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I highly recommend The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by Dr. John C. Maxwell. Whatever your industry, I believe the information in this book will equip you to reach higher levels of success.
I’m in an intense growth mode right now. Where do I begin?
I’ve been growing incrementally over the past several years simply because of the people with whom I’ve been associated. This year I made a decision to grow exponentially. Why? Because I desire an exponential increase of results in several areas of my life, and for my results to grow, I must grow.
I resonate with the concepts Dr. Maxwell expresses. I was so excited to hear him speak live in Houston a couple months ago, and when offered the opportunity, I promptly enrolled in a 12-week video course by Dr. Maxwell highlighting each of the 15 Laws.
Today I’m submitting for your consideration the paradigm shift from Goal-Consciousness to Growth-Consciousness.
How are they different?
1. Goal-Consciousness focuses on a destination whereas Growth-Consciousness focuses on the journey.
2. Goal-Consciousness stops when the goal is reached, but Growth-Consciousness keeps you growing past the goal.
3. Goal-Consciousness is seasonal or temporary; Growth-Consciousness is a lifelong pursuit.
4. Goals challenge us, while Growth changes us.
5. Goals motivate us and others, but Growth Matures us and others.
One mindset is about something you accomplish; the other about someone you become.
Make a commitment to grow intentionally. It’s absolutely worth it.
At the end of each year, I take inventory and evaluate how I did against the goals I set at the beginning of that year. I learned from a mentor the 4-step magic of Plan, Do, Check, Adjust. I repeat that cycle at varying levels of intensity with weekly, monthly and annual targets.
Often out of that year-end process will emerge a word or concept that I feel led to focus on in the year ahead. My word this year is DECLARATION.
I have observed a different 4-step process to this point.
One leads to the other. Hearing leads to believing. You can believe quietly for a while, but if you keep on hearing and hearing, then belief fills up and overflows from your lips. The force and emotion of the overflow is the difference between confessing and declaring. I have for a few years now been confessing promises I hold on to, repeating them quietly and almost apologetically as if to reassure myself. Eventually belief reaches another critical tipping point. I now find myself declaring God’s promises with motion and emotion.
A higher degree of urgency, on a platform of deeper trust. Now more fully assured of His goodness I speak with greater authority from a place of larger calm.
I must thank my friend Becky George for sharing this video tool with me. In my encounter with this video, I went through the 4 stages, just more quickly. As I listened, belief grew until I quietly read along with the video. These days I’m on my feet, reading loudly and much faster than the video, declaring entire sections from memory, gesturing with my arms, eyes flashing…
I don’t blog much, pronounced “at all,” anymore, because I’m too busy living life to sit down and write about it.
Wait, that’s not entirely true. I don’t have time to sit and write the perfect, well-thought-out, highly-impacting, carefully-crafted piece that I would like to deliver. So instead I write nothing, since it can’t be perfectly planned and executed with brilliance. Does that ever stop you? Can’t do it perfectly so you don’t do it at all?
My challenge to myself this year is to stop and share an insight in the most polished form that I can muster inside of 10 minutes. The point is that even an unfinished thought expressed carries more power than a perfect thought unfired.
This is taking me to a song I learned when I was but a wee lad (who says that?). I think this off-the-cuff writing may reveal far too much about me, and now it is too late — the ship has sailed, the train is rolling.
Here’s that song that I learned over 30 years ago, and it made such an impression that 3 decades later I don’t need to look up the lyric, it’s still written on my heart:
Brighten the Corner
Do not wait until some deeds of greatness you may do
I just finished reading a book that one of my mentors assigned to me. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. It’s almost 11pm and my body is tired, but my mind is fired up! I’m thinking about what 2017 will hold for me and my teams.
Near the end of the book, in chapter 15, Hill describes the 6 basic Fears:
The fear of POVERTY
The fear of CRITICISM
The fear of ILL HEALTH
The fear of LOSS OF LOVE OF SOMEONE
The fear of OLD AGE
The fear of DEATH
As he goes on to highlight some of the symptoms of these basic fears, I see the traces and footholds of fears I had not previously recognized. Once the light is shone upon a fear, you are now empowered with the choice to allow that fear a continued grip on your life-force, or you may eradicate it with the application of truth.
It is time that I must rest for the adventures of tomorrow, but I would not be surprised if I experience and remember vivid dreams this evening. I cannot wait to set about the work of freedom that comes with the dawn.
Today is the 7th Mensiversary of our marriage, and I am pleased to have married my best friend. The Alliance is strong and we are in for an abundant 2017, God willing. I believe Him to be, quite so.
God rest ye, Merry Gentlemen. Let nothing you dismay!
Network marketing isn’t easy. It’s a simple concept but it takes time and tenacity to win in this business. You have to grow and change in order to rise and inspire. I love who I have become in the last two years!
I am a husband, a father, and a network marketing professional. I am putting in the work and I am learning skills that allow me to call greatness out of myself and other people.
Never stop learning; never stop growing.
Be more so you can share more. There is so much in me that I want to share with the world. I love photography, and cooking, and travel, and my wife and kids, and meeting people, and music, and reading. There’s so much to experience, when you have the time and the money to enjoy it.
Zurvita is my opportunity to have that freedom. We are close to that goal, we are moving steadily in the direction of our dreams. You have to take ownership of the opportunity that is yours. Own it, and go to work!
I love what the Cannon family is able to do because of the network marketing industry. That’s gonna be us, the Fleary Family:
Joy, Love, Music, Hope — We did not come here to just survive