Resume Virtues vs. Eulogy Virtues

How do you want to be remembered?  Would you rather be known for the business deals you brokered and the fame you amassed or the people you helped and relationships you had?   David Brooks, in an editorial titled “The Moral Bucket List,” developed the concept that there are “two sets of virtues, the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace. The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral.”   Both types of virtues are important and worth pursuing and honing, but only eulogy virtues have any lasting value and legacy.  Developing résumé virtues is fairly straightforward.  You read more books, you practice, you develop skills & you get more education.  But the development of eulogy virtues is not as clear-cut.  It involves a lifetime of making good decisions and prioritizing things of lasting value.
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Reverse Your Goals in 2016

As you set goals for 2016, try to reverse the process. Most people set goals in this order: Have – Do – Be. We usually think about what do I want to have? (A new car, more $, etc…) then what do I need to do to have it? Then what will I Be as a result? The answer is usually, then I’ll be happy. The problem is that things don’t make you happy and most things come as a result of who you are. So reverse the process & focus on becoming. Set goals in reverse: Be – Do – Have What do you want/need to become? What are the attributes you need to develop? In what areas do you want to improve? Then establish the steps you need to do to become. Then what will you have as a result. Jim Rohn taught that “For things to change
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3 Things Service Does For You

At this time of year many people are service oriented and look for ways to make a difference for others. It is one of the reasons I love the holiday season. And although service is about helping the other person, providing service is truly reciprocal. Here are three ways service also serves the server. Service Makes You Happier When I was in high school, I decided that our DECA club needed to do something that brought us together and provided service. As we discussed it, one of the girls suggested we provide Christmas for a family who needed it. We all got on board, soliciting donations, money, and food. With a monumental effort, we showed up Christmas Eve at the front door of a tiny home in downtown Denver with three SUV’s packed full of Christmas. We had toys, candy and clothes for the four kids, food to fill their
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My Gift: Goal Achievement Ebook

As we are about to begin the New Year I hope you are giving some thought to the goals that you want to achieve in 2013. To help you have the greatest year of your life, I wanted to give you a free copy of my ebook – Goal Achievement. This ebook will walk you step-by-step through the process of setting and achieving true goals. This system has worked for me and thousands of others I have taught – it will work for you too if you follow it and follow through. Here is the link – http://leadershipinc.com/downloads/promotional/Goal_ebook.pdf
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Choose Your Word For The Year

As you are setting your new years resolutions – I want to share a practice with you that I have found to be effective for me. This is the introduction to my book – The Power of Influence, where I explain the practice of how to choose your word for the year – Enjoy – Introduction As the New Year approaches I enjoy spending time reviewing my goals and my progress from the previous twelve months and setting goals for the next. I look at my life in four parts: Physical, mental, emotional & spiritual. I set goals in each. I think about what I want to be in each category, why I want it and how I am going to achieve it. It is one of my favorite times of the year. Four years ago, I added something different to my goal setting session. I decided to choose a
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Make 2012 Your Best Year

I don’t know about you – but I am excited for 2012. This is going to be a year of achievement and I want to help you make it your best year! I am going to do a special coaching call for 50 people next week that will walk you step by step through my goal achievement process. I have shared this process around the world with thousands of people and if you want to move past new years resolutions and learn to set and achieve goals – I want to help you. To participate – go to http://bit.ly/v5KXd7 and purchase my Goal Achievement Ebook. This will qualify you for a group coaching call that will take place on Thursday January 5th at 7pm MST. You will also get a recording of the call if you can’t be on live or to listen to again and again. This call is
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True Goals for New Years Resolutions

As New Years fast approaches I’m sure everyone has given thought to their New Years Resolutions. What do you want to be, do and have in 2010? I believe that New Years Resolutions don’t work unless you set True Goals – goals that have everything you need to be able to achieve them. I wanted to share a quick outline on how to make a True Goal with the hope that your New Years Resolutions this year will result in making 2010 the best year of your life. Here goes – A True Goal needs three things: Vision, Mission, and Strategy Vision Provides a Picture – answering What? Mission Provides Purpose – answering Why? Strategy Provides a Plan – answering How? A true goal requires that you identify what you want, feel a deep sense of why you want it and then develop a plan as to how you will
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