One of the Best Team Exercises Ever!

Synopsis: I always wanted my regional team meetings to be an event. We organized every detail to maximize our time together, from role playing sales scenarios, brainstorming solutions to common challenges to planning and learning from one another. The meetings typically moved fast…


The Motivation Lab: Episode 2, Muhammad Ali

Provocative Picture of Muhammad Ali by Stanley Weston/Getty Images with Caption: What Would You Give up for Your Beliefs

Synopsis: Muhammad Ali (1942–2016) was a transcendent athlete, showman, humanitarian and Civil Rights icon. In this episode we explore the enormous risks taken by Ali in defense of his beliefs when he refused induction into the army and arrested in Houston, Texas on April 28, 1967. Although not cited in…


Artistically enhanced portrait of British Poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903) with the Caption Question: Has a Poem ever inspired you?

Synopsis: British Victorian poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903) suffered incredible personal tragedy at a young age when he lost the use of his left leg due to complications of tuberculosis of the bone at the age of nineteen. …


An Idea tied to a Personal Passion Developed at Work

I’m exploring a new idea titled The Motivation Lab.

This will be a place both for individuals looking for inspiration and those who lead and manage teams. If you work with teams and want to provide a shot in the…


And, why Leveraging Awareness is so Important to Goal Achievement

If you went shopping for advice on how to increase awareness, you might find threads on gratitude, learning new skills (language, musical instrument), mindfulness, keeping a journal, revisiting a childhood game, and, perhaps even doing it with your children. It's…


The difference between success and failure

We all have this story. Still, I’m sharing to further my observation. I get that a topic on commitment likely sounds like a relationship post. It’s not. Briefly, the benefits include improved resilience, focus, determination, and energy brought to any task. …


Notes on my Entrepreneurial Journey. Influences on the work.

A Brain Image made up of clocks.

My focus is divided between two competing and interconnected businesses. The membership site ties directly to my course called Imagine Action. The video training course is complete and I’m about to launch it. …


The Beatles arrived in Hamburg on August 17, 1960 — over 60 Years ago to an incredible apprenticeship

Famous photo of the Beatles in Hamburg as 5 member band with Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe in add to John, Paul, George.

Sixty years ago, just beyond their formative years as the Quarrymen, and the skiffle craze in Britain, the Beatles entered the Hamburg nightclub scene as five lads from Liverpool. The core of…


Failure is often the starting point for real change

I left a cliffhanger at the end of the prior post about the Company Weight Loss Bet. Mark Two, you may remember, lost the bet. He really succumbed as he hit the first hint of wind resistance when it arrived in…


New Years is right around the corner

Image of Weight Scale from above

Nearly twenty years ago two work buddies and I created a bet that taught all of us how to sustain our desired changes. Ironically, the loser later became a winner because of his experience with the process.

It was nearly a week after the devastation wrought by September 11, 2001…

Joseph Rupp

I focus on how to effectively imagine, create and sustain individual and team transformation.

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