May 14, 2013It Is What It Is
I have always loved the saying, "It is what it is," because nothing is more true than that statement. Once all the denying, the blaming or the wondering how it happened are over, what remains is the truth of the situation. It's what you are faced with. It is what is left over. It is what it is.
Let's face it, every career situation we find ourselves in, we can either be prepared, or unprepared for what the outcome will eventually be. Fail to prepare for that next step, and you are actually (unknowingly) preparing for the next step to be prepared for you. You will be pushed like a boat in the wind with no motor. You can control the situation or allow the situation to control you.
In the early days of my career, at one point I was working three jobs. I had a DJ shift on-air (plus production) for minimum wage during the day; I left that every afternoon to go to my evening job at Radio Shack as a salesperson; then on weekends, I worked late-nights in the clubs too. That's three jobs to make ends meet; I kept this up for years Seven days a week. I actually remember what I did on that first day off after several years of working this schedule straight. That day off was incredible and I remember it like yesterday!
May 7, 2013Looking To Blame
There is an easy success trap to fall into. You want to be aware of it. It's called the "Blame Game" trap. If you can avoid this trap, you can avoid the failure after failure that can hamper your ability to get ahead in life. In this Success Tips, we cover the issue ...
April 16, 2013Always Watch Behind You - Part 2
This week we take a look at the Success lessons learned from the blown engine. With the motor hanging from an engine hoist in the garage, we worked on the Chevelle for the better part of two weeks. Since the engine was out and torn down, dad figured it was best to go ...
April 2, 2013Always Watch Behind You - Part 1
When I was 17 years old, I learned a valuable lesson about staying alert to what is behind you. It took two times to get the message through. When it finally landed home, it had cost me dearly. A young kid and his car ... the most sacred of unions! I was lucky to have ...
March 19, 2013Your "People" Are Everything
In the great circle of life and success, one thing will stand out as your greatest asset to achievement: the people around you. Your "people." The people closest to you ... the people pushing you to succeed ... your family, your friends, your coaches, your mentors. ...
March 5, 2013Internalize To Win
If you want to experience major success, you have to lose one very big and bad habit: EXTERNALIZING. What is externalizing? It's very simple. It's blaming others for your problems. Externalizing is the act of processing your setbacks in your personal life (and the ...
February 26, 2013Reset Your Goals
I am a goal freak. I will freely admit this to anyone. Anything of great importance that has been achieved, at least in my life, has been the result of setting the goal and looking at it continually, behaving as if you already have achieved the thing or outcome that you ...
February 12, 2013The Power Of Appreciation
The most powerful form of non-verbal attraction is APPRECIATION. But why? This week in Success Tips, we cover the Power of Appreciation, and how you can make it work for you. The universal law is simple: What you appreciate APPRECIATES you. What you depreciate ...
February 5, 2013Not The Same
Things change ... and always for the better if you are able to see the good stuff that comes with the "terrible" parts of change. The best part is ... change is all about the speed at which you are able to adapt. The faster you can see the GROWTH and GOOD about the ...
January 29, 2013Quick Correction
On your long road to success, you will undoubtedly make mistakes. If you are a true success, you will quickly recognize these errors and quickly correct them, putting yourself back on track. The true success use failure as a temporary condition. To fail is nothing more ...