It’s Your Choice: Attempt Great Things

Attempt GREAT Things! Attempt GREAT Things for your life, your business, career, your loved ones! Then Expect GREAT Things! Yessss!

Life’s road is filled with choices. Our decisions Or lack thereof cascades to great things…and when we falter…missed opportunities. Building projects to achieve goals, dreams, and aspirations is costly. It demands vision, time, sacrifice, and perseverance. But it all begins with a Dream!


Do you have a Dream for your life that tugs at your heart and how you are destined to be used? A dream for yourself, your family, skills, or resources? Then Act on it! Plan it! Pursue it ! And as our inner spirit enables- ACHIEVE IT!!

It’s your choice

Bold Steps To Success…

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Aspiring Entrepreneur

If you are an aspiring Entrepreneur or Careerist feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, or stressed, this Companion Workbook is for you. It provides exercises, activities, and assessments designed to help on your personal learning journey to accomplish your dreams, goals, and aspirations. As you engage in deep reflections, you will learn more about yourself, and apply the skills necessary to drive your success.

Success Strategies Workbook

This Easy-to-Use Workbook will help you to:

  • Become Motivated to Achieve your Goals
  • Define what Success Means to you
  • Build your Self-Confidence through understanding your Leadership Skills
  • Take charge of your personal development, life goals, and career path
  • Be inspired to change and share your success with others.

Get your copy on Amazon or contact me and begin the steps to your success today.

Cheers

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On 2nd Thoughts: Leadership & Power

If you build it, will they come?

Leadership as the ability to cause other persons to act in desired ways for the benefit of the organization or group

As the citizens of the United States prepare for the passing of the baton to another President, it might be worth it to pause and reflect on leadership and power. Many are having Second Thoughts about what to do to influence the passing of the baton to another incumbent.

For that matter, our reflections turn to consider what is leadership? What is power? How can leaders positively influence the action of others? Is there a right way? Is there a wrong way? Does it differ at the worldwide level from that of the organizational and individual levels? These questions have tugged at my mind as I contemplated the sources of power and sought to identify individuals in organizations who exemplify these attributes.

Leading Leaders

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Selacuse in his book “Leading Leaders” discussed the category of powerful people whom he defined as the ‘elites’. Despite the natural negative connotation derived from this term, these are individuals who have “more” – more education, more talent, more money and more clout than ordinary people. Their knowledge, skills, money or power give elites (customarily leaders) special privileges.

A Bushy Comparison

Persuasion before action

Moreso Selacuse defined leadership as the ability to cause other persons to act in desired ways for the benefit of the organization or group.  He conveyed an interesting spin on contrasting leadership at the presidential level. A comparative analysis was done on the leadership style of President George H.W. Bush with the leadership of his son President George W. Bush.  Father Bush strongly believed that if other nations were to join the coalition to drive Iraq from Kuwait, the United States had to take an active, energetic leadership role in convincing them to join the coalition.  He believed that leadership required diplomacy across a broad front and exhibited this through direct contact with other world leaders.  Moreover, he did this through diplomatic missions; through action at the United Nations and other international organizations; through foreign embassies in the United States; and through American ambassadors abroad – to build and maintain a coalition of nations united in their efforts to achieve the goal to drive Iraq from Kuwait.  George H.W. Bush’s leadership was based on persuasion before action.

If you build it will they come?

In contrast to his leadership style, his son George W. Bush acted under the belief that other countries had no choice but to follow the United States.  George W. Bush and his administration believed that leadership by the United States seemed to flow automatically from its status as the world’s only superpower.  At the time, the administration made it publicly clear that if other countries did not follow the U.S. into the war against Iraq, they would go to war alone.  That certainly deviated from the importance of creating a coalition.  They believed that unilateral action by the U.S. would naturally lead to multilateral action by other countries.  The “if you build it they will come” doctrine expressed the belief that the United States was a unique country not just in terms of its power but also its moral authority for using that power.

To summarize this comparative analysis, Bush – the father, had broad experience in international diplomacy and long-standing relationships with world leaders at that time. He intimately knew and was on a first-name basis with national leaders and used this to his advantage to influence worldwide leaders.  On the other hand, his son had no previous diplomatic experience and did not know the foreign leaders.  Therefore, he often delegated important tasks to other members of his administration. Naturally then, he did not have the influence that his father did.  In my opinion, this was indeed an interesting view on the issue of leadership and power at the global nation-wide level.

Definitely something to consider as we step into the future of our country, organizations or at the individual level of leadership, power and success.

Choose wisely.

 

Want to Succeed? Here’s How

Property Brothers!!  Two of my favorite guys! 💕 This is for real! No Hyperbole. Plan to see them at the Miami International Book Fair, November 19, 2016.

Success Strategies Workbook

While you’re there visit my booth and pick up a copy of my NEW Success Strategies WORKBOOK! Now available! It’s the companion to the book Success Strategies of Caribbean American Leaders. It’s the result of a phenomenological study conducted with Nova Southeastern University that looked at why some individuals succeed while others don’t. Provides advice for individuals who are feeling overwhelmed, confused, discouraged, or stressed. It is easy to use and includes exercises on how to achieve your goals, take charge of your personal development, life, and career path!

Lots of Prizes & Surprises! Make it a date!

Success: 8 Books That Inspire

Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

In order to Succeed, we must be inspired to do or feel something and become creative. That’s how we achieve our goals. Through inspiration we are kept on Base and Sincere….to take the next step to achieve our dreams, goals, and aspirations. Yes, it’s a simple way to keep us motivated. Today, we look at Books that inspire. Here are 8 written by great authors. They inspire us not to Fret.

Add the names of your own favorites for our inspiration.

Books that Inspire

1. The One Minute Manager

2. Man’s Search for Meaning

3. How to Win Friends & Influence People

4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

5. How to Win Friends & Influence People

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6. Awaken The Giant Within

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7. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

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8. On Writing

Your thoughts and additions are welcomed! Do share.

Cheers!

The World Before Social Media

The wired world before social media take down…Eerie!

Funny, but we were more connected. That said, no turning back. Let’s reflect, learn, use, and stay connected in the new age.

Cheers!

Copy That!

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It’s almost the end of the year! Just two more months to go! Already the Holiday commercials are out in full swing! Not to mention Hallmark Christmas movies that share the longings, celebration, and joys of the season. Jolly that!

For me I love the beautiful Christmas lights! The cool weather! And the smiles that captivate even the Grinch at this time of the year. Sigh….

Goals: Where Are You Now?

But…as we stride into smiles of long shopping lists for business associates, colleagues, friends, and family, let’s pause and remember something very important…our Goals. What were the goals set for this year? Have you achieved them? Are you close to completing? Take a moment and reflect.

A Goal is something that you are trying to do or achieve

No matter where you are on your journey…pause and reflect. Don’t be hard on yourself if you are not as close as you would like….or haven’t started (yikes)! Play catch-up. Remember, a goal is something that you are trying to do or achieve.

In the next 2 months, update your goal to see what you can get done before the year is out. Call it short term, but make it count. Do not wait until next year…that’s a fallacy. To procrastinate is to give excuses. Don’t be a Copycat like others…set a short term goal and get it done now. You won’t regret it.

Be Bold

Be bold. Share your thoughts on where you are on your journey. One of the key steps in reaching your goal is to write it down. Sharing it makes it an open commitment that will help you on your journey, and by the way it’s not too early to start your plans for 2017.

So be bold! Share here since we’re all in the same boat.

Cheers!

Face Your Giant…

Giant…of very great size or force

Face your Giant.

What’s going on in your life that seems like a giant? Is it a career decision? A conflict on the job? A conflict at home with your spouse, kids or loved ones? When you ponder your future, does it look bleak? Well it does not have to be.

Fight the Good Fight

Oft we hide our pain. We brush it under carpets. We smile when deep down we are hurting. Today be encouraged. Step out despite your fear, your  tear, your troubling heart. Dig deep inside your soul and you will find the strength you need to fight the good fight; to face what lies ahead…to conquer your giant with faith.

Peace.