Do you ever find yourself worrying about getting somewhere that you’re not? Do you worry about landing a new job… reaching a sales goal… finding that perfect someone? Those are all valid examples of wants and desires, but worrying about not having those things does nothing to help you get there! What does help? A plan of specific actions you are committed to taking and dates by-when you will take action. Then, ask for help and accountability for doing what you say you are going to do! Worrying only creates mental exhaustion and confusion. Action with an accountability team beside you is what gets results!

Just a thought.

Clay S. Nelson

When you are a leader, your leadership doesn’t take vacations or down time. No matter where you are, people look to you as an example; they take mental note of who you are being in all situations. So, what kind of leader do you want to be seen as? Are you a leader doing great things, but being a jerk as you do them, or are you a leader who’s doing great things and growing outrageous leaders by being a warm and gracious leader yourself?

Ultimately, you choose how the world sees you, and I can make you one guarantee. As a leader, you will make a much bigger difference with a smile on your face and laughter in your heart then you ever will with an iron fist.

Just a thought.

Clay S. Nelson

28 May 2014

Choose Success

I know four teenaged girls who organize an annual charity event, and in order for that event to remain successful, these girls have to start delegating and teaching other children how to do what they do, and guess what? They have all of the same objections that I’ve heard business leaders use for over three decades! Yet, if these young girls don’t take on delegation and teaching, their event will simply fade away as they move on in their lives, and the same could be said of you and your business. If you choose not to delegate and teach what you know, your business will only survive as long as you do. It’s a sobering thought, but you can choose otherwise. Choose to teach… choose to delegate… choose success.

Just a thought.

Clay S. Nelson

I’ve said it thousands of times, “I am the only person who has a say in how my life turns out!” Yet, there are days that I’m left scratching my head in bewilderment. The fishing I had planned… it isn’t happening. The grass I had planned to be mowing by now… it’s covered by snow. The world and all its upsets… it doesn’t look the way I think it should.

Clearly, there are many things that we can’t control, but what we CAN control is our reactions to the world around us. I choose whether or not to embrace these late Spring snows. I choose to be happy or not in an increasingly negative world. You can too! Choose to BE who you say you are no matter what the world throws at you.

Just a thought.

Clay S. Nelson

Very rarely do we say just the right thing… in just the right way… and, even rarer is what we say being heard in the way it was intended! So, when you catch yourself saying the wrong thing, instead of wishing you could “pause” your communication, rewind, and then re-record:

1) Forgive yourself, 2) Clean up your communication misstep, and 3) Move on!

All we have in the domain of communication is the ability to forgive ourselves and restart. All we can do is dance with what we have in front of us, and isn’t that what life is about anyway?

Just a thought.

Clay S. Nelson


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