What is a BHAG (pronounced BEE-hag) anyway? Let's explore it together and discover how they can help you conquer your fears. According to Wikipedia, "The term 'Big Hairy Audacious Goal' was proposed by James Collins and Jerry Porras in their 1994 book entitled Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies." It emerged in the business arena and the term was designed to help businesses understand the importance of setting clear and compelling goals. These goals are
Anyone can be a leader Everyone admires "them." When they speak, people listen. Everyone likes them, or so it seems. Even their critics admire them. They exude confidence and natural charisma. They seemingly command respect without asking for it. They lead boldly and without apology. And anyone who is not like them is told: "You are not leadership material." What does "leadership material" mean anyway? I have found that people who use this phrase have a narrow definitio
Have you ever had a great day? It was a day when everything seemed to come together perfectly. You connected with the right people and had fun sharing. You may have received a compliment or two. You received good news from a family member or close friend. And you made progress towards one of your goals or or finished a significant goal. Have you ever had such a day?
If you have, you know the feeling of exuberance that washes over you. You feel as if you are on top of the wo
Failure is not fatal or final! Living Your Unique requires bold and radical moves. One habit that can get in the way is waiting for or asking for permission. In Dr. Patty Ann Tublin's Huffington Post article "Women Need to Stop Asking for Permission," she explains that being passive by waiting to ask for permission is one big reason women lose out on career opportunities. In fact, asking permission requires you to place the person you are asking in a position of authority.
As you reflect on your current life, ask yourself, is something missing? Do you strive for more yet lack the motivation and confidence to step outside of your comfort zone? If you don't know where to begin, focus on your inner self. What is it that's holding you back? Is it fear, or perhaps a lack of self-confidence? Regardless of what stops you from achieving more, one thing is certain -- making things happen will start with you. As you shift your current state-of-mind, unde
Problems are a fact of life. The question is not "will I have a problem?" The question is "WHEN will I have a problem?" From the time we are children, we encounter all kinds of problems. When we are babies, we don't know how to use the toilet. At first, this is not a problem. But fast forward a few years and it becomes a HUGE problem. Our parents or caregivers helped us solve it. They potty-trained us. Problem solved! As we grow and mature, new expectations are set. A
Living Your Unique will require you to adopt a success mindset. Here are some notes that I captured from a recent webinar on the success mindset. Although there are only four branches coming from the central cloud, the fifth mental model is buried in one of the major branches. Let's go through them. Do what you hate. Success doesn't come from doing ONLY the things that you love. You must also learn to do the things that you hate. For example, if you are an entrepreneur you
Don't waste your tears on people who refuse to love you. For after you have cried, they still will not love you. Our culture is addicted to the concept of "success." In my life, I have gone in and out of being in love with it. There is nothing wrong with being successful or pursuing success. This blog is all about you pursuing success in the area of Loving and Living Your Unique. But having the right view of success is a necessary part of attaining it. suc·cess /səkˈses/