Persevere. Be Grateful. Be Productive.

Lately I’ve had people ask “how do you do it all?” After all I am a full time coach/consultant with clients around the world, I speak; write blogs and books, tweet constantly, am a doctoral student and working toward launching a television network (Maximum Change TV) and lest I forget that I have a wonderful woman and two fantastic kids in my life.

Yes, I am busy but I wouldn’t have it any other way.   I am a student of those around me – I study people. I listen to what they say and how they say it. What I hear from them sounds something like this… *sigh* “I am soooooo busy!” *sigh*.  In this economy, the fact that you are busy is a good thing, isn’t it?  I try very hard to not sound ungrateful at my busyness.  The truth is that those who complain about being busy are probably not productive.  The reality is this; I persevere at being productive in all that I do. I don’t know how I am going to accomplish everything before me, but I do know that if I persevere with a grateful heart I will not only enjoy the journey, I will appreciate the rewards so much more.

Rather than focusing on all that has to be done – I focus on the potential available to me each step of the way. I am grateful for the opportunities I have. I believe that when we are grateful, our outward appearance changes. We appear happier and more in tune with the world. What I have found is that a sure person; a happier person will attract people to them.

So, today and everyday… persevere, be happy and grateful and believe that you will concur all that you set out to. It all begins with a decision!


Philip A Foster, MA is Founder/CEO of Maximum Change Inc. Elevating leaders and their organizations to the next level since 2005. Master Certified Coach, Philip A Foster, MA and his associates facilitate effective positive change by helping organizations, leaders and individuals in high demand — design and implement strategies that maximize focus and deliver results. Specializing in Organization and Strategic Leadership.

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2 thoughts on “Persevere. Be Grateful. Be Productive.

  1. jenkelchner

    Philip, what a great outlook to have. A good friend of mine once told me a story about corn and beans. That when things get tough or painful we focus on that one bad row of beans and ignore the 100 acres of good corn. That while our focus stays on that one bad row of beans the birds and bugs come to attack and feed off of the 100 acres of good corn.

    In shifting our focus to what is good, we create a momentum and a positive culture around us. It is impossible at this point to not be productive, happier, healthier and have the right momentum to persevere. As you stated, this shift applies to our personal and professional lives.

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