There are often many threats to our success in life, but they aren’t all equal in their actual impact on our lives. That’s because there is one threat that is, from every objective measure, a deadly killer to your success.

In fact, this threat left untreated is one that over…


Many people think billionaires are unusual creatures that are born different from the rest of us. Maybe that’s true and maybe it’s not but the truth is it doesn’t really matter.

What’s most important to understand is that billionaires have a different way of thinking about the world that we…


Most business owners know they have to consider customer preferences when it comes to things like product design, store hours, and their social media channels. But you may not have considered how your target demographic feels about the payment systems your business offers.

That’s because most businesses choose the payment…


Based on how many business meetings I’ve attended in my career you’d think I’d be a meeting guru. You’d think I’d have mastered the dark arts of meeting leadership and engagement and knock it out of the park every time.

But the truth is I still have moments when I…


Sometimes the most difficult person to love in our lives is ourselves.

Several years ago, I was having dinner with a few good friends and we were discussing “self-care” It’s a trending topic these days and we were exploring ideas and concepts that were practical. …


There will always be those who don't believe in you or your dreams.

Worse yet, they will laugh at you and your passion for something.

They will say that you are crazy for trying and it’s better to just quit. …


Believe it or not but strong leadership teams don’t just materialize. They are built by clear expectations and a true desire to serve, to teach, and to learn. And what I’ve learned is that the desire to accomplish the above has to start with me.

After years of developing and…


What do personal growth, positive change, and accomplishment all have in common? Well, many things, but one thing is for certain, they all require discipline. The only problem is that so many of us have a negative association with the word discipline.

For some people, the word discipline conjures up…


I’ve known for a long time that I’m a staunch card-carrying member of the Perfectionist “Party.” I’ve carried it like a badge of honor and I’ve had the swagger to back it up. That is, of course, until I realized just how toxic Perfectionism truly is.

A little context…

I’ve…


There was a time in my life, not so long ago, when I thought the meaning of a successful life was about how many things I could acquire based on the size of my paycheck and the title on my business card.

I worked 60 hours a week, traveled to…

Brian Johnson

Technology Innovation Strategist & Change Manager: Influencing and helping others to reach their full potential through intentional improvement.

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