Perseverance

Pay The Price – It’s Worth It (Distraction-Proof Advisor Idea Video #22)

Are you quitting too early? Or are you really doing what it takes to be a skillful advisor?

Perspective in the Face of Disappointment – 2016 Olympic Video Series, Episode 2

I'm bringing you a series of videos during the Rio Olympics to give you insights into what the athletes are going through and, importantly, to relate that to your business to help you be a better advisor. Today's video post is about useful ways to respond to disappointing circumstances.

Don’t Let Your Past Define Your Future

More than fourteen years of listening to inmates in Marin County Jail hadn’t prepared me for Jacob’s* story. As a jail chaplain I heard how the abuse began when Jacob …

Control What You Can

International political turmoil, out of control costs, no Olympic Village accommodation, and stark competition facilities: all challenges facing the Olympic athletes heading to Rio this August, right? Actually, these were just some of the conditions the athletes confronted at the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece, in April 1896. Yet, those first Olympians persevered in the face of adverse circumstances and started a legacy...

This One Degree Matters Most

Even deviating by a single degree can take you far off course in a journey, leaving you a huge distance from where you initially intended to end up. Circumnavigate the globe in a plane beginning at the equator and diverge by one degree and you’ll end up approximately 500 miles off course by the time you complete the trip.
What seemingly small, slightly off habits or approaches are part of your regular routine?

Don’t Change a Thing

What if you skipped making any New Year resolutions this year? You’d be in great company. Some of the world’s highest achievers woke up on January 1st with no New Year resolutions or plans for major changes in their life – and they’ll certainly make history this year as they intentionally do not change a single habit, pursue new ideas, nor chase any new trend. They don’t want to change anything; they’re determined to simply repeat what they were doing last year. Because it’s working for them.

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

Your meeting has been going well. You feel you’ve really connected with your prospect or client. The end is in sight, and you start anticipating how successfully your time with this person will finish. Confident that you know how the next steps will unfold, you start to relax and begin coasting to the finish line. This is where you move into the danger zone.

4 Steps To Beat The Winter Blahs

So how do you deal with getting stuff done when you just don’t feel like it?

Small Steps Are Bigger Than You Think

After speaking to audiences, I always feel honored when people enthusiastically share their goals and ambitions with me. Often when I ask them what their very first step to reaching that goal is, they quickly breeze over it and instead want to talk about the thrilling end result of their activities. A vivid picture of what you want to achieve is stimulating and motivating. On the other end of the process, the first step is not always so alluring. It can seem tiny, insignificant, and perhaps even boring. But the first step lays the foundation for what you want to build...