Each week I will be sharing a video that has tips and advice for how you can break free of the frustrations and restrictions that are placed on your life in employment. It is possible to find and follow your purpose so that you can do more of what you want to do every day and be in control of your own destiny.
I have made the LEAP and my friend Debbie is about to so follow our series and find out how you can too!
Have you ever found yourself in a state of confusion where you know that something has to change but you have no idea what to do?
I was in that position for a long time. I would go through every day hoping that my "luck" would change and something would magically appear and change my life for the better! The problem is, hope and wishing are not good strategies without any action to back them up.
Hard work alone will not bring sustained success. This is a harsh but true fact. You only have to look at people who have put in 50 years of work and now have nothing to show for it. They struggle with medical bills and are still in rented accommodation living on minimal social security payments. I had many conversations with people who were maintaining 2 jobs into their 60's and 70's just to make ends meet.
We need to take control and back up our dreams with actions that will lead to success. This sounds easy but, believe me, it is not. To do so we are bucking the trend that has been...
I am a little late with this message but the sentiment remains true - Happy New Year!
What are your plans and goals for 2019?
Do you have goals?
If you have goals, do you have a plan to make them come true?
Too many people start off with good intentions only to fall down at the first obstacle because they haven't formulated a plan and prepared for all eventualities. Don't let this be you!
A goal without a plan is just a wish, and a wish without action will not come true. We all have thoughts and ideas come into our minds but how many of us act on these thoughts and turn them into results? Sadly not many do.
My hope is that you become intentional about what you want to achieve in 2019 and plan with the end in mind. Do not give in to the naysayers who tell you it isn't possible and that you are crazy to have a dream. This is more a reflection of their own limiting beliefs and inadequacies than it is of your dreams and ambitions so keep pushing forward. Plan with the end in mind and...
I want to help make 2019 Your best year ever so I put together this training on "How to Live a Purposeful 2019"
For more information visit:
www.YourWhyAcademy.com for details on the programs.
www.Chris-J-Baker.com to book your place at Your Why Academy LIVE
If you have any questions or would like to know more about how I can help you to identify your purpose and transform your life into the one that you choose, email me at [email protected] and I will be happy to set up a strategy session call.
Many people ask me how do you find your why, and how do you know when you have found it? These are great questions and all I can share is my own experience.
My life has been successful from a professional perspective but not always on a personal level. Even within my professional life I found myself always wanting more and becoming impatient for success. I had a great career in the UK as a leader/Manager within the retail automotive industry. I had a natural talent for analyzing, planning, and delivering results but it never made me truly happy. I always thought that happiness would come as a result of success and money - boy was I wrong!
Even when I started my new life in the USA with a new relationship and a career with Disney, I still was not happy. Success came professionally once again but, as in the past, it didn't bring me happiness and therefore my personal life suffered. I hit rock bottom in August 2015 and at this point I knew something had to change or I would end up self...
Many people believe that being able to multi-task will guide them to a successful life. The truth is, Focus is the one thing that will get you further in life.
As human beings we are only able to focus on one thing at a time and therefore being able to single-task effectively is a far more productive skill to master. I have been guilty of trying to do too much and as a result achieving little, even though on the surface it looked like I was extremely active.
If everything is a priority, nothing is a priority!
Focus stands for: Follow One Course Until Successful. When you grasp this concept you can learn to prioritize and schedule your tasks, which in turn will allow you to get more done in less time and therefore be more productive.
Leadership is influence because the sign of a good leader is how many people willingly follow them. The best way to get followers is to influence them by inspiration.
I have worked for some "leaders" who are really managers. By this I mean that they dictate what happens, they don't show you the way. They are more focused on telling you how many people report to them as a sign of their importance when they should be more concerned about saying how many people they work for.
A great leader is determined by the performance of their team, not themselves. I would often tell my teams that my success is measured by their success so I was there to support them.
I will repeat again: Leadership is Influence. Who are you currently influencing by your actions?
People often tell me that you cannot control your destiny and whenever I hear this it reminds me that most of us live in fear of failure. The underlying meaning of this statement is an excuse for not achieving more from life.
"I am the Master of my fate, I am the Captain of my soul" - William Ernest Henley
I believe that we can control our destiny by making decisions that are considered and well thought out based on the choices presented to us every day. In order to make the right decisions we need to have a good level of awareness of where we are not and where we want to go.
Once we make the decisions we need to have the courage of our convictions and believe that we are doing the right thing. By following these simple rules we will be n control of our destiny.