5 Core Attributes of Success

by Drago on December 12, 2013

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Monday Morning Motivator

Quote Of The Week – A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. (Anonymous)

Word Of The Week – Nimiety (nih-mye-uh-tee) : excess, redundancy
eg : Nathan is possessed of a nimiety of get-rich-quick schemes, combined with a paucity of common sense.

Proverb Of The Week – A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. (Proverbs 11 verse 25 The Bible)
5 Core Attributes of Success

This week we share a great message from Tammy Kohl. Have you ever wondered why some people just seem to be successful at anything they try or put their mind to? Tammy’s message gives us 5 attributes that can make all the difference, personally and professionally.

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Often when succumbing to frustration, businesses and individuals find success to be a fleeting proposition. There is no question that success is a journey, but it can become a very manageable and measurable journey focused on desired outcomes and results. There is a significant difference between wishing for success and accomplishing success. And, that difference makes all the difference in the world!

Successful businesses and successful people have a long list of attributes that contribute to and foster their accomplishments. However, the objective of this article is to focus on five foundational attributes that apply to both personal as well as business success. Understanding and committing to these five core attributes will definitely propel you to a higher level of success.

For the last three summers the Food Network has run the show “Who’s The Next Food Network Star.” Within the first several weeks of the season the judges inquire as to each contestant’s culinary point of view. What is his/her unique perspective on food, cooking, and the potential audience he/she may be in front of with this individual’s own show? Why would the audience at home want to watch their show and learn these recipes and techniques? Differentiation is critical as with your business and you. What is your business’s unique point of view? How does your business’ perspective differ from the competition? What are your unique set of beliefs to business and your life, and how can YOU capitalize on those?

Conviction: Having a strong belief in yourself and your business goes hand in hand with your unique perspective. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) rate your belief in yourself and your belief in your business. Are your ratings where you want them to be? If not, why not? What you accomplished yesterday is a great measurement of the success of past decisions. However, your conviction or belief in yourself and in your business is a huge predictor of your future success.

Vision: Where do you want to go? What do you want to become? Why? Just like an organization’s vision your personal vision should be a short, succinct, and an inspiring statement of what you intend to become and achieve at some point in the future. Vision refers intentions that are broad, all-inclusive and forward thinking. It is the image that a business must have of its goals before it sets out to reach them. It describes aspirations for the future, without specifying the means that will be used to achieve those desired ends. Warren Bennis, a noted writer on leadership says: “To choose a direction, an individual (an organization) must have developed a mental image of the possible and desirable future state.”

Experience: Every individual and every business represents a unique set of skills and knowledge. How can you leverage those talents?

Attitude: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.” This quote by Charles Swindoll states that attitude is more important than many things. The remarkable thing about attitude is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past, and we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is control our attitude and stay focused. Your attitude is your greatest tool!

Your challenge is to review these five attributes and conduct an honest assessment of where you stand as it relates to your perspective, conviction, vision, experience, and attitude. Are these five attributes propelling you forward to success, or are they hindering your desired outcome?

Based on your answer to the last question what additional steps do you need to take or what do you need do differently? Your outcomes are directly connected to your choices-so choose wisely.

If your business needs help making better marketing choices, give us a call. We’re here to help!

Have a great week unless you choose otherwise.


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PS –
We had a fantastic call with #1 New York Times Best Selling author, Joseph Michelli last week. We discussed, 5 Principles around Leading The Starbucks Way if you would like a link to the audio from our call, send us an email!

Success Profile 

This week’s success profile is two of our clients, West Coast Mazda & West Coast Toyota.

The reason why we want to recognize Brad Hansen and Randy Saunders and their teams are that they are doing exceptional jobs of marketing. We speak a lot about the importance of “Content Creation Marketing” and being committed to providing great content for your customers.

Brad and Randy have done great jobs at being the faces of their businesses, their You Tube Channels have received over 215,000 views (last week they were at 211,000 and 112,000) and 118,000 views of their videos respectively in just over a year. The impressive fact about these views are that no one ends up on a car dealers You Tube channel for entertainment sake, customers arrive their because they are producing content that they come across when they are searching for information about vehicles.

To view their channels and their videos click on the links.

West Coast Mazda

West Coast Toyota

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