Master One Skillset at a Time!

In the internet world there are so many avenues and strategies for income and success with pay per click, article and blog writing, video and audio recording, affiliate and social media, offline meetings and networking and so on. All of these channels can get quite overwhelming when you are bombarded with tons of information on the internet about product launches and conference calls on how to grow your business 100% in 30 days, etc… Focus is the name of the game and in my interview with Winnielee Chuus, she tells us of one key strategy that can get move our business in the right direction the right way.

Teamwork makes the Dream work! Monte Bertrand

There is no “I” in the word Team however there is an “I” in Win! When you have a strong Team component that is operating and communicating as one, there is a strong chance that this team will Win in its endeavors. Two heads are better than one. The pace may be a little slower with others than maybe by yourself (and it doesn’t have to be), however the victory is much sweeter when you have others to share it with.

On the video, Monte Bertrand talks about the team aspect of our organization and why it’s the preferred way he does business. He lives in the Philadelphia area and I live in the Dallas area and even though we work together with our business, our loyalties to the Eagles and Cowboys were kept in check. Teamwork is what makes the Dream work…Go Cowboys!

Dwayne Pyle – Stop Procrastinating about your Ideas?

It’s unbelievable how, many people can listen to audio tapes, write articles and go to meetings and events every week and when it comes time to perform, there are plenty of excuses to go around as to why things are not happening. At the MLSP “Live the Dream” event, listen as Dwayne Pyle (top internet marketer) shares this one exciting tip on what to do when come back from the event with your note tablets full of notes.

Are You an Entrepreneur? Get Your Mind Ready!

Have you heard of these statements? “It cost to be the Boss or A 40 hour workweek is a vacation to an entrepreneur or a business owner.” These sayings can make working at a job or working for someone else seem tame compared to working as a business owner or entrepreneur. Truth be told some days as an entrepreneur can really be challenging and make you wish for those days of putting work down at 5pm and starting back over at 9am. When you made the decision to step out on faith to pursue your passion, you immediately became the leader you once complained about. The difference now is that you have the power to do something about your complaints; now the buck stops with you!

However no matter how challenging it gets, you cannot put a price tag on the value of work that an entrepreneur is pursuing especially a work of and with purpose. It all starts with your mindset and energy. That energy encompasses the physical, mental as well as the spiritual to make sure you are bringing all that you have to the table because this endeavor will take all that you have to give and more.  Your mind is constantly on your ideas, solutions to challenges and other opportunities that even when you are on vacation, you are always seeking that needle in the haystack opportunity to capitalize on, be it monetarily or personal development.

Your environment will play a huge part in your mental scope of how productive you can be on a daily basis. It is amazing how one word of encouragement from a family member can motivate you to accomplish a task and build momentum for more challenges. So make sure there is positive communication flowing from those around you and if this is not the case, find a different environment or get new friends altogether because your destiny is at stake. I hope this blog empowers you into taking action to give yourself a chance and remember; “If it’s meant to be, then it’s up to me!

Make it HAPPEN!!!  

Insurance Policy Tips!

I am glad that all of you have your insurance policies in place. Grab a seat and get your pencil and pad in front of you because I have been coming across some interesting tidbits working with clients and prospects that I want to share regarding your insurance policies. These tips are going to follow what we learned in school a few years ago; the what, when, where, why and how questioning method.

Do you know what type of insurance policies you have in force? Do you know when you purchased your policies and if they are expiring or has any cash value? Do you know where your policies are located ie, safe deposit box, file cabinet or under the mattress? Do you understand why you purchase those particular policies? Here is a big one; do you know how much coverage you have in place and if this coverage amount is enough?

As we get older, our family situations change and the policies you purchased some time ago may or may not be in your best interest to keep. This is a call to action for you to have a policy review with your insurance agent or give me a call or email. I work with many people on structuring their base financial needs on a solid foundation. Check out www.theneedforcoverage.com for insurance information and/or go to our contact page to have us contact you.

Sincerely,

What Does Leadership Look Like?

Hello my friends,

Do you know what leadership look like? In many companies and organizations throughout the world, leadership is looking more and more like a joke. You have to search through an organization for days at a time or wait for a catastrophic event to take place to find your real leaders. About a week ago in a discussion with a few colleagues over lunch, the topic centered on leadership and when will real leaders be allowed to lead. You may know of a few people in leadership positions that for some reason or another, have lost touch in developing and leading their teams the right way. We are not simply talking about leading a team or department to a very high number for goals but simply just having the attributes that builds trust in those team members that they are responsible for leading.

We have heard and known for some time now all of the buzz words for leadership; having vision, integrity, trust, character, firm, etc… and these attributes are paramount in true leadership.  I recall a particular coach would say to his teams before the game, “To go out and play the game the right way.” The players or workers in turn would say the coach; “To lead us in the right way.” People are smarter and more in tuned with what’s going on around them than they get credit for. This statement, “Please don’t piss on my head and tell me that it’s raining” is becoming the buzz word from team members describing the communication style and strategies used by their managers when it comes to delivering information. People are starting to recognize the difference and leaders need to keep this in mind when it comes to communicating and leading others.

Many times the position title of leadership can actually trump the person’s leading ability when it comes to getting their teams developed to achieve their goals. to reach another level. Have you ever came across a person  that was in a managerial role and used their title to trump  their subordinates ideas, project accomplishments or even belittle them to their colleagues or superiors. Leadership doesn’t look like this!

Again what does Leadership look like? Great positive leadership comes in many different forms and we won’t touch all of them in this post however a few things come to mind when looking at leadership. Leadership have vision to see things in front or at a higher level when others are looking behind, on the sides or not looking at all. Leadership stand and make the difficult decision that is right for the situation and organization even if this means standing by themselves. Leadership operates with integrity knowing that everyone may not be treated the same however they do their best to treat their team members right and fair. Leadership seeks input from others understanding that not one person has all of the answers. Leadership understands and accepts that not all ideas or decisons will be a success and they take full responsibility and learn from it. Leadership recognizes those persons skilled in the areas of development and execution of strategy in attaining goals and implementing ideas which can lead to creating value for the organization over time.

I applaud those that have earned the mantle of being promoted to a leadership position at your particular workplace and I know that this duty was not easily earned. When you see real leadership at work on any level, do your best to recognize, acknowledge and grow it, because in the absence of real leadership you jeopardize the core of the organization that will lead to mass exodus of talented people onward in search being led by leaders and/or becoming one themselves.

For every promotion of leadership you attained, make sure to continue to sharpen your leadership skills by reading books, masterminding with other leaders and attending leadership seminars and classes. After all of the reading, talking and learning, most importantly, leadership recognizes opportunity, communicate the opportunity and challenge their group to take it on. Leadership get in the heads and hearts of their team members, the ears of the customers and the eyes of the competitors. Why? In order to understand and be able to stand in front to determine, engage and influence the marketplace to follow the leader. This is what leadership in my eyes look like! Please share your thoughts and ideas about what leadership looks like to you.

Be the Leader you are Looking for!

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