The Biggest Room in the World

One of the ways I’ve described SuccessNet over the years is, “Great people and great companies becoming even better.” We really are about self-improvement.

My wife and I are fortunate to have a beautiful home that we truly love and appreciate. And yet we have a long list of improvements we want to make. There’s nothing wrong with it—it’s just that we enjoy it and enjoy making it suit us even more than it already does.

We also have a great relationship. And we work at improving that as well. It’s rare that things get better on their own. Everything in our lives requires care. And everything can be improved upon.

Constant And Never-ending Improvement (CANI) should be balanced with Constant And Never-ending Appreciation (CANA).

You might wonder how—and even why—you should appreciate and enjoy something you may not be satisfied with. But you see, you don’t want to make what you have wrong or bad. If you do, that’s where your focus will remain, and that is what you will attract and expand upon. But when you acknowledge and appreciate what you have while making it even better, you’re in a nurturing rather than correcting mode. And that makes anything easier to improve.

One of the tactics we teach is WINE meetings. WINE stands for What Is Not Excellent? By identifying areas you want to improve and planning ways to improve them, you’ll create excellence. By constantly improving upon what you do, how you do it and what you have, you will excel. It’s as simple as that. So schedule a WINE meeting today with your staff, your team, your spouse or your family. Make it fun. Enjoy the ride.

Because you see, the biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.

Raising the Bar

Related Resource:
Raising the Bar—Increasing Your Standards of Excellence

In it, you’ll learn to increase your belief in what’s possible, how to associate with excellence, where to start, how to get clear, how metrics make the difference and how to raise your expectations.
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  1. Chaitanya
    February 21st, 2013 at 03:42 | #1

    Well said.. inspiring article

You Can Be a Success—TODAY!

Everyone wants to be successful. But very few people feel like they’re a success.

They’re looking for the dramatic win, the big accomplishment or the crowning victory. But real success is created by an accumulation of successful days.

You can win—today. You can be successful—today. Success truly is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

If you do one thing today to make your life—or someone else’s—better, you win. If you do one thing that moves you closer to your stated goals, you win. String these days together and you’re a success.

If you have fitness goals, do one push-up or crunch. If you usually do 30, do 31. Skip dessert. Walk just a little further than normal.

For financial goals, set up an automatic payroll deduction to your retirement account. Or skip the latte and throw $5 into a savings jar instead. Or do something that adds to your income.

If you’re a salesperson, make one more call, write one more thank you note. Or make a list of your ten top prospects.

The aggregate of these small actions produce successful results. They may not seem spectacular—and they’re not. But spectacular accomplishment is always preceded by less than spectacular preparation and not-so-spectacular action.

Consistency is the third C of The Achievement Code. It’s critical to achieving what you truly want. You can’t change yesterday, and you can’t do anything about tomorrow. But you do have today. And you can win today. You can be successful today.

And when you take these small actions, be sure to feel good about them. Acknowledge and celebrate them. Don’t minimize or invalidate them.

Because how we feel makes a huge difference in our next actions. Our feelings attract. Feel good and we attract more good actions and more good feelings. Feel bad and we attract similar feelings and actions.

Choose to be a success—today. Do one thing—today. Take some small action toward what you truly want—today.

I congratulate your success.

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Are You Half Way Through Your 2013 Launch Sequence?

Set your top goalsWe’re half way through the first half of the first month of 2013. So how are you doing?

Have you decided on your top three goals for the year? Are they clear and specific? Measurable and actionable? Relevant and time-bound?

How are you coming on your plan of action for each of your top goals and projects? Have you identified possible challenges that might get in the way of your success? Do you have a Plan B? Because without a Plan B, you don’t really have a plan.

I hope the New Year has started well for you. And if it hasn’t, that you start anew—today.

Something has shifted for me this year. Last January I was dealing with the recent death of my mother and I must admit, it did take some wind from beneath my wings. And although I still miss her a lot, I’m starting the New Year with a new theme and renewed energy and excitement.

My theme is “lean and green in 2013”. I’ve never been more committed to losing weight and getting fit. The “green” part of the theme is about earning more money. And I know that in order for me to do that, I need to increase the value I create in the marketplace. And I’m open to do that in a big way this year.

Previous Januarys have provided some early success in weight loss, but I didn’t always practice the second and thirds Cs of my 3C Formula (from my newest book, The Achievement Code). I was clear (the first C), but I wasn’t always Concentrated (focused) or Consistent. I’ll be the first to admit that this stuff is easier to teach than it is to practice. But it is simple—and it DOES work.

I gave myself a kick-start by abstaining from wine for the month of January, and I’m recording all calories consumed and burned through exercise. The free app, LoseIt, available for smart phones and the web, have helped a lot.

It’s been surprising how quickly I’ve lost 12 pounds (in just two weeks) and how easy it’s been to stick to my plan.

It all has to do with commitment.

And that commitment has produced results which makes it even easier to do what I intend—because I’m seeing the results and I’m winning.

This is what W. H. Murray, who headed up the The Scottish Himalaya Expedition, had to say about commitment:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”

What’s your commitment? It’s great to have resolutions and set goals, but which ones are you absolutely committed to achieving?

Goal PlannerOur SuccessNet Goal Planner is a great tool for helping you get clear on your goals, develop plans and to execute those plans. It simply works—and works well.

And if you really want to guarantee your success, I still have one opening for a one-on-one coaching client. Just fill out the form on this page to set up a time for us to chat.

If that’s too much of a commitment for you, you still have a few more days to enroll in Diamond Club where you can have your very own MasterMind Team to support you in making 2013 your best year yet.

PS: If I’m not 30 pounds lighter than I am today by July 4th of 2013, I encourage you to embarrass, harass, ridicule and berate me for being a fake.

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