Intentional Leadership

The mindset it takes to make it up the toughest climb in the world

February 10, 2015
The mindset it takes to make it up the toughest climb in the world

19 days on a vertical rock wall. Sleeping in a tent hanging on the side of a mountain. Pulling yourself up on ledges that are two credit cards thin. It was a climb that many said was completely impossible. (source) (source) And having failed to make it to the top of this climb five times […]

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Is exercise the access to greater performance?

November 3, 2013
Is exercise the access to greater performance?

A few months ago, I noticed I was starting to slack on some of my workouts. I had been running but not really putting the time in for some of my workouts at the gym. I would try to squeeze in 10 minutes here and 20 minutes there and always validated reasons to cut it […]

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What would it take to win 21 of 31 NCAA Championships?

July 14, 2013
What would it take to win 21 of 31 NCAA Championships?

What kind of mind state would it take to win 21 of 31 NCAA National Championships?  I ran across this incredible quote from Anson Dorrance who is the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at UNC Chapel Hill and leads one of the most storied programs in NCAA athletics. “The challenge for you as an individual athlete […]

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What Exhilarating Hills Do We Pass Up?

June 2, 2013
What Exhilarating Hills Do We Pass Up?

“This is crazy, I can’t expect to do this…this isn’t for me.” I muttered this a couple weeks ago as I looked over another giant hill on my mountain bike and decided not to ride down it.  As I held down my brakes, my mind was convinced that there is a certain type of hill I am able to ride down and […]

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A Message Uniquely for Me

May 6, 2013
A Message Uniquely for Me

So I turned 32 this past week. And I received a card with the below message from my amazing co-workers. Here is what it said on the front: “We didn’t come here to fit in. We came here to be who we are. We didn’t come here to work. We came here to live our […]

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The Human Spirit at Work

April 21, 2013
The Human Spirit at Work

I received an incredible email this past week that showed me the power of the human spirit. I have been doing some work at a local high school to help student leaders create change and bring unity to the student body. Below is an email I got from one of them about the actions she is […]

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I’mPossible

April 7, 2013
I'mPossible

I thought you may enjoy this distinction with the word impossible.   And I really love this quote below.

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Writing my own core values

April 1, 2013
Writing my own core values

So what matters most to me? Well during my recent personal retreat back in January, I came up with my own core values. I wanted to have something that guided my everyday actions similar to how organizations identify their own values. 1. Be guided by purpose I defined my purpose as to help people embrace […]

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Why am I in such a rush?

March 17, 2013
Why am I in such a rush?

My neighbor was outside near my patio and wanted to say hello. However, I could hardly say hello and definitely didn’t have time to chat. I was in a hurry again heading to the airport. And I felt terrible as a drove away having rushed off when a friend just wanted to catch up for […]

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