False Urgency

You’re pushing to get it all done again, aren’t you? Yeah… it’s mid-year and there are tons of reasons (or excuses) why you’re pushing so hard.  There’s all that stuff that has been on your “to-do” list. There’s all that stuff that’s looming on your calendar.   And all of it is important, isn’t it? It IS important, isn’t it? …

Just Do Your (bleeping) Job!

This past week, I was just in front of a good-sized group of small business leaders discussing the differences between Management and Leadership.   Most of the people-wranglers there commented, in their own way, about finding themselves in this shared place of hopefulness and frustration. Is this you? I try to have empathy. And at the same time, I really want …

Shedding Your Values Wooly Willy Style

This process of Dynamic Transitions is dear to my heart as my book by the same name became a #1 International Best Seller (Get It Here).  One of the core foci within the pages is the notion of identifying your values. Getting from Here To There in this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne. This one is a simple concept, yet not …

You’re A Good Person, but…

You have a responsibility.   You’re a good person AND you’re probably not showing up as big as you could be.  When was the last time you took your “Good-ness” to the next level? I’m not saying you have to brag about it.  It’s just that I think we all could be that much better to other humans. In this …

Maintaining Greatness

You’re pretty darn good at what you do.  The people who read my blog are, and you’re here.  That means that you’ve gotten to a level of success, you’ve pushed, and you’ve made a difference.   Welcome to Wednesdays With Wayne!  Here you’ll look at some key elements to keep you ahead of the game.  The biggest thing to remember: …

Your Deliberate Accident

Here’s something that could kill you – it’s known as the phenomenon of putting your attention on something so that it increases the likelihood of colliding with that thing. This week’s Wednesdays With Wayne focuses on Target Fixation (see what I did there?).   The phenomenon is so powerful that professional riders and racecar drivers are taught to focus on …

Killing Perfectionism

All too often you set off down a path of getting it done… getting it all done… and yet you somehow feel thwarted.  You’re thrown off, stopped by your own doing. “I can’t submit this, it’s not ready.” It looks like procrastination.  It feels like a burden. And the process of letting out something that is incomplete makes you feel …

It ALWAYS Comes Back To This

My friend and his wife that I quoted a few blogs back are smart people.  And I LOVE how smart people put what they know into action. Sometimes you get stuck thinking about a situation or a person in a certain way.  Maybe you can’t see a solution or maybe you’re feeling judged, or even judgmental. Here’s this week’s Wednesdays …

Why You’re NOT Fulfilled

I just had lunch with one of the smartest, most accomplished, self-aware men I’ve ever met.  He was born into a life of luxury that was turned upside down in his early teens when his country became war-torn as a political hotbed.  He literally went from having anything he could dream of to having nowhere to sleep. As he grew …

Inspired by Quirky Clients

My quirky clients inspire me. I’ve recently met with a couple who each had their own challenges.  Hey, they’re human and really, we all have our personal stuff.   This week’s Wednesdays With Wayne takes you on a journey of looking inward to bring your Best Self out.   Andrew and Sally struggled to be better leaders for their organization. …