Clarity, Vision and the Importance of Knowing What You Want

One of the top keys to success is the ability to clearly see your goal achieved. Pick a goal and imagine you’ve achieved it. How do you feel? What’s happening in this picture? Can you see it? If you can’t, that’s ok, it just means that you may not be ready and a few other…

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3 Steps to High Impact Leadership: See it. Be it. Do it.

High impact leadership is leadership that achieves goals with the least amount of effort. It’s the nexus of a clear vision, positive energy, and appropriate action. After working with hundreds of entrepreneurs and executives, I’ve found that the most successful professionals distill this process down to three steps. You can see it in action at…

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Mel’s Magnificent Mindset – Do You Have One?

Top athletes, performers and business leaders know that a magnificent mindset is key to success. A magnificent mindset recognizes and pursues opportunities, quickly bounces back from the inevitable challenges of life and business, and keeps you on track to your goals. It fuels your actions with positivity, possibility and power and is critical to achieving…

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What is Shaping Your Legacy? 5 Keys to Lasting Impact

Yesterday I buried my best friend. At 30 years old, Dixie was old for a horse, especially an ex-racehorse and retired eventer. We were together for 26 years. She shaped both my professional and personal success and was the most influential creature in my life. Every decision I made involved her. I moved my home…

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Is a Lack of Trust Driving Away Your Success? 5 Tips to Boost Trust in an Organization

As a leader, your priorities are vast. However, nothing takes a higher priority than building trust in your team and organization. Without trust, you get high turnover, reduced performance and revenue, and a lot of stress. With trust and a good plan, your firm can flourish. In working with organizations, my horses repeatedly show that…

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Fight for What You Want!

In business and life, sometimes you have to fight for what you want. You must declare what you want and go after it with vigor. This is especially true for growing a business and in pursuing your dreams. You must be the champion of your own success. But who are you really fighting? After working…

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Are You a Noble Leader?

In today’s heated race for the White House, the worst qualities of our leaders are on display. Every day we are subject to more political infighting, bickering and finger-pointing. What kind of an example are we setting for the youth? What happened to constructive debate and respectfully agreeing to disagree? What happened to tolerance and…

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Balance Through Transitions

Now is a time of transition. Cooler weather and shorter days are great reminders that time is passing and nothing lasts forever. I always feel an urgency this time of year, like a squirrel scurrying about hiding nuts, making sure that all is in order for winter. I can easily get caught up in ensuring…

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The Truth about HOW and Creativity

Here’s the truth: HOW is not that important. In many cases, thinking too much about HOW can actually block the creative process and get you stuck. When presented with an issue, most of us default to something we have been taught, a specific approach that worked in the past. But what happens when this approach…

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They Say Frescoe Has “Leadership Presence” – Why?

Frescoe strolled into the arena, glanced briefly at the group, and proceeded to explore the space while sniffing the ground. The group was riveted to his every move. They had not met him before, but I asked them to describe his personality based on what they were observing and feeling. “He’s confident.” “Sure of himself.”…

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