Mindset

“Nothing limits achievement like small thinking. Nothing expands possibilities like unleashed thinking.” ~ William Arthur Ward

I caution those that have an “it-can’t-be-done” mindset. You know who I’m talking about. The person in all your meetings who immediately shoots down a great idea with those four words. The idea killer.

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You are in sales

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Whether you like it or not, you are in sales.

Consider this…

You must sell your significant other on a future together.

You must sell the hiring manager on yourself. 

You must sell your employer on your skills and your ability to get the job done. 

You must sell your customers on your product, on building trust with you. 

You must sell yourself on decisions related to finances, diets, and exercise. 

Even at a young age, you had to sell your cuteness to get attention. 

Embrace the sales process, study all about sales, teach others about sales, and determine to sell more. The day of the traveling salesman has turned into the everyday salesman.

The Drawing Board

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Our society so often makes it out to be a negative, something to dread. Either you’re at the starting line or just had a momentary failure. You find yourself at the drawing board.

I disagree, the drawing board is the best place to be.

It’s where greatness originates, growth occurs, and journeys continue.

The future does not get created by that one perfect thing you create, ship to market, and watch. It’s created by perpetual innovation, change, and disruption.

Go – bring your idea into the world, tinker deliberately, break stuff, and always look for opportunities. Don’t be afraid of the drawing board, be afraid of settling.

What do you value?

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Identifying your core values in life is crucial to your existence on Earth.

Values are your guiding light. They provide you with direction in every aspect of your life.

Governments…businesses…charities…YOU! Everyone has core values. The tricky part is identifying what they are and why they’re important to you.

Neglecting values in the face of uncertainty, scrutiny or loads of pressure is easy to do. I certainly have. I believe writing them down and posting them somewhere visible in your home will help steer you towards what’s most important in your life and away from distraction.

I recently went through this exercise. Honestly, it was difficult to get everything into words. It took a lot of quiet time to really dig deep and get them on paper.

Here are my core values:

I value my…

faith because it grants me peace, security and happiness. 

family & relationships because they grant me stability and fulfillment. 

health because it grants me strength and energy.  

priorities because they grant me focus. 

positive attitude because it grants me opportunities. 

commitment because it grants me persistence and dedication. 

thinking because it grants me an advantage.  

growth because it grants me potential to reach new heights and push past old fears.

finances because they grants me options.

generosity & contribution because it grants me significance, meaning and motivation. 

Before I tackle each day I make a point to review my values. I ask myself whether or not I kept my values the day before. If not, I make sure that I do in the present day.

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Commit to being great today

I stumbled on this poetic quote from Von Goethe today that I think you’ll enjoy:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy,
the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, 

there is one elementary truth,
the ignorance of which kills countless dreams and splendid plans:
that the moment one definitely commits oneself,
then Providence moves too…
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”

– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Today, commit yourself to push harder, to push farther, to break barriers. The moment you break whatever is holding you back let Providence guide you toward your destination.

Dream big. Be bold. Go where you’ve never gone before.

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