science of marriage. Click here to learn more about the Couples Planning Retreat! Book: "When Two Become Three" - Dr. Mark Crawford Book: "The Obsessive Compulsive Trap"...

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How To Repel What You Really Want

How To Repel What You Really WantSuccess is a planned outcome, not an accident. Success, casually defined as getting what YOU want out of a relationship, a job, or just life in general, is a very good thing. This is what normal, hard-working, mentally healthy people want for their children and it’s what normal, hard-working, mentally healthy people want for themselves as well. But, this success won’t just happen by accident! Success, as well as mediocrity (chronic underperformance), are both...

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Don’t Go Here In Your Marriage! – Dr. Mark Crawford (PART 1)

Coach's Notes: This is Part 1. Click Here for Part 2! In this week's special two-part episode of AchievingOPTIMAL I'm  speaking with clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Crawford. This show was recorded LIVE at Barnsley Resort during our recent Couples Planning Retreat. We're going to be chatting about goals, relationships, and the science of marriage. Click here to learn more about the Couples Planning Retreat! Book: "When Two Become Three" - Dr. Mark Crawford Book: "The Obsessive Compulsive Trap"...

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MARRIAGE IS GOOD… and bad

MARRIAGE IS GOOD and bad. This is not breaking news! Every husband and every wife are imperfect, both gifted and flawed in numerous, often unpredictable ways. Consequently, nowhere is the apostle Paul’s advice from Philippians 4:8 more valuable, more practical, or more enduring than in the arena of marriage.  Consider that every thought you think about your spouse either strengthens or weakens the foundation of the relationship.  Thoughts about your husband are not neutral. Thoughts about your...

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How Do You Talk To Yourself?

Show Notes: I want to tell you the truth about positive self-talk and show you how to get started with it. What is self-talk? Self-talk is the inner dialogue that runs all the time, that inner voice, sometimes positive, sometimes negative. We all talk to ourselves. I used to be skeptic of self-talk until I realized how many world class athletes use positive self-talk as part of the overall preparation ritual, in particular, right before events. I started using it, and I believe so highly in...

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