The guru John Maxwell writes some amazing books. One quote of his that I have fully embraced is “Sometimes You Win and Sometimes You Learn.” This weekend I spent watching my daughter compete in the state championship soccer tournament. They didn’t win all the games but they did place 3rd. They will get better by playing against. A team that played better then them but it only made them better. Life is like this. Listen for more on this podcast.
In this podcast we talk about a ritual a mentor of mine Peter Hurley does every day on his instagram. Every day he wakes up and records his wake up and goals.
We should be striving to accomplish goals in our lives. Some of our biggest goals in life take daily goals that are smaller in nature but when done consistently help us to accomplish what we want to do. Lose weight, get out of debt, learn a new skill, adopt a new hobby. All of these take time. Get up and prime your mind. Tony Robbins calls this priming. Wake up and set some goals.
Welcome to the daily impact. Today we are discussing what do you do when you are faced with a problem? Most people give up. Most people look for the path of least resistance. Embrace the problem and look at it as an opportunity. An opportunity to learn, grow, and overcome obstacles as they come.
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Quote from the Guru John Maxwell. The Fruit of Everything Good In Life.
Strong Words from Arnold Schwarzenegger on todays episode of The Daily Impact. What does Arnold say about strength and what can we learn from it.
I have been studying goal setting and accomplishing more in your life and business for almost 30 years. I have seen people do and define goals many different ways. Some have worked and some have not. Some might say drive and determination contributes. Some might say that how you define a goal determines how successful you are. I still believe there is one more thing that out weighs all. I started studying Anthony Robbins tactics and principles when I was seventeen years old. I was a young entrepreneur and bodybuilder at that time. I took every opportunity to learn more in these areas of my life. I remember him saying one thing that stuck out more than others. One thing that when I started doing it I was unstoppable.
It is true there are ways that setting goals will help you be more successful in accomplishing them. One thing that stands out that when I have done it I have been success each time.
Have you ever had that boss or friend who you swear loves to talk. Talk about anything and everything. And when you try to get a word in they jump right in with another story or something about them? In Steven Covey’s book “How To Win Friends and Influence People” one thing you can do to win friends and influence people is listen. Not just listen but listen with a clear mind. Understand and remember what the person is talking about.
To become that great leader. That Level 5 leader that John Maxwell talks about in his books. That leader that everyone looks up to and respects at work. You will need to become a great listener. Become the best listener you know. It’s not hard. I have been told that I am a leader who cares about my people. That understands my people. That takes an interest in my people. That wants to help my people. I have been told this by colleagues, management, and my team members. I attribute this to becoming a great listener. When you listen and understand people something triggers. They can trust you more than most.
I have not always been a great listener… Just ask my mom. I had to learn to become a great listener. For me there are just 5 simple rules to becoming a great leader.
The 5 key strategies to becoming a better listener are:
It’s getting close to the new year. You know what that means… Time for new years resolutions? We also know new years resolutions don’t work. Often they are last minute thoughts. Not something we put much thought or planning into. Or maybe we are just doing it because everyone else is doing it. I have never been much for new years resolutions but I have set annual goals every year. I have been setting goals for myself for over 30 years. I have found the best time to plan for annual goals (January – December) is in November of each year.
Each November I sit down and use a spreadsheet I have developed to plan out my annual goals. I am happy to say that I have been success most of the time at all these goals.
Setting Goals In November are 10 Times More Successful Than Those Set in January.
3 reasons I have found planning your next years goals in November are:
So many people struggle to get more friends, to get more business relations. If you want to get more friends and get more business relations the formula is easy. Maybe you want to be better friends with the ones you already have. Maybe you want to have better business relations with the ones you already have.
The secret formula is this:
You will aquire more friends in 2 months being interested in them than you will aquire in two years wanting people to be interested in you.
How many times when people tell you about their weekend or a business deal you respond with relating it to something you did? It might seem simple to do that because it’s natural. We want to tell people about things that happen to us. It’s not natural for as many to listen to people and respond with happiness for them or saying how great it is. People are drawn to those that they feel want to hear about them. Not to those that always have an opinion.
We all have many aspects of our lives. Family, Work, Church, our extra curricular activities, friends, and so many different other areas that give us the chance to be somebody different in every given situation. I know people that are the cursing tyrant type of person at work and then come home and are a loving caring person with the family. I know people that treat the people at work better then they treat their own family. You have the person who is terrible at home, terrible at work, and then is a saint when attending church.
Why do people spend so much time living to please people in different ways? This adds stress and inconsistency that the person even becomes confused who they are. People can be different around certain people that even their own spouse or mother wouldn’t recognize them. Why do you think the phrase “Do you kiss your momma with that mouth?” is so popular. People will say things in one situation they would never say in another. They would say one thing to somebody they would never say to another. We won’t bring up email or text messages. That can bring on a different type of person all together.