For the past 5+ years, I have chosen a word for the year that helps guide my decisions and keeps me on track for my goals.
This year was the first year in which I felt like I wanted more than one word as 2020 has been… well a year!
So with that, I am challenging myself (and us) to look at the word for the next QUARTER instead of the entire year. What word do you want to focus on for Q1 of 2021 that will keep you motived, get you going and help you reach your goals?
My word for Q1 2021 will be: REACH!
To me, this word means many things:
I want to reach new heights.
I want to reach out.
I want to reach for things I usually wouldn’t try.
I want to reach new levels of speaking.
My word is going to be REACH. What is your word going to be?
Every year my family and I select the number of photos that correlate with the last two numbers of the year. This year we will select 20 (for 2020). Last year we selected 19 (for 2019) and so on.
We select the photos from our cameras that best represent the year for us and we share them with each other. This is a very fun and eye-opening experience to see what your year was all about and hear from your family about how they saw the same year.
My challenge to you starting this week is to select the 20 photos that best represent your 2020 and share them with your family and friends.
Ready… set… go!
Many of us are starting to look at setting our goals for 2021.
When doing so, here is one small difference I found that makes all the difference in motivating me to want to follow up and follow through with goals I have been contemplating.
Try it out this week with any decision you have and see how it changes our ability to act on our ideas. Here is the video…
Every year in America, millions of families sit down together to talk about and share what they are thankful for. However, one thing we don’t talk about is… what are we NOT thankful for?
In this week’s notes I challenge us to think about what we are NOT thankful for and why. Here is the video:
What are you not thankful for and what can you do about it or how can you change your perspective around the thing you are not thankful for?
In this week’s video, I share with you the difference between the definition of entertain vs exercise when it comes to our ideas and why it matters to us as being THE leader! Here is the video:
What can we do this week to exercise on one of our ideas that we have been entertaining for too long?
Keep being THE!
Taking a look at all that is going on right now, there are three “A” words that come to mind for how we can get better results and be THE leader. Check out the 4-minute video this week (with a cameo from my son)!
What can we all do this week to pay attention to something outside of what we usually do, change our attitude to improve our character and look at our approach to better our results?
I am reading Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle is The Way (highly recommend) this week and one thing that stood out to me is this excerpt from Andy Grove:
“Andy Grove, a former CEO of Intel, outlined when he described what happens to businesses in tumultuous times: “Bad companies are destroyed by crisis. Good companies survive them. Great companies are improved by them.” Great individuals, like great companies, find a way to transform weakness into strength.”
What is ONE way we can transform ONE of our weaknesses this week into strength?
Ready… set… be THE!
This week I had to be creative while being on the road and in a hotel room to deliver one of my virtual presentations. Here is the set up!
My challenge for us this week is to get creative the next time something comes our way that we are not used to or puts us in a different environment.
Where can we get creative this week? Ready… set… go!
I have 17 virtual keynotes this month and more than a dozen coaching sessions.
I had one client ask me how I get ready and prepare for all my virtual meetings and thought I would share it with all of us this week.
We use the acronym C.L.A.P. to get ready for our virtual meetings:
CONTENT – Do I have the content I need in front of me for this specific meeting?
LIGHTING – Is my lighting what I want it to be?
AUDIO – Is my audio working correctly?
POSITION – What is the angle of my camera and does my background represent me personally and professionally?
This allows us to stay ready, present ourselves that best represents us and our company, and allows us to connect with those we are speaking to online. Remember, “How we are perceived, dictates what we receive!”
Make sure to use C.L.A.P. for your next virtual meeting this week and see how you feel different online.
For those who want it, here is the infographic you can share with your team.
Have the best week and remember to always be THE!