Common Client End Games

You’re in transition and looking for a high definition picture of what’s next.

You want to be a leader with avid followers.

You’re Generation Y (mid 20’s to early 30’s) and want to do big things.

You want your high potentials to act, not wait for direction.

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You want your customers to say “I’d be crazy to do business with anyone but you.”

You’re a business owner who’s tired of long hours and wants more family time.

You’ve tasted success and want more.

What’s next? You know your destiny includes a greater cause.

Steve is one of the most energetic professionals I have had the pleasure to work with during his time as a Director with the Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce. He continually thinks outside the box, consistently presenting innovative ideas and thoughts. One of Steve’s finest attributes, in my opinion, is his incredible gift for public speaking. He is remarkably engaging, as well as fun to watch and hear! Paired with that is a sincere desire to listen and learn from and about his peers.
Executive Director, Chamber of CommerceBaldwinsville, NY

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TIP OF THE DAY FROM STEVE BOREK:

“I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the wastebasket.” ~ Ernest Hemingway >>> Early on, this quote helped me feel more confident about my blog writing.

What’s your life been about? Personally? Professionally? 

Is your glass half empty or half full? Whatever your answer, put it all in a bigger glass! 🙂 

Accept where you are at this moment. Don’t make it better nor worse. Just be honest with yourself. 

Celebrate every W.

If you’re dissatisfied with your current life, ask yourself what your current life is a metaphor for. ~ Steven Pressfield >>> Well? 

One small crack does not mean that you are broken….it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart. ~ Linda Poindexter >>> Just keep moving.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston Churchill >>> Keep going.

Failing is the price you pay to enter the discovery room. 

Everything you want or who you desire to become begins with a choice.

I coach 98% of clients by phone and/or Skype in a half dozen countries. What’s your endgame?

The first one to make 5,000 mistakes wins. If you’re not failing, you’re not taking enough chances. 

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. ~ Samuel Johnson >>> What new habits are a permanent part of you? 

Are you the orchestra leader of your own life or are you allowing society and its institutions to dictate you how to live? Are you playing by someone else’s rules or creating your own? ~ Steve Siebold, Author, FAT LOSER! Mental Toughness Book for Dieters 

Average is over. Be memorable to those you serve.

“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful…“ Billie Mobayed 

I help clients stretch their minds and go to places they’ve never been. Once they expand their surroundings, reverting back to their outdated environment is never an option.

Take a look at how you run your business, your life. What are you modeling for your kids? My Ahha moment during an interview with a client.

“The only way around is through.” ~ Robert Frost >>> Does it feel scary? Great. Watch what happens when you get to the other side of fear.

Saying things will eventually get better is a hope strategy. How’s that workin for ya? 

To get great answers, ask great questions.

“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.” ~ Albert Einstein >>> Be more childlike; in a state of curiosity. 

Sometimes you’ve got to just get out of your own way.

Where the focus goes the focus grows. What focus seeds are you planting? 

A coach is the mirror to your blind spots. 

What’s the story you’re telling yourself? Don’t like your results? Change your story.  

What do you want more than anything else? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to get it? 

A river never pushes. It flows in a natural direction. Effortlessly. Where are you pushing? What needs to happen for you to flow?

“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be your only sustainable competitive advantage.” ~ Arie de Geus >>> The competition isn’t standing still. What are you learning? 

No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important ~ Mary Kay Ash >>> Ahem. Stop looking at your electronic device.

Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regrets. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher >>> Consistently doing just one would be an achievement for many. 

Spinning wheels or traction? My clients live in the latter.

Believe it then you’ll see it.

“Magic happens when you tell the Universe what you want it to do for you. Miracles happen when you ask how you can be of service to the Universe.” ~ Marianne Williamson >>> Too woo woo for you? I once thought the same. No longer. Try a sip of the Woo Woo Kool-Aid. No need to gulp. 

“Loosen up; you’re not going to convince them anyway. Speeches aren’t about turning archenemies into cheering supporters. Presentations are mainly opportunities to reassure those who already agree with you that you’re a horse worth betting on” ~Tom Peters 

I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking. ~Joan Rivers >>>What do you really want to say?

Cause I need to move, I need to wake up… I need to change, I need to shake up. ~ Melissa Etheridge > >>When clients hire me, things start to change. Their energy is different. That’s what it’s about. Changing your energy.

You can’t help everyone, but you can help someone.

Does your business need buffing? Where would you begin first?

OK, keep thinking about it. At some point, you or your idea will become irrelevant. 

Desperation can cloud your thinking process. A coach can see what you can’t or aren’t willing to see.

You can never be ready. There’s way too much information to know.

Be patient when it seems things are not going right and may never be right again. Accept that what is yours will come to you in the right way at just the right time. ~ Iyanla Vanzant >>> Ya gotta believe! 

Success is inevitable when the plan aligns with your who.

Waiting for everything to be perfect is paralysis through analysis.

“Too often, we put up with mediocrity, telling ourselves that later in life we’ll do what we want.” ~ Daniel  >>> Most people land on the island of mediocrity. Ho hum. 

I admire a person who’s willing to do whatever’s necessary. ~Jack Sparrow >>> Are you willing? 

“The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations.” ~ Julia Cameron >>> As their coach, I get my client to love their authentic self.

The best leaders I’ve known create more leaders. 

People don’t resist change. They resist being changed. ~ Peter Senge >>> People also resist the work required to change. 

What’s holding you back?

What’s the cost of not starting today?

When’s the last time you did something that scared you?

“We all are manufacturers in a way – making good, making trouble or making excuses.” ~ H. V. Adolt >>> What kind of a manufacturer are you? 

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming Wow! What a Ride!” ~ Hunter S. Thompson 

Whatever makes you weird, is probably your greatest asset. ~ ~Joss Whedon >>> What’s your weirdness? 🙂 

Change is one step away if you’re willing.

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.” ~ Alan Alda >>> When’s the last time you cleaned your windows? 

Keep on keepin on. You’re almost there.

Hustle.

Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember our rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it. ~ Steven Pressfield >>> Like the time I danced the runway in front of hundreds of strangers to raise money for charity. Scary! But I did it! 

Leaders are always being watched.

Where is your focus? For most it’s on what they don’t want. Where your focus lands, is where your focus expands. 

Stop shoulding all over yourself. 

A coach helps you to get where you want to go, faster. The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. ~Confucius >>> Actions speak louder than words. Easier said than done. 

Everyone has dormant potential. They just don’t see it. This is where I come in. 

If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong. ~ Groucho Marx >>> Every day I make someone laugh. It’s who I am. My oxygen. Hearing others laugh and smile gives me life.

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” ~ William Blake 

Being authentic requires courage. Been there. I have the T-shirt. 

Did you know, every week I write a blog post? Yup. Most times it’s average. Though every now and then I write something that’s pretty good. Click on the Blog tab above to check it. 

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The hardest part is taking the first step. Then taking another and another. Each successive step is easier than the previous one.

“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be your only sustainable competitive advantage.” ~ Arie de Geus >>> The competition isn’t standing still. What are you learning? 

Take a look at your performance over the last month, quarter, year, etc. Where ever you land on the scale is a direct result of your thoughts. Change your thoughts and you’ll change your performance.

If it’s important enough, you’ll find a way. If it’s unimportant you’ll come down with excusitis: all the reasons why you can’t do it.  

What if your customer could look inside your business. What would they see?

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. ~Steve Jobs >>> Consistent action is the key. 

Usually, I don’t have the I Dream of Jeannie solution. Meaning, in one or two calls you’re totally transformed. Not usually the case. Change takes time.

So many books, so little time.

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” ~ Coco Chanel >>> Average is over. Set yourself apart so people notice. Otherwise you’ll blend with the masses in the land of mediocrity. 

Nothing gets me more pumped than giving oxygen to my client’s dormant potential.  

What’s the story you’re telling yourself? Are you describing your past or present or feeding yourself a script that will change your future?

Great leaders inspire a shared vision.  

You were going to make a change last month, last year, etc. though you put it off. How’s that working?

As I pulled into the environs of Asheville, I saw a homeless person standing on a corner, holding his proverbial cardboard sign. It read, I’m dreaming of a cheeseburger. I’ve never seen a more innovative message from a floater. This man has dormant potential. Anyone that creative has the ability to turn things around. I hope he does. 

I wasn’t poor back then, I just didn’t have any money. Mary Carillo’s commencement address, to the Elon graduating class of 2014. >>> It’s all a matter of perspective. 

Acknowledgements are gifts. How many gifts will you give today?

If it looks good, you’ll see it. If it sounds good, you’ll hear it. If it’s marketed right, you’ll buy it. But… If it’s real… you’ll feel it. ~ Kid Rock >>>

I’ve never sold a single coaching engagement. The prospective client enthusiastically enrolls because I’m real and they feel it.

Shine the spotlight on your team while applauding in the wings. Humility is the sign of a great leader.

Why not you? Huh?

Life is to be lived. ~ Katharine Hepburn >>> Are you living or simply surviving? 

What’s your endgame?

To crush your endgame you’ve got to be willing to commit. There is no Plan B.

Sometimes a change will do you good.

Leaders are learners.

The short way is the long way and the long way is the short way.

In what way are you different from one year ago?

Be real. There’s a reason Brad Pitt gets huge bank to be someone else. It’s hard to do. Just be yourself.

Your days are numbered. This is not a dress rehearsal.