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Mastery is a beautiful thing when you witness it or experience it. If you learn to recognize and appreciate it, mastery may appear from anywhere. Mastery goes beyond competence; it is the combined force of expertise, focus, and inner power that exceeds normal expectations. For sports fans, ... Views:60
The process of aging is pretty simple.
Live. Age. Repeat.
Frightening, I know!
Physiologically speaking, it's also quite easy to comprehend.
The body's regeneration process is divided into two main categories: one builds the body up (anabolic) and one breaks the body down ... Views:100
Qatar Airways, rated #1 in the world in 2015 and #2 in 2016, knows how to treat its customers, as do Emirates and Etihad, both UAE airlines, also at the top of the world’s best 100 Airlines.
The Top 100 Airlines of 2016
2. Qatar Airways
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Cathay ... Views:162
As an active recruiter (I am the owner of HIREghana – www.HIREgh.com), I and my associates come daily across through a variety of candidates whom we prescreen for our clients.
Strangely enough and most definitely true, you need a completely different skill- set to get the job, than you need ... Views:189
Headhunter is a generic term used to describe recruiters or executive search consultants, usually people searching for senior candidates or people 'really going after a candidate'. Some argue that a recruiter is for low lever jobs, a Headhunter for trained professionals and all Senior Management ... Views:235
A couple of decades ago before becoming a CEO, I worked for a Fortune 200 company as Chief Marketing and Sales Officer. An organization that had just been spun off from an even larger organization, it had a reputation for being stodgy, bureaucratic and inwardly focused. I am none of those ... Views:161
There are times in life when we get jolted out of our normal reality by events that seem harsh and hard to understand. Many times bad things appear to be random and there is no way to really know why they happen, such as the tragic death of a young person or someone near and dear to you. ... Views:149
I believe 100% in the importance of "mindset" in successfully accomplishing goals. If you believe in your heart of hearts that you either don't deserve success or lack confidence, you simply will not. All of your efforts will be in vain because you are programmed to fail.
How can you tell if ... Views:266
In 1933, in the midst of the great depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said these words during his inaugural address:
I am certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of ... Views:267
One of the thought-provoking questions Gay Hendricks asks in the beginning of his book is:
“Am I willing to feel good and have my life go well all the time?”
Gay says: “In my view, saying yes to that question is one of the most courageous actions a human being can take. In the face of so ... Views:266
I had just joined a Fortune 200 company in an executive level job. In the past when joining a new company, I had always taken time and great pains to figure out the culture of the place. Then I moved deliberately but cautiously in integrating my approach to leadership, the culture of the ... Views:241
'I have TOO much time!', said nobody ever.
Time...it is by far the most common excuse for why professionals do not exercise, stretch, get to bed on time, eat good food, take breaks, and follow through on positive actions to reach their body, health, and life goals.
Do you also find it hard ... Views:281
In my last newsletter, I shared with you a few of Jack Canfield’s Success Principles and today, I’d like to share one more: Practice Uncommon Appreciation.
Jack Canfield shares, as you might have heard, before “employees are more motivated by appreciation, the feeling included in things, and ... Views:408
The change of behaviour at the heart of what this book is about is this: a little more asking people questions and a little less telling people what to do. But simple doesn’t mean easy, and theory’s no good if you don’t know how to put it into practice. So before we look at what to change, we ... Views:353
One of the most popular ongoing debates of the last twenty years concerns the distinctions between management and leadership, and the relative importance of each to organizational success. John Kotter of the Harvard Business School once cited “alignment” as the most critical difference. ... Views:295
If you are ready to move beyond your comfort-zone and let go of the old, here are few mighty steps you can take:
1. Beyond Your Comfort-zone
When we do something new or change locations and social surroundings, we get out of our comfort zone and into the unknown. We have no frame of ... Views:251
Emotions are pesky creatures. They can creep up on you when you least expect it and throw your whole day into a tailspin. They can be good, bad or somewhere in between, but often come up unexpectedly. Understanding your emotions is the key to personal development as they are often a window to ... Views:485
You are not alone, most people are terrified of public speaking but there is something you can do about it. With practice, a mentor and a system everyone can become an incredible speaker. One of the best ways to start is joining Toastmasters (http://www.toastmasters.org/). This organization has ... Views:762
Has it ever occurred to you that you may not be living up to your full potential because you are not giving your best to others including your work, clients, friends or family? Have you taken the time to schedule a lesson, pay for it and during the lesson you hoped time would pass instead of ... Views:279
In my last two posts I discussed what does a life coach do and the benefits of coaching. The third typical question I get as a Life Coach is “What happens in a Life Coaching Session?” Each Life Coach has a different process and methodology. I choose to describe a personal coaching session by ... Views:281
In my last post I shared What does a Life Coach do? The next question that I get is who benefits from coaching or what are the benefits of coaching?
"Coaching benefits all those who see a gap between where they are and where they want to be and most importantly want to bridge that gap!" ... Views:262
By creating an intention, we become clear about what we want to accomplish and at the end of the day, we know how to measure our progress. When we set an intention, we connect with the deeper meaning of our desires and we pause to make our actions meaningful. This allows us to progress towards ... Views:360
“Could you really turn the desert into a lush green land? Fifty years ago, one man firmly believed it was possible. For Sheikh Zayed the only limit was your imagination. To turn his vision into reality, the Founding Father summoned prominent agricultural experts from around the world to the ... Views:316
I used to think it was all about the money. Reaching the end goal. Partly, because I’m really results-oriented and partly because of my background in corporate. It was always about winning and being successful. Boom! That’s where the rewards always were.
In corporate, my boss called to ... Views:362
We all face the moments where we lose inspiration and excitement for what we do. Usually we focus on employee engagement but it affects as much the entrepreneurs, and business owners as the leaders of a team, department or organization. According to a 2015 Gallup study, only 32% of the American ... Views:308
Jerry was the CEO of a large bank headquartered in New York. As a client of mine for several years, he had grown to trust my ability to work with “difficult” executives.
One Friday evening I got a call from Jerry’s executive assistant, asking me to meet with him to discuss one of his direct ... Views:278
All the time we have images on our mind, images that inspire us or images that increase worry and doubt. We actually think in pictures. Just pay attention to what’s on your mind all day - your thoughts and images.
We know the body’s performance is an expression of what is going on in our mind, ... Views:320
Recently, I had the opportunity to be one of the 17 experts from around the world presenting at the Global Online H.E.A.L. Summit (http://www.healsummit2016.com/).
It takes vision and passion to organize such an impactful global event and I had the pleasure to get to know the organizers, ... Views:334
People in organizations talk about trust. Much of that time, however, is devoted to talking about others who they do NOT trust. I hear comments like the following with regularity:
• "I don't trust my boss. He gives me an assignment and then micro-manages me."
• (From a CEO) "I don't trust ... Views:424
Most of the small and medium organization (SME) wants to transform the organization for breakthrough growth. Breakthrough growth happens only when there is radical thinking and execution happens on the way it does business on a daily basis. The person at the top thinks that people working for ... Views:464
When Dr. Michael Mantell began a recent speeck quoting President John F. Kennedy who said, “So let us begin anew—remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness and sincerity is always subject to proof" little did he realize he'd touch the life of a mom in the audience. "Dr. ... Views:375
Have you ever felt like you’ve lost your sense of power and maybe even all logic? That feeling that nothing is going to go your way? woman talking into her ear
The downward spiral seemingly starts out with an event. You’ve been diagnosed with a health verdict that sounds scary. Your mate or ... Views:552
I recently had the opportunity to participate in a nine day intensive, small group training with Janet Bray Attwood, the founder of The Passion Test. From our group, more than half of the participants were from Japan as The Passion Test has been experiencing fast growth in Japan.
During our ... Views:479
Darn near everyone gripes about money. I do it, too. We each have triggers about making, spending and saving money. But the one I hear the most about is not getting paid enough. Either you have an abundance of clients but they don't pay you for the real value you give or you don't have enough ... Views:498
In the real estate world, we read and hear a lot about the power of leverage. Essentially, it means investing a limited amount of personal cash to geometrically increase net worth. Let's say you buy a piece of rental property for $300,000 with a down payment of 20%. You laid out $60,000. The ... Views:447
You're a genius at many things. Most of the time, the things that are your pure genius are not even in your awareness. They slip right past your consciousness as you try to be genius at getting your business known and increasing your profits.
I've always thought it was strange how people got ... Views:525
Taking things off your plate can be hard.
You want your work to be excellent, and you’ve probably been burned before by VA’s or employees who don’t even come close to meeting your standards.
So if you’re like a lot of business owners, you have a usual excuse for why you hold certain ... Views:437
I never thought much about my business model until almost twenty years into being an entrepreneur. I know: crazy, huh? My model was to get an idea, implement it, and keep doing it… if it was fun. But I didn't have criteria to gauge what was working and what wasn't.
Who cares if I'm constantly ... Views:544
We are already two weeks into the new year and most peoples’ new year’s resolutions are history. It’s a common and interesting phenomena.
Goals often don't last - sometimes we don't even get started on them or fall back into old habits creating the same old results.
I know your year can ... Views:491
I used to have a bad habit of creating new ways to generate money every month. None of my new offerings had earth-shattering results, but that didn't stop me from trying to reinvent the wheel. Apparently, I didn't notice my pattern of working hard for little ROI.
If you think you may be in a ... Views:433
I've often written in the past about decision-making biases. ALL OF US rely to some degree on decision-making approaches that yield suboptimum results. Most of those are unconscious. An example is the human tendency to use past experiences, even if statistically insufficient, to make critical ... Views:423
The end of the year can either be one of the most relaxing times or it can be hectic. Sometimes it’s a little of both. Preparation for the holidays and travel are only a part of the year-end priorities.
The end of the year is a good time for reflection on what has been and what you’d like to ... Views:502
It's a daily occurrence and yet you may not even know it's happening.
Hesitation is a pause. A doubt. A question.
Is it fear or your Inner Guidance speaking? If you pay attention to that gut feeling of hesitancy, you'll gain clarity on which action steps to take to be a ... Views:446
Do you ever catch yourself whining like a five-year-old about your business rather than shining like a rockstar CEO?
We all whine, and it usually feels justified. After all, we're simply stating the truth about the reality of our finances, overwhelm and how so-and-so ticked us ... Views:515
Many entrepreneurs dream of doing what they love and getting highly paid for it. Not me. I was so off-my-rocker excited about the process of coaching that I left my first coaches training session and went directly to educating people on the power of coaching. I probably seemed like a newbie ... Views:467
Business owners have three modes they gravitate toward:
A. Creative maniac
B. Implementing the cool new strategy
C. Overwhelm (which can manifest as stress, denial, checking out, boredom)
Sure, there are some other modes, but these are where you’ll tend to play the most.
No mode is ... Views:522
I knew that it might unfold this way, but I prayed it wouldn’t. A sixteen year old at my gym was arrested for allegedly murdering his family. I knew all the details long before they were released to the press, even though I didn’t know him personally.
I struggled with all the negative ... Views:475
I had mastered a bad habit in my relationship. This particular practice was born out of the desire to keep peace in my house.
It finally occurred to me that the thing I was doing to keep peace, actually kept me away from it. WHOA!
In my quest to create flow in my relationship I would often ... Views:421
We all are leaders and followers in our personal and professional lives. Most importantly, we must lead ourselves because leadership starts with us. Our attitude, actions, and ability to grow and learn set us apart from ineffective leaders.
Exceptional leaders are led from within – they ... Views:479
For more than a few years, I’ve been a slave to email. I was very aware of it and sought help. I got some relief, but email still felt like it was cracking its whip on me.
By the way, if you’ve got the email thing down, I don’t want to hear about all the different strategies I can use to ... Views:573