Brandon Jenkins

DOES YOUR COACH NEED TO BE AN EXPERT?

Does your coach need to be an expert in your field? Here’s something to consider: Experts might not always know what’s best for us in our unique circumstances. We all have a zillion other things going on in our lives. Different: -> Skills -> Family -> Values -> Friends -> Passions -> Upbringing -> Geographies…

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LEAD WITH A COACHING MINDSET

What does it really mean to lead with a coaching mindset? I think of it as believing in every team member’s inherent potential. Here’s what I mean: It’s not about giving answers. It’s about asking the right questions to help your team members develop their insights. It encourages ownership. It focuses on each person’s beliefs…

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UNCOVERING YOUR CORE

Have you ever read something and thought, wow, that’s powerful? Happened to me one morning (it happens to me a lot, actually). This quote right here: “If you know what you believe and why you believe it, you’ll avoid poisonous relationships, toxic jobs, fair-weather friends, and any number of ills that afflict people who haven’t…

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SUCCESS IS PERSONAL

Have you ever stopped to consider who sets your standards for success? In a world obsessed with metrics and benchmarks, I’ve found that success isn’t always measurable by conventional standards. After pausing my mindfulness practice during a routine reset, I realized just how vital it had become to my mental wellness and resilience. Not because…

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DO YOU SEEK CHANGE?

Ever wonder why it’s so hard to change certain behaviors, even when you desperately want to? When we’re going through transitions in life or career, we often set out to change our actions. But sometimes, no matter how hard we try, something seems to hold us back. That ‘something’ is often our underlying beliefs. Our…

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STAY RESILIENT

Ever wondered how you can stay resilient when faced with challenges? Mental rehearsal isn’t just for athletes. It’s a powerful tool that prepares us for planned scenarios and the unexpected twists life throws our way. By envisioning various outcomes, we ready ourselves for whatever comes. The Blueprint Process is similar. It’s like mentally rehearsing what…

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LIFE TRANSITIONS

Feeling stuck as you face life’s transitions? Often, what holds us back isn’t just the external changes. It’s our internal assumptions and beliefs. When I’ve felt stuck, it was usually because my assumptions didn’t align with reality. Recognizing this was the first step toward meaningful change. The Blueprint Process dives deep into the core beliefs…

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THE PINNACLE AND THE PITFALL

Have you ever caught yourself thinking you’ve “made it”? You’re at the pinnacle? I have. Believing we’ve reached the pinnacle is a pitfall. It’s tempting to think we’ve arrived. This mindset limits your potential. By thinking you’ve made it: You miss out on opportunities for personal growth. You shortchange not only yourself but also the…

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SHIFT INTO YOUR BLUEPRINT

Been leading teams for years and now wondering why what used to work no longer does? A thinking shift might help. Shift to: Believe you can learn new things. Cultivate your desire to learn. Take action on what you learn. As we shift our perspectives, we unlock the potential for unprecedented growth. What recent shift…

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WOULD YOU WORK FOR FREE?

What activity or cause would you happily work on for free? Reflecting on this can reveal a lot about your Blueprint. Here’s what I mean: Activities we’d do for free are windows into what we truly love. Knowing why you’re drawn to these activities reveals purpose elements and core values. Uncovering your Blueprint brings clarity,…

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LOSE THE FOMO

Know your Blueprint. Lose the FOMO. Own your journey. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) can derail even the most driven among us. You see peers: Climbing the ladder of success (society-defined) Attending conferences Closing deals It’s easy to wonder, “Why haven’t I done that yet?” But here’s the game-changer: Your Blueprint. When you’re laser-focused on…

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THE EXPERTISE TRAP

The expertise trap: when new skills aren’t enough. Does this sound familiar? I’ve mastered my craft I’ve achieved success at the highest level Rinse and repeat for continued success Suddenly, you’re in a role and level of responsibility that’s entirely new. Like a fish out of water, what worked before no longer does. You’re at…

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