Have you ever felt you wanted a fresh start or a new beginning in life? (A mulligan, for you golfers!)
“It’s not too late to become who you want to be. I hope that you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you find the strength to start over.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald, writer & author of The Great Gatsby
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
I know exactly how that feels!
In 2007, I started college for the first time…at the age of 44! (I know what you’re doing. You’re counting the years to see how YOUNG I am, aren’t you?! Lol!)
One of my favorite phrases I created is: In order to be your best, you must assess!
So let’s dive in to A New You 2.0!
Napoleon Hill, the iconic American motivational speaker and author, once said, “Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he (or she) is best suited.”
“Employee engagement is the art and science of engaging people in authentic and recognized connections to strategy, roles, performance, organization, community, relationship, customers, development, energy, and happiness to leverage, sustain, and transform work into results.” - David Zinger, Let’s Co-Create an Employee Engagement Charter, The Employee Engagement Network
So, what do you absolutely need to do to maximize your engagement at work?
Let me propose a MASTER KEY to living out your fullest potential in the workspace from over 3 decades of interactions with thousands of people.
As a former senior corporate manager and trainer, I an the first to acknowledge that other factors play essential roles such as…
chemistry, competency, contribution, character,...
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Now back to some KEY insights...
Most people won’t do these things and YOU can capitalize on them for a huge breakthrough.
What is it?
“Many times momentum is the only difference between winning and losing. With it, everyone is expectant and energized, and people tend to perform at their peak potential. Without it, people lose heart and have difficulty finding motivation.” – John C. Maxwell
Have you ever felt that you lost your motivation and your momentum?
TRUTH: Sometimes I have.
It felt as if I took a punch in the passion gut, and was bent over. While I was on the path to one of my life’s biggest goals-my doctorate-life's challenges, like a ton of bricks, unloaded on me. Now, let me put this in perspective for you.
I’m just like you. I came from small beginnings, have big hopes and dreams, and want to help as many people as I can along life’s way. But I lost my MOJO, my motivation, and I just wanted to come home and escape. Watch a move,have a drink, and just make world go away.
Insider’s TIP: Sometimes you need a...
“Where do I fit best?” Have YOU ever asked that?
This question, along with many others like it, have been asked.
-Is there a job tailored just for me?
-Where will my gifts and talents be used to their fullest?
-What can I do to find my perfect place where I work?
So, are you where you “perfectly fit”? Many are not, and surprisingly, have worked that way for YEARS!!!
During the mid-twentieth century, researchers like Katherine Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs-Myers, John Holland, and David Keirsey, investigated person-environment fit and person-job fit. (PE fit and career development theories)
Millions of people have taken personality- and career-based assessments created by these theorists. Have you heard of the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), Holland’s Career Wheel or Holland’s Codes, or the Keirsey Temperament Sorter (KTS-II)?
I highly recommend taking these informative assessments. They will enlighten you...
Your PERSONAL POWER is multiplied and amplified when you:
-Truly accept and believe it…
-Grow and develop it…
-Use it to help others!
What exactly is your “personal power” anyway?
There are different definitions such as:
-Your integrity and ethics
-Your internal and external strengths
However Brian Tracy, one of the top sales trainers and motivational speakers in the world, has a Personal Power Formula…
YOU x Your Relationships=Your Personal Power
According to Tracy, your personal power grows by being “people-centered”. You have a tribe just waiting on you to influence their lives, hopes, and dreams! You just have to locate them through tribe tryouts.
Intentionally seek out those that welcome you, your message and your gifts.
Remember in our previous blog post that you have:
You have your own unique story, so learn to tell it powerfully and succinctly. Create an abbreviated...
Hello Friends and Strengths Advocates,
Have you ever thought…
I wonder if my personal story matters to anyone? Could it help others?
You have one, and someone out there is waiting to hear it! At times, we feel it pales in comparison to others' profound stories, but no matter what you have come through, it can help someone else out there.
“But it’s not one of those really horrific rip-your-heart-out transformational stories that only happen to other people!”
REMEMBER-Someone is always going through what you just went through, or what you’re going through.
What's you story?
Where did you come from and how did you get to where you are?
The 3 S’s” of YOUR Story:
You have your…
1.Unique story-Your Super-You Power
This is your unique life story. You should have both short and mid-length version of it to tell, depending on your time and setting.
Create a 2-minute and a 10-minute version.
Be ready to share it. Mine intro is…I should...
Do you have "insane courage"? Bold enough to crazily go after what your really want in life?
I am a doctor of personal strengths and teach people how to know where they fit and flow in their unique gifts and strengths; however, so many people do not have direction in their lives.
Frustration, indecision, and regret plague them.
I recently talked with several individuals that seemed to be waiting, wandering, or wondering in life.
Waiting…for something to happen.
Wandering…around in their lives, not living intentionally and on-purpose.
Wondering…if they will ever discover their true calling and start doing their dreams!
Have you ever felt like that? Does that resound a bit with you now?
Sometimes, we simply need crazy courage to make a decision-that one decision that creates a ripple effect of exponential outcomes in multiple dimensions in our life.
You need the courage of Benjamin Mee!
Matt Damon starred as Ben Mee in the movie, “We Bought a...
One seemingly, by-chance, catalytic event may change your destiny RIGHT NOW!
Sometimes, the connection seems so ordinary and mundane that it’s hard to believe…but BAM! A catalyst has just thrust you in a new job, a new career or a personal transformation that is nothing less than miraculous!
A young man taught himself carpentry skills to make ends meet while pursuing an acting career. He was frustrated that things were not going his way he thought, but he landed a gig in small-time film. It was a start and he was just a background actor to boot!
He had to keep doing his carpentry side job because acting career wasn’t supporting him like he had hoped. Years later, the same director “accidentally” bumped into the now 35-year old while do woodwork at a studio. He remembered how the young man had been in a small role in his previous movie and asked him to audition for his new show he expected to do well. He did…and the rest...
Thomas Edison, the great American inventor of the incandescent light bulb, was noted as saying that he didn’t fail but found 10,000 ways that didn’t work! Oh, that we would look at our setback as just feedback.
He also noted “genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration”. https://www.fi.edu/history-resources/edisons-lightbulb
So, what made the difference for Edison between success and failure, his brilliance or his habits? His genius or his daily disciplines?
I’m not here to debate his ethics or dealings with competitors, such as Tesla (who some consider a greater inventor than Edison), but his astounding routine.
The Wizard of Menlo Park was 52 years old when he was interviewed and stated that he worked 14-15 hours a day at that time! But wait, he believed he didn’t work as hard then because for YEARS HE WORKED 20 HOURS A DAY!
Read this amazing report about his uber habits (with laser focus, I may add!) at ...