JAM with Mike

An Archive of Mike Osorio’s Jammin’ twice-weekly email service

The Courage to Move

Thursday June 25, 2015 #735

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”

~Hugh Laurie

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Fear and lack of confidence are the culprits that stop us from doing what we know we need to do.  “It’s not the right time.”  “I’m not good enough yet – maybe after I finish that course, get a little stronger”, etc.  Yes, it is hard to push forward when you’re afraid or not completely confident – but if you really want to move forward, you must have the courage to move.  Courage doesn’t mean you’re not afraid – it is simply the willingness to move through your fear.  Go for it!

June 28, 2015 Posted by | confidence, courage | , , , | Leave a comment

Hope & Confidence

Tuesday June 23, 2015 #734

“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs:  The future can be better than the present.  And I have the power to make it so.”

~David Brooks

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Hope and confidence.  Two powerful and required tools of the successful and the soon-to-be successful person.  Even when not completely warranted, successful people virtually always possess hope and confidence.  These two factors drive them through challenges and obstacles, and inspire them to develop skills, nurture relationships and gain knowledge they’ll need to create the success they desire.

June 28, 2015 Posted by | confidence, Success | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leadership

Thursday April 2, 2015 #713

Leaders aren’t born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile.”

~Vince Lombardi

Green Bay Packers Coach Vince Lombardi, 1961 NFL Championship

Yes, for some, leadership comes more naturally than others due to innate intelligence, charisma, and confidence.  However, sustainable success as a leader requires not only some level of these talents, but also the exceptional drive, motivation and perseverance required to push through inevitable challenges.  Even someone with limited charisma and confidence, and average intelligence, can rise to effective leadership success if they are willing and able to fight through obstacles and failures with determination and grit.  And highly intelligent and charismatic individuals often fail to lead due to laziness and hubris.  Regardless of your level of talent, if given the opportunity to lead, focus on your character and drive and you can be the leader you are capable of and that your people need.

April 4, 2015 Posted by | achievement, character, confidence, Goals, leadership, motivation, Perseverance, Success, Talent | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Creating Confidence

Thursday December 18, 2014 #688

“Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act.”

~Jack Welch

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If you are in a position of leadership, the most impactful effort you can make is to intentionally and authentically provide those you lead with confidence.  Confidence in themselves and their ability; confidence in their team and what they are trying to accomplish; confidence in you.  With confidence, a person can accomplish almost anything.  To do this, you must have a compelling vision for them, be able to articulate it, and do so frequently.  What have you done today to inspire confidence?

December 21, 2014 Posted by | achievement, confidence, leadership | , , , , | Leave a comment