What is Your Ikigai?

We all have the need to matter. How does what you do help, inspire, and provide for others? We achieve our deepest satisfaction when we desire to make a difference in the world. When we understand and express our gifts in the interest and for the sake of others, we feel fully alive. In this…

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How Successful People Deal with Pressure

High performers in sport, business, and life use pressure to be at their best. Awareness is the first step to reducing pressure. They use natural tools inside of them to see pressure as a privilege. They POP the Pressure.  Quote of the Week: “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to…

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Grit Over Gift

You’ll have more energy to sustain you and your goals over years and decades when you cultivate your grit. Success is about sustained performance over time, and cultivating your grit each day is necessary to do so. In this episode, Cindra shares what it means to have grit over gift.  Quote of the Week: “Grit is…

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Don’t Take Things Personally

When you decide to protect yourself and not to take things personally, you avoid needless suffering. You cannot be hurt by others. Your anger, irritation, jealousy, frustration, and conflicts with others lessen. You are happier and at your best more often.   Quote of the Week: “Quit worrying about what other people think and follow…

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Why Self-Compassion is Essential

Self-compassion is a practice; it is not a switch we can just flip on. Self-compassion is a habit we form by practicing kindness in the moment many times throughout our day. When you are kind to yourself, then you can be kind with others. As the Dalai Lama said, “One must be compassionate to oneself…

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Compete Every Day with Jake Thompson, Keynote Speaker

Jake Thompson is a keynote speaker and Chief Encouragement Officer at Compete Every Day, a brand he started in 2011 by first selling t-shirts out of the trunk of his car. Jake works with organizations and individuals around the country, teaching how they can develop the focus, habits, and culture in order to grow their…

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Your Brain’s Negativity Bias

We all experience automatic negative thoughts because our brain’s role is to keep us safe, not to help us perform well or be happy. To reduce our automatic negative thinking, we first must notice our thoughts. An important part of reaching your greater potential is recognizing that you shouldn’t believe everything you hear—you want to…

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Choosing Your Story

We are meaning making machines and we create stories around events all day long. The important point for today is that we can intentionally choose the stories we create. When we do that, we have more energy, creativity, and passion to keep going.   Power Phrase of the Week: “I intentionally choose the story I…

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Don’t let Your Negativity Grow

We all experience automatic negative thoughts because our brain’s role is to keep us safe, not to help us perform well or be happy. To reduce our automatic negative thinking, we first must notice our thoughts. Question those thoughts you have and ask yourself, “What data do you have to support your interpretation?”  Power Phrase…

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