There are only two elements of success; timing and your ability to act. Think about how we describe successful people. We often say that they have "an impeccable sense of timing".
I contend that "sense of timing" is really the combination of two critical success factors:
1) Ability to quickly process data or situations and make fact based decisions. It often requires a great sense of self awareness and experience. Thomas Hobbs rightfully said "Hell is the truth learned too late."
2) The willingness to act. It is Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD factor) that holds us back and sometimes rightfully so.
The phrase(s) that people nearly always use to describe their greatest regrets in life starts with the words "I didn't" This sense of timing goes beyond our individual efforts.
Great leaders understand that they need to surround themselves with people that own these critical attributes. Think about successful teams in your personal and professional lives.
Whether it's sports or business, it's always best in class strategy and execution. ... and when we describe their success, we usually begin with the words "they did"
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About Mike McNamara:
Mike has held C-Suite, Executive and Senior Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and General Management roles with Equifax, Cox Enterprises, WW Grainger, and Federal-Mogul Corporation. Mike has led sales, service and operations organizations of over 1,500 associates and accountable for P&L responsibility in excess of $250M.
Dedicated to giving back, Mike formed The MBAR Group in 2009 with the sole intent of providing pro bono career and business consulting services to the underprivileged and underserved. Today as founder and CEO of TalentBlvd, he coaches a number of high profile business and media personalities as well as holding advisory board positions guiding a number of multimedia and small business startups.
Mike earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University. He is a past chapter President of the American Marketing Association. Mike and family split time between their adopted state of Missouri and family home in NW Michigan where their philanthropic causes include The Kingdom House – St Louis, BACN in Benzonia, MI., and Samaritan’s Purse, Boone NC.