If you are a sports fan, I am sure you have heard and seen all the attention given to the Denver Broncos Quarterback, Tim Tebow. To be honest I don't know why Tim Tebow has garnered so much attention. But it was enough to grab my attention. I don't watch too much T.V. so I try to catch the latest sports news on ESPN. And for almost two weeks, every time I tuned in, the sports casters were talking about Tebow. I knew of Tebow from his colleges days at the University of Florida, but because I only follow California teams, I didn't pay him too much attention.
But this last week I watched a documentary on Tebow, and it has prompted me to ask "The Tebow Question." After watching the documentary, I went and did some research on Tebow and was quite surprise to find out about all of his accomplishments. Throughout his college career, Tebow won every major award a football player could win. Player of the year, quarterback of the year, two national championships, 1st Team honors and about 100 other awards. If you are a sports fan, then you know what I'm talking about, if not, take my word Tebow was the Man!
Here's where the story takes a twist. With all his accomplishments, NO Pro Team in the National Football League (NFL) wanted to draft or hire Tebow. Everyone said that Tebow was a great college player, but would not be able to play at the NEXT LEVEL. Here is where "The Tebow Question" comes into play. Tim Tebow was awarded the top awards, yet he was still doubted by everyone. Literally to play at the NEXT LEVEL, Tebow had to prove himself, reinvent himself and humble himself. So "The Tebow Question" becomes........ Are you willing to do what it takes to live your dreams?
After winning every award imaginable, Tebow was told he was not good enough. Tim Tebow could have become bitter, but instead he said, I will become better. Is that your attitude? Tebow began a development regiment that had him training everyday, for eight hours a day. Tebow took the negative and used it for positive.
Each of us wanting to go to the NEXT LEVEL of life, business or career, must answer "The Tebow Question." Are you willing to do what it takes to live your dreams?
After proving himself, reinventing himself and humbling himself, Tebow was selected 25th in the NFL draft, and is now a starting quarterback. He is living his dream, because he answered "The Tebow Question." YES, I am willing!!!
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Do you know the number one reason why most people fail to grow as individuals and in business? Fear? Nope. Lack of resources? Nope. Bad ideas? Nope, many people have great ideas. In my experience of dealing with thousands of people, the number one reason they fail is because they fail to let go.
They fail to let go of bad habits, practices and information, and the number one thing they fail to let go of is doing everything by themselves. You see these people all the time, they are tired, mad, exhausted and angry at the world. They feel over whelmed and stretched to the limits. Simply because they haven't learned to BUILD their success team.
A crucial element to building a successful team is knowing that you can't do it ALL and you don't know it ALL. I am a TERRIBLE speller, but I have written over 10 books. Why? Because I have built me a writing team. I have a group of editors that review all my stuff. Now, I'm the doctor, I have the advanced degree, but I can't spell. Two things had to happen for the team to work. I had to be ok with my writing staff knowing I can't spell, and they had to be ok with correcting the Doc.
It is now a running joke around the team that the Doc can't spell. And I'm ok with that, because the end goal is to produce a quality book. Whether I'm writing a book, blog or article, I know it has to go to the editor. It is one of the most freeing and liberating things when you can let go and build your team around your weaknesses. Did you read that? The way to build a championship team, is to build around your weaknesses.
Kobe Byrant is a great basketball player, but it takes a team to win championships. Imagine Kobe trying to play one against five, he would be exhausted. Even if he was better than each player individually, as a team, they would beat him. That's how many of you are playing the game, one against all.
Before this year is out, figure out who you need to add to the team, so in 2012 you can make a real run at success.
Think Better, Live Better
P..S. If there are any gramatical mistakes, it's because I didn't send this over to the editors......But you get my point! lol
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I don't know about you, but I'm glad the NBA lock out is over. As the season approaches, teams that are SERIOUS about contending for the championship are making some major personnel moves that will position them to compete. My favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, recently made a major trade. They dealt "Fan Favorite" Lamar Odom to the Houston Rockets. I believe this is a move that will put them in position to sign Dwight Howard. Can you say a championship move?
A new year is right around the corner, are you making the right moves? Have you done an assessment of your life, business, team and power players? Just as every serious team is making moves to win, so do you and I. Let me share 5 key traits winners do each year.
1. They assess last years performance
2. They are honest about their results
3. They take responsibility for their results
4. They don't follow popular opinion
5. They make the necessary adjustments
Follow this simple but yet profound blue print to ensure 2012 is a championship year for you.
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Everyday I wake up knowing that I'm in position to encourage, help, inspire, motivate and provide insight to somebody. I go to bed each night knowing somewhere, somehow someone has been affected by my living. How can I be so sure you ask? I receive literally hundreds of emails each month from individuals sharing with me how a post on Facebook, or a Tweet, or something in one of my books have helped them. These emails help confirm what I have known for a long time, but the #1 reason I know my life of giving makes a difference, is because I'm living from my GENIUS POTENTIAL!
Another way of saying this is I'm living from my place of passion, my unique gifting. Living from your GENIUS POTENTIAL is about doing what you were born to do. A Porche is designed to be driven fast, when it is made to drive at slow speeds, over time the car will malfunction. I lived in Germany for 14 years and I was able to experience driving at high speeds, driving 100 MPH was normal.
You haven't driven until you are on the Autobahn at 6am in the morning, the road is clear and you are sitting behind the will of a high performance vehicle. Seeing the needle actually go from 0-60 in seconds. Watching the needle move over that 100 MPH, then hitting the 160 MPH. Ahhh what a rush!!!
Have you ever noticed in your car that your speedometer says that you can drive faster? Well why don't you? Because of the speed limits placed on you right. That's how life is when you don't live from your GENIUS POTENTIAL! You are placing limits on your self, and your POTENTIALOMETER (New word alert)is saying you can live better.
For years I knew I would be a teacher of some sort and a speaker. Others recognized it as well, some thought I would be a lawyer, a minister, or a politician. I grabbed concepts easily in school, and could communicate them to others well. In school, this however caused me to get in trouble a lot. Because I could understand the lessons so fast, I would get bored and loose focus. My mom, nor my teachers could understand, how I would do so well in class, but at the same time seem distracted and distract others.
Actually, this was the beginning of my awareness of my GENIUS POTENTIAL. I would try to help the other students get it. Now this natural proclivity wasn't seen in every subject, I still hate Math, lol. But for subjects like English, History and Social Studies I excelled. Fast forward twenty years, and I am still trying to help people get it. Teaching is my passion, my gift, my GENIUS POTENTIAL. It was natural for me to study leadership and personal develop, it felt right, it felt good. And every time I have the opportunity to do so, I get energized. I can remember I grueling flight to Ghana one year, the flight was delayed, and had me arriving a day later than expected. Once I deported the plane, my host said "I know you must be very tired, but the seminar is in a few hours, will you be ready." I said no problem, just let me go to the hotel and freshen up. Even though I was tired, I knew, once I hit the podium, I would get a rush of energy. Doing what I love energizes me.
We are a few weeks away from entering into a New Year. If you are not living from your GENIUS POTENTIAL, make the decision. For the most part, you know what you don't like doing. Focus in on what really brings you joy, happiness and fulfillment. I want you to go to sleep each night knowing your living is giving. And to wake up each morning excited because you have another opportunity to live to give your GENIUS to the world.
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