I posted this today on the Team 300’s Fitness page on Facebook and wanted to share on my site also. I asked this straw poll to the members of my team: “How many of you own Jim Rohn‘s “Art of Exceptional Living” audio cd’s? How many of you honestly can say that you work harder on yourself and your personal growth and development than you do on your business or job? Please be honest. There is no write or wrong.”
After I posted that question to my team, I wrote my own response to my team:
I will get this started. Yes I do own Jim Rohn‘s “Art of Exceptional Living” audio set and no, I have not been working hard on myself up until recently. I had a great conversation with a dear friend and fellow Coach, David Spennacchio today. During this conversation we were reflecting on where we were, where we are, and where we want to go in our business. Up until recently my business and growing my business has been my primary focus. Since last October my growth has plateaued a bit and recently I discovered why. Yes, I have been in Success Club every month this year but the biggest change from last October to now was I stopped working on me. I lost site of who I am meant to become and the man I want to develop into. My fitness and my personal development took a back seat as I focused on the growing my team. I attended Coach training last night (Getting Started Right w/ Traci Morrow) and I was reminded of a crucial fundamental. Your business will grow as you do.
Spending time with Top Coaches and good friends and leaders, they all have this trait in common. They don’t spend time viewing themselves as they are, but who they will be. They focus on the positive and understand the importance of growth as a leader and helping others to grow and develop. I recently started reading “The Magic of Thinking Big” by Dr. David Schwartz and in the book he discusses the power of positive thought and believing in yourself and your ability to succeed. To not view yourself as who you presently are but as who you will become. “Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. Visualization adds value to everything. A big thinker always visualizes what can be done in the future. He isn’t stuck with the present.” – The Magic of Thinking Big, page 84. I’m committed to developing into a stronger leader, a more confident man, and a tremendous friend.
I started to listen to Jim Rohn “Art of Exception Living” again today. Mr. Rohn who has been a mentor of mine over the past years and a big influence in my business and personal growth. I want to invite you all to make this commitment to challenge yourself and ask who do you want to become? What qualities will you possess in the future or strengthen? I have spent time reflecting and analyzing who I am over the past few months. Writing out my thoughts, my wants, my needs, my strengths, my fears and my weaknesses. I will not falter in this journey of growing personal. I must not because in my own personal growth I will be able to better serve all of you. You are my teammates who made the decision to come on this venture with me. Together, we will grow. Together, we will improve and make great strides towards achieving our goals. Together…we are better.
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