Chasing recognition

Chasing recognition

There was a time when most of my daily activity was designed to impress someone else. For years (decades?), I chased bigger and better goals assuming every achievement made me more “amazing” in the eyes of my clients, peers, family, etc. Looking back, guess what is...
Pattern Interrupt

Pattern Interrupt

This Thanksgiving, most of us will express our gratitude surrounded by food, family, and football. Unfortunately, most of these grateful feelings will disappear as we rush back into life focused on all that we lack. Which begs the question… “How can I keep my...
Who makes your life worth living?

Who makes your life worth living?

When my son was about 8, I started having those, “Am I doing a good job as a dad?” thoughts. (I still have them. I assume I always will.) I stared reading books on parenting and decided that it was a good idea to create memories that would shape the kind of man he...
What person would you be?

What person would you be?

As a creature of habit (truthfully, it’s a bit of an issue, I could use some therapy), I spend most Saturdays eating breakfast by myself at a local restaurant. Typically, I sit at a U-shaped countertop with a handful of guys who all know one another. I keep to myself...
Silence is golden

Silence is golden

Silence is golden. You’ve heard this phrase before, but few understand its meaning and even fewer live by it. Our society is convinced that every moment needs to be filled with something. Whether it’s our opinion, TV in the background, music, or scrolling through...
I only have a strong opinion on a handful of matters.

I only have a strong opinion on a handful of matters.

(Life’s too short to become an expert in everything and no one wants to hear the views of someone whose only research on a topic comes from Twitter.) As a result, I only take a stand when I’ve done my research and fairly certain it’s true. Having said that… I think we...
The Molecule of More with Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman

The Molecule of More with Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman

Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman, co-author of the international bestseller of The Molecule of More joins CJ to understand exactly why we believe a Yeti cooler keeps our drink that much colder. Join them to learn the impact of dopamine on your decisions and the tangible ways...
Energy is a limited resource

Energy is a limited resource

There’s nothing wrong with human emotions. Feeling and expressing them in a healthy way helps us deal with life’s ups and downs. But… sometimes, we allow a specific emotion to have far too much influence in our life – take anger, for example. While anger is helpful to...
I don’t believe in destiny or fate.

I don’t believe in destiny or fate.

I trust that life unfolds moment by moment… delivering some good, some bad and an occasional kick to the groin. As a result, every morning I face a simple question: “What do I do with these circumstances?” My response is heavily influenced by the perspective through...
It turns out that…

It turns out that…

Believe it or not, I’m flawed. My body language screams, “I can’t wait to leave” once I get bored with a conversation. The “yelling at my kids vs. other team members” ratio is at least 15:1 when I coach them in youth sports. I have a short attention span and...
Don’t be “that guy.”

Don’t be “that guy.”

You know the type. You’re in the middle of making a point and its clear the other person can’t wait to respond with their brilliance. Guess who enjoys a conversation with this type of “know it all”? Nobody. If you’re struggling with this affliction, try this approach...
The Paper Tiger with Rebecca Ward

The Paper Tiger with Rebecca Ward

What We Discuss in this Episode: What keeps us from admitting fear (5:45 to 7:15) What is the risk to allow this fear go hidden/ignored? (7:16 to 10:30) The connection between mind, body, and emotions (10:30 to 17:04) What is Somatic Therapy and why should we use it?...
Choices in 1970

Choices in 1970

In 1970, if you wanted to find information on a current topic, you had limited number of choices: TV (3 broadcast stations), local newspaper (which was delivered to your door), radio (typically 1-2 news stations). That was it. Because choices were limited, these...
Bad punch lines, burned food and unconditional love

Bad punch lines, burned food and unconditional love

My parents were flawed (Dad told horrible jokes and Mom was challenged in the kitchen)… however, they loved me unconditionally. I took that for granted until I had kids. It soon became clear (as a flawed parent myself), that unconditional love was the best gift I...
“I’m probably different from your other clients.”

“I’m probably different from your other clients.”

For 19 years, executives have wanted to talk about an issue they assumed no one else struggled with – stress, worry and anxiety. In case you’re one of these “unique” individuals, I’d like to offer some insight. You’re not the only one. The truth is we’re all...
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