We are not surprised that the seeds a farmer plants will determine what grows, but how often do we think about the seeds we are planting in our own life? Today's actions and investments will produce a harvest for the future. The future you want is determined by the decisions you make today.
We all have our favorite teams we love to cheer on. The recent World Cup proved how enthusiastic and even fanatic we can be when it comes to supporting our team. As fans, we feel the weight of every triumph and failure as if it were our own.
Expectations can be toxic. They build up our emotions which leads us to feel frustrated and disappointed when circumstance or people let us down. Expectations rarely, if ever, have a positive impact on your life. The reality is, expectations are a passive approach to hoping something happens on its own.
Have you ever waited for something with excitement and anticipation that didn't happen? Maybe you were passed over for the promotion, the raise didn't come through, your friends or family let you down. As you think about your response to these unmet expectations, I challenge you to ask your self, 'Are my expectations toxic?' Toxic expectations can be detrimental to your goals, career, and relationships. Check out the video above to learn how to identify toxic expectations.
Regardless of the industry you work in or the type of team you lead, you will never be successful if you are trying to do it on your own. You may often hear leaders compared to eagles who are always found soaring alone. The problem with this analogy is that great leaders don't fly solo. Leaders worth following are found right in the middle of the action, surrounded by others. Great leaders know, we are better together.
If you filled out a bracket for March Madness, there is a good chance your expectations were not met. A few buzzer beaters may have completely changed the outcomes you were expecting. Like basketball, life is filled with buzzer beater moments that completely change our plans. Regardless of how well we plan, unmet expectations are an inevitable part of life. And though life may seem out of control when our expectations are not met, the one thing we can control is our response.
Every January 1st a new year begins. We spend a few days or even a week wishing each other a happy new year. Most of us are filled with optimism and excitement for a new year. However, too often February rolls around and we are not any closer to our goals and we are definitely not feeling happy. This could be the year that changes. Learn how you can make 2018 a HAPPY New Year.
X+1=? This is likely the most important formula of your life! But unlike other formulas, the answer is not the most important element. Rather, it is the "1" that will change your life. That "1" could not only change your life, but it could change the world! Find out what we mean in the video below.
As we approach a new year, we all want 2018 to be the BEST year ever. You may have already started planning how you will make next year better. Maybe you have even started making resolutions or lists to help you increase your success, performance, and influence. While resolutions and goals are great, the secret to the best year ever is simple.