What does a great leader look like?…How to be a leader of impact!

“Bad leader believe they have to project control at all times.” — Simon Sinek

What makes a great leader? Leaders come and go, leadership lasts forever. The effects of leadership will last generations. We see evidence of this in traditions, laws, principles and beliefs. Leaders are temporary while their impact will live long after they are past. This is seen in every aspect of our lives. Abraham Lincoln’s presidency changed the thread of how people understand human rights. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy forever changed the mindset of civil rights. Alexander Graham Bell spearheaded how communication is achieved even to this day.

Leaders come and go, leadership lasts forever.

Leadership enables future generations to carry the torch to generations beyond their reach. Although leadership may not always have a positive impact, there is always an impact. The choice of leadership is up to you. You choose to create an impact that will ripple through generations long after you are gone. You have a responsibility to leave a legacy which will provide a blueprint for success. Great leaders understand they are accountable and choose to accept it.

What does a great leader look like?

  1. Great leaders develop leaders who learn to serve others. Weak leaders develop followers who learn to serve the leader.
  2. Great leaders invest the future of others. Weak leaders require the investment of others.
  3. Great leaders surround themselves with leaders stronger then themselves. Weak leaders are threatened with strong leaders.
  4. Great leaders build legacies of significance. Weak leaders foster selfish memories.
  5. Great leaders respect the time of others. Weak leaders are consistently late and unprepared.
  6. Great leaders pursue excellence. Weak leaders settle for mediocrity.

Great leadership is a result of a decision to be significant in the growth of future leaders to inspire greatness. A lack of accountability results in an example of complacency and entitlement. Great leadership is a discipline creating an urgency because we have an uncertain time we are on this earth. We may not know the time we have left, we can plant the seeds of significance in future generations. Great leadership is determined to be a positive impact.

Leadership enables future generations to carry the torch to generations beyond their reach.

Make today great!

Business Coach Bob Reish

How your thinking creates your habits

“All bad habits start slowly and gradually and before you know you have the habit, the habit has you.” — Zig Ziglar

Bad Habits have a way of seeping in and becoming entrenched into our mindset. A plant root has the ability to grow in and through anything. The longer is sustains and is unnoticed, it wraps itself around anything in its path. The longer is is permitted to remain undisturbed, the more difficult it is to remove it. The plant root often leaves a path of destruction.

Bad Habits effect our success in much the same way. They start out appearing benign, resulting in a malignant cancer. We often excuse bad habits as our style or the way we are. We focus on what we are unable to accomplish rather then the root of the issue. Stop bad habits by creating good habits which promote our success and lead us to our goals. When good habits become entrenched in our mindset, they will promote success by holding us accountable to do the right thing at the right time to move us toward our goals.

  1. What we think about becomes who we are.
  2. Who we associate with develops who we become.
  3. Why we do what we do identifies us with who we desire to be.
  4. Where we find ourselves determines the direction we are heading.
  5. When we decide to take action directs our successful outcome.

We will always develop habits, choose today whether they are “GOOD HABITS” or “BAD HABITS”!

Business Coach Bob Reish

The smallest detail make the biggest impact…

“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” — Admiral William McRaven

Every person that experiences the discipline of boot camp will tell you, making your bed is an important aspect of the start of day. Although the practice may seem non-essential, the discipline of small details will shape the attitude of many. A successful mindset begins with the habit of consistent details. When consistent details are followed, the mind is prepared to do what it needs to do whether it feels like it or not. Not being consistent in the small details will create a habit of inconsistent thought and practice through out the day.

Begin your day with habits that shapes your mind. When you are in circumstances that appear to be out of control, your mind will focus on the habits you have created with consistency, discipline, and persistence.

Business Coach Bob Reish

How to overcome fatigue…

” Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration, and resentment.” — Dale Carnegie

I can’t take another day! — I need a vacation! — Enough is Enough — I Quit!

You have heard someone say it, you have said them yourself. You work your fingers to the bone, for what? It never ends. You work for the weekend, the weekend is over, and you dread the week.  Sound Familiar?

Help is on the way! The solution is simple. It is not a matter of changing what you are doing, it is changing the way you think. It does not matter what you are doing, how much you make, or how you do what you do each day. How you think changes everything.

There are 4 keys that will open doors to the best part of your life.

Discipline is doing what you should do, when you should do it whether you feel like it or not.

  1. What you think is what you believe.  You can’t control what thoughts enter your mind, you can control what thoughts you allow to stay. You would not allow an unwelcome visitor enter your home and disrespect the peace of your home and stay. Why would you allow an unwelcome thought to take residence in your mind? Taking your thoughts captive is essential. Choosing not to think about something is simple, but not easy. Discipline your attention on the thoughts you know will move you in the direction of your goals. Discipline is doing what you should do, when you should do it whether you feel like it or not.
  2. What you believe determines your activity. What you believe will shape your activity.  Your activity is the reflection to the world around you of what you believe. You may be able to fool those around you for a season, but in time your true intentions will be revealed. Passion is the picture people observe when your actions line up with what you believe.
  3. Your actions determine your outcome. Your outcome is a result of your actions. You can’t control circumstances, you can control your response to circumstances. Despite what others decide to accept, you choose to accept your outcome. If you are unsatisfied with your outcome, change your thinking. Warren Buffet was once asked how the recession affected his business. He responded “It didn’t!”. When asked how that was possible, his answer ” I chose not to participate.” Although negative things may happen to you, you choose to settle with a victim mentality, or strive to be a victor.
  4. You choose to be busy or productive. You have 86,400 seconds per day. The same amount as every person on the earth. The difference is not the amount of time we have, but how you think about it which makes you different. Thinking about what activity has the greatest consequence is what separates you from a person who believes they don’t have enough time. Understanding what activity moves you toward your goal represents a person who is productive and not busy.  Productivity is a result of pursuing what is important. Busyness is the result of aimless activity. Thinking about how we use our time is the key component in achieving success and significance. The biggest barrier to thriving and not just surviving is the ability to think about what is important and not on what we can’t control. The need to refresh is a reward of focused productivity, the desire to stop is a consequence of chronic busyness.

Productivity is a result of pursuing what is important. Busyness is the result of aimless activity.

Your thinking determines your outcome. A negative mindset creates a negative outcome. A positive mindset creates a positive outcome. Creating your outcome determines the clarity of the goals in your future. Clarity reduces frustration, distractions, and disappointment. Clarity increases energy, focus, and momentum. It is your choice! If you think it is impossible, IT IS! If you think it is possible, IT IS!

To experience thriving in life and not just surviving, Reach out to Coach Bob Today! He will guide you on a path of victory. He understands the pitfalls of a victim thought process and how to turn it into a victory. Choose today to be the beginning of the best part of your life, thrive not survive.

” Turn Your Negative Emotion into Positive Momentum”

Your impact is a pebble in the water… What does your ripple look like?

” It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” — Zig Ziglar

Follow through is essential to our success. When we fail to follow through, it effects everyone. Like the pebble in the pond, a small pebble will always create a great ripple. The size of the pebble is irrelevant, the speed the pebble when it hits the water does not matter, what is important is the ripple it creates. When we follow through, we will always have an impact on the circumstances and people around us.

Your word will determine the impact on those around you. When you follow through, it has an impact. When you fail to follow through, it has an impact. Failure to follow through is a picture of the priority a person has in your life. Follow through demonstrates the value we have for others.

Let your “Yes” be “Yes”, and your “No” be “No. Be a person of your word. Integrity is doing what you say you are going to do, when you said you were going to do, whether people are looking or not.

Business Coach Bob Reish

Leadership is a Way of Life…

” The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.” — Carlos Ghosn

As we see the complex picture of dominoes ready to fall, a leader sees single dominoes strategically placed to impact the next domino. As a complex picture promotes excitement from the masses, great leaders recognize the individuals in the team placed for maximum impact for the masses.

Great leadership responds to the needs of its team, not reacting to the circumstances which surround the team.

Great leadership responds to the needs of its team, not reacting to the circumstances which surround the team. Great leadership understands the needs of the team by asking questions and listening to understand. When leaders listen to the team, they are able to guide the team to great heights.

Great Leaders:

  1. Focus on managing priorities
  2. Serve people without looking for return
  3. Become passionate about the success of others.
  4. Lead by Example.
  5. Are Disciplined in the basics.

Leadership is a way of life. We are leaders to everyone one around us. Leadership is not the position, it is the influence we are.

Business Coach Bob Reish

How to never be late again…

“Never arrive late to a meeting with a Starbucks in your hand.” — Bob Reish

We all have been late to an appointment at least once. Now all of us are thinking, ” I know someone who is always late!” I agree… There is never a reason to be late without communicating. The foundation of respect for others is respect for other people’s time. When we are intentionally late, the message is ” You are not important.” What makes it even more disrespectful is when someone arrives 5 minutes late with a Starbucks in their hand. It shows even more disrespect. If you are unable to arrive on time, there is no excuse not to communicate. Communication demonstrates respect. Life happens!

Communicate… Communicate… Communicate…

In the era of mass communication, we can make a phone call, text, email, LinkedIn, Facebook messenger, twitter, Instagram, and the list goes on. Most people are connected to at least one of these. When we fail to communicate, we are communicating disrespect. Respect is paramount to build relationships.

Keys to being on time:

  1. Plan your day the night before.
  2. Prioritize you day based on consequences.
  3. Preparation, not Procrastination
  4. Purpose to be on time (Lombardi Time!)

Respecting the time of others represents the value you see in them. If we respect their value, we will make the time count.

Be Great!

Business Coach Bob Reish

Your value is not the result of another’s opinion…

” Your value doesn’t decease based on someone’s ability to see your worth.

When Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, he believed he was a champion. If Thomas Edison believed his teacher when they said he was to stupid to learn, he would not have invented the light bulb. When Walt Disney was fired from his newspaper job because of lack of imagination, he still imagined greatness.

Your value is not based on what others think about you, it is based on who you are. When you understand the value you offer, your potential impact on others is immeasurable. When you think about the value you are, you will believe you can accomplish anything. When you believe you are a value, you will accomplish the impossible.

Be Great

Business Coach Bob Reish

Respect… The key element in communication

” I don’t care what you say about me, just spell my name right.” — P.T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum was the master of promotion and ahead of his time. He often shared wisdom which is true to this day. The best way to illustrate the value you offer is to focus on the small details. Spelling someone’s name right seems elementary, but very important. Learn what is important to a person, discover what makes them tick, and be genuine about how to improve their current situation. When we put an importance of spelling a person’s name correctly or spending the time to pronounce is correctly is a small detail that shows great respect.

Learn what is important to a person, discover what makes them tick, and be genuine about how to improve their current situation.

I am reminded of a story about a gentleman who entered an elevator. There was one gentlemen already on the elevator when he entered. He said “Hello” to the gentleman. There was no response from the gentleman on the elevator. He did not say “Hello” to generate a response but rather is was just his custom. As he exited his floor, he proceeded to his business. Later that day when he attended a required meeting, the gentleman from the elevator was also in attendance. The gentleman greeting him as ” There is the Hello Man”. Although his hello appeared to fall on deaf ears, it was well received. The hello was a minor act of respect, it become a great center of influence.

Respect is instrumental in the start of every relationship. When we determine to make the small details the utmost importance, we will experience trust at a much higher level. Paying attention to the small details will generate great returns in the future. Don’t show respect as a response, demonstrate respect as habit and lifestyle.

Respect is instrumental in the start of every relationship.

Business Coach Bob Reish

Changing your mindset, changes your future… 3 keys that will unlock your future

” Everyone can tell you the risk. An Entrepreneur can see the reward.” — Robert Kiyosaki

We all understand the risk in achieving our success, when we are able to visualize the reward, our success will immediately increase. Although resources, ability, and skills are important, visualizing the reward is a necessary mindset. Having a mindset of success is crucial in reaching your goals.

The key to changing our mindset and visualizing the reward is to think of your reward as received.

  1. Change “I will…” to “I am…”
  2. Change ” Going to…” to ” Doing…”
  3. Change ” I will have…” to ” I have…”
  4. Change ” I wish…” to “I received…”

Discover the excitement of seeing our reward as what we have accomplished versus seeing the reward as a distant hope. Thinking what we want as already achieved will increase our desired outcome. How we think is essential.

Business Coach Bob Reish