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Surround Yourself with Success

Associations is the middle level of the GAP Inspiration Model. Before it was your Preservation Level, where you worked on the foundational elements of future success. That included stress management, organization, time management, etc. The goal of the Preservation Level was to develop your purpose. After Associations come Growth where you will work on breaking …

Growth is the End Result of Inspiration

You have achieved a stable Preservation level and defined your purpose, or a good sense of direction. You have developed positive and supportive Associations that are fueling your passion. The first two levels are down, you feel good about them, now you are ready to begin true growth. Growth is Inspiration wrapped in passion propelled …

A house built on sand is meant to fall

One of the least exciting facets of growth is your personal foundation. Most people gloss over it with happy feel good sayings. You have seen them… “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control …

Knowing When To Grow

One thing I struggled with early in my leadership career was how and when to apply the great advice I received. The biggest struggle came with applying the “start with why” approach. Simon Sinek became a role model for me, but I still struggled to stay consistent with applying his methods. For many years since …

Primer: GAP Inspriation Model

The GAP inspiration model consists of three stages, or levels. Each stage has its own focus, needs, and goals to develop to the next. The important fact of each stage is that they build upon each other but aren’t linear in their association. Meaning you do not have to develop a specifically strong Preservation level …