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Status Quo Mindset

February 29th, 2012

24 hours a day… 365 days a year. That’s the time we have to accomplish everything we want and need in a year. That is the status quo of time. What would you do with an extra 24 hours?

Have you ever said you wish you had more time? Of course, we all have. With Leap Day, you have been given 24 hours that you did not have last year and will not have next year. Wow, what are you going to do with your 24 hours?
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Inner Strength of Resilient Mindset

May 30th, 2011

When your job is eliminated or you find out that the project you have spent the last 6 months on is being shelved, what is your reaction? And for how long? Do you regroup and move forward quickly or do you spin around with blame and fear?

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Collaboration Mindset

February 21st, 2011

Is competition required in today’s business environment or is it time to embrace collaboration? Competition is about winning by defeating someone else; collaboration is about working together to create something. Which are you engaged in daily? Which would you rather be engaged in?

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New Year – New Start Mindset

December 31st, 2010

Welcome to the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011! Great time to reflect and plan. What did you accomplish in 2010? What did you learn new? What did you let go off? What did you want to experience yet did not in 2010? And, what do you want to be different in 2011?

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Skillset verses Mindset

May 27th, 2010

In your opinion, is there more impact on success from skillset or mindset? Can you be successful with a low skillset and a great mindset? Or a high skillset and a challenging mindset?  What can guarantee success?

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Mindset created from Name

April 29th, 2010

It seems that just hearing a name for something often activates our mindset about the named item. Assumptions are made; judgements are made; likes and dislikes are established… even before fully understanding the named item. For example, I was recently given a plant that is known as a Chicken Gizzard plant. Wow, now that’s a name that stirs up some assumptions…

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Money Mindset

April 7th, 2010

What would occur if you increase your income significantly?  Such as $1 million, $10 million or more? Certainly you would purchase some things, invest some and ensure that it lasts through the rest of your life… right?

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Mindset verses skill set

July 15th, 2009

Since this blog is focused with the Power of Mindset, I thought it appropriate to express how Mindset is different from skill set.

What is the definition of Mindset? According to Dictionary.com, there are several:

— noun

1. an Attitude, disposition, or mood
2. an Intention or inclination
3. a fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations.


What is the definition of skill set? According to a Google search, skill set is a combination of words and is not in Dictionary.com as a single word. Further research revealed:

— noun
1. The skills needed to accomplish a specified task or perform a given function.

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Power of Mindset

July 9th, 2009

Welcome to this blog about the Power of Mindset.

Why do a blog about Mindset? In the last 20 years of my personal leadership consulting, an individual’s mindset has consistently been a critical aspect of their success. Often they had the skill set needed for success yet they were not applying what they knew or they behaved in such a way that they sabotaged their progress.

I view mindset as the current frontier of ensuring success. Sure it has been referenced, discussed and approached in various ways over the years. However, what I have observed is that it is often reported that changing a mindset is a hard and difficult process. I agree IF you continue to approach changing a mindset through traditional methods. There are current processes that allow for simple, quick and sustainable change.

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