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If you have been in a leadership role for any amount of time you should realize by now that there is no efficient way in which you can create significant change alone. You may have some fantastic ideas and even build momentum in executing the initial steps of your plans, but you need other like-minded people to come together in order to see great things through to completion. This group of individuals is central to your success in making lasting positive change in our culture. Great leaders understand that they CAN’T do it alone.

FullSizeRender-1.jpgPut everything but these words out of your mind for just a moment. Get rid of any thoughts of work, projects at home, hopes, dreams, and side-hustles. Resist the urge to skim these lines. Focus for just a few moments. I would like for you to stop and ask yourself a question.

Are you ready?

Mind clear?

Okay, here it is.

Last week I learned the meaning of Benjamin Franklin’s quote “One today is worth two tomorrows.”. Well, I suppose it was more like getting hit by a freight train than a simple lesson learned. Here’s what happened:


How did you first know that you were leadership material?

I’m not asking about when you first thought you wanted to be the boss or when you realized you wanted to direct people to be the best that they could be.

I want you to pinpoint in your mind EXACTLY when you KNEW that you were cut out for it.

I’ll tell you about my moment. It really wasn’t anything too


“Ambition beats genius 99% of the time.” -Jay Leno
What is the defining factor that sets the most successful among us apart from the rest? Some might say that the winners of the proverbial rat race are lucky. Others may claim that those who seem to have reached their dreams are really great with people. Still, more

Some people just want to be at the top of the food chain.

Do you remember Spelling and Reading class in elementary school? I do. It was one of my favorite subjects. My least favorite was math (I still hate math).

In Spelling and Reading the teacher would write one of our weekly vocabulary words on the board and call out someone to tell the rest of us the definition. Most kids hated this, but not me. I have always enjoyed expanding my vocabulary.

So here’s today’s vocabulary word, Success. Let’s look at the

 “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” -Rosa Parks

What is it that you want right now? There is an abundance of time, money, and notoriety out there for you to go and take if you have the work ethic or right idea, so why aren’t you quitting your job right now and doing what you have always dreamed of being able to do?