No Genie Lamps

Goals without execution are just wishes….

.Image…..and I have yet to see a genie lamp that works.

You have your goals / resolutions for the new year.

That’s the easy part.

Today, the rubber meets the road.

You need to take your first step(s) towards them.

Without taking those steps, your goals just become wishes. Wishes that will be unfulfilled this time next year, unless you become your master and genie and make things happen.

Face it, there are no genie lamps with three wishes.

Whatever it is, if you want it, work for it.

Every day.

It will be hard.

You will suffer setbacks.

Stick with it and….

POOF!

You will accomplish your goals and grant your own wishes.

Be A Difference Maker

It can be you.Image

Anyone that knows me very well, knows that I am a life long Denver Broncos fan.

It is no accident that the Broncos have just clinched the number one seed in their conference for the second year in a row. (this means that they have the best overall record)

Coincidentally, they signed a difference maker two years ago.

His name is Peyton Manning. He plays Quarterback for the Denver Broncos.

This year, after four neck surgeries and in his 16th year in the league, he broke NFL records that included but are not limited to : Most passing touchdowns, Most passing yards, Most passing touchdowns in a game and the offense scored the most points EVER in a single season.

Love him or hate him, he is a difference maker. Of course, he doesn’t win on his own. His attitude, preparation, attention to detail, passion and drive to win DOES make everyone around him better. Peyton Manning gives or accepts no excuses from himself or his teammates.

YOU may not be Peyton Manning, but you CAN be a difference maker at work, at home or anything that you are involved in.

Don’t stand on the sidelines and watch life go by. Step up. Take charge. Make a difference. Lead by example.

What is one thing that YOU can do TODAY as a step towards that goal? Comment on this post if YOU will be a difference maker in 2014!

Readin’, Writin’ & Smart Resolutions

Start the year off with the 3R’sresolutions

You have all heard the old saying about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions. If not, now you have.

When you lay out your resolutions each year, you don’t INTEND on breaking them a few hours later. Did you put yourself in a position to succeed? It is simple to increase your chances of success.

Write them Down.

Put them where you AND others can read them. Everyday.  Mine are posted in my office, in my car, gym locker and by my bed. I will share them with anyone that asks.

Make them SMART. Smart is an acronym to insure good goal setting

S – Specific

You can’t say “I want to lose weight”, you need to set a solid goal, “I want to lose 10 pounds”

M – Measurable

Weight loss is measurable, but “I want to get in shape” is not. I want to be able to run a 5k without stopping is also specific.

A – Attainable

“I want to have more hair”, probably won’t happen, unless it’s white ear hair. You can’t set a goal to be taller. Make sure that your goals are within reason.

R – Relevant

Is there a reason behind it? Does it matter? To you or anyone else? If not, why bother?

T – Time Bound

Have an end time or progress check. “I want to lose 10 pounds” doesn’t fly unless you set a time for it to be accomplished. “I want to lose 10 pounds in the next three months”

Just to prove that I am not a total hypocrite, here are my Resolutions / Goals for 2014. I have specific tactics to help me attain each, but these are just the goals themselves.

1. Weigh 190 pounds by March 31st

2. Run a 5k in under 30 minutes by Thanksgiving

3. Win World Champion in Taekwondo in 2014

4. Earn my 2nd Degree Blackbelt in 2014

5. WORK – Hit Billing Goals every quarter

6. WORK – Win President’s Cup in 2014

7. Write a blog post AT LEAST 4 days per week

I may ask you to help me with one or all of these throughout the year! Thanks in advance for your help! Feel free to post your resolutions here.