written by Mick Ukleja

5 Practices That Promote A Rich Life With Less Stuff

The question, “do you have a rich life”, is tricky. Our first thought is often in equating that rich life with money. We all know the importance of the dollar. It’s just that after a certain amount, there is no more payoff. Study after study shows that after a certain level is attained, it stops […]

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07.30.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

6 Attributes Of Healthy Humility

We live in a culture that favors the strong.  In that context “meekness” is often confused with “weakness.”  Yet nothing could be further from the truth.  Meekness is a power word.  In the ancient world it was often used to describe the winning horse in a race.  They were called “meek”, which meant “strength under control.”  […]

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07.23.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

5 Ways To Reach Escape Velocity…And Succeed

All of us have an innate drive to succeed.  Yet everywhere we look it seems like others are sliding into success.  Their launch seems effortless.  Gravity is holding us down.  We don’t have the power for a successful liftoff.  We are stuck on the Launchpad. In the aerospace world this is known as “escape velocity.”  […]

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07.02.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

4 Relationships That Support Your Success

Let me state the obvious.  Success isn’t a solo act. Surrounding yourself with good people and mutual supporters is essential for success. We need the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual support of others. The point is simple. The quality of your life will be in direct proportion to the types of relationships you choose to […]

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06.25.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

4 Ways To Develop A Bug-Free Mind

Living your life with a bug-free mind is essential in removing barriers to your growth.  We accumulate a set of beliefs over the years.  Mixed in with good beliefs are also some bad beliefs we’ve naturally picked up along the way.  Getting rid of those bugs equips us to flourish and persevere during the toughest […]

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06.11.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

4 Ways Your Presence And Influence Are Showing Up

How often do you use your true voice?  It has the power of authenticity.  It’s your signature voice.  Both your heart and your head support it.  In a group or meeting ask yourself these questions: “What would I say if I knew everyone would agree?” “What would I say if I was not afraid?” If […]

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06.04.2014
written by Hans Finzel

All In Or All Gone

Ten Tips For Successful Leadership Transitions

I recently completed my transition out of a ministry that I led for two decades.  The transition took sixteen months from the time I informed the board that I wanted to leave until I handed the baton successfully to my successor. I learned two lessons right away: Boards are great at launching leaders, not so […]

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05.20.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

The “Secret” Skill To Going Higher, Faster!

Skills are essential, and some skills are absolutely essential.  Successful living demands them.  Out of the many skills, if you asked me to give you just one, I would pick… The Skill of Mastering Your Moods. There are other great skills, but without this one, happiness and contentment will elude you – no matter how […]

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05.13.2014
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