Winsight Episode 16: No Risk, No Reward

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No risk, no reward is one of my favorite sayings. I first saw it on the back of someone’s shirt and even though I can’t recall what was on the front, this motto has stuck with me for a while now. It reminds me of Nike’s Just Do It, also one of my favorite brands.

There’s risk with EVERYTHING you do, so instead of overanalyzing things too much, try it. There is value in doing your research, being cautious and making financially sound decisions, BUT I’ve seen too many wasted opportunities lost because of hesitation. Conditions will never be perfect, someone will always oppose you and consequences are surely attached, YET you know what I fear almost more than anything else? Regret.

In this episode, we’ll discuss the following concepts:

The difference between dreaming and trying

Entrepreneurial risk vs. corporate risk

The Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hide reality of the unknown

What the movies “Along Came Polly” and “Tin Cup” can teach you about risk

What risks have you taken that have paid off for you? What risks have backfired, yet you still learned a valuable lesson from? Please share the “rewards” of being of risk-taker below:

Winsight Episode 15: Your Achilles Heel



Back in January of 2011 I suffered the worst injury of my athletic career: a torn Achilles. It didn’t actually hurt, but I had heard enough stories about what a torn Achilles felt like to know it wasn’t good. I sat down immediately on a bench and figured if I didn’t do something quick I might be stuck here for a while. So I got up, grabbed my stuff and headed to my car. With the help of a friend I drove home, rested and called my wife to tell her what happened. From there the story is about the process of healing and recovery where I learned so much. In this episode I’ll share details about this personal challenge illustrated through the following points:

  • What I did to aid the process, both physically and mentally
  • My response to the doctor’s prognosis and how that helped me
  • What I learned about myself through this ordeal
  • How to deal with your own Achilles heel injury (because it will happen)

What is your personal Achilles heel moment that you have faced? How did you deal with it? What did you learn from the process? I’d love to hear your stories and who knows? You story may be the words someone else reading this might need.

Winsight Episode 14: Habitual Wins

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Actions speak louder than goals. That’s the motto of an accountability app I use called irunurun. As a coach, goals are important. But you want to know a secret? It’s not really the goal itself that matters the most.

During this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between goals and habits
  • Why I aim to network with people 3 times a week
  • Why habits are the foundation of fitness
  • The relationship with habits and successful people

What habits do you consistently do? What habits to you want to add to your arsenal? Please share in the comments below and maybe you’ll spark someone to create a successful habit because of you!


Winsight Episode 13: Morning Good

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How you start your day has a LOT to do with how productive you are. I’m not talking about working harder, but working smarter. Think life-hacking. This isn’t about shortcuts, but being efficient. The best way to do that is building the right habits from the time you get up.

If someone asked me what advice I’d give to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’d say: workout 3 – 5 times a week in the morning before you start work. In this episode, I’ll discuss the following evidence:

The real reason why working out in the morning trumps any other time of the day

How to work according to your “rhythm”

What entrepreneurs lose (besides a guaranteed paycheck) when leaving a corporate job

Who else is doing morning workouts and why you should to

Do you consider yourself a morning person? If so, what are the benefits? If not, does this episode alter your thinking? Please share your thoughts below!


Winsight Episode 12: Why I Coach

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I first experienced coaching as a client over 10 years ago. I met my coach, Jay Hostetler at a conference where we were in a program evaluation meeting and he was the speaker. Jay shared what changes needed to be done in order to get us to the next level. Even though no one else in the meeting agreed with him, I thought he was spot on. After the meeting, I approached him and asked him more about what he did. We agreed to touch base on the phone within a week and our working relationship started there.

Understanding my story is at the center of why I became a coach. During this episode I’ll share how my experiences can help YOU make the right career decisions in the following ways:

  • How the relationship between confidence and momentum are crucial to success
  • What coaching actually does for you
  • What the best performers in every industry utilize daily
  • How looking at your past can clarify your future

What did you want to grow up to be when you were a kid? Share how your childhood dreams can influence your future professional ambitions below!

Winsight Episode 11: DIFM (Do It For Me)

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Ever heard of D-I-Y or Do it Yourself? Well, we’ve almost moved past that to D-I-F-M or Do It For Me. Think about it. Uber and Lyft exist so someone else can drive you to where you need to go. Lexus created an auto-park feature for its car. Subscription boxes are becoming more popular because not only do you get something delivered to you, but most of the time it’s a surprise so you don’t even have to make a decision on what to buy. This sort of “concierge” mentality can be viewed as a bit ridiculous, but what implications does this have for you?

In this episode we will discuss:

How service-based businesses have been forward thinking for a long time

Why living where you do may be the biggest innovative advantage you have

The one thing you must measure before you start any business

The difference between a hobby and business

What type of DIFM ideas do you have? Please share and I’m sure the feedback will help refine it!

Winsight Episode 10: Never Settle


Have you ever made a decision out of fear because you felt backed into a corner and didn’t have any other options? That’s called settling.

The opposite of settling is having high standards for yourself, which creates options. Settling is a mindset.

In this episode I’ll be discussing:

  • What settling and a vacuum have in common
  • How to avoid settling in any aspect of your life
  • What effect expectations play in determining your personal standards
  • What successful and confident people do that others don’t

You and I have settled at least once in our lives, but let’s make our most recent one the last. After listening to this episode, please share your thoughts below and help our community grow!

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Winsight Episode 9: Talk to the Mirror


Have you ever been confronted in a way where you didn’t know how to respond? You felt defenseless because it’s not the way you’re normally used to communicating with others? It happens…but when it does, what do you do?

In this episode, I’ll discuss:

  • How to persuade an analytical robot
  • What to do when someone gets in your face
  • The difference between goal and style conflict
  • Why “mirroring” is a better strategy than your normal tendencies

So the next time you face conflict how will you respond? We would love to hear your thoughts so please share them below!

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Winsight Episode 8: Flip the Script


Life isn’t about what happens to you. It’s about how you to choose to respond to it.

Winning in life has a lot to do with how you view the world. You can choose to be a victim or you can choose to be a victor.

During this podcast I’ll discuss:

  • What reframing is and how it can help you
  • Why skeptics can end up being your best customers
  • When sometimes its better for others to talk for you
  • The difference between going down the winning vs. losing road

How can you flip the script on a current challenge? Please share your story below so others can be inspired! Thanks!

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Winsight Episode 7: Developing Leaders


Leadership is a buzz word and everyone wants to be a leader. The truth is a small percentage of people are actually leaders. Now you can learn leadership skills, but that doesn’t make you a leader. You can hold positions, but that doesn’t make you a leader. Personally I fall much more on the side that a leader is born not made, but today’s episode isn’t going to tackle that dispute. Today, I’d like to share my personal thoughts on the difference between leadership and leadership development.

Through personal examples and stories I’ll share:

  • The second tier of leadership
  • The inverted triangle and how it changed my leadership style
  • How deferring on a hiking trip won a popularity contest
  • How leadership math works

As a leader what type of legacy do you want to leave? How does your style affect others? Share your positive and negative examples below so others can learn from your example!

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