written by Mick Ukleja

The Dreaded Curse of Comparison

5 Ways To Counteract The Spell

Of all the lessons there are to learn in life, one stands out for me.  What is that lesson?  It’s learning to be myself. “Be yourself: everyone else is taken.” – Oscar Wilde I’ve discovered that learning the lesson doesn’t happen in a day, but it does happen daily. What being yourself doesn’t mean: It’s […]

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03.04.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

What Are You Hiding?

5 Actions for Creating Openness

What is it that you know about yourself that others don’t know about you? All of us have things in our lives that we are hiding.  And of course, they vary in degree.  The kinds of things hidden range from hardships, to personal challenges, to actions and attitudes that we keep submerged.  We keep a […]

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02.24.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

Do You Have a Personal Board of Directors?

5 Qualities of a Great Inner Circle

What do you believe are the ingredients for personal and professional success? On your list should be community.  I’m not talking about a large community, like the ones we build on social media networks, but a small community that provides accountability – like a personal board of directors.  It’s a small band of brothers and […]

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02.19.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

How Well Do You Really Hear?

4 Ways You Become a Great Listener

I was in Pittsburgh on December 23, 1972.  This is the day and place the term “Immaculate Reception” was given to one of the most famous plays in football history.  It was a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders.  The Steelers were trailing in the last 30 seconds of the game.  Terry […]

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02.11.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

Dealing With Stress in a Speed Dial Culture – Part II

5 Actions for Coping with Stress

What makes us the most powerful creature on earth?  It’s our imagination!  With our imagination we are able to think into the future.  We create, plan and manipulate our environment. Because it is powerful, it also has the ability to pollute our lives and cause personal damage in the form of stress and anxiety. Add […]

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02.05.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

Dealing with Stress in a Speed Dial Culture (Part I)

2 Things To Understand For Managing Stress

I talk a lot about empowering people to live life on purpose.  This deals with your direction – your “why” for living.  It also has an intimate connection to the stresses we feel on a day-to-day basis. Understanding our purpose for living and aligning our schedules accordingly helps relieve some of the stresses we experience […]

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01.28.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

Harnessing the Power of Less

4 Ways Subtracting Choices Becomes a Plus

Who hasn’t been discouraged by lack of follow through or falling short of a desired goal or milestone?  There are probably some good objective reasons why this occurred.  But one that may go undetected is the surplus of options that we encounter.  That might sound strange, for it seems at first glance that options are […]

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01.21.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

Are You Ready to Succeed?

Here Are 4 Stages You Will Encounter You have just come off the only holiday that celebrates the passing of time.  No other holiday does this.  So it’s natural at this time of the year to stop, reflect, take stock, and accelerate.  But what will make 2014 better than 2013? That’s a great question.  It […]

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01.14.2014
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