Peak Performance Guidance
Getting from point A to Z is more than being confident, it is more than a sound strategy or knowing the right people. You need the right coach!
"Running the race of life to win is about having the mental fortitude, peak fitness and internal infrastructure to run the race of life to win" ~ Founder of Souletics® Damon J. Smith
How To Be Successful In Life
Everyone wants success! We all desire to have joy, be healthy, have purpose and freedom. And since our economy revolves around money, we all need some form of currency to have freedom.
Success, on the other hand, does not need to involve money. You can be successful simply by making a positive impact on the world in some way. Success is more than money, status or your career; it is your perspective and approach to life.
My name is Damon J. Smith and I am the founder of Souletics. I constantly ask myself difficult questions, like what is the meaning of life, how should we navigate the world we live in and how should I define success? What I have come to realize is that success is defined by it’s author... you. And you must not allow the influences, distractions and personal relationships deter you from establishing your definition of success. Once you allow those distractions in your world it’s game over.
I have had a life full of tremendous life success, and also some failures. Some of my successes include getting a collegiate scholarship, being on my college's all-academic team, playing two professional sports, working 15 years plus as a Senior Engineer in Silicon Valley, and becoming an entrepreneur. There are so many things I can list. But the failures woven in through those years brought an equal amount of wisdom. My unique life has given me a unique skill set to help, empower and develop others. Personal development requires serious strategy. It is not a game, and a simple certification is not enough.
I have listed below my 12 pillars for success.
If you are serious about making some changes in your life, I encourage you to give me a call so we can talk about what it will take you get you to the next level of whatever you want to achieve.
If you are lazy, unwilling to change or need a babysitter, I am not the one for you! I only work with those who are willing to invest the time and energy required to make change happen.
The keys to success are not a secret, but rather tried and true character traits. Always be willing to challenge yourself.
The 12 Pillars of Success
Ignore the critics and naysayers
Be willing to push through the pain
Strive for excellence
Have unshakable faith
Determine what you want and where you desire to go
Make a schedule with a deadline
Create a plan and strategy
Take decisive action
Take consistent action every day
"Be willing to do the task necessary to have the quality of life you desire. Additionally you must have the mental fortitude and character to withstand life's unexpectedness and setbacks. Lastly you must develop the skill to continue on when life tells you no"
Take Control of Your Life
How to Change and how to take control of your life
“We always have the opportunity to press reset and use a better strategy”
When I look at my life, it has been one of constant adaptation to move with our ever changing environment. The world that we live in is complex, with constant stimuli, environmental triggers, work stress, and the roaring lion known as social media. I always look at “how to change” as a process. The process can be broken down into 4 – 5 steps.
But first, in order to know “how to change” and take control of your life, you must be willing to look in the mirror. Looking in the mirror is not necessarily about identifying what’s wrong, but rather taking a honest look at what is right, what are the possibilities, and what are you capable of if you give yourself the right opportunity.
How to change in 5 practical steps:
1. How to change: Evaluation – evaluate what you would like to see in your life, what you desire and what actions you can take to point yourself in the right direction. This process of evaluation can be as quick as a few minutes or as long as a few months. It ultimately depends on the complexity of your obstacle. For example, if you would like to lose weight, the evaluation process may be a bit faster than someone who is in a 20 year marriage and trying to solve problems that have existed for years. But give yourself credit for taking the first step of evaluating your circumstance. Evaluation is the first step to solving your most significant problems. I think it was Einstein himself who said that if he had 1 hour to solve a problem, he would spend 55 minutes diagnosing the problem and 5 minutes solving it. Never underestimate the importance of evaluation!
2. How to change: Assessment – After evaluation, you will assess what you need to do to make the changes. Do you have the skills, knowledge base & resources to make the change? I believe all of us have exactly what we need within our internal infrastructure to make the necessary changes. But we must access those internal characteristics. Sometimes we can do this on our own, and often we may need a good book or development program or trusted person to assist us in bringing the best out of ourselves.
3. How to change: Plan of action – write down what you will do overcome the challenges and reach your desired result.
4. How to change: Take Action – Follow your plan of action for at least 21 – 40 days. After 40 days you will start to create new habits and thought patterns that will result in the desired result you are looking for.
5. How to change: Measure the results – take a look at your life. Are you seeing the change you are looking for? Do you need to make further changes or adjustments?
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Deuteronomy 31:6