The Answer to Life’s Questions

The Answer to Life’s Questions

“More.” It’s our (i.e. overachieving professionals’) go-to answer whenever we consider life’s important questions: How much money do I need to make? How many career accolades do I need? How many clients should I get? How much should I save for...
Do What Matters Most with Rob Shallenberger

Do What Matters Most with Rob Shallenberger

(Download Episode Here) (Subscribe to the Podcast Here) (Connect with CJ) In this episode, we sit down with Rob Shallenberger, author of Do What Matters Most, as he unveils the key to success starts with developing personal visions and goals, maintaining focus,...
Why we focus on others

Why we focus on others

I often wonder what God would say if we had the opportunity to grab coffee. My fear is that She would be brutally honest and tell me, “You talk a big game, but I sometimes wish you would do more.” Far too much of our time is spent trying to impress others. Remember…...
Fleeting Enjoyment or Lasting Contentment?

Fleeting Enjoyment or Lasting Contentment?

I thought about buying a new pair of shoes today. As I drove past REI and remembered their great selection, I got excited. I imagined trying on a handful of pairs and walking out with a new addition to my fairly lame wardrobe. But then I remembered a quote from an...
Feeling anxious? Try this.

Feeling anxious? Try this.

I have just about everything I ever wanted, but I still experience anxiety, worry, unhappiness, dissatisfaction. What can I do to feel differently? Over the years, many successful professionals have asked me this question hundreds (if not thousands) of times. One of...
Measuring Vegans and Vegetarians

Measuring Vegans and Vegetarians

I read a study the other day that says that 3% of Americans are vegans while 5% claim to be vegetarians. After thoughtful consideration, I came to this conclusion – “Who cares?” We are obsessed with measurement.This fascination with statistics is driven by our need to...
Building Emotional Resilience with Robin Hills

Building Emotional Resilience with Robin Hills

(Download Episode Here) (Subscribe to the Podcast Here) (Connect with CJ) In this episode, we’ll talk about the topic that most leaders tend to ignore – emotional intelligence. Robin Hills helps us understand why we ignore it, and the proven correlation between...
Have I done enough?

Have I done enough?

At first glance, this looks like a straightforward question with a simple yes/no answer. But, if you peel back the onion just a bit, we find that this inquiry haunts most overachievers day and night. We’ve taught ourselves that our self-worth is directly attached to...
We all have opinions

We all have opinions

Most of our opinions include plenty of reasons why anyone with a different viewpoint is a complete idiot. We’ve convinced ourselves that if we simply tell enough people why we’re right and they’re wrong the world will be a better place. All this has divided...
Thank you, Simone.

Thank you, Simone.

In 2017, I lost both my parents within a 5-month period. As you can imagine, the grief was intense. (And at times, it still is.) As difficult as the sadness, despair, and frustration were, the emotions I felt from their deaths were nothing compared to the emotions I...
How to Shift from Career Stagnation to Meaningful Progressions

Video Series: How Much Money is Enough?

How much money does it take to increase a person’s quality of life? Turns out, there’s an actual number. Watch the video for CJ’s top 3 tips to making the most of your hard earned dollar. Take The Achiever’s Compass, or send this video to...
Get comfortable being uncomfortable

Get comfortable being uncomfortable

Failure feels like an awful word describing a terrible condition. As a result, most people avoid it at all costs. This mentality influences every decision we make as professionals, friends, spouses and parents. The result is a fearful life full of caution signs,...
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