Fire It Up Friday | 2

Summer 2017 Series Episode 2

How did you do last week implementing a few words, keeping the main thing the main thing, and creating measurable goals?

Here are a few things to consider to create a circle of sustainable referral sources:

  1. Connect & Serve
    • By phone, coffee, lunch, golf; whatever or wherever you are connecting with people ask them deeper questions about them.
    • Where ever you show up, show up to serve.
      • What are they most passionate about in their career?
      • What are they most passionate about at home?
      • What are they most passionate about in their community?
        • Listen to case study on video.
  2. Add Value
    • Now you have gleaned a few nuggets of passion from those you are connecting with, follow up with some of these ideas.
      • Send an article of interest (mail, email, or drop off in person).
      • Tag them in social media on something they are passionate about.
      • Special event, surgery, or milestone; send a card, call or text.
      • Invite them to an event to introduce them to people they need to know.
  3. Law of Reciprocation (Circle Of)
    • Connection and adding value ALWAYS brings something of equal or greater value to you.
    • Timing of reciprocation is unknown and it is measurable.
      • Referrals are reciprocation.
      • People sharing your name and/or brand.
      • Opportunities to serve is reciprocation.
        • Tight Circle: I call this the quick turn around reciprocation.
        • Wave Circle: Longer to accumulate but higher dividends. I imagine a wave going out to sea grabbing more volume, lifting opportunities. into the air and gently bringing them to your shore of success.

Remember, what you are passionate about is a calling. Challenge this week is to connect, add value, look for the Law of Reciprocation and give praise.

Thank you for joining me on our Summer Fire It Up Friday Series.

Look Up & Out, 
Tracy Worley

How to Create a Legacy

Building a Legacy 93 Seconds at a Time

Leaving a legacy is all you have. A strong legacy is not made of monetary value but of heart value. How you lift others to their potential. You Gramp4create safe environments for growth. When you leave the room, people are better than you found them. Have fun, take business at hand seriously and above all laugh at yourself!

Leadership, love, and life evolve in and out of your personal and professional lives. You may try shutting the door on one without the other, but your stories and legacies follow you wherever you may go.

I have a full history of knowing all of my Great-Grandparents, Grandparents, and a bushel full of Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Recently, I visited my Grandpa Eldon in Eugene, Oregon.  He is the last of my vast line of Grandparents and cherished beyond words. I asked questions, heard new stories, and reminisced.

We are all built with our history, stories, and holding truths we cherish and hopefully “deleting” truths no longer holding truth for you. About 30 years ago my dad once asked me where I learned my “values” from.  The heart answer is my grandparents.  They all left me with my core personal and professional business model I created; Potential² Builder.

From ranch life, construction, business deals, play, fun, hiking, wicked card games, hugs on the couch, to out of the blue phone calls. The rich experiences compounded interest in a legacy of heart, potential, environment for growth; cherished bank account full of unconditional love.

There are three main areas’ you can focus on to build a legacy to leave your family, friends, business relationships, and community. Over my thirty-plus year career, these three areas are what I have found to part of the solid foundation for strong families, business, and people who leave strong legacies.

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Have Fun! Hamming and Glamming With My Guy

It is never too late to build your legacy and write on the hearts of those around you; what they will say and miss when you leave the room.

  • Potential: Find ways to help others reach their potential, be invested, interested, and lift them before self. Yes, put your oxygen mask on first then lift others to their natural gifts. The reward of lifting others is greater than lifting oneself (reward will be paid 10-fold).
    • As I reflect on my potential and when I had the most growth is when others invested, lifted, and truly interested in seeing me succeed.
    • Today I make an intentional practice in my personal and professional life to find individuals who I can lift! The key is people need to have the heart to be pushed and pulled to the next level.
  • Environment: Create an environment of risk; let failure be a learning tool. The most successful people in life learned how to fail first.
    • I was able to fail and learn from the lessons. The environment was safe to try and try again. Yes, at times pushing boundaries was the risk and discipline at hand. Remember, we all learn and climb to our potential in our own rhythm.
    • When I work with clients, I have certain questions to hone in on what type of environment they thrive in. When they are “safe”, their potential explodes into possibilities they never saw or thought of before.
  • Legacy: People remember how you make them feel over what you have done. Leave people in the room loving themselves and life. Be present, because your presence matters.
    • Be authentic to who you are, and those around you will develop to be a network of believers. Not groupies but your “tribe”. A tribe is people who fill in the gaps, and who you fill in the gaps for as well.  You all benefit.
    • My stories taught me to be present, show up filled up to give first then receive. And perseverance toward ones potential trumps and punches the face of naysayers every time!
    • Have a sense of humor!

Where ever you might be in thought and heart of leaving a legacy here is a poem I wrote about my Grandpa, who is 93. I may be looking at his 93 years; all it takes is 93-seconds to touch someone’s heart.

93 Silver Strands

He is my HERO,

My first hugs, filling my heart,

to letting me put rollers in his hair that tickled us,

until we had to part.

He is my HERO,

He fixed many things from wagons, dollies,

to wondrous buildings.

He is my Hero,

Outlined with brilliant strands of silver,

a gleaming light of Gods Armor.

He is my HERO,

He is 93, standing tall,

with liquid blue eyes,

smile of a warm friend,

loves with all he has under his halo of silver strands.

As he holds my hand, I understand he is my HERO.

93 years shifting through the sands,

93 braids of silver his legacy stands.

Written By: Tracy Worley

Twinkle In His Eyes

Twinkle In His Eyes

Challenge Question: Will you take 93 seconds to touch someone’s heart?

Look UP & OUT!

Tracy Worley

 

Tracy Worley (2015) Authentic Leadership, Authentic Self

Tracy Worley (2013) Red Shoe Courage

Dream Your Dream

Red Shoe Courage Workshop

Dream, Vision, and Plan beyond today!

In 2013 I had a dream, vision, and then made a plan and that was to share my story to lift others to a better tomorrow. As you grow up into adulthood the dreaming “button” gets hidden and I am here to tell you there is not such thing as you are too old to be a “dreamer”. We are NEVER too old to dream, vision, and plan beyond today.

This weekend I had the utmost pleasure and blessing to pour into a group of extraordinary ladies during the signature event From Grace to Red Shoe Courage. And the following is just one a few outpouring of Gods grace during the event as hearts were stirred up, spirits were lifted, and old truths were shed!

God delights in your purposeful passion. Dream your dream and change your today for the tomorrow’s God desires for you! “There is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live…This is the gift of God.” ECC: 3:12-14 NIV

This is a note posted regarding the event and my dream in 2013 was to serve those who love what I do, value what I do, and let me dream my dream.

“Shout out to Tracy Worley! I was so blessed to participate in her Grace to Red Shoe Courage Workshop last night and today! She has the ability to tell her story, focus on truth telling scripture and help the attendees draw closer to God and release strongholds! Time and time again I’m in awe of the amazing women God has put in my life! It was great to attend the event with  and many new friends! Make sure you don’t miss Tracy’s next event!!” Shelly Wear

“It was incredible! I’m so glad I got to go last night, but sorry I missed today.” Stephanie Neil Gaertig

Remember to dream your dream and not live someone else’s!

Look UP and OUT!

Tracy Worley

 

[Success Secret Sauce] Series 6/8 Your Success in Faith and Fear

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.

What tools are you using to engage and ensure change is AWESOME?

I love—no I really mean love—the word FEAR! Several years back I heard an acronym of the word, and ever since then have fallen in love with fear.

 What is fear?  False | Evidence | Appearing | Real

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If things go wrong do not go with them! Stand tall in faith, because tomorrow is another day toward formulating your secret sauce for success.

So now you know that fear is false evidence that our minds appear to make real. Most of us are in sales one way or another, and what is the number one thing we do to create relationships? It’s those dreaded phone calls! People are afraid of the phone, because they are creating a false fear of rejection and of hearing the word NO. But here’s the scariest part: What do you do when you get a YES!!!

Don’t get me wrong. I believe that there are healthy fears, like not standing too close to the edge of a cliff without proper safety gear. However, creating your secret sauce to success has a dash of healthy fear and faith in your ability.

“Fear creates a barrier towards action and discipline in reaching your potential. When you spend energy in fear, you have wasted an opportunity. “Fear not that your life will come to an end, but that it will never have a beginning” ~ J.H.Newman.

Focusing on what we can control brings a healthy expectation and perception of fear. There are so many people, places, and things not in your control, so stop worrying and being fearful of an outcome you have no part of. Mark Twain states this so well, “I’ve been through some terrible things in my life, a few of which actually happened.”

It is a privilege to share this time with you, and I hope to walk alongside you in your Secret Success Sauce journey.

Look UP & OUT!

Tracy Worley

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!

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John C. Maxwell (2006). The Difference Maker

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You Don’t Always Get What You Want, You Always Get What You Choose

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.

Tracy Worley LeadershipSuccess is a succession of trade offs, you have to give up to go up. The most successful people apply this concept by reviewing their activity often – what they can delegate, what no longer serves a purpose, and the hardest part of this rule is who to give up people to go up. I am not stating to dump your colleagues, family, and friends but to evaluate trading to sustain a higher level of success as you move up. Moving up is all about your potential and what potential means to the quality and quantity of your life.

Think about when you were a toddler riding a tricycle it is easy because there is safety of balance. The next step is a two-wheeler with safety wheels and at some point you decide it is time to trade-up and choose to feel the independence and speed of two wheels. The excitement, fear, and doubt were intoxicating – you knew you would fall but the choice to get what you want over-powers fear and doubt to your success of two wheels.

Your life is all about trade-offs and choice. I love this statement, the hardest part about stealing second base is taking your foot off of first base. I dare you take a stand and give up to go up to be the best you can be every day. No one embraces change or wakes up every morning and states “what can I change today.” I guarantee when you give up – opportunities  you did not see before will appear! Eric Hoffer states, “People will cling to an unsatisfactory way of life rather than change in order to get something better for fear of getting something worse.” 

Steps and Benefits to Choosing Trade-Offs:

  • Trade-Offs Are Opportunities
    • What are the pros-cons  | Will you go through this change, or grow through this change
  • Next Level To Your Potential
    • What are you willing to give up to go up? What or who will you have to give up?
    • Note: not willing to give up something is a key reason most people do not reach their potential
  • Trade-Offs Force You to make Personal Changes
    • When you want something you have never had, you have to do something you have never done before.
    • Change is always possible
      • Change is Personal: to change your life, you need to change
      • Change is Possible: You will be rewarded when you change
  • Loss of Trading Is usually Felt Before Opportunity
    • This is the main reason people fear change, it might hurt a bit (Go back to  your two-wheeler)
    • Transition between change and the fruit of the change is a powerful time of renewed self

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem. ~ Henry Kissinger

  • Trade-Offs Can Be Made At Any Time
    • Better health, habits, education, etc. . .  – It is rarely “too late” to make a change
  • A Few Trade-Offs Come Only Once
    • Go back to pro-cons, timing etc. . .
  • The Higher Your Success (Climb), The Tougher The Trade-Offs
    • Many people stop growing because they have reached a height for which they are no longer  willing to work to get higher
    • The skills you have today are not the skills to get you to the next level
    • Consider your potential – what will it feel like to trade-off to get to your next level of success?
  • Trade-Offs Never Leave Us The Same
    • Fear of change is you will be different on the other side – yes, you will. Is where you are today where you want to remain tomorrow?
  • Trade-Offs Not Worth the Price
    • Trade-offs that will  damage, harm or even ruin an entire life
    • Delayed gratification through the above analysis ensures damage is avoided
    • Value question for all of us. .  . is it worth the price?

The only job security we have is our individual commitment to personal development. ~ Kevin Turner

  • Trade-Offs Worth Making
    • Financial security for potential tomorrow
    • Giving up immediate gratification for personal growth
    • Willing to give up the fast life for the good life
      • Delegate to others | Do what you do best and drop the rest
      • Control your calendar or someone else will
      • Do what you love because it will give you energy | Work and play with people you like so your energy is not depleted
    • Give up some security for significance
      • You will not achieve  your potential while remaining in a safe place (get off your tricycle)
      • Significance means taking chances on others too by helping them find their potential
    • Be willing to give up addition for multiplication
      • Lead others who will lead
      • Seek collaboration partners for just about everything | Share, not hoard, resources and knowledge with others
      • Share credit for achievement | Be a conduit for blessings, not a reservoir of assets – the more we give the more we receive

I challenge you to reflect on the above and ask yourself: Am I on a tricycle of safety or am I continually giving upTracy Worley Leadaership to go up feeling the freedom of a two wheeler! 

Start with one area you have identified to trade-off and once you have done the first one the rest of the area’s will be easier to keep steady and balanced toward the success you desire and deserve!

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Tracy Worley

John C. Maxwell (2012). 15 Invaluable Laws of Trade-Offs, Chap11.
Tracy A. Worley (2015) GRACEbreak Radio

 

 

Are You Applying Tension To Where You Are Today And Where You Could Be Tomorrow

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.

Tension to success is not hearing, “not tonight dear I have a headache”. Tension to success is consistent applied pressure to your growth and stretching into something and someone bigger and better tomorrow.

My tension started in 2001 when I moved hundred of miles away from my hometown to take on a new job, city, friends, and to top it off the population was only several thousand. This move and new job was a huge stretch and paid off in learning and gleaning so much over-time. Eventually, I had to find new ways to stretch my growth. Truly, with  a small population to continue my growth I had to seek opportunity outside of the community. This meant online training, masterminding across the miles, and reading books from authors I admired and without knowing this stretching one of those author mentors would become a friend, mentor, and business partner; John C. Maxwell.

In 2011 when I had an opportunity to “jump” the opportunity to partner with John C. Maxwell opened and I was prepared to walk-through.

On stage with world leaders, co-collaborators, and John C. Maxwell.

On stage with world leaders, co-collaborators, and John C. Maxwell.

Tension is thinking of a rubber-band how you pull there is tension, release, and then do it over and over; after a time the rubber-band cannot go back to it’s original shape. This is what happens when you keep applied pressure/tension to your growth you are never the same again. By applying consistent pressure you will quickly and easily become the top in  your field. Why? Because few people want to be uncomfortable, learn, and stretch outside of their comfort zone.

Benefits Of Applying Tension:

  1. Few People Want to Stretch: 42% of college graduates never read a book after college, too many people are willing to sett for average.
  2. Settling for the Status Quo Ultimately Leads to Dissatisfaction: Familiar patterns are easy, take an inventory of where you are taking it easy and apply pressure.
  3. Stretching Always Starts from the Inside Out: our choices start our movement and movement creates significance. James Allen states, you cannot travel within and stand will without.”
  4. Stretching Requires Change: most people do not like change but to claim the reward of success you must be willing to do something different today to be and do different tomorrow.
  5. Stretching Sets You Apart from Others: ask yourself if “good enough is good enough”, if it is then no worries. If you are not satisfied then it is never to late to improve yourself. When you do excellence always shines through and when you get better so will  others.
  6. Stretching Becomes a Lifestyle: As I shared at the beginning I kept stretching and as I did other opportunities became available and I was ready for them. As a lifestyle stretching creates an energy of attraction where people do want what you are having.
  7. Stretching Gives You a Shot at Significance: you can continually add significance to self, others, community, and the world but it takes consistent applied tension to keep it.

Keep stretching to the end, I love Mahatma Ghandi’s statement, “the difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”

I truly believe everyone can have a life of significance it just takes a bit of applied pressure to stretch into something more!

If you won’t be better tomorrow than you were today, when what do you need tomorrow for? ~ Rabbi Nachman

Apply tension to your Keep It Simple Silly Strategic plan and think about what significant action you could take if only you become what you could be. Dream  big, and set this as your lifetime goal! !  Not sure where to start , please feel free to contact me!

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Tracy Worley

John C. Maxwell (2012). 15 Invaluable Laws of Rubber Band, Chap10.
Tracy A. Worley (2015) GRACEbreak Radio

 

 

Evaluated Character Is Essential To Your Leadership Success

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.

Evaluated character is your personal core of beliefs and at this core how you personally model and receive the Golden Rule; treat others they way you want to be treated.

My husband and I are not blessed to have children but we certainly love hanging out with our nieces, nephews, and all or friends little ones. Who better to model your words/actions “The Golden  Rule” than the little ones around you. They will certainly “parrot” all of the phrases and actions that perhaps you only want to be seen and said behind closed doors. You know what I am talking about and either you are giggling right now or shaking your head in remembrance of an incident at the grocery story or your little saying a four letter word or catching them having a one-on-one in-depth conversation with your pastor of a story about mommy or daddy.

My mother talks about a story when I was a toddler riding around in the grocery cart. My mom dropped a can of soup and out of my sweet little face came “oh, S_ _ T. My mother was horrified as the lady in the aisle said, ” at least she said it in context of the situation.” Oh MY! This was an opportunity for my mom to evaluate character and lead to a higher success in our home.  I know this is a simplistic story but applied to your daily interaction with your team, where should you be evaluating character to lead to success?

Ladder Tracy Worley

Character of what you say and do in humble honesty opens opportunities for you in the future. It is The Law of the Ladder, Character Growth Determines the Height of Your Personal Growth. Character is something you are today, and you have the ability to change your circumstances by achieving something inside yourself. When circumstances change within, circumstances change outside as well.

The values of character have been studied and in most nations the number one character value admired in leaders is honesty. Norman Scharzkopf states,  Ninety-nine percent of leadership failures are failures of character. Character growth is the Law of the Ladder, the higher your character the higher your growth and people willing to follow you.

Ask yourself and your team to dig deep to evaluate  character and lead to greater growth:

  1. Focus on being better on the inside than on thee outside – character matters
  2. Follow the golden rule – people matter
  3. Teach what you believe – passion matters (borrowed beliefs leave you powerless and passionless)
  4. Value humility above all virtues – perspective matters
    1. Big Picture
    2. Be Teachable
    3. Serve Others
    4. Be Grateful
  5. Finish Well – faithfulness matters

Taking evaluated experience into your character will explode your growth in opportunities you did not see before and or perhaps opportunities others did not trust you with before. This means keeping your core beliefs and integrity when it is the right thing for the right reason even when others disagree or looking to take short cuts.  Short cuts always lead to more work at the end because the solid foundation has not been built for significant success to stand on. 

Habit is the daily battleground of character. ~ Dan Coats

Climb the ladder of significance with the comfort of evaluated character. I guarantee a difference in the opportunities given to you and the strength of your team will explode!  Not sure where to start , please feel free to contact me!

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Tracy Worley

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John C. Maxwell (2012). 15 Invaluable Laws of Ladder, Chap9.
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!

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Tracy Worley

 

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

 

 

 

Keep It Simple Silly For Extraordinary Results

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 the saying “Keep It Simple”, but usually with the word STUPID at the end. When changing one word our whole world changes!

When I find myself in complex projects, situations, or conversations I say to myself or even out loud to my team. . .  “Keep it simple silly to achieve extraordinary results”.  I am not calling myself “silly” but changing the thought process that where the team or myself is stuck is because we have made the design too complicated! Saying this statement to yourself or out loud gives a cathartic release of frustration, blood pressure, and most of the time a smile which changes the room instantly!

Keep It Simple Tracy Worley

Designing systems is essential in keeping accountability and forward momentum to success. Question, have you designed a growth plan to be more tomorrow than  you are today, are you predictable in  your results? As Michael Gerber states, systems permit ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results predictably.”

If you don’t design  your own life plan,chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much.” ~ John Rhohn

Planning  and designing your life is finding yourself (core values),  knowing who you are (gifts, talents, strengths), and then designing a simple growth plan to obtain extraordinary results in your life. Remember, your life is not  meant to be part of an assembly line you are uniquely made to contribute the “secret sauce” only  you can offer the world.

Here are a few areas to take into account when applying design to area’s of your life (career, family, health, faith, hobby, marriage, personal growth, etc..):

  • The Big Picture: Will the system help you reach your big-picture goals?
  • Priorities: Does thee system design fit within  your values and commitments?
  • Measurement: Does tour system have a tangible way of measuring results?
  • Application: Is there a built-in system in your design to propel forward motion/action?
  • Organization: Does the system design make better use of your time, resources, and achieving higher results?
  • Consistency: Can you and will you repeat the system design on a regular basis?

The top 10% of people in their industries apply designs for growth. Designing extraordinary result systems into your life should not be complicated, and the systems themselves should not be hard to apply. In fact they should be easily repeated and followed, if you are unable to easily repeat then it is time to go back and make a few adjustments.

Challenge: look at your calendar “to do” list for the week and next coming week:

  • Is there any activity that does not fit within the big picture goals? If yes, delete or delegate.
  • Is there growth goals getting bumped due to other peoples priorities? If yes, say no.
  • Time, organization helps you from not letting one of the most valuable resources be spent without your permission: Time!
  • People, are there people you are meeting for lunch or coffee that does not set a purpose to achieving the results you desire? If so, cancel or reschedule.

Lastly, be kind to yourself. Designing your life of significance and achieving extraordinary results will not happen over night but changing course can. If you find yourself falling into old-habits just state to yourself, “keep it simple silly” and move forward without asking for permission.

I believe in you!

Look UP & OUT,

Tracy Worley

Keeping it simple  is the start to creating the success you desire and creating a dynamic team of leaders who will succeed beyond your “business-plan” expectations. Not sure where to start on designing your plan, please feel free to contact me!

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Look UP & OUT!

Tracy Worley

 

John C. Maxwell (2012). 15 Invaluable Laws of Design, Chap7.
Tracy A. Worley (2015) GRACEbreak Radio