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Thought for the day:  Your biggest failure in business or personally is your ticket to your biggest success. In other words, you can turn any failure around and transform it into a Win!

If you think back to the beginning of your business, for a lot of us, we can attribute our greatest success to a failure, mistake or something that didn’t work well. And what we did to combat that failure was we took action to turn it around 180 degrees and make it a Win instead!

So identify your failure, figure out what the opposite of your failure is, and then create Success out of it.

Send us your overcoming success story. We’d love to be inspired by you!!!


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Have you ever thought about the impossibility of pulling a rabbit out of a hat?

Today I want to talk about something that you do every day in your business, and it’s one of the main reasons why I love working with business owners and entrepreneurs.

This something is called the “impossible” or in the case of the rabbit in the hat trick — magic!

Do you ever think about how you figure out and overcome what seems like impossible situations and yet you continue to find solutions?

Like I said earlier, how do you pull the rabbit out of the hat to find a solution, find a “way around”, find a transformation, or just be creative?

This is the genius that I know that you have in you — the genius that all business owners, entrepreneurs, and CEOs have to have to be successful.

It’s a life skill that nobody else talks about. It seems like magic or impossible, but yet, as you succeed and your business grows and expands, you do this more and more frequently.

So today I just want to say WOW! It’s amazing how you’ve pulled the rabbit out of the hat again, not only yesterday and today, but you’ll do the same thing in the future too! This is really who you are — the creative genius who can make something out of nothing, creating great value, solutions and transformation in the marketplace.

Kudos to you for pulling the rabbit out of the hat today. Tell us your impossible story.


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We’ve learned in coaching over the last several years that there is one common trait that all successful business owners have. Do you want to know what that is?

The trait I’m talking about is OPTIMISM!

Ask yourself these questions and see where you are:

How optimistic are you in the face of fear, doubt, procrastination, uncertainty and then facing that reality?

Can you still be optimistic when you face the reality of a setback? Are you still optimistic when you face the reality of something coming at you that you have no idea how to handle or move forward with? How do you deal with that?

What we see over and over in our clients that are successful and moving forward is they are optimistic even when they don’t have an answer yet.

They’re optimistic:

  • that it will work out;
  • that they will figure it out;
  • that their team will figure it out; and
  • that they’ll make a way forward no matter what.

So where’s your level of optimism?

Is it a one?

Is it a 10?

Also, what’s fueling your optimism?

What are you doing to purposely daily fuel the optimism about the future?

There may be things in your life that you need to get rid of in your life once you realize it is actually draining your optimism tank.

For example, you need to be aware of what you’re reading, what you’re watching, who you’re spending time with. Are these people or things building up your optimism so that you can deal with the difficulties to come and turn those into great opportunities? Or, is what you are doing pulling you down and draining you?

So that’s the thought for today. You can learn more about us at www.confidencecoach.org or check us out on YouTube.


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We like to take our clients from the very beginning of our relationship and have them focus on the future.

Because we know that all the “Good Stuff” in our life is in the future — this is what we need to focus on in our minds, in our hearts and in our souls.

All of our mistakes, failures, and setbacks are in the past.

So today I want you to focus on what the future is.

What’s positive that’s out in front of you?

What can you do, how can you live, and how can you operate your business when you are focused on the positive in the future?

What is out in front of you and positive is always the best future for you and your business.

Feel free to schedule a free catalytic conversation so we can help you create your best future today.


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Today I want talk about and thank all the people that have told you and me over and over that we can’t do this; that we can’t be successful in our business; that we’ll never make it.

Hopefully you’ve kept a list or have a memory of who those people are.

Quite frankly, I find them inspiring!

When I start to get fatigued or it gets hard or it seems to be taking longer than I think it should for the results that I want to get, I always think back to those people.

I always try to recall their words and the sentiment of them saying this is impossible, you’ll never be able to be anything or do anything or build a business or have success in your life.

And I live off the energy of those people.

I don’t have a lot of them in my life anymore.

I wish I did, but I know you do, so I want you to go back and think about them. Let their disbelief inspire you to dream bigger, to work harder, to put more into yourself, into your business to win bigger in the future. Then let us know about it.

Yes, I say thank you to those people! It’s exciting to see the amount of motivation that they can give us in our life.

Make it a great day.


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Well, we are way into 2019 and I want to talk to you about the goals that you set for 2019 for your business and your personal life. I want to throw a challenge out to you.

Think about your goals that you set for this year. Hopefully you don’t just have them rattling around in your head but you wrote them down either before 2018 ended or at the beginning of 2019.  

I want you to do a little re-evaluation on your goals and think about setting them much higher for 2019 than you had first thought about. Why I say this is because of the theory that if we shoot for the stars and we miss them, we still accomplish a pretty amazing thing!

So my challenge for you is to think about your goals. If you have them written down, revise them, set them higher, double them, triple them, 10x times them. And then see what that does for your thinking and creativity. See what that does for your inspiration as you look at 2019 as being the best year in your business, in your personal life, accomplishing more than you have ever accomplished. But in order to do this, you have to stretch yourself out there and reach for the stars and see where you end up.

Where you end up is going to surprise you, and it’s going to make 2019 an amazing year.

Share with us what some of your goals are for 2019!

Make it a great day.


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Today I want to talk about profits. Profits seem to always be at the top of your mind if you are in business. It’s one of the most important numbers.

Think about profits, not only in your numbers and your financials, but also start thinking about how you “profit” from mistakes that have happened in your business.

How do you profit from setbacks that have happened in your business?

How do you profit from losing customers or clients in your business?

How do you turn this around and learn from things that happen?

How do you turn them into ways in the future that will actually generate cash profits in your business?

Don’t shy away from your mistakes by not talking about them or really addressing them. However, instead of focusing on the negative aspects of a mistake, I want you to create a learning lab. Admit what went wrong or didn’t work but use this as motivation to change things for the next time.

Ask what CAN we learn from this?

What DID work?

Because there are always things that you DID DO RIGHT. Focus on what worked; what went right; how can we make things even better; what will we do different next time; what needs to be changed, fixed, updated?

You could be missing out on some great opportunities here. Because it’s the easiest thing to do, every business owner I know asks what went wrong last month, last quarter, last year.

Turn it around. Phrase things in the positive — here’s what we are going to do. Here are the things we are going to work on.

Think about it from the standpoint of positive outlook leads to positive future profits in your business — whether it be future benefits, future revenue, or future better client/customer experience.

How can we profit from mistakes or setbacks? How do we profit from a product that flops or a service that doesn’t work? How do we profit from customers leaving us? Can we actually get more from a customer leaving than a customer staying?

My answer to you is “Yes”!

Because I would argue that depending on how you look at the situation, you can profit by seeing what worked and how you can do better the next time.

Your future is huge if you change your perspective about profiting. If you need help in this area reach out to us and schedule a free consultation sometime.


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I like to focus on the positive, but if you’ve ever made a mistake in your business in the last month, quarter or year, you know how hard it is to stay positive sometimes. Here’s a way that I have learned to think about mistakes in a manner that will affect your future so that you can learn from it.

In last week’s blog I said there was Learning or Winning Only!! If you’ve ever made a mistake though, think of it in terms of part of the “learning” process. Think of mistakes as the tuition that we pay as business owners. It’s the entrance fee or tuition we pay for learning.

We can learn how to win the next time we run across the same situation. If you look at mistakes as the tuition for your future greatness, it is an opportunity for you to continue to learn, win and grow.

To learn more about what we do take a look at our website, leave a message if you have questions or subscribe to us on YouTube.


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There is a cycle that I like to call “Learning or Winning.” If you keep repeating this cycle, you will always come out ahead and succeed as a business owner or entrepreneur.

If you recognize that something hasn’t worked in a particular situation, then you are already in the learning phase. You begin to try something else to see if you will have better results next time. This is called the learning stage.

You are learning from the past and then move on to try and implement something new so that you get a better result and this leads to the winning stage.

As it happens, even when you get to the winning stage, you sometimes have setbacks and find yourself back to the learning stage again.

This is the learning or winning process.

But it has to start with every day in every situation asking:

  • What went wrong?
  • What can we learn from this?
  • How can we get better to win bigger next time?

And then making those changes as fast as you can — and then doing it again and again and again.

To quote Nelson Mandela: “I never lose. I either win or learn.”

If everybody in your company applied this mindset of asking these three questions, it would make your business more valuable, you would serve your customers better, and you’d be creating a better future for everyone you come into contact with.

To learn more about what we do check us out at our website or schedule a free catalytic conversation


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Today the question I want to ask you is do you consider yourself an underdog?

Do you consider yourself an underdog because somebody else has labeled you this?

Or, have you labeled yourself as an underdog — as somebody that could never do anything; that could never be a success, could never win, could never have a big life?

If you have, use being called an underdog to inspire and energize yourself!!

Everybody roots for the underdog because we want him to come out on top. Be that overcomer, that achiever — learn and win!

I’ve been an underdog since first grade — so basically my whole life since I’m 59 now! I have learned to use this as motivation to overcome. You can do this too. Instead of being down, look up and keep going.

Learn from this experience of being an underdog and never give up.

Use it as motivation to overcome, to learn and then you are headed in the right direction towards Winning!

It’s all a matter of attitude and how we see ourselves.

You are valuable.

You matter.

You are important and you have things to share with the world that only you can do.

Be all that you are made to be.

So get in touch with your underdog right now. Think about those people that have said to you — “You’ll never make it.” “You’ll never be somebody.” “You’ll never be a success.” “This will never work.”

Go back and revisit those emotions of being an underdog and instead of feeling down, let yourself get energized by this. Then turn that energy into actions that will create winning and success for you — both personally and professionally.

If you need some encouragement on how to overcome being an underdog reach out and schedule a free consultation or send me an email and we can set up a time to talk. I’d love to help you in this area.


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