Embracing an Attitude of Gratitude: Transforming Performance, Leadership, and Mindset

The power of an attitude of gratitude is a strategic tool that can redefine how we perceive challenges, interact with others, and achieve our goals.

The ABCs of Winning: A Blueprint for Success in Performance, Leadership, and Mindset

I've distilled the essence of success into the ABCs of winning—a blueprint that will guide you toward your zenith of achievement.

3 Signs You’re Not Living Your Life to the Fullest

At some point in time, you may begin to feel like you’re not living your life to its fullest potential. You might start to question things, like “what is the point of all of this?” Great news is that

Victim Blaming vs Personal Responsibility

Some of the best lessons you learn end up being the most annoying reminders on a day to day basis. A prime example of this would be the classic debate between victim blaming vs personal responsibility

Practical Tips For Building Personal and Professional Development Skills

When it comes to improving and developing further in our career and personal lives,the most important thing to do is have a plan. As Benjamin Franklin put it “If you fail to plan,you are planning to

3 Tips on How to Improve Relationships at Work

We will spend roughly 1/3 of our lives at work—that is a lot of time away from our loved ones, and a lot of time that we should then wish to enjoy. I realize that fun and work don’t always seem

Leena Bakshi: Executive Director

After three years of applying and interviewing, I remember the moment I achieved my dream job as an education administrator. My family was ecstatic.When my parents were my age,they had just immigrated

Process for Dealing with Adversity

We all face adversity and hard times on a day to day basis. What I find interesting is that most people do not have a process to deal with it. Maybe they have never been taught, or more than

Past, Present & Future

When I talk to most people about staying present and mindset, inevitably the conversation will always steer towards how to stay present. I like to break it down as simply as possible. Associate the

Core Values are Everything

One of the buzzwords swarming around business over the last decade has been company culture and values. Why are they so important? What will be accomplished if we define our cultural values?

The Power of Vulnerability

The most profound lesson that I have learned in my adult life is the power of vulnerability. Like most when I first heard that word, it made me think of weakness. I have come to understand

Be the Best Communicator Without Saying a Word

“In order to be interesting, you have to be interested.” One of my favorite quotes by Dale Carnegie in his classic book How to Win Friends and Influence People. The book was printed in 1936

Power of the Circle!

If you ever attend a meeting that I’m responsible for giving, whenever logistically possible it will be formed as a circle. Looking back at the various logos of companies that I have been responsible

Create Your Own Luck!

Have you ever noticed that some people just seem to be lucky? Is it that they are the chosen ones? Do they have a horseshoe firmly planted up their derrie’re as described by many a golfer?

Happy Holidays to You and Your Family!

How do you put words on paper to express how much we value you as a person and Let’s Go Win family member? Perhaps it is best just to say exactly what it is that you feel, without the fear of it

Simplify Your Message to Be Heard

The world is fast and information is more readily available to us now than ever before.Based on everything that I have read, that trend will not change and in fact is forecasted to grow exponentially.

Feedback is Key to Getting Better

One of the greatest tools available to all of us in the pursuit of showing up as our best selves is feedback. However, feedback can be a scary idea and can harm performance if not asked for

3 E.E.E.s to Achieve at Work

Everyone wants to succeed at their job. We want to know that the work we are doing is meaningful and makes a difference in the world. A recent study showed that 71% of employees are not satisfied

How to Score a Perfect 10

A perfect 10 score for a single routine in gymnastics was considered unattainable until Nadia Comaneci achieved it at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.An absolutely amazing feat and changed the landscape

Find Your TRIGGER to be Your BEST!

As I sat down to write this morning, I went through my typical routine. The daily quote sent out to my loved ones, brain games done, meditation, workout and Bulletproof coffee all checked off.

How to Create and Keep Momentum!

Momentum is not a tangible item that you can pick up and put in your pocket but it is a real, powerful thing. Like a snowball rolling down a hill, slow to start but once momentum picks up steam it

Benefits and Examples of Daily Affirmations

We talk to ourselves every single day, but what many take for granted are the benefits of adding positive affirmations to our daily self-interactions. Before we explore these benefits, however

Setting Goals in 7 Key Areas of Life

The subject of setting goals can be as exciting as watching paint dry, but we all know the importance of goals. Stay with me for the next 400 words or so, and I think you will get some real value on

Set Your Intention to Get the Most Out of Each Day

A few years ago, I started choosing one action or emotion for the day that would be my focus. Setting an intention first thing in the morning is a habit that can put you on a mindful path to make

Breathe, Just Breathe

As I sat down to write today, I knew the subject I wanted to cover but the title and content were eluding me. Thanks to the song Just Breathe by Anna Nalick, which was featured in the movie A Lot Like

Daily Reminders

We had friends over the other day and during the tour of the house, someone noticed the 7 Daily Reminders that I put up in my bathroom mirror next to my goals. They asked what it is and why I haven’t

Quotes to Unlock Your True Leadership

The word leadership is so often talked about and referred to, yet can be extremely hard to define. I define leadership by one word and that is influence. Not all leaders have good intentions and


One of the biggest challenges I see when coaching clients is when people hold on to the past. We have all done things that we are not proud of. Some are certainly worse than others but I think

Regret is a Choice

One of the biggest fears that people have is having regret. Regret is a choice, yet every single person that I have met has experienced regret at some point in their lives.In fact, regret does help us

3 Leadership Qualities You Must Have!

There are so many leadership qualities that are important to develop to increase your leadership lid, but which ones are the most important? That answer will never be universally agreed upon

Lead Yourself First

I was a guest on a podcast the other day and the host asked a simple yet profound question. Where do you start with your clients? The answer is always the same and that is to start with the leader

3 Things I Would Tell My 18 Year Old Self

The subject of this blog has been sitting in my idea pile for over a year. Why the wait? As a life philosophy, I don’t believe in regrets. There are things I wish I would have done differently

Keep it Simple and Focus on What Matters

Albert Einstein is widely regarded as one of the smartest human beings to walk this planet and he said “Out of clutter, find simplicity.” That quote is as true now as it was when he said those words

3 Keys to Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs

There are 3 keys to overcome self-limiting beliefs. I try to eliminate the word hate from my vocabulary because hate is negative and non-productive in my opinion.However, when it comes to this subject

3 Keys to Succeed in Our New Norm

It seems like every conversation right now starts with an update of the COVID-19 or “how are you doing through all of this?"Clearly the Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we interact,do business

Forgive for YOU!

The idea of forgiveness has been around since human beings have roamed this earth. It’s also a concept that was challenging for me to embrace personally in my youth. What I’ve come to learn is that

When You Fail, You WIN!

At first glance it does seem odd to have someone congratulate you for failing. There are emotions that come with failure such as sadness, anger, embarrassment, and shame.How can you possibly celebrate

3 Must Do’s Daily to Live Your Best Life

We live in an extremely busy world and have many responsibilities daily. I watch most people take care of everyone and everything around them, way before they consider taking care of themselves

Quotes to Brighten Your Day

One year ago I took on a self-imposed challenge where everyday, I would send out certain “quotes to brighten your day” to a select group of people that included family and friends. I am not sure how

3 Ways to Make Good Choices

Every single day we wake up and start to make choices both big and small. If you stop to think about all the decisions that come our way, it can be rather overwhelming.That is why we run unconsciously

3 Major Benefits of an Accountability Buddy

My accountability buddy (buddies) is my family. As we have discussed before, I put my goals on my bathroom mirror so that I am reminded at least twice daily what I’m looking to accomplish. Three

You Are Choices, Not Labels

I’m an extrovert, I’m an introvert, I’m shy, I’m excessive, I’m not creative. The list goes on and on when it comes to labels that we give ourselves or that other people have heaped upon us. While

The 3 Most Impactful Books I Have Read

On the Let’s Go Win podcast, I ask most guests what the 3 most impactful books are that they’ve read. Funny thing is, I’ve never asked myself the same question. It was an interesting exercise because

Want to Stay Young? Go and Have Fun!

Kids having funThere is a huge movement and industry centered around anti-aging. Although it’s certainly not new, it has become more prevalent over the past decade. People want to look and feel

How to Use Your Talents to Help Others

When you say it out loud, it sounds completely reasonable “to share your gifts or talents with the world”. However, it’s not that simple to learn how to use your talents to help others or bring them

3 Keys to Get Along With Others. Yep, Even That Neighbor!

It is not practical to think that we can get along with everyone, but we can certainly try. The beauty of our world is that it is diverse and full of interesting people everywhere. That means that

S.E.A. to be Vulnerable

One of the most popular subjects that I coach on is the subject of vulnerability. Yes, I realize that sea is not grammatically correct in the title but that is the acronym we will use to work on being

3 Quotes to Shape Your Communication

The rule of 3 I use is really getting in the way today, because I want to share 20 quotes that have shaped my communication. “Sticking to my guns”, I had to pick my favorite three that have forever

Don’t Wait for a Tragedy to Live Fully Now!

Human beings are funny creatures. We each have our own idiosyncrasies in life but there is one common flaw that we all seem to share. That is not fully embracing life until something tragic happens.

Benefits of an Attitude of Gratitude

One of the subjects I frequently coach and talk about is the benefits of practicing gratitude on a daily basis. While there is a lot of science that backs up the benefits of practicing gratitude

Are You Interested or Committed?

There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses;

Your Inner Dialogue is a Jerk!

Hopefully the title of this article does not describe what is happening inside your head daily. Our brains are incredibly creative and that is amazing, however it’s also potentially destructive.

Winning is a Mindset, Not a Result

The company Let’s Go Win was not created to determine wins and losses but rather to embrace the process of having a winning mindset. The definition of mindset according to Merriam-Webster is “a mental

Creating an Abundance Mindset

Do you see the glass half full or half empty? When a challenge appears do you see the opportunity, or do you see the problems? Are you optimistic about the future or fearful of what is to come?

Think You Can or Can’t, You’re Right!

Henry Ford who founded Ford Motor Company and created the assembly line is credited with saying the quote “Think you can or can’t, you’re right”. Here is a man who literally changed the world

Stop Worrying About What Others Think About You

I’m not sure when it begins, but we have all worried about what others think of us. I know that I have fallen victim to this many times throughout my life. The lesson that I learned is that it’s a

Choose Fun Today

The universal truth that I arrive at every single morning is that we have choices to make. Does that mean all the chores and honey dos that we “have” to do every day is going to be awesome? Do we find

Be Wrong and Win, Not Right and Lose

A fascinating phenomenon that I have witnessed through the years is people would rather be “right” and lose, then be “wrong” and win. The whole mentality is odd for me because I am a results oriented

Your Mindset Matters, Choose Wisely

My favorite subject to speak about, and my chosen profession in life, all centers around one word—that word is Mindset, and my passion in life is to help the world eradicate self-limiting beliefs

How to Overcome Burnout

As life can become quite overwhelming, it’s important to learn ways to cope with stress, and most importantly, how to overcome burnout. In this modern world we are living longer, have access to

Quotes to Upgrade Your Mindset

It has been said that your life is as good as your mindset is. We have seen examples of this throughout the years. The visionary who transcends belief that something is not even possible such

3 Quotes to Upgrade Your Mindset

For those of you that like to have control, I have great news. You are in complete control of your mindset. No one can tell you how to think or feel. That statement may not be completely accurate

The Joy Is in the Journey, Not the Destination

As I have been more exposed to the “influencers” of today’s world, and getting to meet and spend significant time around them, I have found some inconsistencies. One of the biggest ones is it’s all

Entrepreneur’s Mindset!

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t- you’re right”. The entire quote includes the word whether in the beginning and Henry Ford is the man who said it. Here is a man who literally changed

5 Tips for Cultivating a Winning Mindset

Having a winning mindset is essential for achieving success in any area of life. Learn how to cultivate a positive, determined attitude and reach your goals with these 5 tips. Set clear and achievable

The Power of a Growth Mindset: To Transform Your Life and Career

Adopting a growth mindset will help you get free of feeling like you are stuck in a rut, unsure of how to move forward and reach your goals. This way of thinking has the power to transform your life

3 Reasons People Come Into Your Life

When I reflect on all the amazing people that I have met in my life, it fills my heart with joy. Yet, there is also a certain sadness when you think of those human beings that were a vital part of

People Remember How You Made Them Feel

The famous quote by Maya Angelou is “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” In this busy world we

The Power of Humility Opens Doors

The power of humility does more than opens doors—it sets the entire stage for our character and shapes who we are. We as humans all possess this fascinating thing called an ego. For years I prided my

How to Set Boundaries in Relationships

Knowing how to set boundaries in relationships is a skill that I wish I had learned much earlier in life. Looking back at the amount of time, heartache, and energy that could have been saved if I just

Your Words Matter

When it comes to relationships with your spouse, kids, friends, and co-workers, remember that your words matter.“Be careful with your words. Once they are said,they can be only forgiven, not forgotten

3 Things to Say For an Epic Relationship

We all want to have the best relationships possible right? So why don’t we? It is possible to have epic relationships with our spouse, kids, friends, and co-workers but we often choose not to

Trust: The Foundation of a Strong Relationship

When it comes to building a successful and fulfilling relationship, trust is crucial. Without trust, a relationship is built on a shaky foundation and is more likely to fail. In this blog post,

Building & Deepening Relationships

Building and deepening relationships is essential for both personal and professional growth. When we have strong connections with others, we feel supported, motivated, and happy. Whether it’s with,

The Power of Repetition

One of the most important lessons for us to remember is how important repetition is in everyday life. In the bestselling book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell brought to light the 10,000 Hour Rule.

Fun Bucket List Ideas

“I don’t have time to go golf”. “My family needs me to be at home”. “My wife/husband won’t let me go on that trip”. We have all heard these and many other excuses as to why our friends or possibly

Balance Your Life by Asking and Giving

One of the universal truths that I have discovered continuously throughout my life is that balance must be in place to operate at optimal levels.Whether that is work/family, stress/play asking/giving.


Fear destroys more dreams and aspirations than anything else in this world. It stops people from truly living their best lives and being fulfilled. The most frustrating part is fear isn’t even real

The Top Habits for Success: Achieving Your Goals with Ease

Success is a journey, not a destination. It requires consistent effort and the development of positive habits that will guide you towards your goals. Whether you’re striving for success in your

Are Your Habits Helping or Hurting You?

Habits are a powerful force in our lives. They dictate our daily routines, shape our behavior, and ultimately determine our success. However, not all habits are created equal. Some habits can help us

Creating New Habits

Creating new habits can be a challenging task, but it’s essential for personal growth and success. Whether you want to start a new exercise routine, learn a new skill, or improve your productivity

Practice the Feelings You Want to Feel

Practice the feelings you want to feel” is a simple yet powerful concept that can help you lead a more fulfilling life. It involves intentionally cultivating positive emotions and mental states

A Winning Formula

I was inspired to write this blog by two characters. One is a fictional character on a TV show called Ted Lasso.The second is a real-life football coach who is leading the Clemson Tigers football team

Everything R.I.S.E.s and Falls on Leadership

My personal belief is that companies, countries, and even families succeed and/or fail based on the leadership that is in place. The simplest definition that I use for leadership is “leadership is

What Makes a Great Leader and What Are Some Leadership Qualities We Should All Aim For?

When you think of some of the best leaders of all time, who are they, and what are leadership qualities that you look for in them? What attributes did they have? If you search for the definition

L.E.A.D. Your Team Through Adversity

I had a basketball coach that taught us to expect to make every single jumpshot that we ever took. He said, “you should be shocked when it doesn’t go in”. It was extremely helpful in building self

An Excellent Plan to Improve Your Leadership

Every year I set up a plan to improve my leadership skills, because I believe that leadership is an ever-changing area of expertise. There are principles that will stay consistent but the leadership

The Power of Transformational Leadership to Inspire & Motivate Your Team!

Take your leadership to the next level using transformational leadership. In contrast to traditional leadership styles that focus on transactional exchanges and rewards, transformational leadership

Know Your Leadership Style to Help You Achieve Success

Leadership is a critical skill that can greatly impact your career success and the success of those around you. Whether you are a manager, team leader, or simply looking to develop your leadership

Management is Dead, Leading is the Key

As a leader, your ultimate goal is to drive your team to success. However, success doesn’t come from just managing your team – it comes from leading them. By leading your team, you inspire them to

What Story Are You Telling Yourself?

On a mission to help my readers find success in all areas of life, my personal growth blogs are here to show you that you already have everything it takes to be successful.

3 Keys to Build Self-Confidence

Knowing how to build self confidence is a vital skill when trying to live your very best life. Of all the things that I coach my clients on, this might be the most important. When you believe in

The Meaning of Life

At some point in all our lives, we will ask the question of “what is the meaning of all of this”? I don’t believe it’s meant to be a deep, philosophical question but rather to figure out why we are

Get Better Every Day

The initial title of this article was Get 1% Better Every Day, which has been a philosophy that has become extremely popular over the past decade or so. I understand the philosophy and the numbers

Unlocking Your Potential: The Importance of a Growth Mindset

Do you ever feel like you’ve hit a wall in your personal or professional development? It can be frustrating to feel stuck, and feel like you’re not making progress. But what if I told you that the key

Enhancing Your Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is an essential component of personal growth and development. When you understand yourself better, you can make better decisions, improve your relationships, and lead a more fulfilling

Manifesting Can Change Your Life

Manifesting is the practice of using your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions to attract your desired outcomes in life. It’s a powerful tool that can change your life in many ways. Here are some

Your Network is Your Net Worth: The Power of Building Meaningful Connections

In today’s interconnected world, the saying “Your network is your net worth” holds more truth than ever before. Building strong and meaningful connections can open doors to opportunities, personal

3 Actions to Boost Accountability on Your Team

Do you like to know where you stand? How are you performing in your job or your relationship? Are you on track to hit your goals? I have found that the unknown is the area that makes most people

Why is 3 the Key?

I have wanted to write about this subject for a while because everything I teach is based on the “rule of three”. When you look at previous blogs, listen to a presentation that I give (if done well),

How to Scale Your Business

Learning how to scale a business can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding things that someone can do. At some point the founders put their ideas, cash, and hard work on the line

Are You an Employee, Professional, or Legend?

I believe that everyone wants to succeed and feel fulfilled at work. There are scenarios where you may be in the wrong environment and a change of scenery would be the best move to make. Before you

Best Interview Method for Job Seeker and Employer

Let me start off by saying I am not an HR expert or ever claim to be. What you are about to read is the most effective strategy that I have used over the past 20 years when it comes to hiring 1099

Guiding Your Business Through a Recession: Strategies for Survival & Success

Recessions can be a difficult time for businesses of all sizes, but with the right strategies and mindset, you can not only survive but come out even stronger on the other side. Whether you are a

Building a Successful Business

Running a successful business is no easy feat. It takes hard work, dedication,and a strategic approach to achieve your goals.However, there are three critical things that every business should focus

Take Pride in Your Work to Get Promoted

As a performance, leadership, and mindset thought leader,I firmly believe that taking pride in your work is the secret ingredient to unlocking your true potential and securing that coveted promotion.

How to Harness AI for Business Success

I firmly believe that embracing innovation is essential for business success. In today’s digital era, harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can give you a significant competitive edge.

Enhance Your Company’s Culture

Enhancing your company’s culture is an ongoing process that requires effort and commitment. A positive and strong company culture can have numerous benefits, such as improved employee satisfaction