How to find your WHY in 10 minutes


If I’ve learned anything from working with some of the highest performers in the world, including billionaires, millionnaire business owners, CEO, and my very own, then it is that they all have a sense of absolutely necessary to excel. In other words, we must know our WHY.

When the going gets rough, and rough it will inevitably get, we need a strong reason to pull through.

It does not have to be a change-the-world WHY. One of my clients wants to give his parents a comfortable retirement. Another one wants to get her children through college so that they stand a fighting chance in life.

To speak with Brendon Burchard: "You must get more emotionally committed to what you are doing, and reach that point where success (or whatever outcome you’re after) is not just an occasional preference but a soul-deep necessity."

Here is a short exercise that I learned from Dean Graziosi. I hope you will find it as beneficial and powerful as many of my clients have.

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How to beat Zoom fatigue


Zoom fatigue is a myth. There are only bad content and boring meetings AND presentations that tire people out. How do I know that? Workplace dating has actually increased during the pandemic and it happens in Zoom. So, let's make sure we keep our Zoom meetings as vibrant and engaging for more engagement - sans the dating.

PS. I help senior executives who struggle with transforming their teams lead change with clarity, courage, and connection.

Whenever you are ready, every Tuesday I teach a class on High Performance habits. You can join them here:

And if you ever want to get some 1:1 help, we can jump on a Zoom call, and brainstorm, how we can raise you to the next level of clarity, courage, and connection to transform yourself and your team:

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Why you should pursue a big dream

Let's talk about life changes, injuries, illness, abuse, failed relationships, mistakes (some of them stupid), career changes (some of them devastating) ...
... how your life and the version of yourself are totally made up. Once you understand that, you can re-create yourself into whatever you want.
Remember that it takes as much effort to make a big dream come true as it does to pursue a small dream.
Listen to the full podcast here
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How to activate yourself in times of uncertainty


In two years from now, we want to look back at these times and be proud of how we handled ourselves. We want our children to be proud of the role models we have been for them.

But in times of distress, when we are in transition, it can be hard to muster the energy to be that person. In this presentation, you will learn how to activate yourself now. Certified High Performance Coach, Andrew Lawless will share:

  • The one life strategy that changes everything
  • How to set and reach new standards for yourself
  • What the most successful people do to get what they want
  • Why your current struggle sets you up for growth
  • The actions you need to take right now to get back into the game


You will leave this session inspired to come out of your transition with a new version of yourself. You will have a simple concept for next steps to new opportunities, relationships, and careers.

(Recording of the session to the COO Forum)

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Strategize your 2021 success - over a cup of coffee


Know exactly what you need to do each day to crush it in 2021. In just 45 minutes, I will walk you through as you watch my clients and me strategize our best year 2021 - and learn how the 2020 pandemic taught us why committing to a strategy is more important than the plan itself.

Download the FREE workbook here.

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These conversation starters help you connect naturally with your loved ones

Remember that a truly healthy, happy Holiday is about being present in the moment.

We dine to connect with the people in our lives. The food is there to signify the importance of the event and also to make it easier for us to focus on the conversation.

Be present in the moment with loved ones. We never know when it will be the last time that we meet someone.

We lose on another. Life throws curve balls.

So, cherish the moment of being together by focusing on the people in your life.

Get to know them better, ask the question you always wanted to ask.

Here are some sample questions that work all the time:

  • What are you most excited about right now?
  • What have you learned from this experience?
  • What is not perfect yet?
  • What are you willing to do to make it the way you want it?
  • What are you willing to not do to make it the way you want it?
  • How can you enjoy the process?

Focus on the conversation. Get to really know what is going on in the person whom you are speaking to.

When you speak...

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How to respond when you hear your calling

There must be more to life than this. That's what I thought over 15 years ago when I was looking down from the balcony of my corner office at the World Bank.
And then my hero's journey began: I received a call to go on an adventure and left. No other job offer. No particular plan. But a boss who was very supportive.
Little did I know at the time that the hero's journey includes a time where s/he must survive a succession of trials.
I had a few. Separation, divorce, mounting debt, death of parents, major shoulder injury and surgery, a global financial recession, a few crazy girlfriends, a few more heartbreaks.
And sometimes I feel that the ultimate boon, the achievement of the goal of the quest, is still not within reach. I am still waiting for that freedom from the fear of death, which in turn is the freedom to live. Living in the moment, neither anticipating the future nor regretting the past.
So, is the Hero's Journey worth it?
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The only one thing that really changes your life

Philosophizing. I changed yesterday.
There is only one thing that changes your life. Only one: Something new enters.
For some of us, this may mean a crisis, such as a pandemic, recession, illness, death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job.
For others, it means a new relationship, a new job, a new business opportunity, a new group of friends, a new hobby, a new coach.
For most of us, these things happen almost by accident.
We call it fate, karma, serendipity, coincidence, luck.
But luck does not shower onto us like rain.
We are like dynamos, and we generate luck, opportunity, serendipity, karma, and even coincidences.
Yesterday, I changed a peer group and started working with a new coach.
Losing the peer group and my previous coach was hard. Not easy at all.
But that is the thing.
Way too often we stay in a relationship for far longer than we should.
We stay in a job way beyond our...
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Your spouse/partner does not support your idea. Now what?

Does your significant other fully support you in pursuing your dreams? If not, here is what you can do about it.

I am sharing this with you because too often my female clients are frustrated about their loved ones actively discouraging them from making a bold move in their careers – especially when it involves starting their own business.

My first piece of advice is always to see it from their perspective.

Loved ones actively discourage us from taking risks because they love us.

They fear for our health, safety, and financial well-being.

This has happened to me a few times, even by my mentors.

Before I traveled to Arizona last year to get certified in Brendon Burchard’s Certified High Performance Coaching, my mentor wrote to me:

“Please think long and hard before you invest in spending time with Brendon Burchard, could you get him to pay you for your time? I think you would have a lot to teach him. He is not a world expert in adult development from what I see...

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Have a business Idea? Validate it in 5 minutes.


Am I the only one who has crazy business ideas all the time - and then someone else turns them into money?

I have always had the idea to sell Irish rainwater to Americans.

Makes total sense to me.

 Rain is a never-dwindling resource on the emerald island, and Americans are crazy about everything Irish.

Turns out, trying to sell rainwater did not go so well for the Irish Rain Water Company who beat me to the punch in 2016.

Their website is down, and their Facebook business page amassed a whopping 21 likes.

In another case, Paul O'Flynn also had the same idea and even received an innovation grant from Enterprise Ireland, you know, the government organization responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises, which turned down the Stripe founders, Patrick and John Collison.

So, I am not the only crazy one here.

But O'Flynn's Kickstarter campaign ended on June 29, 2018, because only eight people backed the idea.

It raised only 2.6% of the needed capital to get this...

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