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Do You Have the Right Perspective Toward Solving Problems?

To authentically succeed in life, your perspective toward challenges is critical! 

As we all know, life at times can be extremely difficult…personally and professionally.

The key to dealing with life’s problems is not to ask why bad things happen to us. 

Instead we should ask, What can I learn from this?

How can I use this present challenge to grow?  

Action Step:
Set a goal this week to observe how you are responding to a challenge or problem. 

Is your attitude positive or negative? 

Do some personal introspection to see if this is an area you feel you may need to improve upon.     

Quote of the Week:
"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters—one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity."  
John F. Kennedy
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Taking Personal Responsibility Is The Key To Your Success!

We may not be able to control everything that life throws our way, however we must learn to control our attitudes, beliefs and commitments, which are essential to personal growth and success. 
Taking control and accepting responsibility for certain situations is the first step toward achieving your personal and professional goals in life.  

Action Step:
Set a goal this week to isolate a personal or professional circumstance to resolve in a manner that only you can do.

By taking personal responsibility you will not only find personal satisfaction, but you will gain the respect of others.  

Quote of the Week:
The price of greatness is responsibility.”
Winston Churchill

The Importance of Attitudes, Beliefs & Commitments

What are the keys to success in your life?
The better you can define what success means to you personally and professionally, the greater opportunity you will have to achieve your desired goals and objectives in life.

Action Step:
Set a goal this week to define the core elements that will help you become personally and professionally successful.

It is important for you to understand your attitude towards challenges and/or opportunities, what you truly believe matters most, as well as what you are committed to (personally and professionally).

Operating daily upon these definitions will have a dramatic effect on your level of authentic success.

Quote of the Week:
"Only a man or woman of discipline will truly succeed in all areas of their life."

The Importance of Being Character-Centered!

Character will make or break your success personally or professionally.
Character-centeredness is the ultimate source of our power individually, institutionally and socially.

Character-centeredness is not only the source of real strength but also the key to a life of satisfaction.

Employers today, more than ever, realize that a person’s character is of equal or greater importance to their job skills.

Cultivating your character is both beneficial and necessary. 

Action Step:
This week conduct a personal introspection on your character. 

List out what you consider your character qualities to be. 

Also list out what areas you feel you could improve upon.             

Quote of the Week:
“To be authentically successful, you must be the same on the inside as you are on the outside.” 

Are You Successful?

Before you can answer that question, you have to ask this one: 
What is your definition of Success? Everyone has a definition of success, but the key is, what is yours? The better you can define what success means to you personally and professionally, you'll have a greater opportunity to realize your desired goals and objectives. 

Action Step:
Set a goal this week to put your definition of success in writing. Be sure you define what your meaning of success is and work hard to prevent others from defining it for you.

Quote of the Week:
"Authentic Success is the progressive realization of all that you were meant to be and do."

Have great week!


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