News From LBD

May 2015 Volume 7 Issue 5

       Create Your Own Path To Success


Have you considered hiring a personal coach? Jack Canfield, in The Success Principles says hiring a "personal coach is one of the best-kept secrets of the successful."


1. A coach can help you clarify your vision and goals. If you don't have a clear vision of what you want, then a coach can help you develop such a vision.


2. A coach can support you through your difficult times. If you feel you just need someone to talk to who understands and doesn't judge you, then a coach can help.


3. A coach can help you develop momentum. A coach can help you sustain that momentum and drive results.


4. A coach can help you stay on track and remain focused. A coach can help you stay focused on the important things while learning to delegate or dump the unimportant things.


5. A coach can help you take an objective look at exactly what you have been doing. A good coach will ask you to take a close, and sometimes painful, look at what you say you want, as compared to the things you are actually doing.


6. A coach may help you identify both effective and destructive behavior patterns that you may not see. Since the coach isn't standing in the forest, they can typically see the trees that you don't.


7. A coach will hold you accountable for the goals you set. A coach is not a babysitter. When you decide you want to get going and accomplish some things, a coach will not accept your excuses for why it wasn't done.


8. A coach can show you how to accomplish more by working less. Coaches are adept at teaching time-tested systems for being more productive.


9. A coach can help you discover your true passion. A coach can help you uncover your passion, the thing that will make you excited to get out of bed in the morning.


10. A coach can help you identify your core values and show you how to live in synergy with them. A coach can help you to live your life in accordance with your values. This will provide the kind of life of which you can be proud.


If you are serious about taking your life to the next level, hire a personal coach. A coach can help you realize your visions and goals.


What Leaders are Reading     


The Success Principles: How to get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.  by Jack Canfield and Janet Switzer



In celebration of its10th anniversary, this is a revised and updated edition of Jack Canfield's classic bestseller with a brand new foreword and an afterword for succeeding in the digital age. Since its publication a decade ago, Jack Canfield's practical and inspiring guide has helped thousands of people transform themselves for success. Now, he has revised and updated his essential guidebook to reflect our changing times. In The Success Principles, the co-creator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, teaching you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions.




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Leadership Tip of the Month

Direct Change


 Leaders learn to take control over change and then direct it.  


Aligning the elements of your personal and professional life with your goals generates superior results.


To best direct change you must determine your direction in life.


However, you must first know where you are now to get to where you want to go.


Steps to Direct Change:


1. Assess the strengths you possess along with the specific behaviors they produce.


2. Constantly look for and develop your strengths.


3. Identify your weaknesses so you can safeguard against them or compensate for them.


4. List the leadership traits you want to develop along with the specific behaviors that will help you become a stronger leader.


5. Develop an action plan to align your strengths, desired traits  and behaviors to your goals.


Be specific, be open-minded, challenge your self and think big.


Find a mentor or COACH to help you Direct the Change in your life or career that you desire.   


  To learn more, contact LBD.   

John Branstad
John Branstad
Quote of the Month 

"It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."


W. Somerset  Maugham


John Branstad