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Can You Walk the Talk?

“If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person’s life in a positive light, and that’s what I want to do.  That’s what it’s all about.”

It’s a great quote, but when you realize who said the words they border on being meaningless. In fact, as poignant a statement as it is, the real meaning is completely lost on what became the brunt of some of late night television’s best jokes a few years back.

So, the thought this morning goes back to an expression most of us heard from our grandmothers, “Practice what you preach!”  We all have new expectations, new energy and a new level of hope for 2018. It’s actually my favorite time of year when just the anticipation of what’s going to happen going into the final months of the year creates energy.

Whatever your dreams and goals are for the rest of this year, tackle them with commitment! Don’t compromise and don’t do anything half-way. Be true to yourself, your aspirations, your friends and your clients.

Who gets credit for the opening quote?  Tiger Woods, who as one of the greatest golfers of all time, learned the hard way a few years ago that it’s a lot harder to walk the talk than the back nine at Augusta!

And, these days as one hero after another falls off the pedestal, Tiger’s been joined by some of the most influential men and women in the world. So, in your world, your community, there’s an incredible opportunity to build trust with your target audience, exciting clients, friends and associates. It all goes back full circle to our grandmother’s wisdom – practice what you preach!