Category: Wisdom Quote

Monday Motivation: Failure is Better than “What if”

August 22nd, 2016 by

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It’s a funny thing about life. You never know until you try, but to try is to risk failure. If you don’t try. you’re stuck in the “what if” your entire life. Try and know. Even if you fall, you’ll learn some things on the way down to help you rise a better person.

Weekly Wisdom: Take control of your life.

August 16th, 2016 by

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“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.” -Erica Jong

Monday Motivation: Accomplish the goal!

August 15th, 2016 by

pablo (24)

If you arrived at work today and was immediately met with a project that you put off last week, and the week before, and the week before … how do you begin? Visualize the desired outcome and how great it will feel to have accomplished the work. Then identify one small step you can take today. Take the step and don’t obsess over whether it was perfect or not. Then the next day, take another. Pretty soon you will have established a rhythm and the momentum will shift toward completion.

Weekly Wisdom: Remember what’s important.

August 9th, 2016 by

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“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” -Bob Dylan

Monday Motivation: Choose happiness

August 8th, 2016 by

pablo (23)
 

Bonnie Ware, the author of The Top Five Regrets Of The Dying, wrote in a Huffington Post blog:

“Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again … life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.”

Weekly Wisdom: Open up your mind.

August 2nd, 2016 by

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“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” -Jamie Paolinetti

Monday Motivation: Confidence

August 1st, 2016 by

pablo (22)

If confidence doesn’t come easy to you, here are 3 tips:

  1. Correct your posture. Displaying confident posture will make you look and feel more confident. Roll those shoulders back and elongate the spine.
  2. Determine to do your best, and know that is enough. I promise other people aren’t evaluating every error and misstep you make. (Well, unless they are jealous of your confidence … and in that case, who cares?)
  3. Know your stuff. This is probably the best advice for building confidence. If you are speaking about a topic, do your homework and know the material. If you are meeting with someone, prepare. If you are trying something new, study up.

If you want to achieve success, you must believe you are worthy and go for it!

Weekly Wisdom: Do the best with what you’ve got

July 26th, 2016 by

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“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” -Latin Proverb

Monday Motivation: How to win after a fall

July 25th, 2016 by

pablo (21)

It’s easy to stand up after a win to applause and admiration. It’s not so easy after a knock down. Encountering defeat and becoming defeated are two different things. Standing up after a fall requires deep character, courage, tenacity … it’s how to turn a tough situation into a personal WIN!

Weekly Wisdom: Human Problems

July 19th, 2016 by

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“There is always an easy solution to every human problem- neat, plausible, and wrong.” -H. L. Mencken

Monday Motivation: Choose your heroes wisely

July 18th, 2016 by

pablo (20)

Our culture celebrates people who make little to no meaningful contributions to others. When we make heroes of people who can act, play a sport, or sing we are placing value on activities they perform well. Do the people you honor have the personal qualities you’d like to emulate in business and life? Think of those who have made a direct impact on your life. These people are likely those you see every week, who have overcome the odds to be successful. They are the people who will walk with you during tough times.  Do one thing to honor your hero today!

Weekly Wisdom: Learn from Every Experience

July 12th, 2016 by

Experience

 

“Experience is not what happens to a man. It’s what a man does with what happens to him.” -Aldous Huxley

Monday Motivation: Leadership 101

July 11th, 2016 by

pablo (19)

“To get it done right, I do it all myself,” said no great leader … ever.  Don’t be a martyr – work smarter.

 

Weekly Wisdom: Lack of Knowledge

July 5th, 2016 by

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“Lack of knowledge…that is the problem. You should not ask questions without knowledge. If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.” – W. Edwards Deming

Monday Motivation: A Powerful Lesson on Leadership

July 4th, 2016 by

pablo (18)

True leaders don’t inspire work by giving orders. They inspire action by creating a compelling vision to word toward.  What seed can you plant in another person today to inspire his or her personal growth?

Weekly Wisdom: Sharing is Caring

June 28th, 2016 by

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“To be good is noble, but to teach others to be good is nobler and less trouble.” -Mark Twain

Monday Motivation: No better time than the present

June 27th, 2016 by

pablo (17)

Isn’t it funny how we think we will have more time later?  Whatever is on your “later” list, won’t you be glad a year from today if you start now?

Weekly Wisdom: Be Proactive!

June 21st, 2016 by

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Henry de Bracton

Monday Motivation: Create your legacy

June 20th, 2016 by

pablo (9)

It doesn’t matter who you are, your time is limited, and your life is finite. Knowing this, if you made a list today of things you would not want to leave undone, what items would be on the list? And what has blocked you from checking these items off? If you are like most people, you wait to act. You wait until something kicks you in the butt and reminds you that maybe you are not living life on your own terms. Maybe you’re living by someone else’s terms … someone you don’t even like.

Identify what’s important (versus what doesn’t really matter). Write your list. Build your legacy. Don’t leave what you’re meant to do here undone.

Weekly Wisdom: The Importance of Management

June 14th, 2016 by

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“People work in the system. Management creates the system.” -W. Edwards Deming

Monday Motivation: Are you comparing your insides to someone else’s outsides?

June 13th, 2016 by

Do you ever look at social media and see so many people doing so many cool things that you wonder if you are falling behind? It’s not social media’s fault. Social media wasn’t designed to let us know whether or not we measure up. It’s our fault because feelings like that arise when we compare our insides to someone else’s outsides.

We have no idea how long it takes for a person to get to where they are. Let’s not act like it was dumb luck or unearned effort when someone succeeds. Although another person’s success can feel like a reminder of personal shortcomings, jealous feelings can be proactive when we recognize them and allow them to reveal qualities within ourselves we can improve upon. The real question is:

Are you willing to make the sacrifice?

Weekly Wisdom: Don’t question opportunity!

June 7th, 2016 by

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“If you were offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

Monday Motivation: Always 100%

June 6th, 2016 by

pablo (6)

Doing more than you are paid to do is the best investment you can make in your career development. It’s the simple law of success!

Weekly Wisdom: What is a Root Cause?

May 31st, 2016 by

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“A Root Cause is the absence of a best practice or the failure to apply knowledge that would have prevented the problem.” – Mark Paradies

Monday Motivation: Risk the Ordinary

May 30th, 2016 by

pablo (5)

We do we settle for the ordinary?  Complacency is a choice.  Letting people off the hook who let us down gives them permission to do it again.  Not learning something new to qualify for a better position at work keeps us stuck in dead-end jobs.  Avoiding exercise and good food keeps energy low and sets us up for health problems.

Look at the cost-benefit analysis of decisions made during this thing called “life” in the areas of career, health, finances and relationships.  What are your decisions costing you today? Are you ready to risk the usual to reach the extraordinary?

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