At different times when I ask my clients if they believe they are achieving excellence, I often hear “No, I wouldn’t say excellence, but we’re better than we were X years ago!” My first response when I hear that is always, “Well what if you were mediocre 2 years ago? Congratulations, you’re now better than mediocre! Are you really okay with that?”
As your year starts to wind down, you might be coming to the realization that you didn’t accomplish everything that you had planned on this year. You might be asking yourself, “Why am I not getting what I really want in “X” area of my life?”
Aligning Your Purpose in Life … Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller The purpose of our lives is to be happy. Dalai Lama How many of us were told as a child that your purpose in life…
The Power of One … At times it can be easy to forget the idea that it takes just one idea, action, or belief to transform the world. Whether that be the world-at-large or the much smaller world that you inhabit, especially the one in your head. Most of us have forgotten the impact we…
Productivity & The Law of Unintentional Consequences A short time ago I was working with a team of senior leaders. We were discussing the overall purpose of the organization and the bottom-line goal that was driving the organization forward. In most companies these are things like profit margin, revenue, sales targets, production goal, etc.. This…
A wise mentor of mine, Dr Nido Qubein of High Point University, once told me, “Joe if you don’t have a why … the how and the what don’t matter!” As I reflect back on the times in my life when I was driven towards a particular goal … be it writing my first book or starting my business, I was always crystal clear about the why behind my actions. I had a clear understanding of my purpose for that particular goal and was driven to achieve it.
How many times have you said to yourself: I can’t believe this? Was it after seeing something that didn’t make sense or experiencing something that made you incredibly angry? One of the models I use with clients is Beliefs (what we think) drives Behaviors (what we do) and those actions create the Results (what we get) in our lives.
How do you celebrate your goals? It’s January and the pinnacle of the pro football season is almost upon us … the Superbowl. Folks will gather on Superbowl Sunday across the country and in various parts of the world to jump, scream, and holler, each and every time their team drives down the field and pushes the football past the goal line.
It’s a new year and everyone is thinking about their new goals. Health clubs are jam-packed with the New Year’s resolutionists who are starting off another year with the expectation that this will be the year they drop the extra 15 lbs. they have been carrying around the last few years. It’s a fact … health club membership’s jump up 65% in the month of January each and every year.
Every since the beginning of time humans have searched to find their purpose in life. Thousands of books have been written and hundreds of thousand of speeches, lectures, and discussions have been given on the topic of purpose. And yet, how many people do you know, if asked, could succinctly complete the following sentence, “My purpose in life is to …”