Working hard for things that don’t matter is meaningless. This type of work becomes drudgery over time.
Working hard for something we love or care about creates enthusiasm. When this type of work aligns with our vision and values, it creates passion. It becomes our personal meaning for living.
No job or company is bigger than our vision.
No one else or no-thing is bigger than our values.
It is in this state of passionate work that we can make the impossible possible.
Let us work with passion or find something else to do today.
One way to be incredible is to do things others aren’t willing to do.
A smart move is to look around and say, no one else is willing to do that so that is what I will do. Nothing can stop the person who will do whatever it takes.
Bank on most people giving 50% maybe 75% or even a few giving 95%. But it’s that last 5% level of energy that no one else is motivated to give.
We must do what no one else does to get what no one else has.
Let us have whatever we want by doing whatever it takes today.
What is one of the most underrated skills?
Remembering someone’s name. A name is more than just a word. It’s the most important word in our vocabulary.
When we address someone by their name, we let them know they are valued. We see them as a real person. It says to the other, this person remembers me because I’m interesting and they want to know more about me; they must care about me. I must have made an impression on them. I feel important.
Let us give a subtle compliment and remember the names of those that we meet today.
Our day is meant to be great, yet unpredictable things happen.
We can’t let people, events or things bring us down and create a negative mindset.
Life is too short to not appreciate every moment and enjoy the day we have been given.
Let us not let anyone ruin our great day today.
Time is the energy of life. One way to make the most of it is to manage time by our energy level.
Divide time into 3 categories based on levels of energy.
Let us manage our energy as a way to stretch our time today.
An underpinning of great leadership is unshakable poise.
It is to develop the strength of our self-assurance to a level where we know it can’t be weakened.
We know we’ve reached that level when no matter what happens in any situation, it doesn’t impact who we are. We are stable and consistent. We are confident in how we communicate, move and perform. In setbacks we bounce back with an insatiable desire to be better next time.
Let us be graceful, controlled and capable of handling any pressure that comes our way today.
Even though we are more connected than ever, no one knows what it's like to be us.
Let us own who we are because the responsibility is only ours today.
What are the 3 words that define the easiest success strategy? Just Show Up! - including the good days and bad days, and when we are motivated or unmotivated. No matter what, Just Show Up, consistently.
Research says that’s 80% of it. It makes up for the 20% of expertise and experience we lack. Then, because we’re in the game, we are learning, growing and gaining the experience needed to be successful in the future.
That’s an unstoppable, consistent strategy that wins every time!
Let us show up, be fired up and ready to play today.
One of the best questions we can ask ourselves is how do we create an atmosphere to bring out the best in others?
We may not be able to shape others, but we can influence the energy and environment. We can lighten the mood, listen, smile, empathize, offer help, be inspiring, recognize their strengths, make them feel like a contributor… these are things we can control.
It’s easy to lose sight of this and spend our efforts on things that don’t matter as much.
Let us seek to bring out the best in others and notice when we do this, we bring out the best in ourselves today.
Being overwhelmed is having too much to deal with or being charged with too many tasks.
It’s one of our great challenges: too much to do, too little time to do it, others making demands on our time and us wanting to focus on what we want to do.
Sure, we can prioritize, schedule, identify time wasters, say no, delegate – but sometimes the best thing we can do is take a deep breath and not do anything.
We can only do what we can do.
Being overwhelmed occurs when we believe we must figure it all out, all at once.
Let whatever we do today be enough.