Monday, March 29, 2021

Allowing Our Successes To Lead The Way!


"Acknowledge Your Positive Past:
Because the brain more easily remembers 
events that were accompanied by strong emotions, 
most people underestimate and underappreciate 
the number of successes they've had
in relation to the number of failures, they've had.
One of the ways to counteract this phenomenon
is to consciously focus on 
and celebrate your successes."

-- Jack Canfield, 
Principle 26 of The Success Principles


I love Jack Canfield's book, The Success Principles. It contains 64 principles to success and all are short enough to read in a few minutes, come back any time, or just open the book where ever you might like and pull out a gem of wisdom.

This one is great because he says that we are trained in this pattern early with our parents and in grade school. A lot of people get upset if we don't perform properly and punish us or yell at us to help guide us to do better, but what really happens is we become more emotionally involved in the failures and that makes it seem sometimes that we have more failure than success.

Jack says, "the sad truth is that we all have many more victories than failures--it's just that we set the bar too high for what we call a success." He goes on to talk about a participant in one of his programs who told that he left Iran to Germany where he learned the language and became an auto mechanic. Then he had the opportunity to come to America, learn English and was learning how to be a welder, but he thought he was not a success. Come to find out, his idea of success was a home in Beverly Hills and driving a luxury car! Yet, to many others, his life was an ongoing massive success.

Jack talks about creating a Victory Log, which can be a fancy leather-bound diary or a spiral notebook. It is just something that you record your successes or victories in regardless of the size of them to later show how many you have. Success needs to be reinforced.

He adds to display your success on a success wall and look at it often. Make it so that your successes, however minor they may seem to get the attention they deserve, or rather, you deserve to create in each of us a stronger and more risk-taking self-esteem. It's not about bragging, it's about putting things in perspective. We may as well let our successes lead the way.

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Friday, March 26, 2021

This Is A Game Changer For Growth


Game Changer For Growth

Want to grow? Become more? Most do. I am offering a complimentary tool that may change your life for the better. Though this is not free for me, it is a way for me to introduce myself to you. I will send you a link to an assessment and then I will talk to you on the phone to give you the results of that assessment that will be enlightening in many ways. Normally, I charge $100 minimum for this and it is my gift to you. Please respond while the offer is available by sending me an email to bart@bartnollenberger.com and mention this free gift. 

If you have any questions, please call me at 480-327-8751.

Thank you! 

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Everyone Communicates Few Connect. How To Find Connection


From John C. Maxwell's outstanding book, Everyone Communicates Few Connect, What The Most Effective People Do Differently, John opens with how he has learned to know if he is connecting with others in all his endeavors:

"Most people have an easy time knowing when the connection is good on the phone. But they have no idea if they're connecting with others in other everyday situations.

How do I tell? How do I know that I've connected with others? I look for the signs. When I interact with people, whether one on one, in a group, or with an audience, I know I've connected when I sense:

  • Extra Effort--people who go the extra mile
  • Unsolicited Appreciation--they say positive things
  • Unguarded Openness--they demonstrate trust
  • Increased Communication--they express themselves more readily
  • Enjoyable Experiences--they feel good about what they're doing
  • Emotional Bondedness--they display a connection on an emotional level
  • Positive Energy--their emotional "batteries" are charged by being together
  • Growing Synergy--their effectiveness is greater than the sum of the contributions
  • Unconditional Love--they are accepting without reservation
Anytime I interact with people and I see evidence of these signals, I know I'm connecting. I've learned what it takes to connect with others, and I've learned to gauge when I'm succeeding."

As an Executive Director on the John Maxwell Team, I've been trained by John Maxwell on how to best facilitate teaching his material to a wider audience. I offer several training programs on the book, Everyone Communicates Few Connect. All relationships are based on communication and making that communication more effective makes all the difference.

Let's talk about how I can introduce you and your organization to improved communications using John's expertise. Call me, Bart Nollenberger, at 480-327-8751 today.

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

The Law Of Priorities: Leading From Strength


 
"Leaders should get out of their comfort zone
but stay in their strength zone."

-- John C. Maxwell


In Law #17 in John Maxwell's fabulous leadership book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, is The Law of Priorities. In this law, John talks about delegating activities to others as a way to expand as a leader. This also ties to the 12th law, The Law of Empowerment because as a leader, delegating tasks and authority to others not only frees you as a leader to be able to grow and expand and become more, it also does the same to those to whom you delegate authority. This is obviously a win-win all around and such a valuable lesson to learn and adapt.

Some leaders are reluctant to delegate and feel the need to do everything themselves as they perhaps do not think that others are up to their level. John Maxell says this on that subject:

"Leaders should get out of their comfort zone but stay in their strength zone. What's the practical application for this? Here's my rule of thumb. If something I'm doing can be done 80 percent as well by someone else, I delegate it."

He goes on to say, "If you have a responsibility that someone else could do according to that standard--or that could potentially meet that standard--then develop and train a person to handle it. Just because you can do something does not mean that you should do it. Remember, leaders understand that activity is not necessarily accomplishment. That's the Law of Priorities."

Becoming a better leader is a massive benefit to the leader, but even more to those they lead and the enterprise as a whole. 

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Learning To Be A Better Leader Pays Far-Reaching Dividends


“Only a leader who has followed well
knows how to lead others well.
Good leadership requires an understanding
of the world that followers live in.
Connecting with your people becomes possible
because you have walked in their shoes.
You know what it means to be under authority
and thus have a better sense of how authority should be exercised.
In contrast, leaders who have never followed well or submitted to authority
tend to be prideful, unrealistic, rigid, and autocratic.“ 

-- John C Maxwell, Leadership Gold


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Thursday, March 11, 2021

The Highest Calling Of Leadership

"The growth and development of people
is the highest calling of leadership."

-- Harvey S Firestone




What are some of the ways of helping the development and growth of people in an organization? Here are some thoughts:

Leaders are readers. Lead by example by being a reader and a life-long learner. I don't need to know everything, but I want to continue learning and expanding my own knowledge and thereby share that passion with my team and others around me. I know how much of a difference it has made in my life and I know how much of a difference it will make it others as well.

Micro-managing is an ego trip and it stifles growth. Learn how to delegate and trust and have more patience. This is a challenge for many. It is easy to do a thing myself, and certainly easier than trying to teach someone else to do it or wait until they are up to speed, but I realize I can't do it all and if I keep doing it all, the company cannot grow.

Don't tell people how to do everything. Give them basic guidelines and let them use their creativity and skills to do it better than I might do it. We have graphic designers and the less instruction I give them, the better the product they produce. I love to see people do it better than me. It helps me grow and it helps them grow.

Challenge people to solve problems. Let your team help you solve problems.

Praise and encouragement is high on the list of things that motivate me, so I use them in the same way to help uplift team members.

This is certainly not a complete list, and I'm sure you can add to it. I hope some of these ideas are beneficial to your growth and that of your team.

A healthy, growing company requires healthy, growing people.

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Monday, March 8, 2021

Leadership Lessons


“Lack of experience may be costly—but so is experience. It’s a fact that you cannot gain experience without paying a price. The great American novelist Mark Twain once remarked, “I know a man who grabbed a cat by the tail and he learned 40 percent more about cats than the man who didn’t.” You just have to hope that the price is not greater than the value of the experience you gain, and sometimes you cannot judge what the price will be until after you have gained the experience.”

― John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold: Lessons I've Learned from a Lifetime of Leading