Lead with Purpose

Mother Teresa, Gandhi, The Pope, Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington, all the great leaders in the stories that we have learned from are unique but not dissimilar to us.

Most people have the ability to be this great – Greatness is in the core of us all.  We are all born with similar traits that allow us to be great when we are ready to seize the opportunity.

Most people never take the opportunity because they either fear the unknown or lack enough confidence.  People hold themselves back – They don’t take the chances because they don’t understand their strengths.  Unfortunately, most people sadly follow the road that is dictated to them instead of dictating their own path in life.

How many people do you know that have followed in their father’s footsteps?

Why is not taking charge a common theme?

It’s not easy to make a choice – Most people won’t – Its hard making critical decisions – most people don’t have the confidence.  Choices are made for them instead of making choices for themselves.  It is safer to follow the crowd than to go alone into the unknown.

We praise our leaders because of their courage and because of their choices.  This greatness that we admire is in all of us – Same DNA, same human abilities, same mental structure.

The difference is the self-awareness of understanding strengths, recognizing weaknesses, and an ability to overcome fear.  Once these are recognized you can make your own decisions.

People are afraid to make the change – it becomes uncomfortable thinking about the unknown future – we try to create certainty.  Abraham Lincoln was the master of paradox and enshrined as one of the greatest leaders of all-time – we all have the ability to face fear and live in the paradox – most of us don’t have the courage to do it.

Why don’t we? What causes barriers?

Is it fear or uncertainty avoidance? Is it the need for safety?

History says if you don’t change you die – Evolution says you have to adapt to the new situation

I say, Lead with purpose, prevent problems by reacting before they happen instead of afterwards.  Don’t be a yes-man and follow the crowd – have a voice, be valuable, live your life the way you want.

I’m Keith Lawrence Miller and I approve this message.   We provide Certified Professional Action-based Coaching and Consultation services to Maximize Opportunity through Innovative Communication and Goal Setting by using Strategy in Leadership, Business, Career, and Life. Optimize your Strengths and Achieve Success in Less Time with a motivated Focus – Visit: http://EliteProCoach.com or http://Coachonomics.com for more information…

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Lead with Purpose

Mother Teresa, Gandhi, The Pope, Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington, all the great leaders in the stories that we have learned from are unique but not dissimilar to us.

Most people have the ability to be this great – Greatness is in the core of us all.  We are all born with similar traits that allow us to be great when we are ready to seize the opportunity.

Most people never take the opportunity because they either fear the unknown or lack enough confidence.  People hold themselves back – They don’t take the chances because they don’t understand their strengths.  Unfortunately, most people sadly follow the road that is dictated to them instead of dictating their own path in life.

How many people do you know that have followed in their father’s footsteps?

Why is not taking charge a common theme?

It’s not easy to make a choice – Most people won’t – Its hard making critical decisions – most people don’t have the confidence.  Choices are made for them instead of making choices for themselves.  It is safer to follow the crowd than to go alone into the unknown.

We praise our leaders because of their courage and because of their choices.  This greatness that we admire is in all of us – Same DNA, same human abilities, same mental structure.

The difference is the self-awareness of understanding strengths, recognizing weaknesses, and an ability to overcome fear.  Once these are recognized you can make your own decisions.

People are afraid to make the change – it becomes uncomfortable thinking about the unknown future – we try to create certainty.  Abraham Lincoln was the master of paradox and enshrined as one of the greatest leaders of all-time – we all have the ability to face fear and live in the paradox – most of us don’t have the courage to do it.

Why don’t we? What causes barriers?

Is it fear or uncertainty avoidance? Is it the need for safety?

History says if you don’t change you die – Evolution says you have to adapt to the new situation

I say, Lead with purpose, prevent problems by reacting before they happen instead of afterwards.  Don’t be a yes-man and follow the crowd – have a voice, be valuable, live your life the way you want.

I’m Keith Lawrence Miller and I approve this message.   We provide Certified Professional Action-based Coaching and Consultation services to Maximize Opportunity through Innovative Communication and Goal Setting by using Strategy in Leadership, Business, Career, and Life. Optimize your Strengths and Achieve Success in Less Time with a motivated Focus – Visit: http://EliteProCoach.com or http://Coachonomics.com for more information…

If you are interested in getting started or restarted in a coaching engagement – Please visit http://MillionDollarCoachingCompany.com to view the products and prices that we have available or e-mail your questions to Support@EliteProCoach.com

 

Actionable Takeaways from the book “Rework”

Below are my takeaways from the book “Rework”  http://37signals.com/rework/

Focus on what won’t change:

Free Shipping – Great selection – Friendly Return Policies – Affordable Prices – Reliability – Practicality – Speed – Simplicity – Ease of use – Clarity

Pick a fight with the best competitor: i.e. Apple vs. Microsoft

Under do the competitiondon’t offer all the bells and whistles for the sake of competition

Emulate Chefs: Give your recipes away – share everything

Focus on getting your story into a Trade Publication or a Niche Blogger

Instant Cultures are Artificial – “culture is a byproduct of consistent behavior” – (I like this one)

Don’t use the words: need, must, can’t, easy, just, only, fast, everyone, no one, always, never

If you are interested in getting started or restarted in a coaching engagement – Please visit http://MillionDollarCoachingCompany.com to view the products and prices that we have available or e-mail your questions to Support@EliteProCoach.com

I’m Keith Lawrence Miller and I approve this message.   We provide Certified Professional Action-based Coaching and Consultation services to Maximize Opportunity through Innovative Communication and Goal Setting by using Strategy in Leadership, Business, Career, and Life. Optimize your Strengths and Achieve Success in Less Time with a motivated Focus – Visit: http://EliteProCoach.com or http://Coachonomics.com for more information…

What is Business and why does it exist?

The common perception of business people and economists is that…

“Business exists to make a profit” – “Business is driven by profit” – “Profit”.

Is “profit” the real reason business exists?

Maybe in a vacuum, but let’s take a broader view of the situation…

Does Apple exist to make a profit?

Does Amazon exist to make a profit?

Or… is profit the benefit or feedback they receive for providing excellent products and services?

Does your iPad sit on your desk so Apple can make a profit?

Or… does your iPad sit on your desk to provide a service that improves the quality of your life?

Here is the answer to the title:

Business is a function that exists to provide quality products and services to improve the quality of life for society at large”.

Business serves an important function in everyone’s life and provides products and services that fill in gaps that enable society to exist better today than they did yesterday.

Sometimes, business is viewed as evil because strategies are based on gaining profit for providing products and services.

Business is based on competition – the winner is determined based on who creates the most wanted product and/or service.

Where would we be today without the function of business?

Business is critical for the success of society and an economy’s strength is predicated on the success of its businesses.

Some people look down on business because the stereotype is that business people are cut-throats who aim to win at all costs.

Business competition does attract these types of people and stories are written about these select few because of the emotions that are triggered – they sell newspapers.

On the other hand, people get into business because they want to better society and provide products that help people live a better quality of life.

 Compete – Develop – Provide a Service – Provide a Product – Improve the quality of Life  

If you are interested in getting started or restarted in a coaching engagement – Please visit http://MillionDollarCoachingCompany.com to view the products and prices that we have available or e-mail your questions to Support@EliteProCoach.com

I’m Keith Lawrence Miller and I approve this message.   We provide Certified Professional Action-based Coaching and Consultation services to Maximize Opportunity through Innovative Communication and Goal Setting by using Strategy in Leadership, Business, Career, and Life. Optimize your Strengths and Achieve Success in Less Time with a motivated Focus – Visit: http://EliteProCoach.com or http://Coachonomics.com for more information…

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