“You are the average of the five people you associate with the most…”–Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workout
“The Mastermind Principle: Two or more people actively engaged in the pursuit of a definite purpose with a positive mental attitude, constitute an unbeatable force.” –Napoleon Hill, renowned American author
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One day, a teenage Benjamin Franklin entered the Boston home of the renowned Reverend Cotton Mather. After their lengthy discussion, he walked Franklin through a tight doorway on the way out with a low beam as Mather told him, “Stoop, stoop!”. Not paying attention, Franklin bumped his head on the beam. The older, wiser Mather found a teachable moment: “You are young and have the world before you. Stoop as you go through it and you will miss many hard thumps”.
All his life, Franklin never forgot Mather’s immortal words.
2019 has produced many good things, and yet, it has been one of my worst years.
Can I be brutally honest, since you are my friends? I have taken quite a lot of shots this year, and am a bit beaten from the beams. Frankly I, like several others I have spoken to, am soooo ready for a new year! Now, this is NOT one of those downer letters that you read and feel sad after reading it.
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How do you engage professional development? Do you have a leadership development plan? On your job? With a professional course or business book? Do you have an onsite coach or leader helping you?
Question: What is THE best way to grow professionally?
Well, it begins with a foundation of at least these 5 essentials! What are they?
Well, I will share those with you momentarily!
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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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“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.
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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.
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Remember in our previous blog post that you have:
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Now, I must confess something personal about myself to you…
I am a super-hero junkie! I have been an avid fan of DC Comics for years (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc.) and of recent times, the Marvel franchise.
After just seeing The Avengers: Endgame, I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY! Loved it!
Okay, let me calm down a bit…just breathe, John. Before it leaves the theaters, I will probably watch it 2-3 more times with family and friends.
Now, I won’t be a spoiler; however, the word, “Endgame” has been rolling over and over in my mind.
Now, the definition of the word relates to strategic games, such as Chess or Risk, where there are few pieces left, and the players have a “hidden” plan or strategy to pull out, defeat their opponent, and win the game.
In business, it may be considered a plan (or bulletproof backup plan) to achieve...