The Seeds of Sustainable Success

by blogadmin 22. April 2019 02:26

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." ~Robert Stevenson

Our tendency is to look at the bank account or sales figures each day to determine if we are successful. You may be working hard on long-term projects that will not show results in the short-term. The real question is not whether you are seeing sales today, but rather what you are doing that will produce the greatest results long-term.

While leaders must balance the need for short-term sales with the long-term goals; the short-term gains will not predict sustainable success. If we are investing in the most important things; the things that will make a difference a year or more from now, then we will achieve success. Begin focusing your time and resources on those critical factors and achieve true success.

 

The Most Valuable Currency in the World

by blogadmin 15. April 2019 01:56

  

What is the most valuable currency in the world? Gold? Diamonds? While they have monetary value, they are not a match for the true answer to the question. TRUST is the most valuable currency--in relationships. You cannot buy trust or manufacture it.

Some say, "Just trust me"! We expect people to trust us because we are nice enough. But trust is earned based on several factors. Reflect on how you answer to the below questions.

-Integrity: Do you tell the truth and act in a way that people feel is consistent to what you say?

-Sincerity: Do you convey that you are sincere in what you are expressing or is it merely a script; something you feel you are supposed to say? 

-Accountability: Do you willingly admit to yourself and others about mistakes you've made?

-Follow-Through: Do you follow through and do what you say?

Nobody is perfect. But if we want to develop strong trust with others, we must practice and master these key areas. Trust is critical to every relationship we want to build and every goal we want to achieve.

Personal Challenge:

How will you strengthen your trust with others this week?

All The Best,

John Karle

Senior Sales Consultant 

Get Off The Hamster Wheel

by blogadmin 28. December 2018 01:41

 

  

Carol Helsel | HR & Recruiting Edition | December 28, 2018

With the New Year just around the corner, many people are working on goal setting. Personally, we set New Year's resolutions for self-improvement. Professionally, we make sure goals tie into vision or larger strategy, they're in the right format, and they represent an accomplishment we can be rewarded for.

With all of the talk on goal setting, I wonder how much time people spend on talking about failure to reach goals. According to the University of Scranton, a whopping 92% of people who set New Year's goals never actually achieve them. That leaves 8% of us in a very elite category of goal-achievers. We can easily come up with a list of reasons we didn't reach our goals, but have we ever considered the process of setting goals to be flawed from the beginning?

Adam Alter, A New York Times Best Seller who also teaches at New York University Stern School of Business defines a goal as being similar to a sign post. We set it, look at it from afar, and then move towards it. While we're moving towards it, we're in a period of being unsuccessful until we hit the goal. If we don't hit it, we're just simply unsuccessful.

View Adam's short video on reframing your thinking for greater success and a greater chance of living in the category of GOAL ACHIEVER.

VIDEO: GOAL SETTING IS A HAMSTER WHEEL. LEARN TO SET SYSTEMS INSTEAD. 

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