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Wake Up!

Posted on May 18, 2017
Wake Up!

Wake Up, Get Up, Dress Up, Show Up, Never Give Up.


Want to jump start your day?  Your career?  Your life?  Try these simple steps.

Wake up.  Get Up.

Early birds seem to have a slight advantage over night owls.  Study after study indicate that early risers are more productive. They tend to be more organized, focused, and goal-oriented, often incorporating planning and preparation time for the day into their morning routine.  Getting an early start to the day can even have an impact on mood; many early risers report feeling a greater sense of optimism, attentiveness, and general sense of well-being.

Wake up and get moving.  It will not only have a greater impact on your daily routine, your mood, and productivity level, but it begins to cultivate an increased level of self-discipline, which translates into other areas of life.

Dress Up.

It’s important to “Dress for Success”; how you dress literally reflects how you feel about yourself and others. Your clothes visually communicate a lot to the world, and while the standards for “professional attire” evolve and change with the times, it is always important to dress with appropriate respect to the situation.

But are you “wearing” the right attitude?  Your worldview is often just as visible as the clothes you put on for the day.  Make sure you’re “dressing for success” by donning a confident, enthusiastic perspective.  It will have an enormously positive impact on your life, as well as those around you.

Show Up.

You can’t expect to do well in any pursuit – personal or professional- if you don’t show up.  It is only when you are fully present and actively engaged that you can be successful, and more importantly, find meaning and purpose in your life.  

Never Give Up.

Be persistent in your work, in your goals, in your life.  Be determined to achieve your desired results and do not quit until you have succeeded.  You will experience setbacks.  You will experience difficulties.  At times, you may need to take a detour.  But keep going.  Keep moving forward.

Wake up, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up . . . and watch your life transform. 

© 2017 The Growth Group, LLC - All rights reserved.

Don't Just Try. Do.

Posted on April 18, 2017
Don't Just Try.  Do.


Nike ads used to shout “just do it!” not "just try it!"

The words we select to describe our goals, needs, and plans are important.  Are they active words that focus on action and results?  Or are they merely tentative words, hopeful but not confident?

A “try” statement is only a partial promise.  An "I will” statement is a full promise.

Here’s an example:

“I will try to lose ten pounds in two months.” 

Compare that to: 

“I will lose ten pounds in two months.”

A “try” statement sounds a lot like a “hedge” promise.  It contains a safety net in case things don’t work out like we’d hoped.

Our lives are full of promises we make to ourselves and to others.  How often we keep our promises may depend upon the words we choose. 

Will you just try, or will you actually do?

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Stop Putting Trash In Your Brain

Posted on March 15, 2017
Stop Putting Trash In Your Brain

"If something is important enough to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse." 

-Carl Hicks



Sometimes I hear comments like these:

“I don’t have enough time to get it done.”

“My deadlines keep me from planning more carefully.”

“My sales are down because I don't have good leads.”

When I hear these and similar statements, I want to ask: “Do you realize what your brain is going to do with that trash you just put into it?” I rarely do, of course.

There's a certain principle at play here, though. People who utter what I refer to as “trash” statements, are planting the seeds of an excuse in their brain.  It may seem like a logical explanation, but to their brain a “permission slip” is created that looks—and very often functions—a lot like an excuse.

At best, excuses shift personal accountability and limit results.  At worst, they justify failure.

No one truly wants to live this way.

Before making excuses, try looking at the situation carefully, critically, and most importantly, confidently.  Instead of inventing reasons as to why you can't, make plans to overcome obstacles by believing you can. 

Clogging your mind with "trash" only limits your potential.  Fill it with the treasure of positive thoughts and beliefs and watch the difference it makes in your life!

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How Is Your Vision?

Posted on February 15, 2017
How Is Your Vision?

Some people view the world through the lens of rose-colored glasses. Others see the world through "woes-shaded" glasses.

But there are some who choose to wear "vision" glasses and “see” what’s not there . . . but could be.

· They see an opportunity, where others may see a problem.
· They see a future, where others may be stuck in the past.
· They envision greatness, while others experience envy or fear.

So, how is your vision? Is it time for an eye exam?





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