GLO members Mark Macdonald, NYT best-selling author and CEO of Venice Nutrition and Greg Ray, CEO of International Thought Leader Network, collaborated to support 40 entrepreneurs and CEOs at performance coach, Steven Griffith’s Time Compression Workshop in Beverly Hills, California.
Participants ranging from former professional athletes to movie industry veterans, real estate executives to small business owners learned strategies and techniques for streamlining their business agendas focused on their personal values and highest level business objectives.
The end result was 40 attendees making 40 high-quality connections plus learning new strategies for growth.
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Do you choose to focus on what is going right in your life? It seems pretty much everything follows the 80/20 law – and I bet it’s no different in our lives. 80% of our lives are good, great or ok and 20% are other than positive.
Joyful people focus on the 80% that is pretty right – not the 20%! They acknowledge that the 20% exists and do what they can about it but they don’t chose to focus on those things.
Have you ever seen a youtube clip called First World Problems? It has had over 10 million hits and is well worth watching. It is a great spoof on the habit many of us have of focusing on really stupid things! And complaining about them – it’s worth having your whole team watch it at least once every 6 months. Watch it with your family as well because once you watch it, you become much more conscious of the ‘first world problem’ nature of what we are complaining about!
Like…my computer is so slow; the pool keeps getting dirty; our fridge is not cold enough; we have no ice in our drinks; I don’t have shoes to match this outfit; I have too many tools to fit in the box! And so on!
Are you guilty of complaining about first world problems?
What about your partner in life if you have one – or your friends, siblings or children? When you first met your partner – they were wonderful – everything you ever wanted! 12 – 18 months later, you know them better and realize they are human! They have ‘warts’ – we all do. But they – and we – have had those warts all along.
The difference is that in the beginning we didn’t focus on the warts. Now we do! ALL the good qualities we loved are still there – we just focus on the things that annoy or irritate us! STOP IT!
Remember the good and focus on that!
Every day during dinner, have a conscious conversation around what went right in your day. Help others savor those moments by asking them questions about that experience and getting them to relive those great or good moments. It makes them feel closer to you and strengthens the relationships.
Maybe you can adopt a new greeting? Meet someone and ask ‘what’s going right in your world?’ I bet it sparks lots of great conversations and makes you a very popular person! LOL.
Once you start to focus on what is right you just might find yourself appreciating the small things more. Appreciate what people do for you and let them know; appreciate the love your family gives you; appreciate the beauty of nature and all the magnificence around you; appreciate the fact you have oxygen to breathe – heck just appreciate everything!
Even the difficult stuff in your life – it is there to teach you lessons! Appreciation is a powerful force in your body. The Institute of Heartmath does wonderful research on appreciation and shown how good it is for heart health, as well as other things.
Go forth today and focus on what is right in your world; what is right in the people around you (at work and at home) and truly feel appreciation for what you have.
Amanda is a GLO member and speaker, author at The Joy Project.
As a leader, do you relate to the top three priorities of 1,700 CEOs?
- Cultivate new and creative avenues for growth
- Mobilize for speed and flexibility to address market changes
- Capitalize on collective intelligence, inside and outside the organization
Couple these priorities with the scarcity of time and a leader is faced with acutely challenging set of circumstances. In other words, how will you find adequate time to solve these omnipresent questions:
- Where will your growth come from?
- What market changes can you predict?
- How can you access collective intelligence of the brightest minds?
The Global Leadership Organization (GLO) was created to actively meet these leadership needs in a platform delivering maximum impact alongside ease and economy of participation. GLO took the best practices from other peer to peer/leader to leader organizations along with premier curation of cutting-edge influencers.
GLO facilitates a members-only forum of high quality connections and a unique system of Knowledge Currency.
Should you qualify to be a member of the Global Leadership Organization you will be at the forefront of organizational growth, flexibility and a competitive advantage.
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This is a post from GLO Founder Kevin Harrington
We’ve all seen the image on television, the proud CEO ringing the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange, an act symbolizing a lifetime of achievement. His company has gone public and beaten the odds for success. The thrill of victory is on his face and visions of wealth beyond imagination is no doubt dancing in his head. His company made it to Wall Street and will fly with the eagles, that is, until, its wings are clipped by an unforgiving organized public market watching every earning report.
Today, there are only about 5,000 companies listed on major US stock exchanges and only about 300 go public each year. While going public on Wall Street remains an emblematic symbol of realizing the American Dream, it’s not where the action is, or the reward, for 99.9999% of us. And that’s just the way we like it!
Going public with entrepreneurial success happens every day, in every corner of American (and the world), and achieving breakthrough success as a business owner, inventor, or investor requires a similar path of right moves to realize a lifetime of achievement, your just rewards.
The good news is that while those 300 big businesses a year breakthrough to go public and achieve their 15 minutes of televised fame, among the 28 million existing small businesses and over 500,000 new business that are started each month IN THE U.S. ALONE, millions have the chance to ring the proverbial bell for themselves.
Success may mean starting the business you’ve always wanted, growing into a multi-million dollar company, creating a successful product from your invention or idea or selling your business.
You can do it! Joining Global Leaders Organization is a great next step. For one, I’ll be sharing what I know about going public with your business and brand that I’ve learned from some 500 product launches with more than 20 achieving over $100 million in revenues. Beyond that, learning from peer business leaders, and expanding your portfolio of connections and new opportunities can be invaluable on your road to greater success.