MAXIMIZE YOUR MOMENTUM.
If you want to face the trying times with constant courage, learn to maximize momentum in the good times. It’s hard to call the movement of success LAZY. It’s also hard to conceive just how much WORK the tough times will demand of us. If only we could balance the two seasons. What if we could transfer some of the relative ease and relaxation which comes with success into the seasons of struggle?
I believe we can. Like a cyclist who pedals on the downhill run, we can push hard when the pushing is easy and see a magnified result.
The magnified result is called momentum. There is nothing like it.
Momentum requires effort from you when everyone else is coasting. It requires hard work when the going is easy. It requires beginning strong to finish strong rather than counting on your competition to fade out with fatigue.
Leaders create and maintain momentum for themselves and their team!
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ITS WHAT YOU BELIEVE THAT DEFINES YOU NOT WHAT YOU DO.
Change and transformation begin deep inside the human psyche. Sure one can modify their behavior, but what one believes and repeats about themselves even subconsciously has more power than how we behave in public.
Many trainers, leaders and managers, even parents inspire others to change their behavior by changing habits - stopping one habit and installing a new one.
The troubles arise when the “new habit” doesn’t resonate with their deeply held beliefs. The story one tells is more directly related to deep beliefs than behavior. In the same way, changing or transforming the STORY has a closer, deeper and quicker transformation than changing habits.
Here’s one more level of truth to get a hold of, if you apply #StoryPower to your efforts of training, change and transformation, you will find beliefs can change quickly and behavior will follow more easily what we truly believe.
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Small teams and large teams require staff development. Why? Because all teams are comprised of humans and all humans need growth to thrive.
When training is provided by HR to a large company we call it “staff development.”
When the same training is provided for a small unit within the company or a small company we often call it team building. When the same training is provided to an individual we call it personal growth.
Sure these trainings include slightly different approaches. Some are highly interactive and discussion based. Some are most specific to individual or team focused needs. Some are designed to accomplish a corporate goal such as diversity, inclusion or sales objectives. But all of them focus on MAKING BETTER PEOPLE!
WHY? Because human capital is both the greatest expense of any company and simultaneously the weakest link.
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Passion without process is poison. Let that sink in to your business plan for a minute. How many people have you encountered who have a great passion for their business or hobby but attack their passion with no systematic approach and no help?
Like a kitten in a paper bag violently running one side to the other, struggling against imaginary barriers, becoming exhausted with all the effort yet success eludes them.
Perhaps you have experienced the same battle. Working feverishly to “do it yourself” as though proving you can succeed alone is more import than the magnitude of your success.
I believe it happens for one of three reasons.
1. We refuse to share the glory of success with anyone else. We would rather have 100% of nothing than 20% or millions.
2. We don’t have the trust or tolerance needed to partner with others in the work we must do.
3. We have no actual plan or system to get the work done so we run ourselves crazy with overwhelm trying to prove our worth to everyone else. Often to realize the people we were trying to impress weren’t even paying any attention.
Take some time to develop partnerships where you can develop a plan and divide the load or you will soon find yourself in burnout.
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Niche marketing is a daunting task. What is my niche? How do I reach them? How do I build know, like and trust with them?
Who do you like to do business with? My guess is your reflexive answer is “people who have money to pay me for what I do!!”
That is likely true, but wouldn’t you also agree, there are certain types of people you so enjoy working with you would almost be willing to serve them for 1/2 the price?
Would you also agree you have had customers you would like to charge 500x the regular price just so they won’t call you again? No payment is worth the headache some customers bring you. Right?
One other truth about finding “good clients” is the plethora of marketing and advertising mediums and modalities we are confronted with today. How do you stand out as one among billions?
It is for this reason Susan Hamilton founded Offbeat Business Media and Offbeat Business Alliance.
Watch the video to understand better.
Sharpening requires FRICTION. No axe, knife, razor can have a refined edged without friction so it is as a leader.
Friction comes in community and culture. When we surround ourselves with people who rub us the wrong way we have an opportunity to be sharpened.
Leaders must be willing to ask the tough questions, not of their team, but of themselves.
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Are you playing peek-a-boo with your own success?
We all hide from what scares us most.
Sometimes we hide from what we love too. We cover our eyes then close them right and almost in disbelief open them again is astonishment.
Leaders are often held at bay of their own success because they feel undeserving. Oh they want the success. They crave the end of the struggling. They long for a day when finance is not the biggest worry. They hunger for the one chance to say “I MADE IT.”
At the same time, they hide behind today’s minuscule challenges and make excuses for fake failure.
How do I know? Because I’ve done it. I do it.
Why don’t we run full force with all we have toward the dreams and goals which light up our heart?
Why don’t we listen to those around us when the encourage us?
Why don’t we leave fear in the dust and proclaim with gusto and determination HERE I AM?
Oh yeah - THERE SHE IS - THERE YOU ARE!
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How do you manage or create the power of positive collaboration?
Leaders must collaborate. Co- labor. Duh!? Work together!
You can only have so many ideas on your own. It’s needed but complicated to bounce ideas off yourself. It is also complicated to fill every role on your team. It is near impossible to divide the workload, delegate authority and assign tasks —- TO YOURSELF.
“If your dream can be done by you alone, your dream is not big enough.” John C Maxwell.
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Leaders must clearly express a strategic plan for others to follow.
How clearly have you laid out the plan to achieve the goals?
How well do team members and those contributors outside your team understand their role?
Have you articulated the role, activities and expectations for each individual who will bring this vision to life?
This may not yet be a white board planning session or video conference with every participant - IT MUST BE FIRST A CONVERSATION IN YOUR MIND.
If you have not thought it through and meditated on the execution of the dream or vision - it is still not more than a wish.
GET BUSY THINKING LEADER!
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What happens when you skip a step? “How bad could it be?” Right?
There is power and purpose in the process. Sometimes the process is the purpose more than the completed project.
Short cuts and hacks abound in today’s instant millionaire world of social media gurus. Everyone has an easier way, a path to riches, a faster way to get the thing done - whatever the thing is.
Trust me when I say, skipping a step could prove fatal. Take time to evaluate the process and review every step. It is often the smallest piece or part which carries the highest price when over looked.
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