If you watch the news, movies, spend hours on the internet, read the average magazine or get caught up on Facebook posts, the world can seem like a horrible place. In fact, so much vitriol, hate and negativity seems to permeate all of these places.
Let’s face it. There are times you might feel like life is not going your way. You might be having a hard time getting on track. Don’t worry! It happens to all of us, but it’s through the difficult times you learn, grow and make the decisions that can push you on a path to success and positive results. The key is not staying stuck. The key is building positive momentum, even if you don’t see immediate results.
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.
It was just a regular spring evening around 1997 and I was getting ready to relax and watch some mindless TV when I got the call.
When you’re feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed, it’s easy to think you’re fighting this battle alone and nobody has ever felt that way. We’ve all been there at one time or another but I’m here to tell you that a source of inspiration can be found by taking a look to antiquity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I wake up every day motivated to be the best I can be. Sure that might sound cheesy but what drives me are a few things;
Most people don’t realize the difference between success and failure is very tiny. Simply by changing one’s attitude, working smart and giving a solid effort one can achieve amazing results that otherwise would seem impossible. Here’s seven key tips that can tilt the balance in your favor.
Business is dog-eat-dog. It’s about the pursuit of profits above everything else — a pitiless Darwinian exercise in which the strong survive by treating their workers like medieval serfs.
When you set lofty goals, even failure produces little "victories". If you read certain self-help literature, you may get the impression that some people don’t have any goals in life. Even worse -- you may be one of those people.
When people talk about success, they often wonder how to “hack” it or short cut it. What can they do to avoid the hard work to get right to what they want. The reality though is much different.