Phil planned to propose to me at the Taj Mahal. The plan didn’t go exactly as he’d envisioned… here’s an excerpt from Together On Top of the World! Continue reading “An Adventurous Proposal at the Taj Mahal”
Are you ready to take the first step toward your own summit of achievement?
If so, take out two blank three-by-five inch cards. Stop and think for a moment. What would be the greatest personal achievement you could possibly imagine for yourself? What would be the greatest professional achievement? Write down both of them on one of the cards. This is your Vision Card. Think big and get ready to live your dream. Continue reading “3 Cards that Can Make or Break Your Success”
You recently graduated with your BA or MBA, you’ve applied for your dream job (or any job), and—hurrah—you’re hired! Congratulations. Now what?
When you’re starting out in business, the world is your oyster. But an oyster is no good without know-how: You must learn the rules of how, when and where to eat your oyster, you must have the tools to open the shell, the good sense to season it properly, and the leadership ability to show others where to find their own oysters. Continue reading “9 Tips for Young People in Business to Start Strong and Achieve Success!”
Don’t fool yourself. Afternoon fatigue is not necessarily caused by a lack of caffeine. It’s caused by the debilitating load that’s been on your back since you first scribbled down your “to do” list that morning. You’ve been hauling around an anchor all day. Your heaviest, most difficult tasks are still right there, lying at the bottom of your pack.
In climbing, there’s no ambiguity about the need to travel light. The more weight you carry, the harder your journey will be. In business, this takes on another meaning. Continue reading “The truth behind the afternoon slump. Understanding THIS principle can reenergize you.”
Once you have the vision, the drive, and you understand what you need to do in order to meet your goals, you need to assess where you are and create a plan to get where you want to go.
Self-assessment can be a tricky business. We discovered this when—in the early stages of planning our Seven Summits campaign—Phil turned to us and said, “you don’t even know if you can physically go that high.” What did that mean? Of course we could go high! We worked out every day. We had climbed smaller mountains. We would work really, really hard! Continue reading “How to get the business results you want—every single time.”
When you are working toward a new venture or a new goal, the principles of early success are straightforward and easily grasped.
These principles apply when you are training to summit one of the highest peaks in the world, or leading a new team, or trying to achieve a new goal in your workplace. As a leadership speaker, I teach these principles to managers and sales teams in Fortune 500 companies across the nation—and when they work, believe me, success is inevitable. Continue reading “Four key lessons that equal business success”
“It doesn’t matter how often you get knocked down; what matters is how often you get back up.”
– Vince Lombardi (1913 – 1970) American Football Coach
This past week, it was an honor to present in Orlando for Financial Services professionals. Whether we are athletes, mountain climbers or business professionals; getting back up when we get knocked down will often lead to success. Continue reading ““It doesn’t matter how often you get knocked down; what matters is how often you get back up.””
It is my deepest wish that everyone is enjoying their family today along with some delicious food and maybe a little time in nature today. Happy Thanksgiving! Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”
Few salespeople aim just to meet a quota and nothing more. But what separates top performers is that they develop a series of realistic goals that will propel them from where they are now to where they want to be. Continue reading “Top Performers Do Much More Than Dream”
When I wanted to quit, Phil reminded me that climbing a mountain is “just like eating an elephant–take it one bite at a time”! While I would never eat an elephant, I get the metaphor. When you take it one step at a time or one goal at a time, you’ll find that perseverance is key! Continue reading “Life… One Bite At A Time”