Forging Ahead…

A colleague recently connected with me to share a number of options presented to her by her employer. She was to select one and get back to them. She asked my input. I asked her to think about her options as she transitions in her life. From there, she would be able to select the option most suited to her.

Goals Must Intercept

While you must take into account employer goals especially those directly assigned, you must be sure that those goals align with your own personal development. It’s the “what’s in it for me”. Let me hasten to say that it’s not selfish, but job goals that intercept, provide meaning. They provide the motivation to jump out of bed each morning to spend hours on the job. Such personal objectives could be:

  • Financial (as in salary) to save for the future, or to purchase something major
  • Achieving Dreams such as vacation goals, or invest in a unique hobby
  • Education for personal development to get ahead
  • Start a family
  • Become an entrepreneur
  • Making a difference in your community

The above takes into account the selection or acceptance of goals that will help forge those Forlorn desires ahead. If you are working to only pay bills, then it doesn’t make sense, and you’ll eventually feel stuck.

So invest some time now to think seriously about what you want; the direction for your life so you can indeed forge ahead this year.

Need help? Let’s connect.

Cheers!

Entrepreneurs Speak…

What’s the Biggest Lesson Learnt in the Last 12 months?

The question was asked of entrepreneurs and business owners. What is your biggest lesson learnt in the past 12 months? More than 1,300 individuals replied. I’ll share excerpts.

  • You’ve gotta push beyond your comfort zone
  • Just do it. Don’t think too much, and don’t let your fear overcome you and stop you from taking the step
  • Money is just an illusion
  • Humility
  • Gratitude
  • Appreciate and value people in your circle
  • Patience
  • We become what we think
  • Don’t trust people
  • Reduce your debt. Dont borrow to buy luxury
  • You are responsible for everything, including most importantly yourself
  • Life will hit you with a brick on the head at the most unexpected times. Don’t panic, stay positive, and move on.
  • Focus on what’s ahead
  • Don’t be afraid of changes
  • Stop being a people pleaser
  • Read, read, read
  • Time waits for no one…regrets hurt more than anything
  • I’m stronger than I thought
  • Not everyone you lose is a loss
  • Never Give up
  • Learn to let go
  • Don’t be afraid to start new
  • Enjoy the process

What’s your thoughts? Can you add anything?

Vince Lombardi, former head coach of the Green Bay Packers said that if you’re not keeping score, then you are just practicing. It will be worth it to Memorize that Quote. While practicing is important, most of our goals in life need to be focused on achievement. If we intend to get to where we want to go, then we need to keep a tab on our progress…be it studying, new homeownership, marriage, starting a family, new career, new entrepreneur…whatever it is, keep a tab on it.

Today, reflect on your own path that you have trekked over the past year. Make changes if needed. Celebrate small and/or big wins. Then keep going. You’ll be glad you did.

Need help in making those Big Audacious Goals? Let’s connect!

Cheers!

If Your Life Was A Book What Would The Title Be?…

This Question was posed and received over 4K visceral responses. Some synchronized, while others…

This Question was posed by Think & Grow Prosper. It sparked my interest so I decided to read a synopsis of the over 4K Visceral responses. Some Synchronized, some humorous, while others left readers in deep thought. Here I share:

  • No Apologies
  • I don’t know
  • God’s Journey
  • Nope,Wrong Book
  • Sunshine
  • Dreamer
  • Fate of Tragedies
  • Where’s the Donut?
  • Burnt Desires with regrets
  • Journey of Mistakes
  • Uprising
  • The Chronicles of Surviving in Today’s Society
  • The Endless Possibilities of a Life Lovingly Lived
  • Why me?
  • Wasted Years
  • Don’t Have your Children 16 Years Apart and Here’s Why
  • Never Ending Circle of Struggle
  • And the Caterpillar Became a Butterfly
  • The Great Forever
  • No Limits
  • From Concrete to a White Picket Fence
  • Life Happens
  • Hot Mess Empress
  • The Conqueror of Fears
  • Just Go With the Flow
  • Incredible
  • This Thang Called Life
  • Still searching
  • Rising from the Ashes
  • Masked
  • This Girl Just Want to Have Fun
  • My Journey to…
  • Unknown
  • Trust Me it’s Real
  • Over sleeping. Over Eating. Over Thinking
  • When God Has a Grip on You
  • Life is a Mystery
  • Peaks and Valleys

Again rather interesting question. Now it’s your turn. If your life was a book, what would your title be?

Do Share!

Cheers!

If Only…

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A junior in college, my daughter felt ill while on her internship program. She called two friends to drive her back to campus. As fate would have it, they met into a serious accident significantly damaging the car.

But they were alive! Praises!

Later, I spoke with her friend (the driver) who was extremely sad and kept saying … if only…if only….

If Only…that’s a regret. Accidents happen. Life happens. Change happens. But we have to roll with the punches. Learn. Move on. To stay in a state of piety and Prickle regret while wallowing in self-pity and the ‘if only‘ syndrome, will keep us stuck…unable to move.

Today, if you are in a state where you’re frustrated because of something that has happened in your life; if you are feeling depressed, I urge you to get up, dust yourself off, and keep moving towards your goal. Do it even when you don’t feel like it. Only then will you reap the benefits of change….and as you progress… only then will you be able to smile again.

In transition and need help? Let’s connect

Cheers!

Destiny: Is Your Passion Worth Dying For?

the football field is the perfect place to die”.

CNN shared the findings that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy ((CTE) disease was found in 99% of deceased ex-NFL players. A Rookie NFL 🏈 player said he is willing to die for the game. More directly he said “the football field is the perfect place to die”. Was he being insensitive? Possibly naive like a tethered Toothbrush? Arguments differ.

But it caused me to think …is your passion worth dying for?  Substandard? Possibly….but what do you think?

Do share.

Does Being Rich Make You Successful?

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I have always been fascinated by the topic of Success. So much that I decided to do three (3) years of research on success and leadership. I interviewed leaders at the top of their organizations to find out what they considered to be the traits that led to their success, and the Challenges they had to overcome. Then I was lucky enough to have the findings published in the Journal of American Academy of Business Cambridge (JAABC), as well as other books.

These days when I go around to speak or attend conferences and events, I take the opportunity to find out what success means to individuals. Listen to Miko Branch Founder and CEO of Miss Jessie’s as she shares her definition of success. Miko is recognized as Pioneer for transforming the haircare industry for natural and curly hair.

Brian Tracy asked the question “Does Being Rich Make You Successful?” Responses came in many forms from those responding “YES–But“, to the more common “No’ responses giving their reasons why.

Thinking further about this Pest-like Lusted phenomenon that defies many, I heard of an ailing executive rolling in the $$$, who had an incurable condition. He was asked the question to which he replied that he would give all his money in exchange for life.

Isn’t that crazy? What most dream and become obsessed about, those who have it would exchange it for life’s normal everyday living.

Define Success

Personally, I believe it is important to define what Success Means to you. It’s no Coincidence. How will you know when you have achieved it? Defining it helps you to visualize your expectations, whether it is to be ‘rich’, get an education, start a family, land that dream job, or become that all time successful entrepreneur. Whatever your goal for success, take the step today to achieve it.

Now its your turn. Do you believe being rich makes you successful? Can’t wait to hear your take.

Cheers!

Need help with taking that next step in your career? Let’s Connect

Top 34 Advice To Succeed…

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Share your best advice to Succeed…34 others did. None too Shallow

  1. I believe in you
  2. Study the Greats
  3. Never lie to yourself
  4. Be kind
  5. Trust no one
  6. Know Your worth
  7. Breathe. Now keep going
  8. Never Give up
  9. Worry less. Pray more
  10. Overthinking kills happiness
  11. Trust God’s timing
  12. Mind your own business
  13. Do what you want
  14. Change your mindset
  15. Pay it forward
  16. Just go for it
  17. With Faith anything’s possible
  18. Always Push Forward
  19. Let it go!
  20. Pain is temporary
  21. Just do you boo
  22. Always live on purpose
  23. Seize the opportunity
  24. Pay off your debt
  25. Dont settle for less
  26. Be your own boss
  27. Be you! Do you!
  28. It’s gonna be alright
  29. Stay away from negativity
  30. Life Goes on
  31. Never Settle
  32. Work hard. Be Patient
  33. Do it!
  34. Now it’s your turn

Inability or Fear?

I Can’t.

Is that coming from a place of Inability or Fear?

To become a Paragon leader within your circle of influence, you must decide….and when you do, get rid of the ‘can’t‘, because you can.

Cheers!

Leader: Where Are You Now? 

Being a leader is 24-7 job, and educational opportunities to improve yourself are everywhere. Learn from your friends and family and sometimes complete strangers, and you’ll find opportunities at every turn

 – Byron Scott and Charles Norris

Leader. Where are you now and where do you want to be? In the book Slam Dunk Success, Magic Johnson articulated in the Forward that most people think you win then you become a leader. But it’s the other way around. You’re a leader first, then you win.

Leaders are everywhere, and so are leadership opportunities. Punctured or not, Magic urged that you may be an entry-level employee or a middle manager, but not to worry. Every department is looking for a leader. To have the courage to stand up and take the lead, you will become successful.

Leadership is innate. Leaders are constantly changing the world around them. They may be involved in business or in the community. Opportunities abound.

Leadership is foresight. Manage yourself. Think of where you are now and where you want to be. Then take the steps ….one at a time. Try. Learn. Fail. Get back up and do it again. You will succeed with hard work and persistence. As always, don’t give up.

Cheers!