I asked one of the most successful sales professionals I knew the secret to her success. She replied: “Steve, it may sound simplistic, but each morning for the last 10 years, I repeat a phrase 50 times– I CAN DO IT!“. She went on to explain that repeating that phrase gets embedded in her subconscious thinking and each day, each hour, it drives her conscious behavior that she can do it.

Belief is an inward conviction.
Faith is an outward action.

You can receive both inspiration and accountability by verbalizing your intentions.

In a recent post, I provided my 30 Leadership Affirmations. Take a moment to print off and utilize it to retrain your mind and reset your daily intentions.

Affirmations are for purpose-driven leaders and sales professionals.
Affirmations declare your daily intentions.
Affirmations announce in advance what you can accomplish.
Affirmations boldly announce who we are.

I’ve learned that continuously saying positive statements helps me believe in myself, and causes me to act on that belief. Starting today, change your vocabulary!


Create positive and winning self-talk.
Guard your inner dialogue.
Speak only about what you want to receive.
Start today and don’t ever underestimate your leadership vocabulary.

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About the Author

Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.

A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.