Growth Mindset is what allows the extraordinary to rise above the ordinary. The way we think and what we believe is a product of our genetics, environment, and experiences but it is not permanently etched in us for the rest of our lives - as long as we have a growth mindset.
Growth Mindset is the magical ingredient of success.
Growth Mindset is what allows you to see opportunity in every problem.
Growth Mindset is what will allow you to see the blessings even in the difficult pandemic ravaged year 2020!
As we are fast approaching the end of 2020 I challenge you to instead starting the COUNT-DOWN for this year, do the COUNT-UP of all the blessings you had this year and doors of possibilities that have opened up for you! Look and you will find them!
The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10) and procrastination is the weapon he uses. What is the one thing you know you need to do and been putting off because of fear, laziness, or indecisiveness? Who is that one person you can value and add value to today? When I think about myself or the clients I coach, every single one of us has the moments that we have missed in our lives - and that time will never come back. Make the decision to not allow the enemy to steal your time anymore and LEAVE YOUR FINGERPRINTS ON THE HEARTS OF THOSE YOU INTERACT WITH! Legacy is built by the lives you impact every day! What is the legacy you are building?
So much happened this year - so many challenges! However, every problem brought new opportunities as well. And even though 2020 was one of the toughest years, it also reminded us how our mindset and attitude can make a huge difference. Our attitude colors the way we see the world and our mindset allows us to spot the opportunities that others might not see. A lot of things might have not been in our control this year, but self-leadership is always our own responsibility! Focus on what you can do and look for creative opportunities to thrive - not on when 2020 will be over!
Way too often people quit before achieving their dreams and goals because they hope and aim to achieve them fast and without detours along the way. In technologically sophisticated age that we are living in, we have been trained to expect instant results - everything is at our fingertips. So instant gratification is a pandemic that is more dangerous for our future than the Coronavirus has been because it is destroying the tenacity that is required for any success. Success is a journey full of ups and downs, full of failures and small successes, and more importantly - success is a journey full of small changes. I call them BABY STEPS that should be taken INTENTIONALLY and with CONSISTENCY every day. You will not see the effects of this daily baby step changes - but the CUMULATIVE IMPACT of it will be MASSIVE! Imagine if you make 1% change a week (not even a day) in 52 weeks of a year, you will see more than 50% change in your thinking, in your behavior and in your results. What do...
The first 3 quarters of this year certainly proved to us that we have no control over a lot of changes that CAN and DO happen in life. But it also helped us see that we do have a DIRECT CONTROL over how we handle the changes. Those who are succeeding through unprecedented circumstances of 2020 are the ones that are willing to grow, change, and be creative. We will not be better tomorrow if we do not grow today – Growth is just not an option anymore. Do you have a dream you have not been able to bring to fruition? How are you better today than you were tomorrow? Invest in yourself and hire a coach to help you reach your full God-given potential – you can be, do and have more than you are today!
Such an honor to be one of the contributors to the Forbes Coaches Council Expert Panel. As we tackle the unprecedented problems we all face in 2020, the reality is that problems are facts of life and everyone has them – both in personal life and in business. Having a problem-solving mindset and the right approach is a skill that can be learned and is clearly outlined in the 14 steps. Enjoy the read and apply it in your life – you will be amazed by the results if you are intentional about applying it, just knowing the steps is not enough!
Happy Independence Day! On this day of Freedom, my prayers are that we all remember the true meaning of Freedom. As we celebrate America’s birthday, I can’t help thinking and reflecting on how the meaning of freedom has been skewed. What saddens me is how much wrong and evil is happening in our country today in the name of Freedom.
Freedom of Speech doesn’t mean you are free to speak words without thinking and considering the consequences of insulting and hurting others
Freedom of Life doesn’t mean you are free to be the judge, jury, and the executioner of someone else’s life
Freedom of Doing doesn’t mean that you are free to destroy or steal what others worked so hard to create.
What Freedom really is:
F – Fair treatment for all, regardless of color, size, background, beliefs, and anything else
R – Respecting each other’s differences and similarities
We cannot change the world of hatred by hating back
We cannot change the world of disrespect by disrespecting back
We cannot stop the violence in the world by perpetrating even more violence
Our words and actions are the outward expressions of what is in our hearts!
To change the world we need to search within our hearts and be brutally honest with ourselves – DO I VALUE, RESPECT, AND LOVE THE LIFE OF EVERY PERSON I INTERACT WITH. And then take appropriate action to make sure that one day you can say with clear consciousness that I DO!
Everyone needs to take that step and the first step – we cannot wait for someone else to do it first. WE ALL HAVE TO BE THE FIRST ONE AT THE SAME TIME! Until we go back down to the foundational core values of humanity as God created us, we will not be able to create a sustainable change in our society. No amount of protests or laws passed will do the work that we need to create a BETTER SOCIETY FOR OURSELVES AND OUR KIDS! It will only continue...
I am so honored and humbled to have been nominated and accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council. I am so blessed with having great mentors who always see more in me and challenge me to be more. No matter where we are in life and how successful we think we are, we always can be better and need mentors and coaches who elevate us and celebrate us. And yes, coaches need their own mentors and coaches too!
When I got the call from Forbes informing me that I have been nominated, explaining to me the vetting process that took place, the benefits of being part of the Forbes Coaches Council, and asking me if I would accept the invitation - my response was "Are you kidding me?" Who am I to say no to an opportunity that God opens up for me?
As I was reflecting on this honor and opportunity, I was thinking about the years of continuously investing in myself to be able to add value to others, and I can say with confidence that there really is a formula to success.
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You might have heard of the saying that circumstances don't make us, circumstances reveal us to ourselves and everyone else around us. It equally applies to the crisis - crisis reveals our leadership strengths and weaknesses. Hence, it helps us see the areas we need to grow in. Don't waste the opportunity today's crisis brings to us to stretch and grow to be the best version of yourself and be the best leader you can be - your family, your community and the world needs you to shine! Invest in improving yourself every day!
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