Posts Tagged ‘focus’

Mark Cole: You Need To Focus

It’s true. You need to focus–and so do I! I chose to write on this topic this week because I have discovered that the more opportunities I’m involved with, the more difficult it is to engage in focused thinking. We must face this hard truth about success: you will not achieve it if you are…

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Mark Cole: A Leader’s Most Damaging Expression

Last week on the John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, I asked John how he stays fresh and remains excited while doing things he’s already done. This is a question I consider a lot when it comes to John and his career. Think about it: after 106 books and 31 million copies sold, after traveling the world…

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Mark Cole: The Multitasking Myth

We’d all like to think we can disconnect from work after a task-filled day and fully engage with our family at home despite our Apple Watch buzzing every 5 seconds with notifications. Let’s be honest—we know concentrating on multiple tasks at once is not possible. The concept of multitasking forces your brain to switch back…

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Mark Cole: 11 Reasons Why You Will Be a Better Leader This Year

There’s a hunger for leadership in the world today like never before. People have looked to Hollywood, sports figures and politics, all in hopes that leadership will show itself. We’ve all been disappointed in places of business, or faith, or Wall Street. And this has generated confusion about what leadership really means. This hunger produces…

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Mark Cole: Insure Your Best Year Ever

I want to help you make this year your best year ever. Is that something you’d be interested in? Here’s the catch: this message may not be for you. This is for those who are expectant. I’m talking to people who already have a plan and are ready for 2019 to be the above-and-beyond year…

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Life is Difficult – Don’t Make It Harder for Yourself

Last time I wrote about the realities that we all must face before we can learn from loss: Life is difficult… for everyone… and for some more than others. Acceptance of those truths allows us to take the first steps toward dealing with and possibly changing our reality. Unfortunately, many of us make life more…

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Going Beyond Talent: 4 Points of Focus

In today’s culture, multi-tasking seems to trump the age of the craft. While multi-tasking can be beneficial, it can also move us away from focusing on what is important. “Focus does not come naturally to us, yet it is essential for anyone who wants to make the most of his talent. Having talent without focus…

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The Maxwell Plan for Personal Growth

BET ON YOURSELF & REACH YOUR POTENTIAL Embark on a life-changing journey and choose to become intentional about improving your life by pursuing a plan for personal growth.   Growth is essential to our satisfaction and our success, but it doesn’t just happen. It requires intentionality, focus, and accountability. It also requires a plan. The…

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INVENTIVE THINKING

Disheartened after another day of failing to connect with his students, the young teacher trudged upstairs to his office and slumped down at his desk chair in defeat. He was angry, and he had every right to be mad. After all, his boss at the YMCA had assigned him a seemingly impossible task. He had…

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Recapturing Momentum

As any cyclist can attest, the difficulty of a race depends largely on the terrain. The strenuous challenge of peddling up a mountainside exhausts a rider, but the thrill of cruising downhill requires little to no energy at all. Wind also factors into a cyclist’s journey. Driving into a howling headwind saps a cyclist’s strength,…

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