Who are you accountable to? Accountability is one of the foundation stones of success. When one rises through the ranks of a company they are accountable to their direct management. The higher you go up the ladder, you become more and more accountable to the customer. At every level we are accountable to the customer, but of all that you are accountable to, which is most important? In my life I am accountable to my wife and my son over all else. As I work towards success, however, they are not undermining and plotting against it. Instead they support and encourage and so momentum toward the goal happens.
In my Action coaching programs I often run into people with big plans and dreams of a successful future. They dream of having the perfect body, the best relationships, financial security, a clear mind, and a connection to something larger then themselves. They strive for a purpose driven, vibrant life. All of these people have the ability to achieve all of their dreams. Each has the power to create the life of their desires. The area that always seems to be the tripping point is the next step: Action.
In my Keynote “Lead from the Trenches” I make the case that the most successful leaders are the ones who work along side of his employees to achieve the goals. This has proven to be true in my own career. By engaging a unified purpose the momentum of success is created.
“Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I am amazed how often I hear the words “with my luck.” Our general society has a several standard phrases that we all tend to take for granted, the aforementioned being the poster child. Statements like “with my luck” have an underlying belief that is the driving force of what is being created in the person’s life. As these words are uttered, we often no longer even look at the meaning behind them. When someone says it, they usually are not thinking the “luck” is good. In fact the implied tone that comes with the phrase says quite the opposite. The overwhelming implication is ”poor me.”
What is the difference between a Super Hero and an Action Hero? Each does remarkable things. One might even go so far as to say that they each create a "super" result. Each has a desired goal in mind; the only real difference is how they get the job done. So let's set up a classic adventure scenario and look at the methods each uses to achieve their goals.
"Resolve and thou art free"~ Henry Wadworth Longfellow
The time of assessment has come once again. The Old Year is ending and the New Year beginning. This is when we each have chosen to review our lives, and make decisions about the next twelve months. We look at our bodies, our houses, our material and sometimes our spiritual desires, and we decide what the future will bring. We make re-solutions, because the old solutions didn't work. We decide to try a new solution and thus, a new plan or re-solution is born. We then charge off into the year with vigor. As we try the solutions, many will fail, but some will succeed. I warrant you that the latter were the ones that you became resolved about happening. You decided that they were going to come to pass, and so, since you shifted from a plan of attack (resolution), and took the action of determination, they came into your experience (resolved).
"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.” ~Albert Einstein
Tonight I was sitting here with my young son. Every so often a bit of wisdom comes from his mouth that makes me stop in my tracks. Out of the blue this evening Kynan said, “Daddy no matter where you go you are always connected to nature.” My ears perked up and I began my process of questions,” Why do you say that Kynan?” “Think about it Daddy, right here in this room, if you pick me up, I will be touching you and your feet will be touching the floor. The floor is touching the walls and the walls go down to the earth,” the little sage retorted.
"Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished." --Buddha
How's your health? We come here to experience the separation from source. But the fact that we do come here means we must live physically as well as spiritually. I tend to be a workaholic. I want to reach as many people as possible, and so I tend to work long hours searching for new ways to reach the masses. I do healing days, and go long hours open to source, allowing my body to be used as a doorway for healing. People often ask me if it wears me out doing the work. In truth, I typically am overcharged at the end of a day of healing, and find myself bouncing of the walls with energy, kind of like a sugar high. If you don't get that reference ask any parent, and they will explain.