There is a simple premise upon which all TQ products are based.
People who STOP, take a BREATH, and THINK inform smarter choices each day.
Smarter people with better IDEAS produce greater RESULTS over time.
Consistently greater results produce long term SUCCESS.
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Ten years ago, on September 9th, 2009 we launched Success On Purpose.
Over the last 10 years we have seen thousands of lives changed by the simple process we developed to first help people FIND their authentic purpose in life… and more importantly… go on to actually LIVE it.
Without question, there are two great tragedies in life.
The first is to never know your true purpose…
The second is to know your purpose but never live it fully.
Chaos Driven Success. The economy is once again going into a period of absolute chaos. This is GREAT news for the prepared but TERRIBLE news for people clutching to failed strategies, practices, and out-dated thinking…
Phil Knight is right.
Chaos is inevitable but it can be managed with the right leadership skills.
With the right skills, you grow powerful and successful.
Wealth, freedom, opportunity, and respect are your rewards.
Permit chaos to rule, you will die broke, humiliated, and stupid.
Regrets will take the place of results and you either give up, give in, or work yourself to death trying everything…
According to Chronos, “Empowerment entails creating an environment that fosters growth. For small businesses, empowerment can take many forms, each with the potential to enhance your organization’s efficiency and profitability, as well as your ability to work with others toward common goals. Sharing power might be hard at first, but focus on the long-term benefits of improving the function of all the various aspects of your business.”
Passion is one of those words that people use often without really understanding the original meaning of the word.
When most people refer to “passion”, they use it to mean strong emotions reflecting an intense desire or boundless enthusiasm.
That’s a good start.
But passion actually means something entirely different:
A Willingness to Suffer for What You Love.
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life.
It is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.
A good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare.
“Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – The World Health Organization.
According to several studies, the most common health problem in the world is depression. This problem is often manifested in the form of insomnia, stress, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, obesity, and heart disease, etc.
Irrespective of a person’s age, size, shape or perceived attractiveness, it is wellness that is the cornerstone of quality of life. It determines how we ultimately look, feel, interact with others and thrive in life and work.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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…
“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 […]