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Show Up Strong®

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What does it mean to Show Up Strong?

How we approach winning and losing is how we navigate life.

What does it mean to Show Up Strong? 

Showing up strong isn’t simply about one aspect of physical, mental, financial, social, or personal strength; it’s an all-encompassing approach to all aspects of navigating your inner and outer world and the impact on the world around you.

It’s having the self-awareness to continually analyze and adjust your role, how you approach situations, and the impact and influence those have on outcomes and how they set the stage for future situations.

It’s the ability to get back up every time you get knocked down, knocked out, detoured, road-blocked, or stuck in neutral, but it is not about dismissing or ignoring the impact those things have on you. 

How do you Show Up Strong? 

We all have strategies for approaching situations—”how we play the game”—and what we will do when we win or lose. We must discover those strategies and what motivates us to act, react, freeze, or pause to think, then learn how to influence those behaviors to strengthen our position.

We must discover our blind spots to what we see and do every day, which have become part of our autopilot, unconscious habits, and internal strategies.

You’re here for a reason. You know you’re more than capable of being at the top of your game, in a stronger position, and getting what you truly want. The only thing holding you back is uncovering the positive, negative, and neutral habits that weaken your abilities and positions. 

Whatever those are, whether it’s one thing or your entire ecosystem, you can start with one thing at a time.

When you decide to stop at nothing to resolve what’s holding you back, what you do that holds you back, you have broken down the first barrier—the hardest barrier.


  • Handling any situation with agility and resilience, no matter how challenging.

  • Maintaining dignity and grace while remaining tactical and focused.

  • Being powerful with the ability to sustain and nurture your appreciation and passion for life, business, the people around you, and most of all, yourself.

  • Having confidence, without arrogance.

  • Having discernment on steroids.

  • A specialized form of engagement and detachment. 

  • Staying true to yourself while succeeding in the real world.

Showing up strong means taking ownership of the roles you play in your approach, impact, health, results, business, career, finances, relationships, and life. 

Taking a strategic approach to the way you show up in the world and navigate the world while being agile and resilient to allow for growth and change. It’s learning to balance getting what you want while considering how you go about getting it and how it will have a ripple effect. 

Keeping a balance of drive and determination with emotional intelligence and responsibility. 

A deeper dive into what it means to Show Up Strong®

Graceful Confidence

The ability to handle stressful, highly emotional, and high-stakes situations with a sense of confidence and elegance as well as handling extreme successes with the same gracefulness. Knowing yourself in such depth, that you know when you’re in situations that will bring out the worst in you and having the wisdom to exit as gracefully and quickly as possible. 

Exceptional Resilience

The ability to get back up and start again after mistakes, losses, and disasters. Not only finding solutions but finding opportunities where others find dead ends. The ability to adjust strategies and plans when the situation calls for a new path.

A Learners Mind

An openness to differing perspectives, new discoveries, oppositional opinions and opportunities to learn. Desire to do what’s right, instead of the need to be “right”.

Discernment on Steroids

Calculating what and with whom to engage or detach.

The ability to identify hidden agendas, blind spots, and worthy pursuits, instead of the agenda of the ego (of the self and of others).  Not allowing ego, pride, fear, stress-inducing people,  behaviors, environments, and emotions get in the way of the vision, purpose, and desired outcomes.

Mental Fortitude

The ability to reject arrogance, intimidation, terrorization or any form of subjugation by an adversary or any other person(s) which would stand in the way of your strength, integrity, dignity, mission, vision, contentment, and success.

Big Picture Systems Thinking

Ability to make the hard decisions and to do what’s right, in the grand scheme, to reach goals while keeping the ripples of impact in mind.

Humble Authority

Giving others encouragement and ability to grow. To show compassion when reasonable mistakes are made, taking responsibility for misguiding and communication, while being a powerful leader whom people want to follow, support and partner with.

Protecting Your Assets

Your #1 Asset: Remembering to take care of yourself; mind, body, and brain, without being  or feeling selfish.

Your#2 Asset: Show Up Strong® with your finaces, investments, and cashflow.  Make smarter decisions with your money and be more discerning of what’s deserving of your hard earned money. 


Taking care of and giving credit to those who helped, inspired, supported, mentored, and encouraged you along the way to your success and supported you in your failures.


The determination to continuously evolve mentally, emotionally and in the work you do; what you take from and give to the world around you.

More Skilled Use of Emotional Intelligence

An exquisite skill of recognizing, interpreting, and accepting the emotions of oneself and others. Recognizing and working with emotions that produce specific reactions and behaviors. Using emotional intelligence to positively influence those around you.

Exceptional Empathic (Empathetic) Intelligence

The ability to see through the eyes of another and experience the world as another.

Being able to stand in perspectives, needs, emotions, life experiences, etc… of others, without attachment to one’s own preconceived judgements.

Self-Knowledge Mastery

Learning about, accepting and integrating areas of the self, hidden by biases and blind spots.

Owning one’s personal impact in all situations, no matter how small or large.

Ecosystem Maintenance

Validating all people, things, and environments in your business and personal ecosystems have an equal exchange of positive energy.

Keeping inventory of the health of people, things, and environment in personal and business ecosystems.

Learning from and cleaning up one’s own mess to the best of your ability.

Heart & Brain Balance

Letting your heart guide your vision and mission in life and business.

Putting your tactical thinking in charge when making decisions.

Emotional Curiosity & Agility

Being able to experience emotions while not allowing them to get the better of time, energy, focus and critical thinking.

Allowing reflection on personal emotions and the emotions of others as a way of understanding and growth. Not to learn how to manipulate for selfish gain, but to learn why of the emotions.

Areas of impact when you Show Up Strong®

A more resourceful and resilient state of mind that can navigate any situation to produce the best outcomes.

Leading to:

✔︎ Increased revenue

✔︎ Business growth and expansion

✔︎ Personal growth

✔︎ Leadership growth

✔︎ Better decision making in high-stakes environments

✔︎ Successful initiatives

✔︎ Highly skilled talent acquisition and retention

✔︎ Employee satisfaction and cooperation

✔︎ Meaningful business impact

✔︎ Meaningful personal fulfillment

✔︎ Sustainable growth and success

Where you benefit

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