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Creating real value?

Ask yourself this question: What action could you take today to demonstrate excellence or real value? It’s a question worth thinking about every day.

I know many people set intentions of how they’re going to go about doing things.

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No stories, please

Business is filled with obstacles that we need to overcome and get through. The only thing that really works is an inner drive with complete commitment along with innovation and an unstoppable approach.

Obstacles will happen every day. When they see an obstacle, many people begin to craft their story of why the obstacle is the reason they can’t get the result. “Well, I was going to accomplish this, but then this happened, so I couldn’t accomplish it.”

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Everything is figureoutable

To quote Bruce Wayne from Batman: “Everything is impossible until someone does it.” That’s not just advice for superheroes—that’s how it is in the workplace.

There are many impossible things that need to be done, yet they’re impossible until someone does them. So, why couldn’t it be you who does it, who breaks through to the possible?

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Study only with those with their information in order

My mentor said these same words over and over again: “Only study with those who have their information in order.”

Hmm.

He was trying to protect me from those who teach me things that didn’t work for them. And there’s many of those out there.

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Stop saying “But you said”

What one person says is often not what another person hears. Why is that? It’s because communication is challenging, and the communication from one person’s lips to somebody else’s brain rarely stays intact. One person can say one thing, and the other person listening can genuinely hear something else.

If you have six people all listening to the same person speaking, you’ll often have two or three different versions of what was heard. It’s important to become the person who says “what I heard was” instead of “what you said was.”

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