Mothers Lead The Way Every Single Day

Mother's Lead The Way Every Single DayThere is no discussion, no question and hopefully no issue that each of us has a Mother. If she has passed on it is my sincere hope you have fond and loving memories of her. If your Mother is alive today my wish for you is that you are able to give her a warm hug and kiss and tell her how much she means to you and that you love her dearly.

The love of a Mother for her children is never questioned. There is an assumption based upon actions, that a Mother would do almost anything for her children. The majority of children, at some point, do recognize this devotion by their Mom to them. A child will stand up for and protect their Mother. When a Mother is in need the child will give up almost anything to be there and to help out.

One story which comes to mind is about Kevin Ollie who became the UCONN Men’s Basketball Coach following in the footsteps of the Hall Of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun.

In 2014 when the UCONN Men’s Basketball Team ultimately won the NCAA Championship, Kevin Ollie’s Mom was battling Stage Two Breast Cancer and later diagnosed with lung cancer as well. Her initial reaction was to not let Kevin know the full story as ‘he already had enough on his plate’. It did not take Kevin long to learn the whole story.

He became very involved in his Mom’s treatment and care while his team was in the midst of a magical season. Together their faith and prayer became a continued aspect of their time together as it always had been. Kevin grew up in Los Angeles where it would have been easy for him to have been taken in by another choice or two which would have lead him down a different path than he is on right now. It was Dorothy, his Mom, who kept him on the straight and narrow to guide him and keep him focused on what he needed to focus on.

As we pay tribute to our Mothers let us all remember who taught us our first real lesson in Leadership. A lesson we all would do well to keep at the top of our minds.

John C. Maxwell says, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. ” Thank you to all the Moms who are our first exposure to True Leadership.

Mitch Tublin is a business consultant, executive coach and professional speaker who resides in Stamford, CT.

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Unwinding to Achieve Success

UnwindIn this day and age, it seems as if our lives just get busier and busier. That is why it is more important now than ever to have some time set aside to be calm and relax. As we approach the holidays this is even more important. We allow ourselves to be pulled in a million directions. Whether it is work emails, texting with our friends, or trying to keep up with current events in the news. Most people have a computer, a smart phone, a tablet, and/or a television. When we rely so much on these electronic devices for interaction and communication, we grow to expect instant responses.

What calms you? What can pull you away from your devices and give you a sense of peace?  For me the sound of the ocean and the warmth of the beach and toes, is the perfect calming experience. There’s not much better than a good nap on the beach.  For those of you who are not near a beach, yoga is also a great way to relax and calm down. The oneness and calmness of your own breathing paced with your yoga practice brings a great sense of relaxation. Some other ideas may be meditation, reading a book, taking a bath. You get the idea! What works for you?

Studies show that rest and relaxation have repeatedly been proven to help your performance and concentration. For most people it takes a full day or two to just chill out. Some Americans never even give themselves an opportunity to unwind. They have lost their ability to do nothing for a period of time. My friend, John Maxwell, once said to me, “We Americans have lowered the definition of average”.

Do you agree that a person will increase their performance after a period of relaxation? If you agree, would it be fair to deduce the highs of performance will now be less than before as less people are taking the time to relax? When the highs are reduced or removed the entire average is now lowered.

This time of year makes it even more important to do something about it. Look at your schedule and make some time to allow yourself to relax and calm. If you have a business, also be sure your team is given the opportunity to have the appropriate amount of time off to unwind as well. You will be happy with the end result.

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

Time to Make a Difference

Make a differenceHave you ever felt you just needed to step in and make a difference? What if you had the opportunity to be part of changing an entire culture of a nation? Would you just say, “I’m in!” or would you ask numerous questions about the cost, the logistics and more?

In February 2013, at an event in Orlando, Fl. an emotional story was told by John Maxwell about his recent trip to Guatemala. The average age in Guatemala is twenty years old. There are severe gaps in living conditions, education and general wealth as in numerous other Latin American countries. The biggest difference in the case of Guatemala is the country, the people, the entire nation are ready for change.

In the audience that day in Orlando there were approximately 700 hundred speakers, coaches and trainers. Some, like me, signed up on the spot without knowing any details, to join a group to travel to Guatemala at their own expense. We were going to train people in Guatemala in seven areas of influence in the country – Transformational Leadership.

These areas are government, business, education, churches, family, military, media and arts. Today, our group of over 140 coaches met with our translators in preparation for presenting to our Guatemala audiences over the course of the next three days. The goal is to train approximately 15,000 people.

Each of these people will then train approximately ten people each over the course of the next six months. Effectively we will have trained close to 150,000 people.

Every single coach paid their own airfare, room and food costs to be here. It is a pure volunteer activity. The entire group is part of The John Maxwell Team. Guatemala Prospera and La Red are part of the team who has laid the ground work for this to take place. At the Palace in Guatemala City, this evening our entire team was applauded in person by the President of Guatemala. We applauded President Otto Perez Molina for his support of his people and their best interests to allow them to grow and learn.

Every single coach is ready to present for two – four hour sessions in the next few days to people who are hungry for change. They each know their country needs change. Each of us is ready to embark on our journey to bring change to an entire nation. One step at a time all marching to the same drum, hearing our own beat, following our hearts to make a difference.

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

Personal Growth Increases The Speed of Business Success

Your personal growth increases the speed of achieving your business success. Do you agree? If you wisely spent some time in July relaxing and refueling, you are ready in August to grow and develop personally.

Your ability to focus on your self improvement, done with the intention to further your business development,will greatly speed up the process of your business achieving the success you desire. What do you do to prepare yourself for your personal growth and to really get into focus for self development?

Here is what I did last night.  I went to a B-52’s concert in Columbus Park in Stamford, CT.  We ( the crowd of a few thousand ) sang and danced and just had a blast!  Now, I am ready to get into my work.  In August, I am dedicating my efforts on John Maxwell’s work on Leadership and Team Building. How about you?