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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Awaken Your Day - January 10, 2008

"It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."-W. Somerset Maugham

Success is Yours.

Awaken Your Day - January 9

I would like to kick this day off by sharing with you an article that was shared with me from Dan, one of our managers at work, who leads his life very much like what the article is describing.

Anyone Can Be a Leader
Leadership is not about the size of your office or the prestige of your title. And it's not just for CEO's and VP's of sales. We all can lead - in all we do. To me, true leadership is more about the depth of your commitment and the strength of your character than about the position you hold.
I write alot about a phrase I've been sharing with business clients around the world. It's a simple one that speaks to the power each of us has to craft world-class careers and remarkably successful lives: Lead without a title.
To me, leadership is a way of being. It's about inspiring all those who surround you to realize their gifts and stand for personal greatness. It's about taking responsibility for the way every dimension of your life looks (versus blaming others for what's not working). It's about devoting yourself to excellence in every pursuit and making things better - no matter how good they already are.
Leadership is also about connecting to people. Deeply. Genuinely. Passionately. Because business and life are really all about people.
As I write this, I'm reflecting on the death of a special friend of mine, Greg Brophy, founder of Shred-it, a huge Canadian success story.
His passing, from a plane crash at the age of 44, brings so many things to mind. Of how incredibly short life can be. Of how we need to dream, act and be the people we know we can be right now. Of how all that we can leave behind in the end are the great things we have done - and the kindness we have given. And of how success is powerful. But living with significance is even better. Greg lived all these elements. That's what made him a superb leader and human being.
Any person who wants to lead- and live- a remarkable life can. Teachers can lead. Entrepreneurs can lead. Artists can lead. Students can lead. As Mark Twain once wrote, "If everybody was satisfied with himself there would be no heroes."
- Article by Robin Sharma, author The Greatness Guide

Being a leader does not mean you have to be at the front of the pack with a whistle ... having all eyes on you, while you run thru directions or the duty roster. You are a leader by living the life you desire...and displaying the success in life that many others dream of. And then, sharing your success so that others might touch their own. You live by example, and others follow that great lead.
You are a reflection of your success and your triumphs. Your reflection is an inspiration. In this way, everyday you lead without a title. I think, our ability to inspire others, just by being the best self we can be... is a ripple benefit that I hope you know carries so much value. You get twice the benefits. You reap the rewards of going after the best life...and you inspire others thru your success to try as well.
"To me, leadership is a way of being. It's about inspiring all those who surround you to realize their gifts and stand for personal greatness."
This has become such a wonderful belief in my life since I have started my journey.
It is a healthy purpose.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Awaken Your Day - January 8, 2008

"To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world."
- Josephine Billings

Good Morning.

Pierre Couturier - January 8, 2008
Author "All She Is..."
LPU Representative
Success Is Yours
Personal Development and Business Opportunity 1-888-719-5819

Awaken Your Day - January 7, 2008

“All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
As I have stated before, it is my belief that the first step is truly the hardest on any path you choose to take.
You become admired by others when you take it. You become a role model when you follow it up.
Often we say that if you want to know how to become successful, ask someone who is.
Would it not feel absolutely wonderful, if some eager young person, following this great advice, approached YOU for your secret to success?
Opportunity Monday – for you to take another step toward your Masters, and reappraise the value of the first step you took on this journey.
Good Morning.
Pierre Couturier – January 7, 2008
Author – “All She Is…”
LPU Representative
Success Is Yours
Personal Development and Business Opportunity 1-888-719-5819