JAM with Mike

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

Knowing What You Want

Thursday May 21, 2015 #727

“Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.”

~Don Herold

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It is important to occasionally sit back and reflect on how you are living your life and how and with whom you are spending your time.  The speed of today’s life and the increasing demands on our time can easily create a situation where we can go for months or even years without authentically and critically assessing if what we are working so hard at is something that is aligned with what we really want and with what nurtures us.  Spend a little time today to think about this in your own life, and regardless of your conclusions, also schedule your next “appointment” with yourself no more than 4 months later to start a habit of regular reflection to ensure all your hard efforts remain aligned with your purpose and goals.

May 31, 2015 Posted by | Goals, Happiness, purpose, reflection | , , , , , , | 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

Don’t Wait!

Tuesday January 6, 2015 #693

“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.”

~Mario Andretti

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As you start back to work and/or your normal daily routines, do not lose your enthusiasm for all the great ideas and goals you set for yourself as 2014 ended and the New Year began.  Spend 5 minutes each morning reminding yourself and regaining your energy which you will need to keep moving forward.  Don’t wait to start this – do it today!

January 18, 2015 Posted by | enthusiasm, Goals | , , , | Leave a comment