Andy Andrews doesn’t hope you’ll do great things with your life. He’s expecting it. Watch this touching video about putting his boys to bed to find out why!
Over the years, I have noticed that there are two kinds of thinking: Abundance Thinking and Scarcity Thinking. One leads to success, joy and fulfillment, while the other leads to failure, fear and discontent.
If you look behind the outcomes—in any area of life—you will see specific actions that caused them. But if you look beyond the actions, you will see the thoughts that gave birth to them.
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Whether we realize it or not, our words carry enormous weight. In fact, you and I probably don’t have any tool more powerful—for good and for bad—than our words.
A verse in the Bible that says,
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear” (Ephesians 4:29, NASB)
This advice applies far beyond spiritual matters and goes straight to the heart of our leadership and our impact.
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Regardless of your skill level, every platform builder can benefit from the six scientifically researched insights I’m about to share. I know my very good friend, Alisa, put these to great use.
Alisa is a vibrant, charming, whip-smart professional. However, when she’d stand in front of a group to share her brilliance, she would lock up and deliver a wooden presentation. It was extremely difficult to watch.
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- Have you dreamed of being a speaker, writer, or powerful communicator?
- Do you have a message with the potential to change lives?
- Are you passionate about speaking in a way that inspires people to action
If you have ever been in a service-oriented business, you have, I am sure, dealt with the “high maintenance client.” This is someone who not only has unreasonable expectations of you, but, very often, they are not happy with the work you do no matter how well it is done.
I have learned that these are clients that you simply cannot afford to have, no matter how great the opportunity appears to be.
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Strive for excellence, not perfection.
In life we often get what we expect. If we expect something good, it has a way of showing up. If we expect something bad, it too has a way of showing up.
It reminds me of a story I heard about a wise clerk who worked at a convenience store in a small town out west.
Listen to what Steve Jobs has to say on the importance of passion in order to be successful, and why if you don’t have it, you may as well give up.
Question: Do you agree with his perspective? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
I love beginning projects. Nothing is more exciting that launching something important. I love finishing projects too. As an achiever, I live to check things off my to-do list.
It’s that middle part I don’t like so much.
Inside your head and mine, there is a narrator. He or she is constantly telling us stories. These stories shape how we perceive reality.
In fact, if we don’t intervene, these stories can shape our destiny for the worse. Or, if we are intentional and take control of the narrative, these stories can shape our destiny for good.