“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.
Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” ~ Og Mandino
Yes, you CAN have it all…
Look at the calendar.
Look at your life.
Is this where you thought you would be after 10-20-30 years of hard work?
You dreamed of being rich one day. Are you?
You dreamed you would be happy by now… that you would catch that gold ring and make it yours. Did you?
Interesting questions, aren’t they? Probing. Provocative.
They get to the reality of it, don’t they?
Fact: Over 50% of all businesses started 4 years ago are gone.
If you start a business today, odds are that 4 years from now, you will be out of business.
The good news is that if you follow a basic strategy for growth and profits, you can win.
If you have a strong competitive advantage.
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?
According to the dictionary, synergy has a simple definition:
“A synergy is where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In other words, when two or more people or organizations combine their efforts, they can accomplish more together than they can separately. They can get more done working together than they can working apart.”
Personally, when I think of synergy I think of strength.
Consider a wall of bricks stacked on top of one another 10 feet high with no mortar.
Push on the center and it will cave in.
Without question, your natural creativity is your MOST important asset and is responsible for everything good in your life.
The simple fact is, everyone, is NATURALLY CREATIVE… but most people (over 90%) are not using their most basic gifts and talents…
So they unwittingly work AGAINST themselves rather than put their innate creativity to work FOR them.
People have the wrong impression on what it means to be creative.
People think it is others who are naturally creative and don’t realize they too have an inner-creative genius driving their imagination.
For the last month, we have been talking about very broad topics: Hope… Freedom… Purpose… Values… Success (and what it takes to ACHIEVE it… and be HAPPY along the way.)
No doubt, we have asked — and answered — the questions that lead to a life of passion, purpose, and significance.
This week, we will narrow our focus to you personally, and what it takes to WIN at what you do.
No “top of the funnel” thinking here… just real CLEAR advice on what it takes to unleash the winner within you.
The concept of Change Management has been around for years.
Countless books have been written on the subject and an entire industry of management consultants have prospered under the prospect of advising businesses on how to manage change.
The story is always the same…
The only constant is change…
In a changing world, it comes down to the quick and the dead…
How Mindfulness Creates Hope…
If you have been following along with The Time Prism each day, you are not just receiving a flood of great ideas… you are becoming more MINDFUL.
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.
Passion in Business is a Big Deal…
Maybe the biggest deal of all.
If you are not good at what you do, you will not succeed.
Equally, if you are good but not truly passionate, you will not succeed.
It is one of those universal laws of business.
If your business does not have a splendid sense of passion, purpose, and mission — the kind of passion that makes you want to get up early and stay up late — you will certainly have problems!
When you have an unstoppable sense of MISSION and PURPOSE, all the other things you must do to run a highly successful business makes sense.
Last week, we talked about hope and freedom, and your God-given right to pursue your dreams with passion, power, and persistence.
This week, we will discuss the foundation of ALL success—your personal values.
Each day you spend the only life you have to live. The question is, what are you getting in return?
Are you living with a strong sense of purpose and MISSION… or are you struggling to find balance and direction?
Your Future Depends On Talent…
Finding it. Hiring it. Onboarding it.
Managing it. Leading it.
You must build a fully bonded team with the all-in spirit needed to meet the growing challenges.
Ultimately, your business has but ONE strategy: Build great PEOPLE who will go on to build a great BUSINESS. Anything less is short-sighted, self-limiting and self-defeating.
All you need to do is armor up, step up, and slay them.
Which, of course, is much easier said than done!
When we were crafting The Excellence Habit, it became obvious to us that there are powerful inward forces holding people back from high achievement.
Huge, scary, fire-breathing dragons that cause us to shrink from the fray, run and hide while we wait until the time is just right to pursue our goals.
When we created The Time Prism, we knew it would make people smarter, more productive in the moment. Good ideas in front of you all day long will do that!
You set yourself up to achieve more and get ahead faster.
If you have been following along each day, you are not just receiving a flood of great ideas… you are also creating a wonderful legacy!
This week we are going to talk about the power of cumulative action—keeping your dreams alive and well by giving them the attention they so richly deserve…
By taking a successive series of small steps in the direction of your dreams.
The attention your dreams seek is ACTION.
They cry out for ACTION.
Is taking bold action a problem for you?
“Innovate or Die…”
You might guess I am pretty old school!
This quote from Peter Drucker, the management guru of all management gurus, says it all.
Kodak invented the digital camera. It didn’t commercialize this invention because it wanted to protect its film business. The Company had what I call the “FDH” syndrome. It was Fat, Dumb, and Happy with its success in film. It looked backward instead of forward.
As Bill Gates is fond of saying, “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
To be innovative, you cannot be afraid to obsolete your own products. If you are, others will obsolete them for you. That is what happened to Kodak and many others.