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Personal Development is a widely used term by thousands of bloggers. Some are wide-ranging articles about the body, mind, spirit and soul. Others are focused on life coaching, personal success and lifestyle. It’s a bit of a potpourri here, too, but you will find practical strategies, tips and tools that can make a difference in your life.

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Don’t you sometimes wish you could stay under the covers and never get out of bed?

All of us have felt this way at one time or another. Nothing is going our way and it’s just too hard to slog through the quicksand to get anything done.

So, what do we do to pull ourselves out of that funk? How do we fire up the engine to rally up and get ourselves moving again?

How Do We Get Back on Track?

With all of the devastating fires surrounding Northern California, I continue to think about the countless tragedies our neighbors face … and how they will find the strength to carry on.

In fact, there are many other painful disappointments that cross the paths of us humans, aren’t there?

So, I thought I’d share with you a short list of some simple swing thoughts that all of us can grab to help us get moving again.

You only need one of these mantras to recite, over and over again as needed, to help you get out of bed and give ’em hell.

7 Swing Thoughts to Overcome Adversity


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Mark Twain lived a life without regrets. How about you?

At a recent Leadercast event, Andy Stanley spoke about bravery and encouraged everyone to concentrate on the “WOW” of every idea, not the “HOW”.

Always asking “HOW” saps the energy from new ideas and grounds it in the impossible before it’s even born.

mark twain quote

Give it a chance. Don’t think “How will I ever do that?” … rather …

“Wow! That’s a cool idea. Let’s see if we can find a way to do that!”

Mark Twain said it well. Let’s see if we can DO IT well.

You can easily add your comment below, or by visiting our Facebook Page or @Exkalibur on Twitter. I visit them every day and look forward to discussing these ideas and concepts with you.

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Monday’s Quote of the Week: September 25, 2017

It’s not too late to sign up for our FREE Webinar, How to Create an Accountable Organization. It’s built for leaders who want to become more effective, and frankly, are sick and tired of chasing people down to get things done.

It’s at Noon tomorrow, Tuesday, September 26. If you sign up and can’t make it, we’ll send you the replay.

You’ll receive a framework, tools and proven methods to help you build an accountability framework that will help you Get the Right Things Done with less stress and more success.

Why not give it a try and see how Exkalibur University is working to help YOU Become a More Effective Leader?

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Monday’s Quote of the Week: September 18, 2017

Don’t forget to sign up for our FREE Webinar, How to Create an Accountable Organization. It’s at Noon this Wednesday, September 20. If you sign up and can’t make it, we’ll send you the replay.

Question: What are you doing TODAY to make sure you paint your masterpiece?

Hop on over to our Facebook Page to leave your comment or question. I visit it every day and look forward to hearing from you and expanding our discussion of these ideas and concepts.

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What Would You Scribble on the Back of an Envelope?

Who hasn’t grabbed a napkin to jot down a note when nothing else was available?

But did you capture memorable lines like these?

On The Back of an Envelope

It’s exciting, isn’t it, when we stumble across crumpled notes that have been lodged in our wallet for years … to discover timeless gems that we may have forgotten?

John Wooden, the famed UCLA basketball coach, always carried a crumpled note which bore the words written by his father on Wooden’s high school graduation:

“Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day. Pray for guidance, count and give thanks for your blessings every day.”

Simple. Clear. Unequivocal.

More Life Lessons … Scribbled


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What Does This Mean to Us as Leaders: Leave No Man or Woman Behind?

Among many things, the Special Forces are famous for this credo: Leave No One Behind.

How does that apply to your leadership?

Leave No Man (or Woman) Behind

The Navy SEALS are famous for many things, but one of their credos we often hear about is Leave No Man Behind. (We’ll give them a pass on the single sex reference since women were not allowed in military combat roles until January, 2016.)

This concept is often attributed to the elite U.S. Army Rangers, who have this language as part of their creed:

“I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy.”

Similar language can be found in the Soldier’s Creed – “I will never leave a fallen comrade” – as well as the Airman’s Creed – “I will never leave an Airman behind.”

The Latin version, nemo resideo, is even the motto of the Marine Corps’ Personnel Retrieval and Processing Company, the team charged with retrieving the remains of fallen service members from the battlefield.

For them that means, at all costs, do not leave a fallen comrade on the field. Bring him or her home even at great risk to yourself.

Footnote: After 18 months, the first woman enlisted to become a Navy SEAL this past summer. So, it’s time to change the mantra to “Leave No Man or Woman Behind.” I would love to tell her story, but her identity and training progress are, so far, confidential to protect the candidate’s personal security and “career viability as a future special operator”.


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