Breaking out of the Trap of Comparison

May 23, 2021

When you compare yourself to others, you limit WHO YOU ARE!

High performers are acutely aware of the stories they tell themselves. 

Are the stories you're telling yourself going to take you to where you want to go?

That's the ultimate question for us to ask ourselves.

When we find ourselves comparing ourselves with someone else's success all we end up doing is limiting who we are.

In this video, I'll show you how you can step outside of the comparison trap so that you can let your own genius shine.

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Getting Your Arms Around Imposter Syndrome

May 07, 2021
 

"The amateur fears, above all else, becoming (and being seen and judged as) his or her self."  -- Steven Pressfield (from Turning Pro)

I was 24 years old and had just been given my first team to lead.

Externally, I was like GAME ON, LET'S DO THIS!

But on the inside, "who am I to lead and train salespeople?"

For 9 years, this voice got louder and louder.   "What if I get seen for who I really am--that they see the truth that I really don't know what I'm doing."

Let me tell you how to get your hands around imposter syndrome...oh and btw it's not what you think!

 

Your coach,

Note: The book I mention from Steven Pressfield is called The War of Art (not the art of war) - click here to get a copy for yourself.

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CEO Business Owners Know Something Most People Don't

Mar 13, 2021
 

Martha Graham, who danced all the way to her grave at age 96 years old, has this to say about the journey of all artists.

"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening
that is translated through you into action,
and because there is only one of you in all time,
this expression is unique.

If you block it,
it will never exist through any other medium
and be lost.
The world will not have it.

It is not yours to determine how good it is;
nor how it compares with other expressions.
It is your business to keep the channel open.
You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.

You have to keep open and aware directly
to the urges that motivate you.
Keep the channel open.

No artist is ever pleased.
There is no satisfaction whatever at any time.
There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction;
a blessed unrest that keeps us marching
and makes us more alive than the others."

The greatest gift you have as an entrepreneur is what Martha Graham calls "a blessed unrest". 

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Do You Suffer From Short Term Planning Fatigue?

Feb 08, 2021
 

Goals aren't a place to get to, they are a place to come from.

- Rich Litvin

 

What's your relationship with setting big goals in your business? 

There's magic in thinking big--but bigger isn't always better.

Far too often, I'd sit down at the beginning of the year and set some BIG goals.

A month into the year, I'd look at my goals.

"Damn, how am I going to get there?

It's kind of funny because in January when I wrote them out I was jacked!  

"What changed?"

I start to realize how busy I am, limited on resources, and time.

"Well, maybe I'm just overextended, maybe I should renegotiate with myself what I can get done this year..."

I was suffering from short-term goal-setting without answering this fundamental and powerful question first.

"What did I want to be the best at?"

It wasn't another S.M.A.R.T goal or three-year plan that I lacked. 

It was knowing what I really wanted and committing myself to create it. (no matter how long it took)

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Remarkable Leaders Role-Model These 3 Traits

Apr 02, 2020

What are the three strongest traits of all remarkable leaders?

As leaders, we're role-models. 

Who we are as leaders will determine the behaviors, attitudes, and culture on our team.

There is a laundry list of boxes to check to become a great leader.  Thousands of books have been written on this very topic.

It can be quite overwhelming and it's easy to get lost in everything we believe we "should" be...

That is why I've boiled it down to just three areas to cultivate and role-model with your team. 

When you become the role-model, you give your team permission to do the same...and this can become a game-changer.

 

 

In this video, we'll explore the three core traits all remarkable leaders demonstrate. 

  • How are you doing in these three areas?
  • In what ways might you role-model these more with your team?

 

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The X-Factor for High Performing Leadership

Mar 26, 2020

What is the X-Factor when it comes to you and your team's performance?

We all want to see greater results, especially when we know we are capable of so much more.  

With all the competing priorities and responsibilities it's understandable if you feel like you're only working at half your potential.

A divided focus can really us thin making it hard to show up with all our energy and focus.

In this video, I share with you the number one thing you can do to create the conditions for high-performance for yourself and your team. 

When you dial in this one thing you can expect to see greater productivity, improved performance, and greater results.

 

 

In this video, we'll explore a simple way you can create the conditions for peak performance creating greater results on your team.

You'll learn more about...

  • The X-Factor when it comes to you creating the conditions for high-performance
  • 3 practical things you can do to for greater results

 

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The Key That Unlocks Extraordinary Leadership

Mar 19, 2020

How do extraordinary leaders create massive results within their teams and organizations?

I'd often wonder, "how do they do it?"

There is one key shift that all great leaders make that fundamentally change how they lead and the results they create.

I remember a time when I felt inadequate as a leader.  This belief led me to overcompensate. 

Trying hard to fake it until I made it, my focus was on what others thought of me as a leader.

This only hurt my abilities to lead and influence my team.

In this video, I share a key lesson.  Figuring out this one thing can fundamentally change your perspective of leadership and your abilities to lead well. 

 

 

In this video, we'll explore the fundamental shift all extraordinary leaders make to tap their next level of influence and results within their team and organization.

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Knowing When to Quit and When to Keep Going

Mar 12, 2020

Some times we just need to quit.

We need to quit what's not working so that we can pursue more of what will. But it's not that easy, is it?

How are we to know when it's time to quit? And what will others think of us as we do?

And then there's this idea of GRIT--that we are to persevere through adversity, no matter what.

No wonder quitting is a touchy subject, albeit important.

What is it costing you to continue pursuing what is no longer serving you?

 

In this video, we explore how you can know when to quit and when to stay the course. 

You'll learn more about:

1. The "don't quit" trap and why it's important to quit the wrong thing.

2. The two things to consider when it comes to quitting

3. The best way to prepare yourself to stay on the path of a meaningful journey

 

While we're on the topic of maximizing who you are as a leader, have you checked out this Executive Morning Plan?

 

 

Knowing When to Quit and When to Keep Going

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How to Stay Motivated When Things Get Hard

Feb 20, 2020

What are you supposed to do when you just don't feel like it anymore?

Have you lost the motivation you once had?  Maybe you've been pursuing a goal for years and are starting to feel some doubt.

You might even be questioning your ability.  Self-doubt begins to creep into your mind and it further demotivates you.

You're wondering to yourself, "should I even be pursuing this?" 

If this has ever been you, then you'll find this helpful to encourage yourself when adversity strikes.

 

Here are two simple practices you can do to stay motivated when things get hard.

 

 

In this video, I'll show you two practices to increase your motivation.

You'll learn ways to...

1. Strengthen your reasons to keep going

2. Weaken your reasons to quit

As you do, you'll clear a path for yourself to go after what you want most in life and create the results you desire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Find Your Confidence, When You Need It Most

Feb 06, 2020

Have you ever felt like you're not as confident as you want to be?  

As you move forward into greater success, you're likely to experience this from time to time.  It's normal to feel unsure of your abilities to create the outcomes you went to.

This is especially true when you're pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone doing things for the first time or choosing to move in new directions with your life.

But, nonetheless, confidence IS important.  When you're not confident you are leaving so much potential on the table.

In this video, we'll explore what confidence is and how you can find it when you need it most.

 

How to Find Your Confidence, When You Need It Most

Transcript - February 6, 2020

 

So today let's talk about confidence. 

Confidence is everything. Because without confidence, we wouldn't pursue half the things we've pursued in life. 

Without confidence, we wouldn't have reached the level of success we have in our...

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