Archive for the ‘Self-Growth’ Category

Are You Your Worst Critic?

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

 

Are you your worst critic? Why I know that one. I think we all are. But, the thing about that is even though you’re criticizing yourself, it’s also important to make sure you’re celebrating your breakthroughs, as small as they may be. They’ve actually proven that if you spend 15 minutes at the end of every day and you acknowledge all the breakthroughs you’ve had for the day and the successes you have for the day, that by taking that 15 minutes that you can wildly increase your productivity for the next day and beyond, because there’s a brain chemistry thing that basically says what we pay attention to grows.

We are changing the structure of our brain to focus in on what’s working. We’re built to find all the things that aren’t working, yes? Okay, you know how that works, and so, try on the habit of celebrating yourself with all the successes you have. If it’s as small as making the list of the things to do, then checking off everyone, ’cause that feels good, or to at the end of the day, acknowledge yourself for all the great things you’ve learned and all the great conversations you’ve had and all the great outcomes.

Whatever you do, create a habitual process that allows for you to keep celebrating your small successes, because by doing that you will create much larger successes.

How to Better Your Best

Monday, December 11th, 2017

 

How can you better your best? Okay, so there are certain things that you’re just a master of, and you’re really good. But the problem with really good is it gets in the way of really great. It becomes the ceiling that keeps us from being able to see a possibility beyond that, unless you come from a place of deciding every day to better your best.

How do you be in competition with yourself? How do you set higher goals? How can you shave even more time off of that project? How can you have even more quality in that project? How do you take that number and move it even beyond that? You see, when you see what’s possible within you, you find out a lot about you and about what’s possible when you set the intention of being unstoppable to go create whatever mastery looks like for you.

Come from a Place of Giving

Monday, November 27th, 2017

 

 

Do you wake up on Monday and say, “Thank God it’s Monday?” I hope so. And if you haven’t been, I think I have the magic formula to turn that around.

No, it doesn’t mean looking for a different job. It means making this job rock. And the way to do that is to come from a generous spirit. To ask yourself, how can I add more value today? How can I make a bigger impact? How can I delight people in such a way that their world is so much better?

You see, when we come from a generous spirit, and we come from that place of “How can I be of great service?” we start to love our job.

I hope that you get to say Thank God it’s Monday, and Tuesday, and Wednesday, and you know what, you can even say Thank God it’s Friday because there’s only three days left until Monday. Because when you’re of contribution, you can’t wait to get going.

Look for the good in people

Monday, May 15th, 2017

 

Have you heard the famous quote, “We see the world not as it is, but how we are.”? Yeah. That’s a good one, isn’t it? And I’ve found it to be true.

You see, people who are constantly looking for the good things in people—guess what? They find the good things. People who are thinking that we live in a world of possibilities and that there’s huge potential to grow the business, they find the prospects. They get the additional business because they see the world that way.

Or, perhaps you know the people who see the world as hard and difficult, and filled with scarcity. It’s amazing how we live out our worldview. What if you lived in a world of possibilities? From now on, whenever you see an opportunity you go, “How could I go create a miracle in this area?” I know I can. Now it’s just, how can I?

Living from a place of abundance and possibility, and being the kind of person who is powerful to go create it is a whole different world to you, and it’s a fun place to play. Try it on. See how it works for you. I guarantee you whatever you’re doing right now, you can double your results fast, just by putting yourself in the place of asking the question, “How could I make another miracle happen?” Enjoy your miracles.

Show Appreciation This Thanksgiving Week

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

It’s Thanksgiving week—a week where we show appreciation. And it’s a good time to remember that the people we work with are not perfect.

Our bosses? Not perfect. Our companies? Not perfect.

But, what an opportunity to appreciate the perfection within them, the wonderful things they do, and the caring they give.

Let me ask you this—if you were to sit down and ask yourself every morning, “What are three things I’m really appreciative of?” I suspect that you’ll find—if you force yourself to say something new every day—that the list would be UNLIMITED.

So today, go around to the people you appreciate, thank them for what they do. Thank your boss for the fact that you have a job. Thank your company for making sure you get a pay check every week. And be in that gracious spirit because the spirit of Thanksgiving is alive and well.