Andy Core

Thriver Quiz

  In high demand work environments you find three different types of people. Thrivers, who are able to keep up with high-demanding jobs and still find the time to have hobbies and balance a social and work life. Strugglers, who lack the desire or ability keeping up with high demand jobs. Then there are the […]

1 out of 3: How people who thrive under stress stay motivated

  I write and speak about “Thrivers” a lot (Change Your Day, Not Your Life). The reason is that these people are 18% more productive, are more engaged at work, they are also more physically fit, have hobbies outside of work, and often describe their relationships outside of work as fulfilling. Basically, when you don’t […]

The Two-Hour Rule

  Success focused people tend to be harder on themselves than most, especially when things don’t go as planned. When you experience a setback, do you find it difficult to get re-motivated and jump back in and continue working? If so, you might suffer from the limit violation effect. Overcoming the limit violation effect (LVE) […]

Frustration to Motivation

  Motivation drives success. But, what drives motivation? Specifically, what drives our motivation after we miss a goal or deadline? When you become frustrated with your progress, does it increase your willpower – “I’m going to do this no matter what!” – Or does it reduce your willpower – “Why don’t I do what I know I […]

SUCCESS Magazine Editors Rate Change Your Day, Not Your Life 5 Stars (Highest Rating)

Andy’s book entitled Change Your Day, Not Your Life was featured on Success’s Magazine’s Book Summary website. The editors did a fantastic job of getting to the Core of the book.  To find out more information on the review or success magazine please visit the following sites. and BOOK REVIEW BY THE EDITORS OF SUCCESS MAGAZINE  Change Your Day, […]

Life Balance Research: eReaders & Sleep Quality (Plus 3 Tips to Sleep Deeper)

New research (from the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, and the Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Cologne, Germany) shows that eReaders (Kindle, Nook, Ipad…) with an internal light significantly impair your ability to fall asleep, sleep well and make you feel more tired in the morning. citation:  Evening […]

Control Your Focus = Better Productivity & Less Stress

As a “motivational speaker” on stress management and productivity, I Keynote lots of association events where psychologists, therapists, counselors and other mental health professionals are in attendance. The more I researched and chatted with those mental health professionals, the more I started to see a pattern in how they helped those who are feeling stressed […]

Team Success Under Stress

At some point in time, we all find ourselves either working on a team or leading a team. Team success and team unity are constant water-cooler topics. Team leadership and dynamics are perennial workshop titles for conferences. After studying 30-50 organizations a year for more than a decade, I’ve noticed an intriguing yet commonly overlooked […]

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