Posts Tagged ‘focus’

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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Excellence: Taking Your Leadership to New Heights

As a child, did you ever wish that you could fly? The longing to escape gravity seems ingrained in our imaginations. Fictional characters from Superman to Mary Poppins to Aladdin have soared across the sky on adventures. Michael “Air” Jordan’s fame rested, in part, on his seeming ability to glide above his opponents on the…

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The Closer

Mariano Rivera epitomizes a strong finisher. The New York Yankee ballplayer’s role says it all; he is the team’s closer. As a relief pitcher, Rivera enters baseball games for one purpose: to finish them. He is the best in the business—perhaps the best closer ever—having secured over 600 victories for the Yankees. Not only does…

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