An Overview for Five Keynote
I. FOUR STEPS TO OVERCOMING A MAJOR FAILURE OR DEFEAT
A major failure, defeat or disappointment is not fatal nor is it final.
When a crisis looms on the horizon, it will never telegraph its arrival
-- it will strike suddenly, unexpectedly and many times it will be
How would you handle it if you were stripped of your dignity, self-worth,
honor, family, friends, money, career, reputation, clothing, and even
your physical freedom? The tinsel and glitter of Hollywood gave me a
blind side as I bailed out of a troubled motion picture project, starring
four Dallas Cowboy football players. I traded off short term gain for
long term pain, and by all standards, it is a lousy trade. It led to
my DARKEST HOUR.
II. NOTHING BUT NET
There are no shortcuts to success. You can't fake it until you make it.
There is no substitute for preparation -- the way you practice is the
way you play. It takes perfect practice to enjoy perfect play. In fact,
it takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to enjoy a spectacular
performance. Your people will be given a game plan on how to take it
to a new level, professionally and personally.
III. WINNING WHEN YOU GOTTA WIN
When the vise is closing in on you from both sides, sweat pouring off
your brow and your fingers barely hanging on, it is possible to win
in those MUST WIN situations, even when the pressure is the most intense.
Mental toughness separates the great ones from the good ones. In business
and in sports mental toughness sets yourself apart from the pack – ZONE
MENTALITY is where the action is!
IV. THE BEST NEVER REST
There is grave danger and a high degree of risk for getting in your comfort
zone. You must run a little scared and hungry every day—don't
get smug or cozy, don't become lethargic or complacent—the only
way to coast is down hill and it doesn't take long to hit rock bottom.
The great NBA coach, Pat Riley says, "Complacency
is like a disease sitting on your shoulder, just waiting for you to
let your guard down."
Have vision that sees down the road what the average person never sees
until after the fact. You will be the trend setter, you will be setting
the pace, and others will be choking on your dust. There is no way you
can increase your capacity to do anything until you STRETCH! Give every
effort in making last week, last month, and last year look ever so small.
V. THE SWOOSH FACTOR
Does your corporation have THE SWOOSH FACTOR? Good is not good enough,
make excellence your standard. A quote from the book 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY
EFFECTIVE PEOPLE, "the enemy of the best is good." How many
times have you heard someone say, "Isn't this good enough?" Have
an exceptional drive to exceed the expectations of everyone counting
on you. Be dissatisfied in spite of progress. Have a personal mission
statement, vision statement, and passion statement. Redefine yourself
in all the important areas. It will be a defining moment in creating
your own momentum, and going beyond success and becoming significant
in all you do.