Done vs. Undone: What are you influencing today?

TT Talk Tuesday's

Undone Vs. What is Done

How you view the world is how you communicate to the world. Awareness of self-perception is an ingredient toward your success in influencing the outcome desired.

I often talk about communication, connection, collaboration, and creating community through influence. Through communication consulting, coaching, and creating communities there is always a new ingredient to success. Each group, person, and influencers are different. From industry, personalities, organizational culture, and so on. Every scenario of connection has a variation of an ingredient you cannot create all connections as equals.

There is one main ingredient to influencing; how you are viewing the world, internalizing, and communicating outward.

 

Recently, I found a new awareness with myself. I was viewing certain things in life as undone instead of what was done. Personal case study: at home I became frustrated when a trash bin had not been emptied. The bin was overloaded, heavy and not easy for me to lift and dump in the larger bin outside. What my view of the word at this time was, undone; “why would the person who filled the bin not empty it, they have left a burden for the next person; me.” The next phase of this case study was to influence the outcome and have someone empty the bin. My attitude was not a winning strategy to say the least. Crashing down came the humbling awareness of how I viewed this particular area of my world. I did not see what was done, such as no garbage on the floor; everything was tidy in the bin. I only saw what was undone. Undone was this person did not leave the bin better than the way they found it.

Awareness is always the next step in success. I ask, what area’s in your life are you viewing undone when in fact they are done.

For me and mine, I had a change of attitude and influenced a better outcome of completion of “done” and that is leaving the bin better off for the next user.

Would love to know your thoughts and experiences of done vs. undone.

Look Up & Out,

Tracy Worley

 

Soccer Moms Are For Real

Soccer Moms Are For Real! Alright, to be fair all parents are for real when it comes to their progeny in the course of competition. From spelling bees, debate, basketball, soccer, football, and all the rest parents are for real. 

From the time of my youth I have been competitive in nature, loving the endorphin rush to the finish line to having the last line in a debate. The last few years I have had the privilege to referee High School Soccer.

What I have observed, learned, and gleaned from the soccer pitch is our youth deserve to play in a safe, competitive, inspiring, and empowering environment. How parents show up is how they will show up to lead your organization. Board room bullies are for real!Tracy Worley Soccer

Parents hold the key to safe play for your youth’s environment. Yes, administrative staff, coaches, and referees hold these key elements too, but parents have the ultimate ability to turn a competitive event from fun to devastating the hearts of our youth.

Being in the center of the field to the sidelines refereeing I have heard the best and the worst from parents. This leads me to your boardroom. How people show up to events in “support” of their children is telltale of how they will show up in your boardroom.

Parents are not the only influence: fellow competitors, coaches, and other participants show up to instill inspired competition…or use downright degrading language which is not worth repeating.  However, these moments give me the guilty pleasure of presenting them a yellow card for a warning.  If things get worse, referees can stop play and have the offending parties removed.

Crucial conversations will always come into play on and off the field. However, competition is not the time to be yelling, huffing, and stroking out over a bad play. I appreciate how one of my colleagues, Judy Preston, calls these Courageous Conversations, which should happen one-on-one or off the field of play and out of the board room.

Here are a few ways to create a REAL space for empowered play and inspired competition from the soccer field to your boardroom:

Reward:  Give everyone a sportsmanlike handshake before or after the game. It is the reward for showing upto play.  If the coaches, referees, and players did not show up there would be no play. If you are unhappy or dislike someone it is NOT your prerogative to be disrespectful. Reward others with respect you also deserve.

Environment:  Create a safe environment for all to participate, compete, learn, and hone individual and team skills. This could include cheering for the competitor. The higher level of play, the more you learn.

Action: Take action when others are not lifting others. Everyone from players, coaches, referees, parents, and observers should show up with an attitude to serve each other, and push each other to the next level. Boardroom culture should be no different.

Lead:  Everyone is a leader of one (you). Show up to make a difference to those around you.  One word of encouragement could make someone’s game on and off the field.

Challenge:   Respect yourself by respecting others, take action toward the good of all concerned, create an environment to take risk to fail and win; lead by example because everyone is a leader.

Look UP & OUT!

Tracy Worley

Tracy Worley (2015) Authentic Leadership, Authentic Self

Tracy Worley (2015) Hero2One™

Are You Leading Under Fitbit Rules; Finding The Pulse Of The People?

I love people watching and am keen observer of their actions. Two of my higher level strengths is connecting and relating. These two strengths are so strong and developed that at a networking event I can tell you who belongs to who, who is avoiding who, and who doesn’t belong to who but spending a lot of time together.

FitbitLeadership Tracy Worley

Don’t worry I do not share your secrets. I have discovered and noticed as an increasing technology society we are leading our lives under Fitbit rules. These are just a few ways society is being led by technology.

  • When to take action (beeps when you have been sitting for an hour)
  • Calculating goals for you (calculates what your goals should be)
  • Celebration (lets you know when you have reached your daily goal)
  • Pulse, Sleep (keeps track of your pulse, sleep habits, calories, etc.)
  • Distance (lets you know if you have made the distance goal, redundancy implied)

My question to you as a leader, are you finding the pulse of your people?

People do not know where they are going unless goals and the path are laid out. When goals and the path is not clear; people set their own goals, or end up somewhere else.  “People need responsibility, they resist assuming it, but they cannot get along without it.” ~ John Steinbeck

As a leader of “self” what actions are you not fol
lowing through on? Your actions are being shown in large lights and even in Fitbit rules your actions are shown with a back-light in the dark. There is not hiding your leading actions, so again I ask as a leader of “self” what actions are you not following through on? 

“The world has a habit of making room for the person whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.” ~ Napleon Hill

Below are five areas of connection and caring actions to bring into the bright lights of your leadership. The pulse of the people is hungry for strong leaders without oppression and modeling success with transparent integrity.

  1. Consistent in Challenging your team: create goals for them and push toward the next level of success
  2. Cheerful Confidence believing in their talents: bring people into their strengths and they will start believing in their success too.
  3. Creative Conversation leads to innovation: bring shifts to conversation to bring back sanity from the insanity of having the same conversation bringing the same results.
  4. Commit to leading yourself and others: invest in adding value by education, growth-opportunities, coaching, mentorship programs, etc. . . .
  5. Communicate Clearly and speak truth: crucial conversation with brings about a quicker shift in success for you, your people and the organization.

Change the pulse of your people to healthy conversation around the water cooler, if you do not give them knowledge, goals, and sustainable actions they will make it up, gossip, or go somewhere else. “All human beings by nature desire to know.” ~ Aristotle

In “celebration hands” I applaud you and celebrate your success!

Look UP & OUT!

Tracy Worley

Are You A Difference Maker? Series 1 of 8

Tracy Worley is America’s leading grace coach, international key-note speaker, trainer, syndicated radio host, author, and potential seeker, strategist and CEO of three values leadership based organizations. She works with business executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders world-wide to develop potential, tailor employee engagement modules, and turn up the volume on individuals and organizations potential personally and professionally.

Tracy knows firsthand about what it takes to find your potential, Individuals and organizations have individual cultures, stories, and rhythm – Tracy’s innovative style knows how to make it work. With a background in business management, business communication, project management, and life’s drama, Tracy found herself running a multi-million dollar organization at the age of 25.

Tracy knows from life experience the ups and downs of colossal failure and the elation of success beyond imagination.

But it’s exactly all these experiences that built character, knowledge, wisdom, and intuitive insight into individual and organizational potential. Tracy is highly intuitive, perceptive, and a world thinker in connecting what you cannot see. These gifts give her the ability to strategize with clarity where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there. Tracy’s expertise: training highly successful people to lead with authenticity to the desired success her client’s desire and deserve.

Are you a difference maker or a mood breaker? We all know someone who walks into the room and the mood changes from “life” to “silent LiftingUp Tracy Worleyhiding”. Why? No one wants to talk to this person because they are the life sucker who not only takes, but also puts you down and keeps you there.

What is your secret sauce to being a difference maker in your life?

In 2006 I had an incredible opportunity to not only chair our Employee Ownership Stock Program, but also to create the leadership training content for all employee owners to experience and learn. One of the resources I brought in was written by John C. Maxwell, The Difference Maker. What makes you a Difference Maker? It is simply your attitude.

I write, speak, and teach attitude often, as this is the one thing you have control over. Only you can make the decision about how you are going to enter and leave the room. How you are entering and leaving conversations? But most importantly, how do you make people feel? Everyone remembers how you made them feel over and above all other things you give them.

“Your attitude colors very aspect of your life. It is like the mind’s paintbrush; you see the world as you are!”

Here are some areas to consider for reflection and change toward making the difference you desire from The Difference Maker:

  • Personality – Who You Are
    • Everyone is uniquely made. When you live in the comparison gap of others this is a mood breaker.
  • Environment – Who and What is Around You
    • We are made up of the five people we spend the most time with.
    • Is it time to have courageous conversation and create a necessary ending?
  • Others – What You Feel
    • Hurt people hurt people.
    • Positive words have an extraordinary impact.
  • Self-Image – How You See Yourself
    • This is how you see others.
    • Labels apply to boundaries and actions.
  • Beliefs – Judgement
    • What you think.
  • Choices – Action
    • What you do.

“Every thought you have shapes your life. What you think about your neighbor is your attitude toward him. The way you think about your job is your attitude toward work. Your thoughts concerning your spouse, the people on the highway during rush hour, and the government create your attitude toward everything you think and apply is your attitude.” John C Maxwell

I am no longer with the organization where I transformed The Difference Maker into their curriculum, but I do have the pleasure of seeing many of those employees continue to grow and make a difference not only at work but in the community in which they live.

Challenge Question: Where are you a Difference Maker in your community?

Look UP & OUT!

Tracy Worley

Create Your Secret Sauce

Are curious! Do you want to find your secret sauce of being a Difference Maker, and create original ideas through your natural gifts? New series starting in June!

Event: 5 Steps to Create The Future You Want

GRACEbreak Episode: Are You a Difference Maker? 1 of 8

Dr. Henry Cloud (2010) Necessary Endings

John C. Maxwell (2006). The Difference Maker

Tracy Worley (2015) Authentic Leadership, Authentic Self

Tracy A. Worley (2015) GRACEbreak Radio

Are You Prepared to Take Risk With Imagination and Innovation?

Tracy Worley is America’s leading grace coach, international key-note speaker, trainer, syndicated radio host, author, and potential seeker, strategist and CEO of three values leadership based organizations. She works with business executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders world-wide to develop potential, tailor employee engagement modules, and turn up the volume on individuals and organizations potential personally and professionally.

Tracy knows firsthand about what it takes to find your potential, Individuals and organizations have individual cultures, stories, and rhythm – Tracy’s innovative style knows how to make it work. With a background in business management, business communication, project management, and life’s drama, Tracy found herself running a multi-million dollar organization at the age of 25.

Tracy knows from life experience the ups and downs of colossal failure and the elation of success beyond imagination.

But it’s exactly all these experiences that built character, knowledge, wisdom, and intuitive insight into individual and organizational potential. Tracy is highly intuitive, perceptive, and a world thinker in connecting what you cannot see. These gifts give her the ability to strategize with clarity where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there. Tracy’s expertise: training highly successful people to lead with authenticity to the desired success her client’s desire and deserve.

We all have risk in our lives, and we can either embrace it or do everything in our power to avoid it. Imagine a playground where a group of children are jumping off the top of the monkey bars, and then there are a few kids who stand at the edge pacing and waiting for the school bell to ring so they do not have to jump.

Jump_Create_Innovate Tracy Worley

I want to encourage you to JUMP! Not in the sense of physical, mental, or spiritual harm, but to really jump back into a childlike state and use your imagination. Create and innovate right where you stand! Ken Robinson states the risk of imagination eloquently, “Be prepared to be wrong.” When you are prepared to risk, be wrong, and basically stand there looking like an idiot—you are onto something!

Society has teaches us through our education system to no work within our natural gifts, but to test out to an educational standard. Highly successful people have bunked the standard and create success by taking the risk of standing alone. The risk takers are the ones you watch rise to the next level. The risk takers are the ones who are creating original ideas.

When you are prepared to imagine, innovate, and risk within your gift set, you are no longer living within the set standard of average! ~ Tracy Worley

Take time out and reflect on your life, career, and the significance that your natural gifts offer the world.

  • Reflect on what you loved doing as a child (natural gift).
  • Reflect on all of those assessments you have taken over the years (natural gift).
  • Reflect on your voice of doubt, do it afraid, do it anyway.
  • Reflect on discipline in your daily agenda. Are you taking time to risk?
  • Reflect on the ideas popping into your head and write them down. Some will make sense and some will not. Step forward with one where clarity comes through and start moving forward without knowing the how or the details. Don’t get held up in the paralysis of perfection.

You are meant to have a life and career of significance so embrace your natural gifts, talents, wisdom, and knowledge to create original ideas. If you look back in history and innovation, most of those who risked standing alone where mocked, but now we have light-bulbs after ten-thousand tries. We have flight because the Wright Brothers believed with imagination, risk, and perseverance that it was possible.

Society’s standard of average is not where you are valued. Create value by standing alone on the edge of the monkey bars and JUMP!

Look UP & OUT!

Tracy Worley

I know you are curious!

Do you want to find your secret sauce of imagination and create original ideas through your natural gifts?

We are starting a new series in June where you will build critical insights to building your secret sauce to creating the future you want.  5 Ways to Create the Future You Want.

 

Ken Robinson, Ph.D. (2009) The Element

Tracy Worley (2015) Authentic Leadership, Authentic Self

Tracy A. Worley (2015) GRACEbreak Radio

Failure is a Highly Valued Commodity

Tracy Worley is America’s leading grace coach, international key-note speaker, trainer, syndicated radio host, author, and potential seeker, strategist and CEO of three values leadership based organizations. She works with business executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders world-wide to develop potential, tailor employee engagement modules, and turn up the volume on individuals and organizations potential personally and professionally.

Tracy knows firsthand about what it takes to find your potential, Individuals and organizations have individual cultures, stories, and rhythm – Tracy’s innovative style knows how to make it work. With a background in business management, business communication, project management, and life’s drama, Tracy found herself running a multi-million dollar organization at the age of 25.

Tracy knows from life experience the ups and downs of colossal failure and the elation of success beyond imagination.

But it’s exactly all these experiences that built character, knowledge, wisdom, and intuitive insight into individual and organizational potential. Tracy is highly intuitive, perceptive, and a world thinker in connecting what you cannot see. These gifts give her the ability to strategize with clarity where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there. Tracy’s expertise: training highly successful people to lead with authenticity to the desired success her client’s desire and deserve.

Gratitude is the grounding wire for success and your core values. Too often I work with clients where employee engagement and culture in the tank (toilet tank that is). Usually, the number one reason is non-gratitude of wins, failures, which create a culture of entitlement.

Gratitude Tracy Worley

One of my favorite books I picked up in 2006 written by John C. Maxwell, The Difference Maker. I have notes, marker, post-its, and dog-eared pages in this book. Last year at one of our yearly meetings I brought this old tattered book and asked John to sign it. This is truly one of my treasured lesson books for my personal and professional life stance.

Attitude is gratitude, embracing failure and wins on equal measure, and having the awareness to truly make a difference in everything you do! “Failure doesn’t mean you’ll never succeed. It just means it will take longer.” ~ John C. Maxwell

In conversation with corporate recruiters one of the top questions they are asking candidates; “Is there a project you worked on that was a total fail? If so, what did you learn.”

You see failure costs but only if you did not learn from it! Fortune 100-500 companies want to hire “learned failure” because the company you are coming from already paid the price. You are now a highly valued commodity if you show what your learned, how you applied new principles, built the strength to last, tenacity to keep moving forward, you gained the experience and wisdom to lead through imperfection without entitlement.

As leaders and everyone is a leader of one (self) find time in your agenda to write down what you are grateful for. Even if it is as simple as the glorious Grande Skinny Cinnamon Dolce from your favorite barista, find at least one thing to be grateful for. This compounds interest toward future success because you are not filtering awareness in entitlement but in the gratitude of imperfection and creating valuable momentum toward success.

Entitlement is the root cause of low employee engagement and creates cultures of non-performance and no accountability toward success. Modeling the behavior of gratitude and taking imperfection lessons into wins is what brings your organization from average to the top!

Here are a few areas to find and show gratitude:

  • Apologize to your children, spouse, coworkers, customers, and generally other people you may have failed.
  • Seek understanding of the situation and people to learn the truth.
  • Be aware of being defensive and take note is this worth keeping.
  • Serve your people, under, over, and near. Serving others without asking for anything in return will pay success forward at a faster pace!
  • Nothing is beneath you, if you find a task or position “beneath” you. Go spend a few hours or day doing this task as this will bring appreciation and empathy. You will lead better from the experience than the entitlement seat.
  • Seat of entitlement, you cannot lead from here. If you do this for long you will be over thrown, and perhaps not in a violent way but you will be overthrown with low employee engagement and morale.
  • Imperfection and failure should be modeled as a learning experience. Remember it took Thomas Edison 10, 000 tries to get the light-bulb right. “I just learned one more way of not how to make the light-bulb.” ~ Thomas Edison

Challenge: Take a few notes of areas you are “entitled” and where can you take this to embrace, learn, and serve your people this week!  

Look UP & OUT,

Tracy Worley

Failure is a Highly Valued Commodity

RESOURCES

Tracy A. Worley (2015)
John C. Maxwell (2006) The Difference Maker
Dr. Henry Cloud (2004) 9 Things You Simply Must Do

Is Your Team Contributing to Grow Others?

Tracy Worley is America’s leading grace coach, international key-note speaker, trainer, syndicated radio host, author, and potential seeker, strategist and CEO of three values leadership based organizations. She works with business executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders world-wide to develop potential, tailor employee engagement modules, and turn up the volume on individuals and organizations potential personally and professionally.

Tracy knows firsthand about what it takes to find your potential, Individuals and organizations have individual cultures, stories, and rhythm – Tracy’s innovative style knows how to make it work. With a background in business management, business communication, project management, and life’s drama, Tracy found herself running a multi-million dollar organization at the age of 25.

Tracy knows from life experience the ups and downs of colossal failure and the elation of success beyond imagination.

But it’s exactly all these experiences that built character, knowledge, wisdom, and intuitive insight into individual and organizational potential. Tracy is highly intuitive, perceptive, and a world thinker in connecting what you cannot see. These gifts give her the ability to strategize with clarity where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there. Tracy’s expertise: training highly successful people to lead with authenticity to the desired success her client’s desire and deserve.

Contribution is leading self while contributing to the growth of others. When your team is contributing to grow others your organization is compounding interest for the sustainability and success of not only the organization but for your team and community.

Tracy Worley Leadership

Ben Franklin asked himself every morning, “What good shall I do today?” and in the evening, “What good have I done today?”

Adding value and contributing to others is one of the greatest joy’s and rewards you and I will ever experience. When I reflect on contributing to others within any area of life my vision goes to the face of a child. My minds-eye picture is when they are learning something new, the joy when someone is showing them how to fail and achieve. The pay-off of contribution is being a part of their joy and excitement when the “aha” moment arrives in achievement. Learning with heart filled joy gives you the ability to learn quickly and love what you do and who you serve.

I challenge you to find your inner joy!To start lift others up and find the inner joy from so long ago on their face. Contribute to someone else as their joy and “aha” brings a contagious momentum in the desire to learn, grow, and keep on giving.

You have the ability to make a difference every day. “I have one life and one chance to make it count for something. My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.” ~ Jimmy Carter

Intentional Contribution:

  • Be Grateful
  • Put People First
  • Don’t Let Stuff Own You
  • Don’t Let People Own You
  • Define Success by Giving, Not Receiving
  • Self-Development, Not Self-Fulfillment
  • Keep Growing, Keep GivingBookerTWashington

Successful people give of themselves first without asking anything in return. However, to continue giving you must grow into your potential by learning daily with the heart filled joy from your  youth. As my friend John Maxwell states, “If you’re not doing something with your life, it doesn’t matter how long it is!”

Start living my friends!

Look UP and OUT,

Tracy Worley

Want to learn more? Click Below:

John C. Maxwell (2012). 15 Invaluable Laws of Contribution, Chap15.
Tracy A. Worley (2015) GRACEbreak Radio

 

Are You Curious Enough To Grow Your Business?

Tracy Worley is America’s leading grace coach, international key-note speaker, trainer, syndicated radio host, author, and potential seeker, strategist and CEO of three values leadership based organizations. She works with business executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders world-wide to develop potential, tailor employee engagement modules, and turn up the volume on individuals and organizations potential personally and professionally.

Tracy knows firsthand about what it takes to find your potential, Individuals and organizations have individual cultures, stories, and rhythm – Tracy’s innovative style knows how to make it work. With a background in business management, business communication, project management, and life’s drama, Tracy found herself running a multi-million dollar organization at the age of 25.

Tracy knows from life experience the ups and downs of colossal failure and the elation of success beyond imagination.

But it’s exactly all these experiences that built character, knowledge, wisdom, and intuitive insight into individual and organizational potential. Tracy is highly intuitive, perceptive, and a world thinker in connecting what you cannot see. These gifts give her the ability to strategize with clarity where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there. Tracy’s expertise: training highly successful people to lead with authenticity to the desired success her client’s desire and deserve.

“Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

Tracy Worley Leadership

Curiosity is the desire to know with interest leading to intellectual curiosity. Be honest, we are all “that” kid who peeks! 

DO YOU ASK WHY? I have a confession, I am that person in the board room  who asks, WHY? I do not ask to hold up development but asking why creates discovery in other possibilities.

Have you noticed when people ask you why,  it forces you to dig deeper in intellectual reasoning and sometimes your WHY is not big enough.

Curiosity is a developed thirst for knowledge, interest in life, people, ideas, experiences, events, and living in a state of wanting to learn more.

The more you know compounds interest in knowledge, wisdom, and awareness to the next steps of success. 

The greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions. ~ Peter Drucker

  • Be curious – ask questions
  • Have a beginners mindset
  • Make WHY your favorite boardroom word
  • Spend time with other WHY people
  • Learn something new daily
  • Embrace failure

Experience is not the best teacher; evaluated experience (failure/wins) is.

  • Keep looking for the right answer
  • Get over yourself – do not care what other people “think” because they are asking the same question but not daredevil enough to
  • Jump out of your box (step into other peoples worlds)

There ain’t no rules around here! We’re trying to accomplish something! ~ Thomas Edison

Schedule  in your daily calendar to ENJOY LIFE! Curiosity will increase your knowledge and business bottom line by believing in your vision, team, and WHY.

A great way to start to ask why, experience new success outside of yourself today is to do something  you have never done before. Ask different questions, take a gardening class, learn how to golf (or something you have always wanted to try).

Being outside of yourself and daily agenda brings healthy curiosity to grow your business. ~ Tracy Worley 

Look UP and OUT,

Tracy Worley

Want to learn more? Click Below:

 

John C. Maxwell (2012). 15 Invaluable Laws of Curiosity, Chap12.
Tracy A. Worley (2015) GRACEbreak Radio

 

Allow Temporary Discomfort to Clarity

Tracy Worley is America’s leading grace coach, international key-note speaker, trainer, syndicated radio host, author, and potential seeker, strategist and CEO of three values leadership based organizations. She works with business executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders world-wide to develop potential, tailor employee engagement modules, and turn up the volume on individuals and organizations potential personally and professionally.

Tracy knows firsthand about what it takes to find your potential, Individuals and organizations have individual cultures, stories, and rhythm – Tracy’s innovative style knows how to make it work. With a background in business management, business communication, project management, and life’s drama, Tracy found herself running a multi-million dollar organization at the age of 25.

Tracy knows from life experience the ups and downs of colossal failure and the elation of success beyond imagination.

But it’s exactly all these experiences that built character, knowledge, wisdom, and intuitive insight into individual and organizational potential. Tracy is highly intuitive, perceptive, and a world thinker in connecting what you cannot see. These gifts give her the ability to strategize with clarity where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there. Tracy’s expertise: training highly successful people to lead with authenticity to the desired success her client’s desire and deserve.

We have all heard “No Pain No Gain”, this is true in any area of growth up and out of current circumstances, success, and leading others.

The pain comes from the discomfort from being outside of your comfort zone. Some discomfort comes from planned growth and other discomfort comes from bad experiences. What sets you apart from others is learning from all experiences good or bad and applying the lessons learned. John McDonnell said, “every problem introduces a person to himself.”

A  problem to me is an opportunity for growth. I also state and have my team not say “we have a problem”, I have them change the world to challenge or opportunity. Every discomfort is a temporary lesson to clarity. Life has a way of giving you more than you think you can handle from loss of a spouse, child, parents, job, divorce, natural disasters, etc…at the end of each life changing scenario you come through the back end with more clarity, purpose, and strength.

Law of Pain Tracy Worley

Discomfort in hiking 4,000 vertical we found something of significance! The payoff of the view, wildflowers, and great satisfaction of accomplishment!

I’ve never known anyone who said, “I love problems,” but I’ve known many who have admitted that their greatest gains came in the middle of their pain. ~ John C. Maxwell

My personal life of discomfort has truly shown how attitude and looking for the lessons in clarity has created a life of significance and the gift of coaching others through my own experience of divorce, loss of children, loss of a job, hiking 14K+ mountains, sky-diving, and so on. . .these few examples from my stories give courage to character. Given strength, wisdom and knowledge to take into the corporate arena with a fierce understanding the discomfort is only temporary for the team to achieve something of significance! 

Attitude is the number one trait of achieving great clarity through the Law of Pain. Virginia Satir states, Life is not the way it’s supposed to be, it is the way you cope with it is what makes the difference. Experience is the best teacher but the examination and taking lessons from each experience is key to the clarity of significance. Where there is no conversation of discomfort innovation becomes stagnant and the clear road ahead becomes foggy.

Look at current or past experiences to find creative clarity of moving forward:

  • Define the challenge or opportunity (a.k.a. problem)
  • What is the emotion involved and understand why (dig deep)
  • Articulate and outline the experience and lesson learned (like Thomas Edison stated, just one more way not to make the light bulb which took him 10,000 tries)
  • Now outline desired  change to move forward with clarity (brainstorm numerous pathways)
  • IMPLEMENT course of action from the temporary discomfort to a life of significant clarity

Discomfort, Pain, and Clarity is not something kept on your daily agenda, but I promise once you define them as outlined above the temporary discomfort will bring you to achieving something of significance! Not sure where to start , please feel free to contact me!

Want to learn more? Click Below:

Look UP & OUT!

Tracy Worley

 

John C. Maxwell (2012). 15 Invaluable Laws of Pain, Chap8.
Tracy A. Worley (2015) GRACEbreak Radio

 

 

 

Consistency Leads To a Life of Signifigance

Tracy Worley is America’s leading grace coach, international key-note speaker, trainer, syndicated radio host, author, and potential seeker, strategist and CEO of three values leadership based organizations. She works with business executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders world-wide to develop potential, tailor employee engagement modules, and turn up the volume on individuals and organizations potential personally and professionally.

Tracy knows firsthand about what it takes to find your potential, Individuals and organizations have individual cultures, stories, and rhythm – Tracy’s innovative style knows how to make it work. With a background in business management, business communication, project management, and life’s drama, Tracy found herself running a multi-million dollar organization at the age of 25.

Tracy knows from life experience the ups and downs of colossal failure and the elation of success beyond imagination.

But it’s exactly all these experiences that built character, knowledge, wisdom, and intuitive insight into individual and organizational potential. Tracy is highly intuitive, perceptive, and a world thinker in connecting what you cannot see. These gifts give her the ability to strategize with clarity where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there. Tracy’s expertise: training highly successful people to lead with authenticity to the desired success her client’s desire and deserve.

Motivation gets you going-Discipline keeps  you growing ~ John C. Maxwell

Motivation is an internal mechanism of forward action. Many people ask if I am a “motivational” speaker. My answer is I inspire and empower individuals and organizations with tools to move forward to the next level; motivation belongs to you.

Today as I was hiking with my husband and administrative staff (two border collies), the law of consistency was on my mind. Our time together is consistent and we have created a life of significance of seeing wonders of the world other people will never see in their life time. My  question to you, what are you taking consistent time out for to create a life of significance?

Significance Tracy Worley

Through motivation is the action of consistency and consistency gets you to where you want to grow and go! I love E.M. Gray’s statement, “The successful person has the habit of doing the things that failures don’t like to do. The successful person doesn’t like doing them either, but his dislike is subordinates to the strength of his purpose.”

Consistency creates the balance of expanding your possibilities while compounding experience to your gifts, talents, strengths, and a life of significance.

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. ~ George Lorimer

Satisfaction creates significance in your life and as my friend and mentor John Maxwell tells me often is once you taste significance there is no going back.

To create consistent motivation start by setting goals that are worthwhile and achievable. I loved playing basketball up until eighth grade, I just could not keep up with the taller players and it became evident basket ball was not my gift. So I concentrated on track and soccer which I was able to set consistent goals and were achievable because these activities fit within my physical and natural talent.

Mastering the basics creates the small disciplines to great achievements gained over time. Essentially this is creating habits and attitudes in personal and professional life. I was on a call a few weeks ago and the discussion was HABITS. It is hard to break habits and it is easier to start new ones which in time forces the bad-habits or lack of consistency out of your life. Brian Tracy also talks about habits, “From the time you get up in the morning to the time you go to sleep at night, your habits largely control thee words you say, the things you do, and thee ways you react and respond.”

Consistency is not easy so do what will work for you and instead of setting goals, focus on growth in areas of your gifts, talents, and strengths.

If you develop the habits of success, you’ll make success a habit. ~ Michael Angier

Stay engaged with your daily calendar, use a timer if you need to stay focused within a certain period and turn off all other distractions. This one change of focus to your consistency in completing daily goals will set success as a habit!

Want to learn more? click on Law of Reflection: Tami and I recorded a FAQ and teaching.  Want to receive one-on-one to create your Reflection Tools? Plug into our 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth 8 Week program.

Look UP & OUT!

Tracy Worley

15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Law of Consistency

John C. Maxwell (2012). 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, Chap5.
Tracy A. Worley (2015) GRACEbreak Radio
15LawsTami_TT