Chasing Excellence, Having Faith

Young professionals who want raises and promotions from the company they work for have faith. What do I mean by faith?  Having faith means, believing in something you have no proof of. Young potential execs set a goal, write a plan to achieve it and have faith it will happen.

So many times participants in my “Chasing Excellence” workshop leave the 3 day session with grand goals to rise to the top of their company.  And of those who have the courage to put their goals into action, many will drop their ideas after a few weeks or months of not seeing the results they had hoped. They lack the faith needed to stick with it, to push on. And when you demonstrate a lack of faith, your supervisors and company leadership lose trust that you will ever follow through on anything. Continue reading

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See the Big Picture of Chasing Excellence

You can never be more than the picture you have of yourself. If you’re not achieving the goals you set for yourself it may be because of how you ‘see’ yourself.

We are happiest in life when our Actual-Self is aligned with our Ideal-Self. That doesn’t mean you can only be happy when you achieve your goals. But contentment will come if you work every day on the things that bring you closer to your ideal-self.

I want a million dollars, a good woman by my side and a 32 inch waist.  I have none of these!  But, I’m working everyday day to get them all.  And the effort, the chasing excellence, makes me happy and content.

What are you doing today to live your big picture?

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Are You Investing in You?

Chasing excellence means investing in you.  Think of this, how many books have you read since you were in college?  How many books did you read in the last year?

About 77 percent of American women read a book in 2016, 67 percent of American men read one.  Also, the average woman read 14 books in a 12-month span, while the average man read only 9.  About 90 percent of college grads read at least one book a year, compared to 34 percent of people who haven’t finished high school. Also, the more money they earned, the likelier they were to be readers.

If the average US male only reads 9 books a year, how far can you go if you read 10-15 books a year?  I’m not writing about trashy novel–that would be like living another life.  I mean self-improvement books.  Something that makes you excel.

Books are only one way to invest in yourself.  Podcasts, industry specific blogs and magazine articles are other great ways to expand your mind. On my YouTube channel Ted Talks are ranked very high.

The important message here is get out there and learn!

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