Posted on: September 26th, 2018 by Rob Opie No Comments
“Branding is everything”: Richard Branson
Every one of us is in SELLING (closing the deal) and MARKETING (creating and sustaining relationships), but few of us take full advantage of the inherent power which lies within:
PERSONAL BRANDING (creating and leveraging your identity)
The great Champions of Business, Sport and Life do – and they reap great PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL reward.
My Advice. Invest in YOURSELF: Warren Buffett
In his latest power talk, Rob takes you and your team on a journey inside the high level game plans of the great champions of Business, Sport and Life – sharing game changing Insights, Innovation and Inspiration – on how to power up your professional and personal game.
In this one hour talk: PERSONAL BRANDING.POWER UP YOUR BRAND.POWER UP YOUR LIFE you’ll discover:
How to invest in YOURSELF – how to achieve your greatest potential in life.
How to create your own HIGH LEVEL GAME PLAN
How to create and leverage your own PERSONAL BRAND IDENTITY.
How to power up your PERFORMANCE, GROWTH and CONTRIBUTION in all areas of life.
How to live an inspired HAPPY & HEALTHY life and ………
How GREAT INDIVIDUALS become the backbone of GREAT TEAMS.
Personal Branding is your compass in good times and your scaffolding in challenging times.
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Rob’s most recent book: PERSONAL BRANDING presents that everyone can find the key to real achievement in life. It’s an awesome proposal and one that must be investigated by anyone who fears being ordinary’. JOHN ROBBIE
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Posted on: September 11th, 2018 by Rob Opie No Comments
”Gratitude reciprocates”: Matthew McConaughey
There can be nothing better than watching a great comeback story in sport – and in life.
Last night I sat glued to the television watching American golfer , Keegan Bradley do just that at the BMW Championship – shooting a spectacular final round 64 – and then going on to win in a high drama playoff versus Justin Rose
What’s more – it could not have come at a better time after a fellow American – a 23 times major tennis champion, Serena Williams ‘played victim’ over the weekend.
Keegan Bradley’s victory at the BMW Championship was his first in more than six years. He jumped to sixth in the FedEx Cup standings to qualify for the TOUR Championship for the first time since 2013.
But, it was his post win interviews which resonated most:
It’s scary when I look back because I didn’t know I needed this much improvement, but to put it all together, is so gratifying, because for a little while, I didn’t know if I was going to be able to get back to this spot, and today I did it. Keegan Bradley
You go so long without seeing the results, then they finally come and it’s all worth it: Keegan Bradley
This is just incredible. It’s been a long hard road back .A lot of people helped me. Thank you to everybody. Keegan Bradley
When Matthew McConaughey told 43 million Oscar viewers that “gratitude reciprocates,” it reinforced the lesson that counting one’s blessings increases them.
Well done Keegan.
Well done Justin Rose on becoming World Number One.
Hopefully Serena has had some time to reflect.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, and confusion into clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow :Melody Beattie
Via completing MODULE ONE you have clarity on your PURPOSE – and via completing MODULE TWO you have clarity on your BIG FIVE PRIORTITIES in life.
These are the potent ‘P’s which lie below the ocean with our Iceberg model.
Now it’s time to pull it all together, with the final ‘P’ in the personal branding equation – the setting of your personal :
It’s the ‘P’ which everyone sees above the water.
It’s transparent in life, and even more so in sport.
It’s the ‘P’ which imparts your bit of magic on our world.
First up let’s visit management guru Peter Ducker’s way of setting performance goals.
He introduced the concept of SMART goals.
To make your goals S.M.A.R.T, they need to be:
Specific– target a specific area for improvement.
Measurable– quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress.
Assignable– specify who will do it.
Realistic– state what results can realistically be achieved, given available resources.
Time-related– specify when the result(s) can be achieved.
This all sounds far too business like.
Let’ take another angle on what drives success – when it comes to setting personal performance goals?
What determines human great, while others fall into the trap of average – the trap linked to an ugly ‘P’ called PROCRASTINATION?
Here’s one of the secrets of the great champions.
When your Purpose, your Priorities and your Performance goals are authentic, aligned and achievable you’ll achieve your greatest level of creativity, growth and contribution
The three A’s are the difference between seeking daily motivation – or delivering on inspired daily ACTION.
Be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate version of somebody else : Judy Garland.
You have to be who you are.
If you set personal goals that are not your own, it will be near impossible for you to play at the level of great.
You will constantly be looking for external motivation.
Inspiration comes from setting personal goals from within – setting authentic goals.
Your goals need to be closely aligned with your PURPOSE and your PRIORITIES.
If you fail to align them, you stand a high risk of falling into the human indecision trap of PROCRASTINATION.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines procrastination as a postponement, “often with the sense of deferring though indecision, when early action would have been preferable, or as “defer[ing] action, especially without good reason.”
When Tiger Woods dominated world golf, sport psychologist Steven Kosslyn had this to say about a man who was voted sporting superstar of the decade:
In Tiger’s head there is an orchestra. And it’s not just that some of the orchestra players are virtuosos. A lot of them are. He has all the aces.
Alignment orchestrates success.
When his life began to unravel from 2008, even Tiger felt how hard life can be when things are not aligned.
Scientists have now proven that cyclists can enjoy a 40 % energy saving when they ride in what’s called a peloton.
This is alignment at is best.
Make your life easier by riding with all your 3 ‘P’s aligned.
Your personal goals must be achievable.
Unrealistic goals will demotivate you .Unrealistic expectations will sap your energy levels.
We all need to celebrate milestones.
Achievable also means keeping it all simple.
Do not set too many goals. Set just three for your current year.
Remember that focus drives extraordinary success.
Success begets success when one narrows one’s concentration.
Focusing on too many things will lead to discord and underperformance.
You’re ready, jot them down:
Keep it all simple with just three goals for 2018 /19:
Goal Number One:…………………………………………….
Goal Number Two:……………………………………………
Goal Number Three:………………………………………….
Here’s how one of the world’s greatest golfers valued execution:
D.I.N & D.I.P – Do it Now & Do it Properly: Greg Norman.
In this week’s inspiration video story …………………….
We go way back to 1988 , and the Calgary Winter Olympics……
David Foster is a musical genius. This video highlights how good it feels when things are virtuosus.
Watch the synchonisation as the skiers come down the slopes …………
Enjoy the video.
Congratulations. Well done. You have achieved a personal milestone.
You now have a potent PERSONAL BRAND with all the ‘P’s in place.
Re- evaluate the score which you gave yourself at the start of our online course using the ‘Good to Great to Greater’ EVEREST BAROMETER below :
Are you closer to NINE now ?
Are you part of that exclusive 5% CLUB – those who consistently play the game of life at the 9.5 out 10 level.
Remember Human Greatness is :
Success and Significance Sustained
Here’s a ONE PAGE BRAND BLUEPRINT to help you on your journey onwards and upwards.
The Game Changers presents that everyone, every team can find the key to real achievement in life. Finding real purpose need not be random. It is an awesome proposal and one that must be investigated by anyone who fears being ordinary – John Robbie
Rob Opie is a Brand Expert, Speaker, Author and leading Performance Coach. He empowers, inspires and helps both teams and individuals to achieve their own greatest potential in life.
For more insights and inspiration, visit www.thegameplan.co.za- where you can also book Rob to talk to your team on his recently published book: THE GAME CHANGERS – how to achieve your own greatest potential in life.