No Limits Living

The two words “No Limits” reminds of other phrases that are short like:  “Just Do It” from Nike, or “No Fear” which was popular some decades ago.  When you think about the phrases “No Limits Living,” what comes to your mind?  Do you see yourself doing something you only dream about?  Perhaps you see a goal that is just out …

When You Grow Yourself, You Can Grow Others

There is an expression which says “grow one, teach one.”  What does it mean?  I am a person who has spent a lifetime in the area of “personal growth.”   I learned long ago that when I learn something, the very best way to get the information deep inside me and my brain is to “teach” what I have learned to …

Growth Always Increases Your Capacity

Are you one of the millions who is always looking to cross the finish line first? What would you say if I told you that is not the best position to be in, in any race in your life?  What you are unwittingly doing is actually limiting yourself and those with whom you work, serve with or share time within …

What Is Limiting You?

The first month of the New Year has just finished.  Have you abandoned your resolutions?  What changes have you made here in 2018?  If you are feeling limited still, there is something wrong.  You cannot expand your influence as long as you are of a mindset of limited ability.  Your potential is limitless and there is no finish line.  It …

Did you know?

Did you know that many countries around the world do not celebrate the New Year on the same day as we do here in the United States?  China and Korea celebrate in late January; while Vietnam and Mongolia celebrate New Year in late February.  Hindu’s and Persian’s celebrate the New Year in March.  Several countries us a Solar system to …

What will 2018 mean to you?

Okay, let’s face it, you’re stuffed with holiday food, comatose from all the partying and relatives, the decorations whatever they may be are shoved in storage and your first full workday of this new year is looming.  Regardless if your team won or lost, you got the gift you wanted, the love you’ve always dreamed of, or that end of …

Curiosity

This past year, I worked with a client who used the “Reiss Profile” which is an assessment.  One of the markers is curiosity.  Those who have a high degree of curiosity are also the people who have a real thirst for knowledge and learning just about everything.  These folks love to read, and they read constantly. They can often be …

Trade-offs

Read this quote by Eric Hoffer and see if you agree with him: “People will cling to an unsatisfactory way of life, rather than change in order to get something better, for fear of getting something worse.”  Agree or Disagree.  I know this to be true in my business because I witness it all the time.  “F-E-A-R” is simply this …

Be A Rubber Band

Inside each of us is something called “potential,” our job in life is to develop it.  You might say our potential is a great gift.  If we develop our potential and use it for good, we have done well.  However, if we never develop our potential or squander it, we have done a great disservice not only to ourselves but …

Where Is Your Ladder?

By Janice Bastani Did you know that in almost every survey conducted, “Honesty” was the highest word selected by those surveyed as the #1 characteristic of a leader?  We all have known of, or read a story about an enterprising individual who quits their job and opens a business, only to see it go under.  The same person will try …

Good Pain & Bad Pain

When you think about “pain”, what do you remember?  Maybe it was a paper cut, or a scraped knee, perhaps the pain after surgery.  What we know about pain is, it prompts us to face who we are and where we are. What we do in these times of pain, defines who we are. Below are some facts about “Bad …

The Price for Freedom

  Today is the 4th of July, the birthday of our nation, The United States of America.  Whether you were born here or immigrated to the US, it is important to remember what our country is built upon, the values, the standards, the foundational ideas that have made this nation a great place to live.  If you immigrated here, what …

Design Your Life

Here is a fact:  we either design our lives, or someone else will.  Which of the two choices would you choose?  No matter where you are in life, you can choose to design your life differently if you really want to.  In order to look at this more deeply, let’s take a look at your calendar over the past few …

Environment

Anytime you have “grown” in your life, most likely you changed your environment in some way.  Think about the environment you are in today, are you growing to your full potential or are you at a plateau?  You never want to be at the head of the class 100% of the time.  Like anything, once we reach the peak and …

Consistency

  If you are a fan of college football, you will know this coaches name; Jim Tressel, the head football coach at The Ohio State.  Coach Tressel says:  “The hallmark of excellence, the test of greatness is consistency.” Think about a great musician; the musician didn’t get to plan in an orchestra by practicing once a week. A great musician …

Reflection

When we talk about reflection we think of a mirror reflecting back our own image, or perhaps a shiny black car which reflects everything it passes. This month we are using the term in a different manner.  We are talking about stopping, pausing for a period of time to reflect on the past, the present and the future.   Pausing …

Mirroring

This month let’s talk about “Mirroring” and what it looks like in our lives.  What is “Mirroring” you may wonder?  This term and behavior can be very beneficial to your life or it can destroy a relationship.  Let me give you an example of each so you will understand. “Positive Mirroring” is the behavior of being present through listening, direct …

Awareness

“Leaders have a high level of emotional intelligence,” according to Daniel Goleman. Self-examination is the fastest way to “self-awareness.”   “Self-awareness” requires a few things:  sincerity, genuineness, honesty and authenticity.  On any given day, most of us are wary of receiving feedback from others much less ourselves.  Leading yourself is the hardest job any of us will ever do. John Maxwell …

What’s Your Growth Plan?

When a person finishes their formal education, that closes a book on growing in knowledge, both academic and socially; or so they think.  Even if someone drops out of school be it high school or college, the thought is:  “I am street smart and can take care of myself,” or “This is not relevant to me and I am out …

Growth Through Our Choices

  So many choices, how does anyone know which one will lead to the outcome, goal, or destination they desire?  Do you realize that you are where you are today, because of every choice you have ever made in your life?  The past is the past and it ended last night, so let’s not blame everyone in our past.  If …

Evaluating 2016 & Looking Ahead to 2017

  Did you turn your calendar and notice, there are only a few days left in 2016?   Hard to believe how fast a year can go by when you are very busy with business and daily living.  I am wondering how “Intentional” you were in 2016 in your own life? This year we discussed good intentions, starting small to create …

Tell Someone Your Story This Month!

When we go to the movies or select one on our home theater, what genre do you choose? Many love a movie with action and adventure, still others choose romance, then there are the space movies about time travel and the future, but most of us love a movie which is a “True Story”.  A true story of how someone …

Seizing Opportunities

  How many of us have lived with the regret of not jumping onto an opportunity?  We are flooded with the feeling of frustration at not seizing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we tend to beat ourselves up over not taking action.  How many times in history have we seen in our own lifetime, how average everyday people seize an opportunity …

Like Minded People Create Magic

  What does it mean to live in a time of anticipation?  I am sure you have seen a “MAGIC” show either in person or on television and there is a moment when you are leaning forward in your seat in anticipation of catching the  magician in the act of creating that magic trick, haven’t you?  I know I sure …

Connecting with Like Minded People who Make a Difference

  Did you know that it is impossible to achieve significance alone?  The “Law of Significance” states that one person is too small a number to achieve any type of greatness.   For those who do try to make a difference and achieve significance on their own, are fooling themselves.  Why?  A big ego, their own level of insecurity, their …