Goals: Don’t Wait. Don’t Look Back.

“Run love! Run!” Those were the words I shouted to my pre-schooler when she was running track on her first school’s sports day. We found out that she had talent very early. She started running and when she discovered that she was way out ahead of the other runners, she stopped to look back for the other kids in the race. And if that was not enough, she decided to wait on them to catch up with her. It was a hilarious sight! Indeed it was no surprise when she became Famous for this little feat.

But aren’t we a lot like that at times? We are making huge progress towards our goals, dreams, and aspirations, then we stop. It seems too good to be true. We wait and before realize it, we have missed our path and go off track.

As we approach mid-year, how have you been progressing towards your goal? Personally, I am progressing well in some areas but in others as life’s busyness steps in, I stagnate and fall behind. Thank goodness for my awareness that keeps me going.

What about you? How have been progressing? Do share. We would love to hear.

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Overnight Success. Truth or Myth?

It’s Not Their Dream. It’s Yours. Never Give Up.

Kevin Hart shares his 20-Year Journey to Overnight Success.

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Overnight success. Do you believe it to be true, or is it just a myth? Do share. We would love to hear!

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How To Evaluate Your Career…

Stuck? Fed up? Not sure what to do? Pondering when to make the move? Having the toss up between career and entrepreneurship?

Embrace the conversation on evaluating your career and opportunities. In this interview, Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown and I share early career mistakes and how we do things differently because of what we learned from those mistakes. Listen as we shared laughter, Assumptions, regrets and key learnings on steps you can take to evaluate where your career is heading.

Want to know what to do with your career now? Let’s connect.

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The Power of U-Turns…

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Strive and Reach for what you can Achieve

My eyes caught the attention of an article titled “Giving up”. It quickly sparked my interest because I usually steer away from ever giving up. In my youth I did track, and for all those athletes out there, you know just how much effort it takes to get in shape. To stick to your goal. To become fit and ready for that race. As I advanced into maturity, the same held true for me. It became the very grain of my existence. During college, and career advancement, I never gave up. Now as a consultant and coach, I Mentor and encourage entrepreneurs, managers, and employees, to stick to their goals, dreams, and aspirations.

That article reminded me of another I had read about success and fear. Both fear and the desire to give up intertwine and cripple us, often fueling negative thoughts and actions. There are many individuals who throw away their lives becoming lethargic, stuck, wasted, straying away from their goals, get into trouble, end up self-imprisoned, or worse. Not to mention those dying at age 25, yet buried at 75.

I say burst that Bubble! It is delightful to strive and reach for what you can achieve!

The Power Of U-Turns

Enter the power of U-Turns. U-Turns remind us to get up, dust off, find a mentor or support system, and get back on track.

The writer in  the first article “Giving up” concluded with a twist. He suggested being wise enough to know when to stop, refuel, and get back on track. So make that U-Turn today. Shake off that fear. Shake off the very thought of giving up…and as Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. Apply it to yourself. Be your change today.

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No Experience Is Wasted…

No Experience is Wasted. Everything in life is happening to grow you up, to fill you up, to help you become more of who you were created to be. ~Oprah Winfrey

its all Froth to think that any experience is wasted. it never is. It would be wise for us to reflect and learn. That’s how we grow.

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Strategies Entreprenuers Use To Handle Challenges…

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We all go through hardship and challenges but it’s how we handle these tough times that set us apart and set us up for success. ~Brian Tracey

How do you handle tough times? “I just get stuck and stop moving” was one response. Premonition or not, that’s not good…not good at all. Only the strong will survive, and survival comes from hard work.

Here I share Dim excerpts of the strategies as entrepreneurs chimed in.

  • By staying positive
  • God
  • Being grateful for what you have
  • Trying to focus on the outcome in order not to focus on the barriers
  • Desire and faith
  • Planning for what’s important
  • Accept failures and just plan to win
  • Staying focused, disciplined, a never give up attitude, having belief, faith and the burning desire to succeed
  • Staying in the now …being grateful always helps
  • Be better
  • Go back to the Basics that made you successful before
  • Mindset, and good material
  • Staying focused
  • There’s no choice. I keep working till something changes
  • Find my center and perspective and then find a steady pace and progress bit by bit
  • Stick to the vision, beliefs, and values
  • By embracing failure as learning, and recognizing obstacles as opportunity
  • Positive thinking
  • Hard work usually solves the problem
  • Not to focus on hardness, this is my manner going through challenges
  • Be proactive in taking action on the things I can control and knowing the fact that one day it will subside
  • Rise to meet them
  • By thinking about my motive
  • Faith is my refuge
  • Take responsibility. Make a decision and go all in sheer determination
  • Refuse to quit
  • Friends, family and faith
  • Persevere, innovate and take action
  • Meditation
  • Keep a journal, plan, and then stick to the plan

How about you? Do any of the above resonate? How do you manage challenges? Do share.

Cheers!

When Life Knocks…

When Life knocks you down, get back up 

Alena planned an inaugural event for an organization in need. It was going to be grand. Sponsors actively participated. The media agreed to show up. Surprisingly the greatest struggle came from the organization’s leadership. It seemed it was going to be a failure. A little saddened and downcast she continued planning the event’s activities. Naturally, fear, anxiety, agitation and more reared its ugly head. But she plodded on.

Amazingly, like an Astral, the event turned out to be just grand! A tremendous success. She walked away with key learnings for the next year. Yup! There’ll be another.

So when life knocks you down; when sickness, pain, sudden job loss, marriage fails, children falter, relationships go south; cry if you must but just stay focused on your goal. You’ll get there with consistency, tons of hard work, and persistence. Find a mentor, a confidante, or Coach who will help you ride the waves. Never Give Up. Let go of the negatives and remember, nothing good comes easy. Stay the course. You’ll get there.

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Overnight Success is a Myth…

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Overnight Success …. extremely quick success that comes without much effort and is typically based on being in the right place at the right time. ~Susan Gunelius

Overnight success is a myth. It doesn’t Exist.
Your Goal… Encrusted Work it, Do it, and you will achieve it.

9 Reasons People Fail…

Failure isn’t fatal, but failing to change might be. – John Wooden 

Paul sat alone at home depressed. Why does this keep happening to him? He had lost his job last month and sat contemplating what he was doing wrong. There must be something he is missing because he had been terminated from his last 2 jobs in the same way. Though he tried, success seemed to keep a distance.

Paul is not alone. Many, including Entrepreneurs find themselves in similar Dominant situations, often without understanding the reason(s) for loss of a contract or job dismissal. Here I share 9 Reasons People fail.

  1. Misaligned Goals
  2. Self-Imposed limitations
  3. Procrastination…never taking actions
  4. Inability to Face Adversity
  5. Underestimating the Use of Time
  6. They Don’t Plan
  7. They Always Give Up
  8. Always in the Wrong Place
  9. They are Afraid

Want more Candid details? Read article 20 Reasons Success Eludes Some published before yet things have not changed for some people. Apathy can infect any area of our lives and when it strikes it produces failure. The scariest part is how contagious it is. It spreads to other areas of our lives and causes us to get stuck.

If any of the above resonates with you, take the time today to do something about it. Need help? Let’s Connect.

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Failure: The Final Frontier…

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Failure, is it the Final frontier? Oprah Winfrey learned that failure is only an illusion after her cable network started off poorly. She said the worst time in her professional life came when the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) ratings plummeted a year after launch. Later, in a Harvard commencement speech, Winfrey said that she told herself repeatedly that failure is an illusion. She said “there is no such thing as failure. Failure is just a lie trying to move us in another direction.

Brian Tracy asked the question “What is the best advice you have ever received for overcoming your fear of failure?” Responders shared:

  • Don’t hate your weaknesses, God will meet you there!
  • You will never experience true success without learning from some level of failure
  • No matter how slow, just keep on moving
  • FAIL = First Attempt in Learning
  • Think BIG. Act BIG. Get BIG.
  • Don’t bury your head in the sand and expect a pat on the back from me. It’s hard. You go to hustle but you will be fine.
  • The worst that can happen is you mess it up, or get told no.
  • We fail every time but each time we must fail better
  • Failure never fails you as long as you’re willing to learn from it
  • I don’t need to overcome fear of failure.  I seek failure.
  • Believe.
  • I reckon I’d be amazing in my job if I could get past the fear of failure and what everyone will think
  • What’s the worst that can happen?
  • Behind fear is desire
  • Nothing ventured, nothing gained
  • Don’t ever quit. Keep going
  • Motion conquers fear
  • Work hard and be patient
  • You can’t be successful without failure
  • That’s ok…do it scared
  • You have to get uncomfortable to be comfortable
  • Break it up into small parts when you get scared. Then take small steps. Never give up and you will always find momentum…and you’re off…that’s the magic
  • The fear of failure has killed more dreams than failure ever has
  • Not Trying- that’s the only failure
  • Nothing ventured. Nothing gained.
  • Keep going
  • Take massive action

Diverse responses but you get the picture. My personal mantra remains ‘feel the fear….but do it anyway’. Essentially, don’t let fear get in the way of you going after your goals.

Oprah encouraged when you’re down in the hole, when that moment comes, it’s okay to feel bad for a little while. Give yourself time to mourn what you think you may have lost. But then learn from every mistake because every experience, encounter, and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are.

So don’t be afraid. Failure is only Temporary. Pursue your passion. Win, lose or draw…you tried! No regrets.

Cheers!

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