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How to turn dreams into reality – July 26 Virtual Seminar

July 24, 2012 in Business, Leadership, Motivation, Personal Growth, Successful Living

What if you had a magic wand to make all your dreams come true? What if a fairy godmother were to come along and grant you not three, but six wishes? And what if that magic Wand were YOU?..?

Come join us to learn the secrets of tapping into the magic that lies within you, one step at a time, setting yourself up for what you want most in life and then pursuing them relentlessly until they come true!

Join us on Thursday, July 26th at 9:00 PM ET by calling (712) 432-0900 and entering 252039 # as the access code.

About the Presenter:

Joyce Dias has enjoyed an interesting career spanning 4 continents and several industries, and has launched not one, but two businesses in completely opposite niches - one in Leadership Development, Team and Personal Optimization, the other in Website and Social Media Campaign Optimization. Daunted at first as she transitioned from an employed professional to a successful entrepreneur, Joyce has learned that the secret of having it all lies in setting dreams with deadlines.

Joyce is the Founder and President of Success byHeart, a Toronto-based Business consulting company providing individuals and organizations with  exclusive tools and tailored solutions to discover their unique driving instincts and to build their success based on plans  that maximize the impact of their natural potential.

As a seasoned Corporate and Projects Manager and a deeply insightful coach, she helps people and teams seeking guidance to achieve professional or corporate objectives and their most cherished dreams. Joyce strongly guides people to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and shows them how “to eat the elephant in small bites” using their innate abilities.

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Skype Set up: The call should be accessible via Skype as well.  I’m hosting this call on www.FreeConferencing.com – so – add a contact of freeconferencing.7124320900 and the access code 252039# should work once you’ve dialed in.

Your Fave Five: Achieving Success Through Intention – 6/28 Virtual Seminar

June 20, 2012 in Business, Motivation, Personal Growth, Successful Living

How many projects are you working on right now? 2, 5, 10 or more? Are you always busy working? Do you find yourself saying, "There are not enough hours in a day"?

Or perhaps, after you have given in to so many distractions and unimportant tasks you wonder, where has the time gone?

We live in a world where there is competition for our attention more than ever before. You can't help it but get off track if you start minding all the things competing for your attention.

If you are not seeing the results you need after all the efforts you've put in or perhaps you have already given up because you thought you've had enough, join us on Thursday, June 28th at 9:00 PM EDT for this month's Virtual Seminar Call "Your Fave Five - Achieving Success Through Intention" by calling (712) 432-0900 and entering 252039 # as the access code.

It's not magic nor is it a silver bullet. Join me and discover the secret the most successful people use to create their success. This seminar will raise your awareness to new levels and give you the tools you need to help you achieve success and have better results in your life.

About the Presenter: 

Michael Charles is a Founding Partner and Certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach with the John Maxwell Team with a focus on leadership, team development and intentional living (Living on Purpose).  He has a passion for developing leaders and adding value to those around him. Michael is the founder and president of Light The World Foundation, a charity group he started in 2009 with a group of other professionals to educate children in Haiti as well as provide leadership training and coaching to youth and young professionals in the United States.

Michael started his career in a Leadership and Management Training program at JP Morgan Chase in 2000 and has worked as a Management Consultant and a Project Manager for over 12 years.  Some of the companies Michael provided consulting services to include: Bank of New York Mellon, Teach For America, Educational Testing Services, Con Edison, Verizon, DOITT/New York City Office of the Mayor and JetBlue.

Michael is also a contributing author to the Handbook of Business Strategy Series published in 2007 by Emerald.  He plays music as a hobby,  enjoys spending time with his family and shares insights on leadership and intentional living on his blog at www.leadingwithintent.com.

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The John Maxwell Team: Making a difference through leadership!

June 14, 2012 in Business, Leadership, Personal Growth

As a Founding Partner, Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with the John Maxwell Team, it's an honor to join forces with John and an excellent team of people all around the world on a mission to make the world a better place one leader at a time. Together we will surely make a difference!

"I want to make a difference with people who want to make a difference, doing something that makes a difference."
? John C. Maxwell

Let me know if you'd like to learn more about this team or how we can add value to you or something you're working on.

You can also visit www.johnmaxwellgroup.com/michaelcharles for more details on our products and services.

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The writing on the wall – Do you see it?

June 13, 2012 in Business, Communication, Leadership, Personal Growth, Successful Living

A couple months ago, I started working with JetBlue as a consultant/business partner in a Project Management position. On the first day I stepped through the door, the first thing that greeted me in the reception area was a wall of art with several words written on it. This same identical wall was also visible all throughout the building. By the end of the day, I realized that the five words on all of those walls are the same.  Those simple but meaningful words beautifully painted on the wall are: Safety, Caring, Integrity, Fun and Passion.

When I asked about the walls, I was told that they are the JetBlue values that everyone strive to live by as a JetBlue Crewmember. These values also drive many initiatives within the company from which the first project I worked on, a Reward and Recognition system, was birthed.

That same day it hit also me. Why don't most people define the values they want to live by and filter their decisions and actions through them?  Most of us have some fuzzy idea of what our values are and want them to be but we never really take the time get any clarity on them. Though I've thought of mine before, I've never really taken the time to write them down.  On that same day, I resolved to set some time the next morning to reflect on and clarify my values.

Now why is this exercise important?

Over the years, my values have led me to initiate several projects and allowed me to make many of my major decisions without any regret. Today, they serve as a filter and a guide when deciding what to invest my time in.  Since I know what values I want to live by I understand my priorities better and feel better making my decisions.

Do I falter and miss the mark some times? You bet!  But I strive every day to live by those values. In Michael Hyatt's article "12 Ways to Know you're a Leader", one of the characteristics he covered is "You Walk your talk [as a leader] - not perfectly but sincerely and intentionally". That's what I strive to do and I hope you join me in doing the same.

The writing on your wall cannot be fuzzy and unclear if you want to live and lead with intention. So today I ask you: What is the "writing on your wall"?
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I'm sure you're wondering what mines are.  I have four major ones. I want to keep it simple; so it's not a long list.
1. Integrity - Trust and Character
2. Continuous Growth and Improvement - Growing myself & others.
3. Passion - Enjoying what I do and why I do it.
4. Positivity - Keeping a healthy attitude in everything I do and all of my interactions.

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10 Questions for Courageous Decision Making – Lessons I learned from Dr. John C. Maxwell

July 29, 2011 in Business, Leadership, Personal Growth, Successful Living

I have been a student of John Maxwell's leadership materials for a number of years now.  One of the most useful lessons I learned from him is the thought process behind making good decisions.  In this post, my goal is to share with you 10 questions that will sharpen your decision-making skills and help to guide you through the difficult moments of making courageous decisions.

When faced with a situation that requires you to make a decision, addressing the questions below in context will guarantee you a greater chance of making the best possible decision.  You may not have all the facts, as usually is the case, but you will have considered enough of the data or facts as well as options to allow you to make a good decision. Just remember, you have to make a decision.  You can't stay on the fence or let analysis paralysis and the fear of the unknown stop you.

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4 Reasons You Should Strive to Be the Best at What You Do

June 21, 2011 in Business, Leadership, Motivation, Personal Growth, Successful Living

Be your best!

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My friend and mentor John Maxwell usually says that people don’t pay for average.  His statement carries a lot more weight today than it did years ago.  The main reason is that people have a lot more choices today than any other time in history.  New advances in technology and the internet have allowed people to access better research data and connect to several individuals and businesses that provide the services they need.  Unless you’re one of the best in your field, it’s going to Read the rest of this entry →

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