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10 Ways to Honor My Vision

The repetitive nature of life is where the lessons exist.

  • To what degree do I resist the complacency in my life?
  • To what degree do I resist my own wisdom?
  • If I’m not happy today, where will that come from?

You already know that if you have a goal or vision of what you want, you also need a solid plan to make it happen.

Here are the active elements where performance gaps can be identified.

10 Ways to Honor the Integrity of My Vision

  1. I know exactly what I want. And I know why.
  2. I am able to understand and truthfully admit, where I am now compared to that.
  3. I know what’s needed from me in terms of effort, focus and commitment.
  4. I’m working on it. I’m doing it. I’m deeply engaged.
  5. I aware of and able to acknowledge my own interference. I know where I’m getting in my own way and doing something about it.
  6. I am willing to accept help, guidance and direction.
  7. I doing what’s necessary based on priority payoffs, and going about my day like I mean it.
  8. I’m tracking my activities and progress so that I notice trends, patterns and obstacles.
  9. I’m making adjustments as needed.
  10. I’m focusing on Who I need to be more than what I need to do. Because when I know Who I am, and I honor that, I know what to do. And I do it more effectively.

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The shortfalls most often occur in the gaps in your belief systems, your knowledge/understanding, and your effort.

Bridging these gaps can require a willingness to allow guidance to replace ego in your pursuits of success.

Talk with me today if you’re ready to accelerate your success.

10 Principles of Peak Performance

Some people are interested in achievement, while others are committed. What happens next is a direct result of those choices.

Here are 10 Principles that help create Peak Performance:

  1. Clarity of Vision- This includes specific goals and outcomes that are easily measured. It also includes an elevated vision of Self. When you know Who you are, you tend to know What to do.
  2. Self-Directed Action– Always in the direction of the desired outcomes. The pre-occupation with the vision creates inspired action. All peak performers are self-motivated.
  3. High Commitment to Personal Role and Responsibility- The relentless willingness to do what’s needed, along with the determination to see the journey through, provide resilience to overcome obstacles relatively easily.
  4. Mindset of Empowerment- The “I’ve got this” focus of active positive messaging despite setbacks are all self-generated. Self-doubt is rare.
  5. Willingness to Learn– A high desire for insights that provide a competitive edge brings an openness to engage experts.
  6. Improvement, Elevation and Expansion Focus– “What makes me better?” Past success fades, and the exuberance of what else is possible replaces complacency. Refined action displaces disappointment or fear.
  7. Engagement Hunger- There’s a high desire to push Self towards outcomes while finding personal satisfaction within the effort.
  8. Working Wisdom and Honesty- The effort is focused for maximum payoff within hierarchical priorities. There’s an understanding that effort is impaired by a variety of human factors that may require balance offsets. Peak performers tell themselves the truth about how well they are doing their part.
  9. Anticipation Sensing– The ability to see, feel and know with certainty that the desired outcomes will happen. The vision becomes inevitable because of the level of personal effort and creativity.
  10. Refinement and Enjoyment- There’s an ongoing curiosity about what might be more effective, and a recognition that even the smallest distinction could create an enormous payoff. It feels good to be immersed in the hard work that creates the desired outcomes.

In my experience as a trusted advisor to many highly successful people including; Professional Athletes, Emmy Award Winners, Fortune 500 Executives and Technology Visionary’s, this theme is consistent:

Believing in yourself is not enough.

Knowing Who you are, and the Mindset that What you want is Inevitable; are the real game-changers.

Reach out and we’ll talk about what’s important to you.

The Art of Self-Neglect

The most trying times in life are not the struggles as much as our internal dilemma:

  • Do we choose to rise up, or not?
  • Do we decide that we are bigger than this thing, or not?
  • Do we accept our capacity to work our way through?

Will we honor the truth; that we have more strength and resilience inside each of us, waiting patiently to be discovered?

In the hurry up living that we all too often find ourselves engulfed in, Where do we allow for moments of offset?

  • Offsets to stress
  • Offsets to self-neglect
  • Offsets to unhappiness
  • Offsets to unhealthy lifestyles
  • Offsets to relationship dysfunction
  • Offsets to burnout and overwhelm

Some part of us yearns for more aliveness in the choices we are making, more depth to the meanings in our lives, and greater inner peace.

The funny thing is while we may want those things; Who has the time?

Unfortunately, to choose self-neglect over anything else is unwise. as the consequences inevitably find their way too us.

Time is short. Choose wisely.

Talk to me.

  1. You’ll know the most important areas of overall life success.
  2. You’ll know what’s needed for greater personal fulfillment and happiness.
  3. You’ll know what to do next.

Measure Your Greatness

There is only one personally meaningful measure of greatness.

That you gave your gifts without apology and at such a high level you inspired others to reach for the same or more, while being personally at peace with yourself.

There is no greatness if you never feel at peace with your effort or achievements, because you will always feel unsatisfied.

It’s hard to feel great if you are filled with regret, or never gave your best, or never achieved the level of success you aspired to.

In my conversations with Olympic and Professional Athletes, Emmy Award Winners, Fortune 500 Sr. Executives and other highly successful people, one thing is clear:

The inner peace comes only from the self-honesty of whether you laid it all on the line or not.

Measured perhaps by the mirror test that the most decorated US Winter Olympic Athlete  Apolo Ohno talks about in his book Zero Regrets;

  • “Did I do everything I could today to become a champion?”

You might ask; Did i do everything I could today to achieve my outcomes?

Did I personally win the day with my effort, my focus, my commitment, my resolve, and my leadership?

The mark of greatness lends itself to being fully aware of these things.

The other element is how you handle pressure.

The higher the level, the greater the heat.

Great people are able to meet pressure with the delivery of their best effort while embracing the pressure. Some part of them wants to lay it all on the line giving their best; win or lose.

While everyone wants to win, or achieve at high levels, giving everything you have is in some ways more meaningful.

Maybe victory over self is the sweetest victory of all.

The imposter syndrome defines those who would fear to be found out as frauds for achieving their attained levels of success, because they have not had to dig deep inside themselves to give their best effort, nor had to overcome harsh adversities on their path to success. In many ways their path was too easy, and knowing this eats away at their self-worth.

Awards and achievements will never fulfill compared to the personal satisfaction and inner peace obtained through the delivery of your best.

And if you aspire to do great things, you will find that the delivery of your best is an upward moving target.

Reach out to me here if you are ready to tap into more of your own greatness.

 

 

Interested in Being a Better Leader?

The essence of leadership is a willingness to align yourself with what you believe to be important,  and the interests of the people who look to you for direction.

Nothing matters more than your recognition that they matter. And until they know it, they’re unlikely to care very much.

You are measured every day in how you demonstrate that, often in the most subtle of ways.

When morale, job performance and loyalty are less than desired, that’s the thing that needs to change the most.

Why will they want to work their hearts out for you?

As you may be aware, the #1 reason people leave their job is because of a bad boss or manager. That stated another way is a leader who doesn’t know how to demonstrate caring about people.

When you know WHO you are,… and are true to yourself,

Then you know WHAT to do,…and you do it.

The ability to understand yourself can be a catalyst for the empowerment of others. That happens through the recognition of your own thought and feeling life. The very essence of your own happiness is created and sustained here.

My approach to helping leaders become more influential starts here. Reach out if you’d like to begin to explore that for yourself.

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Your Success Becomes What You Believe

Do you believe in yourself enough?

Who sets the limits on what’s possible in your life?  What expert has the divine authority to tell you that you can’t do something?

Records were made to be broken.  Barriers were built to be torn down.  The impossible happens every day by someone who didn’t get the message that it wasn’t possible for them.  They didn’t hear the outside voices of influence, but listened to their own heart’s calling to do something great.

We were born for greatness.  We were born to allow our own uniqueness to shine in the world.  At some point did you let a moment of self doubt, or someone else’s doubt creep in and crush your dreams?

What we believe has incredible power over us.  It’s success and failure before we begin.  It builds the foundation for what we are willing to do, and it’s powerful beyond measure.

Imagine all the things that at one time were completely beyond our understanding of what’s possible. The US just tested an aircraft that flew 20x the speed of sound.  That’s New York to Los Angeles in less than 12 minutes.  Impossible?  I recently watched a 250 lb man do 1 fingered push ups live, not on video.  A small thing maybe, but an enormous, mind boggling thing at the same time.  Do not try that at home.  Have you ever seen what people are doing today on bikes and skateboards?  Are you aware of the fortunes being made by those who believe totally in what they are doing?  Have you watched records fall every four years in the Olympics? How is all that possible?

The fastest, strongest, biggest, best…Every record ever made will eventually be broken by someone who believes.  Who is to say what’s possible for you, other than you.  If you have a dream and a willingness to do whatever it takes to make it real, it can happen.

What do you believe about YOU?  What are YOU capable of achieving?

Do you believe that you are here for a purpose?

Do you believe that you have time to do what’s most important in your life?

Do you believe that you can be happy and not have stress in your life?

Do you believe that you can be a multimillionaire?

Do you believe that you can have an incredible, passionate, loving marriage that lasts?

If you are lacking something in your life, take a look at what you believe to be possible about it.  Are you limiting yourself by not believing in YOU enough?  Are you limiting yourself by not doing everything YOU can to make it happen?

Your future is up to you.  Not someone else.  Nothing from the past other than lessons learned, and experience gained, matters now.  What would it take for you to believe in yourself even more fully?  Success is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice.  Choose to believe in your possibilities. Choose to do what you can to make it happen.

Your future is unlimited  If you are serious about going after your dreams and want some help, send an email to jeff@peakresultscoaching.com  I believe in you, and want you to know that you can do whatever you set your heart and mind to.  Someone recently told me that I helped make what they believed to be impossible possible.  Maybe I just believed in them a little more than they did.

Your Mindset for Success Matters

Listen to your heart, or someone else?

I imagine as a child, or even as a teen that you had dreams to do something big in your life.  Did you achieve those dreams, or did you get sidetracked by someone else’s reality.

My dream was to play major college football.  When I asked my high school coach to send a game film out to a top level school, he laughed out loud, and said that I couldn’t possibly play at that level of competition.  Having someone I respected laugh in my face wasn’t much fun.

Now I could have listened to him and done what he suggested, and given up on my dream.  But it was my dream.  Who was he to say that it wasn’t possible for me?

I remember telling my father I was going to become a financial advisor, and that the lowest paid financial advisor in the office was making more than $45,000 at the time, which was more than he was making.  He told me that was BS and that it wasn’t possible.

When I became a financial advisor, 4 weeks into the job, the most successful financial advisor in the region took me aside and told me that I would never make it, that I wasn’t any good at it, and that I should quit because it just wasn’t for me.  He said that there were better things suited for me, and I was just wasting my time.  But it wasn’t up to him.  It was up to me.

How many people have counted you out and you let them?  My own list of naysayers is extensive.  If I had listened to the doctors, and teachers, and coaches and experts, I would never have achieved any of the success that I’ve had.  My life experience would be totally different, and I would be different too.

My ability to focus totally on what I wanted, no matter what anyone was saying, no matter what anyone else thought about me, was crucial to my success.  My willingness to do whatever it took to make my dreams happen was the intangible that others couldn’t comprehend.

If I was going to fail at anything, I was going to fail giving everything that I had to create my vision. Who could possibly predict my outcome when they didn’t understand my mindset of determination and commitment?   How could anyone anticipate my willingness to give a total effort?  Who could predict what I was willing to sacrifice, and endure, to get what I wanted.  Most importantly, who could ever know how much I believed in me?

I did play major college football with full scholarships and on national TV, and in the Rose Bowl.  I did become very successful as a financial advisor, and then as a manager of financial advisors (another story of what was not possible) that led to a successful 24 year career.  I also made lots of mistakes that were all part of the process of growing and learning.

My mindset was everything in my success.  Have you ever wanted something so badly in your life that you were willing to do anything to make it happen?  For me, a resolve takes over, and I can feel it inside, and then the thing I want is already done.  Then I get to work on it.

What you believe about yourself becomes your truth.  Decide what you want to make happen in your life.  Engage your mindset for success.  Decide on the dreams you want to pursue with all of your heart.  Then go do it.  I believe that great things are possible for you, and even though I may not know you yet… I believe in you!

 

 

 

 

 

3 Big Mistakes That Limit Success

Time For a Breakthrough!

What holds you back from the success that you have always wanted?  Have you ever found yourself struggling to break out to higher levels of achievement?

We all make mistakes.  In my work with hundreds of business executives who have achieved a wide range of success, I find these 3 mistakes to be the most damaging.

  1. Lack of Confidence- Even the most successful athlete or business executive experiences moments of time where confidence dips.  This is often a result of a struggle in their personal life, or performance below their expectations.  The results of this lower confidence can be devastating to the individual because of the pressures to produce results at superior levels.  Frequently this stress is self defeating and leads to plateaus of success in a range where they feel safe. They are no longer are able to give their best effort because their confidence can’t afford to take another hit.

 

  1. Fear of Failure – Everyone experiences fear at some level; fear of not being enough, fear of change, fear of rejection, fear from the past, fear of success…The fear of failure is another big mistake that limits success.  Why would you put your heart and soul into anything if you are afraid of failing? That’s too risky.  Many people wait until they have everything perfectly lined up before getting started.  They think this reduces their chances of failure. This however, proves to be an illusion because nothing is ever perfect enough, so they never go for it.  This fear of failure actually prevents them from getting started. Fear of failure keeps people from giving their best effort, because their is too much at stake.  If you give your best effort and fail, this reinforces the belief that you aren’t good enough.   If you have made mistake in the past, the fear of repeating them, or failing again, is enough to get you to do very little.  There appears to be comfort in not going for it, but it inevitably turns into long term pain.

 

  1. Using Bad Strategies- You can be the most confident, fearless person in the world, but if you use lousy strategies, your success is limited.  An interesting phenomenon is that I consistently see bad strategies used in interactions between couples, and it pushes them apart, leading to resentment and stress. This stress spills over into business lives and leads to reduced confidence, resulting in an undercurrent of unhappiness.  Because there is already stress and pressure in business, this unwelcome addition wreaks havoc on the relationship, and business performance.  How often does this extra stress lead to the use of bad business strategies?  I see it frequently.

 

The low confidence, fearful life, using bad strategies is not much fun.  If you were to honestly evaluate your performance based on these 3 criteria alone, you might come to some interesting conclusions.

Do you believe in yourself enough?  Does fear limit you?  Are your strategies effective? 

The level of success you want is not going to happen unless you change one of these 3 areas.  How do you know what’s possible in your life?  Unless you have decided that  self imposed limitation is a good thing, there are better answers for you. Connect with me to learn more about the real solutions to your specific situation.   Send an email to jeff@peakresultscoaching.com  We are either opening up our possibilities, or closing them off.  You get to decide which you prefer in your life.