How to Focus on What Really Matters

How to Focus on What Really Matters

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Do you ever get distracted and veer off from what’s most important? Of course, that’s a trick question. We all do, especially this time of year!

You might wonder how world-class performers have laser-like focus when it comes to their long-term vision and their short-term progress. Thankfully, there are tools we can all learn, so we can have remarkable focus too and achieve what may have (at first) seemed not possible.

Here are a couple tips to get started:

  1. For Long-Term Focus: Create a Personal Manifesto
    Olympians are remarkably clear about their future ambitions, and they visit them often. They visualize what they want in an extremely vivid and visceral way, and they are consistent about bringing their future self and their future experiences to life. 

    Here’s a example from my book (ZONED IN: The Mental Toughness Required for a World-Class YOU) that explains this...
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How NOT to Feel Mediocre at Work and/or at Home

How NOT to Feel Mediocre at Work and/or at Home

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I recently led a workshop for 15 brilliant men and women. Total transparency, the room was a downright intimidating group of mainly female senior engineering, technology, and mathematics influencers. Despite some pre-game jitters for me, the workshop was engaging, impactful, and even fun!

The topic was: How to Speak Up and Use Unconscious Bias to Your Advantage, and we spent our time specifically on Emotional Control and Influence.

Their #1 Challenge: How not to feel mediocre at work and/or at home.

Due in part to unconscious bias and part to being a minority (either women or men who are atypical of being STEM leaders) in their field, these mostly PhD’s who were published, departments heads, and changing the world for the better, felt mediocre at work AND at home.

Here are a few tips to help you be and feel like you are world-class in your career and at home.

  1. Gain clarity...
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Video Testimonial: Christina Now Has The Clarity And Confidence To Go For It!

Christina Now Has The Clarity And Confidence To Go For It!

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Does lack of clarity and/or confidence ever hold you back?

Christina Grenier, a senior-level marketing/communications strategist, shares her experience about working with me to gain the clarity and confidence to go after her next big career dream. 

Watch Christina's video below, and email me back if you can relate or want to share your story.

Also...

I wanted to send you a private invitation to join my upcoming LIVE! (yay!) "7 Day Mental Toughness Challenge." I will be coaching you through the challenge for a full 7 straight days on my Facebook page fb.com/mentaltoughnesscoach (... so be sure to "Like" the page too.)

Why am I SO excited?!

Because at the end of these 7 days you will have made progress. You'll prove to yourself that ... although the struggle is real ... there is a structure to gain the clarity and confidence you need to dream, plan...

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The One Thing That Might Be Holding You Back

The One Thing That Might Be Holding You Back

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Have you ever felt like you wanted something, but maybe you weren’t good enough?

Not smart enough... or not capable enough... or not courageous enough to speak up and take consistent action towards what you wanted and deserved?

Sometimes there are life experiences that define us until we look them in the face and learn the tools to use them to our advantage... and not to our detriment. Until then, we may not be living up to our potential and the joy that comes along with doing our best.

That certainly was me...

When I was 9 and in the fourth grade, I sat between my parents during a meeting with the ‘headmaster’ (principal) of the competitive private school I attended in Oakland, California. I remember being curious why I had to participate in this meeting, and what I had done. Usually when parents have to go to school, it’s not good news. Strange I thought, because I was an...

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Sneak Peek: An Exercise From My Upcoming Book "ZONED-IN: The Mental Toughness Required for a World-Class YOU"

Sneak Peek!

An Exercise From My Upcoming Book "ZONED-IN: The Mental Toughness Required  for a World-Class YOU"

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I am SO excited to share a sneak peek from my upcoming book, "ZONED IN: The Mental Toughness Required for a World-Class YOU!"

The content of the book was inspired in part by your questions, input, struggles and triumphs. My intention for ZONED IN is to be a mindset guide, manifesto and call to action, so it empowers you to take even more consistent bold action towards whatever is most important right now (your personal Olympics.)

The book starts with an exercise in reflection using the "Ambition Checkpoint Questionnaire."

Email me what you think. I welcome all comments or questions. 


CHAPTER 1, SECTION 2: GET TO KNOW YOURSELF

Celebrate! Celebrate the process and the commitment of learning how to refine your clarity, believe in your ambitions, and use your thoughts and emotions in a way that will champion your momentum...

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Quick Guide to Gaining World-Class Clarity (Take the "Get to Know Yourself" Questionnaire)

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Lack of clarity is the death of productivity AND joy.

I’ve seen it personally (... yes, I admit it!), and I’ve seen it in countless individuals and organizations. Whether it’s clarity on any given day, for a project or for a long-term mission, clarity is more important than you may even realize.

See, what we think and what we say to ourselves over and over again... we tend to believe. Take it even a step further. These thoughts and comments we make to ourselves (our internal dialogue) can manifest in our actions and eventually in the life we create for ourselves.

Clarity is the starting line for our best and most joyous selves.

Our ship needs to know where to sail, and we must believe the destination is not too remote. We must also know WHY we care so deeply... really why.

Leroy Dixon is a 2x Olympian and gold medalist in track and field. In a recent interview, I was surprised to learn, Dixon doesn’t even like track...

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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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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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3 Steps on How to Be a Warrior When It Matters

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We may not be preparing for a NBA title or any national stage, but we do have events that are no less important to us. Maybe it’s educational, professional, or personal.

When it’s time to go to battle for something that really matters, there are a couple things you can do to be world-class and deliver.

1.)  Get Clarity on What You Want.
How do you want to perform, or what outcome do you want? For example, I want to place in the Top 3. Or I want to get a certain job or promotion. Clarity is the first step in going after and getting what’s important to you.

2.)  Believe it Will Happen.
In other words, ‘Proceed as if success is inevitable.’ You may have to be an actor or an actress because you may not believe what you want is 100% possible. Did For example, if you believe you can place in the top 3 or get that job promotion, you will start to search out ways to get better. It fuels confidence! Your mindset...

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