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Happy New 2020 Year!

December 26, 2019

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Happy New 2020 Year!

The New Year is upon us and 2020 is shaping up to be an even better year than 2019.  You are wrapping up or have completed your efforts for the current calendar and are looking ahead to what 2020 will bring to you.

Today is the time to unleash your full potential and grow to new heights. Dream big, plan well and execute with focused intent and 2020 will deliver all and more than you can imagine.

Don’t find ways to limit your success and results.  Find ways to engage strategic thought through risk and enjoy the journey.

May 2020 be your best year ever!

Journey On!

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Our Purpose – To build Relationships rooted in “Purpose” so authentic contributions deliver “Promises”
A life where a “Promise” means something!
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Merry Christmas

December 19, 2019

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Merry Christmas

As we wind down the last days of the calendar year and prepare for the Christmas holiday, we at JKL Associates want to take this moment to wish each and everyone of you the Merriest of Christmas’s.  No matter how you and your loved ones celebrate this time of year, may you be safe and blessed in all of your celebrations!

Isaiah 7:14 – Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

Peace be to you and your household.

Questions or comments – email us at partners@jklassociates.com or call our Offices – MI at (313) 527-7945 FL at (407) 984-7246
Our Purpose – To build Relationships rooted in “Purpose” so authentic contributions deliver “Promises”
A life where a “Promise” means something!
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Things happen for a reason

December 12, 2019

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Things happen for a reason

There are a few camps which exist in life and the business world.  One camp is that you have total control over everything.  Another camp is you have no control over anything. Yet another set of camps exists somewhere between those two extremes.

A camp I tend to visit and align with is that although I have purpose, strategy, structure, process and procedure to support the best possible outcomes, sometimes things happen for a reason.  We just don’t always initially understand why they happen the way they do, which just adds to the confusion.

Luck for example can be either good luck or bad luck depending on the situation.  If you are on the receiving side of something then you may take that as good luck.  On the other hand, if that item you received is a traffic ticket you might feel you are on the side of bad luck.

At the moment of receiving the ticket you could very well be frustrated with any number of things.  Why did the light change when it did? Why was the police officer located at that intersection? What about the cars next to me that went through the light with me and they did not get a ticket? The list goes on and on trying to rationalize your actions for not stopping for the traffic light which through training and knowledge  you knew you were to stop for appropriately.  Your actions at the time were out of alignment with the rules and regulations of safe vehicle operations.  You could have placed others at risk and even yourself at peril.

So why did this event take place?  Maybe you are just prone to bad luck. If you look at this through different lenses you might just consider this to be a warning event.  Yes, you received a traffic ticket.  You will pay a fine.  You likely will get this placed on your driving record for some timeframe etc. The event could be telling you something that your rational mind is suppressing.  Just maybe this happened for a reason. Possibly you have been taking more and more chances at traffic lights.  This put you at risk of injury or even death.  It could impact your ability to work and support yourself and your loved ones. Getting the ticket might very well be the wake up call to have you stop and consider the larger picture of your actions.

In todays race against time to pack everything into a compressed timeframe we all make choices that have both positive and negitive consequences. When things happen they are not as controlled as you think. They are perceived as random events. Oddly enough they are far more in order than you would like them to be.

This week as events and actions take place around you and your organization, take a moment to better understand the impact of the action or lack of action that took place.  How did the control or randomness of the action contribute to or take away from you or the business?

No you cannot control everything! Yes, stuff happens for a reason. Lots of the time we don’t understand it at the time but when put into the larger context of life and business, it begins to fill in the cracks between realities.

You received this 3-Minute Insight for a reason, so now call JKL Associates at (313) 527-7945 in Michigan or (407) 984-7246 in Florida to schedule a conversation for helping you get more good luck than bad outcomes.

Questions or comments – email us at partners@jklassociates.com or call our Offices – MI at (313) 527-7945 FL at (407) 984-7246
Our Purpose – To build Relationships rooted in “Purpose” so authentic contributions deliver “Promises”
A life where a “Promise” means something!
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Purpose is the multiplier to accelerated results

December 5, 2019

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Purpose is the multiplier to accelerated results

If you read any historical accounts of the revolutionary war you will find that it took far more than just strategy and battle plans to get the desired results to achieve freedom from Brittan. Yes, there were lots of strategies and tactics used to gain key geographical locations.  There was an overall vision of a unified country standing on its own, free of taxation and burden from the King of England.   There were plenty of missions executed to support the overall objective of the colonists. The largest thing that was the multiplier to the end result was a unified purpose within each and every person fighting for the cause.

Over the past 60-75 years, many of the top business gurus have talked about the importance of vision and mission to achieve organization greatness. For the longest time I was not only in their camp but a critical thinker about how these elements directly contributed to the outcomes pursued.  I’m not indicating these are no longer important.  That is not the case at all.  They are truly part of the recipe to success.  The key element which is becoming more and more understood is that at the core of all of this is individual and organizational purpose.

People do things for their own reasons.  These reasons are driven from deep inside of them.  Many times they do not even understand what is causing this drive but they follow it to some conclusion.  In more recent years people have been taking the time to better understand what motivates them and drives them toward certain outcomes.  The more you understand what is driving you toward something the better you can arrange the piece of the puzzle to achieve it.

With the understanding that people are driven for their reasons, it now becomes more important to your organization to have alignment between the people on your team and the organization’s purpose, vison and mission.  The more tightly woven the threads of the individuals purpose and organizational purpose, the more seamless the execution of strategies and tactics take place to accomplish the desired direction of the company.

When you think about how much time you invest into hiring and training new staff, you really need to take the time to understand how the person coming into your organization aligns with your core purpose in business.  Gone are the days when people will work for someone for a long cycle of time when the company purpose and their individual purpose are out of alignment.

Here is the challenge for you to ponder this week. If purpose is so critical and a key multiplier to results, then how will your organization delve into understanding your business’ purpose? Do you really know why your business exists?  I’ll give you a hint – it is not to make money.  Profits will happen when your purpose is understood and all strategies and framework align together in support of the purpose.

Peeked your interest in “Purpose?” Call JKL Associates at (313) 527-7945 in Michigan or (407) 984-7246 in Florida to start the conversation with us about taking “Purpose” to a new level in 2020.

Questions or comments – email us at partners@jklassociates.com or call our Offices – MI at (313) 527-7945 FL at (407) 984-7246
Our Purpose – To build Relationships rooted in “Purpose” so authentic contributions deliver “Promises”
A life where a “Promise” means something!
Become a Fan on Facebook ? www.facebook.com/jklassociates
Link up on LinkedIn ? www.linkedIn.com/in/jklassociates
Follow us on Twitter ? www.twitter.com/@jklassociates

 Copyright – JKL Associates 2019

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