The activity you're most avoiding contains your biggest opportunity.
Gratitude drives happiness. Happiness boosts Productivity. Productivity reveals mastery. And mastery inspires the world.
An addiction to distraction is the end of your creative production.
A leadership culture is one where everyone thinks like an owner, a CEO or a managing director. It's one where everyone is entrepreneurial and proactive.
Leadership is a mindset that shifts from being a victim to creating results. Any one of us can demonstrate leadership in our work and within our lives.
The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection.
Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.
Push YOURSELF to the edge of YOUR limits. That's how they expand.
Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.
Leadership is no longer about your position. It's now more about your passion for excellence and making a difference. You can lead without a title.
Leadership distilled down to 3 words: Make a difference.
There's staggering power in leaving the world and heading out into some solitude for at least an hour every day.
Make the time to be alone. Your best ideas live within solitude.
Obstacles are the cost of greatness.
Being humble is cooler than being famous.
The fears you run from run to you.
Silence your critics. Ignore your haters. Delete your cynics.
Simplicity is the trademark of genius.
The secret to genius is not genetics but daily practice married with relentless perseverance.
Forgiveness isn't approving what happened. It's choosing to rise above it.
Humility wins. Love conquers.
Arrogance repels. Humility inspires.
Mastery begins with humility.
Success is ever so dangerous. Once you rise to success, it's so easy to stop doing the things that made you successful.
I buy a lot of books I never read. But that's not really a waste, since all it takes is one idea from even one book to radically reshape the way a person leads, thinks and lives.
The difference between a remarkable life and a mediocre one is not nearly as large as you might imagine. Nope, we all pretty much start out with the same raw stuff.
I wish for a world where success is measured not by what we take nor by what we get. Just by what we give. And who we become.
The best do sweat the small stuff. They get the seemingly insignificant details right. They have the discipline to shine at the baby things which they get gives birth to spectacular giant things.
Each of us, every day, through the jobs we do, are offered a shot at greatness, an opportunity to reach immortality.
The people you can't stand can actually transform your life. And help you become happier, healthier, and more successful.
The fears you run away from run toward you. The fears you don't own will own you. But behind every fear wall lives a precious treasure.
Don't always be so reasonable and practical and sensible that you refuse to seize glorious opportunities when they show up and push the envelope as to what's possible for you.
People want to be a part of an organization that lets them be fully alive and bring their gifts to work. People really do want to be engaged and feel proud of their contribution.
Being productive at your craft is important. Being productive in your devotion to grow as a human is essential.
If you've tried everything possible to get an outcome, and it just hasn't worked out as planned, stop trying so hard. Relax. Maybe the timing's not right. Maybe it wasn't in your best interests. Maybe while one door seems to be closing, another is opening.
You need to give to get. Give support to get it. Give praise to receive it. Give your best to get your wishes. Give more love to be beloved. Give to get.
The true leader -- the genuine world-builder -- lives to the point. Acutely concentrated on the few high priorities that will deliver the life of their greatest aspirations. At the end.
You can stay angry at someone who hurt you. Or you can get busy doing your visions and changing our world. But you don't get to do both.
I bought my own home in 2004. It's a sanctuary for my family and a place of peace and calm. It's key for anyone committed to leadership and success to avoid the noise and focus on their best opportunities.
True, foolish risks can lead to difficult consequences. But having said that, don't be so scared of failure and disappointment that you fail to dream.
I adore India, its culture, and all the beauty of the nation. My father is from Jammu, and he's had a profound influence on my mindset and way of being.
Delegate to others who have strengths where you don't. But sometimes, you just need to be the one to drive the change when everyone else is waiting for someone else to take the first step. To me, that's courage in action.
Forgiveness isn't just a blessing you deliver to another human being. Forgiveness is also a gift you give yourself.
We are built to love. Have the bravery to open the heart you have contracted from life's disappointments. This is how the heroes roll.
The vast masterpieces of art, business, science, and humanity were not constructed by practical people.
One of the core organizing principles of my life is that success comes through a delicate balance between making things happen and letting things happen.
Top athletes understand that to play at their best, they must alternate periods of intense performance with periods of strategic renewal.
One of my weaknesses is impatience. I just have this aching need to get great things done. Can't stand slow change.
No one wants to fail. So most of us don't even try. Sad. We don't even take that first step to improve our health or to deepen our working relationships or to realize a dream.
I get so many big ideas while I'm running and such clarity while I'm lifting weights. And staying fit keeps me happy and positive.
Exercising will make you look better, feel stronger, and fill you with boundless energy. Staying fit will even make you happier.
My best investment, as cliched as this sounds, is the money I've spent developing myself, via books, workshops and coaching. Leadership begins within, and to have a better career, start by building a better you.
Most of us are cut from the same cloth. We all can be a hero if we choose. And it just isn't that hard.
Your billion-dollar ideas don't show up in the middle of dramatic distraction. They show up when you have the business and personal discipline to make space for your creative mind to flourish.
I write in a journal daily. This extraordinary ritual has revolutionised my mindset, transformed my heartset, and generally influenced my life exponentially.
I'm pretty conservative. I believe that buying good quality is a good investment. I buy fewer things but of better quality.
No matter how busy I get or how much pressure is on my shoulders, a good workout makes me feel at ease. I come off the treadmill feeling relaxed, full of joy and with a sense of perspective over the issues on my plate.
I'm an evangelist for the idea of being ultrafit if you want to be the best of breed. Getting into world-class physical condition is one of the smartest moves you can make.
I believe it's strikingly important to remember that when you know better, you can do better. With higher levels of awareness, you can make smarter choices. And the more clarity you get as to who you want to become, the quicker you can start making the choices need to get you there.
Three hours of focused time on the projects that will really add value and uplift your career are so much better than 10 hours where you are constantly being interrupted and taken off your focus.
I've found I get big things done when I'm on airplanes or in hotel rooms. It's a total needle-mover to book a fantastic room in a place you adore and then put the 'do not disturb' on the phone and door for a week.
Just imagine how fast, innovative and excellent your business will be once every single teammate -- from the janitor to the executive -- begins to see themselves as the CEO of their own area of responsibility.
Please remember that as you become a more extraordinary human being, every element of your outer world must change accordingly. Just has to. So the more remarkable you become, the more remarkable will be the professional and personal life you'll create.
Most people in business and within their personal lives move towards complexity. More To Dos. More projects. More products. More meetings. More possessions. More goals. The best -- I suggest to you -- move in the opposite direction.
I'm not one of those New Age types that believe 'it's all meant to be' and that our lives have been scripted by an invisible hand.
There is a new model of leadership in the world that rides on the premise that every single person in the organisation can be a leader. Titles are important for structure and order, but real power does not come from titles.
Would you rather live your life according to the approval of others or aligned with your truth and your dreams?
Victims recite problems. Leaders develop solutions. That might seem like common sense, but common sense is rarely common practice.
Questions matter. In business, remarkable performers are brilliant at getting to the right question: the one that speeds them to the place they need to get to and offers them the missing piece they need to find.
One of the fastest ways to find the solution to an issue or challenge you are facing is to ask the right questions.
Epic production has less to do with your willpower and more to do with the routines you install. Get those right, and you'll enjoy exponential results automatically.
Simple idea with powerful consequences: everyone who intersects your life knows something you don't.
So many amongst us live in the past rather than loving the present and building a brilliant future. Some people stay stuck for years over something they did or a failure they've experienced. Sad. A life is a terrible thing to waste.
As we produce work that becomes pure poetry, we impact and influence our teammates, we wow our suppliers, we inspire customers and strangers. And we lead our industry.
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