How to OWN the 4th Quarter

Own the fourth quarter Scott Welle

In the last 90 days of the year, you can go one of two ways: You can mail it in and say, “I’m going to wait until the following year, and then I’ll get back on it after that.” Or you can say, ” I’m going to leave it all out there, and I’m going…

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Your Vibe Affects Your Tribe

Be So Good They Can't Ignore You

The average person has 50,000 thoughts per day and 40,000 of those thoughts are negative. If you’ve heard me speak, I’ve probably referenced that statistic. I will often ask the audience WHY? Is this born? Or made? There isn’t a right and a wrong answer, but the reality is, it’s a bit of both. Case…

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How to Deal with Difficult People

Dealing with Difficult People

Hello Outperformers, I’ve spoken for leadership and management teams all over the country and, without a doubt, I’ll typically hear about – sometimes secretively – a person in the group that is “difficult.” We’ve all seen this and it is tough, right? It can disrupt the culture of an entire team or organization. So, what…

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What Running 100 Miles Taught Me About Trust

Scott Welle 100 Mile Ultra Marathon

“You’re going back out there.” It was 6:38pm on Saturday, June 7, and I had been running for over 12 hours, since 6:00am that morning, in the 100-mile Kettle Moraine Ultra Marathon. Looking up, the hot sun still commanded the summer sky…and showed no signs of relenting anytime soon. I sat—slumped—down for only the second…

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4 Keys to Creating a High Performance Culture

High Performance Culture

Hello Outperformer, Great sports teams and great businesses all have certain things they do to perform at a high level, day in and day out. “It’s not enough to perform well for a week, or a month, or a quarter, or a season –sustained excellence and high performance is the name of the game.” Here are…

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A Story About Mastery and Struggle

Mastery and Struggle

Hello Outperformer, On Saturday afternoon I caught a flight to Colorado. We were delayed about 30 minutes so I had a chance to do a little “people watching” at the gate. The entertainment came from a small kid with big blonde hair (he couldn’t have been more than one year old and he bore an…

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No One Ever Asked Me This Question

Hello Outperformer, One of the first people I learned from when I started studying self-help and personal development was Jim Rohn. He had a great saying, “Courage weighs ounces. Regret weighs tons.” It makes sense in the grand scheme of life, doesn’t it? On Wednesday night I spoke for about 250 high school kids in…

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Leaving a Lasting Impression

A Customer Experience Lesson

Hello Outperformer, Last week I spoke at Mystic Lake Casino for a group of senior managers on creating an Outperforming customer experience. In the presentation I shared two stories that have happened to me in the last week: One was a simple technical “snafoo” with my CRM and trying to get it to sync with…

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When Things Don’t Go as Planned…

Scott Welle Expect the Unexpected

Dear Outperformer, This isn’t the post I thought I’d be writing. Last week I talked about demanding more of yourself and this crazy Grand Canyon run I was going to do. I figured today would be a continuation of a similar theme of never stopping, even when things get hard, until you’ve achieved your goal. I…

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7 Surprising Benefits of…?

Laugh More

Dear Outperformer, In 1969 my Dad won a national championship playing football for the NDSU Bison. Over the last few years, it has become a cool father-son tradition for us to meet up and watch at least a couple games together (it gives him a chance to relive the “glory days.”) I can tell he…

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