Today is the first day of my annual Legacy of Excellence Conference in Calgary. Yesterday we had a pre-conference weapon retention seminar with George Williams from Cutting Edge Training. We have another great list of presenters at this years conference. Check out the link onwww.brianw260.sg-host.com to see what you are missing.
I am starting the conference off with a presentation on If I Knew Then – Insights from a ‘usta be’.
Here is an overview of some of the things I am covering in the presentation:
Life’s Most Powerful Question – What’s Important Now?
“We can learn from past failures and mistakes, but we shouldn’t get stuck there. We can keep future goals in mind, but we shouldn’t get stuck there, either. The only way to reach our potential is to focus on what we must do now – this moment, this day – to perform effectively and win.” Joe Torre
“Every choice you make has an end result.” Zig Ziglar
“Fix the problem, not the blame.” Japanese proverb
“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes.” Omar Bradley
“The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” Hugh White
Making family a priority needs to more than just a slogan. It takes effort and commitment.
I am responsible for training and in the immortal words of the philosopher Suga Free “IF ya stay ready, ya ain’t got to get ready.”
Everyone is in a position to lead.
”Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” John F. Kennedy
The power of reading: “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what other have labored hard for.” Socrates
It’s Not About Me – More on this in a future post.
It is OK to be OK. It is also OK to ask for help when you need it. In fact it is a sign of strength and courage to ask for help. “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”
I hope to take time to reflect on the quotes shared here and consider how they apply to your life.