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Excuses Steal Your Potential

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I can?t think of even a single benefit of excuse making. People who make excuses make very little of anything else. Excuses, as much as anything, limit a person?s opportunity to reach their full potential.

Excuses are rationalizations we make to ourselves about people, events, and circumstances. They are invented reasons we create to defend our behavior, to postpone taking action or simply as a means of avoiding responsibility.

Excuses are a temporarily effective method of placing the blame for an internal problem on an external condition. I say temporarily because sooner or later the excuse maker realizes whatever excuse they made was really a lie they told themselves….and likely lots of other people.

Fear is the biggest driver of habitual excuse making. Fear of failure, fear of change, fear of responsibility, fear of making mistakes, fear of looking foolish, and for some people, fear of success.

Excuse making leads…

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Excuses Steal Your Potential

LeadToday

I can?t think of even a single benefit of excuse making. People who make excuses make very little of anything else. Excuses, as much as anything, limit a person?s opportunity to reach their full potential.

Excuses are rationalizations we make to ourselves about people, events, and circumstances. They are invented reasons we create to defend our behavior, to postpone taking action or simply as a means of avoiding responsibility.

Excuses are a temporarily effective method of placing the blame for an internal problem on an external condition. I say temporarily because sooner or later the excuse maker realizes whatever excuse they made was really a lie they told themselves….and likely lots of other people.

Fear is the biggest driver of habitual excuse making. Fear of failure, fear of change, fear of responsibility, fear of making mistakes, fear of looking foolish, and for some people, fear of success.

Excuse making leads…

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Are You Prepared to Succeed?

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In any endeavor preparation is a key to success. That?s not exactly a profound statement because everybody knows that. But knowing that isn?t the challenge. Doing it is.

Preparation is the difference between being proactive and reactive. It is the difference between a stress inducing task and an anxiety free accomplishment. Preparation saves time and energy. Preparing for your day allows you to anticipate potential problems and have at least a limited plan for dealing with them.

Preparation is possibly the greatest confidence booster ever. When you invest some time in preparing, for a meeting, an interview, a sales call or a difficult conversation you speak more authoritatively. It appears as if you actually know what you?re doing and what you?re talking about. Imagine that.

Most people who don?t prepare claim that they don?t have the time. Well if time is a concern for you then that?s the very reason…

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When You Ask Better Questions, You Will Get Better Answers

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“When you ask better questions, you get better answers. This may seem like common sense, but common sense is rarely common practice. When we get clear on our purpose, we give ourselves the freedom to be more intentional, and consequently we are able to show up for the situations that need us.” ~ Brendon Burchard

Too many times we ask questions off the top of our head hoping that will lead to getting the answers we are looking for.  If it does not we get frustrated and so does the person we are questioning.

This is especially true at work.  When we ask the right question it will lead to getting a better answer. The trick is taking the time to develop the right question to ask that will prompt the person to give you the right information you are seeking.

For example, if you want to know where something is…

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Andrew Brady Named one of 100 Top Thought Leaders in Trust

I am pleased to pass on that my friend Andrew Brady has just been named as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trust by Trust Across America.

The citation reads as follows: As CEO of the XLR8 Team Inc. Andrew is a tireless champion of excellence in culture, which includes an environment of high trust. He has been the principal consultant for the Award Winning Wegmans Grocery Chain, which typically scores in the top ten organizations to work for in the USA.

Andrew is well known in Rochester as an amazing positive force in numerous organizations such as:  The Rochester Chapter of Conscious Capitalism, Junior Achievement, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Young Professional Leaders, Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation, and ROC City Coalition.

Andrew’s first book “For the EVOLution of Business” is due to come out this year.  He was a member of the 2017 class of…

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Body Language 13 Wringing of Hands

When you think about it, the human hand is a remarkable instrument. We have amazing dexterity and control of motion that is not seen in any other species. I once saw a demonstration by a speaker who had no hands. In order to illustrate the impact, he had a member of the audience come up on stage. There was a bottle of water on the table. The speaker asked the man to take a drink of water. Without using his hands, it was impossible for the man to get the bottle open. Think about how you would attempt to do it.

We take for granted how blessed we are that most of us have full use of our hands for most of our lives. We signal some of our emotions with gestures using our hands all the time. Just to sample a few common gestures, you can convey the following…

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Remember the principle of having few desires

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“When we stop feeding our cravings, says Thich Nhat Hanh, we discover that we already have everything we need to be happy. “

“The human mind is always searching for possessions and never feels fulfilled. This causes impure actions ever to increase. Bodhisattvas, however, always remember the principle of having few desires. They live a simple life in peace in order to practice the Way and consider the realization of perfect understanding as their only career.”
—The Sutra on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings

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