Changing The Game

QUOTE:

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
— Michael Jordan

Failure can be such a disappointing Blow. Ouch! Frustrating! 

You work hard, you push everyday, you give it your all, you think you have mastered “It” and at the end of the day, sometimes… after all of that, some thing still gets in the way.

I don’t know about you but I would NEVER consider Michael Jordan a failure. He didn’t let fear stop him and neither should you. I’m not encouraging anyone to fail but when we do, we should learn from that experience and understand that failing helps us grow and become even more successful. Stronger, wiser and yes even more accomplished!

I want you to take risks. No matter what you have experienced in the past, make today the day you will commit to dusting yourself off and begin anew.

Let me ask you: What is one action you have been putting off that would change the game for you?

Identify it. Strategize how to tackle it. Embrace it.

NOW TAKE THE FIRST STEP IN ACCOMPLISHING IT!

Fear

What do I fear?
I fear stagnation and lack of progress.
I fear never reaching my potential and being average.
I fear being forgotten..The past..Yesterday’s news.
I fear giving up and being passed by, going softly into that good night.
I fear settling, giving in to the “that’s just the way it is” mindset.
I fear not feeling these fears anymore and just floating along.
These fears feed me, they nourish my drive.
I love my fear.

– Unknown

In life there are winners and losers. What separates the winners from the losers? FEAR!

the Problem is, people allow fear to cripple them. I’m here to tell you that you were born to win but to actually accomplish it, you have to let go of those limiting beliefs that hold you back.  You MUST plan to win and prepare by setting goals. Much like the famous saying: “Build it and They Will Come” type of mentality; Expect to win.

Own your fears, push into them everyday  and the most amazing thing will happen, you will grow by every experience.

Realistically, you can’t rid yourself of fear 100%. Its in our DNA to react but its my hope that you will change what the fear based symptom is. To distinguish between a false negative and learn how to harness the power within to move up the success ladder.

Start living! When you get overwhelmed, scared or fed up in all the hard work you think is blocking you from reaching the next level, remember the end goal which is to be great and leave your mark in this world. You can do it! Now you need to believe. Stop the noise and get out of your own way and accept all challenges that come your way. In this way, you will feel the thrill of victory instead of fear.

The Power Of Coaching

How apropos to stumble upon a clip of this funny movie (Shallow Hal) to make today’s point.

I’m sure most of us at one time or another has seen the movie starring Jack Black (Hal Larson) as the superficial, modelesque obsessed man who only sees a woman’s physical beauty instead of their inner beauty. Of Course, as fate would have it, he runs into the famous Life Coach and Self-Help guru Tony Robbins, whom, while stuck in an elevator, hypnotizes Hal into recognizing only the inner beauty of women.

The question lends itself, how does this relate to everyday business?

If you want to be a LEADER, then you need to be credible. In order to be credible and accomplish that, you need to know whom you are talking to, whether it is a single individual or an entire audience. If you are presenting yourself or your message in a superficial manner, then you are not going to come across as real or authentic.

Listen very carefully, I’m the guru today and you are my shallow Hal. Let me hypnotize you into believing two very important things…

In order to be successful, the person on the other side of the table needs to BELIEVE and FEEL within themselves that you are being sincere, honest and have their best interest at heart. Then and only then do you have the platform to demonstrate that you are the expert in the field, and in turn they will buy you and what you are selling.

The reality is, in our ever-changing society where everyone is looking towards the Internet or technology in order to satisfy there every desire, the truth is, people are craving the basics. The one on one, face-to-face real person interaction, in order to confide in someone they truly feel comfortable giving their business to, but most importantly, trust to get the job done. The competition is so small. With all of the call centers in other countries and all of the commerce done over the internet, more and more high powered individuals are craving the REAL sales professional. Not some call center operator or superficial idiot on the other end of a internet connection.

Dare to be different, stop trying to follow a script, take control of your sales process and demonstrate in all areas of your life that you are the rainmaker. That you are the true professional in your world. That at the end of the day the people you meet not only want to do business with you, but they NEED you in their lives.

There Are Three Kinds Of People In The World

The person that MAKES things happen.

The person that WATCHES things happen.

The person that says WHAT the F**** just happened.

What are you going to do TODAY to take control of your life and be HAPPY?

Most people don’t do anything and that is okay if you are a conformist and enjoy basking in mediocrity.

Are you like “Most” people?

My clients definitely are not like most people and if you are taking the time to read this, you know deep down that you not only know better, but also want better for yourself.

Those who make things happen do not take “NO” for an answer. They take the bull by the horns and get up every morning ready to succeed. Ready to do what needs to be done in order to achieve the goals they set forth for themselves. They have an underlying drive that propels them to achieve what mediocre people only dream of.

How easy would life be if you could just wait for someone to deliver your dreams on a silver platter? If you think this sounds cliché, guess what, it isn’t. This is the mentality I come across day in and day out. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not a full on verbal admittance of procrastination, but their actions and behaviors are clear indicators of how these individuals have conditioned their life and thought process.

You are either a:

WILL do it

WON’T do it

CAN’T do it type of a person. The choice is yours!

Don’t let life pass you by. Take advantage of all the opportunities that are around you. Trust me, there are no scarcity of stepping stones out there ready to take you to where you want to be in life.  All you need to do is open your eyes, Get rid of the NOISE! Keep your end goal in mind…MAKE IT HAPPEN! The reality is, only you can.

I have said this at least three times today already.

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.”

Remember, Don’t be that person that says, “What the F**** Just Happened?”

Go forth and act accordingly…Make it happen NOW!

No One Has Time for That!

sad-face-architecture-detail-1396345-mDo not surround yourself with NEGATIVE people!

You know who I’m talking about. The negative person with a puss on their face, the negative person that can’t stand to see you smile, or bear witness to a life well lived. The negative person is one who wants you to feel like they feel, hurt like they hurt and in the end, be unhappy and sad….. JUST LIKE THEM!

Negative people are mentally diseased. You need to cut them out of your life. You need to stay on track and continue forward with your goals. Don’t engage in gossip with negative people. They look to get information from you, about you and then spread it like fertilizer so that the seeds of despair grow in your garden. Don’t let them destroy you. The next time you come across a person like this, even if it’s your best friend, walk away and smile.

People do influence us whether we like it or not so take a moment and get inspired with this video. ENJOY!

How Will Your Story Read?

WP PicMy current job title is “Leadership Development Coach.” People often ask, “what does that mean?”, “can you turn me into a leader?”, “can you make me a success?”, and the all too common question, “can you make me a MILLIONAIRE?” Although I consider myself extremely qualified to answer the questions since I have in fact helped individuals achieve those desires and many more, I believe that individuals that need to ask these particular questions, in this particular order, DO NOT truly want to hear the answer. Don’t get me wrong…..there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with having a desire for abundance. What I have proven time and time again is that desire alone will NOT help you climb that mountain.

ten-1428251-m Below, I have compiled my top 10 list, a road map so to speak of what I feel is needed in in order to be able to write the best story of your life. I can honestly say, when you understand the following, the road to success will be attainable.

  1. Personal VisionHow Do you see yourself?
  2. Time ManagementAre you disciplined?
  3. FinanceAre your accounts in order?
  4. Family is your relationships strong? (Wife, Kids, Parents)
  5. Integrity Are you trustworthy? 
  6. Social Are you living a good life? (Friends, Colleagues)
  7. Giving –  Are you generous? (time, charity, energy)
  8. Reflection – Do you set time aside? (meditation, reflection)
  9. FitnessDo you take care of your body?
  10. Openness – Are you honest with yourself and know when to seek a mentor or coach?

Remember, how do you want to be remembered? You may have been doing things the same way for the last several years but today is the day to make a change. Remove the “Noise” and just do it!