I just got off the phone with Jana and our weekly call took an interesting turn. We were talking about the usual; goals and tasks, opportunities and challenges, wins and losses when the topic turned to the concept of being too *blank*. As in: too busy to do such and such or too depressed to go out or too expensive to book the flight or too uninterested to pick up the phone or too tired to work out in the morning.
Me and Jana
We had a pretty good list of excuses made up and then I asked her, “What if you were just too busy to put up with all that B.S.?”
I asked Roger to be a guest poster on my Blog today for a couple of reasons:
1. He is awesome.
2. I’ve had the privilege of delivering some of his content lately and not only have our audiences gotten a ton out of it, but it has REALLY helped me clarify how and why I have been getting the results I have lately.
3. He still doesn’t have his blog up and running yet (too busy delivering amazing programs based on his book) so I thought it would be fun for him to share some of the web with me!
So without further ado…Heeeeeeeeeere’s Roger!
Train Your Brain For Success- Roger Seip
Are you aware that your mind literally creates your life? Most have heard of this concept, but let’s make it really personal:
Take a moment and identify some problem that you currently face. Any problem will do, just identify it and hold it in your mind for a few moments. Notice how that feels. Now identify one thing that you’re thankful for and hold THAT in your mind…
Notice a difference? Most do- reason being that what goes on in your mind literally creates your emotional experience and then ripples out into every result you get in every area of life. You literally create your world with your mind.
THIS JUST IN!!! We are hosting a Speaker School this June 20-23. If you have ever wanted to be a better public speaker, or if you are interested in pursuing a career in public speaking, we’ve got you covered!
Rough timeline is as follows:
Thursday, June 20 – Travel day, evening mixer
Friday June 21 and Sat June 22 – All-day clinics, breakout sessions and specific trainings
Sunday June 23 – Clinics in the morning, and then school’s out for summer around 1pm.
We’ll be posting more specific info as it becomes available (you know… like where it will be held and how much it will cost), but we are targeting Madison or Chicago. If you have an opinion on where we should hold it, let me know in the comments below. If you want to get on the list for more updates, subscribe below AND leave a comment.
Over the last few weeks we have had several folks reach out to ask about their Keystone Goal. Questions have ranged from “What is it?” to “Why is it important?” to “How in the heck do I DO it?” I LOVE that people are asking. It shows that the concept is resonating and that folks are interested in improving their lives. They get that when they have clear, energizing goals, that will help them achieve what they want in business and in life.
In this post, I will attempt to more clearly define the Keystone Goal and where it lies in the big picture of success. Before we go any further, I HIGHLY recommend that anyone who is curious about the concept of a Keystone Goal pick up a copy of Roger Seip’sTrain Your Brain For Success book as he pretty much coined the term Keystone Goal and spends a good amount of text defining it. Anything you read in this post comes straight from the book. I’m not trying to get selly-selly by any means, I just want to make sure I give credit where credit is due.
Consider this post a Cliff’s Notes version of his chapter on the Keystone Goal. If Cliff’s notes were novel-length… (get comfy before you read this one).
It’s been a while since I put up a cycling-related post and then I was presented with an opportunity to share some love! Now some folks may think that this post is either A) lost in the shuffle of beginning-of-the-year-Goal-Setting posts or B) coming out too late as people should already have their goals in place. If you are one those, POO POO ON YOU! It’s never too late to take a look at your goals. Who knows, you might need to re-evaluate.
So I found this article and it struck home because it calls out the big ride I did last year. I absolutely had a goal to finish the ride. And that was about it. I actually followed the SMART plan for that event and it totally helped.
Last week, I was a guest instructor on the Train Your Brain Weekly Call. I was covering the topic of Managing Rapid Success and one of the first questions Jana asked me was what was my definition of success. I replied that I currently subscribe to Earl Nightingale’s definition that Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal (or something to that effect).
We went on to discuss that the reason I prefer that definition is because there is no finish line. It always leaves me striving to achieve more, and it inspires me to keep pushing to not just hit my goals, but to blow past them. Turns out, I’m in decent company… Today, I found this post talking about Bruce Lee‘s vision of what a goal is. In case you don’t want to click through, here’s his quote,
I just returned from a weekend in Bend, OR where I joined 21 other individuals for a Leadership Retreat led by Eric Plantenberg. It was amazing for a multitude of reasons, but the biggest takeaway I got is the realization that sometimes the best thing you can do is just take some time to sharpen your blade. I was definitely a huge advocate of continuous improvement and personal development on Thursday when I arrived. By the time I left on Monday I was an evangelist.
We were there to dig a little deeper into the curriculum of the Abundant Living Retreat. As a staff member for this event, one of my roles is helping facilitate some of the exercises that attendees take part in. I would consider myself fairly competent at helping people with this, and I think this mindset gave me a false sense of confidence and was limiting my ability to be a great facilitator. Click to continue…