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Are You Betting on Yourself?

How does your future look? Are you betting on yourself? Are you taking control of your future or are you letting others control it?

In March of this year, Aaron Judge, the New York Yankee’s outfielder, faced a weighty decision about his future. He was entering the final year of his contract with the Yankees, and the team offered him a 7-year extension worth $213.5 million (that’s about $30M a year), or a 60% pay raise from his current salary. Judge turned it down and took a big risk; he bet on himself, he bet on his skills and abilities, and he bet on his confidence that he would have a great year and get an even bigger offer at the end of the season.

Well, for Judge, it worked out as planned. He had a tremendous year and is set up to possibly be the highest-paid professional baseball player.

This whole situation made me think about if I am betting on myself and my future. Would I sign a contract that would give me a 60% increase in my income or would I pass it up and...

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6 Ways Great Leaders Deal with Challenges to Retain Customers

Uncategorized Mar 31, 2019
A while back as I was getting my car serviced, I learned 6 valuable lessons about how to make your customers (or clients) happy, even when things go terribly wrong. I’ll save you all the details of the situation, but a job that was supposed to take 30 minutes ended up taking 7 hours. Through the 7-hour long process I dealt with two managers; the first manager avoided me at all costs, and the second manager stepped up and met the challenge head-on—he was a true “leader.” By watching this leader, I learned six valuable lessons that can pay huge dividends with your customers if you follow them.
1. Face-to-Face Conversation
The second manager—let’s call him the “leader”—arrived at work about 5 hours after this ordeal began. However, the first thing he did was find me and talk to me, face-to-face! He knew the situation was very ugly and it became his immediate priority. Unlike how the first manager spent 5 hours avoiding me,...
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Leadership Vision – Chicken, Egg and Goals

Hello Leaders! Well, I just finished up a weeks worth of podcasts where I talked about vision. Vision is so important for everyone, especially leaders. Vision helps you get clarity, find your purpose, achieve your goals, and get more focused on your daily tasks, … and to push you to achieve things you may have only dreamt about.
This is a quick summary of what I talked about in episode #295 of Run To Your Leadership Challenges, and I hope it makes you think a little differently about how closely connected your dreams, goals and vision are.
So have you ever heard the phrase “What comes first, the chicken or the egg?”… Well, I want to explain how Goals and Vision (and dreams) can ask a similar question.
How would you answer the question: What comes first, the goals (and dreams) or the vision?
Many people would automatically say the vision comes before the goals, and I would agree with them; however,
  • What if you don’t have a clear...
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