Tom screamed out to his fellow employee, “Fine! You figure it out.” And it was in that moment of my observation of this leader that I knew he had a huge trigger, a Habitual Why or profound dysfunctional reason for why he overacted to specific feedback from his team. It would not be until we sat together alone over lunch that Tom revealed to me his deep Habitual reason for why he behaved the way he did. While he was a very successful leader, this one barrier was holding him back from true fulfillment, and it was not....Read More
When I was a kid my parents would always push me to take care of my challenges, and it was a not too long ago when kids like me were taught to be resilient, stand up for themselves, invent toys from rocks and sticks, and overall were not allowed to complain about much. When my mother made dinner, you....Read More
Yitzi: Thank you so much for your time, Todd. Can you share your “backstory” with us?
Todd: Born in the small, rural, mining town of Bluefield, West Virginia, I came from humble beginnings. I grew up observing the power of hard work from my WWII veteran and blue collar, coal mining grandfather, Roby, who taught me that you never give up on this country or yourself. I also learned valuable lessons from my father, also a military veteran, who worked for nearly four decades at the same company starting as a meter-reader and retiring as a senior executive leader.
I learned my survival instincts from....Read More
When I turned fifteen, all I could think about was driving. For an impatient teen like me, having a car and driving was the most critical task on my very short list of “must haves” in my life. At the time, money was tight, so I knew a new car was not going to happen. Nevertheless, I begged my dad for a car. I would ask him over and over again to help me get a car, but he would just shrug it off, knowing the cost was an issue. Finances weren’t a picnic for my mother, either; she was busy rebuilding her life with a new husband and additional kids. She didn’t have any money for a car. As my dream for a car grew and grew, I started to see the dire financial issues...Read More
What happened in Charlottesville is a tragedy for many reasons. People lost their lives, violence unfolded and no one was actually heard. Not only did people die, ZERO progress was attained. This event was truly a sad day for us all. But, let’s get real America. We are all in this position and watching this insane culture unfold around us, yet we only have ourselves to blame. What is troubling me more than the horrific events of Charlottesville, is the fallout and equal hate by all the sides of the argument. It’s easy to hate “those people” for what they do. The problem is.....Read More
Today, more than any time in recent history, we stand divided as a nation. Divided in views, politics, sports teams, and other opinions that are aired on social media. We have become a new type of culture that is offended with everything in life; blaming others has become a standard excuse for everything that goes wrong in our personal lives. We see it as normal to take out our aggressions on family and friends alike. This anger of proximity, in that we scream at whomever is closest, is causing people to lash out, but not at the person they are most mad at--themselves.
Let’s get real, regardless of........Read More