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How tenacious are you?

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I love sharing my thoughts with you here on this blog. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect outside of my speaking engagements and books. Another thing I love is my daily Minute with Maxwell. If you’re not aware of it, Minute with Maxwell is a daily short video in which I speak on a word or concept that I think will add value to you. It’s easy to sign up. Just visit the John Maxwell Team site and sign up with your email address. You’ll receive the video each day in your inbox for free!

Here’s today’s Minute, for a sample of what I try to offer to help you grow a little every day. Today’s word is TENACIOUS:

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I hope that inspired you to “hold on” for just a little longer in the areas where you’re growing. And if you’re interested in knowing more about my coaching certification training program (the event where I recorded that video), please visit  for more information. We have another training event coming up in February, 2013, and I’d love to have you on my team!


A word about VISION

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How important is Vision in leadership? I believe that there’s no such thing as a leader who doesn’t have a vision. What do you think?

Today’s post features a Minute with Maxwell on VISION. Click to view the video:

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I love doing A Minute with Maxwell. It’s my opportunity to coach and empower you a little every day. The program is totally free, and anyone can view it. To be notified by email every day, when a new Minute is posted, simply fill out the following form:

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What does it mean to be a COACH?

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Today I thought I’d share with you one lesson from my free daily videos, Minute with Maxwell. This particular video generated the most discussion, which doesn’t surprise me, since it was focused on the word COACH.

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(If you can’t view the above video, try clicking here or here.)

Do you find yourself in a situation where you need to coach someone? As I said in the video, one of the most important gifts a coach can give is perspective. Because we all tend to make decisions based on our perspective and attitude, it’s important for the coach to share the big picture.

Here are some attitudes and perspectives that all people have in common, followed by the action a coach can take to influence them:

  • People are insecure…                  So give them confidence.
  • People like to feel special…        So sincerely compliment them.
  • People want a better tomorrow…  So show them hope.
  • People lack direction…                So navigate for them.
  • People are self-centered…          So speak to their needs first.
  • People get low emotionally…     So encourage them.
  • People want success…                 So help them win.

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Happy Independence Day!

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Hello from Down Under!

While my US friends are celebrating the birth of our country, I’m in Australia, preparing to speak at the Hillsong Conference this week.

But I shared some thoughts on the 4th of July in my daily Minute with Maxwell:

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Happy Independence Day!

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The ability to understand people is one of the greatest assets anyone can ever have. It has the potential to positively impact every area of your life, not just the business arena. For example, look at how understanding people helped this mother of a preschooler.

Leaving my four-year-old son in the house, I ran out to throw something in the trash. When I tried to open the door to get back inside, it was locked. I knew that insisting my son open the door would have resulted in an hour-long battle of the wills. So in a sad voice, I said, “Oh, too bad. You just locked yourself in the house.” The door opened at once.

Understanding people certainly impacts your ability to communicate with others. David Burns, a medical doctor and professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, observed, “The biggest mistake you can make in trying to talk convincingly is to put your highest priority on expressing your ideas and feelings. What most people really want is to be listened to, respected, and understood. The moment people see that they are being understood, they become more motivated to understand your point of view.” If you can learn to understand people – how they think, what they feel, what inspires them, how they’re likely to act and react in a given situation – then you can motivate and influence them in a positive way.

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Today on A Minute with Maxwell, my free daily video, I’m talking about LOVE – with a special message for my wife Margaret. To receive a daily notification whenever a new video is posted, you can subscribe here:

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Besides daily videos, you’ll be able to access my three-part teaching series on making this your best year ever. I hope it serves you well.