If I told you there was a way to lower stress, feel better and actually set yourself up for success would you be interested? Well, the power to do this is in what you say and think. What?
Last month, like many sports fans, I was tuned in watching the final round of the Master’s golf tournament to see if Tiger Woods could pull off a win and achieve a huge comeback in his career. For those of you who are not dialed in, the story may not resonate but for those of you who have followed his career and know his story, it was pretty exciting!
As an athlete at heart, I often look at business, life and success through the lens of sports.
You can either live your life on Offense or Defense. You can be moving forward, taking chances and seeking out positive results or you can find yourself perpetually on the defensive where you’re stuck in a mindset of always defending, guarding and hunkering down.
Aristotle’s quote rings true as much today as it did during his lifetime over 2300 years ago. In a world where it’s often hard to detect truth from falsehoods, it’s more important than ever to be a free thinker.
If you are right out of college, in your 20’s and wondering what to do… Don’t stress! Take a deep breath and relax. Patience is key at this point in your career.
From my perspective when you need to ramp up sales, you first and foremost need to have an active pipeline. If your pipeline of leads is empty that’s a big problem.
Everyone in the motivational world seems to have their own bag of tricks so I’m going to give you some of mine. These below are what power me every day and can help you too if you embody it.
One thing I attribute to my own personal success and continued growth to is my focus on reading and learning. Every year I make it a point to select a few key books with the goal of grabbing some nuggets of wisdom that might help me improve some area of my life.
Being the best you can be requires you think different and be different. Often that means going against the grain. Here’s 9 ways to raise your game in life and win!
When you wake up each day, get excited about what you want to accomplish. Every day is a new start and a chance to make a difference. Don’t let the day control you. Get out and make something good happen. Don't focus on what you could have done yesterday but instead focus on what you will do today.
If you want to make some fast progress on your path to success, sometimes you have to hit the delete button. Negative people, personalities and those who bring you down shouldn't be part of your life.
I wanted to share this little nugget I found in my diary from 2005 of a typical day after building my company for just two years. It’s now 13 years later and my company is bigger than ever but it was the daily emotions like this you have to battle.
There may be times in your life where you feel sluggish and things aren’t going your way. You’re stuck in the doldrums of life. It happens to every one but the key is not staying there. So how do you kick it into high gear?
Too often in life we operate in a reactive state. We depend on the answers and opinions of others for acceptance. We get frustrated with things beyond our control and live in the past, stuck where there is no resolution except negativity. Here’s 4 areas where you can choose to break free and live life your way.
2:30 am, 4:00 am, cryotherapy, ice baths, grueling iron sessions. You name it, somebody is doing it. The morning routine of superhuman celebrity gods and the fitness gurus who inhabit the domain of Instagram, Facebook and the rest of social media remind us that while we are tucked in our warm blankets, someone else is out there getting a jump on the day.
The victory is in the journey. You ever wonder why when you achieve a goal you feel a little empty inside? It’s okay to admit it. It might not hit you right away but eventually though the basking in your glory, the accolades and encouragement from your friends and family fades and the trophy, award or medal begins to collect dust.
Here’s the deal. As a CEO you need a general working knowledge of sales, strategy, finance, marketing, etc. but you don’t have to know it all. You have to be able to put great teams together that can execute your vision.