Archives for February 2023

Fearless, strong, powerful, can dodge bullets and bombs

If you are a business owner, parent, coach, or anyone who leads a group to a goal, and you have chosen to lead, I think it’s important to do a gut check. What kind of leader do you want to be? Commonly in business I see two categories, both of which are strong and powerful leaders. Wonder Woman and Princess Leia.

Let’s talk about Wonder Woman she is legendary. She is fearless, strong, powerful, can dodge bullets and bombs. Others look on in wonder as she races across the battlefield, bombs bursting and bullets flying (ever have a day like that?). The troops are inspired by her and may even be motivated to join the charge. She is a performance leader in that her performance inspires others.

Wonder Woman would not get you up Kilimanjaro unless she carried you there (which she could do).

Where in your life are you attempting to be Wonder Woman, Superman, or some equivalent? In other words, where are you trying to lead by being the best and out-performing everyone else? Maybe you’re incredibly accomplished, hitting all your goals, and the others will be inspired by you to be better. Hopefully, they will catch up to you. Rather than truly inspiring, they may put their energy into finding ways they can get it done.

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Building or running a business is more than a journey. It’s an adventure. Adventure assumes there is risk in the air. For many business owners, the adventure of building a business is a long one and there are many lessons to be learned over that extended period of time. That takes unwavering commitment, a serious dose of tenacity, and the ability to embrace adventure.

Using the experience of successfully summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro drives years of business building into a 7-day mountain leadership adventure where the pinnacle, as well as the sometimes harsh lessons of the mountain, track exactly with the building of a business. From the moment your spirit is engaged when you commit to the climb until you return home safe and successful, Summit Leadership mirrors the same trail of mission building and ultimate business team victory that entrepreneurs strive for.

The multi-faceted challenge we faced in scaling “Kili” was a microcosm of all that owning and growing a business entails. Those who have experienced the exhilaration and challenges of it have gone on to build amazing businesses and become legendary leaders. With each ascent in altitude with the author, this guidebook explores the critical lessons to lead you and your teams to the summit and beyond. Learn More order your copy of Summit Leadership today

Fear of what others think

The fear of what others think will become less and less controlling. Time does heal, but only if you practice.

So many people have ideas and dreams that don‘t come true because they‘re afraid to talk to people, afraid to put themselves out there and be bold and direct, afraid they‘re going to look like idiots. They believe too much is at stake in damaging their image. That fear of what others think, of embarrassment and rejection by your peers, could be the most critical issue in your life to handle. Remember this:

You should care about other people, but not about what they think about you.
I urge you to do the following:

1. Watch or read Dr. King‘s final speech, and model it yourself. In other words, say it with the same facial expressions, body language, volume, accent, and energy as he did. Model him perfectly. Repeat it again and again, with the same passion as he had. Do it daily. You will find that you become bolder and stronger.

2. Practice handling objections by yourself, with a friend, or with a group of others who similarly want to learn how to be great communicators and negotiators. Your fear will subside.

3. Identify which little voices belong to you, and which debilitating one belong to other people. Make a list of where they each came from and what the experience was that created them. You will find it very freeing.

4. Ask yourself this question: If you had unlimited money and time, what would you do (after the vacations and partying) that would bring joy to your life, give you a sense of purpose, and would be advantageous to others? Perhaps that‘s what you should be doing now!

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“Little Voice” is the chatter in the six inches between your ears that turns you into a hero one minute and a dunce the next. The 21 proven techniques presented here will reprogram the “Little Voice” in your brain in 30 seconds. In “Little Voice” Mastery, author Blair Singer delivers strategies and techniques that will give readers the ability to: Maintain power in any pressure situation and stop debilitating chatter in their brain so they can attract what they want – now.

Uncover and realize lifelong dreams
Break through self-sabotaging habits
Build powerful, lasting confidence
Resurrect the hero inside of them

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Developing a Code of Honor

A Code of Honor is the cornerstone of the culture of any organization because it is the physical manifestation of its thoughts, ideals and philosophies. People talk about creating culture in organizations. I have been part of several large culture creations, revitalizations and change initiatives with clients. The core of the culture and the number-one tool used to establish, refresh, broadcast and demonstrate the culture is the Code of Honor.

Developing a Code of Honor creates accountability and a feeling of support and is a powerful statement of who you are and what your team stands for. It defines you and your goals. It’s that important. So how do you develop a Code of Honor that all team players will respect and adhere to, whether it’s in your business, your family or your community? That’s what you’re about to find out.

Team Tips:

• In the absence of rules, people make up their own.
• Successful people and groups have a very clear Code of Honor that is easy to understand and is not negotiable.
• Developing a Code of Honor creates accountability and a feeling of support and is a powerful statement of who you are and what your team stands for.

Team Drill:

1. Discuss with your team examples of close games, great comebacks and championship results in sports and business. Talk about what you think made the difference, beyond talent.
2. Cite examples of organizations that had rules but didn’t follow them. Have the team discuss their opinions of those organizations.


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Every great team, culture, society, religion or business that has endured time, adversity and challenge has always had one thing in common: a set of simple but powerful rules that govern the internal behaviors and expectations of that group. It is called The Code of Honor. We hear of these Codes when we think of things like The Ten Commandments, the Marine Corps or the Constitution.
Yet if sales is the number one skill in business, number two has to be the ability to bring ordinary people together to build a championship team. This does not happen by chance or by the simple accumulation of talent. The Code is the core ingredient to creating winning organizations.

The book is a step-by-step guide for any individual, group or company to actually create a Code of Honor specific to their team. The Rich Dad Poor Dad Advisor series was designed as a “how-to” series to empower individuals to succeed in the world of business and finance. “Team Code of Honor” is critical to this series because its processes bridge all facets of business, investment, entrepreneurship and even personal life. The book explains through graphic examples, stories and numerous case studies how a Code or set of rules is created, maintained, enforced and used for rapid and controlled growth of any entity.

The book is designed as an operating manual for putting any business team together. It steps you all the way from properly choosing players, to creating the Code, to increasing performance and to winning. Each chapter gives the team specific assignments and examples so that by the time you have completed the book, your Code is in place and your team is operating at a true championship level.