Choosing Service with Peter Block

Choosing Service with Peter Block

(Download Episode Here) (Subscribe to the Podcast Here) (Connect with CJ) Peter Block is an author, consultant and citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. His work is about chosen accountability, and the reconciliation of community. Peter challenges us to get back to the basics...
Before You Buy…

Before You Buy…

Do you remember that book you read that you were certain would change your life?   It outlined the “secret” to happiness, washboard abs, 6-figure passive income, better relationship with your kids, etc.   The only catch to all these promises is...
We all have faith

We all have faith

What’s important to you?   We all (including atheists) practice some form of faith. We wake up every day and pray to many different “gods” – religion, knowledge, our email, the stock market, our careers, credentials, personal recognition, youth...
The Comfort of Data

The Comfort of Data

As my fellow Excel nerds will attest, measurement works. I’ve spent many hours creating lots (and lots) of spreadsheets because I firmly believed that you can’t improve something if you’re not measuring it.Whether it’s losing weight (calories, steps, etc.) or hitting...
Hey Google

Hey Google

Hey Google… How do I… You are one Google search away from the answer to any question you could possibly imagine. Theoretically, this should make life better. Unfortunately, all this information has tricked us into thinking everything should be easy. But no...
Wealth is like Seawater

Wealth is like Seawater

“Wealth is like seawater; the more we drink, the thirstier we become.” Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1851) The overachiever’s lie goes like this: I’ll be satisfied as soon as I ______ (get promoted, sell my business, pay off the vacation home, etc.). As...
Our Need for Control

Our Need for Control

“Let’s check your dad’s apothecary.” This is the lovingly sarcastic response from Nicole to any request for medicine while we’re driving. The “apothecary” is the central console of my car, and it may contain just about every remedy a person could need (Ibuprofen,...
How Much is Enough?

How Much is Enough?

You’ve undoubtedly asked yourself these questions (or similar versions) many times…   How much do I need to make? How many square feet should I have in my next home? How much do I need to retire?   For most people, the answer to these types of...
Set Limits Find Balance

Set Limits Find Balance

Setting limits is the key to finding balance. It’s easy to say but extremely difficult to do. Are you up to the challenge?   Many years ago (imagine hair), I would end my workday, turn off my computer (imagine large box CRT + 18lb CPU) and go home without...
Chasing the Dream with Jan Broders

Chasing the Dream with Jan Broders

(Download Episode Here) (Subscribe to the Podcast Here) (Connect with CJ) Jan Broders went from fast-tracked success in the hospitality industry, to extreme burnout at the age of 27, requiring months of clinical rehabilitation. He then took a journey in exploration of...
College Pep Talks

College Pep Talks

How Does the Marketplace Perceive Value? As my son prepares to go off to college, I find myself offering a litany of life lesson “pep talks.” (I can tell he loves them by the rolling of the eyes…) Recently, I addressed the concept of compensation/salary/pay. My...
Responding to Divisive Issues

Responding to Divisive Issues

Recently, someone asked my opinion on one of the divisive issues being debated on the news and social media. My response caught them off guard – “I don’t know enough about the topic to have an educated opinion.”Long ago (after getting into many arguments where I...
Unfear with Guarav Bhatnagar and Mark Minukas

Unfear with Guarav Bhatnagar and Mark Minukas

(Download Episode Here) (Subscribe to the Podcast Here) (Connect with CJ) Fear and uncertainty have been undermining performance and well-being in the workplace for as long as we have had workplaces. Gaurav Bhatnagar and Mark Minukas show you how to reframe your ― and...
The Cost of More

The Cost of More

Today, there are countless apps designed to help make our lives easier and get more done. And I think we can all agree they’re working exceptionally well. You can be on a conference call at your kid’s soccer game, responding to emails and ordering dinner for pickup...
How to Quit

How to Quit

Sometimes, you should quit. This happens when you take on a challenge without understanding all the facts, or the rules of the game change midstream. When this happens—and it will—carefully consider the amount of time and effort you are committing to the project and...
How to Change Your Mistakes to Improvements

How to Change Your Mistakes to Improvements

Spend 5 Minutes Asking Yourself This Question It’s been said that there’s no such thing as a mistake, only life lessons. I don’t completely agree with this advice because it frees you of the responsibility to pay attention and improve. Instead, I encourage my clients...
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