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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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Fundamental Principles of Leadership – Webinar for 5/31 at 9pm EDT

May 24, 2012 in Business, Leadership, Motivation, Personal Growth, Project Management, Successful Living

In this new era of collaboration and constant change, more than ever before, our success at home, in the community or at work is largely determined by our ability to lead people.  Many times we find ourselves struggling to get results but cannot understand why the results we seek seem so distant and unreachable.  Consequently, we more often than not resort to manipulation techniques and scare tactics that often backfire.

This introduction to the fundamental principles of leadership presents you with an opportunity to learn the building blocks of sustainable leadership upon which you can build and achieve successes both in your private and professional life.

We will: 

  1. Explore 3 pillars/fundamental principles that will allow you to lead effectively
  2. Define true leadership
  3. Provide you with tools to help you to lift your leadership lid to new levels
  4. Underscore the importance of establishing a personal growth plan

Learn these principles and you’ll learn to lead. If you ignore them, then you're always going to struggle with leadership.

Join us on Thursday, May 31st at 9:00 PM EDT by calling (712) 432-0900 and entering 252039 # as the access code.

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 relationships 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 providing 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 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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Commitments: They make or break you … What are you committed to?

December 13, 2011 in Business, Leadership, Motivation, Personal Growth, Successful Living

"Success may mean many things, but it will never be an accident."

This is the third and last part of the series "Gifts, Choices and Commitments" - a speech that I made at a Toastmasters meeting last month expanded for this blog. This post is about how commitments can make or break you, their importance and how they can impact your life's journey. Mine certainly have shaped my life.

Commitments are major intentional decisions that we make at specific times in our lives that, if managed on a daily basis, help us to stay on a specific desired path.

We all have something or someone we are committed to. The question is not whether we're going to commit to something, but rather Read the rest of this entry →

Keep your eyes on the prize – “Be Great, Powerful Beyond Measure”

October 1, 2011 in Motivation, Personal Growth, Successful Living

You were made great!  So, don't give up on yourself and your Grand Overall Designer (God). Keep your eyes on the prize and manifest your greatness!

Hold your image of what it is you want to create.
 
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Do you have a plan for growth?

September 28, 2011 in Business, Communication, Leadership, Motivation, Personal Growth, Successful Living

Are you looking to grow?  Are you looking to be, do and have more in your life?  If so, below is a sample growth plan that my mentor and friend John Maxwell shared on his blog a couple years ago that I think you'll find valuable - especially for those of you who participate in my Mastermind Groups.

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Clipped from http://johnmaxwellonleadership.com/2010/02/08/do-you-have-a-personal-plan-for-growth/

On Twitter and Facebook on Sunday, I quoted my friend Paul Meyer, mentioning that he was the person who helped me create my first personal growth plan. In the hours afterward, I received dozens of requests, all asking the same thing: “How do you create a personal growth plan?”

The answer to that takes more than 140 characters, so I thought I’d post it here:

The key to a life of continual learning and improvement lies in developing a plan for growth and following through with it. Paul Meyer knew this. In fact, when I first met him and we had lunch, he asked me a question that changed my life: “Do you have a personal plan for growth?” Read the rest of this entry →

30 days to live – Taking actions on things that matter, Part 2

June 4, 2011 in Business, Communication, Motivation, Personal Growth, Successful Living

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Average Reading Time: 2.7 minutes

Focus on Relationship: Making things right

In part one of the series we explored some of the things that one might consider and action steps to take given only 30 days to live. We posed the question: How would your life be different had you only 30 days to live? We covered how we usually talk about the past and the future while forgetting to live today the best we can. The tendency that we have of exaggerating yesterday, overestimating tomorrow and underestimating today gives us a false perspective on how to best live life. What I urged is that you should start now, turn your intentions into actions and make today tomorrow’s ‘good old days’.

In part 2 of the series, we focus more on Read the rest of this entry →

30 days to live – Taking actions on things that matter, Part 1

May 23, 2011 in Communication, Motivation, Personal Growth, Successful Living

Average Reading Time: 3.7 minutes

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever."
Mahatma Gandhi

If you only had 30 days to live, would you continue doing the same things that you are doing now?

How would your life be different?

What would become a priority for you?

As you think about these questions, you will realize that there are adjustments you would want to make in your life. Being faced with death has a way of Read the rest of this entry →

Do you respond or react to your situations? Lessons I learned from Bob Burg

May 19, 2011 in Communication, Personal Growth, Successful Living


Average Reading Time: 2.5 mns

Often you find someone ruining an important relationship because of his actions.  When you ask why he acted as he did, he says "I had to... because...".  That 'because' is usually followed by an explanation of someone else's action being the trigger for his reaction.  Between the trigger or stimuli (the other person's action) and his reaction is 'that moment' - a split second of opportunity to exert some control over the outcome of his situation. Read the rest of this entry →

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