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Reviewing Relationships…and thinking about Equipping

So, last Friday at Coffee and Coaching we got started looking at being a REAL success. John Maxwell teaches that success depends upon being able to develop and master four dimensions: Relationships, Equipping, Attitude, and Leadership. Naturally, we took first things first and talked about the 10 rules of relationships. The one that I find most interesting is the “101% Rule.” Now, I’m normally the kind of guy who feels that if we are getting real about things then I usually reject the ol’ 110% type things — giving a little bit extra… but the 101% Rule is a little different.

When we are seeking to have a relationship with people, we should focus on that 1% that we can both agree on and give that 100% of our effort rather than do what we often do, focus on the 1% we disagree on and give THAT 100% of our effort. When I was first married, my wife Ellen would cook dinner for me every night. At the end of each meal, she would ask, “How did you like it?” Knowing that as a newlywed she was eager to please me, I took her question to mean two things: Did you like it? How can it be better? My usual answer was, “Dinner was great. But xxx would make it even better next time.”

After a couple of months of this, one evening she about told me I could cook for myself! I was way to focused on the 1% we didn’t agree on and giving it 100% of my attention, instead of doing just the opposite. I definitely had some making up to do.

Truth is all of us get very sensitive when we are seeking to build relationship and people instead focus on our faults. On the other hand, we really build trust and confidence in people who are totally committed to the things we have in common. Why not be intentional this week about the 101% Rule and build trust with your team this week?

Equipping for Success

This week at Coffee and Coaching we will be talking about Equipping for Success. Big, lasting achievements always require a team to get them done. What are you doing to assemble and equip your team so that they can help you reach that vision of your goal? Are you holding back at all? Why not come learn about

About Coffee and Coaching

Coffee and Coaching is an informal affair. Each week, we present a business or personal development topic to help people move forward their businesses. After the talk and Q & A session, a coach does some “laser coaching” where people have the opportunity to share a current challenge they are facing and discover a logical next step to get them moving forward in the right direction. After the coach gets things moving, the group is invited to “Mastermind” with the volunteer to discover additional novel ways to approach the issue. As the meeting begins to wrap up, people will have an opportunity to connect and network.

Coffee and Coaching is brought to you by TIPS: Together Inspiring Personal Success. Meetings are Friday afternoons from 3 PM to 5 PM at the Cosner’s Corner Panera Bread, 10059 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA. There is no charge for Coffee and Coaching.

Come out and bring a friend!

Join a Mastermind in October!

Do you want to explore leadership or the art of building connections to improve your personal and business relationships? Then join a Mastermind today! We are offering two different Mastermind experiences this fall/winter based upon your experience and needs.

A Mastermind is a group of individuals gathered together in unity to tackle a specific challenge or opportunity. Our Masterminds offer a safe environment to explore leadership topics and build one another up.

Are you new to personal/professional development? Why not try our 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Mastermind? Over a period of 8 weeks, we will explore and strengthen your leadership skills using John C. Maxwell’s The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership as a source of discussion and sharing.

Have you been through our program? Then why not explore how to strengthen the connections in your business and personal relationships with our Connection Mastermind based on John C. Maxwell’s book Everyone Communicates, Few Connect.

Both programs will be offered via teleconference, making it convenient wherever you may be. The 21 Irrefutable Laws will be offered at the following times (all times Eastern):

  • Mondays at 8PM starting 11/12/12
  • Wednesdays at 8PM starting 11/14/12
  • Fridays at Noon starting 11/16/12

Tuition is free if you have not already graduated from a previous DBA presented Mastermind. (If you are a grad and wish to audit, call me and we can work something out.)

The Connection Mastermind will meet Tuesdays at 7 PM starting 11/13/12. Tuition is only $199 for the 10-session Mastermind.

You can sign up by clicking here.

How would you like to be a REAL Success?

There are several components you need to master in order to be a REAL success in life. At Coffee and Coaching this November, we will discuss the secret contained in REAL — Relationships, Equipping, Attitude, and Leadership — in order to help you along your success journey. Using material from John C. Maxwell’s book How To Be A REAL Success, we will examine these areas and help you put together your plan for becoming a REAL success.

Calendar

11/2 – Introduction / Relationships
11/9 – Equipping
11/16 – Attitude
11/23 – Happy Thanksgiving (No Coffee and Coaching)
11/30 – Leadership / Wrap-up

Format

Coffee and Coaching is an informal affair. Each week, we present a business or personal development topic to help people move forward their businesses. After the talk and Q & A session, a coach does some “laser coaching” where people have the opportunity to share a current challenge they are facing and discover a logical next step to get them moving forward in the right direction. After the coach gets things moving, the group is invited to “Mastermind” with the volunteer to discover additional novel ways to approach the issue. As the meeting begins to wrap up, people will have an opportunity to connect and network.

Logistics

Coffee and Coaching is brought to you by TIPS: Together Inspiring Personal Success. Meetings are Friday afternoons from 3 PM to 5 PM at the Cosner’s Corner Panera Bread, 10059 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA. There is no charge for Coffee and Coaching. Come out and bring a friend!

Admin

So join us Fridays at Panera Bread in Cosner’s Corner, 10059 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA. All meetings are Fridays from 3 to 5 PM. For more information, call me: (703) 622-5282.

Oh, and bring a friend!