Creating Separation

“Creating separation” is the mindset and maneuver Colston used to gain competitive advantages, win more battles, outpace his competitors and achieve seemingly impossible odds - on the field and off. This serves as the basis of the Separation Playbook’s mission to build strategies to unlock creativity and possibility. The Creating Separation Blog aims to provide helpful resources to support executives, graduates, and entrepreneurs in creating professional separation and achieving sustained success.

Control What You Can, Understand What You Can’t performance Aug 25, 2022

In a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world, it's more important than ever to focus on what you can control. That means understanding the difference between the knowns and unknowns in your...

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Tools to monitor and track your progress towards stretch goals performance Aug 18, 2022

Setting and achieving goals is a key part of success, no matter what field you're in. But it's not enough to simply set a goal - you need to monitor your progress to ensure that you're on track to...

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Using a SWOT Analysis to Set Targeted Goals that Highlight Your Strengths performance Aug 11, 2022

What is a SWOT Analysis and how does it relate to Goal Setting? 

When it comes to goal setting, a SWOT analysis can be a helpful tool to set targeted goals that highlight your strengths. SWOT...

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The Importance of Goals That Push You Out of Your Comfort Zone performance Aug 04, 2022

In today's society, it's easy to become complacent and comfortable. We are given so many opportunities to do things that require little effort on our part. But it's important to push yourself, to...

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The Keys To Using Sprints and Cycles To Optimize Businesses Performance performance Jul 28, 2022

In athletic terms, a sprint is a shorter, more intense period of exercise followed by a rest period. Sprints can be done on a bike, in a pool, or even running. The key to sprinting is to go all out...

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Why Your Short-Term Goals Should Align with Longer Term Goals performance Jul 21, 2022

Setting goals is an important part of life. There are different types of goals and it’s important to set goals that align with your desired outcome. Short-term goals are goals that can be...

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What is Holding You Back From Your Potential? performance purpose Feb 24, 2022

When you look at your current professional role, does it allow you to maximize your full potential?

For some of us, there are certain realities and responsibilities that contribute to the answer....

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3 Lessons the NFL Taught Me About Entrepreneurship performance Dec 30, 2021

After a decade of success in the NFL,  I retired from football and dove into business and entrepreneurship full time. There I realized that many of the same insights and mindset that helped me...

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