Jim Ryun, former politician, and Olympic Silver Medal winner, once said, “Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going.” We will begin our journey to managing ourselves discussing the importance of creating strong daily habits. Habits that will take you from good to great. Habits begin with a goal in mind and we will discuss goals from a perspective of achieving them and gaining confidence from them as opposed to merely agreeing to set them. I believe God has a plan for greatness in each of us, but it is up to us to see it through. Our first section entitled, “Be the Steak” is designed for you to develop the habits and confidence you need to reach your greatness. American motivational speaker, Les Brown said, “You don’t have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great.”
We move onto section two by agreeing to create our own personal “New Car Smell.” We are all blessed with a unique set of gifts. Far too often we simply overlook or disregard using our best traits. We will spend time learning to not only appreciate our unique gifts but to learn how to use them each day. Josh Billings said, “Life consists not in holding the best cards but in playing those we hold well.” This section will be an enthusiastic look into ourselves as we create “That New Car Smell” that will become our brand.
Thomas Jefferson is credited with saying, “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” Section three, “Gone in 60 Seconds” will be an interactive debate on whether it’s better to be Lucky or Good. As we discuss the merits of getting lucky, we will teach the best way each of us can produce more opportunities to get lucky by being good, (very good) in the first 60 seconds of every important encounter we have each day.
Once section three shows us how to get someone’s attention and how to get them to take us seriously, it’s time for “Putting on a Show” and in section four we work on the best ways to do just that every day. We begin by focusing on one of Abraham Lincoln’s famous quotes, “Whatever you are, be a good one.” As we discuss the challenges of being ready for our chance to come, we will also strive to begin getting noticed for the right things. Along the way, we will find ways of increasing our likeability. Seriously.
We conclude this first seminar by stressing the importance of being a problem solver and not part of the problem. To do this we need to understand that we all work for someone, try to sell someone, need to approach, or impress someone; and as such need to realize that “Business Owners are from Mars” We will enjoy discussing how it’s not about us and what’s in it for them.
“The Road to Being your Best” promises to be a fun, relaxed approach filled with stories, ideas, and best practices from over 30 years of helping others be their best.
We begin by discovering the daily habits that build confidence on our walk from good to great.
We examine a practical approach of transforming our passions into increasing our value.
We tackle the obstacles that often impede our personal growth. We begin to see how close we actually are to achieving our goals.
We conclude our Seminar Series by gaining a complete understanding of what separates us from Good to Great.