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Looking for Success in All the Wrong Places

Many of us seek “success”. We believe our assignment (purpose) is God-given yet we look to others for the plans, details, and strategies for that assignment rather than going back to the one who gave us the assignment. We listen to many different voices hoping they will help us fulfill our God-given assignment. And what do we have to show for it? Confusion, missing information, incomplete, bi-polar success, and little or no money.

We were never meant to follow the crowd. We are called to stand out. We are called to lead. Our success is guaranteed but only if we are on the right assignment. Success in the wrong assignment is failure.

It’s time for a realignment.
What is YOUR assignment? Do you remember? Are you clear on your assignment? Are the details clear?

How do we reconnect with our true assignment?
Take a day, get a notebook and pen and
1. Get somewhere quiet and sit down. Turn off the distractions. Better yet leave them at home.
2. Get quiet. Stop talking. Lean in and listen.
3. Do what you hear in your quiet time. Act quickly.
4. Rinse and repeat weekly.

Voices

You Can Get With This or You Can Get With That . . .

You can get with this or you can get with that. But you can’t do both.

The world today is filled with many voices all competing for our attention.  Books, podcasts YouTube Videos, webinars, meetings and the like are jockeying for position in between our ears or in front of our eyes. Attention is the new commodity according to Gary Vaynerchuck, who day trades attention.

Each of these voices has something significant to offer and each is speaking a truth but is that truth or offering good for you?

Do you follow someone because their words ignite something within you? Do you follow because someone you know follows them? Do follow because they followed you and you are being polite by following them back? Do you follow to get more followers? Do you follow what I’m saying?

Listening to or “following” many different voices can be difficult and confusing. Each voice has a different point of view which may be the reason that many listeners or followers are stuck or unstable in their endeavors. One voice says, “Do this.” Another voice says, “Do that”. The listener/follower is now torn between two opinions. “No one can follow two opinions. No one can follow two voices.

Which voice is right for you? The voice to whom you give your attention must speak truth. Truth that is true for you. That voice must nourish your growth. That voice must help you reach your destination (your destiny) and help you fulfill your purpose.

It’s time to consider and audit the books, podcasts, videos, the meetings, and webinars to whom we give our attention. It’s time to delete and discard those voices that don’t take us where we want to go. It’s no fun realizing that you missed your turn because you weren’t  listening to the right directions. Listen to and follow those who are going your way. Do it today. You don’t have time to be on the wrong road. #Whatsonyourplaylist

The Path

Private Environments – A Conversation with BizChick Terrilena Austin

The environment is which grow is critical to our we see ourselves and what we allow to happen to us and those around us.  This conversation with BizChick, Terrilena Austin gives a little glimpse into how certain behaviors are acquired, nurtured and grown into the life we live now.  Give us your feedback after you listen.

 

Tim Gillette

Change Your Playlist

This podcast is from an interview with Rocker Life Coach, Tim Gillette.  In this 5 minute piece, he speaks about how so many of us have negative tapes (thoughts) going on in our heads that replay over and over. He talks about his personal struggle and what he does every day to win.  Consider the source of what you hear in your headsets and if you don’t like the voices in your head change the playlist. “You make the music that going to be in your life”.  Enjoy.

 

Learn more about Tim here.

One Action

We are one action away from accelerating our success or propelling our failure.  Just one action can change the entire course of your life. Your family, health or company.

The story that comes to mind of Nike. You know them, the big athletic apparel brand. They had a major influencer on their team in Stephen Curry, (of the Golden State Warriors). Steph wanted to put his mantra, “I can do all things” on his shoe. This comes from the bible verse in Philippians 4:13 that says, “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.”

Nike took one action and said no. Steph Curry took one action and went with another company that told him yes. Under Armour took one action and said yes. And now that brand influencer is on their team.

One action cost Nike a major endorser. One action gained Under Armour a major endorser.

What’s your one action that will change the course of your life?

Read the Faithit article here:

Watch the Spot

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It’s the little things

So, I am watching the Golden State Warriors play the Portland Trailblazers in the NBA Finals first round.  The assistant coach, Mike Brown was asked a question as to why he was “knit-picking” on the little things when Golden State was so far head.  They were up by more than thirty points.  He said something pretty interesting.  He said, and I’m paraphrasing,  “we have to keep doing the little things consistently well in order for us to win.”  Now mind you, they are already up three games to none and he was still insisting that they do the little things well.

Now take that to your business and personal life.  Doing the little things well consistently will get you to a championship-type state in your business.  It will keep you successful. Just doing the little things that got you there, well.   Not giving up and not backing down just because you’re the leader of the pack.  Just doing the little things well.  That’s my take from the NBA game today.