“Many of us hurry through life going from one place to the next, focused on conquering the next mountain, making the next deal, running the next errand, and believing we will never have enough time to do all the things we need to get done. Yet, there is all the time in the world if we just realize that we are the creators of this life we choose to live. That’s right. Life is a series of choices and being free from stress is one of those choices.Whether your business life is overly complicated or your personal life (or both), you have chosen this current system of chaos. “
Leading with Purpose
Leading with Vision
Leading with Heart
Leading with Attention
Leading with Integrity
Leading with Discipline
Leading with Generosity
Leading with Credibility
Leading with Grace
Leading with Spirit
Putting it all TOGETHER … A recipe for SUCCESS!
Lead Well … Lead Right,
Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
– Thomas Edison
Have you ever noticed that two people can confront the same circumstances with very different reactions? This is a matter of attitude and nothing else. Freedom is being able to say, “Rich or poor, alone or with a mate, physically healthy or not, employed or laid off, I believe that peace of mind is possible.”
Though at first it may be difficult to accept, freedom depends on recognizing that you’re not upset because of what occurred, you are upset because of how you perceive the situation. Key to Attitudinal Healing is recognizing that you are not a victim of the world.
Another way of saying this is: There is absolutely nothing in the world that has the power to ruin your day. If you are upset, it is because you have directed your mind to be so. Initially these truths can be hard to accept because you have become so accustomed to giving your power away.
Every time you blame another person for your unhappiness you are giving your power away. Stop blaming and start healing.
Connections are a choice Reputation is a choice The work is a choice Words are a choice Leading is a choice
No one can be responsible for where or how we each begin. No one has the freedom to do anything or everything, and all choices bring consequences. What we choose to do next, though, how to spend our resources or attention or effort, this is what defines us.
One hit wonders
These are artists who gave up too soon, or lost their nerve when it came to making another leap.
A one-hit wonder is a legend who stopped early.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb it himself. — Andrew Carnegie
Do extremely difficult work.
That seems obvious, right? If you do something that’s valued but scarce because it’s difficult, you’re more likely to be in demand and to be compensated fairly for what you do.
The implication is stunning, though: When designing a project or developing a skill, seek out the most difficult parts to master and contribute. If it’s easy, it’s not for you.
is priceless. Not what you want to hear, but what you need to hear. Not imaginary, but practical. Not based on fear, but on possibility. Not designed to make you feel better, designed to make you better.
Seek it out and embrace the true friends that care enough to risk sharing it.
I’m not sure what takes more guts—giving it or getting it.
That’s what most leaders and owners and bosses and customers want, isn’t it?
We want employees who know the why, not just the details of the how. We want customer service people and partners and vendors who understand.
Which is what we get, at least until we encounter the first time that we’re unpleasantly surprised. It’s in that moment, when we demand a refund, or fire someone, or insist on rules being followed to the letter—that’s when it all falls apart and stops being a relationship based on understanding and turns into one that’s built on compliance to the rules.
If you want the people you work with to act with understanding, then you must trust them to use their best judgment, even when that means you didn’t get exactly what you said you wanted. The failure is yours, because you didn’t help people understand the reasoning. When you accept responsibility for that failure, when you educate instead of demand, you can gain the benefits of working with people who understand, instead of merely comply.
The number on the speedometer isn’t always an indication of how fast you’re getting to where you’re going.
You might, after all, be driving in circles, really quickly.
Campbell’s Law tells us that as soon as a number is used as the measurement for something, someone will get confused and start gaming the number, believing that they’re also improving the underlying metric, when, in actuality, they’re merely making the number go up.
Here are a few numbers that often the result of speedometer confusion:
Book sales vs. Impact Money vs. Happiness Twitter followers vs. Anything Money raised vs. Votes earned
Weight “v”. Health Income “v”. Skill vs. Competence Length vs. Quality
Faster? How about better?
Bob Proctor The Value of a Minute http://youtu.be/1Iwsyi33RTY
Success is more attitude than aptitude. - Unknown
Inches make the champion. - Vince Lombardi