4 THINGS YOU CAN HEAR COMING OUT OF A CHAMPIONS MOUTH

A week or so ago, my wife said to me,

“Danny, you always say those things”

I said, “what things Sarah?”

“We will figure it out or we got this and so on”

Smiling, I responded by saying, “Sarah, I say these things because that is what champions say!” She paused for a moment, smiled back at me, and went into deep thought before saying, “You are right hunny, we are champions!” I love my wife for stuff like this!

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HAVE YOU GOT A CRAZY ON YOUR HANDS?

Have you got a crazy on your hands with no idea what to do with them? I’ve been there. In fact, I’ve been there a few times over the years. It’s really a crappy place to be, but also a great learning experience and character builder.

You sit back watching as this infectious disease spreads through your company like a raging fire. And as it is happening you’re thinking what in the world am I going to do about this. You’re the nice guy though hoping that things are going to change and everything will turn around. Keep in mind that 90% of the time this never happens.

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YOUR INNER JACKASS

This is a guest post by Sean Heyboer. He is the marketing coordinator at Score Big, a good friend, and one hell of an idea generator. You can follow him on Twitter or friend request him on Facebook. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out my contact page.

He came after me again the other day. That little creep. I was on the last half of my two mile run having already biked 5 miles as a part of my triathlon training, when he showed up. It was hot, I was sweating bullets, my legs were sore, and I felt like giving up.

Just as I began to slow down he started in on his rant. His inflection is so annoying and distinct I knew right away who it was.

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BOX UP YOUR PRIDE AND PUT IT AWAY

What’s up with all the pride these days? If you don’t believe me, look around you. Everyone is all about themselves and what’s in it for me and when can I get it – especially now, with this whole social media revolution. What ever happened to what’s in it for you and how can I help?

How much different would things look if we boxed up our pride and put it away? If we started focusing not inward but outward? Would this not be a game changer? What do you think we could do as a nation or as a world? I would bet that together we could make some pretty monstrous shifts and changes, but that’s just me.

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CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE REQUIRES PATIENCE AND SLOWING DOWN

The good news is we move fast; the bad news is we move fast. Now pause for a second and think about this statement. Your probably even having trouble pausing, aren’t you? Are we as leaders moving to fast? Are we moving so fast that we are forgetting to connect with people? Is the pace at which we are moving putting us in a place, where we’re all alone?

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LIFE’S A JOURNEY

The act of traveling from one place to another is considered a journey. I am sure you have all been on a journey before. You know the ones that never turn out the way you had planned? You get a flat tire traveling to Florida with your family. You get the flu just before you leave for your honey moon. This is the journey I am referring to, the ones that never go as planned. However, you make the most of it to find in the end those were some of the most important days of your life.

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