Articles by Mike Crandall

About Mike Crandall

Mike Crandall lives in Edmond, Oklahoma. He is a Consultant, Coach, Trainer, Speaker, and Author focused on the Subconscious Psychology of Human Interaction and Motivation. His firm specializes in Sales, Management, and Leadership Development for Proactive Business Growth. Mike is based in Oklahoma and serves Visionary Clients across the United States. He can be reached at or at (405) 844-1700.

How to gain real wisdom

By Mike Crandall | March 23, 2021

Think about the word “wisdom” for a minute. We use it, in some form, all the time in both our professional and our personal lives. Often, we refer to certain people as “wise” or say that they are full of “wisdom.” Countless times we look to get “wisdom” from others. We seek it out, looking…

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“Gentlemen, this is a football!”

By Mike Crandall | February 23, 2021

“Gentlemen, this is a football!” That is one of the most famous and often used sports quotes in history. However, most don’t know its real history or how to apply it to their businesses and lives. In July 1961, Vince Lombardi kicked off the first day of training camp for the 38 players on his…

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Three keys to a better year

By Mike Crandall | January 26, 2021

If you have always, 100% of the time, accomplished everything you ever wanted in your life, please stop reading. However, if you are like 99.9% of the population who have been frustrated with what you have (or haven’t) accomplished, keep reading. This will help you have a better year.   This is the time of…

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3 keys to finishing the year strong

By Mike Crandall | December 22, 2020

We are at that interesting time on the calendar where people start counting the days until the end of the year. Some do it because they are excited about something coming up. Others do it because they are looking forward to it being over and getting a fresh start in the new year. Regardless of…

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Awareness is where growth starts

By Mike Crandall | November 17, 2020

Have you ever met the person who says, “I am a great listener,” then doesn’t stop talking for the next 20 minutes as they proceed to tell you how great of a listener they are? Likely you have, and internally thought this person has no clue. There seems to be an abundance of these people…

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One good idea

By Mike Crandall | October 20, 2020

There is a fundamental truth in the business world that spills into our personal lives as well. This concept is something I have used with people I have coached for over twenty years. That concept is that we are all “one good idea” away from a dramatic change. This is true in all aspects of our lives – both professional and personal.

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The golden rule is killing you

By Mike Crandall | September 15, 2020

The title is not a misprint – “The Golden Rule” you were taught growing up is killing you, especially now as an adult. Each of you will now fall into one of four groups – Those who are offended and quit reading Those who are offended and continue reading out of curiosity Those who are…

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Three steps to better sales

By Mike Crandall | August 18, 2020

Recently I spoke at a conference for small business owners where I was asked to deliver a keynote on growing sales. This is a common topic we work on in our firm, so it is not uncommon for us to share information on it. If you really think about it, all leaders who pretty much…

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How to have better meetings

By Mike Crandall | July 21, 2020

Recently I had a speaking engagement with several hundred business owners in the room. I asked the question – “How many of you have had a meeting, phone call, etc., in the last week that was a waste of your time?” – 100% of the hands went up.  Likely this has happened to you as…

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How to lead recovery

By Mike Crandall | June 1, 2020

Clearly we are in a unique time. Although many of us have been through difficult times in business (9-11, the 2008 financial collapse, etc.) – none have been like this new COVID-19 world we live in. Although the time is difficult and a significant challenge on most levels, if we do the right things, in…

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