Monday, May 13, 2019

Motivational Monday #113: What Limits Us

It not mistakes that limit us, it's the fear of making them and never going for it that goes. 

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I was watching the NBA playoffs last night and a HUGE shot was made at the end of regulation for the win and it went in! The Raptors won 90-92 and are heading to the Easter Conference Championships. They won because the shot went in, but if it didn't they would have had no shot to win. No attempt = 0% chance of winning.  

It really stood out to me that it's just a part of the game. Sometimes it goes in, some times it doesn't but that doesn't mean you only go for layups because they are the easiest. They still practice daily,  their all around game in preparation for their performances when it matters during the game. The final thought it really simple: A miss doesn't define you, not going for it does though. Let it be NBA or in sales or life in general, if we don't go for it and try we will never have a chance at it and the more we practice and grow the better our chances are of winning. 

Take shots today, it's the only way to win. 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Motivational Monday #112: Feeding our Minds

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It's super important that we are taking intentional actions in feeding our mind with things than foster growth and joy. I believe there has to be a balance, but before there is balance there has to be intake. It doesn't have to be a long drawn out time or process. It can take place on your first drive of the day. That is when I spend some time putting some motivation in my mind for the day. 

There are may podcasts, audible's, books, etc... that you can dive into so I'd recommend asking some of your peers what they are doing for ideas or there is always google. I've put a list of a few things that I subscribe to below as well to check out if you'd like. 

Remember the compound effect: 
The Compound Effect is the ripple effect you get from the choices you make. In life, you not only reap what you sow, you reap more than you sow. The seemingly insignificant choices we make daily, will create major changes in your life for good or bad. These are the things we don’t think about because they have no immediate effect. They don’t seem to matter. But over time, they can take you places you never intended.  (as adapted from The Compound Effect By Darren Hardy)

Daily Darren:
(daily text or email)

Bayside Refuel:
(daily text or email)

The Voice of Social Selling Podcast:

Success Magazine Podcast:

HBR Series:
(read a chapter a day)

Monday, April 15, 2019

Motivational Monday #111: Time & Talent

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Time and talent go hand. 

Where we spend our time is usually where our talents shine and are put to use. We also spend out time sharpening our talents and the balance of both, always has to be there.

Time spend improving our talents & then times spent putting our talents to work in our marketplaces, communities & homes.

This week my encouragement is to be purposeful two fold. Take intentional time to sharpen one of your talents this week and then to compliment it put that into action by applying that talent to parts of your life and it may be a part that you haven't applied that talent (old or new talent) to before. 

Stretch & Growth this week using your time & talents to be great!

Monday, April 8, 2019

Motivational Monday #110: Win the minute....

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The small things/actions make a HUGE difference. 
Over the weekend I was listing to a show and they talked about the compound effect one one action repeated over time. We talk or hear about winning the day which is great and frequently I talk about needing to win the morning myself to win the rest of the day.

My "ah-ha" came with making it more granular to winning the minute, then the hour to win the day. An example of this is not hitting the snooze button in the am making our first action one of delay. Instead getting out of bed and starting a productive routine. 

Rock each action today in the moment/minute and win...keep it rolling and the outcomes will be awesome. 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Motivational Monday #109: Something Extraordinary

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Today has probably started just like every other day. It's up to us how the day progresses, what we do and how we respond to what is in front of us. Today look for that 'dare-to-be-great' moment. It may be something big or a small action with a big impact. Great things aren't always noticed by many, but those that notice, it matters a lot to. Have an extraordinary day today! 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Motivational Monday #107: Moving towards the action.

When we are prepared we run towards the conversation and we don’t stand in one spot and hope it comes to us. 

When opportunities show up to us we seize them because we are prepared, not just because you are there. Being present is very important, but it needs to be coupled with preparedness as well. Preparation can come in many forms and we need to take the steps today to win tomorrow. 

Are we:
  • Practicing
  • Printing what we need
  • Testing our tech
  • Roll Playing
  • Presenting to Ourselves
  • Asking question to influence's
  • Investing in ourselves
*just some examples

Preparation + Presence = Success

Monday, February 25, 2019

Motivational Monday #106: Makin' it happen

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Our reminder today is all about makin' it happen; execution. We have some great plans drawn up with call sheets, client list which we can compliment with our tools and services. Now it's about makin' it happen; day in and day out. 

Our ideas & plans are great but the true beauty of them come in the execution. Only when we execute the plans on a consistent basis do we get to taste and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Focus on execution today. Do today what needs to be done in order to achieve the goals that you have than just like shampoo (repeat)

Have an amazing day!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Motivational Monday #105: Daily or Occasionally

Image result for monday morning mantraA good friend of mine shared this on his Instagram this morning and it stood out to me. It reminded me to audit what I was doing daily and if those things were the best to be doing to get me closer to my goals personally & professionally. Eliminate or minimize what is a detourant and emphasize what really moves you forward. 

The best are always looking to get better. You are the best!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Motivational Monday #104: Be Present

Today the message is a short one.,,

  • Wherever you are at, be there.  
  • Whoever you are with, tune in. 
  • Whatever you are doing, do you best. 

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Motivational Monday #103: Be a River, not a Reservoir

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Both are bodies of water but one flows and gives life to everything it touches promoting growth (the river). A reservoir, however just stores it up and does not promote growth. 

A river flows and does not become stagnant, being renewed with freshness. 

Let's be a river in our lives and our businesses. Let's keep growing and investing on those around us and our clients. Remember, as a river flows it needs new water to keep the current going so we need to always be growing, researching and investing in ourselves so we have something to share. 

Flow on!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Motivational Monday #102: Professionalism....mirroring the client

Adapting to our surroundings is super important in our jobs. We don't change who we are, but can can change how it comes out. I think of an example Stevie D gave years ago of how he changes his style to suit his audience. When in Utah he talks a little slower, more empathetically and has lunches with an ice tea whereas in So. Cal. he is more firm, direct and will bond with people over cocktails and cigars. 

The message isn't different, but the audience is and it's our job to connect with the audience i.e. our clients. So when we are in the market this week think about who we are meeting with, how they are and ways to best connect with them. It's our job to connect with them, not the other way around. 

It may be calling them, not texting them.
It may be sharing something personal, or not. 
It may be commenting and interacting on Facebook.
It may be using Bitmoji's or not. 
It may be videos or not.
These are just some examples to get us thinking. 

Great Article to Check Out

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