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Extra Points – Are You Ready?

December 1, 2014 Leave a comment

This week’s focus point…Are You Ready?14_02_DanCapJackRetouch_001

Are you ready?

This may be the most asked question known to man. Are you ready for your test? Are you ready to go out tonight? Are you ready for that sales call? Are you ready for dinner? Are you ready to meet with the investors? Are you ready for the game? Are you ready for 2015?

You get my point. The question “Are you ready” is a significant one because our careers and lives go much smoother and happier when the answer is YES. The challenge for all of us is that as we approach a new calendar year, we may still be scrambling to make sure this one gets finished!

Here’s may question for you this morning of the first day of the last month of 2014…Are you ready to be unleashed? Are you ready to trust yourself in everything you do? Are you ready to be confident? To be fearless? To be bold? To get help when you need it? And are you ready to be all you need to be for others both professionally and personally? Being unleashed takes courage and skill. It also requires that you’re ready to face the challenges with confidence, trust, and faith. So answer this question for yourself candidly…

Are you ready to be unleashed?

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

This week’s quote -
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Welcome to the most powerful and dynamic program I’ve ever created for business owners and executive leaders on unleashing your vast potential and maximizing your own unique talent and that of those around you.

My concept of the “open gate” is that unlike dogs, we as humans often tether ourselves inside our own personal gates and due to our own self-imposed limitations and fears, choose not to risk going through the open gate in front of us. The results include dissatisfaction, low self-esteem, poor leadership, bad morale, inefficiencies, and boredom. Bottom line is you and your business leave money and talent on the table.

 

Extra Points – Enhancing Strength

November 17, 2014 2 comments

This week’s focus point…Enhancing Strength14_02_DanCapJackRetouch_001

I recently had the chance to talk with a high school buddy who’s been battling Stage 4 melanoma. He is in the final stages of a grueling battle and we hope to hear positive news in a couple of weeks that it’s finally gone. He shared with me how the treatment has progressed and I learned something new.

He said that chemotherapy is not the preferred method any longer in fighting cancer. The “old school” chemo was about destroying the cancerous cells by blasting them into oblivion. The side effects on the person was brutal. He told me that today, doctors opt for Immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is a treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to fight the cancer. Basically, it’s maximizing your own body’s strengths to most effectively win a battle and be successful.

Many of you are using the old chemotherapy route rather than Immunotherapy when trying to improve yourself professionally or personally. You identify where you are “weak” and try to improve those weaknesses. Rather, you should use the strengths you already have inside of you (e.g. Immune System) and work on enhancing those for better results. You can’t be perfect in everything. Identify your strengths and what has made you successful, and then blast those with even more professional and skill development. Just as doctors have discovered a better way to fight cancer by boosting an immune system, you can find a faster and more effective way to boost your business and career (and enrich your life) by augmenting your own abilities.

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

~ Publilius Syrus

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The 2015 Unleashed Executive Experience -Click here to learn more

Welcome to the most powerful and dynamic program I’ve ever created for business owners and executive leaders on unleashing your vast potential and maximizing your own unique talent and that of those around you.

My concept of the “open gate” is that unlike dogs, we as humans often tether ourselves inside our own personal gates and due to our own self-imposed limitations and fears, choose not to risk going through the open gate in front of us. The results include dissatisfaction, low self-esteem, poor leadership, bad morale, inefficiencies, and boredom. Bottom line is you and your business leave money and talent on the table.

Sustainability and Your Untapped Talent Reserve

October 14, 2014 Leave a comment

I attended a very interesting panel discussion this morning on “The Spheres of Sustainability.” The panel was made up of 4 business leaders discussing how they integrated sustainability practices into their companies. The panelists were diverse and brought really valuable information surrounding sustainability of buildings, people, environment, and business practices.

Sustainability is literally defined as “the ability to be supported, upheld, or confirmed.” Sustainability is certainly buzzword for improving our footprint on the environment so it will be “sustained.” It’s important for the health of ourselves and our employees to “sustain” wellness.

All that being said, the discussion got me to thinking about sustainability in a broader scope. How do you “sustain” the talent that resides in your own company? You have a reservoir of skills, strengths, and abilities that reside in your employees (and yourself). How well do you support, uphold, and confirm that talent to squeeze every ounce of goodness out of it?

Sustainability is highly important ideal for our planet and out businesses moving forward. The question I pose to you involves the natural resources living in your people. Some of that talent is being used, but how much of it is left untapped? The bad news is that for many of you, if you don’t help it bubble to the top, that asset will take it’s talent elsewhere.

As you commit to sustainability in your organizational culture, don’t leave out the growth possible to your employees and yourself. This includes skills and development growth in leadership, communication, strategic thinking, time management, and personal self-worth to name a few. The ironic thing is that this opportunity is easier to get to than many other sustainability initiatives. You just have to be intentional about it.

My Unleashed Executive Experience is an open gate waiting for you or some of your key people to run through and gain that sustainability. All the panelists talked about keeping it simple, starting small, and building. That’s exactly what this program does. Click here to learn more about how it might just help you sustain and grow your own organic talent.

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

Weedin Unleashed Video – September 24, 2014

September 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Topic – Extra Points from Monday – Cigars, Donuts, and Forgiveness (and a little rewards, too).

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Extra Points ~ New Paint

September 15, 2014 Leave a comment

14_02_DanCapJackRetouch_001This week’s focus point…New Paint

My wife Barb and I like watching the “Do It Yourself” home shows on TV. I’m not sure we have the gumption to do all of these renovations ourselves, yet we often get ideas for changes. In fact, this weekend we are strategizing over changes in our dining room and living room to try and maximize our space and utilize it more effectively. We often find that we are only using part of what we have and thus not making the most of the house.

As business professionals, we often don’t utilize the majority of our “house,” either. In this case, our talents, skills, and strengths. One of the reasons is because we become complacent. In your house, it’s easy to get comfortable with the look and feel and not change. You can go on for years without making any noticeable change and so you get what you get out of your house.

In business, it’s also easy to avoid making changes, never adding anything new, never shaking things up, or never just simply adding a coat of “new paint” to your equations. The result is becoming stale, stagnant, and unfulfilled. Why not take a cue from these home improvement shows and improve yourself with that new coat of paint, updated living space, or new addition? You never know…you might just find that the new you brings excitement and energy to that “old home!”

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

 This week’s quote -

 You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

~ Robin Williams


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Breathing Your Own Exhaust is Hazardous to Your Health

August 5, 2014 2 comments

We all know that if you park your car in your garage, shut the door and leave the car running, you have problems. If you stay in the car, the carbon monoxide will overtake the oxygen and very quickly suffocate you. Breathing your own exhaust is fatal.

The same is true in business.

If you continue doing what you’ve always done (sitting in your car); never take any input advice, coaching, mentoring, or any kind of professional development and solely listen to yourself (exhaust); and close out all avenues of risk (closed garage door); you will also suffocate your career. It’s called “breathing your own exhaust,” and the concept was fist taught to me by my professional mentor, Alan Weiss. I was reminded of it during my live broadcast yesterday (watch recording below ~ 24 minutes).

It’s easy to become a lone wolf. You can be sole practitioner consultant or an executive in a Fortune 500 company. It doesn’t matter. If you spend too much time listening only to yourself, you can’t grow and expand. You have to bring in some “fresh air.”

This week, I have started a campaign to call people (that’s right, call NOT email) in my community to ask what topics they want to see me address in my newsletters and videos. The response has been fantastic and I’ve picked up some new ideas that I’d never considered. It’s one of the ways I try to take in fresh air to keep my intellectual property relevant and fresh. What can you do in your business to do the same?

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Weedin Unleashed Video – July 28th

July 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Watch the recording from Monday’s broadcast. The topic this week is “Barking Up the Wrong Tree” (15 min)

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