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Destination: Next Level Part 1


Now, I’m sure that most, if not all of you at one point or another have seriously thought about trying to take your business or career to the so-called Next Level. You may not have used those exact words but I’m guessing you know what I mean. And, by the way, there are lots of people out there who...

Destination: Next Level Part 2


So in the previous post, I started talking about taking your business or career to the next level. And there’s all kinds of stuff written on this subject all over the place but like I said, my approach is to give this to you in foundational chunks that you can apply to your basic thinking. This...

Destination: Next Level Part 3


Remember, my approach is to give this information to you in small, foundational bites that you can easily digest and integrate into your thinking if you so choose. We started off talking about having the Vision to see yourself already operating at the next level. You can maybe think of it as...

Destination: Next Level Part 4


So in a previous post (Part2), continuing our discussion about taking your business or career to the next level, I talked about implementing your Vision and outlined some behavioral characteristics that I believe are critical to the process. Those characteristics are Attitude, Focus and Knowledge...

Destination: Next Level Part 5


As we continue our discussion on taking your business or career to the next level, let’s remember that the first thing we talked about was establishing and clarifying your Vision. We also understand that Visions can change over time. And so it’s important to keep our eye on the larger Destination...

Destination: Next Level Part 6


So in the last two posts (Part 4 and Part 5) of this series, I talked about Leveraging Your Knowledge. In Part 4 we looked at leveraging your skills and Part 5, your resources. But in this post, we’re going to get into the third element, Experience, and explore some of the ways you can leverage it...

Destination: Next Level Part 7


I’ve been talking about a set of foundational building blocks that you can use to help propel your business or career to the next level, whatever that means for you. And just a brief overall review, I’ve talked here in GPR Strategies about some useful and more general ideas you can put...

Optimize Your Focus and Discipline


So in other posts, I’ve talked a lot about simple tools and methods you can use in business and in some cases your own personal life. These are things like The 3 C’s, the Perils of the Expectation Game, the difference between disagreement and offering another opinion, and my Criticism...

Constructive Criticism Part 1


Now on to something else. How many times has somebody offered you some “Constructive Criticism?” It’s usually a cringe-worthy offer at best. And when it was delivered, did you wonder what happened to the constructive part? Did you think that the word constructive should imply a positive aspect...

Constructive Criticism Part 2


In the last post, I talked about so-called Constructive Criticism. And I said I thought it was an oxymoron and I didn’t see anything constructive about it. And by the way, I’m certainly not the first one to say that, but that being said, I also pointed out that I had come up with a Criticism...

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