Your Outlook Determines Your Outcome!

Picture the scene, it’s Monday Morning (-15C), and I’m off to work. I open the door and this is the scene that greets me!

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07:00am Monday Morning

In life, there are few things that direct your OUTCOME, like your OUTLOOK. Take a look at the two photos. What is the first thing you would have thought? Remember it’s -15 (without the wind chill), when you see six inches of snow on your car? Well this what in fact what I saw. I opened my door 07:00am on a Monday morning. So, I ask again what do you see?

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Personally it made me smile! I see opportunity!!! I’m going skiing!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is this outlook that resulted in the outcome of me going skiing with my daughter a couple of days later. The smaller skis on the right are hers.

 

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Feet up – Calgary winter style

I have the pleasure of teaching her how to ski! It is a memory that I will never forget. Seeing her conquer her fears and make the most of every day? What more can a father wish for?

So what lessons have we learned from this post?

Don’t focus on the problem! Look for the blessings (and opportunities)!!!

As always, I didn’t post this to its in a server somewhere. If some part of it resonates with you; take it and empower someone to do great things!!!

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Look Around – You May Be Surrounded By Heroes.

After reading this post look around you. Appreciate the special people around you.

When you look around you, there are heroes in your life. I have the pleasure of working with one such individual. As a young foreman, he took me under his wing. Over the fifteen or so years working with the man, I discovered that management could; and should be fun. We used to look forward to going to work.

A further example of what a hero is, will be described in this example. Imagine how you would feel if your partner came home from the pub, with a ‘new friend’. The friend was down on their luck and struck in the following trap. You can’t get a job, if you don’t have an address. You can’t get a home, if you don’t have a job.

Over the next few months, he helped get this person a job at our company and worked with the individual to find an apartment.

We all like to think we would be able to help another person who needs it. But who can honestly say that they would actually DO it?

The man that I’m speaking of has just lost a battle that he was fighting after having a heart attack over 14 years ago. I for one am indebted to him for the time that he took with me. He taught me things that you will never find in print. i.e. how to spot a person that will be key to the success of a project in a crowd!

R.I.P. Gerry Dunne

I now try to help as many people as I can achieve their dreams. I don’t know all the answers; but I’ll help you look!

As normal, didn’t post this to sit on a server. If you agree, please share and empower someone.

As always, this post was not written to sit on a hard drive somewhere.

What Does That Thing You Want Look Like?

What are you looking for

A wise man without a map will get lost in any country. Where as a fool with a GPS will not!

Seems that more and more people are ‘looking for something…..’. Whether it be a new job, partner, opportunity or whatever. Then a question hit me : Do you know precisely, what this thing looks like”? If you do not know precisely, then how will you know when it is right in front of you?
Take a time as you go through your day to ponder this thought. The clarity that it will give you will act as a map. It will give you a clear destination. From that, you can decide which route you are going to take to get there.

Success is a journey; not a destination.

As always- if any part of this resonates with you please pass it on. Empower someone
To grow into the person they should be.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

WHO HOLDS YOU ACCOUNTABLE?

Who holds you accountable?

I have been thinking about this for a few weeks. I read a quote which read:

“If you want something that you have never had; It stands to reason, that you must do something that you have never done”!

The above got me thinking. If you were going to run an important race, you would get a coach, or personal trainer, right?. Helping you you to do the thing that you have never done, so you can have that which you have not achieved.

The trainer in the example above is holding you accountable to yourself. Looking out for you, ensuring you are staying on track (pardon the pun), to reach your target.

In other aspects of you life you have a Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal (or a BHAG). This is something that, at the end of your life, you want to be able to say I DID IT! So, the question is this: If your goal is so important to you, who holds you accountable?

I am growing a network marketing business. The reason I’m doing this is to be able to be able to see my Grand children (when the day comes). Whenever and wherever they are! The thought of one of them calling for me and I couldn’t get there, wakes me up in a cold sweat!

To achieve my goal, I need to help people. As a direct result, the more I help, the bigger my business grows. Now, with the subject of this blog in mind, I have decided to change from goal setting to goal achieving. I have asked those around me to hold me accountable.

  • I have set a goal.
  • Written it down (On our fridge).
  • Told my Daughter and my Wife, the goal I have set.
  • Rolled up my sleeves.

The people around me love me and will push me to achieve that which I haven’t done. Look around you. Set a goal. Write it down. Tell someone who wants the best for you. report back to them.

I will feed back at the end of the week, how I did with my goal.

As always, I didn’t put this post out there fore it to sit on a server somewhere. If anything in it inspires you, please use it to empower someone else.

DIG YOUR WELL BEFORE YOU’RE THIRSTY

Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty

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I have the honor of your attention for a few minutes. Thank you.  What does that mean to you?

  •  What if you’re an athlete? It could mean ‘work on your stamina, before you are thrown into the big race.
  • To a student – Study hard before a test.

For me, I’m taking a course to help me motivate thousands of people. Do I have thousands of people waiting to hear me? Am I ready to lead them? Maybe not. But this is preparation for the crowd that’s coming.

The pen in the picture was presented to me for a two-minute speak I gave. I am in training to help mentor the crowd that’s coming. You know what’s coming; what you’d like to do. Don’t leave it until it’s too late to start. Get your shovel and get busy! I never take for granted that you have read this far. Smile as I am whilst writing this. You have a goal that you NEED to achieve! Get busy; get it done before you need it.

When your opportunity comes, make sure you are ready.  As always, I didn’t post this to sit on a server somewhere. Go take it and inspire someone!

 

 

Celebrate Your Wins

To All who have read this blog

You know how I love to help and mentor others? Well this week has been fantastic. The company I work with has decided to endorse the work that I have been doing. They are going to put up two scholarships per year (for the next three years) to SAIT!

Thank you to them for giving back to the mext generation.

In addition they are going to take some additional apprentices from the carpentry program. I will also get to meet the new students!

 

For me, it’s not about me succeeding. I know I will! But it’s more about helping up someone along side you. Now that is succeYou know how I love to help and mentor others? Well this week has been fantastic. The company I work with has decided to endorse the work that I have been doing. They are going to put up two scholarships per year (for the next three years) to SAIT!

 

In addition they are goig to take some additional apprentices from the carpentry program. I will also get to meet the new students!

 

For me, it’s not about me succeeding. I know I will! But it’s more about helping up someone along side you. Now that is success!ss!

As always, I didn’t write this for it to sit on a hard drive somewhere. Go empower someone else!

Grow To Receive – Profound Observation

Today’s profound observation.

You only get the fruit when the tree has grown

 

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Habe you ever wondered why youhaven’t acheived what you want?

NO I’M NOT SELLING A TRAINING PROGRAM.

This hit me lile a steam train. What you DO with it, is upto you.

When I was an apprentice, I studied to be CARPENTER (not an apprentice). When I grew into that position, I became a Carpenter. This example has repeated itself throughout my life. 

Study,

Grow

Acheive.

 

So now replace the above, with what you want to achieve. The same rules apply. Study the place that you want to be…………. once you have grown into that position, it will be realised.

 

I hope this message resonates with you as it did with me. Go study what you want. Let me know how it works.  

 

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