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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 🙂

Building Success Momentum

In my training and speaking engagements, I often talk about how success breeds success on both on a business and personal level.

In sales, as an example, high-achievers win more business more often. This success builds confidence, creates momentum and they continue to succeed. It’s no coincidence that so many salespeople are at their best and often succeed immediately after they’ve had a prior successful sales interaction.

On the other hand, failure breeds failure.  As salespeople face rejection on a regular basis, and typically lose far more often than they win, they can lose confidence and momentum, consequently becoming vulnerable to ‘falling in a rut’ and failing for an extended period. 

The same is true of success in any endeavor. 

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. – Tony Robbins

I believe a key to sustained success is two-fold:

1) Learn from your mistakes and take swift action to correct your course.

2) Capitalize on your wins and maintain your positive momentum.

At the end of the day, success is like a snowball.. You have to get it going and the more you roll in the right direction the greater it gets!

Success is like a Snowball

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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Shine to Rise!

As a long-standing resident of Earth, no doubt you’re familiar with the expression “Rise & Shine”. 

Well I’m here to set the record straight once and for all…

The expression  has been bantered about likely as long as folks have been sleeping, a very long time indeed.

In the literal sense, “Rise and Shine” means ‘get  your butt out of bed and be lively and energetic’!

So, are most folks doing that? More personally, are YOU doing that? If you’ve been going somewhere you’re not particularly enthused about after you rise then probably not.

Sadly, countless companies across the globe are populated by the walking dead… zombie employees dragging themselves through the day. All rise, no shine.

Often, the problem stems from a losing corporate culture that could certainly benefit from my recent article > Eight Great Practices for Creating a Winning Team Corporate Culture

And, with regards to high “Pinnacle Performance” achievement, the expression itself is backwards…

One does not merely rise and shine.

A testament to this, I was rising for years and wasn’t shining very much if at all.

To truly shine,  you must first be excellent at what you do. Once you master your craft you will ‘shine’  and, once you do, you will most certainly rise to higher levels of success.

So don’t rise and shine… Shine and Rise!

You Need To Shine To Rise

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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