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I woke up in the morning, and did my personal development session with Tony Robbins! Yep, the great Tony! But of course, I'm in my room, I am watching his Five Steps to Take Control of Your Life Now session. And I figured, I could also share this. 
Below is the summary of what he said:
  1. Capture - get it and put it in one place. Keep it out of your head. Write it down, put it in your iPhone, iPad, scribble it on your notebook or notepad. 
  2. Create an RPM Plan (Results-focused, Purpose-driven and Massive Action Plan) 
    1. What do I really want? (Result) Measure. What is the outcome?
    2. Why do I want it? (Purpose) Why for me and why for the team? What is the BIG why? Activity without purpose is the drain to your life. Drain to your wealth. Drain to your lifestyle.
    3. What do I need to do?  (Massive Action Plan)
      • Resolve your musts. Which ones are the MUSTs? 
      • Minimum/Maximum Times. Estimate the time you need to complete it. At a minimum time and maximum time to do it. 
      • Leverage - different from delegation. Work WITH someone else. 
  3. Commit and Schedule - now that you got this outcomes of the day. People say they don't have time for that, because they think there's certain things more important things than the other certain things.
  4. Complete and Achieve. complete by achieving what matters most.
  5. Celebrate. Celebrate the magic moments of your week or day. It will give you the energy for more! Don't say "someday I'm gonna celebrate", because someday might never come! Make list of magic moments and accomplishments.

Life doesn't happen to you, it happens for you. It's your responsibility to know how it happens to you. 

If you want to listen to actual video, it's here.

The world as you see today, is a world full of mess and negativity. It has been clouted and cluttered by negative energies. It's been set to self-destruct mode, by setting on fire, humanity. And one of the contributors may be you.

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Admiral David Farragut, best remembered for his courage at Mobile Bay in 1864, listened as Admiral Samuel Dupont listed the reasons why he failed to get his fleet into Charleston Harbor and win the battle. When Dupont finished his explanation, Admiral Farragut replied, "There is one reason more. You did not believe you could."

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An automobile accident ten days before his high school graduation Shane Vermoort classified as a quadriplegic. A friend was killed in the accident.
All of his life, Shane had wanted to be a doctor. But was it still possible for him as a quadriplegic - or was it really the impossible dream?
Shane went through a year of rehabilitation and then went to Southern Illinois University, where he received a B.A. in physiology. His goal was medical school, but he was rejected time and again by medical schools all over America.
Eventually, he was accepted at the Medical College of Georgia. He excelled in his preparation and received the Clinical Neuroscience Award, was elected president of the Medical Honor Society, and became the first student to graduate from the college in a wheelchair. Shane reflects, "People have a tendency to reflect on what we don't have. If people would just look in the mirror and focus on the good things, they would be a lot better off."

Shane is telling all of us not to look down in despair on what we don't have but to look up in hope and use what we do have. It certainly worked for him and I'm convinced it will work for you. 
1. Today I will review my positive qualities and will be grateful for the talents and abilities I have.
2. Today I will ______________.

To look at him today you would find it difficult to believe that in August, 1974, Clarence Gass awoke unable to breath. However, the forty-one-year-old eventually regained his breath.
His breath problem that August night was no mystery. He was going through three and a half packs of cigarettes and twenty-four cans of beer a day. He stopped weighing at the 265-pound mark when he had a forty-three-inch waist. That very morning, after his frightening experience, Clarence Gass got down on his knees and asked God to help him. 
He quit drinking and smoking. He began to walk and then jog every night. Before the year was out, he was jogging four to five miles a day. Clarence went from more than 265 pounds to 150 pounds. His blood pressure dropped from 150 over 100 to 120 over 72. He has now run in ten marathons. 
According to Gass, "It takes more courage than you can imagine for a fat person to get out and run in front of other people. It's a slow process and you must be patient. But it is possible. You can do it! Don't quit!

                           

Think about it: the odds are great that your physical condition is not as bad and your personal habits are not nearly as destructive as Clarence Gass's were in 1974. However, the odds are even greater that his physical condition and personal habits are both better than yours today. The question is this: If Clarence Gass can change to health and activity is there any real reason why you can't? 
1. Today I will remember to ask for God's help in all my activities.
2. Today, I will exercise in some fashion. It ay be for five minutes or for one hour, but I will exercise today.
3. Today I will _____________________________.

This is the last part of the secret of the successful series of blog posts. What does the "E" in IMAGE mean. Discover the completion of success tips!
Sadly, a topic a lot of businesspeople seem to have forgotten in these fast-paced and topsy-turvy business times. Too many cut corners. They go for the cash grab. They think only about themselves. Whatever happened to good manners, excellent ethics, and remembering that doing good business is actually very good for business? 

You will never go wrong in doing what is right, my friend.

Nothing's more important than being honest, highly dependable, staying on time, and treating people the way we want to be treated. "How well you make your sheets determines how well you'll sleep in your bed." I took that to mean that the way we do anything is the way we'll do everything. And even one breach against our ethics will pollute everything we touch.
Nothing is more precious in work than staying consistent with your values and protecting your good name. In so many ways, your reputation is all you have. May I suggest that you never do anything that will tarnish the architecture of integrity that you'll establish as a leader. Ultimately, people will flock to you or run from you based on your reputation. We live in a fascinating world. Like no other time before this, ordinary people can grow a massive following around them. With a few strokes on a keyboard, consumers can tell the world about who you are, what you've done, and all you stand for. Given this reality, maintain a pristine name and guard your personal brand by being impeccably ethical. You know, I've read about people who've spent forty years of their lives building a great reputation and a fantastic move performed in sixty seconds of bad judgment. Be exquisitely honest. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Be ferociously humble. And vow to yourself to work with the strength of character of the people you most admire. Integrity always leads to beautiful rewards. Be courageous enough to ensure your deeds reflect your creed. And make sure that your video is sync with your audio. Trust me on this idea. Please trust me on this.
You're a fine young person! I have no doubt you will do great things in your career and with your life. Please carry with you the philosophy that you need no title to be a leader. Everyone can lead. And it all begins with you - and the choices you have the power to make. 
If you learned something from this or appreciate this, I'm sure you'd enjoy a copy of Robin Sharma's book "The Leader Who Had No Title". Grab one!
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I am happy to have stumbled upon a great learning from the book I've been reading recently. And these I will be sharing to you are the idea of the author. I was just amazed at his concepts and principles at winning in life. For the next few post starting this one, I will be sharing to you the concept with an acronym - IMAGE! I.M.A.G.E!
"I" is for INNOVATION!
Innovation always trumps repeating what might have worked in the past. Doing what worked even a year or two ago amid the terrifically unpredictable conditions under which we now do business is a good way to get into some bad trouble. Customers and all the people around you want fresh value and novel forms of excellence - not a repackaging of old goods. 
YOU NEED SOME STRETCHING!
You need to constantly flex your mind and elevate your abilities by consistently asking themselves 'What can I improve today?' You have to deeply hold a commitment to making everything you touch better than you found it. And to constantly reinvent yourself along the way. That's the essence of innovation.  'Innovation' sounds complex, but it really is simply about consistently making everything a whole lot better than you found it. Actually, the clearest way that you can define innovation and creative mastery is to be all about making this day better than yesterday.
COMMITMENT NOT TO BE ORDINARY
Your career will also fly when you commit to being the opposite of ordinary in all the work that you do. Be a visionary. See into the future in a business landscape where most people stay stuck in the past. And don't be afraid of shattering your routines. Relentlessly rethink the way you work. Constantly ask yourself questions like:
How can I boost my productivity?

How can I work faster?

How can I wow my customers even more?
Regularly put yourself in the shoes of your buyers and experience what it's like to do business with you. Then set about to take that experience to a completely new level of world-class.
NO TO MEDIOCRITY CREEP
Just wake up every morning and be all about daily iteration - making each thing you do a little bit better than it was the day before. Develop an innovation mind-set. So making your present better than your past is just the way you think. Also remember that if you're not chasing excellence and passionate innovation, mediocrity is already on its way to get you. Avoid what we call Mediocrity Creep - that subtle and dangerous descent into being average that infects your work without your even knowing it. Just as growth is invisible and incremental, so is falling into the habit of being ordinary. 
REINVENT YOURSELF
So become ever so engaged in reinventing things and improving each thing that you do. Without innovation, life is death. And only the brave will survive these days. Definitely keep challenging yourself to see things as you dream of seeing them. And truly being that visionary that I said. The inner leader within you aches to be a visionary!
EVOLUTION NOT REVOLUTION
The best way to improve the way you work and the organization you work for isn't really through revolution. What I mean is that the best way for you to get your next level of excellence in your work isn't by some revolutionary idea or some radical initiative. Great careers and great businesses are built by evolution. By slow and steady improvements that actually don't look like much when you view them in isolation. But over time, these small, incremental, evolutionary improvements amount to massive gains. Daily ripples of superior performance add up over time to a tidal wave of outrageous success. Please remember that getting to your leadership best comes down to simply doing a few smart moves each day that stack up to unimaginable achievement over a period of time.
You can feel it now. Yes. You can make changes. Because all you need to do is start off small. And then just do little improvements every day. Anyone can do that, no matter what their career - or their lives - look like this very moment. 
DREAM BIG, START SMALL.
Dream big yet start small. That's the key. And start now, exactly where you're at. It's important for anyone ready to make changes. Small steps over time generate big results. And failure, on the other hand comes from a few daily acts of neglect that over time lead to disaster.
"So, if I make those small little steps each day, I'll eventually get to success?," you might ask.
No doubt! Success will actually come automatically, just by performing those little advancements with consistency. Simply remember this line: "small daily improvements - over time - lead to stunning results." I call it the Multiplier Effect. Doing intelligent little acts each and every day accelerates with time to an unimaginable state of success. It's sort of like compound interest. If when you are young, you go down to your bank every day and make tiny, seemingly insignificant deposits, by the magic of compounding, over time you'll become rich. So when it comes to high performance leadership and expressing your absolute best, it's the same thing. Small little leadership acts really compound into breathtaking consequences. And as I was saying on the subject of innovation, the powerful idea is to just dedicate yourself to being all about consistent, focused, and never-ending improvement. Just don't get caught up in the habit that is human nature to fall into; growing complacent. As a matter of fact, the more successful you become, the more hungry you need to be - not only as a person but also as an organization. Nothing fails like success, because the higher you rise, the easier it becomes to stop pushing the envelope, challenging the status quo, and keeping your focus. Sure, it's human nature to try and reach a place where things didn't change, where we can coast along, where everything is certain. This gives us sense of control and security. But I have to tell you, my friend, it's such a false sense of security. In the new world of business, the riskiest place you can be is trying to do the same things in the same way as you've always don them. Few things are as foolish as hoping old behaviors will somehow present new results. 
Why?
Because that means you're not innovating. You're not doing your part to make things better. You're not creating superior value. And that means that rather than evolving to ever-increasing levels of excellence, you are slipping deeper into old patterns of stagnation. And that's when your competition eats you for breakfast. Choose innovation over stagnation and you'll be just fin in this crazy busy business world we're now in. Choose calculated risk taking versus operating the same old way, and you'll do great. You'll be awesome, actually!
In my next pose, I will be sharing to you the rest of the letters in the acronym, their meaning and concept! 
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You've heard the statement many times that this is a young person's world - and a quick check of the history books rapidly establishes that this statement has considerable validity. For example, Lindberg at age twenty-five was the first man to fly nonstop over the Atlantic Ocean to Paris; John Paul Jones was a full sea captain at twenty-two; Napoleon was an artillery captain before he was twenty-three; Edgar Allen Poe was internationally known as a poet at eighteen; Tracy Austin won the U.S. Open Tennis Championship at age sixteen; Alexander the Great had conquered the known world at twenty-six; Eli Whitney was twenty-eight when he perfected the cotton gin. We also frequently see stories of child prodigies who at age five are solving mathematical equations that confound college professors. The list is truly endless of all the people who've done remarkable things before their thirtieth birthday.
This obviously proves that it is a young person's world. Or does it? I'm going to prove that it is a young person's world or even a middle-aged person's world.  As a matter of fact, it is really your world, regardless of your age. Read on and you'll see what I mean.
Commodore Vanderbilt was not known as a great railroad king until he was seventy; at eight-eight he was the most active railroad man of his day. Socrates started studying music when he was eighty; Pasteur discovered his hydrophobia cure when he was sixty; Columbus was well over fifty when he made his first voyage of American discovery; Voltaire; Newton; Spencer; Talleyrand, and Thomas Jefferson all were active and in their intellectual prime after eighty. Grandma Moses achieved her fame and success after age ninety. Galileo discovered the monthly and daily phases of the moon when he was seventy-three. The list is endless. 
What this really says is that the world belongs to anybody who will recognize that now is the time and here is the place - to go to the top.
As you've read this article, tell yourself this "Today, I will realize that age is not an obstacle or barrier, but is an asset."
And complete this "Today, I will _______________."

I've wrote something about capabilities last time, I wrote a story here. I said on that post you should use those capacities you have. Now let's move on to the very next topic. Impossibility!
I am continuously amazed at the abilities of athletes who run faster, jump higher, and execute feats of physical skill with greater precision every year. Every day we read about a young athlete who cracks a barrier.
The most common athletic barrier was the four-minute mile. Experts believed for many years that it was impossible for a human being to run a mile under four minutes. but in 1954, a man named Roger Bannister ran the mile in less than four minutes. Today, high school athletes and a thirty-seven-year-old man have accomplished that remarkable feat.
There was a time when experts believed a twenty-eight-foot long jump was physically impossible, but Bob Beamon pulled off one of the most incredible athletic achievements of our time when he went right on past the twenty-eight-foot marker and jumped twenty-nine feet. Nadia Comaneci broke the "ten" barrier in the 1976 Olympic Games and now several girls have gone on to score perfect tens in gymnastic competition.
Isn't it amazing that when one person breaks the barrier others quickly follow them to the top? Often the only limits that we have are those we place upon ourselves. Once we clearly understand that the "barriers" are mental limitations and not physical impossibilities, our chances of improving performance and breaking those records are dramatically improved. As a matter of fact, when we realize something can be done, you can bet it will be done.
Tell yourself today, "I will remove my limitations by realizing that although others can stop me temporarily, I am the only one who can stop myself permanently."
And to apply this, complete this sentence "Today, I will ______________________."

One of the most powerful ingredients for developing staying power, or the ability to get back in the game and stay there, is stubbornness. That's right. You can be stubborn in a right way. (see sample here.) I guess you could call it endurance, but I like to call it stubbornness.
Of course, you can be stubborn in the wrong way, too. That could be termed being stiff-necked or obstinate. But that's not what I am talking about.
Stubborn obedience to the call of God on my life helps me get through the gauntlet of critics and survive the nagging memories of past mistakes. I know God has called me to represent Him during my stay in this world. (He has called you to do the same!) Come what may, I must finish the course. I must run the race with endurance - stubborn endurance, mind you - until He takes me home to be with Him forever.
I guess we're pretty good company, because it was prophesied of Jesus that He would stay the course, too, no matter what came His way.

He will not be disheartened or crushed, until He has established justice in the earth. (Isaiah 42:4)

he had made a choice. He would not be disheartened or crushed until His assignment was through! He made a choice, and I get to do the same. 
We will have many opportunities to bail out along the way. There will be plenty of reasons to resign. I've experienced many! No one ever needs to look far for a reason to leave work, to end a relationship, to stop pursuing a dream, to divorce, to quit, to leave a home church, etc. There will always be plenty of justification to have an affair. There will always be sorrows to drown in beer at the local bar. 

MAKE THE CHOICE TO STAY THE COURSE!

What will give you longevity is not the absence of stress or trials. Look at Jesus' life.  It was riddled with problems. People trying to betray Him, demon-possessed people trying to grab onto Him, sick people lining up to touch Him and Pharisees constantly testing Him. Yet He refused to be disheartened or crushed! 
Make the same choice to stay the course. Sure, there may be many course corrections along the way. Maybe even a few deviations from the original flight plan, but stay the course!