Important or Relevant?

My wife and I have an evening ritual, a thing we do after dinner.  We’ll wash up the dishes and head outside to sit at our fire pit.  Yes, even when it’s flipping freezing outside, we enjoy our time together that way.  We’ll continue our dinner conversation, spending time talking about the day, about what’s coming, and about our aspirations …

High Performers Don’t What??

Someone just wrote to me and said that his biggest issue was that he’s now only getting about four hours of sleep a night.  He’s so charged with ideas that he doesn’t feel he can sleep.  His mind is racing. If you’re an entrepreneur, your mind will race.  It just will. You’ve got details to track. You’ve got opportunities to …

Obligated To Be Grateful

As this post comes out we, in the U.S., are approaching Thanksgiving.  It’s a day that some simply call Turkey-Day knowing that we are bound to find ourselves overeating with relatives we seldom see.   The concept of gratitude feels lost in the shuffle of fallen soufflés and over-sugared yams, not to mention the shove toward pre-black-Friday sales. Sit down.  Pretend …

Crossing Over

Think back to who you were 10 years ago.  That person couldn’t do what you’re doing now.  They were younger, might have had more energy, and certainly had different friends.  That person needed to change to get you to be the you that you are now. That 10-year-younger self probably didn’t project ahead to see who you’d be at this …

Doing It Right

When faced with doing the “right” thing, the decision tree is supported by the roots of personal values.  It’s funny, my conversations with clients often lead to my Wednesdays With Wayne posts.  Recently, I was discussion what it meant to do what’s right vs. feeling burdened by the “shoulds” that come from social pressure.   I found myself falling back …

You Deserve This

Usually posts in November remind you about giving thanks.  Let’s take this on from a different angle and look at what you deserve.  Seriously, start thinking about the life you deserve.  Start thinking about how much you have to give if you stopped playing small.   Deserving is different than being entitled.  You really deserve a life full of love …

Do You Know What Pandora Had Left?

In reflecting on mythology recently – actually, I was reflecting on some of the recent world tragedies – I was reminded of the concept of Pandora’s Box.  When opened, all kinds of chaos was released.   Do you know what remained after everything else had been let loose? Click Here For the Quick Video In this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne, …

When The Sky Was Flat

When we bother to look up, we might register somewhere in the depths of our minds that the sky is blue and a wisp of clouds floats by.  Birds sing, though we hardly notice.   Until something changes all of that.  The sky is grey.  There is no depth.  Your eyes tear-up from the ashes that fill the air and …

Why Something Like Standing Up Straighter Matters

Have you ever been around someone who makes you think differently?  Perhaps just because of who they are or how they present themselves, you stand up straighter?  I don’t know why it happens, my daughter is a Marine and when I’m around her, I find my posture improves.   There’s something about excellence that you can sense in a person. …

How I Got Two Hickeys Flying High

I celebrated my birthday last week at an indoor skydiving place.  Really, it was awesome… except for the part that wasn’t. In this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne, you’ll get three key points that apply to business, leadership, and life.  I learned them while being supported by winds above 100mph. Here’s a short video for you, too! CLICK FOR VIDEO There …