5 Ways to Get The Professional Life You Want

Patricia Fripp

“Tell me what you say you want. Show me one week of your life and I will tell you if you will get it.” – Patricia Fripp

Tell me what you say you want. Show me one week of your life and I will tell you if you will get it. The start of a new year is naturally a time to challenge everything you do, expand your thinking, refocus your efforts, and rededicate yourself to your future. If you haven’t done this already this year, why not do it today? Adopt these five practices to reach your career goals:

5 Ways to Get The Professional Life You Want

1. Take advantage of every opportunity.

Before I became a Hall of Fame keynote speaker and in-demand executive speech coach, I started my career as a15-year-old shampoo girl at the Carlton Hotel in England. As I said on 60 Minutes, “I used to work on the outside of peoples’ heads, now I work on the inside, so there’s only half an inch difference.” How did I do it? By preparing for, noticing, and seizing every chance that came my way. (more…)

Habits of High-Performing People – Secrets of the Sports World

lessons from the world of sports Greatness - The 16 Characteristics of True Champions by Don Yaeger

Don Yaeger reveals lessons from the best in the sports world.

Are you a peak performer? Would you like to be? Would you like to be more effective than you already are? I recently teamed up with one of America’s most provocative thought leaders, Don Yaeger to uncover the “Habits of High-Performing Individuals” and invite you to enjoy a replay of this exciting FrippVT web event. Listen in as Don Yaeger reveals lessons learned from great winners that empower you and your team to pursue greatness both professionally and personally! Don Yaeger is an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, a nine-time New York Times Best-selling author and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated. Few can lay claim to as exciting and colorful a career! Don draws from his years of studying the top performers and greatest winners in the world of sports to bring us important lessons we can apply to business leadership and personal achievement. (more…)

Defeat vs. Victory – Stop Asking “Why?” And Start Asking Yourself “What Now?”

Jason "Jay" Redman

Jason “Jay” Redman, Former Navy SEAL, Motivational Speaker & Author of “The Trident”

As you know I like to share relevant quotations and passages from other experts in my blog and in SpeakerFrippNews. As an executive speech coach who helps people better craft their words, and as someone who has coached speakers for the Wounded Warrior Project, I had to share this excerpt from a dramatically powerful article by Mark Sanborn. Mark is my colleague in Speakers Roundtable and a past President of National Speakers Association.  Thank you Mark! And to Lieutenant Jason “Jay” Redman, thank you for your service and your inspiration!

from Mark Sanborn

In a passage from the book Duty, Robert Gates tells about Lieutenant Jason “Jay” Redman, a Navy SEAL who had been shot seven times and had undergone nearly two dozen surgeries. Jason kept a hand-drawn sign on the door to his room at Bethesda Naval Hospital. It read: (more…)

Public Speaking – Do You Focus on What Could Go Wrong?

Audience Members Clapping

Public speaking is the number one tool of leadership.

It is mind-boggling how much time and energy some highly-intelligent, well-educated, and ambitious people put into finding creative ways to get OUT of public speaking. Public speaking is the number one tool of leadership. If you avoid public speaking at the high cost of your success, why not get the training you need to speak confidently in public?  Increased competence leads to increased confidence. My colleague, Sims Wyeth author of of The Essentials of Persuasive Public Speaking, offers this thought on taking on the challenge of public speaking: (more…)