July 2021

What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? – Robert H. Schuller

Success Thought of the Day – 7/29/21

As a natural introvert, I had a deep fear of public speaking for quite some time. At one point in my career, I had a manager who was good at it. She would often hold floor meetings with our teams, standing in front, sharing updates, etc. I used to think to myself, “I could never do that.”

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There is no rescue plan that will save you from your thinking. You have to do that work. - James Rosseau, Sr

Success Thought of the Day – 7/28/21

Stress tolerance is the threshold at which an individual can effectively and consistently deal with and manage stressful situations. We can show up better in stressful situations by moving away from self-defeating behaviors.

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With each decision and action, you build and shape your character. - James Rosseau, Sr.

Success Thought of the Day – 7/27/21

Great decisions don’t happen on autopilot.  They require you to see things as they really are (objectively), be informed about the alternatives, check your biases, manage your emotions and choose with commitment.

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Wealth is the progressive realization of worthy goals, the ability to love and have compassion, meaningful and caring relationships. - Deepak Chopra

Success Thought of the Day – 7/26/21

Developing relationships has a direct impact on your career growth.  While I believe I was always conscious of this, I became super aware of it during my career when I was seeking my next role.   As an outcome, I developed a system to help me do so with more intent.

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Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways. ― Sigmund Freud

Success Thought of the Day – 7/23/21

There is no need to go into “fight or flight” mode. Be prepared, be reminded that you always get to choose your response, leverage the speaker’s technique to bring yourself back to a calm state, and express yourself!

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Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. - Elie Wiesel

Success Thought of the Day – 7/22/21

There is a tendency to focus on external things more than internal things.  If you want to grow as a leader, you must lead yourself and master the internal things.  There are five areas the I would submit as key to focus on.

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Failure seldom stops you; what stops you is the fear of failure. – Jack Lemmon

Success Thought of the Day – 7/19/21

The opportunity to grow through lessons is plentiful on the road to whatever you want to accomplish.  Many of those lessons come gift-wrapped within the word “failure.”

Put fear in its proper place, overshadowed by your drive to fulfill your purpose.

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