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Top 10 Lessons I Learned in December 2017

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This is it!  I made it the entire year capturing the most important lessons I’ve learned each and every month and then narrowed them down to my top 10 to share with YOU!  Now the question is, will I be able to narrow down ALL of my 2017 lessons learned into my top 10 of the YEAR?  That will be tough, but I’m looking forward to reviewing all 120 lessons from 2017.

For now, here is my top 10 for December.  You’ll find a theme around goal setting and happiness, since that’s what December is typically about for me as I look ahead to the New Year.  I hope one or more these lessons can help you in some way move forward, either professionally or personally in 2018.  That’s why I share them.

  1. Pain + Reflection = Progress (Ray Dalio)
  1. Knowledge is only potential power.
  1. We tend to be the product of the thinking around us.  And far too much of this thinking is little!
  1. Once you truly believe you can do something, the “how-to-do-it” begins to materialize.  But first you must believe.  If you don’t, your mind will continue to find “reasons” to support this negative belief.
  1. Pursuing happiness actually pushes it away!  Happiness is actually the by-product of focusing and acknowledging your growth and progress.
  1. Lack of clarity leads to inaction.  Simply ask, “What’s the very next, most obvious step or action I want to take?”
  1. “The things that matter the most should never be at the mercy of things that matter the least.” (Jonathan Goethe)
  1. You can’t want something more for someone than they want for themselves.
  1. People love water; they hate waterboarding.  Meaning, don’t pile on too much too quickly.
  1. Failure:  Waiting for the difference-maker and not realizing it’s YOU!

Thank you for reading and following!  Keep learning.  Keep growing.  It is what we are designed to do as humans.  And PLEASE SHARE this with others to give value and help THEM grow.  Make 2018 amazing!

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Top 10 Lessons I Learned in November 2017

 journaling 1The year is winding down, and I continue to catch up on sharing my top lessons learned in 2017.  November kicked off with a special trip to learn from and share with my own coach, Todd Ballenger.  A number of these lessons came from our time together in Denver, as he continues to push me to my full capabilities and helps me create both a business AND life I love.   

And once again, I hope one or more of these lessons can help you in some way move forward, either professionally or personally.  That’s why I share them. 

  1. When hiring…when in doubt, don’t! 
  2. Find THE ONE thing to implement from each book I read. (Note:  I read a LOT of books, and tend to want to implement everything.  This is a tough challenge for me!) 
  3. “Pain + Reflection = Progress”.  This ties to my belief that there are only “winners” and “learners”.  Learn by reflecting. 
  4. Don’t try to stop thinking!  My mind will quiet itself when it is ready. 
  5. Building on people can be unpredictable.  Building on systems can be predictable AND scalable. 
  6. With structure and accountability…comes freedom. 
  7. Talent + Passions + Leadership = my unique difference that I must uncover. 
  8. There is no path.  The path is made by walking.  (Joseph Campbell) 
  9. An ‘event’ is just an ‘event’.  It may be something to address and solve.  But it’s not a problem until I attach a negative thought or weight to it.  (Yeah, chew on that one a bit 😉 )
  10. Behind every criticism…is a wish. 
  11. *BONUS!*  Your mind will filter events to reinforce a current belief.  Saying “I can” or “I can’t” further reinforces the belief.  (This is huge, and should be top of mind for us all on a daily basis!) 

Thank you for reading and following!  Keep learning.  Keep growing.  It is what we are designed to do as humans.  And PLEASE SHARE this with others to give value and help THEM grow. 

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Top 10 Lessons I Learned in October 2017

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Well…it happened.  My year-long goal to hit “pause” and reflect on all that I’ve learned each month didn’t happen!  So I’m catching up now because I DID learn a ton in October.  I only failed to summarize it in a blog to share.  And I dedicate much of my learning for October to my long-time mentor, Todd Duncan.  My team and I spent a week in San Diego with Todd for his amazing annual conference and I could barely sleep thinking about all that I learned. So here we go with my Top 10 (of many more!) for October 2017.

And once again, I hope one or more these lessons can help you in some way move forward, either professionally or    personally.  That’s why I share them.

  1. The only progress you achieve is the progress you measure.
  2. Opportunity knocks at no door.  She will answer only when I knock.  I will knock often and loud! (Og Mandino)
  3. You can’t be anything you want to be…but you CAN be a lot more of who you already are. (Todd Duncan)
  4. Hard work pays.  Hard work you’re good at pays more.  Hard work you’re good at and you love…pays the most. (Todd Duncan)
  5. Always be sure to manage activities, not just results.  Results are a lagging indicator, and too late to correct.
  6. How would the person you see yourself being in the future…handle today?  (a powerful question that I continue to think often about.)
  7. The best experience anywhere is now expected everywhere! (Todd Duncan – meaning, we must all step up our game as service providers!) 
  8. Make your energy, vibe, and attitude your #1 job. (Jonathan Roche)
  9. View your LIFE and your HEALTH as GIFTS! (Jonathan Roche)
  10. How will what I’m doing help my clients SURVIVE or THRIVE?  (A filter for all of my ideas for business now going forward!)

Thank you for reading and following!  Keep learning.  Keep growing.  It is what we are designed to do as humans.  And PLEASE SHARE this with others to give value and help THEM grow.

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Top 10 Lessons I Learned in September 2017

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The learning, growing, and implementing continues!  Every month this year, I have been journaling the greatest insights and reminders I learn each day.  I’ve even now heard from a few others that I’ve inspired them to log their lessons learned each month!   

Here are my Top 10 for September 2017.  As I discussed in my last post about what I learned in August, you’ll find a heavy infusion of Og Mandino’s wisdom from his book, The Greatest Salesman in the World – Part 2.  And once again, I hope one or more of these lessons can help you in some way moving forward. 

  1. Nothing in life is as important as you think it is WHILE you are thinking about it. – Daniel Kahneman’s The Focusing Illusion) 
  2. The only valid price tag is the price we attach to ourselves. – Og Mandino 
  3. If you don’t tell yourself how long you’ll live, other people will.  (Let this one sink in a bit!) 
  4. To multiply my growth, I can no longer think in the realm of “time and effort”.  I live in a world of “results”, and if I can accomplish far more, in less time, with less effort, that’s my goal. 
  5. “Your eyes only see and your ears only hear what your brain is looking for.”  – Dan Sullivan.  (Think about how often you read things or watch stuff that confirms the beliefs you ALREADY have, rather than that which challenges your current beliefs.) 
  6. Increasingly spend more and more time doing the right things with the right people and less time doing the wrong things with the wrong people.  (‘Nuff said.) 
  7. The person who is perpetually hesitating between which of two things he or she will do will do neither. – Og Mandino. 
  8. It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. – Og Mandino 
  9. The master of a single trade can support a family.  The master of seven trades cannot support himself. – Og Mandino 
  10. The widely dispersed explosion of thunder produces no results compared to a single, concentrated bolt of lightning. – Og Mandino 

Thank you for reading and following!  Keep learning.  Keep growing.  It is what we are designed to do as humans.  And PLEASE SHARE this with others to give value and help THEM grow. 

 

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