Monday, March 22, 2010

"The Red Zone"

There are ten days remaining in this month. If you are chasing a goal, you have a choice to do one of three things at this critical checkpoint:

1) Give MAXIMUM EFFORT to close out this month strong!

2) Do nothing differently and coast thru the finish line...

3) Shut things down and save existing opportunities for another day.

How hard would you work if EVERYTHING depended on the next 10 days?

What would suddenly become ‘possible’ if a $1,000,000 bonus was added to the reward?

Your activity, mindset & behavior at the end of each month carries far into the next.

“Run THRU the finish line… because the race is never truly over!”

Sunday, March 14, 2010

What's The Difference?

During the first several thousand years of business, you could be successful by simply providing a great product, service, solution or convenience at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, being ‘Great’… is not good enough any more. Today, countless individuals and organizations seemingly sell exactly the same thing… for the exact same price… in virtually the exact same place.

Why should I shop at Barnes & Noble instead of Borders or Amazon? Why should I patronize Blockbuster versus Hollywood Video or Netflix? What’s really the difference between Mr. Real Estate Agent #1 and Ms. Realtor Agent #1,000,000? Why should I hire you instead of somebody else? Why should I lay off John instead of James?

So few people seem to be focused on finding answers to those questions. So many people seem to be content with thinking and behaving just like everyone else… and, then blaming their situation on excuses like “The Economy”.

Here is today’s new reality: either you are Remarkable… or you are Invisible.

Which are YOU choosing to be?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Relative Expert

Earlier today, I conducted a workshop on "Utilizing Social Media to Build Your Brand & Grow Your Business”. It was extremely well received and the audience seemed to get genuine Value from the information that I shared. The funny thing is this: I never considered myself to be a Social Media Expert… until after I was finished.

It was then that I realized that I don’t have to be an expert compared to the smartest person in the field. I only have to be a Relative Expert compared to my peers and my audiences. For the record, my newfound status did not happen by accident. About six months ago, I decided that I wanted to become proficient in utilizing Social Media to grow my business. Therefore, I invested $400 in an amazing online course (, applied what I had learned, and VoilĂ !... I’m an Expert! This choice is also available to you every single day.

In what areas should you choose to become an Expert to achieve your professional goals?

It’s as simple as deciding… and doing. What are you waiting for?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Your Winning Hand

What would happen if you sat down at a high stakes poker table… with EVERYTHING on the line, but nobody had taught you how to play the game? Would it matter if you were dealt a ‘winning’ hand… if you didn’t know what you had… or how to play it?

That happens every single day in the Game of Life. So many people have EVERYTHING that they need to be successful… but they end up wasting it because they never realize what they have or don’t know how to use it.

Find people that you trust who have already been where you want to go. And, then TRUST them to teach you the rules of the ‘Game’. It's a simple as playing Follow the Leader... to success.

Who are you trusting to explain YOUR winning hand?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Garbage In / Garbage Out

Everything that you do… Every person that you interact with… has a direct impact on your Life… for the Better or Worse. There is no middle ground!


  • Online Activity either Lifts You Up… or drags you down

  • Television Viewing either Lifts You Up… or drags you down

  • Game Playing either Lifts You Up… or drags you down

  • Thoughts either Lift You Up… or drag you down

  • Beliefs either Lift You Up… or drag you down

  • Reading either Lifts You Up… or drags you down

  • Work either Lifts You Up… or drags you down

  • Friends either Lift You Up… or drag you down

Garbage In / Garbage Out