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BAUMANN’S BOOKS ON SUCCESS AVAILABLE SOON

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

TWELVE STEPS TO SUCCESS
www.12steps2success.com

AS SEEN ON CNN HEADLINE NEWS,

NATIONAL INTERNET TALK SHOW HOST,

PROFESSOR & ATTORNEY JOHN BAUMANN

THE INSPIRING ESQUIRE

John Baumann has achieved educational & professional success:
• graduating college summa cum laude with a BBA,
• receiving his juris doctorate from Cornell Law School,
• passing three bar exams (Texas, Louisiana & New Jersey),
• practicing as an attorney for 25 years (including as General Counsel of a Nasdaq listed corporation),
• appearing on CNN Headline News as a legal commentator,
• hosting an internet talk show on success on Voice America and
• being selected as the Most Inspiring Professor by the 2009 Scholar Athlete of the Year for the University of Louisville.

NOW YOU can learn how to be more SUCCESSFUL.

TWO BOOKS ON SUCCESS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON:

ROADMAP TO SUCCESS – An anthology including chapters by Dr. Ken Blanchard, John Baumann and Deepak Chopra.

TWELVE STEPS TO SUCCESS – Understandable, Sequential, Comprehensive & Memorable SUCCESS Enhancement Principles

(1) Perform an Honest Assessment:
Be aware of Weaknesses
Identify areas of natural Talent/Ability/Intelligence
Focus on Your Interests & Play to Your Strengths

(2) Envision (End-Vision): Be There/Experience It
Identify Specific Necessary Steps

(3) Best Effort: Self-Confidence/Image/Worth

(4) Be Prepared & Practice: Exhaustive Diligence & Rehearsal

(5) Raise Your Level of Intensity: Focused Passion & Boundless Energy

(6) Seek Out Essential Experiences:
Variety, Stretch & Life (unintended)
Develop ability to exercise good judgment and to adapt
Learn from mistakes

(7) Develop/ Nurture Contacts & Resources: Build Your Own Network

(8) Increase Your Level of Awareness: Insights
Continually Question What Is – See Beyond What is Apparent

(9) Anticipation: Trusting Instincts

(10) Attitude: The Power of Posi-spective

(11) Accountability: Uncompromising Integrity

(12) Faith: In yourself. In others. In a higher power.

John Baumann has also succeeded in the face of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the ripe ypung age of 41.

Once published, these books will be priced at $25 EACH.
However, we are offering a substantial pre-publication discount:
BOTH (2 for the price of 1) for a total of $25 plus $4.95 shipping & handling.

To take advantage of this pre-publication discount,
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HURRY, the expected publication date for both books is February 15, 2011.
After that date, the pre-publication discount will NOT apply.

As a special bonus, anyone taking advantage of the special offer will recieve a free copy of John Baumann’s DVD Learn Negotiation Today.

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Twelve Steps to Success Book Preview

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

John Baumann’s first book, Twelve Steps to Success, is set to be released the first part of 2011. Here is a preview in interview format:

Interviewer

Today we’re talking to John Baumann. John graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts Isenburg School of Management and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Cornell Law School in 1986. Attorney Baumann, in his 25-year law career, has passed the bar and practiced law in Texas, Louisiana and New Jersey before becoming General Counsel of a NASDAQ listed corporation headquartered in Kentucky. He teaches in the College of Business at the University of Louisville and is a professional inspirational speaker focused upon The Power of a Positive Perspective and Twelve Steps to Success. As The Inspiring Esquire, John has produced two DVDs (Learn Success Today and Learn Negotiation Today) and one CD (Reclaiming Posi-spective).

John is also workshop facilitator specializing in appreciation and respect training for existing and prospective supervisors. In addition, he is a consultant specializing in proactive workplace prevention including harassment elimination, union avoidance and injury reduction. Attorney Baumann also practices family law specializing in domestic violence prevention and is Of Counsel at the law firm of Ferreri & Fogle. John has been on CNN Headline News as a legal expert, has hosted an internet talk show on success and is the Chair of the Kentucky chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

John Baumann, Welcome to Roadmap to Success.

John Baumann (Baumann)

Thank you, I’m very pleased to be here, I’m honored to be included in this publication.

Interviewer

So you have had a great deal of success from a 25-year practice as an attorney to being selected as the most inspiring professor by the student athlete of the year to internet talk show host on success with over 50,000 monthly listeners to an appearance on CNN headline news as a legal expert, so could you tell me and our readers, we would like to know which professional achievements are you the most proud?

Baumann

This is an interesting question and the answer will likely surprise you. I go back to high school, specifically tenth grade. I lived in a middle class household with little opportunity financially for college. I had mediocre grades and not a lot of extracurricular activities on my resume. I woke up one day and decided that I wanted to go to an Ivy League law school.

Against what seemed like insurmountable odds, I started a process to provide myself the things that I determined were necessary in order to go to an Ivy League law school First, I needed money to pay tuition and living expenses, Second, I needed excellent grades. Third, I needed to learn the material in the classes I was taking. Finally, I needed extracurricular activities to put on my applications.  

At the time, I had no money and very little access to funds. My grades, as I said, were average at best. Although I did well on the math portion of the SATs, my English score was a dismal 510. My only extracurricular activity was being a deep reserve on the junior varsity soccer team.

How did I get there? How did I, eight years later, show up at Cornell Law School. I often wonder myself. I’ve been thinking about, and studying, success since that time and there were basically four, of my Twelve Steps to Success principles, that came into play at that time.

The first one was “End-vision.” I didn’t call it that at the time, but it was to actually see yourself in that destination. Feel what it is to be, in this case, a student at an Ivy League law school. Experience it with all your senses. The second part of End-visioning is to identify the specific steps necessary to achieve this End-Vision. For me, s I said, these were (a) improve my grades, (b) develop items for my school applications and (c) find the money to pay for college and law school.

The second Twelve Steps to Success that I want to mention is “effort.” I made a commitment to myself to go to every class, do homework for every class while the class was fresh in my mind, and study as hard as I possibly could. In high school, I became the student body president, I was lead in the senior class play, and I was on the varsity tennis team, while, at the same time, I worked in restaurants close to full time.   One unique adventure that I experienced in the “effort” category was in my sophomore year in college. I went down to Houston, Texas, and sold books door–to-door. This involved a tremendous effort because we’d start at 7:30 in the morning and finish at 9:30 at night, six days a week, with sales meetings on Sundays. So a lot of the people were burned out and gave up. As physically, mentally and emotionally draining as it was, I made the commitment to myself to stick it out. I just decided that I was going to put in more effort than anyone else. I was determined to achieve. Not only did this summer job bring financial rewards, but it also bolstered my self-confidence, self-image and self-esteem.  

In addition to having an “End-Vision” and putting out my best effort, a third of the Twelve Steps for Success is “Intensity,” which I also call, “Focused Passion.” This puts an emphasis on the competitive nature of school, activities, etc. How to get the “A.” I tried to be as aware as possible to see how I could get the “A” in each class in order to get the best grades possible to get into an Ivy League law school. In essence, see beyond what was apparent. I not only treated school like a job, but a competition. I treated the SAT like a contest. I studied as hard as I possibly could and that intensity eventually paid off.

Having a Positive Attitude is the fourth of the Twelve Steps for Success principle that I wanted to mention. What I call, “positive perspective,” as you mentioned in the introduction. That is, keeping a positive perspective, and setting your goals high. Someone once said to me, “If you don’t have any expectations, you can’t be disappointed.” Well, that’s kind of a pessimistic way to look at things, it may be true, but then you won’t be reaching for the stars, and if you reach for the stars and come just short, you’re still in the heavens.

So what I anticipated was doing the best I could possibly do with the natural ability and talent and intelligence that I had and shoot for the stars, go for the Ivy League law school. To be described as someone who “made the most out of their talent, ability or intelligence,” is one of the greatest compliments that one could bestow on another.

I applied to Harvard and Cornell. I was rejected at Harvard and was waitlisted at Cornell. I was admitted to Boston College law school, a fine institution that I would have been content with. On the Friday before law school started, I received a call from Cornell Law School. At first, I thought it was one of my college friends playing a prank on me. When I was realized that the call was, in fact, from Cornell, I asked what their inquiry was, and they said that they had one spot left in the class of 1986 and would I like to consider it. I said, “Well, where would I live” and they said we have a dorm, but the dorm is full so you’d have to find your own place to live. I didn’t have a car at the time, so I said can I call my father to see if he could drive me up there and they said, “Well, this offer is only open during this phone call; we have to go to the next person on the list.” I said basically, “I’ll take it, it’s my dream, it’s what I have worked toward for years.”  

Similarly, I think of the movie, Rudy.  Similar to Rudy, who took average sports ability and average intelligence and got on, in the heyday of Notre Dame, the best football team in the land, even for one down or one play, I felt like I had used absolutely the most of my ability and achieved something important. I never felt that I wouldn’t be able to excel at Cornell, I just felt as though the barriers might have been there to getting me in. Once I was in, I felt very comfortable, I was never overwhelmed.

I was in awe every day, the experience was tremendous, one that I’ll never forget: the ivy covered buildings, the tradition, the history. The key was to get in and, somehow, through intensity, diligence, effort, and some luck, I was able to financially pay for it through the work I had done over the years and academically get in to Cornell. That, to me, was my proudest professional accomplishment, getting admitted into an Ivy League law school.

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John Baumann set to Motivate UL Field Hockey Team

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
Hello Mr. Baumann,
Thank you for your willingness to share your message with the University of Louisville Field Hockey Team. Our team member Erin Conrad speaks highly of you and recommends that we invite you to visit our team.
If possible, the best time to meet with our group would be at the start of the spring semester 2011. We will embark on a new challenge as we will be graduating 7 seniors…6 of them starters and the other an important part of our leadership group.
We will be building a new leadership core and coming together as a basically new and different team.  GO CARDS!
Pam Bustin
Head Field Hockey Coach
adidas Field Hockey Complex
University of Louisville
317 E. Warnock St.
Louisville, KY 40208
GO CARDS!

Testimonial on Learn Success Today for John Baumann The Inspiring Esquire by a college lacrosse star

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Shootin’ It With Bergan

Second edition of Bergan Foley’s Blog

Sept. 3, 2010

Hello! Much has happened in the past week here with the Louisville lacrosse team! As soon as classes started, we jumped right into our fitness and lift testing. Early morning on Wednesday, we tested our mile which went really well! Freshman Nikki “the BOLT” Boltja set a new record time, which I’m hesitant to say because we want her to stay on the lacrosse team, and not be recruited by track. Later that day, the team tested in our squats, bench and cleans in hopes to reach our personal bests. Sophomore Meg McCarthy took the crown on PB’s by beating all her weights and measurements from last year, helping her summer team get a nice lead in our competitions.

Friday night was our first ever “Cards Dine In!” The seniors and freshmen got together and ordered in some pizza at the Yum! Center, got to know each other and talked about funny memories from year’s past. They soon learned how goofy our team is and that there is no limit to our weirdness. The sophomores and juniors went to Bardstown Road to a local favorite pizza spot and enjoyed a nice meal. Overall, it was a great way to get closer and start the fall!

After doing well on our fitness tests, we received some sweet Adidas gear, including our practice t-shirts that read “Pay the Price” in bold on the back. This saying, “Pay the Price” comes from a great book the whole team read over the summer, titled “Training Camp” by Jon Gordon. One thing our team has realized is that our work ethic this fall will reflect our success this spring and in the future and we need to “pay the price” or “do the work” to get there.

In order to continue to get into the correct mindset for the fall, we had a guest speaker come educate us on the ways to achieve the goals that we desire. John Baumann, a professor here at the University and a huge lacrosse fan, helped us set goals and taught us how to maintain focus in order to achieve them.

This week, we started agilities and conditioning as a team, focusing on our defensive footwork and slides. Next week, we have our first practice on Monday! I know the freshmen and veterans can’t wait to start playing with a stick again and have fall ball start!

http://www.uoflsports.com/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/090310aab.html

Commitment High School Football Inspirational Inspiring Reserves

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

A Tribute to the “Other” Trinity State Champion Football Players

There are more players on Trinity’s football team than possible jersey numbers.  Realistically, only 60 – 70 players can get into a game leaving at least 50 players on the sideline.

My son loves to play football. As a freshman, with over 100 on the roster, he had difficulty getting playing time. He knew this year it would be even more difficult to get into a game. Why did he still make the tremendous sacrifice and time commitment to be a Trinity football player? The simple answer is my son loves Trinity football.

Starting in January, he went to conditioning and weight training.  When he tells Coach Maddox stories, you can tell what a positive influence the man is in my son’s life.  In fact, my son has a football card from when Maddox was a coach at U of L.

From January to June, he never missed a session. Sounds like not many of the boys did. My son comes from a Red Sox family.  We scheduled a trip with my father to see the Red Sox play in Phoenix, but it would have meant him missing a couple of sessions. In addition, two weeklong summer trips were also planned, one out of the country and the other a family reunion.  I even discussed whether I could get him excused with President Mullin. He suggested that my son write a note to Coach Beatty. I went so far as to draft the note myself.  My son never even considered it. His response was simply, “You don’t know the Trinity way, Dad.”

From July to December, he never missed a conditioning session, practice or game.  Not many did.  To watch the starters during the game give pointers to the “others” is a marvelous tribute to the legacy of Coach Beatty and the Trinity football program.  To think about the compensation paid to each of the coaches, if any at all, in relation to the commitment and effort put in is mind boggling.

It is hard to see the contribution the “others” make when they spend all their time during the games on the sidelines.  There are no spectators at practice when the effort made by the “others” makes the team better and better.  He complained about, but loved, as a lineman, carrying the ball during practice and getting destroyed by the starting defense. Many bruises demonstrate his commitment.

Championship week my son was so nervous he had a hard time sleeping.  All he wanted for Christmas was “the ring.”  In quiet moments, he wondered whether they would win the rematch again St. X.  My response was three words – “Trust Coach Beatty.”  Without hesitation, he said, “We do.”

I never doubted that Trinity would win that game.  Even when it looked unlikely, I knew that the conditioning all the boys committed themselves to, all those hours, sacrifices made, missed vacations, sweat, effort would be a factor in the end and it was.  My son has every right to call himself a state football champion.  So do all the “others.”

A Proud Trinity Dad

Services Available – Expertise – Presentations – The Inspiring Esquire

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Partial Lineup of Inspirational & Educational Presentations:

I. The Inspiring Esquire Inspirational Presentations

Caring for Caregivers: Reclaiming Posi-spective

An inspirational talk providing insights as to why many care receivers and their families neglect to demonstrate appreciation for caregiving, the power of positive care giving and the deteriorating effect of negativity on care receivers reflecting upon my personal journey with Parkinsons and with my daughter’s medical conditions. How to reclaim your positive perspective or Posi-spective. Designed for all health care providers and caregivers of any kind, large or small. Attendees will be rejuvenated  and have a much improved attitude.

Caring for Service Providers: Reclaiming Posi-spective

An inspirational talk providing insights as to why many customers neglect to demonstrate appreciation for service, the power of positive service and the effect of negativity on the organization relating my personal journey with Parkinsons and with my daughter’s medical conditions. How to reclaim your positive perspective or Posi-spective. Designed for service providers of any kind, large or small. Attendees will be rejuvenated  and have a much improved attitude.

Positively Handling a Life-Changing Illness: Becoming a Proud Person with Parkinsons

An inspirational talk providing insights as to why many care receivers and their families have a difficult time adjusting to a life-changing illness, the power of having a positive attitude and the deteriorating effect of negativity relating my personal journey with Parkinsons and with my daughter’s medical conditions. How to empower your positive perspective or Posi-spective. Designed for all care receivers and their families, large or small audiences. Attendees will be rejuvenated  and have a much improved attitude.

II. Learn Success Today Seminars & Workshops

• Nine Principles to Enhance Personal Success

An inspirational and educational talk providing nine personal success enhancement principles including envisioning, intensity, awareness and attitude. How to obtain personal success. Designed for everyone, large or small audiences. Attendees will be rejuvenated, have a much improved attitude and the skills necessary to achieve personal success.

• Nine Principles to Enhance Professional Success

An inspirational and educational talk providing nine professional success enhancement principles including envisioning, intensity, awareness and attitude. How to obtain professional success. Designed for everyone, large or small audiences. Attendees will be rejuvenated, have a much improved attitude and the skills necessary to achieve success.

• Supervisor Training on Respect & Appreciation

An inspirational and educational talk providing training to existing supervisors and supervisors-in-training on successfully establishing a work environment based upon respect and appreciation. How to create a productive work environment based upon respect and appreciation. Designed for everyone in management, large or small audiences. Attendees will be rejuvenated, have a much improved attitude and the skills necessary to achieve success as supervisors.

• Positively Handling Adversity

An inspirational and educational talk providing insights as to why many employees have a difficult time handling adversity, the power of having a positive attitude and the deteriorating effect of negativity relating my personal challenges including Parkinsons and  my daughter’s medical conditions. How to empower your positive perspective or Posi-spective. Attendees will be rejuvenated and have a much improved attitude.

• Diversity Enhancing Profitability

An educational talk providing insights as to how diversity in a workplace improves the quality of the work force and profitability of the organization. Attendees will be more willing to embrace and seek out diversity and have a much improved attitude about diversity.

• Negotiation Skills Training

An educational talk providing insights as to the psychology of the negotiation dance/game/production and fifteen understandable steps for more effective negotiation. Designed for everyone, large or small audiences. Attendees will be more confident in their ability to negotiate and have a much improved attitude.

III. Proactive Prevention Culture – Enhance Bottom Line Profits, Reduce Turnover of Quality Employees, Eliminate Wasted Fees Paid to Attorneys, Minimize Settlement and Lawsuit Payouts, and Prevent Distractions From Causing Reduced Productivity

Proactive Workplace Harassment Prevention

Harassment can not be rationalized as a cost of doing business. It is preventable and I have seen it eliminated in the workplace. How to proactively prevent workplace harassment. Designed for all employees, large or small audiences. Attendees will have a better appreciation for their role in harassment prevention and have a much improved attitude.

Proactive Workplace Injury Reduction

An inspirational and educational talk providing insights as to why workplace injuries exist. Injuries are preventable and I have seen substantial reduction of injuries in the workplace. How to proactively reduce workplace injuries. Designed for all employees, large or small audiences. Attendees will have a better appreciation for their role in injury prevention and have a much improved attitude.

Painful Lessons Learned from a Truck Fatality

An educational talk providing painful lessons learned as a result of  a company-owned truck driven by a company employed driver which lost its load killing a mother of two young children in a vehicle traveling the opposite direction. How to prevent as well as prepare for work-related fatalities including notification, family contact, media response, investigation, interviews, role of the DOT, and retaining Litigation Counsel.

Proactive Labor Relations & Representation Irrelevancy

An inspirational and educational talk providing insights as to why union organizing exists. Unionization is avoidable. How to proactively prevent workplace unionization. Designed for all supervisory and executive employees, small audiences. Attendees will have a better appreciation for their role in union avoidance.

Effective Workplace Romance Policies

An educational talk providing insights as to why workplace romance exists. No policy on workplace romance is perfect. How to proactively prevent issues related to workplace romance. Designed for executive and human resource employees, large or small audiences. Attendees will have a better appreciation for their role in addressing workplace romance issues.

Author of American Management Association Article on Proactivity: amanet.org/training/articles/7746.aspx?pcode=XA9T

Representative Presentations:

  • Reclaiming Posi-spective, Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres, Regina, Canada, 200 attendees, Closing Keynote Inspirational Presentation.
  • Learn Success Today – College Sports version, University of Louisville Lacrosse team, Louisville, Kentucky, 25 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.
  • Supervisor Training on Respect and Appreciation, Discount Supermarket, Oklahoma, 75 attendees. Workshops
  • Proactive Workplace Injury Reduction, Artex, Archway & Affinity Risk Control Conferences, Las Vegas, Nevada, Charlotte, North Carolina & Chicago, Illinois, 700 attendees, Keynote and Breakout Sessions.
  • Learn Success Today – Business Version, Brown Forman & Kroger, Louisville, Kentucky, 50 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.
  • Learn Negotiation Today, Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville, Kentucky, 75 attendees, Educational Presentation.
  • Proactive Prevention Culture Programs, Ferreri & Fogle law firm, Louisville, Kentucky, 50 attendees, Educational Presentation.
  • Abuse Beyond The Home, Lundy Bancroft Workshop, Louisville, Kentucky, 50 attendees, Opening Inspirational Presentation.
  • Anything is Possible When You Believe in Yourself, The Leadership Academy Magnet, Louisville, Kentucky, 750 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.
  • Learn Success Today – School version, Trinity High School Student Government & Summit Academy, Louisville, Kentucky, 200 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.
  • Learn Success Today – Nonprofit Version, Junior Achievement & Make-A-Wish Foundation, Louisville, Kentucky, 50 attendees, Inspirational Presentation.

LearnSuccessToday.com presentation by The Inspiring Esquire to Learn Success Today and Be Successful Tomorrow

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

LearnSuccessToday.com

(1) Perform an Honest Assessment:

Be aware of Weaknesses

Identify areas of natural Talent/Ability/Intelligence

Focus on Your Interests & Play to Your Strengths

(2) Envision (End-Vision): Be There/Experience It

Identify Specific Necessary Steps

(3) Best Effort: Self-Confidence/Image/Worth

(4) Be Prepared & Practice:

Exhaustive Diligence & Rehearsal

(5) Raise Your Level of Intensity:

Focused Passion & Boundless Energy

(6) Seek Out Essential Experiences:

Variety, Stretch & Life (unintended)

Develop ability to exercise good judgment and adaptablity

Learn from mistakes

(7) Develop/ Nurture Contacts & Resources:

Build Your Own Network

(8) Increase Your Level of Awareness: Insights

Continually Question What Is – See Beyond What is Apparent

(9) The “A” List: Focus upon

Anticipation (Trusting Instincts)

Accountability (Uncompromising Integrity)

Attitude (Reclaim Posi-spective)

Voice America Internet Talk Radio Host Learn Success Today Tying Together

Monday, July 5th, 2010

http://www.voiceamerica.com/voiceamerica/vepisode.aspx?aid=46854

Tying Together All Nine Success Principles

Step-by-step process: Assessment; Envision; Effort; Prepare; Intensity; Experiences; Contacts; Awareness; and Anticipation-Accountability-Attitude. You CAN be more Successful.

Success Internet Talk Radio Show Voice America – Conclusion

Monday, July 5th, 2010

http://www.voiceamerica.com/voiceamerica/vepisode.aspx?aid=47152

LearnSuccessToday.com Episode #13 – Wrapping it up

Professor and Attorney John Baumann

John Baumann has been inspiring audiences for decades and has practiced law for close to a quarter century. This unique combination of his ability to inspire and his years practicing law has resulted in him being referred to as “The Inspiring Esquire.”
John is a Professor in the University of Louisville School of Business, has been a legal commentator on CNN Headline News and has had his article on Proactive Prevention Programs published by the American Management Association.
Mr. Baumann’s broad range of presentations include Learn Success Today: Nine Personal and Professional Success Enhancement Principles; Just Enough to Be Dangerous: What Every Executive Should Know About The Law; Adopt a Workplace Proactive Prevention Program To Increase Bottom-Line Profits: A Corporate Culture Approach; Positively Dealing with Adversity: Anything is Possible When You Believe in Yourself; and Learn Negotiation Today: Fifteen Steps to More Effective Bargaining.
Professor Baumann has been honored as the University of Louisville faculty member who most inspired the 2009 Scholar Athlete of the Year. His educational background includes obtaining his Juris Doctorate from Cornell University and Bachelor of Business Administration Summa Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
John refers to himself as a Proud Person with Parkinsons, being diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinsons at age 43. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky and Naples, Florida.

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Our success enhancement topics include assessment and envisioning strategies; the importance of effort in building self-confidence; raising ones level of intensity; seeking out essential experiences and learning from mistakes; developing and nurturing contacts and resources; increasing ones level of awareness by continually questioning what is and seeing beyond what is apparent; and how critical attitude is to overcome adversity.
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Sunday, July 4th, 2010

THE INSPIRING ESQUIRE

Episode #1

Date: March 29

Episode Title: Hello America – Hello Success

Over the next thirteen shows, we will explore success starting with the NINE Most Important Success Enhancement Principles.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number One:

Perform an Honest Assessment of Yourself and the individuals that work for you.  Take Inventory of Strengths, Weaknesses, Interests, Talents, Abilities and areas of Intelligence. “Honesty” must be sincerely sought out and is a gift rarely given.

Episode #2

Date: April 5

Episode Title: Success Principles 1 & 2: Assess & Envision

Part Two of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number One:

Perform an Honest Assessment of Yourself and the individuals that work for you.  Take Inventory of Strengths, Weaknesses, Interests, Talents, Abilities and areas of Intelligence. Honesty must be sincerely sought out and is a gift rarely given.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Two:

Envision your End-Vision: Project yourself to that place, Be There, Feel what it feels like. Experience it,. Then identify the steps necessary to get there.

Episode #3

Date: April 12 (recorded April 7)

Episode Title: Success Principles 2 & 3: Envision & Effort

Part Three of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Two:

Envision your End-Vision: Project yourself to that place, Be There, Feel what it feels like. Experience it,. Then identify the steps necessary to get there.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Three:

Effort. More than your best effort. Work Hard. Be Disciplined. Tireless. Resilient. Give 110%. Leave it all out there on the field. Then claim your prize: Sense of Accomplishment. Confidence. Self-Esteem. Improved Self-image.

Date: April 21 (Las Vegas)

Episode Title: Success Principles 3 & 4: Effort & Preparation

Part Four of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Three:

Effort. More than your best effort. Work Hard. Be Disciplined. Tireless. Resilient. Give 110%. Leave it all out there on the field. Then claim your prize: Sense of Accomplishment. Confidence. Self-Esteem. Improved Self-image.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Four:

Be Prepared & Practice: Exhaustive Diligence & Rehearse. Prepare until you decide you are as prepared as you can be, take a break and then prepare some more. Rehearse until you decide you are as prepared as you can be, take a break and then rehearse some more.

Episode #5

Date: April 28

Episode Title: Success Principles 4 & 5: Preparation & Intensity

Part Five of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Four:

Be Prepared & Practice: Exhaustive Diligence & Rehearse. Prepare until you decide you are as prepared as you can be, take a break and then prepare some more. Rehearse until you decide you are as prepared as you can be, take a break and then rehearse some more.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Five:

Raise Intensity Level: Focused Passion & Boundless Energy. Persistent. Unrelenting.

Episode #6

Date: May 3

Episode Title: Success Principles 5 & 6: Intensity & Experience

Part Six of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Five:

Raise Intensity Level: Focused Passion & Boundless Energy. Persistent. Unrelenting.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Six: Seek out Essential Experiences: Variety, Stretch & Life. A Broad Array. Out of your Comfort Zone. See the Value of Unintended Life Experiences. What does not kill us can make us stronger. Most importantly, Learn from Mistakes, yours and others. The result: Develops the Ability to Exercise Judgment and Adapt.

Episode #7

Date: May 10

Episode Title: Success Principles 6 & 7: Experience & Contacts

Part Seven of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Six: Seek out Essential Experiences: Variety, Stretch & Life. A Broad Array. Out of your Comfort Zone. See the Value of Unintended Life Experiences. What does not kill us can make us stronger. Most importantly, Learn from Mistakes, yours and others. The result: Develops the Ability to Exercise Judgment and Adapt.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Seven: Identify & Nurture Contacts & Resources: Build Your Network.

Episode #8

Date: May 17

Episode Title: Awareness: The KEY to SUCCESS

Part Eight of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Eight: Increase Awareness Level: Continually Question What Is & See Beyond What Is Apparent.

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Episode #9

Date: May 25

Episode Title: Application, Anticipation, Accountability, Attitude

Part Nine of a Thirteen Part Series on Success. Enhancing Awareness, Understanding & Ability to Anticipate using Instructive Real Life Examples, Engaging Imagery & Appropriate Humor.

Personal & Professional Success Enhancement Principle Number Nine: The “A” List: Application (of all the Success Principles), Anticipation (Trusting your Instincts), Accountability (Uncompromising Integrity) and Attitude (with a Positive Attitude anything is possible). Enjoy. Have Fun. Take the time to smell the flowers. Watch the sunset. Love Life.