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I am a big fan of Scott Stratten of UnMarketing. Although we have never met, what I am a big fan of, is Scott’s realness in the way he teaches and promotes his message. I came across this post from him and it brought me to tears. Scott’s story is one that many can relate to – the super ambitious, black berry junkies and people on the go all should take a moment and review this video and take another moment to “stop” and reflect on your own life.
Share your thoughts in the comment section.
How many times have you found yourself presented with a great opportunity but you took some time to think about it, and some more time to think about it and more time, only to have missed out on the opportunity? Or do you find yourself looking for certainty and guarantees before you move forward?
This week is a powerful message because the single thing holding you back from reaching your goals and building the life of your dreams is YOU! Read the rest of this entry »
Welcome to Week 6 of the 52 Weeks of Greatness. Today’s topic is about the Superhero Syndrome
How many times have you found yourself frustrated or overwhelmed trying to figure out a problem, come up with a solution or learn something new? Many times we put so much pressure on ourselves to be independent and to show the world, our teams and our boss that “we can do it” but the reality is, we are struggling.
How many times have you agreed to take on new tasks, projects and assignments with the intention of impressing your peers or your boss, only to be overwhelmed and frustrated because you can’t meet all of your deadlines.
Do you find yourself juggling family, life, work, friends, commitments, a long to- do list, hundreds of emails, phone calls, texts, blackberries…..you know because you can do it all!
This is called the Superhero Syndrome.
We all try to take on way too much at times and unlike Superman, we are not built to go at it alone. We are not faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive or able to leap tall buildings with a single bound. We are human beings each with our own flaws and limitations. Too many times, I have seen people spin their wheels, often spending hours upon hours trying to find the answers rather than ask for help.
So I am encouraging all of you to do two things:
1) Raise your hand and ask for help when you needed. Your boss and co-workers are not going to think less of you for needing help and most people I know would be honored to be asked. So don’t try to conquer the world on your own… bring an army with you.
2) Look around at your co-workers, do you notice somebody struggling? Is there a way you can help out? Most times people just need to be shown a fantastic trick, tip or technique so if you discovered a faster way of doing something… share it with the others.
And remember this, if you cannot meet your deadlines because you have too much on your plate, you need to tell your boss and together you can work out a solution. Otherwise, you are setting yourself, the project and your team up for failure and we all want success!
Until next week….
Welcome to Week 5 of the 52 Weeks of Greatness. Today’s topic is “Comfort Zones”.
Many of us live our lives in our own comfort zones fearing change and the unknown. We convince ourselves that it is better to stay where we are rather than venture away from the things we know and are comfortable with. What many of us don’t realize is the truly successful people, those that achieve their goals make quick decisions, take risks and are master implementers. They always leave their comfort zone so they can explore opportunities and adventures.
So I challenge each of you to take a small step towards making positive change in your life and leave your comfort zone. It can be something grand or something small…. Do something different, try something new, meet a new friend, learn a new skill or call somebody that you have been afraid to call… whatever the task may be, the goal is to explore new opportunities and leave your comfort zone.
I leave you with this poem, the author is unknown and it is called “The Comfort Zone” (wow, see how things come together)
I used to have a comfort zone
where I knew I couldn’t fail
The same four walls of busy work
Were really more like jail.
I’d long so much to do the things
I’d never done before,
But I stayed inside my comfort zone
And paced the same old floor.
I said it didn’t matter
That I wasn’t doing much,
I said I didn’t care for things
Like diamonds or furs and such.
I claimed to be so busy
With things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for
Something special of my own.
I couldn’t let my life go by
Just watching others win,
I held my breath and stepped outside
To let the change begin
I took a step and with new strength
I’d never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye
And closed and locked the door.
If you are in a comfort zone
Afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners
Were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise
Can make your dreams come true,
Greet your future with a smile,
Success is there for you!
Your attitude is what you project to the world based upon your values and beliefs. You will have a positive attitude towards other people if you have strong, positive values and beliefs and you will create a positive energy and will be like a magnet to people who will be drawn to you because you are positive, successful and happy.
Every successful person has their own set of challenges but rather than dwell on the limitations or focus on the negatives, people with positive attitudes can face their challenges in a positive way and always search for the good or the lesson to be learned in every challenge. Their positive attitude is what propels them forward and why they are successful. Read the rest of this entry »