“In the infinite game, the rules can change as often as the players. Because the game has no official end, those who control the rules determine those who excel and those who do not. Often, leaders lose the battle because they don’t recognize the game they are actually playing or the rules of that game.” J Loren Norris
“Leaders are like waiters and parents in many ways but one specifically stands out. Stick with the job until all the work is done. It is too easy to quit, give up, wash your hands and walk away before completing the assignment, This choice will always cost you.” J Loren Norris
“There are dozens of ways to insure compliance. The most heinous is force. The most common manipulation is bribery. If people don’t buy into your ideas naturally, stack the deck by rewarding the behavior you wish to see and penalizing the behavior you want to curb. That’s not genuine leadership, it’s coercion.” J Loren Norris
“Leaders should not waste words with flippantly application. Empty phrases and trite comments, regardless how sincere they sound are like using a walking stick for an umbrella. Sure, you have something in the air, but there is no skin on it... no meat on those bones.” J Loren Norris
“BREAKING NEWS: Leaders are humans! They make mistakes, ruin plans, destroy ideas and drop the ball. Hopefully not as much as someone new to the business, but leaders are not perfect. The question is, will they own it when they mess things up?” J Loren Norris
“Crafting, developing and implementing a vision for your organization is the single most overlooked but mission critical task for a leader. Without a vision, every distraction has the potential to derail your progress. With a vision, focus and function will be your secret formula.” J Loren Norris
“The thoughts we think can devastate our leadership effectiveness. Especially when the thoughts are based on past events, past mistakes, bad ideas and personal loss. Leaders need to take control of their thoughts to avoid unconscious biases.” J Loren Norris
THE HARDEST ARGUMENT TO WIN IS THE DISINGENUOUS ONE BECAUSE YOU’RE LIKELY ARGUING WITH FEELINGS RATHER THAN FACTS.
“Feelings are hard to beat. Facts don’t matter to someone driven by their emotions. The point of the argument will be lost and the hurt feelings never will. If you want to lose relationships, influence and leadership impact, then argue your facts against their feelings. Leaders, if you are arguing from your feelings, STOP IT and take time to discover the facts.” J Loren Norris
LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS - GOOD ONES AND BAD ONES. DEDICATION TO THE PEOPLE YOU LEAD IS CRUCIAL.
“Please catch my point of distinction that a leader who has a stronger relationship with their goal than their team becomes a tyrannical dictator” J Loren Norris
“If we all got the justice we seek we might be surprised. What we desire and justice or fairness are not always the same. We can all rest assured that eventually, justice will come. Everyone will get what they truly deserve. Perhaps not what they want, but what they deserve.” J Loren Norris
“The perks of leadership should not be the primary motivation for being a leader. In fact, if you are desiring leadership for the perks, over the people, you are leading four the wrong reason and without integrity.” J Loren Norris
“Leaders must understand the difference between being agreeable, amicable and easy to get along with and selling out their core values just for their sake of social or cultural popularity or political pandering.” J Loren Norris
“Using or applying the rules to your advantage is both a wise and strategic tactic. Rewriting the rules, manipulating the rules, or making up nerd rules to alter the game mid play... THAT”S CHEATING! Leaders must operate with a level of knowledge partnered with integrity to insure fairness is achieved.” J Loren Norris
THE BIGGER THE LIE IS THE EASIER IT IS TO SELL. A LIE TOLD LONG ENOUGH AND OFTEN ENOUGH BECOMES THE TRUTH.
“Leaders MUST be vigilant, diligent, focused and attentive to the schemers and trickery used to manipulate and deceive. Leaders must be accountable to a higher standard and guarded to uphold it.:” J Loren Norris
“What you learn through listening could change your life and the life of people around you. What you say, speak or spout will be much more transformative IF YOU LISTEN FIRST!” J Loren Norris
#1 RULE OF SELLING IS “GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!” WHAT IF WHAT THEY WANT IS HARMFUL, DESTRUCTIVE OR DAMAGING?
“There is a way to control the outcome by controlling the options. The illusion of choice feels like freedom and most people think it is. Good leaders know how to offer true choice which is still pointing in a better, more hopeful and more free set of options.” J Loren Norris
“We need not agree to be friendly or even to be friends., We need instead to be respectful, loving, kind and considerate if we want to gain influence. How you choose to support the causes you believe in, will strongly reflect the depth and quality of your leadership skills.” J Loren Norris
“We have all experienced that ‘THAT’S NOT WHAT I SAID’ moment at some point in our life. . ‘Anything you say, can and will be used against you...’” J Loren Norris
“The depth of passion with which I am proud to be an American does not negate my awareness that my beloved nation is guilty of disturbing and hurtful ideologies, practices, and rhetoric. I am hopeful for a brighter future for people all over the world, if America prevails and continues to improve.” J Loren Norris
“You also have to know how and why you came to that conclusion. If you don’t know, your life and your convictions will be manipulated and controlled by others with a nefarious agenda. Freedom and independence are DHRB’s and are also guarded by DHRB’s.” J Loren Norris
“No one appreciates a false accusation except the accuser. Yet, false accusations and allegations are often more damaging than the truth. We need to engage in a thoughtful conversation about this phenomenon and how to address it as the volume of baseless accusations go unchecked.” J Loren Norris
“Leaders need to understand when the passion of the argument is not the point of the argument, Often the primary thing discussed is the symptom not the root of the argument, Leaders need to know when to change the conversation and focus on the real issue.” J Loren Norris
“Opportunities to lead are often hidden not behind the title, the job description, the pay raise, the invitation to take the stage, but in the casual daily relationships. Remember to lead when you a moment to make an influential impact in the life of someone near you.” J Loren Norris
raw audio IS IT SELF HELP AND SELF EMPOWERMENT OR SOMETHING ELSE? BRAINWASHED? MANIPULATED? CULT-LIKE?
“Awareness and trust are the key difference between being helped and being had.”
“The best laid plans of mice and men... Every battle plan is good until fifteen minutes after conflict with the enemy, Every leader faces the challenge of presenting a plan, strategy or new direction and dealing with the opposition which is inevitable. Good leaders consider the optics, perceptions, intentions and biases of the end user as well as the implementers of the plan before presenting it for final application.” J Loren Norris
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download with worksheets
Day after day I meet people who are struggling just to make ends meet. They are adrift in this vast sea of humanity holding on to their job, their family, their home, and their car with all they've got. They see their life experiences and education as the last hope to find their purpose and identity. They gather, fill and stuff all the money they can into every opportune investment. Yet they are empty, frustrated, angry and just plain fed up.
We have all experienced that moment; when we find yourself stuck in traffic, yelling at random strangers to do what they wish they could... but can't... GO!
The idea that life can be better than it is today is like the flame of a candle fighting for all its worth to stand against the tempest.
We all want a better life.
Even when life is good, we want more.
That idea, that flame, is the hope that lives in the hearts and minds of all of us. Should that flame be extinguished, hope itself may well go with it. It is the rut of hopelessness that traps many would be shining stars and buries that glow from the sight of the world. It is the rut of hopelessness that extinguishes that flame.
Lives that would have been a beacon to the wandering are lost at sea themselves. Inspirations of success that would have been the voices crying out to all who suffer are hidden away in their own stale lives, they cannot share who they are or what the world needs from them.
It is my passion to help you find your purpose. I want to see you become successful, but more than that to be free!
Without vision people perish.
Without vision, we seem to be lost, mind numb robots following the herd into the abyss that is everyday life. We do not live intentionally without a vision for our future. We do not live passionately without a vision for our future. We do not live productively without a vision for our future. We certainly cannot lead without a vision for our future and a vision for the future of those we lead.
This audio course will inspire and instruct you to create a vision which will become a significant driving force in your life.