Team Individual Mindset

  • DO NOT suffer from "small pie" disease

    • Leads to fear and inaction

    • Share and I will be rich

  • Feed my mind good stuff

    • Develop a habit of reading something uplifting and inspiring first thing each day

  • Go on a "mind diet"

    • Cut the time my spend exposed to negative and stressful media

  • The only thing that is as strong as fear is validation

    • Park positive memories of my succeeding at the front door of my mind

    • Revisit them to build my confidence


  • Criticism to my face is a gift

    • Treat critical information like a sunflower seed: eat the useful grain of truth (the nut), and throw away whatever does not resonate for me (the shells)


  • Follow my purpose, not my passion

    • Align my work activities with my values, I will love what I do and make a big impact

    • Passion is everything


  • Think bigger about who I am

    • 3 types of business owners: dabblers, dreamers, and leaders in pursuit of mastery

    • The future belongs to the learner


  • Marketing does not get my clients

    • Creates awareness, which can then lead to sales after I build trust with those prospects over time


  • Put up a red velvet rope

    • Instead of having a desperate, take-all-comers outlook, position myself to take only the best clients who let me do my best work

    • This will lead to more great clients and enjoyable work


  • Kill my elevator speech

    • Who wants to listen to that?

    • Develop a personal brand identity that is true to who I am, then talk about it


  • Put a dent in the universe

    • DO NOT lose sight of the big vision


  • Make connections

    • People with a broad set of life experiences can often see things that others miss

    • DO NOT live in a bubble

    • Connect ideas from different fields


  • Say no to 1000 things

    • What am I saying "no" to?

    • Put the A-team on my product or service


  • Create insanely different experiences

    • Enrich the lives of my customers and create an emotional connection between my team and my customers


  • Master the message

    • Do not just present...become a storyteller

    • Inform...educate...inspire...entertain all in one presentation


  • Sell dreams, not products

    • My customers care about themselves, their hopes, and their ambitions

    • Help my customers reach their dreams...I will win them over

Business Principles To Live By!

  1. Develop a great work ethic

  2. Build relationships for a lifetime

  3. Take, and manage, risks to succeed

  4. Use boldness, audacity, and guts!

  5. “Take what I get” can get my foot in the door and show them what I can do!

  6. Never give up!

  7. Learn how to handle rejection

  8. Do not let rejection affect who I am in my self-image!

  9. Throw tradition out the window!  Never be limited by what people say, think or do

  10. Listen to the wisdom of older and more experienced people

  11. Relate the normally unrelated and see potentials and possibilities other people never see

  12. Develop an “I will not be denied attitude”…a “Never give up attitude”

  13. Never be limited by other people’s judgments, opinions, prejudices, or tunnel vision

  14. Attitude is everything!

  15. Learn the importance of setting goals

  16. Never stop learning!

Conducting Proper Brainstorming Sessions

Brainstorming is a useful technique if a leader, or organization, use the technique effectively.  I have been in brainstorming groups that generated ideas to solve problems, create a product, or develop new processes; and I have been in brainstorming groups that were a pure waste of my time.  Brainstorming is an idea-generating activity that is an effective technique designed to enhance the creative potential of any group trying to solve a problem.

When holding a brainstorming session establish rules and norms for the session.  Some examples of rules are no criticism of anyone's ideas, no complaining, everyone participates, idea piggybacking allowed, etc.   The brainstorming session should be a positive atmosphere that generates positive energy to where people feel comfortable presenting ideas; no matter how outlandish the idea.  Employees and people should feel the leader and the organization is listening.  People desire to feel appreciated.  So appreciate them!  There should not be an abundance of executives or leaders as part of the brainstorming session!   Most people will not express their true ideas in front of executive leadership because they are afraid of looking "stupid."  If you have to put executives or leaders in the brainstorming session, employ them as note takers or listeners only; not participants.  Brainstorming sessions should not have an agenda.  Let the positive energy flow!  Agendas can limit creativeness sometimes.

Lastly, brainstorming allows an organization to utilize their employee workforce better and have more employee engagement.  Employees can provide more information for improving the organization if the organization treats their employees as more of an asset with idea-generation, rather than as a worker mule who knows how to do only their assigned job. 


Becoming An Overcomer

Overcomer or Undertaker.  Who Are You?

Being an Overcomer is a combination of change and growth to your goals and dreams. The question most people have right now is: What is an Overcomer? Who is an Overcomer? Why do I want to be an Overcomer? An Overcomer is an individual who forms a habit of winning at their goals while conquering the strongholds and obstacles that comes along with accomplishing goals. With an Overcomer, winning becomes habit-forming, and strongholds and barriers fall away from them as they move through their process of performing. Strongholds and obstacles do not know what to do with an Overcomer because of one word: FAITH. Overcomers is a master of using faith. Overcomers stare problems and issues in the eye and dare them to challenge them because they have no fear. Overcomers understand that faith is the opposite of FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). Faith is synonymous with strength and is a known substance that does not do anything about being scared of problems and issues. Overcomers embrace faith because we could not have changed our lives without it. 

The opposite of an Overcomer is an “Undertaker.” No, not the iconic and future Hall of Famer of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE); who is one of my top 10 all-time favorite wrestlers. An Undertaker is a person who allows doubt and fear to creep into their lives.  Undertakers give into doubt and fear, so it overcomes them. When doubt and fear consume a person another Undertaker is born into the world. Undertakers then start to undertake everything that is due to them. They start under-achieving everything they are supposed to achieve.  Undertaker starts worrying about what people might think about them.  Undertakers start asking, "Why me?", instead of "Why not me?"; like the Overcomer.  A mental breakdown, ill health, excuses, and acceptability of their current not-so-good situations becomes the norm of Undertakers.

The secret key to accomplishing any goal is nothing but having faith. Getting your high school diploma, completing your college degree, or achieving financial independence is nothing but having confidence in completing your goals and dreams.  Become an Overcomer and overlook things that do not make a positive difference in your life.  You achieve according to your faith. Your life is as a result of the amount of confidence you have in you overcoming and not undertaking.  Your faith measures you.  You get in return the amount of faith you put into your dreams and goals.  Get yourself in complete control and learn to manage yourself with just decisions.  Once you accomplish that, you become an Overcomer, and your destiny is a leader of many.  I AM AN OVERCOMER!


Plan Ahead

To accomplish any goal, project, or dream on your success journey, you must PLAN…DO…REVIEW in your travels.  Your success journey is the trip you take in your life of completing goals and dreams set forth by YOU.  This process is a simple 3-step action every successful person does as they accomplish goals they set in front of them.  As you reach the starting line of your success journey and in your travels to success, always remember to:


  • Predetermined A Course Of Action
  • Lay Out My Goals
  • Adjust My Priorities
  • Notify Key Personnel (Seek counsel, not opinions!)

Planning is very familiar to the individual. We plan vacations, weddings, divorces, to go to college or not go to college, to have a baby, funerals, etc. We plan for everything EXCEPT reaching our success journey.  When you plan for accomplishment, WRITE IT DOWN IN DETAIL!  Do not assume you will remember because you will only remember the general concept of your program and not the details.  Take a page, from our great United States military, they plan for everything possible.  The military not only have a detailed plan but they a contingency, backup, plan to the original plan.  Before you can accomplish any part of your success journey, you have to plan it out! When you plan it out, you build it three times:


Your plan is a detail, written, and personal plan that is for you to follow, not for everyone else.  Your plan is not a business plan or your college class schedule.  Your plan is your detail roadmap and directions that you set forth for yourself to reach your desired destination.  Just as if you will MapQuest or Google the instructions for your vacation trip to plan your route, plan the path to your success journey.  Your detail plan should include time frames that you will complete your goals.  If you plan a wedding or funeral with infinite detail, then plan your success journey with such details.



In the words of an infamous marketing campaign in history, “JUST DO IT!”  Thank you to Nike, for developing a great slogan to inspire us for generations.  DO is you putting your detail plan into action! To do anything worthwhile, you must have a plan.  The plan is the roadmap; your DO-ing is the action you are taking towards that destination.  To do means that you have shaken off procrastination.  To continuing doing means that you have broken the shackles of procrastination towards your success journey, so it is one less stronghold you have to deal with, and you can focus more on your actions.  The action you take, not just any action, but the RIGHT action.  The real work involves taking the educated steps towards the right direction. Working the proper system and receiving counsel is essential for a good job because it will save you time, energy, money, and stress. Who does not want to keep all of that?  Avoid analyzing your plan while you are doing what you expected in the beginning.  There is time for that in the Review stage.  You see when you examine your work it causes paralysis from doing anything because you are over-thinking the plan.  When you start over-thinking, doubt and fear start to settle in; therefore you are discouraging yourself from moving forward.  When doubt and fear kick in, then you become an Undertaker, not an Overcomer.  Inaction is the best friend to procrastination, so where there is one, you will find the other.  Doing the DO allows you to stay on your toes and focus on the task(s) that you set forth when you did the plan.  Focus is the key!



The Review process of this 3-step process towards all goals is where you learn from your planning and doing.  You do reviews of your planning and action once you get to a certain timeframe in your success journey.  You will consider checking the timing of hitting goals, where you are as it stands with your goals, and maybe just how much time is left.  Reviewing works like a sports team, or athlete, taking a timeout during a game to gather themselves and make sure they are on the right track with their game plan.  The Review is you taking your quick timeout, not a break.  Taking a break is a subtle, slumbering way of saying I quit. When taking a break, you are telling yourself, "This is tougher than I imagine and I do not think I am cut out for this, but I have to keep my pride intact."  Sounds harsh, right? It does not matter how it looks; it is very true. For most people on their first success journey, a timeout is just a day or two, maybe even three, but back on track as soon as possible.  A break will last for months, years, and maybe even an eternity for people who are first-timers on success journeys.  Some of us more established travelers can take timeouts and breaks because we are seasoned enough to have our plans ingrained into our very existence and being.  During your review, overview your plan to make sure your success journey is taking you from Point A to Point B.  Take note on where you are on this journey and how far you need to go.  Take note of your progress and what has taken place since you begin your journey.  Bear in mind that you learn some lessons along the way, so now you have knowledge and experience that will help you move along more consistently on your success journey.  Reviewing also allows you to give a quick inspection of the vehicle on this voyage, you. Just as you would inspection your car at a rest stop when traveling, inspect yourself by making sure:

  • You are in good mental, spiritual, and physical health
  • You have adequate time to get the required mental and physical rest
  • You are receiving the proper counsel
  • You evaluate your recent experiences
  • Apply your new contemporary knowledge

Habitual procrastinators do not have detail plans, but they are the expert with creating alibis.  Do not become a chronic procrastinator finding many reasons why you cannot, or should not, get something done.  JUST DO IT! Do not rationalize it is too complicated, too expensive, or too time-consuming, just accept the fact you have become a HABITUAL PROCRASTINATOR that do not have many reasons they could or should, take action.  If you work hard work enough, believe you are smart enough, and persevere long enough, you will accomplish what you set out to achieve with detail plans.

Plan…Do…Review plan is a 3-step process to use on your success journey.  This process assisted many successful people in continuing and completing their success journeys.  Use this 3-step process to the best of your ability.  Do not worry if your plan, do, and review your plan is not the best when you do the first one; you get better with practice and time.  Just make sure you accomplish your success journey; that is what matters most. Never forget to:

  • Predetermined A Course Of Action
  • Lay Out My Goals
  • Adjust My Priorities
  • Notify Key Personnel (Seek counsel, not opinions!)


  • Allow Time For Acceptance
  • Head Into Action
  • Expect issues /problems
  • Always FOCUS
  • Do Review