The MOST IMPORTANT Question To Ask Yourself When Something Goes Wrong

Scott Welle

Hello Outperformer, A couple of weeks ago I was asked to speak at a global annual awards banquet in May, 2019. I had a great conversation with a person on the committee, sent a nice customized proposal and was TOLD that everything was a done deal. Until it wasn’t. (yes, this happens to me too)…

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Want Your Team to Have a Better Attitude? Try This.

Build a Better Team Attitude

Video Summary: What does an Outperforming attitude mean to you? Confidence. Positivity. Respect. Respect. Determination. Whatever they are, these are your shared goals as a team. This is what you’re all going to be committed to when you show up on the ice. I act like we’re all brothers, like we’re a brotherhood. Support each…

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Using a Pattern Interrupt to Bounce Back from Mistakes

Using a Pattern Interrupt to Bounce Back from Mistakes

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Have any of you ever made a mistake and it stuck in your head, and no matter what you did, you couldn’t move past it? It’s happened to all of us, right? I have Roger Federer up here and do you notice he’s wearing a headband? Do you think in between points he’s…

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How to Lead and Motivate Your Team to Give More Effort

How to Motivate

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Where your focus goes, energy flows. I’ve always believed that. I call it sometimes playing not to lose instead of playing to win which is focusing on the negative instead of focusing on the positive. So what is a negative mistake that you could make in a hockey game? Let’s name that right…

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Use It or Lose It

Hello Outperformer, I heard Lou Holtz (former Notre Dame football coach) speak a bunch of years ago and he said: “Everything in life is either progressing or regressing. The worst thing you can ever do is to try to ‘maintain’ something.” I’m not sure why, but that line has always stuck with me.  In fact,…

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The Ripple Effect

Scott Welle

Hello Outperformer, Ripple effect: How social interactions affect situations not directly related to the initial interaction to broaden its impact. I’m a BIG believer in the ripple effect. Aren’t you? A few weeks ago I sent an email about a high school diver with whom I’m working. Her main fear was in “smacking” (a bad thing) on a…

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What Will This DO For Me?

Scott Welle Grit

Last week I spoke for the Forest Lake (suburb of MSP) Area Chamber Luncheon and Awards Banquet. FANTASTIC group and it’s always fun to see people receive awards for their volunteer work, contributions to the community, small biz success, etc. Afterwards, I was at a table selling and signing books when someone walked up to…

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Are You a Maximizer?

Scott Welle Peak Performance

A couple of weeks ago I sent an email with a list of my favorite quotes. I received a lot of responses but, by far, the most popular quote was: “What you’ve been given is a gift FROM God – what you do with it is a gift TO God.” Now, I’m not going to…

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Why YOU Can Be a Visionary Leader

Hello Outperformer, When I use the term “Visionary Leader,” who comes to mind? Steve Jobs? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Elon Musk? Jeff Bezos? If you’re anything like me, not only do you name these high-profile people, but you also do not consider yourself to be in the same “league” as them. We say, “I’m…

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Quotes To Live By

Scott Welle Quotes to Live By

I hope you’ve had a great week! I’ve been doing a lot of speaking lately and I always find it interesting when I chat with people afterwards and I ask them what they’ll remember from the speech. It’s inevitably some quote (or “Welle-ism”) that I’ve used to emphasize a point. I’ve said many of them…

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