5 Steps to Gain and Keep the Trust of Others!

People will follow you to the extent they TRUST you.

Trust is a sacred gift. When people give you their trust you, they are presenting you with a piece of their heart. Treat it that way! Why? You’ll need it to accomplish anything great. In the words of the top leadership researchers: TRUST REIGNS!

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Did You Just Call Me a Loser? Yes!

Getting the tools you need to be a champion

This week’s video is filmed inside the shed at a garden. Yep! That’s how far I’ll go to prove a point. “OK, Robster, so what’s your point?” My point is that winners access the tools that they need to be successful.

Success lives right upstairs—and there is no elevator.

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Want Your Life To Go From Good To Great? Remove These 3 Things!

The first two make sense, but the 3rd one is the game changer

Last week, taking research from Henry Cloud’s book Necessary Endings, we talked about preparing the soil of your life. We’re upping the ante this week with some very practical research telling you exactly what you need to prune in order to go from Good to Great.

“Wait, Robster. Did you say, Good to Great? Like the title of the book?”

Yes! And as a special gift, this week’s free download is the 10-page executive summary of Good to Great, by Jim Collins!
Because the 3rd (and most painful) area that needs to be pruned, has everything to do with moving from good to great in your life.

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Preparing the Ground For Future Growth

Encouragement straight from the garden!

Your life is like a garden. Seriously–it’s a great analogy. A few areas are probably flourishing and other parts have a tangled mess of weeds!

Ask yourself:

  • What is using up needed resources but not providing fruit?
  • Where do I need to apply the social weed killer to get rid of something?
  • How can I fertilize the areas of my life that are growing but need more attention?
  • What seeds do I need to plant so they can bear fruit in the future? Where do I need to make additional room for those seeds?

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“Want To” versus “Have To”

As desire goes up, so does quality!

In a previous post, we talked about how people perform so much better when you can tap into their “want to” vs “have to” (by encouragement). If you get great volunteers working in their area of giftedness, you’ve got a winning proposition!

But how do you do that in the office? How do you get a great attitude and the motivation to go the extra mile?

The answer is that you must empower people in a specific way. Not just giving them the responsibility, but giving them a particular kind of authority that they will need to perform at their best.

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