The average American productively works 2 hours and 53 minutes daily. Doesn't it feel like people are saying yes when they should say no? I share questions you can ask to know where to redistribute time and how to find emotionally intelligent people to guide you to your goals.
What are you afraid of? Learn about the four categories of fear, the importance of talking through your fears, and a 5-step process that will help you approach, learn from, and reflect on how you overcame fears. I also share a few ideas on how to recognize when you’re afraid and how vulnerability is the path forward.
Age 28 was a defining year for both David and I. Our personal missions were born in that time. David was attending a training and had an emotional experience that helped him breakthrough and led him to become a coach. I lost my wife, my house, and money – and started a MBA. In getting ... Read More
Don’t allow others’ priorities and requests of your time to overshadow your own. It’s time you design the right constraints and schedule your priorities first. Taking the time to make better, more core values aligned decisions will change everything for you.
As I shared last month, one of my high school teachers, Mr. Eslick, invited me to return to my hometown to speak to current Montague High School students about my career and journey to today. Preparing for and delivering the talk was deeply therapeutic for me and, I hope, fun and informative for the students. ... Read More
Have you had those days where you’re driving home from work late at night and you feel energized? Aaron Levy certainly has. It was in these moments he realized that he wanted to unlock and release the potential of leaders. He was working for a coaching company at the time and applied many of the ... Read More
Thank you to AZ BIZ LINK, Lindsay Moellenberndt, and Aleisha Nichter for inviting Michael to present to their members in May 2019. In episode 30 of Equal Chance To Be Unequal, you’ll listen to a recording of Michael speaking live to AZ BIZ LINK’s audience about unique ways to boost employee morale. He talks about ... Read More
Dr. Christina Compton, NMD feels as though her profession chose her. Born and raised in northwest Oklahoma, when she was four years old, she fell out of a combine. Somehow, the divine protected her and she was not hurt. She attended college focused on management and leadership and landed an international consulting role where she ... Read More
The pace of change in our world is off the charts—or at least it feels that way. Change can certainly be discombobulating, even downright terrifying. To handle all of the systemic change coming our way, there’s only one real salve: relationships. People would be well served to have better and more authentic relationships with those ... Read More
Financial Executives International invited Michael to lead a webinar about how to align communication across generations in March 2019. Episode 28 of Equal Chance To Be Unequal is the recording of that live webinar. You can also watch the webinar, including slides and audience polling questions, on Michael’s YouTube channel. Michael offers a brief introduction ... Read More
You have a distinct mixture of experiences, values, talents or processes that offer specific gains to the individuals around you, and to the organizations that employ you. A personal brand statement is one paragraph—six to eight sentences—that quickly and clearly addresses the pain or problem your unique skillset solves for others. If you’re at a ... Read More
If you’re in the midst of a career transition or a large project, the advice to “enjoy the journey” or “be patient” is just plain irritating, right? For success-minded individuals, living in the moment can feel nearly impossible. Yet it’s monumentally important. As American philosopher Dallas Willard so eloquently said, “We must ruthlessly eradicate hurry ... Read More
To kick off this episode of Equal Chance To Be Unequal, Beth Stiner shared an awesome story about how she didn’t make her high school’s JV volleyball team. She had a choice. Should she give up playing volleyball or choose to find new ways to get better? She chose to volunteer that year for the ... Read More
For many people, 2018 was a pretty challenging year. I know it was for me, and my guess is the year was pretty up and down for you, too. If you’re still reeling, now is the time to move on from a place of disruption to a place of growth. Last year was very much ... Read More
Edgar Olivo deeply understands the power of education. His company, Compass CBS, is built upon the ethos that continual learning is often a ticket out of challenging economic circumstances. Edgar comes from a big family. He has 10 siblings. His mom was the oldest of 16 siblings and his dad was was the youngest of ... Read More
“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” – Brené Brown How difficult is this for you? Society is becoming more accepting of and willing to ... Read More
Not many people can say they’ve traveled the world with cultural icons such as Jay-Z, but Ashley LaRae Sampson isn’t your average woman. Raised in a multiracial family in Salt Lake City, UT, she accepted a full-ride scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to attend Arizona State University and then Los Angeles-based Fashion ... Read More