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Six Steps to Fighting Failures

Some feedback I have received from people indict a need for more “how to fight failure” steps, so I wanted to give you six steps you can use starting today – if necessary.

First, let me remind you – some failures are going to happen. The key is to limit their consequences and impact using methods I discussed in previous articles. Failures are only events or happenings and have no bearing upon “who” you are. You are not the failure – the event was the failure. You are fine.

If you have difficulty understanding the impact or reasoning behind the second paragraph then you are a candidate for a good personal development seminar. Check out the Phoenix Seminar, especially since it is now online.

Okay, back to the six steps…

Phoenix Seminar is now Online

Hi everybody, the personal leadership and development seminar – The Phoenix Seminar on the Psychology of Achievement by Brian Tracy is now online. It is now available 24/7 for people who want to learn How to Succeed in Life.

Check out the original Phoenix Seminar website to learn about how it helps people to succeed and achieve what they want in life.

Now if you’re looking for some magic bullet or get rich quick process – this is NOT the place to go.

Here you will learn what causes failure and success in people’s lives. Then what you can do to change your results in life.

What is Your Energy Leadership Level?


Good leadership skills are available to everyone and the leadership style we adopt is a choice. This choice can even be made day-by-day, depending on our own energy level and the “fuel” we use in our lives through meaningful relationships, rest and relaxation, personal development, spirituality, and personal growth.

Executive Inter-dependency

High performance managers realize that they cannot do everything alone; therefore they reach out to others for collaboration.  Great leaders match people with the jobs that match their individual skills.  Excellent leaders hire people who are smarter than they are.  A confident leader does not feel threatened by smart people.

Success and Clarity

The second factor or element in the twelve C’s to success series is Clarity.

While this term is really very simple, it appears in practice to be one of the difficult factors to use. Personally, I have difficulty in understanding why it is missing with both individuals and organizations.

What is Clarity?

Success and Common Sense

Today, I will begin a series of information on the Twelve “C’s” of Success. These elements are universal since they apply to both personal and organizational development. The first is “Common Sense.”

Many people tell me they have common sense – yet are seldom using it, therefore, it is questionable if they really have it. Other people tell me they use common sense, yet, are causing major issues or conflict within their life or organization with little logic or reason behind their actions.

What is common sense?

Personal Skills- The Key to Superior Performance

Research has proven that superior performers in all fields bring very specific things to the job. To start, they all are fulfilling their passion on the job.  A good example of this would be a librarian who has a strong desire for knowledge.  Every day they are surrounded by books and people who are seeking knowledge or information.  Another example is a person who is passionate about aesthetics.  They can fulfill their passion in careers such as architecture, interior design or jewelry sales.

In addition, superior performers tend to closely match the behavior necessary to execute the job’s key accountabilities; this is key to eliminating stress. When people are forced to adapt their behavior to perform key accountabilities, it can consume their energy.  When behavior matches the job, energy easily flows to the job and allows the individual to accomplish more.

Personal skills research studies of superior performers showed they all had an abundance of personal skills.  Often we think one or two personal skills make a person unique, and that alone could lead to superior performance.  The research identified that superior performers are unique in that they have above average personal skills in 17 or more clearly defined skills.  The research basically found superior performers to be above average in the following personal skill areas:

Conflict Management
Interpersonal Skills
Customer Service
Goal Orientation
Personal Effectiveness
Continuous Learning
Decision Making

If you want to identify how you rank on these personal skills, contact us at 901-757-4434 to learn about your natural strengths and weaknesses. Call today – we can get this information to you using the internet.

Twenty Idea Method

I got a couple of calls about “what is the Twenty Idea Method?” So, I will share this great creativity tool. Anyone can use it – kids to adults, employees to executives, men or women – it is a universal creativity technique.

First, you get a piece of paper (yes, you can use a computer – I prefer pen and paper) . Down the side number 1 to 20. At the top of the page, write a goal or problem in the form of a question. The more specific the question the higher the quality of the answers.

Your Left Brain Getting in the Way of Progress?

This question is for all your left brain dominated people, is your left brain getting in the way of your progress? Some of you know exactly what I’m talking about and some are asking “what is he talking about – left brain?”

Okay, first, what is the left brain and how does it impact you and your performance. The left brain is the seat of your logic, sequential thinking, it is where your words are kept, and it is the root for your “practical” or task oriented thinking and thoughts. There is little emotion or creative impulse in the left brain – those are right brain activities.

So how does the left brain slow down your pathway to progress?

Personal Development Really Is Important

Interesting thing talking to the leaders, managers and sales people with all sizes of organizations, the number of people who tell me they do not have time for Personal Development is alarming.

How do they think or feel they are going to get better over time? Opps! That’s the real issue – they believe they have all ready arrived. Especially the highly educated left-brained individuals who think they already have all the answers. These people are dangerous to the health of your organization.

Now that is a strong statement – being dangerous to the health of the company – yet, it is true. There are reason for this statement.