“Opportunities? They are all around us… There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
All last week we talked about The Power of The Plan.
You can wish and want until the “cows come home”, but until you learn how to consistently transform your personal MISSION into crystal-clear GOALS—with tangible PLANS for their accomplishment—you will find yourself running in circles.
While you might find it difficult to believe, the entire business plan of ThinkTQ, Inc. can be stated in just 3 sentences using the above as the construct:
- Our MISSION is to turn up the world’s TQ by 20 points… by training people to produce exceptional results, both personally and professionally… by maximizing their full potential… not just using 1/3 of it.
- Our GOAL is to have 50 million registered users of ThinkTQ.com by 12/31/2020.
- Our PLAN is to create $5 Billion in shareholder value by becoming the Number One Training Portal on the Web, with direct links to every Success and Career Portal in the world.
Yes, this is a world-changing MISSION. It is an enormous, stretch GOAL. It is a rock-solid PLAN.
Now that we have created a huge EXPECTATION, all it takes is brilliant EXECUTION to be successful.
Which is WHY we wrote Full Spectrum Career Power!
For us to become the success WE expect, we must help YOU become the success you deserve!
This week, we will be discussing how to improve your Career Potential by increasing your Career Power.
The simple truth is, we are all living in the most treacherous economy in history. We have entered the age of HYPER-COMPETITION. The best will THRIVE. The rest will bearly SURVIVE this dynamic reshaping of the global marketplace.
Who am I to be giving you career advice?
If you want to know who I am, read the complete story.
People are constantly writing to me, asking about my background and my qualifications. Since I am a very private person, I have no interest in promoting ME, but rather, making sure our PRODUCTS and TECHNOLOGY take front page billing… speaking for me, Kent and our entire Team TQ.
Yes, I have been very successful. Yes, I have had major flops.
I have no interest in becoming a PERSONALITY like Tony Robbins, Steven Covey or Tom Peters. I admire these people very much.
I just don’t want to be like them.
I want our message to ring forth—not on the strength of my personality or dashing good looks (yeah right!), but on the message itself.
Don’t believe in ME. Believe in the MESSAGE:
Simply hone your skills to out-smart… out-hustle… out-produce… out-compete… and out-perform your competition.
Full Spectrum Career Power answers the single most important question you face—a question that is now controlling your life:
“What Color is Your Performance?”
The message within Full Spectrum Career Power is full of hope and promise: You can THRIVE… you can SUCCEED… you can rise to the TOP…
If you PERFORM as if your very life depends on it.
Because it does.
I think that once you understand my background, you will understand why I wrote the chapter on success, and why I so fervently believe in the message.
To learn more about me, I put up a short story that you might find interesting and movtivating. If you are over 40, you will strongly relate to what I am saying… and what I am recommending.
Read the following excerpt. If you feel like the person I am writing about, read the rest of the story here.
An excerpt from Full Spectrum Career Power…
This man wanted a new future so badly it was killing him.
One by one, he went though his list of gripes, almost as if he had written them down, and put them in some kind of emotional order by level of frustration:
- He was invisible. No one paid him a lick of attention.
- He felt marginalized. His bosses and co-workers had stopped even paying him lip-service.
- He was trapped. Each day he walked across the parking lot, he saw a prison, not a plant.
- He had lost his voice. It was bad enough to not be seen, but no one would listen to him.
His life had been crushed by the unbearable weight of the machine rolling over his dreams. He was powerless to move, let alone run away from the machine devouring his hopes… his career… indeed, his life.
Mostly, he was just POWERLESS.
The last thirty years had dissipated all his power, and there was no way for him to charge it up again. Somewhere along the line, he just stopped trying… just stopped caring.
He had been passed over for promotion so many times he couldn’t count.
Always a different reason: younger guys… he didn’t play golf… wasn’t good at small talk… didn’t play tennis… wasn’t tall enough… couldn’t afford to dress the part… you name it.
If you feel POWERLESS, you might want to read what I have to say. It may help you with issues you are now facing. Continue the story.
The Bottom Line…
You CAN do better. You CAN achieve more. You CAN attain your highest goals.
Learn to Work SMARTER… not HARDER.
Improve your Color Power.
You will immediately improve your Career Power.
If you haven’t already, right now is the perfect time to test your TQ… to see where you are strong and where you are weak.
I urge you to take the full 100 question TQ Test to baseline where you are now… and what you will need to do differently to achieve your goals THIS YEAR… not Someday down the line.
Believe it. You CAN succeed at whatever you do, as long as you simply take the right ACTIONS. — E.R. Haas, CEO