3 Tips to Nail Your Next "Big Win"

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WOW! The year is flying by, and I am SO excited that you are part of this amazing community of action takers!

If you missed the live (global broadcast) Master Class last Thursday, stay tuned! The attendance and feedback was so incredible that we've schedule a NEW "Mental Toughness in the Workplace" webinar on March 8, 2018 at 10:00am PST! Reserve your spot today ... the 60-minute training session is absolutely FREE!

In the meantime, here are a few important points we covered ...

Are you ready to nail
your next "Big Win?"

Here’s the thing, sometimes dreaming and doing big things is hard ... really hard. So what sets the best apart from the rest, and how can we use these same tools to next-level what matters most?

Below are 3 tips to help you succeed:

  1. Get clear on what you want.
    I mean really define it. Lack of clarity is the death of productivity and progress, so it’s time to articulate what you want and WHY it...
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My Transformation from Fear and Unhappiness to Becoming Mentally Tough (Interview with Amanda Kaufman)

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I am so excited to share a recent discussion I had with Amanda Kaufman (former senior consultant, Accenture).

Amanda shares what it's like to be a woman in corporate America ... some of the successes she had (which there were many) and then quite candidly opens up about some of the challenges and struggles she had.

Amanda speaks to how being Mentally Tough would have made her journey a little bit easier.

Here's a transcript of our discussion (or you can view the video below).


Sheryl Kline:
So, we're going to ask Amanda a couple of questions first. Can you tell us your position at Accenture and all of the amazing things you did, as well as some of the challenges that you had?


Amanda Kaufman:                      
I was Senior Manager in our strategy practice, and I focused on procurement, operating model strategy, with different organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and...

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Remarkable Tactics to Make This YOUR Breakout Year

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In this week's Facebook Live video we talked about the importance of dreaming big.

Consider the following, and start thinking about YOUR big dream:

  • In 1976, Steve Wozniak shared with Hewlett Packard (his employer at the time) the idea of creating a personal computer. He was rejected. So he and his friend Steve Jobs got to work themselves on their dream of individual creativity for each user
  • Martin Luther King had a dream that someday there would be equality for all.
  • When Michael Phelps was 7 years old, he had a dream that there were no limits on what he could achieve.

Is there anything big or small that you dream of doing? Maybe a trip, running a half marathon, a career change? The books Peak and Talent Is Overrated are just two (but impactful) books that have proven over and over that you are only limited by what you think is possible. So start dreaming big!

Why is this SO important?

Believe It and Become It.

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3 Tips to Use Negative Emotions as a Superpower

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Do you ever feel like negative thoughts and emotions are holding you back?

Emotions are no joke when it comes to us being able to be our best, especially in moments that matter most. Everyone experiences negative emotions from time to time! 

I want to help you use negative emotions as a superpower!

There are a couple things that world-class performers do a little differently which helps them to use emotions (even the negative ones!) to their advantage. In this week's video you'll learn:

1.) The (very) basic science behind why managing emotions is SO important, and what this means to you

2.) The consequences of not having a game plan to deal with negative emotions

3.) The 3 simple steps you can start doing today to help you go from rattled to ready

I am here to support you every step along the way, so let’s do this!

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One World-Class Tool to Crush Negative Thoughts and Excuses

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Negative self-talk crushes confidence. Period.

One rabbit hole you don’t want to go down if you have an ambition that’s important to you.

If you want to crush negative thoughts AND excuses and then get busy with progress, here’s what you need to start practicing today: positive re-framing.

What is it?

A way of acknowledging the struggle you're having and then use it to your advantage.

How does it work?

It activates your RAS or your reticular activating system which is a part of your brain that controls and serves as a filter of sorts that only lets the important information through. Thinking about buying a certain type of new car and then that’s all you see on the road? That’s your RAS filtering out all the other cars that don’t matter to you.

Why is this important?

If you over emphasize negative thoughts and make excuses, that is what your RAS will think is important. Guess what? Negative thoughts will...

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Learn How to Be More Purposeful (3 World-Class Tips)

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Whether you consider yourself a world-class performer or not, you have a lot in common with those among the elite either professionally, academically or athletically. You may sometimes fall off your purpose or lose it entirely. ‘Is this really what I am meant to do in the long-term?’ ‘What is my purpose or the best way for me to make progress today?’ ‘I need to switch gears, so how do find my (new) purpose?’ Athletes retire or get injured, senior leaders switch careers, academics change fields of interest, so they are not immune either! Lacking clarity on purpose can feel like the middle place, and it doesn’t tend to be too comfortable (at least not in my experience). Partly because we are not making progress towards something where we are making an impact for ourselves and/or for others.

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Three Tips to Gain World-Class Clarity in 2018

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If you are like me, you are getting bombarded with content on how to make 2018 amazing, and most of it is GREAT!

But, there’s just one problem.

To truly make 2018 amazing, we need to gain clarity on what’s important to us, and then have the mindset to make clear and measurable progress.

Whoa! That sounds like a lot, so where should we start?

Well that part is easy!

Gaining world-class clarity on what’s most important to us is the vital first step. Your ship needs to know where to sail, or you won’t get far. You will also get pretty worn out in the process and possibly give up. We don’t want that!

Let’s take the first step to your best year ever, together.  Here are 3 tips:

  1. Choose family/relationships, career, wellness… What is one area that is incredibly important to you where you didn’t quite pull off your best last year?
  2. Believe what you desire is possible. Yep, it’s proven in...
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Happy New Year 2018

grateful new year 2018 Jan 01, 2018

I want to express my deepest gratitude for you following me this year and committing to be Mentally Tough.

Part of being world-class is having down-time with family and friends, as well as recharging. As I take the time to rest and connect with my 3 kids, family and friends, I hope you're able to do the same. 

Have a happy and restful holiday, and I look forward to you being amazing and joyous in 2018!

Sheryl Kline, M.A. CHPC
CEO & Founder, The Zone Lab, LLC
[email protected]
(925) 257-4257
www.sherylkline.com 


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How To Develop the Confidence to Live Your Purpose

Do you ever feel purposeless?

We know finding clarity and purpose is difficult, so we’re approaching it from a different angle today: how you can develop the courageous mindset you need to develop purpose, because we believe that anyone can have world-class purpose.

I was recently interviewed by Geoff Woods, Vice President of The ONE Thing podcast and wanted to take a minute to personally share it with you.

In this episode you will learn...

  • What creates the gap between high achievers and everyone else.
  • How you can use positive affirmation to develop a more purposeful mindset.
  • Why you need to practice being purposeful (and how to practice deliberately).
  • Why you need to align yourself with an expert and put an accountability structure in place.
  • How you can commit to progress (instead of perfection).

Here's the link:  https://www.the1thing.com/podcasts/101/   

Happy Holidays and happy listening!
- Sheryl -


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Want to Think2Win? Here's How to Start...

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Thanks for watching the last video on How to "Level-Up.”

I honor you/your team's desire to learn how to be world-class especially in moments that matter most to you.

I’d like to share something with you that many people do not know.

You are talented enough to be amazing at whatever is important to you. You see, it’s proven in science that it’s NOT talent that makes people great (Talent is Overrated, Geoff Colvin). It's your mindset and focused practice that will move the needle.

You will have an opportunity to learn HOW to practice as well as the mindset required to be your best. Guess what? This will not only affect you. It will affect those you serve as a role model for AND those you influence.

I know how you might feel. “I am not training for a national athletic event” or “I am not on my way to be in the top 1% of any endeavor.”

Here’s the thing. We tend to be happier when we are...

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