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The Gift of Resilience

Uncategorized Jan 08, 2019

Resilience is a superpower. Some people are born with resiliency, many more aspire to it, and the grateful and fiercely resolute actually achieve it.

Resilience draws from our personal reserves and takes a healthy blend of gritty determination, grounded faith, and strongly held values like gratitude, compassion (for oneself and others), and a willingness to step back and find the higher meaning.

Several months ago, my son (a senior in college) and I made a commitment to ourselves and each other to cultivate our resiliency in our everyday lives in order to grow more intentionally—both on a personal and a professional level.

Our aim has been to meet head-on the inevitable trials that life throws our way and start viewing obstacles as a chance to build our resiliency muscle. In other words, we want to learn to embrace everything and to recognize how much we miss when we rashly judge a situation as “good” or “bad” in the moment. We want train ourselves to...

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Reslience Book Launch!

Uncategorized Dec 06, 2018

Thank you all for your purchase and support of Resilience: Turning Your Setback into a Comeback! My coauthors and I hit Amazon #1 Bestseller status in multiple categories!! WOW!!!

If you haven’t ordered your book yet, please order today while we still have special pricing of only $3.97 for Kindle and only $11.97 for the paperback (plus $200 of bonuses).

And 100% of the Amazon launch profits this week go to charity!

To buy and review: http://ResilienceBookLaunch.com

*And, don't forget, after buying, please send an email to [email protected] with your Amazon order number, book quantity, and any comments in the message, and we will send you over $200 worth of gifts as a special thank you! All the coauthors will be updated on those of you who buy and review the book. Thank you in advance!

Resilience, Turning Your Setback Into a Comeback is such a powerful book, and I’m so proud to be a part of it. It is an honor to be counted among this all-star group...

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Wisdom Council

Uncategorized Oct 23, 2018

A Wisdom Council is a profoundly valuable tool for the business leader or manager grappling with a challenging concern that requires practical action. The process has its origins in a centuries-old model, adapted for the modern corporate environment. Based on the belief that we all have access to an inner intelligence, this technique can be used as a way of seeking clarity around important decisions or transitions. The concept is that when an individual is given the support to find their own answers through self-reflection, the discovery is more likely to have deeper and longer-lasting results.

The Wisdom Council is a problem-solving technique that asks its members to contribute from a very different perspective than is customary. It is convened when a leader has a specific question, issue, or problem that they have not been able to work out on their own. The individual then meets with the four or five colleagues or work partners who are able to maintain strict confidentiality...

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The Power of Tone

Uncategorized Sep 26, 2018

People may listen to your words, but they react to your tone.

When asked in an interview with Oprah Winfrey about the process of becoming Abraham Lincoln, award-winning actor Daniel Day Lewis thoughtfully replied, “The voice is a deep reflection of character, of who we are—the voice is the fingerprint of the soul.” Day Lewis intuitively knew how impactful tone can be. He spent months researching, studying, and eventually taking on the persona of Lincoln after much hard work and soul-searching. If finding a character’s tone and cadence takes a highly skilled actor months of internal inquiry, it stands to reason that one’s own voice comes from the depths of our being; it is nearly impossible to fake.

The dictionary defines tone as the modulation of pitch, quality, and strength that adds semantic meaning to a word or phrase. I see tone of voice as the genuine mood or flavor—an underlying essence of a verbal interaction...

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Silence, Emptiness, and Listening

Uncategorized Aug 23, 2018

“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero

We all know how to hear. It’s automatic. Biologically, it is imperative for survival. If I yell “Look out!” in a crowd, I’ll get the crowd’s attention.

But listening—that’s an entirely different story. Listening is an art, an art that can be taught, learned, and practiced. And it is a skill that can be utilized, disregarded, or misused, but it is always and ultimately our own responsibility. How do we share this talent when engaged in conversation?

The unfortunate reality is that frequently in a verbal exchange, one person is relaying information while the other person’s mind is filled with judgment, criticism, bias, opinions, or other distracted thoughts. Maybe the listener is formulating a clever reply; they are filtering the words through their own lens, and maybe what the speaker is saying has triggered an emotional response. So many times,...

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The Art and Science of Engaged Groups

Uncategorized Jul 24, 2018

During my junior year of high school, our basketball team won the state championship. In retrospect, I can admit that I was probably the worst player on the team, spending most of my time on bench. I never got put in the game when it mattered. I don’t even recall scoring any points that season.

On the other hand, Harvey Knuckles (One of the best sports names ever!) was the best player on the team. In fact, he played the game in the international league into his late 40s. On the court, we couldn't have been more different. Harvey is 6'6"; I am short. I am Caucasian; Harvey is African American. He was one of the top scorers in the state; I, quite honestly, lacked the required knack for basketball. But as unlikely a pair as we may have been on the court, we were the best of friends off the court—going to parties, movies, and the like. To this day, we still keep in touch.

Despite the great gap in talent on the team, the coach treated everyone as equals. There was always an...

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Cultivating a Curious Mindset

Uncategorized Jun 20, 2018

“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.”
—Seneca the Younger (Roman Stoic Philosopher)

Recently, a high-level executive confided that she felt thrown completely off-balance when she was left out of a project she had been excited to join. Her colleagues were equally surprised about her absence on the team, but this exec—I’ll call her Elizabeth—had lost herself in the emotions of resentment and confusion. She had forgotten the simplest solution to a problem or confusing situation: Ask why.

I was so hurt that it was hard for me to face the project leader in other meetings we both attended,” she admitted.

Elizabeth had been avoiding that co-worker for several weeks when I suggested she approach him to ask why she had not received an invite. Once confronted, he instantly let her know he had been equally confused—in his mind, she had indeed been invited but had not responded to the invitation. As it turned out, the email...

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The One Thing That Changed Everything Launched!

Uncategorized Mar 18, 2018

This book includes powerful stories from the Founder of Jim Rohn Int, a 3x World Series Winner, a #1 Podcaster, Real Estate Syndicators, Top Sales & Leadership Trainers, a 2x US Memory Champion, a PGA Tour Mentor, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners, and many more who share transformative stories about the one thing that changed their lives and set them on the path for success.

Fans of Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Tony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Zig Ziglar, Robert Kiyosaki, and Darren Hardy will discover stories full of applicable lessons and strategies that touch the heart and uplift the mind.

Kyle Wilson with Todd Stottlemyre, Erika De La Cruz, Ron White, Robert Helms, Tyler Gunter, Nick Bradley, Jennifer Zhang, Frank Mulcahy, Bruce Aleo, Daniel Schaffer, Dave Zook, Denise Marie Rose, Dr. Eric Tait, Gary Pinkerton, Greg Zlevor, Stacey LaCroix, Inaky Strick, Jason McWhorter, Jon Gorosh, Lane Kawaoka, Jackie Duty, Sheldon Horowitz, Lloyd Nolan, Luke Moore, Lynn Bodnar, Marco...

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