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The Authenticity Habit

| July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Authenticity Habit

The Truth Will Set You Free…

You’ve heard this your whole life.

But it is hard to know what is true, factual, and absolutely authentic.

Fake news, fake photos, fake people…

They live to deceive.

Which, they believe gives them power.

In fact, the opposite is true.

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The Honor Habit

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Honor Habit

It’s Independence Day here in America!

We fought with honor for the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

We fight for freedom.

We fight for success.

We fight for the right to be challenged.

We fight for the right to find our own path in life, unencumbered by the shackles of bondage and despair.

Samuel Smiles said it best…

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The Goals Habit

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Goals Habit

I love to start with a common definition, but we all know what a goal is and can mouth the meaning easily…

A GOAL is a DREAM with a DEADLINE.

You have some dream — more money, a second home, real career power — whatever, so the only question is, WHEN do you expect it to show up?

A great goal presupposes you know the big WHY…

And believe you have the skills to make it happen… the big HOW.

With the what, when, how, and why set the outcome is simple to see…

You either can take the actions necessary to achieve it, or not.

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The Leadership Habit

| June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Leadership Habit

What is leadership? A simple definition is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.

In a business setting, this can mean directing workers and colleagues with a strategy to meet the company’s needs.

This leadership definition captures the essentials of being able to inspire others and being prepared to do so. Effective leadership is based upon ideas (whether original or borrowed), but won’t happen unless those ideas can be communicated to others in a way that engages them enough to act as the leader wants them to act.

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The Courage Habit

| June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Courage Habit

Courage is a giant word that simply means the ability to ACT in the face of challenges.

To ACT in the face of your fears.

To ACT when you have imperfect information.

To ACT when you know you must do the right thing, regardless of the cost.

This is a HABIT to be grown, not just a response to a condition.

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My Guardian Angel…

| May 27, 2019
My Guardian Angel…

When we think of all the men and women who died for our freedom…

who gave their very being for our right to live a good and honorable life…

we recognize that it is our responsibility — indeed, our duty — to not just remember their service, but to live our lives as a testament to their sacrifice, courage, and honor.

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Passion Turns The Ordinary Into Extraordinary…

| December 14, 2018 | 2 Comments
Passion Turns The Ordinary Into Extraordinary…

I always love to read this quote by Maya Angelou around the new year, as it sums up a hundred pages of thoughts in a single sentence, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

Isn’t this what we all want?

A life filled with passion and purpose?

A life of compassion and hope?

To thrive with style?!

Of course it is!

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Emotional Freedom: Life is Good…

| November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
Emotional Freedom: Life is Good…

Accept Thy Self: Heal Thy Self…

When you do, you earn the freedom to pursue your dreams to the full extent possible!

All of our hopes and dreams begin in our imagination.

What we call our Someday Dreams in Success On Purpose…

Someday I will go to Alaska…

Someday I will learn to play the piano…

Someday I will be married to a wonderful, warm and loving person…

Someday my family will enjoy the fruits of all my hopes and dreams.

Of course, the list is endless… because our imaginations are boundless.

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Fairness Is Your Super-Power

| November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
Fairness Is Your Super-Power

Fairness…

We all  want to get ahead.

That is a given.

We also want to get ahead on a playing field that is inherently just and fair.

Hence our continued struggle to field our dreams against the backdrop of an inherently unjust and unfair world.

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Authenticity: Know Yourself First…

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Authenticity: Know Yourself First…

Authenticity…

When we created Success on Purpose the idea of Natural Mission and Authentic Direction in life was a big question mark.

We see the finding authenticity to be a connection issue.

Connection with your VALUES…

Connection with your VISION…

Connection with your ROLES…

If you live your values while pursuing your visions in all the various areas of your life, you have Authentic Direction.

If you live someone else’s vision… or someone else’s values… you will certainly have problems in finding Authentic Roles.

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Leadership Thoughts…

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Leadership Thoughts…

Leadership…

Leadership can be hard to define and it means different things to different people.

In the transformational leadership model, leaders set direction and help themselves and others to do the right thing to move forward.

To do this they create an inspiring vision, and then motivate and inspire others to reach that vision.

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Commitment: The Power of Greatness Within

| October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Commitment: The Power of Greatness Within

Greatness…

We all know that to achieve extraordinary results we must be absolutely committed to both, the big WHY behind our actions as well as the expected RESULTS.

Commitment is one of those giant words we see as instrumental to the pursuit of both success and happiness.

It is very much a “believing is seeing” issue.

In TQ-speak, commitment is the 5th C in the 6 C’s of success as found in Success On Purpose:
Clarity of VALUES leads to clarity of VISION…

Clarity of VISION leads to clarity of ROLES…

Clarity of ROLES leads to the absolute CONVICTION that what you are about to do is the RIGHT thing to be doing…

Which leads to the unconditional COMMITMENT to doing whatever is required to achieve the vision…

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Empowerment & Mental Toughness

| October 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Empowerment & Mental Toughness

 “To me, Microsoft is about empowerment… we are the original democratizing force, putting a PC in every home and every desk.” ~ Satya Nadella Empowerment… The Key to an Empowered Life. Now On Sale. Ultimately, empowerment is a deeply personal word that means many different things to different people, under differing circumstances. It sometimes means giving […]

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The Courage to Face Your Fears

| September 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Courage to Face Your Fears

 “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela From Failure to Fearless… The Key to Living a Life that Matters. Now On Sale. Most stories, if the reluctant […]

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Leadership Takes Courage

| September 25, 2018 | 2 Comments
Leadership Takes Courage

 “Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” ~ DR. MAYA ANGELOU The Courage to Lead… The Most Eye-Opening Look at YOU—Ever. Answer 10 simple questions in 10 broad areas of your performance and we will custom-publish a 172-page book all about YOU… just […]

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The Courage to Make Peace With The Past

| September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Courage to Make Peace With The Past

Most of us will also have a future beyond today!

What limits our future is not just up to you, it’s up to your past and how you perceive it.

Past mistakes…

Past hurts…

Past failures…

You have heard this a million times, when you limit your future by living in the past, nothing good can come from it.

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How’s Your Climb to The Top Going?

| August 13, 2018
How’s Your Climb to The Top Going?

The Next Step Upward…

We all have mountains to climb, some tall, some scary.

The great news is that as we approach the summit of one, we see others off in the distance.

So, we set our sights upward, towards bigger, better and bolder goals.

If you want to make the ascent to the top of your career… the top financially… the top personally and professionally…

why not get a little help to make the climb easier and a great deal more enjoyable?

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Afraid to proceed?

| May 14, 2018
Afraid to proceed?

Today’s TQ is all about managing FEAR… Afraid to proceed? Pin down exactly what scares you. The more precise you are, the clearer you can see your fear. Often the light of day will simply cause your fear to vanish. Isolate each fear. See it for what it is. Then take a specific action that […]

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There is a problem in every opportunity and an opportunity in every problem.

| April 2, 2018
There is a problem in every opportunity and an opportunity in every problem.

Nothing will torpedo your chance at success faster than a poor attitude.

You can have clear and tangible goals, with the best-laid plans in the world, but if you poison the well from which opportunity springs, you’ve just killed your future.

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You will never excel until you connect your actions to something you truly value.

| March 26, 2018
You will never excel until you connect your actions to something you truly value.

This week, we will be getting VERY personal… asking the truly IMPORTANT questions:

Are you actually LIVING what you say you value, or are you consumed by the moment…
with no forward movement in the direction of your dreams?

The importance of knowing what you value more than something else is critical to your day-to-day performance.

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