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    A True Story About What's on the Other Side of Rewiring

    We had run almost two miles from one side of JFK to the other, only to miss our plane. We were...
    2 minute read

    "What You Do" Isn't the Most Important Part of Your Work. Focus on This Instead.

    I suppose that one of the problems with knowing our “why” is that it is so unfamiliar to us. You...
    3 minute read

    Does Your Work Depend On You Being Right? (WHAT ARE THOSE?!)

    In our work — with clients, with colleagues, with tasks and projects — we are frequently confronted...

    Books

    Start Now by Jason Abell

    Start Now by Jason Abell

    Still The Lizard By Steve Scanlon

    Still The Lizard By Steve Scanlon

    The Art Of Being Present

    The Art Of Being Present

    Tools

    FutureProof Workshop

    At Rewire, we have created the FutureProof Workshop to develop the mindset and skills for...

    Business Planning Tool Landing Page with Form

    Loan officer business planning tool

    Wheel of Balance Tool

    Wheel of Balance Tool

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    Start Now by Jason Abell

    Start Now by Jason Abell

    FutureProof Workshop

    At Rewire, we have created the FutureProof Workshop to develop the mindset and skills for...

    Still The Lizard By Steve Scanlon

    Still The Lizard By Steve Scanlon

    The Art Of Being Present

    The Art Of Being Present

    Business Planning Tool Landing Page with Form

    Loan officer business planning tool

    Wheel of Balance Tool

    Wheel of Balance Tool

    The Power of Mindset Coaching

    Over the last few years, I've recognized the immense power of Mindset Coaching to effect radical...

    Reach Your Goals in 30 Days

    Trying to set goals? The professional mindset coaches at Rewire created a free 30-Day Sprint for...

    The Courage To Begin

    There is no other way to go and do something great if we don’t stop doing something mediocre or...

    You're Not Imagining things. Work-Life Balance Is harder Than It Used To Be.

    How did our parents do it? How did they seem to easily balance personal and professional lives? Do...

    My Local Apple Store Gave Me An Amazing Work-Life Balance Experience

    It started with having to take my phone into the Apple Store for a new battery (I'll save you the...

    Will Working With a Coach Help My Pipeline?

    Coaching is a crucial element in the success of many top performers across industries. The key is...

    Going to Work with My Toddler: Work-Life Balance as Comedy

    Sometimes work-life balance reads like an episode of "I Love Lucy." We can give our best efforts to...

    The New Year: Begin Again

    One of the profound dynamics we can embrace at the start of a new year is the opportunity to begin...

    Gratitude: Replacing Suffering with Joy

    Having a mindful and robust gratitude practice has a profound effect on our lives. And there are...

    A Moment of Mindfulness Before a Meeting

    Meetings can be a sore spot for many. Whether you find them stressful or pointless, practicing...

    Mindfulness by the Dashboard Lights

    There are spaces of time built into our day that are perfect for practicing mindfulness! Commuting,...

    Awakening and Seeing

    “In the ocean a lot goes on beneath your eyes,” wrote Hafiz. When I am meditating, those words...

    Gandhi's Morning Resolution

    Morning Resolutions (spoken like a mantra) are a great way to begin or complete a daily meditation....

    Meditation Is Not a Selfish Practice

    Investing time sitting quietly can be perceived as self-indulgent navel-gazing. Here I present nine...

    Finding Peace: Finding Time for Your Practice

    ... So, I bought the magnet and put it on my refrigerator to remind myself to be more peaceful. My...

    True, Kind, Necessary: Transforming Communication with Mindfulness

    One of the benefits of mindfulness is, to paraphrase Viktor Frankl, the space it creates between...

    Mindfulness Meditation and Creativity

    There is a persistent myth that people are either born creative or they’re not. Yet research...

    Finding Deep Relaxation: The Physical Body in Meditation

    One of the things we attend to in meditation is our bodies. The longer we pay attention to relaxing...

    Mindfulness by the Dashboard Lights

    Don’t have time to meditate? There’s an old parable about the meditation guru directing his acolyte...

    My Loan Pipeline Is Empty, Again. (GroupWire Forums)

    It's no fun staring into an empty loan pipeline. As people who've been around the industry for a...

    5 Habits To Build a Solid Loan Pipeline (GroupWire Forums)

    If we're looking to build a solid loan pipeline, it will help to start with these 5 habits. These...

    Management Coaching Culture Boosts Employee Retention

    Reduced stress, recognition, and humanity are better motivators than fear and might. The key is...

    What the Executive Coaching Process Looks Like

    As coaches, our job is to work alongside people in those ebbs and flows. Whether it’s a...

    Communication Coach

    A good communication coach must be a good communicator, and that involves understanding that...

    Executive Coaching for Women

    An executive coach for women is someone who works in partnership with leaders to achieve different...

    Ask a Coach: Time-Management and Time Vampires

    Welcome to "Ask a Coach!" In this series, we tackle common questions that come up in coaching as...

    Using Pictures to Explain Work-life Balance

    Work-life balance is crucial for productivity and enjoyment in our work. Since pictures can be...

    5 Really Smart People Share Ideas to Improve Work-Life Balance

    If you're looking for innovative ideas on work-life balance, or cues on how to start improving this...

    Infographic: Why Work-Life Balance Is Difficult; Why We Need to Pursue Balance Anyway

    There is plenty of data on the benefits of work-life balance and causes and consequences of poor...

    Mindfulness & Meditation Guide: A Rewire Ebook Resource

    Mindfulness is a concept and (more importantly) practice that we cover often inside of Rewire...

    Win with a Mortgage Loan Officer Mindset Coach

    A mortgage loan officer mindset coach builds an environment of insight. We find the root of the...

    How One-on-One Business Coaching Gets Results

    One on one business coaching is focused on helping the coachee with the disconnect between what...

    The Invisible Burdens We Keep: Emotional Labor and Work-Life Balance for Women

    Work-life balance can be difficult to maintain. But this can be especially difficult for women as...

    It's Not How Good You Are Now, It's How Good You're Gonna' Be: The Role of Coaching in Improvement

    We've been sharing this video around the Rewire offices lately. The main reason being that, in...

    What Is Work Life Balance & Your Lizard Brain?

    The big myth (whether we're aware of it or not) that works against work-life balance is LIFE IS A...

    The Trait That Can Predict Job Satisfaction and Prevent Burnout

    The study of workplace burnout began by looking at symptoms suffered by doctors and healthcare...

    Four Strategies to Prevent Stress from Turning into Burnout

    In my last post, I shared the story of Jim as a case study revealing the four components of job...

    Four Telltale Signs Your Work Stress Is Leading to Burnout (Jim's Story)

    One of the common questions I get about burnout is how it's related to stress. Are they the same...

    One Person's Journey Back from Burnout

    Laura struck me as an intelligent, witty professional on the rise at her company. But what no one...

    To Recover from Job Burnout, Start with These Questions

    There are a multitude of ready-made prescriptions claiming to solve job burnout, but I often find...

    3 Signs You're Suffering Job Burnout

    Many of us have a mentality of "soldiering on" or "toughing it out." But if this goes on too long,...

    50 Quotes to Inspire Your Journaling Time

    Because of all the cognitive and physical benefits, we can't recommend journaling enough. But we...

    5 Habits To Build a Solid Loan Pipeline

    If we're looking to build a solid loan pipeline, it will help to start with these 5 habits. These...

    My Loan Pipeline Is Empty, Again.

    It's no fun staring into an empty loan pipeline. As people who've been around the industry for a...

    Will Working With a Mindset Coach Help My Pipeline?

    Mindset coaching is a crucial element in the success of many top performers across industries. The...

    Looking for Positive Change? Start with Sweat.

    People that chose to develop the habit of working out regularly understand the value of a good...

    Rewire Live Series: Control

    From the Rewire Live Series: a short video on "control" taken at a recent workshop in Portland, OR...

    Where Can You Get Motivation For Doing Work (Authentically)?

    Where can you get motivation for doing work? Authentically

    Having Trouble Getting Stuff Done? Try This Short Thought Exercise

    Between all the consultants at Rewire, we get to do a lot of workshops with people who are hungry...

    Rewire Launches The Lizard Quiz™!

    For the past year, we've been hinting about developing Rewire's first assessment. After much...

    Things I Learned from Listening to My Procrastination

    Last night before falling asleep, I had a brief and final thought about going for a good run in the...

    The Fear Of In-Betweens (And Three Ways To Overcome This Fear)

    Today’s Wireboard starts with a little physical activity. And given the fact that sitting is the...

    A Story About Habits, Growth and The Band Phish

    >I’ve got this client we’ll call "Jim." Jim is a self-described HUGE fan of the band Phish. He has...

    A True Story About What's on the Other Side of Rewiring

    We had run almost two miles from one side of JFK to the other, only to miss our plane. We were...

    Pink Floyd, Natural Disasters and the Lizard Brain

    You might not think that I could tie Pink Floyd into an article about the sheer power of giving,...

    Four Ways To Fill Up Your Tank This Weekend (and Every Weekend)

    Have you noticed that much of our social interaction at work revolves around the topic of weekends?...

    An Uplifting Picture of a Stilled Lizard Brain (Video)

    Isn't that amazing?! Those people ended up having a long conversation and bonding over their near...

    You Know You Should Invest, But In What?

    There is another spin on “investing” that I would like us all to consider, and I am going to draw...

    Know Any Cynical People? Here's the Root of Their Cynicism

    I went looking for people celebrating this girl's story and instead found people saying horrible...

    If You're Looking to Overcome Obstacles and Transform Your Work, Start Here- copy

    Jim made the decision that he was going to become a doctor. That decision was in his bones and...

    What You Can Learn from Your "Tagline"

    In this week's Wireboard, Steve Scanlon shares about Rewire's new "tagline." This might sound like...

    He Helped Found America, But His Greatest Challenge Was Changing His Habits: Ben Franklin’s Plan for Personal Transformation

    Edie Raphael shares Ben Franklin's profound approach to personal transformation, along with 13...

    Getting Things Done: Structure, Passion and Shipbuilding

    In this week's Video Wireboard, Steve Scanlon unpacks a quote from French author and aviator...

    I’ve Used This Boat Metaphor to Meet Challenges and Drive Growth for Teams

    As I was coaching one of the project leaders last week, a quote by early 20th century author G. K....

    Vocational Wellness Is Key. Also, What's a "Vocation?"

    In this video, Steven Longan makes the case that vocational wellness is a vital part of growing our...

    The Rewire Wellness Mini-series: This is your brain on physical activity

    Two quick-hitting, but powerful things to share today: 1. A video about what's happening in your...

    The Rewire Wellness Mini-series (Welcome video)

    Today's video is the kick-off for a recurring installment related to the power of wellness, the...

    1 Powerful Habit in 8 Steps: The Mechanics of the Hand-Written Note

    A month ago, I wrote an article on the power of the hand-written note. And the stories that I have...

    "What You Do" Isn't the Most Important Part of Your Work. Focus on This Instead.

    I suppose that one of the problems with knowing our “why” is that it is so unfamiliar to us. You...

    7 Strategies for Effective Stress-management

    Unfortunately, poor Sarah turned the bass on her music a bit too high. So a few minutes into class,...

    How Hand-Written Notes Can Save a Life (and Your Career)

    If you have ever attended one of my workshops, you have most likely taken part in an exercise where...

    How Definitions Shape the Trajectory of our Work

    I'll never forget my first lesson on the power of definitions. My debate coach dropped a single...

    If You Want Change, Start with Stillness

    The original idea that fueled the birth of Rewire, Inc. was that human beings, throughout our...

    The Sound of Silence: Questions and Answers from a Week Spent at a Silent Retreat

    Max Hermann begins his famous poem, "Desiderata," with this piece of wonderful advice: “Go placidly...

    What Will Be the Markers in Your Life?

    Like many hiking trails in the woods, the AT is marked with white blazes to guide hikers along...

    Let's Rewire Two Common Holiday Wellness Problems

    There’s a sense of excitement and possibility, lots of parties, old and new traditions, and good...

    How To Overcome Cognitive Biases and Make Better Decisions (Or, "What I Learned from the Holiday Party")

    Have you ever noticed how draining some decisions can be to make? Or how sometimes we make snap...

    Entrepenuer Magazine Ranks Rewire One of the Top Entrepreneurial Companies in America

    Hey everybody, we made it onto a list! Last month, Entrepreneur magazine recognized Rewire as one...

    A Rewired Thanksgiving lasts 365 Days (Turkey and Pie Optional)

    Chance are good that on Thursday, you’ll find yourself sitting down to a meal of turkey, stuffing...

    A Rewired Thanksgiving lasts 365 Days (Turkey and Pie Optional)

    A Rewired Thanksgiving lasts 365 Days (Turkey and Pie Optional)

    Active Listening: The Rare Yet Effective Leadership Superpower

    There are a few important things happening here: You are signaling to the other person that......

    Listen Deeply. Emotional Intelligence When It Really Matters.

    Regardless of your particular response to the outcome, our hope is that you will practice high...

    A 3-Stage Model for Growth Leadership (And Learning)

    ...but I am an avid student of anyone who works with others and insight sometimes comes from...

    What Kind of Rewards Are the Best Motivators?

    ...but are all rewards created equal? That is, do all rewards have the same effect on our thinking...

    Green Hat test

    Green Hat test

    3 Reasons for Taking Short Breaks from Email (and how to start)

    So, the evidence is that we’d all love a break from email, but is there a positive case to be made...

    The Power We Have for Change Is Real

    One of the greatest gifts in the world is having both the desire and ability to change. You might...

    5 Things I Learned at The Rewire Retreat in San Diego

    The Retreat was a transformational time: both for the people who came and for the Rewire Team as we...

    What If We Are Not What We Repeatedly Do?

    And furthermore, what if that learning was programmed into us early on, long before we could make...

    Due Tomorrow, Do Tomorrow: Getting Leverage on Procrastination

    I’ll confess that I didn’t start out with the intent to write an article on procrastination. I...

    Getting A Handle On Anger

    Anger is on display everywhere: the office, on streets (“road rage”), the internet, at sports games...

    Awareness Changes Things

    The topic of “Leadership” has got to be one of the most over-workshopped concepts around, and yet,...

    Do Your Habits Help You or Not?

    I want to talk to you about habits, but in a very short and to-the-point kind of way that focuses...

    Winning At Your Own Inner Game

    Gallwey's answer was that there is a deeper game to play beyond footwork and shot mechanics. This...

    Conscious Growth Is All About the Why

    Sustainable growth depends on a why — a reason to push through the discomfort and stay committed to...

    Looking for Perspective in the Face of Tragedy

    I have enough humility to recognize that the lizard brain isn't the grand unifying theory that...

    Letting Go Is A Learned Skill

    Recently, a client asked me how one goes about authentically caring without having to carry all the...

    Time Management Series: Own Your Time — Don't Let Time Own You (Part Five)

    Today we wrap up our series with two time-management practices that seem counter-intuitive at...

    The Law of Morning Habits Helping You Win

    One dynamic I started to notice was that our clients who displayed intentionality with their...

    Running Out of Time to Exercise and Rest

    I also want to point out that there is a tremendous body of scientific research that shows the...

    Hoop Dreams for Adults: How Can We Keep Growth Going?

    Piaget understood that cognitive development is not about quantitative change – a matter of how...

    Could We Make Change A Little Easier? Here Are Two Ideas.

    What I’ve seen as I’ve worked with people is that the judgment and angst we sometimes add to the...

    Time-Management Series: Own Your Time -- Don't Let Time Own You (Part Four)

    Have you ever seen those old ads for cigarettes? There’s one that says “More doctors smoke Camels...

    If Mindfulness Is So Good for Us, Why Is It Hard to Do? (And How Can We Make It Easier?)

    "...this is just the tip of a very large iceberg that is being studied. And yet, when we are...

    (Video) The Paradox of High-Performance Teams: Trust and Vulnerability

    This is something we at Rewire have been thinking about frequently as we use Patrick Lencioni's...

    How a 25-Year-Old Bicycle Can Help You Start Now

    Yes, I really did think all that. In a matter of about 15 seconds, I thought of riding a bike and...

    2015 Events

    2015 Events

    Three Reasons Humble People Are Better Leaders (and Three Ways to Become One)

    In short, humble leaders bring out the best in their people, and rally them to perform collectively...

    Time-Management series: Own Your Time - Don't Let Time Own You (Part Three)

    So, let’s get a handle on that To Do list and stop the urgency cycle. Two tools I use to classify,...

    One Difficult Thing You Must Do To Get Amazing Results

    History records Aristotle as saying “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act,...

    6 Steps to Solve Big Problems with Small Solutions

    So there I was with my face in my hands, totally overwhelmed and frustrated, when my hiring...

    Your Technology Is Working Against Your Productivity In One Specific Area. Let’s Rewire This!

    First off, let’s all appreciate the irony here. I used technology to compose this article. And...

    Fostering Teamwork by Stilling the Lizard Brain

    Most animals in the Kingdom travel and live in some kind of grouping. Sure, there are a few...

    Epic Lessons for Meeting Tough Goals at Work and in Life

    In 2013, polar explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere became the first people to survive a...

    The Best Time-Management App You’ll Find

    A variation of the same question has been in front of myself and the other Rewire Specialists...

    Rewire Your Commute and You Can Rewire Your Work

    Commuting by car is such a strange thing. Strange that, on the one hand, it can be so boring and...

    Own Your Time - Don’t Let Time Own You (Part Two)

    "I guard my time fiercely and without apology," says Gary Keller, author of The One Thing: The...

    Purpose Is More Than A "One-And-Done" Activity

    I wrote a few weeks ago about the idea that "re-solving" old problems is actually a good thing. And...

    The Power of Work-Place Rituals: Thriving and Changing Together

    In an article in HBR “How Ritual Delivers Performance,” Paulo Guenzi offers some extraordinary...

    Free Your Mind by Changing Two Words

    Let’s say, for grins and giggles, you awaken every day and before becoming fully conscious you...

    It’s Friday! Here Are 3 Ways To Get More From The Weekend

    Ah….the weekend. Over 48 hours of possibilities and opportunities. The chance to sleep, to get...

    Two Ways to See the New Year

    ... That is why I would like to offer two new ways to consider 2016, with the goal of moving us off...

    Five Things You Can Do Today to Increase Focus

    In today’s article, I want to give another simple concept and skill as one solution to the “I have...

    Own Your Time -- Don't Let Time Own You

    In 1930, world-renowned economist John Maynard Keynes made the prediction that by the time his...

    Never Stop Learning (About You)

    We can uncover incredible things about the brain; we can develop technology that allows us to view...

    A Quick-Start Guide to Mindfulness (Part 2): Simple and Powerful...But Not Easy

    ...if we want to reap the extraordinary benefits of mindfulness, we'll need to commit to take those...

    A Key Practice for Ruling Your World (Part One)

    What if I told you that there is one activity that can make you smarter, happier, healthier and...

    Venn Diagrams: Answering the Foundational Question of How “Work” & “Life” Are Related

    I’m not drawing diagrams for diagrams’ sake (although they are fun to look at regardless of what...

    Read And Write Your Way To Exceptional Growth 

    This overabundance of options makes it increasingly likely that we will choose “no option at all”...

    Hitting Your Goals By Learning Stillness

    Until recently, the standard scientific belief was that human attributes were pretty much set after...

    The Power Of Starting Something New

    When hosting a Rewire Workshop, I often ask groups “how does it take to break a habit?” A...

    Are You Going To Enjoy The Fruit Of Your Work?

    He had more plans for the spot: He was going to build a fire pit, clear some trees, and put in a...

    What Keeps You Up At Night?

    If I have a big presentation coming up or one of my kids is having a hard time with something or...

    Does Your Work Depend On You Being Right? (WHAT ARE THOSE?!)

    In our work — with clients, with colleagues, with tasks and projects — we are frequently confronted...

    What If Controlling Less Allowed You To Grow More?

    We all subjected ourselves to be trained by Navy SEALs....Thankfully, the training we went through...

    Would You Rather Have "Younger-looking" Eyes or "Younger-seeing" Eyes?

    The picture for this article is of water taken from the "Fountain of Youth." You can tell it's the...

    3-2-1 Think

    3-2-1 Think

    Lessons On Procrastination

    Last night before falling asleep, I had a brief and final thought about going for a good run in the...

    How To Enjoy Life Like The Italians

    A few weeks ago, the wife, kids, and I attended a wedding in the south of Italy (Sorrento to be...

    What's The Smallest Step You Can Take Today? (The Land Of Lost Songs)

    The joke among songwriters is “I’d totally have a top-10 album if I could just get back all my...

    "What Does Rewire Do?" Let Me Tell You! (Video)

    Recently, Rewire created a small video that I would like to present to you here about this very...

    How Can You Tell When Familiarity Is Keeping You From Positive Growth?

    Multiple studies have shown the link between a psychological/behavioral preference for the familiar...

    The Things I Think I Want

    What else does a part of me want? I really want to eat whatever I want, play whenever I want, sleep...

    A Few Simple Ideas To Get More Rest And Boost Performance

    Frankly, it seems as though the scientific community is learning just as quickly how much a lack of...

    A Fun Exercise About Growth, Communication, Creativity And The Power Of Bricks

    We’ll talk about: (1) How the exercise is setup, (2) what almost always happens with people as they...

    How To Invest In Others Like Uncle Vincent

    Uncle Vincent grew up as a farm boy in Southern Maryland during the early 1900’s without much money...

    Oh, The Habits You’ll Make

    Starting a new habit sounds easy — even thrilling — if it is something novel or something you’ve...

    When Was The Last Time You Did Something For The First Time?

    Logically, we know that we should begin some of these things, and there is even a part of us that...

    Where Do You Think Growth Is Going To Come From In Your Work?

    Much is made these days of the idea of self-awareness. A more popular term in the recent past is...

    LeBron James, Leadership And Investing In The Work Of Others

    I love watching team basketball played by the best competitors in the world. I love watching five...

    Building Rhythms Of Rest Into Our Work

    The picture for this article was taken from above the far corner of the music room at my house....

    How We Started A New System Today

    Today was not an easy day. Good things happened today, but it was not easy. Here’s the story: About...

    If Only We Would Accept Some Inconvenience

    The human brain desires ease. None of us is exempt from that fact. Recently, I have been evaluating...

    The Winds Of Change: How We Can Adapt And Grow In Any Season

    This is why I am always interested in the ubiquitous question “How are you?” My closest friends...

    What Gets Measured Gets Done

    I had a manager for 13 years of my career in mortgage banking who had this go-to management...

    You’ll Grow Faster If You Can Be Wrong Every Now And Then

    You’ll Grow Faster If You Can Be Wrong Every Now And Then

    This Article Is Risk-y

    Here’s my key question: What would your business or your life look like if you could magically and...

    What We Can Learn from Penguins About Surviving and Positive Change

    In Antarctica, Emperor Penguins survive temperatures as low as -60 degrees and winds up to 100 mph...

    Getting An 'F' In Math

    Think back to the last time you took a math test. If your teacher was anything like mine, there was...

    Have You Tried Forgetting About Your Problems And Investing In Others Yet?

    The picture at the top of this article may be tough to decipher at first. It’s 120 black backpacks...

    Relearning To Have Fun

    Rewire has been on a tear lately getting the concepts of “Lizard Brain Control” into the hands of...

    Have You Tried Asking "So What?"

    What are those little episodes in your day that tend to tank you? Things that make you angry,...

    What's Your Story?

    What's Your Story?

    Motivation from the Inside Out

    Motivation from the Inside Out

    Neuroplasticity and Six Degrees of Moose Migration

    Neuroplasticity and Six Degrees of Moose Migration

    What's In It For Me?

    What's In It For Me?

    A True Story About Authentic Growth And “Good To Great”

    A True Story About Authentic Growth And “Good To Great”

    You Can Still Start Now

    A few months ago, we published an article about not quitting something that you start. This article...

    Part 2 of “Opportunities For Growth Are Everywhere”

    I rarely do “Part 2” articles.  I understand that most people read things like this, glean...

    Opportunities For Growth Are Everywhere

    Have you ever had a sequence of events happen around you that are so insane that it makes you...

    The 6 Items Needed To Achieve The Impossible In 53.24 Days

    My daughter, Julia, is working on changing some of her homework habits and last night she asks me...

    The Lizard And Traditions

    What a year it has been!   I hope that you get some time at the end of this year to sit back, relax...

    The Role Of Forgiveness In High-Performance Culture

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about the crucial role that paradox plays in high-performance culture....

    Take it Easy?

    Make more money, have more peace and get almost anything you want with this one uncomplicated...

    What To Do With Difficult News

    I want to tell you a story. Actually, “story” might be the wrong the word. “Confession” is more...

    What To Do If You Don't Feel Thankful

    I wonder how many blogs, articles and other social media postings are going to revolve around the...

    The Difficult We Do Immediately And The Impossible Takes A Little Longer

    It was Fall 1979 and my Dad and I had just finished the last leaf raking and lawn mowing of the...

    The Role Of Paradox In High-Performance Culture

    The Navy Seals met us in the lobby of our hotel. Sunrise was about 10 minutes away. As 50 of us...

    A Simple Suggestion For Anyone Looking For Fulfillment

    Happiness, Joy, Peace, Fulfillment.  These are all states of mind that people in our culture search...

    A Story About Not Quitting

    Last week, I ran as part of a marathon relay team in the Baltimore Running Festival.  While...

    How To Resign From A Job You Hate (In 6 Steps)

    During the last few weeks we have written articles about when it might be the right time to

    Rewire So You Can....

    A close friend of mine recently attended one of our workshops and was deeply impacted by her...

    Taking Up Something New

    The pull in our businesses and lives to repeat old patterns is as pervasive as gravity.  Starting...

    You Know It’s Time To Leave When... (A Short Story)

    If you had asked me the middle of last year "What I would be doing career wise for the next 20...

    The Role Of Epiphanies In Our Work

    As you read this short piece from us today, the Rewire Team is in Sunny Southern California...

    "Do What You Love..." Is That Actually Helpful?

    A friend recently sent me a quote from Confucius that went something like this:  “just find what it...

    Managing Your Time Can End Badly

    The more I go on in life the more I realize how much I thought I knew that ends up being not quite...

    When Control Becomes A Liability To Our Work

    Dave didn’t like my presentation.  Come to think about it, I’m not so sure Dave liked me.

    The Connections That Keep Our Work Alive

    Off-duty firefighter Scott Brawner was working out in a suburban Portland gym this Spring,...

    The Light Side Of Hope

    Lately, in the spirit of rewiring my own mind, I have been observing my own hopes and I realized...

    Why “The Work” Is So Important

    The sweet, delicious corn that our family has been able to enjoy during our summer dinners this...

    Why Would I Invest In That? What’s The ROI?

    When we think of making an investment in something it usually goes hand in hand with the...

    Letting Go Of The Past So You Can Take Up Something New

    The pull in our businesses and lives to repeat old patterns is as pervasive as gravity.  Starting...

    The Link Between Enjoyment And Positive Change

    For those of you following us on social media (insert shameless plug to follow Rewire on Facebook...

    What Happens To Us When We Invest In Others

    The family and I just finished a 6 day mission trip to the The Dominican Republic and I am settled...

    Positive Change Starts With Doing Nothing. No, Seriously.

    Most of us feel awful when the main option presented to us is "do nothing and just think." A 

    Happy Chemicals

    Happy Chemicals

    Where Our Convictions And Ability To Listen Clash

    Deep conviction can serve us well in our work, but there is a potential dark side.  

    Just Let it Go

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    Break Your Mindset Patterns To Advance

    When it comes to getting somewhere that we want to go in our work or in our life, very often we...

    Rewire Live Series: Familiarity

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    Dog Ownership And Axioms Of Leadership That Will Grow Your Organization

    In my early days of studying organizations, I started compiling a list of pithy observations about...

    Rewire Live Series: Be Right

    Are you going to be right or will you find peace?  This question can not only save you a lot of...

    Is Today The Day That You Stop (Or Start)?

    I have a client (we’ll call "Danny") who recently set a specific day to stop smoking. Danny has...

    Rewire Live Series: Introduction to Lizard Brain

    Today's video in the series is an introduction to a concept that we spend a lot of time thinking...

    You Have The Right To Remain Positive

    An inadvertent and little-talked-about side effect of this desire to always be right is that when...

    Rewire Live Series: Execute

    There's such a strange irony when it comes to planning: Many struggle to do it because (they claim)...

    Tied Down by that Habit? You Can Change.

    Most of us will easily relate to the challenges associated with changing a habit. You try to drop...

    Rewire Live Series: Release

    Video from a recent event that took place in Portland.  Hear Steve Scanlon talk about what...

    What's On The Other Side Of Rewiring

    We don’t just Rewire our minds because we are bored and need something to do; we do it because it...

    Rewire Live Series: Invest

    One thing I've been enjoying about his video blog series is that I get to watch these cuts of video...

    I Failed Again. It’s Not Worth It To Keep Trying. Or, Is It?

    Two of my favorite quotes that have accompanied me on my life journey through varied trials. The...

    Rewire Live Series: Workout

    Working out Rewires your mind and tells your Lizard Brain that you do, in fact, have the reserves...

    A Story About Habits, Growth and The Band Phish

    I’ve got this client we’ll call "Jim." Jim is a self-described HUGE fan of the band Phish. In fact,...

    Rewire Live Series: Enjoy

    Often, we think to ourselves, "I don't have the time for (fill-in-the-blank of thing you enjoy...

    3 Easy Ways To Create 5 Simple Steps

    I have droned on and on about writing this blog and it is about time I sat and got to it.  I have...

    Live Series: Rest

    How good does it sound to get more Rest? As I watched this video clip on rest from an event I did...

    This Is What "Better" Costs

    Today’s post is special group post.  It’s from me (Longan) and Jason and Carrie and Steve because...

    Rewire Live Series

    Welcome to our new video blog series!  This video is an introduction taken from one of our recent...

    What I've Learned During Lent About Rewiring Familiarity

    I am 35 days into the commitment I made to myself of giving up alcohol for 40 days. For those of...

    What To Do When You Get Going (Not in a Good Way)

    Have you ever found yourself at the end of a rant and had the thought, “Oh no... I shouldn’t have...

    Looking For Authentic Change? Start With Sweat.

    People that have chosen to develop the habit of working out regularly understand the value of a...

    Who Are You Anyway? Don’t Just Face It – Embrace It!

    Do a quick Amazon search and it’s not hard to

    Within Your Story

    Most stories that we know through books, movies or plays have some elements that are consistent...

    What If No One Notices The Amazing Thing We Just Did?

    The year: 2012. The explorer: Jason Rodi.  The place: Bouvet Island.  For those of you looking for...

    Maybe I Like Drinking More Than I Thought!

    Initially, my thinking was “Hey, it’s probably a good thing to do, the CEO of our company is doing...

    Just Do It (Again)

    A few years back, I was walking through a store when this shirt called to me from the shelf “Buy...

    When Will "Hard" Sell?

    I am so grateful for the many people in the world who are so much more knowledgeable than me (an...

    If Not Now, When?

    The title to this post came from words that I wrote at the bottom of a sheet of lined yellow paper....

    Welcome To Blog 2.0!

    Greetings, Lizards!   We know it's only been 11 days since our last post, but a ton has happened in...

    Don't Like All Of Your Pets

    We love our dogs. Our pets, in general, are big parts of our lives. In fact, so much of our lives...

    Are You Over-Yessed?

    Think for a moment on a time that you said yes when you know you should have thought twice or...

    I do, but I don't

    The title of today's post is a direct quote from my son, JJ, when my wife asked him if he wanted to...

    How Giving Breaks Us Out Of Funks

    Everyone gets in funks. May not be often for some, but it still happens. Some funks can last an...

    Sleep Less To Win

    I used to marvel at people who would boast that they could get by on 4-5 hours of sleep a night. I...

    How much planning?

    I recently asked a mentor of mine about planning and how much he thought was required in order for...

    Courage To Change: There’s Hope With Some Help

    As I sit here, having just re-read a post Steve Scanlon wrote about me joining REWIRE and the...

    Make Time For Joy

    Some people seem to have a propensity to enjoy life.  Do you know someone like this Someone that...

    Start Now, Lizard Brain

    Hello everyone. I’m Jason and I’m the newest member of the Rewire team. Let’s say it’s a Monday...

    All this praise is turning me into a failure!

    I want to go over a dynamite article I just read that has some great implications for how we work...

    The Impossible Often Is

    A colleague of mine recently went to a seminar and snapped a picture of some books that were being...

    I cannot forgive, but I cannot forget.

    “I can forgive but I cannot forget.”  Have you ever heard that expression?  I know I have.  Can we...

    Re-solving

    Over the years working with clients, I have been on a merry-go-round with regard to New Year’s...

    Attention To The Softer Side

    Over the years, I have written and spoken a great deal on the concept of Hard Skills and Soft...

    Bring The Mysterious Part With You

    What is it that touches your heart and your soul?   This is such a critical question in our lives...

    Seeing Is Believing (Or is it the other way around?)

    “I wanna have friends that I can trust — that love me for the man I’ve become not the man that I...

    The Stories That Tell Us

    Hi All!  Steve Longan here.  You might remember me from such blog posts as "The Thanksgiving Post"...

    The Courage To Reduce Stress

    I Recently watched a video of a scientist speaking on the detriments of stress.  The biological and...

    Please Pass the Candied Change - Er, I Mean, Yams

    Editor’s note: This week, Steve Longan is going to sit in the blogger’s chair and give us a post...

    Too Convinced

    Rewiring our minds is often about challenging the manner in which we think about things.  For...

    Practice Step 12

    Giving, helping, and INVESTING in others seems to be some bit of the glue to ensuring our minds and...

    Too Caring To Be Busy

    On Friday, November 8th, Typhoon Hayian slammed into the Philippines and as of right now (some 6...

    Can we just "get" courage?

    Rewiring our minds is no easy task. I am not kidding about this. Not easy.  In fact, the day I...

    Ready, Fire! Ready, Fire! Ready, Fire, Aim!

    We just recently completed a key project at Rewire, but not long after the completion, I realized...

    Life Balance Is A Joke

    For our overall health, I think it is important to accept that we shouldn't have unrealistic and...

    Held To Account

    Accountability is one of those interesting concepts that most everyone thinks they need but just as...

    I like you...

    “Do you like me?” Can you imagine having the courage to walk around asking this question to...

    A little investing over the weekend

    Hi all! Quick blog for today. I’ve been out this week working with people in Wisconsin rewiring...

    The Courage To Challenge

    Regardless of whether we would call a given habit “good” or “bad,” the main way something becomes a...

    Dumb Questions

    Ah, the things we can learn from the idioms we use everyday.  We’re awash in them for better or...

    Negotiating Rest

    Are you part of the 2%? I recently read in an article that around 2% of the world’s population has...

    Soldering

    Welcome to the Rewire blog. After much deliberation and 74 meetings we chose to call the blog...

    HS TESTING: Four Telltale Signs Your Work Stress Is Leading to Burnout (Jim's Story) (Clone)

    One of the common questions I get about burnout is how it's related to stress. Are they the same...

    Communication Coach

    (IN PROGRESS) What a Communication Coach Does A modern day coach has many roles to fulfill. Being a...