Look at the picture for this blog and spot the difference (apart from the words). What do you think it is?
The archer in the top picture is ready and is aiming, over and over again whereas the archer in the bottom picture is ready, he aims, them he fires. The difference between the two is that archer number two sees a target that he is aiming at and therefore he is able to pull the trigger and take action to hit it. Archer number one has no idea what he is aiming at and therefore he spends all of his time aiming and never taking action.
One thing that I can guarantee with 100% certainty is that when you have no idea what you are aiming at you will never hit it. Some of you might be saying, "I could get lucky and hit it by chance" and yes, you could however if you do not know what it is you will not recognized the fact that you have hit it and will continue to aim at nothing, thereby missing the opportunity!
Identify your purpose, create a vision of the future you desire, then take...
Who are you?
This may seem like a strange question to ask so bear with me. We all know who we are on the outside in our current being but not many people understand who they are deep down. What drives you, what is your motivation, what excites you, and what would you do with your life if money was no object?
These are questions that I believe everyone should answer. You may not like what you find because it usually involves a lot of soul searching then hard work to change direction to pursue the life you choose. This is why most people end up settling for what they have, living a safe, average life and working towards retirement when they believe they can do what they want.
This is what conventional thinking tells us to do, after all. The challenge is that the result of this acceptance for what we have is a society where just okay is becoming good enough. Many people are becoming disengaged in their work and careers which is lowing the level of "average" and making it harder to get...
Millennials make up the largest generation percentage of the workforce, approximately 35%, and they are also one of the least engaged with only 29% are engaged while 55% are not engaged, and 16% are actively - according to dynamicsignal.com.
This means that the biggest challenge faced by organizations today is, tp paraphrase the Sound of Music, "How do you handle a problem like Millennials". I will add that I do not see Millenials as a problem, they just have a different mindset and expectations so mastering the art of tapping into their potential is key. As a Millennial reading this article I would say that you also need to understand how the corporate world works and what you can do to promote yourself in a positive way that attracts attention for the right reasons.
Your most precious resource
Without a doubt, people are the most precious resource in any business - hands down! Without the people all you have is an empty box with no substance. People are what brings your business...
How many times has someone said to you that your future is in your hands? Maybe you have heard this before or this could be the first time. I will tell you that I had heard this multiple times and there was always something missing - how to take control!
This is a pretty major piece of the jigsaw puzzle and without this information it is almost impossible to achieve, so what is the answer?
The truth is that you will never achieve any sustained level of significance alone. You will need a guide and mentor to help you navigate the rough waters that come with personal growth and new awareness. This takes a lot of hard work and dedication and in the microwave society that we live in people are usually not prepared to put in the time and effort that is required.
The first step is to identify your purpose, that is who you are and what you want from your life. This sounds simple but it is not easy. Many people skate through this quickly and do not take the necessary time to fully...
If you feel like life is dealing you a rough hand and no matter what you try you cannot seem to move forward, think about this.
A caterpillar is happy until one day they enter the metamorphosis process and go into a cocoon. Suddenly they are no longer free. They feel restricted and are living in the dark. What must they be feeling when this happens?
They work though this process and eventually they emerge as a beautiful butterfly and are able to soar through the sky, experiencing things that they never thought possible before.
Which stage of your own transformation are you in?
Are you a caterpillar who is going through the motions, unsure of what is available to you?
Are you in the cocoon, feeling trapped and unsure of how you move forward or even whether you are worthy of moving forward?
If you are already a butterfly use that new found freedom to release your potential and see how far you can soar.
Wherever you are in this process understand this: it is a process and if you...
For many years I lived by this statement: If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
As I travel along my growth journey I now realize that this is very much a scarcity mindset and if we never "fixed" things that weren't broken, we wouldn't have all of the technological advances we have today.
In this video I share my thoughts on Scarcity versus Abundance mindsets and how we can use them in our every day life.
"Hire for Attitude, Train for Aptitude"
You have probably heard this statement before but when push comes to shove, do you do it? Do you stick your neck out and offer the position to someone who has potential but will take more work initially and almost certainly get off to a slower start, or, do you go with the tried and tested who you know will be up and running quickly, even if they don’t always display the best attitude? In my experience, the answer for most organizations is the latter.
How many times have you heard someone say:
“You don’t have the experience that we need”, or,
“We need to see some testimonials from people that you have done this role for in the past”
It happens everywhere, maybe you have even been guilty of this yourself? As an employee this used to frustrate me because how do you get the “experience” if no one gives you a chance? It is also true that everyone starts somewhere so how did the person saying this to...
Many of us are caught in the "hamster wheel" of life. We go along "hoping" and "praying" that something will happen which will make us successful and happy. The thing is: hope and prayer are not strategies alone. Yes, we need to maintain hope but it needs to be backed with intentional actions that take us towards our destiny.
This begs the next question: What are you aiming for in life? Too many of us are not able to clearly articulate what we want, why, because we are taught to think small, to play safe, and not get ideas above our stations in life - Baloney!!
I want you to dream big, to shoot for the stars, to pursue significance in your life knowing that this will bring you happiness. Before you can do this you need to know WHY it is so important to you. What is it about this dream that generates emotions and feelings that are so strong you would run through a burning building to reach the destination?
Identify your purpose and then pursue it with a desire that becomes an all...