Build Your Wings On The Way

build-your-wingsWhat does jump off a cliff and build your wings on the way down mean to you?

Seriously, think about this for a moment. Maybe you go right to the comments section now and write down what this means to you.

For me it means you stretch, you take a risk and you realize and understand going in you do not have ALL OF THE ANSWERS.

You jump. You need to figure it out and fast.

One thing this does is that it helps you ignore distractions. You feel the earth coming to meet you quickly, all of a sudden some things you thought were important for you to focus on, are not that important for you to focus on any longer.

One of my mentors and good friend Paul Martinelli often says, “You must suspend the requirement of knowing how!”

Yes that’s right you are being called out. You know what happens. An idea pops into your head or you come across a great business angle or concept. Your first thought is, “Wow, I need to write this down, this is a really good idea (concept) .” Then it happens, “Wait a second, How am I going to…” and then, “How am I going to…”.

Are you a risk taker, do you ever stretch yourself? Or do you enjoy safe? “Let’s be happy with where we are and what we have.” This is not about judgment. This is not to say which approach is right or which approach is wrong. It is to say if you want to grow you have to stretch. In order to stretch you have to take risks. In order to take risks “you must suspend the requirement of knowing how” as Paul Martinelli says.

For me right now my stretch is hosting my own event coming up on October 10, 2014 in Stamford, CT.  You will hear more about the event soon. It is a day about leadership, influence and communication. Why is this a stretch for me? It is my first event which is being hosted by me other than my wedding. My wedding was planned by my bride-to-be.

My main contribution was to go try on my tuxedo right after returning from a voyage to and from India on a U.S. Merchant Ship. A story for another day. The point is the wedding was not planned by me. Now there is my own event and the responsibility to find sponsors, speakers, sell tickets, orchestrate the day. My cliff is behind me while my wings are being built on the way. Tell me your story.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

Business Success Tip: When an Opportunity Presents Itself – It Is Too Late To Prepare

My friend, John C. Maxwell, mentioned to me the other day, “when an opportunity presents itself, it is too late to prepare.” John is a master at saying so much with few words. You must invest the time, the effort, the money, and constantly grow your knowledge base to be ready.

There are so many people who attend a workshop or study a course, and weeks later the binders, the materials, the notes and the contacts are virtually forgotten. The binders are on the shelf next to last year’s binder. The materials are labeled and then boxed or filed.
The notes are left on a hotel room table or on the flight home. The contacts met are not nourished into new relationships.

You must, with intention, set into action a number of steps to continue along the path of success and to flourish in your growth. Consider the quote from John C. Maxwell and take his tip to heart. Determine how to apply this action to your business.

Another tip is to share your new experience with others, specifically in your networking. When it is the appropriate time for you to share a few words about yourself in conversation, discuss the workshop, the course, and the areas of growth you have recently achieved. The key point is – add the exact way you will utilize this newly acquired information to serve your clients with more value, “To serve your clients with more value”. Consider what this statement means to the person who is listening and hearing what you said. You are the type of person who is willing to take the time and the effort, and you invest in yourself to grow your knowledge base in order to provide your clients with greater value. This is a valuable differentiator and a memorable one.

You will have created the reason that you stand out and apart from others in your field.

Are you ready to put into action your newly acquired knowledge and your personal and business growth? You want an expert to assist you in the process as a sounding board and a second set of eyes or a trusted advisor? Contact Mitch Tublin today

Flowers Need To be Watered How About You And Your Business

Relax, Renew and Grow is my theme for writing this month.

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Here is one of my challenges – this summer, more than any other summer, in my recent memory, there are more quality networking events and gatherings during the summer months of July and August.

My calendar is filling up so quickly I must set aside time this weekend and plan when the time for Relax, Renew and Grow will take place this month! How about you?  Are you filling up your calendar this summer with work first or your Relax, Renew and Grow time first?

If you are not able to turn ‘it’ off ever to Relax, Renew and Grow it is time to book your first call with Executive Coach Mitch Tublin to do just that for yourself.

Go to and let Mitch know why you want to meet.