Excellence: Self Talk

The new year is under way and so is our pursuit of the Wow Factor. Last week we introduced the Wow Factor and defined it as a memorable experience that leaves others talking about us in an extremely positive way.  We also talked about excellence, which can be simply defined as,  above average.  This week we want to begin to look at ways to …

Deliver the Wow in 2018

It’s the start of a new year! Perhaps you’ve thought about what you will do differently this year to make it better than last year. If you’ve not thought about it, I would encourage you to do so. Personally, I want to consistently deliver the “Wow” factor this year. I define the Wow Factor as A memorable experience that leaves …

Purpose pt. 3

Today we continue looking at the four questions designed to help you uncover your unique purpose. To review, the four questions were: What would happen if you did not exist? What are you passionate about? What are your skills/talents? What makes you feel noble?   In this post, we’ll explore the third question… What are your skills/talents? What are your talents? What do you …

Purpose pt.2

Today we continue our look at the third and final component of Extraordinary Success: Purpose.  In the last post we learned that purpose can be defined simply as the reason why something exists. We also introduced you to four questions designed to help you uncover your unique, specific purpose and took a closer look at the first question.   The four questions were:   …

Purpose pt.1

We have now reached the third and final component of Extraordinary Success: Purpose.  Purpose can be defined simply as the reason why something exists. The definition may be simple, but the sad truth is that there are very few organizations and even fewer individuals who are truly clear on their unique, specific purpose. We’ve referred a number of times to Jim Collins’ book Good …

This post is part of our series on Extraordinary Success and is the fourth and final installment for Intentionality.  In Intentionality pt 1, we introduced the four-step process for intentionally setting and living out your core values and discussed defining your preferred future. In Intentionality pt 2, we learned the importance of assessing our current reality in order to establish a route to our preferred future. In Intentionality pt …

Intentionality pt. 3

This post is part of our series on Extraordinary Success and is the third of four installments involving Intentionality.  In Intentionality pt 1, we introduced the four-step process for intentionally setting and living out your core values and discussed defining your preferred future. In Intentionality pt 2, we learned the importance of assessing our current reality in order to establish a route to our preferred future. Now we …

Intentionality pt. 2

This post is part of our series on Extraordinary Success and is the second of four installments involving Intentionality.  In Intentionality pt 1, we introduced the four-step process for intentionally setting and living out your core values and discussed defining your preferred future. Now we will move to the second step. Step 1. Define your preferred future Step 2. Assess Reality Step 3. Take Action …

Intentionality pt.1

This week we are continuing our discussion around the theme Extraordinary Success by looking at the second component, Intentionality. Intentionality is simply the act of being deliberate. John C. Maxwell wrote a book called The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. The first of the fifteen laws was the Law of Intentionality, which states: growth does not just happen.  We’ve been talking about the importance of clearly …

Tenacity pt. 3

In this post we want to continue our discussion around tenacity–specifically as it relates to defining clear core values. In part 2, we talked about the need to refine our values down to a very few values that resonate most deeply with you. But that isn’t the end. Your values must be refined even further! Each value needs to include …