It happens to both of us. Right when we’re at that……I hope no one interrupts me critical moment……..the phone rings. And it’s nearly always from.
Both in business and personally you focus on providing lots of value to others. You enjoy doing so. It is part of your value system..
Robert Lamm, of the 1970’s and 1980’s super group Chicago penned the song. Lamm once explained: “I was living with a bunch of hippies up.
Even if you don’t consider yourself in sales, we’re all selling every day. It may not be a product or service, but it’s likely in.
I once heard that to seek true joy, we’ll strive to “live our life as an exclamation, not as an explanation”! We define each by.
It happens to all of us. For a hundred different reasons, we just get stuck and can’t seem to get going. It’s only February and.
Is it the engine that makes your car go? Maybe, it’s the gasoline? Quite possibly it’s the crude oil? Or, is it a combination of.
I observed an interesting lesson this week in my local grocery store. In the middle of an isle was a large bin of marked down.
My daughter Kerri jokingly says….. “You’ve got to risk it to get the biscuit!” It is, in fact, a very valid statement. Here’s an example..
I flew to Dallas on Sunday to help elevate the happiness and success of an already GREAT company. When I arrived at my hotel and.
It’s fun to observe how an important message just repeats itself over and over until received. Often, the message sings the same song; it’s just.
The Priority Project’s Six FACETS of Achievement workbook is about realizing your potential. It’s about personal achievement and what really creates success in our lives..
If you didn’t catch the MLB All Star Game last night, read on because here’s what you missed. The weather in Minneapolis was beautiful and.
I recently read an interesting article by Owen Linderholm with Yahoo Small Business Advisor sharing new research by the London School of Economics on success.
A couple of weeks ago, Gigi left a note on my home office desk………”please help me figure out how to clean the oven”. Like most.
If what you are doing is not working the way you thought it should, or the way the experts told you it would, you’re likely practicing incorrectly.
“A positive philosophy turns into a positive attitude, which turns into positive actions, which turn into positive results, which turn into a positive lifestyle”…………stop and read that again.
HOLE IN ONE, BABY!!
Are things going your way right now? Great, but don’t get too used to it. Otherwise, you run the risk of creating what some psychologists.
I lost a wonderful friend a week ago. Unexpected. Really unexpected. Tragic, but not an accident. Tina Daniel was the kind of friend everyone would.
In the front parlor of our lovely early 1900’s Victorian home is a wonderful grandfather clock that was given to Gigi and I as.
We often relate the word conversion to a religious or spiritual event, but that’s not the only kind of conversion. The definition on my mind.
We got off a red eye flight about 5:10am yesterday morning in Chicago traveling from L.A. to Raleigh. In my haste, I walked right past.
Throughout each day, I typically take moments to pause and write down simple thoughts or messages that impress me. I can’t quite remember when this.
You may have heard the quote “the secret to your success is just get started” which makes a valid point. Unfortunately, we sometimes don’t experience.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about success in life and success in business. I’ve pondered excessively how it relates to happiness. I mean deep.
We all have problems. Some days are smooth sailing, and some are not. What I’ve learned through the many challenges I see others face, is that it’s often not the problem itself that vexes them, but rather how they step back and look at it. The clarity of the solution often comes through your attitude in facing the problem.
“You have to reach for the impossible to make the possible happen.”
Think about his statement. It is true. There are a multitude of examples of leaders that have set what appeared to be impossible goals that have now become possible because of focus, intent, innovation, and effort. John F Kennedy, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Tony Hsieh, come to mind and the list goes on and on.
Say it with me: How might we?
This is a phrase that many organizations and companies should use immediately to tackle challenges creatively.
The goal whispers to concentrate more on my own success and less on the inefficiencies or failures of others.
How many times do we come across valuable and relevant information then take no action to implement it? How often do we have a great idea and miss creating a step that makes something wonderful happen?
You’ve likely heard the phrase, “all’s well that ends well”? It is often credited as originating from a 1605 William Shakespeare play of the same.
My witty friend and writing partner, Don Greeson, mentioned to me earlier this year that many times, opportunity is only rewarded when “we are actually at the bus stop when the bus comes by.”
According to National Geographic, it’s the 1621 Plimoth (also spelled Plymouth) Thanksgiving that’s linked to the birth of our modern holiday. The truth is the.
Don Greeson is half way through six mini books on Glori’s FACETS as found in the last chapter of our second book “Finding My Why,.
It seems that I’ve been running into a rash of really bad service lately. In every situation, the company and employees would not accept the.
suc·cess / səkˈses Noun: The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. The attainment of popularity or profit. Success is defined as a noun, but I.
Here’s a story from NPR that I recently read in Tom Peter’s book The Little BIG Things, 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence: One day,.
On Monday, I spent a little over an hour talking with an excellent tech support person with Verizon trying desperately to repair my wife’s air.
I was walking across a parking lot a few days ago heading towards a big box store when I came across a mother blasting her child for what appeared to be some insignificant error on the child’s part. And I mean BLASTING in a cruel, mean, and vicious way. Think drill sergeant.
Many men and women across the world have had a similar impact on their communities. But to me, the real question lies in how any person can have such a positive impact on a place that a statue is erected in their honor?
1. Clear Vision – if you don’t take the time to establish and envision what you want, how will you know when you’ve succeeded? The vision starts with your “Why”. (I like using vision boards and mind mapping)
2. Solid Strategy – plan your work and work your plan
David’s main points:
1. Happiness or unhappiness are much to our own making
2. The more realistic we are about what brings us happiness and the more focused we are on those things, the more happiness we will find
In The Little Big Things – 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence, Tom Peters shares what he has learned and taught around the world the last 20 years. In his book, Tom’s 21st through 26th way is devoted to self development. I’ve taken a little (latitude) to add my thoughts, but here’s how seeking excellence and implementing it into our business improves those we serve:
I read a recent study by Harvard that stated “90% of people that attend educational or growth sessions never actually experience long term change because they won’t take action for sufficient enough time to create new habits”. That makes me sad
When your highlight reel is played at the end of your life, what will the highlights be? How will you be remembered? What are your priorities? Have you learned from the past but aren’t lost there? Are you making positive decisions and taking focused action to create a better future?
I choose not to accept the coincidence theories and the fact remains that nobody else interviewed said they had a competing dream. It’s easy to accept that all of the players on both teams had a desire to win (hope) and some likely even had a prayer, but Lawrence said he saw it as if it had already happened.
How many mistakes have you made today? How about this week, this month, or during your whole life? If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying hard enough, and you aren’t learning all that you can learn. You may also find it difficult to see people you care about making mistakes and suffering through their recovery.
When companies and organizations don’t change and evolve, they often die a slow and painful death (unfortunately, it also true for people).
Someone needs to take charge, and very often that person should more quickly aim, fire, and then get ready. Often times, we spend so much time on the ready (what and how we should do it) that opportunity passes us by and we miss the chance for success (or somebody else beats us to it).
I read this week in the book “59 Seconds – Think a Little Change a Lot” that the simple act of listing three things that you are grateful for in life or three events that have gone especially well over the past week can significantly increase your level of happiness for about a month.
In the classic children’s story, Willy Wonka, people all over the world desperately yearn to find a golden ticket. Some feel that their entire future happiness depends on whether or not a golden ticket falls into their hands. In their anxiousness, people began to forget the simple joy they used to find in a candy bar. The candy bar itself becomes an utter disappointment if it does not contain a golden ticket.
You might have read that the world is trending towards Hyperspecialization and to succeed you must become an expert in a very narrow field. Generalization might not be the best path to long term success, but it will likely help you survive tough times. To flourish, the new phrase should be “Master one or two specialties, be competent in many, and prepare to change with the market”.
Are you “All-in” as you move through each day, especially in trying times? Are you committed to make the changes necessary to improve your life, your business, and your circumstances? Are you focusing your work and your efforts using positive energy? Are you living your “Why” each and every day? Do you take 1% of each day (approximately 15 minutes) to reflect on the past 24 hours and contemplate your action plan for the next 24 hours?
“Taking action today on a long-term problem is easier, cheaper, more effective and far less time consuming than waiting for it to become an emergency” Seth Godin
Action cures fear and fear is the absence of love. Isolate your fear – then take action.
Athletes are taught that when an activity is repeated over time, a long-term muscle memory is created for that task, eventually allowing those same muscles to perform efficiently without conscious effort. Perfect practice can then maximize abilities which can lead to improved times and winning events.
So is muscle memory really about your muscles or is it actually about your brain? Can that same concept be used to succeed in life and in business? I believe that it can.
Do you sometimes wonder why other people achieve more than you? If you do, then you likely have not invested enough time understanding the systems that with muscle memory, guarantee success?
How much time and effort do you invest in discovering systems that work? Are you reading, observing, studying, and applying enough of what the masters do to become a master yourself?
Perfect practice will lead to perfect performance regardless of your area of interest. Decide what you want enough to build muscle memory and then go to work repeating perfect practice.
Several studies have shown that it takes 10,000 hours to become a master. That’s a lot of practice, but I know you can do it. Others have, so why not you?
In a fast paced world with more and more emphasis on technology, the grandest gesture is still to know our people, care about them, and respond to their personal needs. If we want long term engaged followers, we need to be well informed, caring, and exemplary examples of leadership.
There are thousands of species of flowers. Each is unique in its beauty and fragrance. When you don’t stop to observe, enjoy, or experience them, you miss the opportunity and the blessing. And you also missed the chance to change your world for the better.
As budgets continue to tighten and services are evaluated to determine their worth, consider these 5 steps when you are choosing which programs and services to keep, which to eliminate, and what new ones you can afford.
Your attitude determines your altitude
Determine Your Niche! It really didn’t take me long in business to realize that if I got focused on specializing in some specific area, a.
Long term business success is built on the concept of Advocacy, not just a relationship. In the book by Richard Cross and Janet Smith entitled.
Recently I spoke with hundreds of real estate professionals from NY, NJ, and PA at the Triple Play convention in Atlantic City. Just thought I’d.