It seems like everything is a “challenge” these days!
Some would call COVID, war, hyper-inflation, and 10 weeks of wheat on Earth a crisis, but some see these global issues as just business as usual.
We all want to get ahead in what is shaping up to be a hugely challenging set of “issues”—or in real speak, PROBLEMS TO SOLVE.
There is an antidote to the poison we are being exposed to.
It is called the Excellence Habit and presents you with a unique 100-day Challenge.
You can still make it big, live large, and create amazing success—personally, professionally, and in your business.
But you will need to make Excellence your prevailing attitude, and eliminate all vestiges of mediocrity.
Will you overcome FEAR to build your castles in the sky?
We all have fears of some kind: fear of losing, fear of success, fear of falling behind, fear of failure… we all have a dark side that must be brought into the light of day.
The Power of TQ is not just a book about excellence, success, and greater results… it is Your Power Over Fear.
When you have more information about something, your fear diminishes.
When you can look at yourself, the good and the bad, your fear of success and failure actually drops…
So, we are proposing a Living Challenge to empower the fearless men and women on the front line to look at their personal lives from a fresh new perspective.
The challenge, of course, is to have a life OFF the job better than the life you have ON the job.
For some, this will be easy as they have already achieved a nice work/life balance. But for others, this may well be their biggest challenge ever!
As CEO of The TQsmart family of sites I thought I would end this year with some advice for next year.
Advice for people in small businesses who want to grow and turn their hard work into a pile of cash and great memories.
Advice for people who are working too HARD and not seeing the fruits of their labor.
Advice even for myself and team of people all working together to build extraordinary new products.
Unlock Your Inner-Genius…
To get ahead in this world requires resilience, passion, and street-smarts.
Especially the ability to make smarter choices and take smarter actions more frequently.
The good news is that this is easier to do than you might think.
If you want to amp up your success potential, try our fully integrated, systematic, approach to higher achievement… regardless your starting point.
Success is about producing tremendously rewarding results through the power of creativity, faith, and perseverance.
Or, in a word TQ, your Time Quotient.
ThinkTO, Inc., the world’s leading publisher of virtual training products exclusively focused on the intentional pursuit of excellence, has announced their 2019 labor Day giveaway for employees in all stages of their careers.
This year’s selected product is a full-length copy of Full Spectrum Career Power – How the Color of Your Performances Affects the Color of Your Parachute.
The 268 page eBook connecting your personal performance with your career power is now available through labor Day at…
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 building self-confidence, we understand that it means having confidence in yourself.
But, when you understand that there is a continuum we all live on, this issue starts to make sense from a practical viewpoint.
There are actually 3 different steps on the continuum:
The term opportunity has a very simple definition, and yet, is all-encompassing:
An exploitable set of circumstances with an uncertain outcome, requiring a commitment of resources and involving exposure to risk.
So, what we are suggesting you actually do each day is to make this a HABIT:
The term Miracle has a very simple definition…
A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency… a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences.
A miracle is an event so marvelous that it seems like it was sent from above. Catching that foul ball from the stands at the World Series? A miracle!