Jerry’s Writings

Waking Up

Have you read the story of Ali Banat, the young Sydney Australian millionaire? He was given 7 months to live with stage 4 cancer, and lived over 3 years! He just passed recently. His story is unique, in the long list of compelling life changing stories you read about....

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Associates ALL IN

I was recently with a client in New Jersey and the energy of the place was intoxicating.      Both Friday and Saturday, I experienced a buzz that had me on the edge of my chair. I love that feeling when I bump into it! That “feeling” was joy.  And it came in the form...

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Stay Awake!

This poem from Rumi really resonates with me.  It's so easy to "stay asleep" in life, just going through the motions.  I tell clients, friends, and family all the time to "wake up!"  It's worth it, to ask for what we really want, "stay awake" and find it! “Out beyond...

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Sometimes I get lost

No one is exempt! I work my butt off helping others help themselves and yet… “Sometimes I get lost!"  Meaning, I get upset and thrown off my path.   Let me explain, recently a friend asked to inspire his friend while I was on vacation. …It rubbed me the wrong way. ...

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Are you in Victim or Creator mode?

In every situation, you are given an opportunity to choose how you will respond.  How do you perceive this photo?  Do you see cobwebs and barbed wire? Something to fear?  Or do you see nature and a heart?  Beauty and love made from something ugly.  Victim mode…or...

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A New Year!

Greetings! Tomorrow is 2018 and another new year is upon us! 😊 Hopefully that will make you smile and excited for all of the opportunities that await you.   I love the reality that tomorrow is proclaimed a New Year, thus a new start. If you choose, you can make that...

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Brenè Brown’s Rising Strong is brilliant!

I recently finished reading Brenè Brown’s book, Rising Strong. A must read if you believe her research is the game changer I know it to be. My work as a Leader Trainer and Coach has been validated by her research so many times over. This book is another example of...

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Goodwill Greatness

Twenty-nine of us came together for a two day workshop offsite at the beautiful Goodwill Camp in South Sioux City, NE.  Some knew one another, most of us did not. My task was to bring them together in a short period of time as a team.  And also in a way that was...

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What reality are you choosing to live?

Reality isn’t something you perceive, it’s something you create in your mind. What are you making up in your mind? Is what you believe real, factual, and data rich? How many assumptions or judgments are clouding your reality? And consequently, are the facts and data...

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It takes courage to get what you really want.

Usually I know what I want. And I know what to do to get what I want.     I haven’t always been like this. It has taken me awhile to really get to know the ebbs and flows of my life. …And to get to know me. Luckily I have had enough time on this planet to really work...

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The Situation…

  I have spoken of the process I have been doing with my clients for the past 30 years called the Situation Analysis. My mentor and teacher Tom McGranahan taught it to me in 1979 and I have been using it ever since.   Lately, I have been doing more of them.  It seems...

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Reverse the order of success

Reverse the order of your success and happiness in just 21 short days!!! Shawn Achor https://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work validates how I have been living my life in this Ted Talk. It is one of the highest viewed Ted Talks with over 10...

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To change or not to change

Have you ever been in a conversation that was riddled with “should be’s”… I really should be doing more with my life The company I work for should be more proactive I’m educated, but not utilizing my education, I should be doing something different My peers should not...

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Practice makes perfect.

I recently had the privilege of serving this brilliant group of leaders.  My colleague, Bob Christensen (Impact Results, Inc.) and I have been putting on these two and a half day workshops for some time now.  He invited half of his clients and I invited the other....

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Leadership in all shapes and sizes

  I recently spent some time in San Antonio working with some incredible men. For the most part these men did not know me, but of me. That always leads to speculation and projections about me, and what is going to happen before we even begin. My co-leader Bob...

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Must Reads!

Sometimes I tell my clients, or people asking for support, to read. And when you’re finished reading…get back to me.   I have a few must reads. For business owners, MD's, attorneys, and scientists I always tell them to read Leadership and Self Deception, by Arbinger....

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Repeating Mistakes, Creating Drama

Commit to making a change. When coaching a business I am often asked to change the culture, create more enthusiasm, or build a new leader team. There are many ways to do that, it depends on the owners/management team, monetary commitment, timing, etc. Regardless, I...

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My God this is Painful.

It’s hard being a lifetime Vikings fan.  4 Super Bowls losses, NFC Championship game losses, multiple last second playoff game losses, and the most untimely losses or injuries to some of the best teams ever played in the NFL. Bottom line…The Vikings have still NOT WON...

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