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Nothing Is Impossible

Time for some Wednesday Wisdom..

Every single day people face challenges at work and life in general. If today is not your day, perhaps it will be tomorrow.

Some folks are better dealing with and overcoming these challenges. While the average person is often stopped by a difficult challenge, a high-achiever typically views the same challenge as an obstacle they must (and will) overcome to reach their goal and succeed.

As I have said many times to my Pinnacle Performance students, either the obstacle wins or you do.

Enter the Armless Archer..

Mark Stutzman is a remarkable human being and a true Pinnacle Performer. Born without arms, he has never let his ‘disability’ hinder his ability to succeed. 

As Mark wrote on his websiteimpossible is a state of mind.

Have a look at Mark in action on the video below and then give some serious thought to those obstacles you’ve considered too great to conquer.  

So.. what’s your excuse?

Nothing Is Impossible

Make a Great Day!


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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Wednesday Wisdom: What If Money Was No Object?

What If Money Was No Object? How would you spend your time? Would you be doing what you’re doing now?

This short video features delivers a powerful message from a lecture of philosopher, writer, and speaker, Alan Watts, encouraging us to search and focus on what we really want to do and spend time doing it regardless of money.

Sadly, most folks fill in the chapters of their lives with work  they don’t have a true passion for, ultimately leaving them unhappy and unfulfilled.

Of course, we don’t all have the luxury to forget about money, at least not without the fear of bankruptcy. Those bills will likely not wait for you to get your act together. 

Still, this video will make you think… What If? What if I did pursue my passion? Would I find my higher purpose and happiness doing what I really want to do rather than what I believe I need to do?


Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Watch more awesome messages from the creator of the video >


Wednesday Wisdom: Believe In Good

How much more successful would you be if you gave more and wanted less?

How much more successful would you be if you believed more in doing what’s right and less about what’s in it for you?  

How much more fulfilling would your life be if you lived the positive change you wish to see in the world?

In my professional opinion, A WHOLE BUNCH MORE!

This heartwarming 3 minute Thai commercial delivers a powerful message on the power of good and giving selflessly. If more people acted this way, the world would be a much better place.


Be The Change


Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Wednesday Wisdom: Hang Out With Eagles

The friends and colleagues in your immediate circle play a significant role in whether or not you achieve and sustain success. They will either boost you up or bring you down. Either positively influence you or negatively contaminate you.

As behavioral scientist, speaker & author Steve Maraboli points out : “If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.”  Choose wisely.


Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Wednesday Wisdom: Seize The Day!

According to Wikipedia, Carpe diem is an aphorism usually translated “seize the day”, taken from a poem written in the Odes in 23 BC by the Latin poet Horace.

The origin of Carpe diem is as part of the longer phrase “Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero”, which is translated as “Seize the day, put very little trust in tomorrow (/the future)”. The ode says that the future is unforeseen and that one should not leave to chance future happenings, but rather one should do all one can today to make one’s future better. 

Are you doing all you can today for a better future or are you hoping the future will somehow take care of itself?

Don’t gamble with your success… make it happen… Seize The Day!

Carpe Diem


Steve 🙂


Wednesday Wisdom: Four Words That Make Life Worthwhile

Here’s some great wisdom for Wednesday (and every other day) from famed business philosopher, Jim Rohn:

Four Words That Make Life Worthwhile 
by Jim Rohn

Over the years as I’ve sought out ideas, principles and strategies to life’s challenges, I’ve come across four simple words that can make living worthwhile.

First, life is worthwhile if you LEARN. What you don’t know will hurt you. You have to have learning to exist, let alone succeed. Life is worthwhile if you learn from your own experiences—negative or positive. We learn to do it right by first sometimes doing it wrong. We call that a positive negative. We also learn from other people’s experiences, both positive and negative. I’ve always said that it is too bad failures don’t give seminars. Obviously, we don’t want to pay them so they aren’t usually touring around giving seminars. But that information would be very valuable—we would learn how someone who had it all then messed it up. Learning from other people’s experiences and mistakes is valuable information because we can learn what not to do without the pain of having tried and failed ourselves.

We learn by what we see, so pay attention. We learn by what we hear, so be a good listener. Now I do suggest that you should be a selective listener; don’t just let anybody dump into your mental factory. We learn from what we read so learn from every source; learn from lectures; learn from songs; learn from sermons; learn from conversations with people who care. Always keep learning.

Second, life is worthwhile if you TRY. You can’t just learn; now you have to try something to see if you can do it. Try to make a difference, try to make some progress, try to learn a new skill, try to learn a new sport. It doesn’t mean you can do everything, but there are a lot of things you can do if you just try. Try your best. Give it every effort. Why not go all out?

Third, life is worthwhile if you STAY. You have to stay from spring until harvest. If you have signed up for the day or for the game or for the project, see it through. Sometimes calamity comes and then it is worth wrapping it up. And that’s the end. But just don’t end in the middle. Maybe on the next project you pass, but on this one, if you signed up, see it through.

And lastly, life is worthwhile if you CARE. If you care at all you will get some results, if you care enough you can get incredible results. Care enough to make a difference. Care enough to turn somebody around. Care enough to start a new enterprise. Care enough to change it all. Care enough to be the highest producer. Care enough to set some records. Care enough to win.

Four powerful little words: learn, try, stay and care. What difference can you make in your life today by putting these words to work?


Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Wednesday Wisdom: If You Want To Fly…

I believe YOU can fly…

if you want to fly

Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Wednesday Wisdom: Jack Nicklaus on Achievement


To achieve success, the drive to succeed (ambition) is essential. The adverse of Jack Nicklaus’s popular quote below could be; Failure is largely the result of complacency and being content with one’s current level of performance.


So the question is… How will you raise your game today?

Steve 🙂

Wednesday Wisdom: Always Be Grateful

Good Day Folks,

Did you see Matthew McConaughey’s snazzy acceptance speech for best leading actor (Dallas Buyers Club) at the Oscars on Sunday night? A well deserved win for a truly talented actor and, in that speech, he referenced something that’s been a very popular Pinnacle Performance topic of mine for many years now, gratitude.

In short, he spoke about how being thankful and appreciative has a reciprocal effect that attracts greater success.  Here’s the full scoop along with Matthew’s post-Oscar interview from ABC News >  How Matthew McConaughey’s Gratitude Won Him an Oscar

I wrote (again) about the power of gratitude (Gratitude Is The Best Attitude) back at Thanksgiving and that’s the time of year this sentiment is most talked about and expressed in others.

However, true gratitude is not a seasonal affair. Your attitude of gratitude should be practiced year round for there is much to be thankful for.

From a purely business perspective, it is essential that your customers (and potential customers) feel that you truly care for their well-being (not just when you’re trying to sell them) and you’re truly appreciative and grateful for their business or consideration.

Always keep in mind (and heart) that when a customer purchases a product or service from your business, even if the transaction did not involve you, the customer is indirectly paying you. For, without them, there is no paycheck – no job – no business to be had.

Always Be Grateful.

Always Be Grateful


Steve 🙂

** I’m extraordinarily grateful you took the time to read this!

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