Throw your Soul Through Every Open Door

 

Considered by many to be one of the greatest songs of all time, “Rolling in the Deep” was acclaimed by music critics and represented a commercial breakthrough for the artist Adele, propelling her to international success. The song reached number one in 11 countries and the top five in many more regions. It was Adele’s first number-one song in the United States, reaching the top spot on many Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, where it was number one for seven weeks. By February 2012, “Rolling in the Deep” had sold over 8.7 million copies in the United States, making it the best-selling digital song by a female artist in the US.   From Wikipedia website

Although the song is about a troubling romantic breakup, it contains a powerful thought for success.

Throw your soul through every open door.
Count your blessings to find what you look for.

  • To succeed in life, you must learn how to give yourself wholeheartedly to new adventures.
  • To find staying power in crisis, you must learn to count your blessings to find your contentment.
  • To offer the world something unique, you must learn to turn your sorrowful experiences into golden insights.

Is there something you are interested in that you think if you engaged, it would help you move forward? Stop waiting to join. Stop testing the waters of involvement.  Quit paddling around in the shallows of your dream.  “Throw your soul through the open door.”

Half-hearted efforts will never lead you to success.

Determine today that you are going to throw your soul through the next door that opens for you.

If You Do This, You Have a Chance to Reach Your Dreams

 

“Kim Beckham’s message at the East Texas Leadership Summit 2018 provided a blueprint for me to take action in an area of my life.”

This was a quote sent to me by a young lady, who heard me speak at a leadership event. I shared key truths in the speech from my soon to be published book,“Game Changers, The People, Places and Ideas That Change Your Life.”  She wrote down four of them and put them to work. Just like I do when I coach people, I encouraged the participants in the seminar that knowledge is only useful when we put it to work. This woman did just that and she landed a new job with a huge increase in pay.

In my last blog, I wrote about her use of the concept I coached her on, which was “to start thinking big.”  Today, I want to share the last concept I shared with the group, which was to do a new thing.  

You have to do something different.  There is no change without new activity.  If you want a better job, you have to improve your skills and bring more to the marketplace.  If you want to improve your skills you need to go back to school, get some professional coaching, or take an online course.  If you are not reaching your goals with your current action, then it’s time to do a new thing.   As one jokester put it, “If it ain’t working, don’t do it harder.” 

What are you unhappy about in your life?  If you want it to change, you have to do a new thing.

This means:

  • You can’t stay in your comfort zone.
  • You can’t depend on your old network.
  • You can’t refuse to learn new skills.

The lady, who heard me speak, took action.  She decided it was time to do something new and she was willing to take a risk. She filled out a resume for her dream job, and mailed it to a potential employer.  She landed the biggest job of her life, but it would never have happened if she hadn’t done a new thing.

Do a new thing today and move yourself toward your goals.  It’s the only way things will ever change.

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You’re Not A Tree

SHE TOOK ACTION AND SOMETHING BIG HAPPENED

“Kim Beckham’s message at the East Texas Leadership Summit 2018 provided a blueprint for me to take action in an area of my life.”

This was a quote sent to me by a young lady who heard me speak at a local leadership event. I shared in the speech some key truths from my soon to be published book,“Game Changers, The People, Places and Ideas That Change Your Life.”  She wrote down five of them and put them to work. Just like I do when I coach people, I encouraged the participants in the seminar that knowledge is only useful when we put it to work. This woman did just that.  Here’s her quote

“I took a leap of faith after a friend encouraged me and I pondered on Kim’s message, I took a deep breath; this mind re-framing  he shared at the East Texas Leadership Summit was truly a game changer for me. One of the five points was:  Do a new thing…(send your name to a prospective employer).  I did, and the new  position was offered to me.”

 She was blown away by the new opportunity and the increased salary.

What opportunity is waiting for you if you will just take action?

The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing while expecting a different result.

I’ve always loved the Jim Rohn quote, “If you don’t like the way things are, change it! You’re not a tree.

In my next blog, I’ll share another of the five points from the “Game Changers” speech and I’ll coach you on how to make powerful changes in your life.