09 March 2021 TELL THEM WHAT TIME IT IS, NOT HOW THE WATCH WORKS People will rise to the CHALLENGE as long as it’s THEIR challenge! In the SEAL Teams, we learned a few decades ago how important it is to separate the WHAT from the HOW. In late December of 1989, the US invaded…

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02 March 2021 STRATEGIC ANCHORS Last week we discussed the Mission Statement and how it is the WHAT and WHY of your organization. Mission Statements don’t drive productivity, they merely point you and your team in the right direction. STRATEGIC ANCHORS, however, focus and drive HOW you’ll succeed. We’re moving this week from identity to…

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16 February 2021 SINGLE POINT OF FAILURE I was looking through my financials online this weekend when my wife says to me, “You know, I hope nothing ever happens to you because I don’t know how to access any of that information.” She’s right! I am the CRITICAL NODE to my family’s well-being if something…

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02 February 2021 DON’T BE A PUSILLANIMOUS! I have a cat, and because I live in the mountains where domestic cats are not the top predators in the area, the cat is an inside cat. The cat has never been in a fight, attacked, had to hunt for food, or been in a survival situation.…

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19 January 2021 FLAGGING THE MINEFIELD Finishing off the GOAL SETTING topic, we have found that “Flagging the Minefield” is arguably the most neglected tool in the toolbox, and the reason so many people struggle to reach their goals. While operating as a SEAL, the most dangerous part of any operation was getting TO and…

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05 January 2020 PLAN FROM THE HIT BACKWARDS Welcome to 2021! We received a lot of requests for more information about last week’s Tip of the Week, so picking up where we left off, let’s dive into PLANNING FROM THE HIT BACKWARDS a little deeper. The primary idea in this is clearly identifying what your…

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22 December 2020 Christmas TraditionsIn observance of the upcoming Christmas holiday, we thought we would share the history of some popular Christmas traditions. Santa Claus Jolly old Saint Nick can be traced back to 280 A.D. He was a monk in what is now known as modern-day Turkey. Known for his piety and kindness, it…

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Reflections on Podcast #2 Have you ever watched that old TV show, “Knight Rider?” Whenever the character Michael Knight was in a stressful situation, he would just hit the turbo boost of his car. Then he was able to jump over the train, out swim the shark, or whatever problem he was facing. What an…

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15 December 2020 IMPOSSIBLE Some feats are difficult, some incredible, but some are impossible. Although this was written thousands of years ago, it still holds true today. I have been fortunate, in my life, to witness countless difficult and incredible acts… but impossible… I can’t say for sure I have. Honestly, I believe we misuse…

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08 December 2020 BOLT BAG This week, 79 years ago, thousands of unsuspecting U.S. personnel enjoying a beautiful morning in paradise had their worlds brutally turned upside-down. The attack on the Pacific fleet in Pearl Harbor killed 2403 military and civilian personnel, destroyed 19 U.S. Navy ships, and abruptly changed the lives of everyone on…

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