I have found that two words are the key to a life and career of continuous improvement and growth. Whether you are just starting out and trying to make a name for yourself or you have achieved the pinnacle of success it’s important to remember to be humble and hungry.
While watching the Oscars I noticed that almost every award winner said they couldn’t have done it without their team, family, and the support of others. The fact is no one achieves success alone. We all need a great team to accomplish great things. We are at our best when we are surrounded by those who want the best for us and when we are bringing out the best in others. In this spirit I want to share 9 ways to be a great team member.
Each night before my children go to bed I ask them what their success of the day is. The idea came from a story I …
Here are several positive leadership and success quotes from Jon Gordon that you can read and share.
People follow the leader first and the leader’s vision …
In my work with people and organizations I’ve found that when there is a void of clear and positive communication people start to assume the …
The world doesn’t need another average business. The world doesn’t need an average you. The world needs your BEST YOU. And when you lead with your strengths you can share YOUR BEST with the world.
I’m writing this the morning of the Super Bowl.
But even if I knew who won the game I still believe it’s too early to tell who the real winner is.
Sure you can call yourself a Super Bowl champion for the rest of your life but the bigger questions are: What will you champion during your life? What will you do with the influence you have? What difference will you make?
I believe the purpose of sports is to develop us into better human beings. After all, when the game is over and the lights are no longer shining on us, winners will make a far greater difference off the field than they do on the field.
We can chase success or we can embark on a quest for excellence and focus 100% of our energy to become our best… and let success find us.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day, I wanted to share one of my favorite MLK quotes:
“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
To live life fully, then, is to make the most of the time in between where you were and where you are going and the best way to make sure you are doing this is to create meaningful interactions with the people in between.
One of the biggest threats to building a great team and organization is complaining. When we complain we focus on everything else but being our best. Complaining actually costs the economy billions of dollars in lost productivity and it will sabotage the morale, engagement and culture of your team if you let it.
With the start of every New Year most of us are setting new goals. The challenge isn’t in setting those goals, it’s achieving them.
My friend Michael Hyatt has just released a great new goal-setting process…
Watch Jon’s ONE WORD interview with the TODAY Show with Al Roker and Natalie Morales. Make 2014 your best year yet! Watch Here
Now is a great time to reflect on the past and create goals for the future. No matter what happened last year you can start fresh and plan for an amazing 2014!