Why Worry?

If you have done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.

If you want to be successful, respect one rule – Never let failure take control of you. Everybody has gone through something that has changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were.

Relationships are like electric currents, wrong connections will give you shocks throughout your life, but the right ones will light up your life.

~ Leonardo DiCaprio

Do your best and don’t worry. If you let failure rule you, you will die. We all make mistakes (ask my wife Vikki about me …). The true example of leadership if growing from the failures and achieving.

Growth in career and life is a set of wins and no-wins. Be on top with 51% wins, and be proud.

When you do not win, let it go, move on.

 

Career & Life 2.0: Climb over the obstacles …

“We can throw stones, complain about them, climb over them or build with them”. – William Arthur Ward

Pesky stones: Obstacles. People. Money. Work. Time.

We are all encumbered with the challenges of life like those listed above, and many more I am sure. We hear stories of people with seemingly overwhelming obstacles – lose of limb, physical impairment, horrible unbringing & lack of promise, the disenfranchised – and the list can go on.

What is inspiring to see is how many made the decision before themselves and their God to kick those stones that could be roadblocks out of the way or to climb over them and leave them behind so they could go on to happiness and greatness.

A true test of desire to achieve in life and career is the commitment to not complain about what could be in your way, but to conquer by using an obstacle as a motivation to achieve your goal. Complaining is easy; achieving takes commitment, hard work, tenacity and dedication to yourself, your family/community and to the one you worship.

In work, you may have that boss who tries to hold you back by putting obstacles in your way. Take that as a challenge and climb over by showing your true talent. It might be a patient/resident who is difficult; find their soft spot and climb over them through care.

A rockpile is built of many pieces that together form the obstacle. Take one stone away at a time, and the obstacle goes away. When is is possible, you grow, enjoy happiness and smile.

 

Career & Life 2.0:  Reset Your Attitude  

“The mind is a powerful thing. It can take you through walls.”  – Denis Avey 

The attitude you carry can do one of two things:

Put you in a place of living your life in the positive with opportunity and promise …
Put you in a place where you can’t take a step forward because someone or yourself told you “you can’t” …

I hear it all the time. I can read a person very fast when I talk with them. They are either up on themselves, or down.

Dan – “I never find the right partner … There is no hope for my business … I will never have enough money … My job is terrible but I am stuck there … This world is so screwed up … I never find joy in anything – I was born to be underwhelmed and disappointed with everything”.

Make you feel good – NOT! Sound like you – maybe. Can you change it – absolutely. The only thing that holds you back is yourself and that brain that talks to you.

I found this formula for attitude:

If
A B C D E FG H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Is equal to:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

ATTITUDE is:

A +T+T+I+T+U+D+E

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

Apply the same to money – comes in at 72%. Love – 54%.. Luck – 47% – but these are most important, right? That is what we have been told. NOT!

Continuing … Hard Work – 89%. Knowledge – 96%

Attitude is the most important factor of success. Combine a positive attitude with hard work and knowledge – you cannot fail. You cannot succumb to just getting by. You can not fall victim to others who are in their own dark place.

You can smile. You can take pride in your work and how you help others.

Attitude challenged – check in at the curb. Enter new and fresh. Be all you want to be.