Back when I was about to conduct my second solo program, I received an email from someone requesting to be a Dale Carnegie instructor. He wrote to me explaining that he had done some technical course development in the past and he was looking to branch out from his software background to do something new.
I had to explain to him that the requirements for being an instructor are quite involved and different from what he had already experienced. While his credentials were impressive, the Dale Carnegie leadership team would require him to undergo an intensive, 2-year coaching process aimed specifically at adult learning.
Graduations are a time of transition. A point in time when mentors, instructors, and coaches can recognize individuals for making a change in their growth or evolution.
A few weeks ago, I held my first graduation of 2017. Recently, I held my second one in Stockton. And once again, I am in awe of the unstoppable power of the human spirit and our ability to create a change when we focus our attention on what we want to achieve.
Dale Carnegie Course Modesto Graduation Highest Achievement Award
Last week I had the pleasure of performing my first Dale Carnegie Course graduation of 2017.
I enjoy program graduations because they signify a transition. Much like the transition between winter and spring, this is a time when participants recognize overlooked skills and abilities, and begin the process of their personal transformation.
Here’s a tip for you when you begin creating your vision. Remember that your vision is not your mission statement. It is not your reason for existence, and it is not your life purpose.
Your vision is a visual representation of how you see your future self. It is a future desirable description of your life. Brian Tracy once said in one of his seminars, “Those who don’t plan out their future don’t get to have one.” Creating a vision is the first step in planning out your desirable future.
A Dale Carnegie Primer on Developing Your Memory
An essential part of any communication process is preparing your information so you can deliver it easily and your audience can assimilate and recall it effortlessly. If your audience can access and use your information, they can quickly turn that information into usable knowledge and you will be their hero.
“This year I’ll get a better job!”
“I’m going to be my own boss!”
“I’m ready to spend more time with family and friends!”
We start out with such excitement, enthusiasm, and confidence! But as excited and confident as we are it’s not long before our Inner Critic rears its ugly voice!
In my blog post, Three Attributes I’ve Seen In Successful People, I shared what knew to be the common traits successful people shared. It was after I posted my article that I found myself reflecting on the name, Jim Rohn, a highly successful American and author of An Inspired Life.