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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence

“Kinda” Never Accomplished Anything

April 20, 2024

by Robert Stevenson

I kinda want a career, I kinda want to lose weight, I kinda want to do that, or I kinda wish that would happen. If you kinda want something you will seldom be successful in getting it. Kinda is the informal way of saying “kind of” and you won't find it in dictionaries. I suggest you take it out of your vocabulary as well. You don’t want to KINDA hope, do, try, or wish for anything.

Who Is Your Company?

April 12, 2024

by Robert Stevenson

The answer is simple: it is the person I am dealing with “AT THAT MOMENT.” In those fleeting seconds, one individual assumes the mantle of the entire enterprise. Their words, demeanor, and empathy become the face of the company. The warmth of their greeting or the efficiency of their problem-solving reverberates far beyond the immediate conversation.

The Art of Conversation

March 16, 2024

by Robert Stevenson

The art of being a great conversationalist has a lot more to do with listening than speaking. Remember, you already know about yourself, so talking about you will seldom gain you anything. The secret to being a fantastic conversationalist is to remember: “It's not about what you say, but how many times you can say 'uh-huh' and 'oh, really?'” Now, that may sound silly, but it really makes a lot of sense. If you can get them talking and keep them talking, you will be noted as the great conversationalist even though you will have said very little. So, saying, “uh-huh” and “oh, really,” will keep that conversation moving along. I heard it once said: "To be a great conversationalist, listen twice as much as you speak, and then you'll be heard twice as much as you listen." I really like that quote.

The Destructive Power of “Sometimes”

March 2, 2024

by Robert Stevenson

Using "sometimes" to qualify actions can indeed undermine one's professional reputation and career. This simple word introduces doubt and inconsistency, while eroding trust and confidence in an individual's capabilities and character. OUCH!

Stepping Up Your Game

January 14, 2024

by Robert Stevenson

May I suggest a mantra for us all to follow for 2024: "Elevate Your Excellence: Step Up Your Game!" In the ever-evolving landscape of personal and professional development, the phrase "STEPPING UP YOUR GAME" resonates as a call to action—an invitation to embrace the pursuit of excellence. It represents a mindset that goes beyond the ordinary, urging individuals to unlock their full potential, both in their careers and personal lives.

Keep Going

January 7, 2024

by Robert Stevenson

No one is immune to encountering challenges. Even successful or admirable individuals face problems, difficulties, and complexities. There are no strict boundaries when it comes to screwing-up; failures, errors in judgment, slip-ups, accidents, and blunders can happen to anyone … regardless of their talents, skills and knowledge.

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