Carpool Coaching Ep. 1 Falling isn’t the problem. It’s the heights from which the false self has built you up that makes the fall painful. I was recently having a text conversation with a software development CEO that I advise, coach, consult, whatever you want to call it, and he was saying, “Clint, you […]
Like any strong architectural structure, building a strong foundation is key to good leadership. Thus, supporting the rest of the structure.
Also, using the right materials for each layer creates a cohesive leadership approach.
We’ve all had those clients that just can’t seem to get past their mental roadblock at one time or another. If you haven’t experienced this yet as a coach, you will especially the longer you are coaching. How you navigate this as a coach and lead the client to success is crucial in helping them […]
This week I celebrated my 42nd birthday. It’s a special number, 42, and a mini-milestone of sorts for me. This milestone forced me to reflect on my years. And I couldn’t help but see my life as a series, a pair at this point, of 21’s. The First 21 (0-21) Boyhood If I could use […]
Both of my daughters are in swim lessons now and being with my 7-month old has reminded me when my now 4-year old daughter started swim lessons two years ago. It was fun observing her behavior throughout the course of those first two weeks of lessons. The first couple of lessons focused on getting comfortable […]
(Revised edition from the original post: Feb. 1, 2016, on sheddingthemask.com) One of the major reasons I enjoyed being a catcher was because it felt like there was nobody watching me. I was crouched down in a squat, the umpire engulfed my backside, and I looked out from behind the bars of my catchers mask, […]
BELIEF It’s a powerful thing. It shapes what we will do and what we will not do. What we think is possible and what we think is impossible. Clients come to you with all kinds of beliefs about what they think you can do for them. They believe they’re different and you won’t be able […]
Have you ever gone about the painstakingly difficult task of threading a needle, especially a small needle? IT’S TOUGH! You lick the thread a little bit (at least I always do) so you can smooth out any frayed thread. Then, you close one eye and try to push the thread through the eye of the […]
“I have it all planned out–plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG) This past Monday night I hosted our monthly Men’s Coaching Group Patio Night. Though we weren’t on my patio. My back patio overlooks Barnett Reservoir, a 33,000-acre lake […]
There was a time when I thought what I was doing was my calling. Whether it was during my baseball playing days, or more recently as a personal trainer, I’ve always focused on my title. I was the field general as the catcher. I thrived on the field directing and keeping my teammates aware of […]
Most successful musicians who “make it,” usually spend years playing in local pubs and clubs, sometimes paid, but mostly for free before they catch their break. The Allman Brothers, Duane, and Gregg, both dropped out of school to practice music constantly. They bounced around playing wherever they could, going through several band name changes and […]
Life can change in a moment. All the planning and preparing that’s done will sometimes be nullified when events in life throw you a curveball. Two nights ago that is exactly what happened to me when my wife woke me suddenly with four eye-popping words, “Clint, my water broke!” Less than three hours later, which […]
Hey everybody. I want to talk about making sure your staff are brand ambassadors. I got a story for you today. A story that happened to me as a customer. A couple weeks ago I ordered some materials that I needed within two business days, so I ordered second-day air. I didn’t need the materials […]
Staffing and staff management is not a “sexy” 😍 business topic. (There I said it) Let’s face it… it’s not like marketing and sales consulting where the “Hook” is the amount of 💵💴💶 you can generate on your investment. Honestly, when was the last time you heard someone talk about “generating massive ROI” from his […]
It’s Sunday morning and as I usually do every Sunday, I’m reflecting on the past week’s activity. I’m also preparing for my stay-at-home dad duties for the day. i.e. cleaning, laundry, prep for next week, etc. This morning was another early morning (rarely do I sleep past 6:00 a.m. even on weekends), up before the […]