Success can be distracting

I recently asked a question to John Maxwell about momentum. Sometimes in our careers we start to gain momentum, which is great especially when you're starting a business or starting something new. Momentum is AWESOME.It's important and it's critical to our success. We start to have people actually contacting us and asking us to do things; so we say 'YES'. And we keep saying  YES, YES, YES. And eventually we start to say YES to things that don't really make any sense. Until we get to a point that all of those YES's are actually causing us to go backwards. 

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Allison Liddle
What is moonshot thinking?

One of my favorite books related to growth is John Maxwell's, "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth." It share the 15 laws that will help you grow yourself. The really impactful thing about growing ourselves is that it impacts everyone around us. Many of us try to grow others first, without thinking about our own growth. But that is exactly opposite of what we need to do. We need to grow ourselves first. We need to focus on filling ourselves up with whatever we need to be the best version of ourselves. If we aren't growing, our team will notice. Our clients will notice. Our family will notice. Take time today to think about your growth plan. 

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Allison Liddle
Believe your impossible dreams!

Last September on a warm day in Paraguay I walked around the campus of National University with my new friend Gabi. Gabi showed me their typical classrooms, library, and beautiful campus. Students were doing their homework outside, while cats wandered around. They even had pet alligators on campus!

 

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Allison Liddle
Have you heard of the 'Hot Air Balloon Effect?'

Have you heard of the 'Hot Air Balloon Effect?' I bet you haven't because I just came up with it. HA! :)

I live in a beautiful community in central Wisconsin. We have lakes, rivers, rolling hills, farmland, and a mountain. It's a magical place, but there is one other thing that makes it even more magical...Hot Air Balloons!

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Allison Liddle
How does persistence lead to success?

"You can’t afford to quit on your dreams.” -Terry Bradshaw
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of learning from Terry Bradshaw at a conference in California. He's a football champion and I was excited to hear his message, so I could share it with all of you. :)

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Allison Liddle
Just Start

I can't tell you how many times in my life that I've said these two magical words to myself. I remember when I started my first business and I was unsure of what to do. I would say, "Allison, just start." Then as I gained momentum and I wanted to grow more I would say, "Just start...again."

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Leadership Lessons from Paris, France

Leadership Lessons from Paris, France

About one month ago I did something CRAZY! My husband and I decided to travel to Paris, France. We were a bit nervous, but mostly excited because we love adventures and visiting new cities. The first day we arrived we jumped off the plane and it was tomorrow already. We had a choice. Stay awake and tour around Paris for the day or go to sleep. Of course we decided to stay awake. Each day we visited amazing historical monuments and walked the streets of Paris. It was so fun and I learned so much about leadership.

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Allison Liddle
What does Collaboration vs. Competition mean to you?

What does Collaboration vs. Competition mean to you?

I had my friend Natalie ask me to cover this topic...She’s currently a college student in education and is experiencing other students feel like they need to compete against each other starting because they think they'll be competing in the workforce.

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Allison Liddle
What excuses do you have?

I’m working on my next keynote speech. I posted a quick question about excuses on Facebook last week and had from all over the world respond to it. I learned that we all have excuses that hold us back from doing what we truly want to do.

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Allison Liddle
Are you a can do or a can't do person?

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t you’re right” Henry Ford

Today’s topic is about what you can do and what you can’t do. I like to think that I can do anything, however there are definitely things that will be out of my reach… I do think that if I really want to accomplish something and it’s in my strength zone I can do it.

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