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Success has a Formula

As you strive to maximize your performance in 2022, remember success has a formula:

You must have a growth mindset (winning attitude). 

You must do the right things (behaviors).

You must do these things the right way (execution).

Average performers fail this formula. So remember…

WHAT you do and HOW you do it will determine WHERE you’re going and how successful you will be WHEN you get there.

Make a Great Day!


If You Do Only 1 Thing Today…

Help People

Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Breakthrough Your Comfort Zone with Navy SEAL’s ‘40% Success Rule’

It’s no secret that most people fall well short of achieving all they are capable of. They fall victim to complacency, reach a ‘good enough’ position and settle for the status quo.

As I often say.. If good enough is good enough for you then you’ll never achieve greatness.

If Good Enough Is Good Enough For You Then You'll Never Achieve Greatness TH1

Perfectly aligned with this principle, this recently published book by Jesse Itzler provides a unique perspective on breaking through your comfort zone:

Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet

Promoting the book, Business Insider published the video below.

Here’s the self-explanatory summary as published on YouTube:

“Jesse Itzler felt he was in a rut. So he asked Navy SEAL David Goggins to live with him for 31 days, during which Jesse would do anything David told him to do.

Jesse would later write “Living With A Seal” documenting the grueling experience of getting whipped into shape by one of the toughest men on the planet. They ran through snow storms, jumped into a frozen lake, and did lots and lots of push-ups.

Here, Jesse and David talk about actively pushing yourself and the 40% rule, which means when you think your done and have reached your limit, you’re actually only 40% done.”


As Jesse said, “you can’t improve when you’re on autopilot. You have to get out of the complacency of the routine”. 

Indeed. Follow Jesse’s advice and the Navy SEAL’S 40% Success Rule, tap into your ‘reserve tank’ and breakthrough your comfort zone to achieve higher levels of success!

Steve 🙂

Small, Consistent Improvements Over Time Equal BIG Results!

No doubt you’ve seen and heard many “get rich quick” offers over the years. Around since the early 1900’s, most of these schemes promise that with little time, effort or money participants can obtain wealth. Desperately seeking success, many well meaning folks fall for these pitches and sadly, in most cases, end up no father ahead then before they began.   

While overnight successes make for great stories, true success is built on the foundation of continuous improvement.  Success rarely (if ever) happens from making big changes all at once. Rather, the path to excellence requires progressive baby steps, small improvements in behaviors and execution that when performed consistently over time lead to big performance gains.

Be a little bit better every day and, over time, you’ll be a lot better! 

Small consistent improvements over time equal BIG results

Make a Great day!

Steve 🙂

Top 10 Life Lessons of Wayne W. Dyer

Renowned best-selling self-help author and motivational speaker, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, died on Saturday at age 75.

He left behind many lessons on life and success.

Here’s my Top 10:

If you believe it will work out , you’ll see opportunities

If you believe it will work out , you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t you will see obstacles.

Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

Circumstances do not make the man

Circumstances do not make the man

Judgements prevent us from seeing the good

Judgements prevent us from seeing the good

Change the way you look at things


Choose Kind

When you have the choice between being right and being kind just choose kind.

Be a Doer

Being a doer

Believe It To See It

You'll see it when you believe it.

See yourself as what you’d like to become

The more you see yourself as what you'd like to become

Go For It Now

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

RIP Wayne Dyer


Monday Motivation: Push Yourself & Hustle!

Got the Monday blues? Having a difficult time re-focusing on work after a weekend of summer recreational activities?

Well you’re certainly not alone. Countless sales and service professionals have trouble getting out of first gear on Monday mornings, summertime or not. 

That slow start often results in a weak finish and, in any event, is not the best way to position yourself for a winning week.

So let’s put the kibosh on that right here and now!


Push Yourself



Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

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Success Definitions From Successful People

Hello and Happy April Folks,

If you’ve been following Pinnacle Performance Champions than you know this blog, like my business itself,  is all about success. 

Over the years, many great personalities from across the globe have made their own statements regarding success.

Many of them can be found right here on > Pinnacle Performance Quotes 

Merging matters (literally), the fine folks at produced the snazzy infographic below showcasing some of the best quotes from those famous high-achievers.

I hope these inspire and empower you to achieve greater success!


Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂


Keep Moving Forward


Wednesday Wisdom: Go This Way




There are far far better things ahead than any we leave behind




Keep Looking Up

Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

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Lauren Hill: Never Give Up

This is a very special Monday Morning Motivation in honor of a very special person…

Lauren Hill: Never Give Up

There will be plenty of baskets made this basketball season. None will be more meaningful then the two baskets made by Lauren Hill at the Division III women’s basketball opener yesterday in the Cintas Center at Xavier University.

If you don’t know Lauren’s story, start here > Facing death, Lauren Hill teaches us life lessons

Ironic, isn’t it? You can learn a lot about life from somebody who’s dying.

Our ‘gift’ >  Doc: Lauren Hill threw the party; we got the gifts

Pinnacle Performance is about being the best and the very best never give up, even in the face of adversity.

Lauren Hill is a true Pinnacle Performer and her “Never Give Up” attitude is an inspiration to us all.

Lauren Hill Never Give Up

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