Monday Morning Motivator

Quote Of The Week -If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door! (Milton Berle)

Word Of The Week – Refluent (re-flu-ent) : flowing back
eg : In haste the refluent ocean fled away from the shore, and left the line of the sand-beach covered with waifs of the tide.

Proverb Of The Week – Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. (Proverbs 25 verse 15  The Bible)

 

Habits of The Peak Performers

This week we wanted to share, habits of peak performers with you so that you can make sure 2014 will be an exceptional year, personally and professionally.

You can’t expect to get the results high performers do, if you don’t adopt the habits high performers have. When you look at the successful people of the world, don’t neglect to consider the hours of work, the multiple failures, and the daily sacrifices they made to get there. If you are serious about taking your performance to the next level you’ve got to leave the ways of mediocrity behind to develop a new and improved you.

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Here are 10 high performance habits that may require you to go against the grain but will aid you in reaching success like the pros:

1 – Win The Morning

While the world sleeps, the high performer works. Could you imagine if you woke up on purpose, with purpose every day? How can you expect to achieve excellence when the first decision you make on a daily basis is to procrastinate the day by hitting the snooze button?

Win the morning by waking up earlier than you normally do to get a workout in, feed your mind with good books, and fuel your body with a good breakfast—all before the rest of the world is deciding whether to get up or not. Win the morning.

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Monday Morning Motivator

Quote Of The Week – Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow!

Word Of The Week – Efficacious (e-fe-ka-shes) : having the power to produce a desired effect
eg : Pam knew that the most efficacious remedy for her cold would be a steaming bowl of her grandmother’s famous chicken soup.

Proverb Of The Week – Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. (Proverbs 21 verse 21 The Bible)


Indicators/Solutions –  Add Up To Success


Happy New Year! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas season. This week to kick off our year right we share some NHL insights from Ryan Walter.

What if we could guarantee each other more success in 2014?

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Indicators of your next Success!

If I were to share a secret with you that I have notice the best-of-the-best utilize to stay ahead of their opponents… would you take the next 4 minutes to read and apply this information to make your next season successful?

I was reminded of this concept while reading “Talent is Overrated.” Author Geoff Colvin explains how the best in the world have developed their abilities to look for small, significant “Indicators” that give them an edge:

“Just as top tennis players look at the server’s body, not at the tennis ball, excellent performers in other fields have learned to spot non-obvious information that’s important.

More than 30 years ago, Sam Walton found an innovative way to gauge customer satisfaction.

He realized that the best indicator of how happy his customers were was to measure how happy his employees were; the way managers treat the employees was the way employees would treat the customers.

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Monday Morning Motivator

Quote Of The Week – If you really want to do something you will find a way. If you don’t you will find an excuse. (Jim Rohn)

Word Of The Week – Benison (ben-uh-sun) : blessing or benediction,
eg : The candidate sought the benison of the popular pastor in the hope of gaining both spiritual and political support.

Proverb Of The Week – A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. (Proverbs 14 verse 30 The Bible)

Success Thinking For The Year Ahead

We hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas with family and loved ones. Since we are on the verge of another New Year we wanted to share 15 thoughts from Joel Brown that can help make 2014 a year of growth and amazing achievements for the future.

On a personal note we pray that God would bring much Peace, Joy, Love, Health & Abundance to you all in the New Year! 

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Success is a very complex phenomenon that cannot be summed up in a few sentences. To achieve success you must strive very hard to meet your goals, and that requires big ideas and an indeterminate will to execute them. If you were to ask any successful person or motivational coach about how to achieve success, then their first piece of advice would most probably be to “think positively.

Positive thoughts are the key to making your dreams and goals come true. Nevertheless, thinking positively is more about you and your abilities, rather than the goals or the processes required to achieve them.

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Monday Morning Motivator

Quote Of The Week – Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards. (Elbert Hubbard)

Word Of The Week – Redolent (red-oh-lent) : An object possessing a rich scent or alluring aroma, or a situation with a hint or promise of rich possibilities.
eg : Her rose garden was REDOLENT with the perfume of a thousand flowers.

Proverb Of The Week – A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15 verse 1 The Bible)


Connect The Dots – Stay Hungry – Stay Foolish

We want to wish all our readers and MMM subscribers a Very Merry Christmas and God’s Richest Blessings & Health to you all in the New Year! This week we share 3 great life stories and lessons from Steve Jobs.

This is a speech that Steve made at the Stanford University Graduation in 2005.

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I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots. I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out? It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college. And 17 years later I did go to college.

But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting. It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on.

Let me give you one example: Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating. None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it’s likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do.

Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later. Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, God, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

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