…The 20 carefully chosen quotes that I’ve developed over the years will help you immeasurably…if you live by them…
So with a ton of great wishes, here you go:
1. Dream Big. Start small. Act now.
2. Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.
3. Clarity breeds mastery.
4. Education is inoculation against disruption.
5. A problem is only a problem when viewed as a problem.
6. All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.
7. If you’re not scared a lot you’re not doing very much.
8. Where victims see adversity, extreme achievers see opportunity.
9. The project you are most resisting carries your greatest growth.
10. Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.
11. Criticism is the price of ambition.
12. Potential unexpressed turns to pain.
13. Ordinary people love entertainment. Extraordinary people adore education.
14. Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs.
15. The only failure is not trying.
16. Focus is more valuable than IQ.
17. To double your income, triple your investment in self-development.
18. Your excuses are nothing more than the lies your fears have sold you.
19. An addiction to distraction is the end of your creative production.
20. Life is short. Be of use.
Reproduced with kind permission from Robin Sharma
…The 20 carefully chosen quotes that I’ve developed over the years will help you immeasurably…if you live by them…
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If you like the idea of the people you work with becoming leaders within their roles (and the CEO of their job responsibilities), then please study, debate and share the following “10 Victim Versus Leader Distinctions”:
- Victims talk about people. Leaders talk about ideas.
- Victims procrastinate around their goals. Leaders execute on them.
- Victims enjoy watching things (like TV and video games). Leaders like making things.
- Victims are distracted. Leaders are concentrated.
- Victims abhor change. Leaders Adore change.
- Victims read what everyone reads. Leaders read what few do.
- Victims associate with other victims. Leaders spend most of their time with superstars (and thereby dramatically elevate their productivity and success).
- Victims are stuck in the past. Leaders are inspired by the future.
- Victims resist hard projects. Leaders seek them out (knowing it refines their chops).
- Victims work at mediocrity. Leaders view work as an opportunity to pursue Mastery.
Reproduced with kind permission from Robin Sharma Author of the #1 International Bestseller “The Leader Who Had No Title”
Business and Sport are very similar in many respects. Both need top class leaders and a squad of champions to build a great team or company.
But teams and companies often go through a period of hurt, players get injured or move to another team so they have to be replaced quickly, possibly with even better players.
So in companies, good people leave, move to a competitor or maybe they just don’t come up to scratch, and so they have to be replaced as soon as possible otherwise the company and its performance hurts.
Show me where the hurt is in your company and I’ll do my utmost to heal the pain as soon as possible with the top performers in your field.
Call or email me now and I’ll put my team to work right away.
I hope you have enjoyed and perhaps shared with your colleagues or family my weekly motivational newsletters which I have been sending out for the past five years.
My passion is in a small way to inspire and bring ideas to as many people as possible that will help improve their lives in several ways. This applies to both clients and the candidates we work with. It is very rewarding to receive calls and emails telling me how these weekly tips have been of use, makes it all worth while!
At the moment life is pretty hectic, I am having meetings on a daily basis with some truly exceptional people who have asked me to seek out companies who would be interested in having an informal chat, perhaps over a cup of coffee to see if there could be a mutually beneficial match.
This has worked very well, even when there was no obvious vacancy. Once we have set up this form of meeting it has often developed into a position being found, bearing in mind that many of these people are not on the market but have asked me to look out for the right opportunity.
At the time of writing I have a few such candidates in the following niches Claims, Sales and Marketing.
If you would wish to know more, please contact me either on 01932 837798 or my mobile 07710 313663
P.S I attach a couple of recent testimonials
"Gary is highly professional and has an excellent understanding of the recruitment business. This really is a first class company providing an experience we would all be proud of. After 35 years in Financial Services this is the best I have come across"
Sales and Business development Director International Insurance company PLC
"I have used Right International on two occasions and both times I have found Gary Pike to be very thorough in understanding our requirements and then translating it into sourcing some excellent candidates quickly. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others."
CEO Private Equity backed broker
I meet and learn from Champions every day. Not just in locker rooms but in classrooms, hospitals, homeless shelters, homes and office buildings.
I’ve learned that to be a champion you must Think Like a Champion. Champions think differently than everyone else. They approach their life and work with a different mindset and belief system that separates them from the pack.
1. Champions Expect to Win - When they walk on the court, on the field, into a meeting or in a classroom they expect to win. In fact they are surprised when they don’t win. They expect success and their positive beliefs often lead to positive actions and outcomes. They win in their mind first and then they win in the hearts and minds of their customers, students or fans.
2. Champions Celebrate the Small Wins - By celebrating the small wins champions gain the confidence to go after the big wins. Big wins and big success happen through the accumulation of many small victories. This doesn’t mean champions become complacent. Rather, with the right kind of celebration and reinforcement, champions work harder, practice more and believe they can do greater things.
3. Champions Don’t Make Excuses When They Don’t Win - They don’t focus on the faults of others. They focus on what they can do better. They see their mistakes and defeats as opportunities for growth. As a result they become stronger, wiser and better.
4. Champions Focus on What They Get To Do, Not What They Have To Do - They see their life and work as a gift not an obligation. They know that if they want to achieve a certain outcome they must commit to and appreciate the process. They may not love every minute of their journey but their attitude and will helps them develop their skill.
5. Champions Believe They Will Experience More Wins in the Future - Their faith is greater than their fear. Their positive energy is greater than the chorus of negativity. Their certainty is greater than all the doubt. Their passion and purpose are greater than their challenges. In spite of their situation champions believe their best days are ahead of them, not behind them.
If you don’t think you have what it takes to be a champion, think again. Champions aren’t born. They are shaped and molded. And as iron sharpens iron you can develop your mindset and the mindset of your team with the right thinking, beliefs and expectations that lead to powerful actions.
Reproduced with the kind permission of Jon Gordon, author of ‘The Energy Bus’
We are not born with courage, but neither are we born with fear. Maybe some of our fears are brought on by your own experiences,by what someone has told you, by what you’ve read in the papers. Some fears are valid, like walking alone in a bad part of town at two o’clock in the morning. But once you learn to avoid that situation, you won’t need to live in fear of it.
Fears, even the most basic ones, can totally destroy our ambitions. Fear can destroy fortunes. Fear can destroy relationships. Fear, if left unchecked, can destroy our lives. Fear is one of the many enemies lurking inside us.
Let me tell you about five of the other enemies we face from within. The first enemy that you’ve got to destroy before it destroys you is indifference. What a tragic disease this is. “Ho-hum, let it slide. I’ll just drift along.” Here’s one problem with drifting: you can’t drift your way to the top of the mountain.
The second enemy we face is indecision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity and enterprise. It will steal your chances for a better future. Take a sword to this enemy.
The third enemy inside is doubt. Sure, there’s room for healthy skepticism. You can’t believe everything. But you also can’t let doubt take over. Many people doubt the past, doubt the future, doubt each other, doubt the government, doubt the possibilities and doubt the opportunities. Worst of all, they doubt themselves. I’m telling you, doubt will destroy your life and your chances of success. It will empty both your bank account and your heart. Doubt is an enemy. Go after it. Get rid of it.
The fourth enemy within is worry. We’ve all got to worry some. Just don’t let it conquer you. Instead, let it alarm you. Worry can be useful. If you step off the curb in New York City and a taxi is coming, you’ve got to worry. But you can’t let worry loose like a mad dog that drives you into a small corner. Here’s what you’ve got to do with your worries: drive them into a small corner. Whatever is out to get you, you’ve got to get it. Whatever is pushing on you, you’ve got to push back.
The fifth interior enemy is over-caution. It is the timid approach to life. Timidity is not a virtue; it’s an illness. If you let it go, it’ll conquer you. Timid people don’t get promoted. They don’t advance and grow and become powerful in the marketplace. You’ve got to avoid over-caution.
Do battle with the enemy. Do battle with your fears. Build your courage to fight what’s holding you back, what’s keeping you from your goals and dreams. Be courageous in your life and in your pursuit of the things you want and the person you want to become.
reproduced with kind permission from Jim Rohn.
Remember the master teacher said 2000 years ago, “Unless you can become like little children, your chances are zero, you haven’t got a prayer.” A major consideration for adults.
Be like children and remember there are four ways to be more like a child no matter how old you get –
1) Curiosity - Be curious. Childish curiosity. Learn to be curious like a child. What will kids do if they want to know something bad enough? You’re right. They will bug you. Kids can ask a million questions. You think they’re through. They’ve got another million. They will keep plaguing you. They can drive you right to the brink.
Also kids use their curiosity to learn. Have you ever noticed that while adults are stepping on ants, children are studying them? A child’s curiosity is what helps them to reach, learn and grow.
2) Excitement - Learn to get excited like a child. There is nothing that has more magic than childish excitement. So excited you hate to go to bed at night. Can’t wait to get up in the morning. So excited that you’re about to explode. How can anyone resist that kind of childish magic? Now, once in awhile I meet someone who says, “Well, I’m a little too mature for all that childish excitement.” Isn’t that pitiful? You’ve got to weep for these kinds of people. All I’ve got to say is, “If you’re too old to get excited, you’re old.” Don’t get that old.
3) Faith - Faith like a child. Faith is childish. How else would you describe it? Some people say, “Let’s be adult about it.” Oh no. No. Adults too often have a tendency to be overly skeptical. Some adults even have a tendency to be cynical. Adults say, “Yeah. I’ve heard that old positive line before. It will be a long day in June before I fall for that positive line. You’ve got to prove to me it’s any good.” See, that’s adult, but kids aren’t that way. Kids think you can get anything. They are really funny. You tell kids, “We’re going to have three swimming pools.” And they say, “Yeah. Three. One each. Stay out of my swimming pool.” See, they start dividing them up right away, but adults are not like that. Adults say, “Three swimming pools? You’re out of your mind. Most people don’t even have one swimming pool. You’ll be lucky to get a tub in the back yard.” You notice the difference? No wonder the master teacher said, “Unless you can become like little children, your chances, they’re skinny.”
4) Trust - Trust is a childish virtue, but it has great merit. Have you heard the expression “sleep like a baby”? That’s it. Childish trust. After you’ve gotten an A+ for the day, leave it in somebody else’s hands.
Curiosity, excitement, faith and trust. Wow, what a powerful combination to bring (back) into our lives.
Reproduced with the kind permission of Jim Rohn.
Over the 6 years that I have been sending these Newsletters out, The Ant story has been one of the most popular and as we have a large number of new joiners I thought this would be a good story to start with.
The Ant Philosophy by Jim Rohn
Over the years I’ve been teaching kids about a simple but powerful concept—the ant philosophy. I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy, and here is the first part: ants never quit. That’s a good philosophy.
If they’re headed somewhere and you try to stop them, they’ll look for another way. They’ll climb over, they’ll climb under, they’ll climb around. They keep looking for another way. What a neat philosophy, to never quit looking for a way to get where you’re supposed to go.
Second, ants think winter all summer. That’s an important perspective. You can’t be so naive as to think summer will last forever. So ants gather their winter food in the middle of summer.
An ancient story says, “Don’t build your house on the sand in the summer.” Why do we need that advice? Because it is important to think ahead. In the summer, you’ve got to think storm. You’ve got to think rocks as you enjoy the sand and sun.
The third part of the ant philosophy is that ants think summer all winter. That is so important. During the winter, ants remind themselves, “This won’t last long; we’ll soon be out of here.” And the first warm day, the ants are out. If it turns cold again, they’ll dive back down, but then they come out the first warm day. They can’t wait to get out.
And here’s the last part of the ant philosophy. How much will an ant gather during the summer to prepare for the winter? All he possibly can. What an incredible philosophy, the “all-you-possibly-can” philosophy.
Wow, what a great philosophy to have—the ant philosophy. Never give up, look ahead, stay positive and do all you can.
As I walked on the beach the other day I noticed that certain areas were closed off by fences and signs that said “Sea Turtle Eggs.”
I remembered reading that female sea turtles swim to shore between May and August to dig nests in the sand and lay their eggs. Months later, the eggs hatch and the baby turtles follow the pure light of the moon back to the surf.
In a perfect world, the pure light of the moon guides every turtle back safely to the ocean. However, as we know, we don’t live in a perfect world.
Sea Turtle hatchlings instinctively crawl toward the brightest light. On an undeveloped beach, the brightest light is the moon. On a developed beach, the brightest light can be an artificial light source emanating from restaurants, homes and condominiums along the coast.
Unfortunately, these powerful artificial sources of light often attract the hatchlings and cause them to move in the wrong direction when they are born.
Rather than follow the pure light of the moon to the ocean the sea turtles follow the wrong light to a disastrous outcome.
It occurred to me that we humans face a similar challenge.
Rather than follow the path we were meant to follow, unfortunately we too often are distracted by things that move us in the wrong direction.
Technology, online games, too much time on Facebook, bad habits, addictions, stress, busyness and meaningless distractions lead us astray.
Instead of following the pure light of perfection we allow bright and shiny artificial things to sabotage our journey.
So, what about you?
Are you following your priorities and pure light to the right destination or are you allowing artificial distractions to lead you in the wrong direction?
Are you following the path you were meant to follow or are you letting meaningless things keep you from being your best?
The great news is that unlike sea turtles we have the ability to think, adapt and change direction when we realize we are following the wrong path.
We can tune out the distractions and focus on our priorities and let the pure light lead us to an ocean of possibilities and a great future!
Reproduced with kind permission from Jon Gordon.