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“The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!” ~ Earl Nightingale You are the CEO of your own career… You […]

Do You Have 20:20 Vision?

When you dial up the Mission, Goals, Plans and Prioritize Colors on your Learn & Burn: Success Essentials you are confronted with the need for crystal-clear vision.

Vision of the future you want to create.

Over the years, we have found that there are two distinct kinds of people: 1. People who take hold, extend their reach… and grab on to the future with both hands — like it is the ride of their life. 2. People who are quite afraid of the future and just hope they can make it through the trials and tribulations to the end.

Living in the shadow of your fears robs you of your future… reduces your true potential… and causes you to live in the shadow of regrets and recrimination. The good news is, fear is both natural and controllable.

All you have to do is look around for 10 seconds to see that the world has become an increasingly hyper-competitive environment. Everybody is looking for an edge in the quest to get ahead.

Many people think that the only competition worth recognizing is the competition that comes from within. We must compete against ourselves and raise the bar on our personal best — making today better than yesterday… and tomorrow better than today!

My dear friend, Ryan Sarti, wrote and produced this wonderful music video as a tribute to all who serve.

Remember, all gave some… some gave all… and they deserve to be remembered with respect and honor.

Many of us will enjoy this long weekend with our friends and families. Many will place flowers on the graves of those who, even beyond the clutches of death, are still important to us.

So often when we look at our lives, we filter it through the lens of someone else’s life.

When we look, we can’t really see below the surface, since we don’t have X-Ray Vision. So what we see is their shape… their smiles… their homes… their cars… their toys… and infer some degree of happiness on them. They LOOK happy, so they must BE happy.

So often we try to do things in fits and starts.

We declare a Goal without ever giving ANY thought to how much time, money, passion, love, purpose, direction, emotional commitment, relationship commitments — and how all these variables will fit together to achieve the desired results:

Some people see life as a glass half full… a glass half empty… or a glass that has been shattered by living with failed hopes and dreams… for far too long. At virtually every level, VISION requires you to actually SEE. Otherwise, regardless of what you say, you are simply BLIND to the world around you.

From the time I can remember, maybe around 4-5, my life revolved around making dreams come true.

My dad and I read the Tom Swift and Horatio Alger books together. Hard work resulting in wealth — well beyond the dreams of a little boy living on the east side of Fremont Ohio — was the message.

Going on grand adventures, in far off lands was the hope envisioned.

I have always felt emotionally connected to the future. To all those Someday’s yet to be lived.

Superhero Ends Retirement to Get Americans Off Their Butts and But… But… Buts to get Fit Smart Fast! We have a serious problem, and it’s not going away by itself. The economy is relentless. Great jobs are at risk. Career dissatisfaction is at an all time high — job security is at an all time […]

So often we think about success in the abstract.

Winning and losing. Making more money. Career advancement.

What we need to remember is that it is our inner-desire to reach our full potential that drives enduring success.

If you are completely happy with the way things are, you will never change. No need. If you are perfectly content with who you are… what you do… and how you do it, great! You have no desire to grow any further.

However, if you recognize that you are a work in progress and that you have the potential for serious improvement, each and every day, you have the right spirit for fast-tracking your success track.

So often we take our circumstances for granted. We are here and now… what more is there?

We find ourselves stuck — or worse, running in place — and wonder why we are not making better time!

We look up and BAM, 5-10 years have blown by with no real progress towards our career or financial goals.

There is a simple solution. Strive to become the MVP within your company each month.

For the last few years, down-sizing, right-sizing and constant reorganizations have left companies confused and conflicted.

Smart leaders know that people are their most important asset, yet payroll is the first thing to be slashed and burned.

The result is that every company in America is now required to do a whole lot MORE with a whole lot LESS.

The battle cry from the boardroom to the lunchroom is Greater RESULTS ~ Fewer PEOPLE.

“Humanity needs practical men/women, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit.” ~ Marie […]

The Message is Clear: The more we learn, the more we earn.

The more we burn, the better we feel.

We need a nation of people who are committed to performance excellence — personally and professionally.

We need a nation of people who are FIT. We need a nation of people who are SMART. We need a nation of WINNERS who believe in the beauty of their dreams and are willing to do the work to realize them.

“Your ability to learn faster than your competition is your only sustainable competitive advantage.” ~ Ari De Gues

We all want to WIN!

Learn and Burn is all about giving you winning IDEAS faster than you can get them anywhere else. To shape and mold your thinking, so you can work smarter, compete harder and out-hustle those who are trying to take YOUR prize away from YOU!

Learn FASTER and you move up the food chain from “also-ran” to real winner.

You EVOLVE into the person you are meant to be.

When we started TQ, we believed our mission was to release all the great ideas locked inside of books. Huge idea!

Think of all the great ideas brilliant writers have presented inside the pages of their books. But, there they sit — up on the shelf — out of sight, out of mind.

Our big idea was to inject great ideas directly into your brain, bypassing all the pages of fluff, opinion and engrossing stories.

A Leader’s Number One Job…

When you get right down to it, there is only one job for a leader.

To keep HOPE alive.

This is also the job of every mom and dad… every politician… every teacher… every minister… and yes, this is YOUR number one job.

When you hold yourself accountable for the Results you actually GET in the Time you HAVE, you have taken a giant step in the direction of your dreams.

Accountability for RESULTS means you are no longer engaging in “victim thinking.”

You are thinking like a winner — expecting to WIN and playing the game accordingly.