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Create Your Own Success

Create Your Own Success
What you expect to happen often does. If you anticipate failure, it happens. If you are positive and expect success your chances of being successful improve and improve immensely. Intention is defined as “an anticipated outcome that guides your planned actions.” Many people don’t realize how much this plays out on a daily basis. For instance, how often have you seen a person (maybe yourself) walk into a situation expecting a negative outcome? Result? A negative outcome.

Take Control

Take Control

Being an inspirational leader requires self-discipline. You can control how you behave by always aiming to grow into that person you want to be. But how? It simply requires noticing what is going through your mind and deciding whether that is the most appropriate view of the world at the time. You decide whether your behaviors match the current situation. You determine the energy that you want to put into the world. In every given moment, you have the option of seeing the world through a loving and trusting lens or through one of fear and doubt.

How Good Are You at Commitment?

How Good Are You at Commitment?

We all make commitments – in business, in sport, in marriage and elsewhere. The degree of success we enjoy as an inspirational leader is largely determined by our level of commitment. Recognizing and honoring commitment allows you to choose your actions. You need great commitment but in the right areas A person can be committed to indifference or committed to ambiguity. A person who is having trouble deciding what he wants to do can be committed to indecision or committed to struggling.

Secrets of Communicating

Secrets of Communicating

There are definite do and don’t behaviors when communicating with an individual or group. Go the do part right and eliminate the don’t part and your ability to communicate effectively will skyrocket. Communication is an essential part of any inspirational leader. Communicating is building a system of rapport between people, and that requires healthy amounts of paying attention to the other person’s wants and needs. If we turn our intention into an agenda, we run the risk of shutting out other people.

Saying Yes and No

Saying Yes or No

The way we use yes or no can determine the outcome of many projects we engage in through life. We need to send very clear messages to ourselves and to the universe as to what we really want and deserve. It is a clear and simple act to say yes to these things in life. Whatever we say yes to in life, we get more of it. Part of the art of leadership is beginning to understand the things to which you are saying yes and how you are saying it.

"And" is a Powerful Conjunction

And Is a Powerful Conjunction

In life we have to make choices. In business, we need to list tasks in order of priority. But beware that we don’t exclude certain things because of this. When most people think of priorities, they think of this or that. They think about which choice they will make, and as a result, what will go undone.

Personal Growth is Personal

Personal Growth

Personal growth is often defined as the ability to reach out and claim parts of ourselves that have been previously ignored—or worse, hated and ignored. We often undervalue or even disavow personal traits simply because they remind us of someone, something, or sometime that is unpleasant to us. It can be because we never felt confident in a particular area, or we were so focused in one area that we thought the other was a waste of time and energy.

How to Make People Change

How to Make People Change

There are various ways to bring about change in people but forcing them to change has never been successful in the long run. Humans are not very good at intentionally and systematically changing other people’s beliefs, practices, or habits, particularly en masse in an organizational setting. At a fundamental level, the term managed change can be an oxymoron.

Are You a Leader or a Controller?

Leader or Controller

Real leaders in life know that they actually have very little control over the people in their organizations and even less regarding what goes on around and outside their organization. While they may be rightfully concerned with the stability and control of the situation, it is not about being controlling. It is about having an organization that is designed to provide its own control, without trying to control the people within it. The key to this approach is in recognizing and honoring choice in their engagement with people.

What You Say and What They Hear

What You Say and What They Hear

As in writing, what the author intends and what the reader interprets can be two different things. Perceptions are important and we need to understand how they work. There is a huge amount of inference that occurs between our thoughts and another person’s understanding of those thoughts. People listen to us talk about vision, but they see and hear it through a filter of experience. Whatever we say and do goes through the filter of reality. We filter information and do not even know it is happening. How this translates into leadership behavior.

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