Mind The Gap: Jealousy vs. Admiration!

Mind The Gap:  Jealousy vs. Admiration!

During my visit to London for the 2012 Summer Games I got inspired for a blog series. In the London Underground, “Mind the Gap” is the constant warning to “see and beware” of the space between the platform and the train door literally a matter of life and death! Boarding my blog, however, this same phrase is a plea to consider the “valuable difference” between words or concepts that otherwise appear quite similar a difference that I am hoping leads us to decisions or behavior that empowers self and others!

What IS the difference, for example, between Jealousy and Admiration?
Envy

It seems obvious to explain that jealousy is negative, whereas admiration is positive. Both, of course, are reactions to someone else who possesses something we value but do not also possess. But why does jealousy see through lenses of scarcity, while admiration looks through abundantly rose-colored glasses?

When we really put our mind on the gap between jealousy and admiration, starting at one and stretching to the other, we see a continuum of self-esteem and efficacy. This is the degree to which we believe we are worthy, capable, and virtually assured of having the life we want.

The lower our self-esteem and efficacy, the more likely we are to be jealous of another’s possessions and accomplishments. Conversely, the higher our self-esteem and efficacy (the degree to which we believe we can have or achieve anything we want in life) the more likely we are to experience admiration of another’s possessions and accomplishments.

So, Mind The Gap between Jealousy and Admiration! The difference is HUGE, isn’t it?

In much the same way it is impossible to be simultaneously angry and grateful, it also is impossible to feel 100% capable of self-actualization, and at the exact same time react negatively to anyone else’s actualization (possessions, accomplishments, happiness, fulfillment). It is the difference between being threatened by a high-achiever (because they expose our lack of achievement) and being motivated by a high-achiever (because they remind us of our abundant capabilities)!

believe in yourselfIt is in the GAP between jealousy and admiration where our levels of self-esteem ebb and flow.

While both words represent a reaction to someone or something OUTSIDE of ourselves, the real difference between jealousy and admiration is a function of the beliefs INSIDE ourselves! Believing in scarcity, we are jealous and with-out, while believing in abundance we?re in admiration and with-in!

Professional coaching can be of great assistance in shifting from a scarce to abundant mindset. If stinking-thinking is in the way of fulfilling personal or professional relationships, consider talking it over with a Get a Klu Certified Coach? the first two sessions are on us!

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Toastmasters powered by Chef Works Inc.

Toastmasters powered by Chef Works Inc.
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I LOVE Toastmasters…and that’s not just because I gave an “award winning” humorous speech for Toastmasters a few years ago.

In short, Toastmasters Clubs develop Public Speaking and Leadership Skills.

I’m getting more involved with Toastmasters this year and to kick off 2017, so I’m excited to announce one of Get a Klu’s favorite clients, Chef Works Inc., has agreed to partner with us to launch a new Toastmasters Club. You can read more about Toastmasters below or by visiting their website.

chefworks-logoThis blog becomes outdated on January 9th as we’ll be hosting our first “mock meeting” where you can learn more about Toastmasters, how a club works overall, how specific meetings are run, what you can get out of it and, of course, how you can contribute to the Club’s success!

toastmasters-logoWHEN: January 9th 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Chef Works Corporation Headquarters is located at 12325 Kerran Street • Poway, CA 92064

WHY: First of all, Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Members of Toastmasters improve their speaking and leadership skills by regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere. The results are greater self-confidence, personal growth and deepened relationships with fellow club members.

Every meeting of a Toastmasters Club features several different forms of Public Speaking (impromptu and prepared speeches, oral evaluations, functionary reports and more!) and also provides several “leadership” opportunities due to the roles/functionaries that are required to run each meeting.

Secondly, Jeff Klubeck is an International Speaking Trainer and Coach who brings 20 years of experience teaching Public Speaking to the Club. His passion, experience and expertise when it comes to Public Speaking Coaching/Training is an incredible “value add” to the host of benefits Toastmasters offers its members.toastmasters on the big stage

Finally, GREAT networking with fellow friends/clients of Get A Klu as well as the SUPER Chef Works employees who take advantage of this wonderful benefit being provided for them.

Again, we will explain ALL of this to you when you attend the Information Session (“mock meeting”) on Monday January 9th at 11:30 am PST. Make sure to let me know if you can make it. Also feel free to share this event with your friends and colleauges.

If you can’t wait to get the Toastmasters info, feel free to contact Jeff Klubeck directly (jeff@getaklu.net or 619-405-3356) if you have any questions! 

 

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“White Labels” Winning Down Under!

“White Labels” Winning Down Under!
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It?s been a while since I have written a blog post so I?m excited to share an update as I recently returned from a Coaching?trip to Australia…all thanks to concept of “white labels!”

Get A Klu in AustraliaPart of having a winning strategy is being able to use ?White Labels? for your business services. If you didn’t know, “white labels” refer to offering my services to partnering organizations I am contracted with. ?So, in addition to my own “self-generated” clients for Get A Klu, Inc. I also have contracts with great organizations that bring wonderful assignments my way. ?From Wolf Management Consultants to Workplace Training Network to the “source” of my recent trip to Australia: ?My Coaching Organization (owned by JT Foxx).

These contracts I have with partnering organizations put ??white labels? over the name Get A Klu, Inc., so my business name isn?t promoted and I?m marketed as?someone on their team, known as ?Coach Jeffrey? or the “Ambassador of Assessments” or “Jeff the Trainer” and so forth.

White label opportunities are expanding?my ability to deliver and serve. It?s not all about me or the Get A Klu brand…it?s about the work that I?m doing and the people I?m helping….and I worked with some great people in Australia!

It?s common knowledge that nobody succeeds alone, at least very rarely does someone rise to the top with no help whatsoever. Usually if you?re successful it?s because someone helped you along the way. ?So why not create?partnerships with others and make helping others/getting help part of your business success strategy? You have already proven that you?re more successful with the help of others. White labels are just a way to monetize the partnerships we create.

White Label Concept Tags

“Coach Jeffrey” is exactly how I was referred to in Australia. JT Foxx’s “My Coaching Organization” sent me there to conduct 5 full days of?one-on-one trainings for 3 of their VIP’s . ?All I had to do was hop on the plane and prep for my own coaching sessions.?They got me a 1 bedroom apartment for a week in Perth Australia and the “students” came to me…we did our work in the apartment and it was full immersion into Speaking and Coaching training.

Even with White Labels, ?I?m providing the same services that I do for my own clients, and I?m giving just as much value doing what I?m good at. ?I have the humility to not need my company name behind the work. ?Its about the service I provide…and, who would turn down being paid $1000’s of dollars to take an all expenses paid trip (plus a per diem) to Australia…to help people grown their Speaking and Coaching businesses? ?The hardest “work” of the trip was planes and airports…but as you can imagine, talking to people and helping them with strategy, motivation, accountability and transformation comes very easy to me now.

I know I worked hard…I know I made a difference…but Coaching and Training comes so naturally to me know that this White Labels trip to Australia “felt” like being gifted a bucket list experience?away from my own hustle and bustle or Teaching Classes, running Get A Klu and supporting my wife’s corporate career by handling all parenting duties during her 50%?travel schedule.

Most of my time there was spent working, but I did get a little down time to explore Australia. Check out my photos below for a glimpse of my trip. Most of my time was spent in Perth. Some of my favorite moments include tasting kangaroo for the very first time, enjoying the famous wine cruise to Swan River Valley and just people watching while walking around the downtown area my apartment was conveniently located in.

White Labels Jeff Get A Klu Eating Kangaroo

Swan River Valley Perth Wine Cruise

White Labels Commonwealth Australia with Get A Klu

White Labels Get A Klu in Perth
The bottom line is that nobody succeeds alone. Align yourself with other leaders in your industry, find out what services they offer and see where you can help fill in the gaps. Creating white label offerings can be challenging, but at the same time very rewarding.

If you?d like assistance learning about how you can win with white labels, talk to me by signing up?for my?2 free consultations.

To Your Success!
Jeffrey Klubeck, M.A.

 

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