The Key to Success

In putting together an upcoming course titled The Strength of Your Organization:  Finding & Retaining the Best People, I (Cindy) was reminded of something John Maxwell shared with us as part of his President’s Advisory Council.  What I am about to share with you John says is a foundational piece to all his success! 

“Everything I know about leadership comes out of my thirst for personal growth.  Personal growth/professional development is my first love.”  - John Maxwell

I share a similar story and relate to this so deeply because of the difference personal and professional growth continues to make in my life.  Whether you want to lead yourself better, lead others better or both; if personal growth is not happening on a consistent basis then success will be fleeting. The key to success is personal growth.

Personal growth becomes professional development when you apply personal growth laws to grow yourself professionally.  Some...

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Our Attitude and Our Action

In the last post, I referenced what I’ve always heard as the only two things we can control; our attitude and our action. That ties right in with something we looked at in this series a few months back regarding what I heard a mentor of ours call The Cycle of Success. He said, “Our beliefs drive our thoughts. Our thoughts produce our feelings. Our feelings are seen through our actions. Our actions yield results. And those results reinforce our beliefs.” 

So here’s the thing… If we neglect taking complete responsibility for controlling our attitude and our actions, we can’t expect to have any real say in where that success cycle leads us! When we do make a decision to take control of that cycle, then we back that decision with action, we’ll see that cycle have a compounding effect! Understand though, it won’t be an easy path to follow. Remember John Maxwell’s quote I shared before, “Everything worthwhile is...

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