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January 2021

To be motivated, you need to know what your motives are.  - Rasheed Ogunlaru

Success Thought of the Day – 1/15/21

Rasheed continues with …

“Over time – and to sustain you through it – your motivation must become an inner energy; a ‘motor’ driving you forward, passionately, purposefully, wisely and compassionately… come what may, every day.”

Indeed, motives are powerful, and if you have not figured anything out else about my Success Thought of the Day posts and emails, I bet you have noticed that purpose (which I would argue is similar to motive) is a focal point. [Read More…]

Don't play what's there, play what's not there. - Miles Davis

Success Thought of the Day – 1/14/21

Experience is a great teacher. Wisdom is learning from someone else’s experience.

Finding your path includes incorporating those things as points of learning but not boxing yourself into those things.

As a leader, the most fundamental opportunity you have is to be the facilitator of talent. – James Rosseau, Sr.

Success Thought of the Day – 1/13/21

I don’t believe anyone will ever say leadership is easy, it takes work.  However, there are three things you can do as you facilitate talent that will make a meaningful difference. [Read More…]

An empowered life begins with serious personal questions about oneself. Those answers bare the seeds of success. Steve Maraboli

Success Thought of the Day – 1/12/21

Finding or resurfacing your purpose requires internal work.  This is about some alone time; I dare say, “non-digital time.”  Ideally, you want to begin to create a view that lets you see what gets you fired up, alongside your gifts and talents and how they overlap and complement each other. [Read More…]

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. - Henry Van Dyke.

Success Thought of the Day – 1/11/21

It was about ten minutes before the start of the class I was teaching. While I had taught this series of classes several times, it had always been with adults. This was the first with junior high school students, and as we know, children can be challenging! I was deeply concerned about how we would connect early on, particularly over Zoom.

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The world is an incredibly unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours. – Leo Buscaglia

Success Thought of the Day – 1/8/21

What is your space? Are you fulfilling it?

If “yes,” congrats! What did you find was key to you getting down the path? Share so others can learn from your journey.

If “no,” what holds you back from fulfilling it?

The band is not complete without your sound. – James Rosseau, Sr.

Success Thought of the Day – 1/7/21

Have you ever been to a concert and heard a song played that you know, but did the dog head turn and thought, “something doesn’t sound right?” While you could still appreciate the piece, you just knew it was missing something?

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The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. —Mark Twain

Success Thought of the Day – 1/6/21

Discovering why we are here is essential.

It is akin to “having the right tool for the job.” Taking a hammer to screws typically doesn’t work well. We might be able to bang a few into place, but it is far from being the optimal solution.

Success Thought of the Day – 1/4/21

Terms such as “leaving 2020 behind,” “the new me,” and “live my best life” are bound to be popular as mindset symbols for a mindset shift heading into the New Year. Mentally gearing up is excellent, particularly when combined with a good definition of what you are ultimately chasing.