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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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The Big Rocks: Your Priorities, Your Success or Your Failure

February 25, 2012 in Business, Communication, Motivation, Personal Growth, Successful Living

"You are EXACTLY where you should be given the things you have done to get there" ~ Unknown

To follow last month's lesson from the Learn, Grow and Achieve Virtual Seminar with Rick Krug, "The History of Your Future", I thought it was appropriate to share this 10-minute video with you. This video will solidify the lessons from the call and also help you to see your world, your daily priorities and eventually your success from a different perspective.

During a training session I attended at JP Morgan Chase for new employees in early 2000, a trainer from Franklin Covey explained the concept of the Big Rocks. It made a lot of sense to me then and it still does today. Although I fail to put some of the lessons to use on occasions, I still strive to practice this principle everyday and its impact on my life has been enormous.

The Big Rock principle has helped me to focus on the things that really matter and also align my actions to my values.

Is this easy to do? No.

Can it be done? Yes.

Will you achieve more by taking this approach (focusing on the Big Rocks) instead of simply filling your day with the gravels or sands? Absolutely!

As you watch this video, put yourself in the lady's shoes and think about how you go about your day. You can almost feel the pressure of the many things in your life fighting for your attention, pulling you in many different directions. Most people live this way but when you ask them why, they say "I'm just living my life...taking it day by day". This is really just another way of them saying "my life has no purpose...it is meaningless". If that is you, I recommend that you read the "30 Days to Live" series. It will definitely help you put things in perspective.

"There are no real mistakes, only misplans, weak-plans or no-plans" ~ Unknown

When you live without a clear mental picture of who you are, who you want to become and what you want to achieve with your life, you become enthralled with the pettiness of daily occurrences and emergencies. This, in turn, creates stress which lead to frustration and sometimes a sense of under-achieving or "in-achieving".

Go ahead...Watch the video and Go Lead Your Life!

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Choices in Life… Could you live the life you want?

November 26, 2011 in Business, Leadership, Motivation, Personal Growth, Successful Living

"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it's a matter of choice" ~ William Brian

As I mentioned in last week's post, I view my life in three categories - the first one I shared with you was some of the gifts in my life that I so thankful to have received.

This week, I'm sharing with you the second category that I believe have largely change the trajectory of my life. Having the gifts is one thing. But the choices that you make after having received those gifts are another. I recognized this fact many years ago and since then I have paid more attention to the impact of my choices on my life.

Now, before I continue I should be the one to tell you that I haven't always made the best choices. But what I know is this: If you make more bad choices than you make good choices, the trajectory of your life looks like

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30 days to live – Taking actions on things that matter, Part 3

June 10, 2011 in Business, Motivation, Personal Growth, Successful Living

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What will you be remembered for?

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Leave a legacy!

This is the last article in the series “30 days to live”. Over the past two weeks we’ve explored the different areas of your life that you might want to focus on if you only had 30 days to live. In Part 1 and Part 2, I asked that you take a look at your life and see what you would change if you only had known your “death date”. Looking at life from this perspective, we emphasized on the urgency of taking actions now as opposed to later.

As we conclude the series and knowing how limited our life on earth really is, my last questions to you:

What would you want people to say about you at your funeral?

You may find it a strange question. But imagine that you are standing in the back of the room at your funeral listening everyone coming on stage to say a few words about you. What would
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30 days to live – Taking actions on things that matter, Part 1

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

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"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 →

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