Encouragement

What Every Spectacular Failure Has in Common

The  link to this blog post showed up in my email the other day, mainly because I subscribed to the newsletter. I read the post and it resonated with so much with me that I wanted to share it with you. You see, I’m going through a period in my life where I’m being held accountable. I don’t like it. I’m very uncomfortable but I know it’s necessary for me to grow as a person.  This blog post gave me another perspective on accountability and I hope it will do the same for you. Here is it:

What Every Spectacular Failure Has in Common

By Andy Andrews

My office has been described as pretty weird.

Whatever you’re picturing, that’s not it—I guarantee you. Yes, I have two desks, chairs, computer monitors, and the usual office items. But what makes my office unique is every wall surrounding the entire room is full of bookshelves. And on these shelves are thousands of different items. Yes, thousands.

But there’s one spot, on a section of wall to your right when you first walk in, that is particularly important. This part of the wall is devoted entirely to the people who have had a big influence on my life. It’s a collection of family, mentors, and friends who continue to remind me of what’s important. Continue reading “What Every Spectacular Failure Has in Common”

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Getting Better, Leadership, Reading4Champions Book Club

Reading4Champions: The Traveler’s Gift

Hello Champions!

We have read many books over the past year.  Each book has helped us to re-think the way we view ourselves and life so we can become better individuals.  I highly recommend that you re-read these books a year or two from now.  You will find you that pick up concepts you didn’t on your first read.  I know that is what I have experienced.  Now, to our book for the month of January.  I am giving you this book now because it might influence the New Year’s resolution you make.  It did for me.  Besides, the book is a great read for champions.  The name of the book is “The Traveler’s Gift” by Andy Andrews.  

This book really resonated with me.  Although it is a story, I found myself Continue reading “Reading4Champions: The Traveler’s Gift”

Poll, Procrastination

Poll: What Are Your Challenges? (Part II)

In August, I conducted a poll asking you what challenge you face most often and promised to write a post on the challenge most faced.  The choices were procrastination/delaying, managing your time, dealing with difficult people, being organized and handling stressful situations.  The winner was……(drum roll) procrastination/delaying!

Before I write anything else, I want to thank those of you who responded to the poll!

Now, to write about your challenge and how to overcome it.  It took me awhile to decide what to say new because I have written about procrastination before. (see June 25, 2010 post) Or maybe I was just procrastinating. Anyway, I decided to share my tips, the things I do, when I realize I am procrastinating (yes, I still have that challenge).

 Tips to Combat Procrastination: Continue reading “Poll: What Are Your Challenges? (Part II)”