Power Talk – With Mark Gaylard

For over 20 years my passion has been partnering with people along their journey towards change.

As a Peak Development Coach and Life Strategist I align myself with businesses and individuals who want to Bridge the gap from where they are now to where they want to be.

We tend to live in a world where it is extremely easy to get caught up in our environment and become a slave to it. This is a pit fall that we must be constantly aware of.

Are you in control of your life or is your life controlling you? A more thought provoking question might be: What is it you truly want and what is your definition of an extraordinary life?

It sounds pretty simple until you realize the sheer weight of the question. I’m often met with blank stares and confusion when I put that out there. Personally I applaud the look of confusion, because it means you are about to learn something. So to make it easier for people I will often ask them what they don’t want; the answers seem to spilling out of your mouth when put that way.

Take note of these answers, because by simply reversing them and turning them around, you may just discover what it is you do want out of life. Knowing what you want is the first step to achievement.

Creating a blueprint (goal setting) is the first step to realizing it.

It’s important to remember that a goal is only a Dream with a time line attached to it. So often we talk about what we want, but we rarely take action to get it. Talk is cheap. If you want to succeed and achieve at a level you never thought possible, you have to be prepared to commit to lasting change.

You have to commit to getting focused and taking action every day, not just once in a while. It’s pointless to start a journey unless you know where it is you are going.

I encourage people to establish that outcome, and work backwards from there. There is an old saying, “people don’t plan to fail they fail to plan.” Even if you were to lay out a strategic plan, you are bound to be faced with obstacles along the way. The key is to stay focused on where you are going by knowing your outcome. Should you find something is not working, don’t give up, simply change your approach.

Picture your life like a flight plan. The goal is to get from Los Angeles to Toronto. A flight may experience weather patterns, other planes, or mechanical problems causing you to change your approach. The objective is still to get that aircraft safely from point A to B. The same holds true in life. It’s known as the ultimate success formula.

The key to all success is to get focused, take action, get results, and repeat.

As we journey deeper into the Advocate we will explore how you can implement these simple proven formulas and strategies to improve your life.

Until then: Always Live with Passion.

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