Archives For November 2013

Your Next Step

November 19, 2013 — Leave a comment

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The power of the next step.

The next step we take, takes us closer to our goal.

It takes us farther from our last setback,

…closer to our next success.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Where do you want to go?

Do you know?

Answer that question, and your next action will most likely be to take the first step.

Showing Up

November 14, 2013 — Leave a comment

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All successful people have a habit of showing up.

Sometimes you show up, because you have to.

Sometimes your boss is you.

You realize that the old adage about showing up is half the battle is true.

Showing up is the important first step.

Sizing up, shoring up, boosting up, sprucing up… — all follow showing up.

Finish Strong Friday

November 8, 2013 — Leave a comment

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Life has its ebb and flow.

There are times to sow, and times to reap.

There are times to work, and times to play.

Focused Fridays precede Super Saturdays.

Here’s to Finish Strong Friday.

 

Unlikely Teachers

November 7, 2013 — Leave a comment

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Losses are teachers, if we will listen.

Sometimes we ignore their lessons, and the costs mount.

Pride can block our ability to hear the truth that echoes from our losses.

It robs us of the opportunity —

…to evaluate what happened

…to take responsibility for our role

…to learn what to do next time

…to learn what to avoid

…to lead.

Humility is the cotton swab that tackles the Pride problem.

An attitude of humility helps us —

… to ask better questions

… to listen more

… to focus on what, not who

… to discover

… to learn

… to grow

… to change

… to lead.

Subdue pride, model humility and lead by learning from your losses.

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Each morning brings opportunity.

The rising sun ushers in possibility.

It’s as if all of creation waits with anticipation…

What will unfold today?

What wonder will be revealed?

What art will emerge before our very eyes?

What music will drift into our ears?

Expected extraordinary paves the way to itself.