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)!!!

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Have You Got Your Speach Ready?

Imagine this,

You have finally achieved your goal. This should not be a stretch of the imagination, as it’s a given that you can do it. All the same humour me. So, there you are on stage in front of hundreds of people, accepting your award. As you step up too say a few words, you look over the crowd. Then you see that it is filled with a couple of people you know. No that’s not quite true, The crowd has ALL the people you know. What to say???? And you think to yourself there are two types of people. Each will have a conversation with themselves.

Type A: “I helped him/ her along their way”.

Type B: “I knew deep down that they would make it”.

The thing is that you stop and think. Both types of people were critical in helping you get to where you are now. Those that offered what appeared as no help, were critical in making you stronger, more determined, more resilient.

You clear your throat and say “THANK YOU EVERYONE!” And you mean it. You realize that you need them all equally.

So take a moment, on your journey to say a thank you to everyone you meet. As they have brought you to this point. Remember, you are more powerful than you could ever imagine.

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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!

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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.

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To grow into the person they should be.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

BE THE BEST PART OF SOMEONE’S DAY

This weekend I was in Las Vegas. I know, right, me the guy that doesn’t gamble. I was one of two guys who were the surprise for a good friend’s 50th Birthday. That was amazing but only the first part of the story.

Picture the scene, we’re in a limo and I here a beep…………..beep………….beep. I ask the rest of the people around me but they laugh that it’s the alcohol talking (I don’t really drink either. Don’t ask).  as the ride goes on I hear it again……beep. I look around and find a brand new iPhone 5S. I tap on the glass and hand it to the driver. We talk and we realise that it must be from the previous guests. I leave him my phone number and tell him to get it back the them and hand them my card.

For those of you that are wondering why I left my card, read my blog ‘Only in Calgary’. I lost my phone and had it returned to me. But I never really got to say thank you to the guy that found it. So by leaving my phone number, the owner could contact me if they were so inclined.

Two days went by and I had forgotten all about. I fly home and just as I arrive home the phone rings. What happens next was one of the nicest phone calls I have had in a long time. The man at the other end was very emotional. As we agreed, it’s not about the phone. There are memories that he could not replace.

We left the call agreeing that we would both continue to ‘pay it forward’.

Go out there and be the best part of someone’s day! It feels great!!!!!

 

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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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A leap of FAITH

LEAP OF FAITH

A leap of Faith

I have decided to write about this topic, as been thinking about it for a while.

Have toy eve asked a young chile to jump? The child will look at you an decide in a heart beat… OK! In that moment it’s settled. But what happened?

Step one “Jump, I’ve you”!

‘Hmm, they love me’.

OK!

J U M P!!

CATCH! SMILES ALL ROUND.

The above took less tham a second. If you notice, all the child will state to themself ‘ok, they love me’. Nothing else. No why! do you mean it? How long will it take? Are you strong enough?

As adults, find yourself a mentor. Someone that is looking out for you. Once you have this person, listen to them! Remember, they are looking out for you. So now, when they ask you to jump there is only one statement (, not question). ‘They have my best interests at heart. Then go for it!

‘Jump and grow your wings on the way down’ – Les Brown.

I’m not saying it will always be plain sailing. But ecen when it’s not….. Your mentor will pick you up, dust you off, and help you assess what went wrong. From this point, the two of you will set a plan to make it next time.

As always, I didn’ post this to sit on a hard drive. If you agree, please pass it on and empower someone else.

Regards,

Ian