CONTROL WHAT YOU CAN

CONTROL WHAT YOU CAN

How are you preparing for 2018?

This is the time of the year when we all enjoy the holiday festivities.  During these next few weeks, we will partake in tasty food, memorable fellowship with family and friends, and fun-filled activities for Christmas and New Year’s Day.  I encourage you to enjoy every moment leading up to these holidays, but remember also to prepare for 2018.

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WHAT CAN YOU DO DIFFERENTLY IN 2018?

WHAT CAN YOU DO DIFFERENTLY IN 2018?

If you had to do something different in 2018, what would it be?

27.  That’s how many days are left in 2017.  

If you are part of our community of leaders, you received my Friday’s encouragement challenge of GET READY!  It is a great time to reflect and plan for the next 27 days leading into January 1, 2018.

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6 WAYS TO BECOME A HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE PERSON

6 WAYS TO BECOME A HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE PERSON

On a scale 0-10, how productive are you when it comes to all your current personal and work responsibilities?  Zero is not productive at all and a ten would be highly productive.

If you rated yourself a 5/10 or higher, how are you measuring your productivity?

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2 MARKS OF A GREAT LEADER

2 MARKS OF A GREAT LEADER

What are people saying about your leadership?

British/American author, motivational speaker, and marketing consultant Simon Sinek said, “Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and most importantly, a way of communicating.”

Leadership is about investing and positively influencing others.  I will share two ways of strengthening your leadership, but first let’s talk about the importance of visionary leadership.

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SHARPEN YOUR VISION

SHARPEN YOUR VISION

Did you know that one of the greatest assets of great leaders is their ability to think forward?

In the last year, I have been on a mission to interview high capacity visionaries.  I have learned many lessons from these interviews.  You will hear more about these amazing people in the future.  Today I want to share with you what I believe is the key to sharpening your vision.

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4 TRAITS OF THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL

4 TRAITS OF THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL

Have you ever wondered the difference from those who are wildly successful and those who are not?

In one of our recent blogs, The Truth About Being An Entrepreneur, we discussed misconceptions about being successful.  The strategies to be successful are simple, but the difficulty is putting them into practice consistently.

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FRIGHTENING FACTS OF HORRIBLE LEADERS

FRIGHTENING FACTS OF HORRIBLE LEADERS

I’m not a fan of scary movies.  And if there’s anything I dislike more than a horror movie it’s a horrible leader.  Horrible leaders are not only scary, but they can be a living nightmare.

I know you have experienced a bad leader.  Many research studies agree that three out of four employees report experiencing a bad boss that increases their level of stress.  If you haven’t had an encounter with a horrible leader, you are a rare exception.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR

THE TRUTH ABOUT BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR

The thought of becoming an entrepreneur was appealing.  After joining the team of business owners/entrepreneurs in 2012, I discovered many facts and myths associated with being an entrepreneur/business owner.  There are so many misconceptions about what a successful business owner or executive look or perform like.  Here are just a few...

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WHY FOCUS IS CRITICAL TO YOUR SUCCESS

WHY FOCUS IS CRITICAL TO YOUR SUCCESS

What would you say if I told you that your success is determined by your focus?

Focus is basically the ability to concentrate one’s attention and efforts on a singular point.  In an era of multi-tasking, juggling, and balancing multiple responsibilities and projects, we have become ineffective.

Here are three ways to develop a better focus. 

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WELCOME FAILURE INTO YOUR LIFE

WELCOME FAILURE INTO YOUR LIFE

Whether we are in the workplace or enjoying our personal lives, we all will have to deal with failure at some point in our lives.  There are some people who run from failure, but there are others who thrive from failure.  The question is how do you handle failure?

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ADOPT A NEW STYLE OF THINKING

ADOPT A NEW STYLE OF THINKING

What control do you have over the influences on your thinking?  Where might you go to find interesting people, intriguing thoughts and boundless creativity?

Believe it or not, the way we think determines everything we receive in life.  If you discover a flow of good things happening to you, it is highly possible that those good things are stemming from your good thoughts.  But if you are constantly experiencing misfortunes, maybe it is because you need to adopt a new style of thinking.

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4 DETERMINING FACTORS TO A HAPPY WORK LIFE

4 DETERMINING FACTORS TO A HAPPY WORK LIFE

Receiving a paycheck doesn’t necessarily equate to happiness.  Even if it is a hefty paycheck.  There are some people making millions of dollars a day and still are unhappy.

The money makes it a little more tolerable to live an unhappy life.  But why live “day in” and “day out” in unhappiness?

When you are choosing a job, what determines if you will choose one job over another.  All the research suggest that there are 4 key determining factors to a happy work life.

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REFLECTIONS FROM HARVEY

REFLECTIONS FROM HARVEY

Disasters such as the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and Hurricane Harvey prove the remarkable resolve that we as humans have within us.

So when it comes to the remarkable resolve of humans, I want to share a few reflections from Harvey.  I think we would all agree that we are all better together.  The same resolve exhibited in our responses to these disasters, I think we should exemplify these attributes with our families, businesses, and any other aspect of our lives.

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BE THE RARE EXCEPTION

BE THE RARE EXCEPTION

What separates a winner from a loser?  What is the difference between someone rich and the person that is lacking?  Why are some people slim and trim, while others are stuck carrying extra weight they wish would just disappear?

Well that’s thing, nothing just happens by chance.

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DIVERSIFY YOUR LIFE

DIVERSIFY YOUR LIFE

Diversifying is making different investments.  Although diversification is commonly used in the financial sector, it has also been a bit of a hot topic in the workplace for the past 1-2 years.  One of the reasons why it is a hot topic is because of the overwhelming research that supports how organizations benefit from diverse teams, diverse thoughts, diverse creativity, and diverse growth.  Many of these same research studies also prove how diverse teams outperform their less diverse counterparts.

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CREATE WIN-WIN SITUATIONS!

CREATE WIN-WIN SITUATIONS!

Who doesn’t like winning?

This isn’t a blog to explain how everyone is a winner.  Or that everyone will or should win.  Matter of fact, eventually everyone loses.

In this blog, let’s talk about how to create win-win situations.  I don’t think you need any convincing or motivation regarding why YOU should be winning.  But how many people are actually creating wins for other people.  There is nothing wrong with you wanting to win, but also seek to help others win.  It’s called a win-win situation.

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STRETCH

STRETCH

Life is filled with opportunities to grow.  However, what are you doing to take advantage of these opportunities?

One of the most important components to success is growth.  And no growth can occur without a person stretching.

So let’s look at a two key ways to stretch in order to grow and develop yourself.

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TRUST THE PROCESS

TRUST THE PROCESS

What does your track record look like when it comes to getting things done?  

There is nothing fun about failing.  I know the feeling very well.  Matter of fact, I have failed many times.  I have had an abundance of success and I enjoy being successful.  However, my failures have been my greatest source of learning and development.  I had to come to the realization that many of my failures happened because I didn’t trust the process.

What aspirations do you have?  All of us are trying to go places.  But how are you planning on getting there?  Do you trust the process?

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