Encouragement: The most potent motivator

Serving as a volunteer with the Los Angeles Dream Center and for the thousands of homeless people they serve on the streets of Los Angeles, I learned a mind-blowing truth.  Everybody needs encouragement….from the CEO, to the hourly employee, to that difficult in-law, to the down-and-outers.  Everybody! In fact, Tommy Barnett, the co-founder of the Dream Center, even goes so …

Are leaders born or made? The answer will surprise you.

Since the beginning of time, people have wondered if leaders are born or if leaders are made. Thousands of books and thousands of research studies have addressed this question as well. I know. I’ve read them. So what is the RIGHT answer? I think I know … and that is … a few people are born leaders. They’re more naturally inclined to be leaders. There’s something in their …

Three Unquestionable Laws of Success

It is easier to keep up than catch up! Over the years, I’ve learned there are indisputable laws of nature … such as the laws of gravity and motion. If you step off a building, you’re going to go down, no matter how good your attitude is. And if you get moving, you’ll probably keep on moving. But I’ve also …