The I in the ABC’s of a successful business is it is not all about you. Many say there is no I in team but beyond that there is no I in any successful business. It has to be about them, what you can do for them, how you can serve them, how you can show them a better product, service or way to view the world! For me I do love to show people how they can eliminate their Excuses to Expose their Extra-Ordinary to become the Exception! #MotivationalSpeaker #BetheException #GIVE #Serve #InspirationalSpeaker #PineapplePrinciple
J in a Successful Business is about the Journey along the way to getting to where you want to end up. Are you committed to the journey even when it becomes challenging? What has been the biggest surprise on your journey? What has been the greatest challenge on your journey to success? What has been your biggest reward in doing the hard work on this chapter of your journey through life? #BetheException #ABCsofBusinessSuccess #PineapplePrinciple #MotivationalSpeaker #SuccessSpeaker #InspirationalSpeaker
an act of traveling from one place to another.
“she went on a long journey”
synonyms: trip, expedition, period of traveling, tour, trek, voyage, cruise, safari, ride, drive, transfer; crossing, passage, flight; travels, wandering, roaming, roving, globetrotting; odyssey, pilgrimage; excursion, outing, jaunt; rareperegrination
“his three-year journey round the world”
“they journeyed south”
synonyms: travel, go, voyage, sail, cruise, fly, hike, trek, ride, drive, make one’s way, wend one’s way; go on a trip, take a trip, go on an expedition, go on an excursion, go on a tour, tour, go on safari; globetrot, backpack; roam, rove, ramble, wander, meander; rareperegrinate
“they journeyed south”
Is it our personality, Age, upbringing or personal beliefs that creates positive or negative environments for those we work with?
More and more often, clients are looking for someone to speak on millennial and how to understand them, work with them, and relate to them; but is it truly our age that makes us different? Or is it our race, our religion, our upbringing, our belief system, etc.? I’ve raised two millennial’s and I always find it interesting when people group all millennial’s, or any of the above demographics, into one category and talk about them like they’re all the same. I don’t think that method best represents any type of group and, I believe that shows through my two young adults who are very different from the stereotypical “millennial’s” we hear about and it’s not just my own young adults. I’ve met many very hard working, great at saving, passionate millennials who want to make a difference in their lifetime.
I believe the biggest thing that defines us isn’t our age, race, religion, upbringing, belief system, etc., but rather our personality. Though we’re made up of our base nature and the DNA that we came with, how and what we learn and how we each individually relate to one another makes up most of our personality, which is why I love the DISC assessment. This tool teaches individuals more about themselves as well as how to best relate to others. It’s important to know as much as possible about our personality so we can focus on surrounding ourselves with people that have other gifts and talents that complement our own. Through this process, we learn to get along better, connect stronger, and even sell to people who approach things very differently based on their own personality.
To make things easier I always wished everyone could be a “High I” like me, (one of the traits of the DISC assessment), but if every member of our gym was like me, we wouldn’t have experienced the same level of sales, seen the great results in our clients that we did, or have taken proper care of the operational side of running a business. Now, we would have had a lot of fun, but others have told me there’s more to life than just having fun, so it’s best that our team is supported by all types of personalities, not just one identical to mine. In the end, personality defines us a great deal more than the outer self, or because we’re in a certain age demographic. Today I encourage you to live authentically by putting a stop to being divided and come together with others in your life to learn, grow, and succeed!
What does living your exceptional life look like to you?
Have you taken a DISC assessment? What are the characteristics of your personality type?
Who are the easiest people for you to get along with? Those with a similar personality to yours or those who are different?
Do you have trouble understanding, working with, or relating to millennial’s? Do you think they’re all the same?
Life is filled with wonderful moments and memories. Unfortunately, many of the wonderful moments in life have an aspect of bitterness to them as well. Sometimes, it’s because life is moving too fast and other times, it’s because we must navigate struggle before we can see the silver lining.
Over time I’ve been working to focus, slow down, and enjoy the moments. I remember each senior year with my kids, I would find myself a little sad and reflective at how fast time had passed. Soon, they would all be moving off to college. Though I was excited for each of them to start the next chapter in life, it was bittersweet. Life changes once our kids move out, with more time between visits and less time with everyone gathered in one place as a family.
Recently, something truly beautiful happened; I had all three kids at home together. Matthew and his girlfriend were cooking while the rest of us joined them in the kitchen to hangout, visit, and eat. The best part? The kids even cleaned it up! In that moment so many memories flashed through my mind. Some were wonderful while others were challenging, but overall, I feel this stage in life is fabulous.
Each stage in life has many chapters. Though some are good, some are bad, and some are even ugly, all stages serve a purpose and move us to the next chapter. The next time you’re feeling bittersweet, I encourage you to stay present in the moment and take a mental snapshot for life.
What does living your exceptional life look like to you?
Are you remembering to focus, slow down, and enjoy the bittersweet moments of life?
What have you learned on your journey?
What was one of the most bittersweet moments you’ve had?
What are you delivering when you take the stage? What is the value of your words?
Love my corporate clients but have decided to add 6 Public events for those that want a little more training beyond what their conference could offer.
As I teach I am so encouraged by the feedback that returns to me to keep going and Inspiring every chance I get.
Who could you inspire today?
Don’t under value yourself or what you bring to the world through your message
I never deliver a FREE speech but occasionally I bring a Pro-bono Presentation to a cause that doesn’t have a budget but has a need. I don’t do Gigs, I deliver Powerful Presentations. This year I will bring 6 public events, the next one is May 18th if you are ready to dive in and learn more about living an exceptional life. #BetheException #PowerfulPresentations#MotivationalSpeaker #Retreats
Heaven Can Wait…Or Can It?
Many times I hear others say, “Heaven can wait,” or “Someday, when I retire,” but I’ve never understood why people live that way. What if today could be the greatest day of your life? What if you could truly start living a full life, complete with joy, happiness, success, smiles, and a stress-free existence?
I love my life. Is it perfect? No, but I work hard at it and I think it’s pretty good. I’m blessed with a wonderful family, a career I love, and a beautiful home. I have wonderful friends, good health, more than enough to eat, and I get the chance to travel often.
Some say, “I’ll wait until I get older to explore my faith,” but the truth I’ve discovered is that those of use who live in faith today find joy even in life’s day to day struggles. Additionally, I’ve recognized we find peace in the challenges and opportunities presented to us throughout our lives. It’s ultimately your decision, but why wait for Heaven when you can experience Heaven on earth today?
It saddens me when I meet people who live a life of “someday.” Sometimes it’s money, time, or responsibility that stops them, but often it’s just a list of excuses repeated so often that they’ve come to believe they’re the truth. But we all have the same amount of time in each day, week, month, and year. The question becomes, “What will you do with your time?”
To give you place to start, I recommend setting your morning alarm to one of my favorite songs!
How long will you wait?
What are you waiting for?
Are you ready to start living fully today?