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Two More Reasons Why Your CEO Should Be More Like My Bartender

Last week my wife and I were waiting at the bar for our table to be available at a favorite Jersey Shore eatery. While sipping our glasses of wine, Jimmy the bartender says, “…Want to check out this new cocktail I’ve been working on? We said “Sure,” and he poured each of us a small glass to sample and critique his new creation. After a sip or two, we each puckered our lips and shook our heads side to [...]

By |2016-10-26T15:35:16-05:00April 25th, 2016|Leadership, Success|0 Comments

Are You Running on Premium Fuel?

When I worked as a sales executive at NCR many years ago, Nick, my regional director, lived in New York, and whenever he would meet me in New Jersey, he would take the opportunity to fill his car with “cheap Jersey gas.” Even though his car required premium, he would fill it with regular in New York to save a few bucks. Reduced mileage, poor acceleration, rough idling and engine knock were the consequences of using fuel that didn’t [...]

By |2016-10-26T15:35:36-05:00March 20th, 2016|Nutrition|0 Comments

The Top Ten Things to Kick to the Curb This Year Part 2

Whew…February 9th, I’m happy we’re past this day! The gym where I exercise is returning to a state of normalcy. According to health club industry research, this is the day gyms start to get less crowded as many of the New Year’s Resolution-making, new members stop exercising. The most popular reason for breaking this resolution is “lack of time.” Too bad they couldn’t jettison those things that didn’t serve them well in order to make space for the mission [...]

By |2016-10-26T15:36:16-05:00February 15th, 2016|Motivation|8 Comments

The Top Ten Things to Kick to the Curb This Year – Part 1

At the start of each New Year, many people like to load up on resolutions. The idea is to fill one’s self with possibilities and inspiration by making positive affirmations: “I resolve to lose weight this year.” I resolve to begin an exercise program this year.” "I resolve to get a new job this year.” And so we set ourselves up for failure by over-committing and under performing. As humans, we have limited intellectual, emotional and social bandwidths. Like [...]

By |2016-10-26T15:36:38-05:00January 11th, 2016|Motivation, Success|4 Comments

Do Grateful, Not Just Feel Grateful

  In 2015, the importance of feeling grateful hit the high mark in the consciousness of many people. One of the New Year’s resolutions I’ve been hearing a lot about as we prepare to enter 2016 is “Being grateful for what I have in my life.” Feelings of gratitude for what you have lay the foundation for happiness now and open the door to attracting more of what you are grateful for in the future. To paraphrase the words [...]

By |2015-12-07T17:15:33-05:00December 7th, 2015|Fitness, Success|6 Comments

Breast Cancer and the Benefits of Exercise

October is National Breast Cancer Month.  Yes, Exercise Increases the Odds of Long-Term Survival. Exercise may not be the cure for cancer, but according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, exercise reduces the risk of dying from the disease. Women who exercised on a regular basis at moderate intensity had fewer cancer recurrences and experienced a decrease in the 10-year mortality rate. The research clearly showed that women with breast cancer who are [...]

By |2015-10-09T08:58:44-05:00October 9th, 2015|Fitness|0 Comments

The Top Ten Foods Every Leader Should Eat

My Mom used to tell me, “Eat fish, it’s brain food.” Was there anything to the idea that certain foods could improve cognitive function, or was this just another way to get a little boy to eat his dinner? As adults, can eating certain foods help make us more successful leaders by increasing our mental horsepower? Actually…yes. Researchers have identified an entire class of foods that are considered ergogenic, keeping our brains healthy and boosting cognitive functions. Submitted for [...]

By |2015-09-21T20:58:55-05:00September 21st, 2015|Leadership, Nutrition|0 Comments

The Top Ten Things You Can Do to Prevent Burnout, Part II

Last month we covered five of the Top Ten Things You Can Do to Prevent Burnout: 1. Exercise Your Body to Relax Your Mind 2. Stay Fully Hydrated 3. Get Up and Move 4. Pamper Yourself 5. Let Others Care for You How many of these are you doing now and do you notice any changes in your mood? Building on what I detailed last month, let’s explore the next five things you can do to prevent burnout: 6. [...]

By |2015-05-29T12:06:54-05:00May 29th, 2015|Burnout, Fitness, Nutrition|2 Comments

The Top Ten Things You Can Do to Prevent Burnout, Part I

Earlier this month, the National Association for people with Developmental Disabilities (NADD) was kind enough to invite me to participate in their international webinar series, which was directed at healthcare professionals as well as family caregivers throughout the US and Canada. I was tasked with providing strategies to prevent burnout through achieving a work/life balance using exercise, nutrition and self-care modalities. The strategies that work for caregivers can be applied to top performing Sales Executives, 24/7/365 Entrepreneurs, stressed C-Suite [...]

By |2015-05-07T21:04:09-05:00May 7th, 2015|Burnout, Fitness, Nutrition|4 Comments