Archive for the ‘Personal Transformation’ Category

See Yourself as Healthy

Monday, March 12th, 2018



I have friends who are 83 years old who fly to other countries, land and do full-day high-energy seminars. I also see people at our local independent living facility that I go to often who seem to relish in their aches and pains and “accept” that their productive life is virtually over.

Here are a few tips to keep you healthy and functioning regardless of your age.

  • Don’t talk about your ailments—those conversations are usually crafted get a little sympathy—but instead it gets you labeled as a complainer.
  • Also, stop worrying about being ill. The mind is a powerful instrument that tends to give us what we expect and spend the most time thinking about. Illness comes from three things—improper nutrition, inadequate exercise and mindset. Get on top of all three.
  • Lastly, be grateful for what you have. It is proven that gratitude actually lengthens telomers in your cells and longer telomers extend life. Start and end each day with thinking of three things you are grateful for.

Use Big Thinkers Language

Monday, March 5th, 2018


Do you limit your potential because of your language?

David Schwartz, author of How to Think Big teaches us that language is the precursor to results. He said to use a Big Thinkers Vocabular.

  • Use big, positive and cheerful words and phrases to describe how you feel
  • Use bright, cheerful and favorable words to describe other people
  • Praise others lavishly
  • Use positive words to outline plans to others. Instead of talking of problems—talk of opportunities to shine. Build castles…don’t dig graves with your language.

Measure Leading and Lagging Indicator

Monday, January 29th, 2018


Have you notice you can’t do a thing about history? History’s over, but you do have the potential to manage your future.

Many people look at their… what I’ll call lagging indicators. What just happened? What numbers did I just hit? As opposed to the precursor indicators that will move the needles so that you have good lagging indicators.

I need you to think about your job. What are your leading indicators and what are your lagging indicators? Your leading indicators are what are the things that you do that create these numbers that most matter that show success in your job? Because by managing both of those, you now will transform your performance, because when your focus is on both of those numbers and how to move those, you’re going to not only have a great now, but you’ll have a great future as well.

Focus in on leading and lagging and decide to stay focused to what matters.

Owning Your Projections

Sunday, September 17th, 2017



Owning Your Projections

I will never forget about a lesson I learned one day. I was listening to a friend of mine who was a retired episcopal priest. I was in awe of his brilliance and his kindness. I interrupted him one time and I said, “I have to say, Richard, you are one of the most brilliant people I have ever met, and I am so amazed by what you have created in your life.” and he said to me, “Thank you for the projection.”
and I said, “What?”

“I used to be a priest” he said, and when people really felt good about themselves, they projected good things unto me, and when people weren’t feeling really good about themselves, they projected their ugliness unto me. And I realized if what they are saying was good or bad, it was not about me. It was about their projection.”

Be fully aware of what you are projecting unto other people because it’s more of a statement about where you are as a human being.

Doesn’t the world look better when you decide to come from the world view that says: People are good, I trust people, and I intend to make good things happen? Try that on, and I promise you that your projections will change, you will see the world differently, and suddenly — everyone is nice.

Owning Your Outcomes

Sunday, September 10th, 2017



Owning Outcomes

An activity is not a result. So if I ask someone, “Can you make sure that the hotel gets booked?” And they say back — “Well, I called the hotel.” That’s an activity. What was the result? Book a hotel room.

There’s a huge distinction, can you tell the difference? You see, without the result, someone is sleeping on the street, and that’s a big deal. But you know what? That happens every day, all day. When people say: “I sent an email, or I made a call.”

So, stop reporting out on the activities, and instead focus on getting the result and report the end status of the result.

I promise you will get better at getting results and you will earn the respect of people that you report to because they are thrilled with individuals who sound more accountable.