Recently I had breakfast with two of my closest friends and we talked about money. All three of us have been on interesting and challenging creative adventures over the past 10 years and have felt the struggle financially. This past year I made a commitment to myself to be more vulnerable and authentic. You may… Read More


Episode 87 of The Weekly Yes, And Podcast is a special conversation with 17 year-old Jaz Martus from Flint, Michigan. Jaz is an exceptional young man. While most high school seniors spend their time worrying about college and prom dates (not that Jaz doesn’t), he has taken on projects that get him outside of his comfort zone in… Read More


(Click here to listen on iTunes)   I am obsessed with successful cultures. I want to know what makes them tick. Why do they thrive? What is their motivation? Is there a special sauce? What makes Google so good? Why does Zappos zip? How in the world do the New Zealand All-Blacks continue to be so bad… Read More


Grit in psychology is a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term goal or end state, coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve their respective objective. (Wikipedia) (Image from “GRIT to Great“) I want my players to fight and have more grit! I want my teams to be resilient, flexible,… Read More


Chicago Cubs scout the Soft Skills. The New Zealand All-Blacks Sweep the Sheds. St. Louis Cardinals look for Servant Leadership. Clemson Tigers sit in the Safe Seat. Alabama Crimson Tide focus on The Process. Massive Soccer uses the Ball of Fail.   I am obsessed with analyzing cultures of excellence. Although I don’t personally carry… Read More