Peak Performance

Design a Life of World Impact – Step 1


November 3, 2014 16 comments Finances, Landon's Blogs, Peak Performance, Uncategorized

Passion or Money?

Some say that you should either make a lot of money doing your “job,” or that you should love doing that job so much that the work itself doesn’t matter. I say that you should love what you do and make a lot of money doing it.

Through decades of personal experience – trial and error, victory and defeat – I have learned that by having a clear vision of what is important to me that I can have both passion and money in my professional life. I traveled a long bumpy road to come to this understanding, but fortunately you do not have to.

You can “live your truth” professionally. You can love what you do every day, and you can naturally earn a great living in the process. In this first blog post, you will take the first step necessary to designing a life of world impact. This will lead you to a life of truth. A life of truth gives you both passion and “true” wealth.

 Step 1 – Align Your Passion and Gifts with Your Career Path

We often make our career choices for the wrong reasons. Here are a few examples of “the wrong reasons.” Perhaps they will sound familiar.

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The Power of FOCUS: Part Two


September 22, 2014 0 comments Landon's Blogs, Peak Performance

FOCUS On Your “Genius Zone”

Do you spend lots of time trying to overcome your weaknesses? It’s time to “manage” your weaknesses, and invest the majority of your time and efforts on doubling down on your unique gifts, the pathway to what I call your “Genius Zone”!

I realize this might fly in the face of what you have been taught by people in your life.

When we were growing up as kids, many of us had parents who were always correcting us on this and that, and hammering us on the need to improve in areas that they felt were important. Our teachers in school pretty much did the same thing.

Teacher correcting student

In the late 80’s and 90’s, most of the management development training in the business world focused on things like 360 degree reviews where the manager would evaluate the employee to find his or her areas for improvement (a nice way to say their weaknesses), and a plan would be put together to focus on mitigating those weaknesses.

I’ve found that this approach certainly makes practical sense, but it doesn’t allow you to produce breakthrough results, which happen when you’re operating in your Genius Zone.

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The Power of FOCUS: Part One


September 15, 2014 0 comments Landon's Blogs, Peak Performance

 

 

What do thought-leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Florence Scovel Shinn, and Napoleon Hill all have in common? They have all talked about the critical importance of focus.

Studying the great achievers of the world, I learned that to reach my greatest potential, and to achieve TRUE Wealth would require me to establish and focus on my personal definite major purposes (DMP). I came to accept this as an overriding success framework that I must commit to in order to achieve any long-term goal.

To demonstrate, let’s consider the work of Napoleon Hill. He is widely known as one of the pioneers in the field of personal development, and his famous book called “Think & Grow Rich” emphasizes the importance of applying laser focus to any goal you wish to achieve. Countless thought-leaders and multimillion-dollar entrepreneurs swear by the strategies explained in Hill’s book. These people all talk about how they benefitted from what Hill called “Definiteness of Purpose,” which is “the habit of focusing your actions and thoughts on one high and desirable goal in life.”

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“True Wealth” A multi-part blog series on breaking free from the 7 Deadly Shackles to become your greatest “SELF”


September 4, 2014 0 comments Finances, Landon's Blogs, Peak Performance, Uncategorized

Part I. What is TRUE Wealth?

It’s achieving freedom from the 7 Deadly Shackles and becoming your greatest “SELF.”

The 7 Deadly Shackles are the enemies that rob us of our inner happiness and fulfillment, and prevent us from reaching our greatest potential.

 

This certainly has been the case for me on my journey…

Let me introduce you to the 7 Deadly Shackles, the enemies that I’ve declared all out war against in my life:

  • Fear
  • Ego
  • Debt
  • Poor health and fitness
  • Limiting beliefs
  • The opinion of others
  • Dysfunctional relationships

 

Take a moment to ponder this list for your self and ask the question.  Am I completely FREE?

When I took a personal inventory of this list back in 2007, I realized that although I’d been super successful at making money… and at accumulating lots of titles, and material things that mainstream society says makes you Wealthy…

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Awaken Your Warrior! Part 3


August 14, 2014 0 comments Landon's Blogs, Peak Performance, Spirituality

Day 3

I’ve told you my story. And, now it’s your turn. Ask yourself: “Am I living my truth?” Or, are you simply allowing the world to determine who you are and what you will accomplish in life? Remember: your fulfillment and happiness is your responsibility. So…How do we start your awakening process?

We start by asking ourselves some self-assessment questions. Socrates, one of the great philosophers, said it best when he said: “To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.” That’s exactly what I did to awaken the warrior within me, and you can too!

Sunset

These are the 12 self-assessment questions that I answered for myself, and I want to pass them on to you for your consideration now. By carefully considering each question, the ones that apply to you will begin to awaken your inner warrior and set you on your path to discovering your truth:

  1. How often do you feel influenced or controlled by what other people think of you?
  2. Do you have a dream career that you’ve always wanted to explore, but you’re too afraid of what others might think if you pursue it?
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Awaken Your Warrior! Part 2


August 12, 2014 0 comments Landon's Blogs, Peak Performance, Spirituality

Part 2

Landon Taylor, Age 3
My Story

In my last blog,  Awaken your Warrior Part 1,  I told you that I would get personal with you and share a little history about me, and how the domestication process put my inner warrior to sleep. As promised, here is the story of how I woke my warrior. Let’s start at the beginning.

The photo to the right is an image of me when I was three years old. My mom is on the right-hand side of the photo. My grandmother is on the left. When I was seven—four years after this picture was taken—my mother committed suicide and I lost her instantly. The next year, my grandmother (who was like my mom to me) died suddenly from a brain aneurism. So, all of a sudden I found myself dealing with a heart-breaking dose of childhood trauma.

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Purposeful Productivity Part 2


August 10, 2014 0 comments Landon's Blogs, Peak Performance

In Part two of this video blog series, Landon Taylor interprets key insights and strategies from Module Three of  INSANE PRODUCTIVITY, the world-class peak performance program released by Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine. Uniquely combining the best strategies from the greatest super achievers of today with sage wisdom from renowned thought-leaders from the past, (such as James Allen, Jim Rohn, Florence Scovel Shinn, Napoleon Hill, Lau Tzu and J. Krishnamurti) this video blog series will accelerate your purposeful productivity, and empower you to discover and live fully in your TRUTH.  If you missed Part One of the series, check it out HERE. 

 

 

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Awaken your Warrior! Part 1


August 9, 2014 1 comments Landon's Blogs, Peak Performance, Spirituality

Part 1

In this three-part blog post, we’re going to help awaken the warrior that’s within you–and it starts with realizing that we are all natural-born warriors. I was born a warrior. You were born a warrior. But somewhere along the way we lost that passion, that fire in the belly.

So what happened? Well, the sad truth is that we get domesticated early on. Various things can happen to us in the first 5 to 8 years of our lives that actually subdue our drive, and this experience often puts our internal warrior to sleep.

Uncover your True Self
Uncover your True Self

Let’s talk about a few common sources of domestication.

  • Early childhood trauma. It could be a parent dying. It could be child abuse. Or, it could be sexual abuse. Whatever the trauma is, it is often a core source of domestication.
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“Purposeful Productivity- A vital key to success and significance in the 21st Century” Part One


July 19, 2014 1 comments Peak Performance

In this video blog series, Landon Taylor interprets key insights and strategies from INSANE PRODUCTIVITY, the world-class peak performance program released by Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine. Uniquely combining the best strategies from the greatest super achievers of today with sage wisdom from renowned thought-leaders from the past, (such as James Allen, Jim Rohn, Florence Scovel Shinn, Napoleon Hill, Lau Tzu and J. Krishnamurti) this video  blog series will accelerate your purposeful productivity, and empower you to discover and live fully in your TRUTH.

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Can you hear me now?


July 7, 2014 0 comments Peak Performance

Can you hear me now? How to hear and connect with people on a soul level

By Landon Taylor

 

About eight years ago my good friend, John Bryant, shared with me a simple yet profound statement, “Landon, people don’t do business with companies; they do business with people.”

 

He went on to explain that people want to feel good when they’ve spent time with you in a business meeting. Yes, you need to provide high-quality work products, that’s a given. But your work products are not going to always be the difference-maker. The difference-maker is the emotional feeling that your clients are left with after being in your company.

 

Over the past few years, I’ve invested time in studying this insight that John shared with me, and I’ve learned that he’s absolutely right!

 

I’ve found that people want to feel fully heard and validated— whether conscious or unconscious. They want to know that you are genuinely interested in them. They want to feel comfortable and able to let their guard down in a conversation with you. And it’s even better if they feel like they can safely open up and be transparent with you. It’s so rare that people encounter another person who really hears them in this way. Therefore, if you are a person who can fulfill that desire, you’ll find your personal and professional relationships growing to a whole new level.

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