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Jose Ruiz

The Power Of Choice

Recently, I was asked to write a letter sharing advice to a student growing up in today's world.  It was published yesterday in The Conversation's Letters from a Mentor.  I want to share the letter with you because its not just for students - it's for...

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Leading Ourselves

When it comes to leadership, one could think that leading others is relatively easy if you intentionally work on growing your leadership skills. These are the areas to concentrate. Emphasis on others. Take me for example.  I have been studying leadership and personal...

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Pausing is powerful

Merry Christmas! I love this time of year.  The holidays brings so much joy to our family.  This year is extra special because we have a full house! My mom, in-laws and cousin are spending the holiday with us. I am always amazed with the Christmas Rush.  In the last...

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Your Daily Agenda – Part 2

Last time I made you aware that you might be wasting time unconsciously... That you are the result of your daily actions. I gave you an example of what you could try to make a plan. (we are going to dive deeper on those 10 steps soon, so stay tuned) I said that it is...

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Your Daily Agenda – Part 1

Let me ask you a question, are you achieving what is important to you? I hope your answer is yes.  If not, keep reading. Another question... Can you quantify the amount of time you waste in a day? This question may be harsh for some folks. Let me clarify... when I say...

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Positive Mindset

The amount of times we think of how we are going to fail before starting something is staggering.  Isn't it? Seems like we are programmed to feel fear rather than excitement.  We rather cast a vision of feeling sorry for ourselves that casting a vision of...

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Two Sunday's ago I heard a sermon at Church that really touched me.  It was about Enthusiasm. As the Pastor was delivering his message, my head was bobbing in agreement over and over and over. It started with a powerful quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson... "Nothing great...

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Great Surroundings

Talent alone does not make you successful.  It takes more... much more. In fact, I am certain that the people that surround you will determine your potential. The ones closest to you will be the difference makers in your path. But, come'on... we all know that, right?...

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A Lesson From The Ant

For a couple of months now, I have been talking with my 6 year old about the plans I have for the Center For Leadership and Growth (CLG).  He was very excited to hear that part of CLG's mission was to teach leadership to the next generation. As I am describing it to...

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Management vs Leadership

Stanley Huffty once said: "It's not the position that makes the leader; it's the leader that makes the position". I am sure that most of you would agree with that statement. The fact is that leadership is misunderstood.  People often think that those with fancy title...

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Where is your lid?

  Starting the week with some teaching... One of the very first lessons I learned about leadership was the Law of the Lid and is one of my favorites.  It is the first law in John Maxwell's book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.  In this book, John teaches...

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Change is uncomfortable

Rafiki is right.  Change is good. The reason why most people don't like change is that it makes them uncomfortable. They resist because they fixate on what they are potentially giving up, instead of what they can achieve. The fact is that change is an inevitable part...

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Are we there yet?

I am amazed at the amount of 'get rich quick' ads on facebook lately. But I am even more stunned by people's reaction. They eat it all up... and for a good reason. We are humans. People want to feel successful. People want financial abundance. People want to live a...

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Thinking about thinking

Do you know how many questions you ask in a day? to others? to yourself? Probably not.  Why would you? Potentially, you can figure out how many questions you asked others based on your interactions that day.  That's fairly easy. But to yourself, it will be close to...

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Where the magic happens

Today was my son’s first day of 1st Grade. I can’t describe my feelings as I was dropping him off today.  As a parent, you are quickly amazed how fast time passes, how fast they grow.  You can only hope you have done your job so they are equipped with the tools needed...

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Leadership & Growth Programs

with Jose Ruiz


Be a part of my live growth programs.  There is synergy of energy, commitment and excitement that participants bring to my programs.  These life-changing programs offer a combination of masterminding, peer brainstorming, education, accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. By bringing fresh ideas and a different perspective, my programs can help you achieve success.  We will meet once a week for the duration of the program.

15 Laws of Growth

Tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow.

12 Week Program

Intentional Living

Choosing a Life that Matters. For people who dare to live a life of significance. 

10 Week Program

Everyone Communicates,

Few Connect

What the most effective people do differently.

10 Week Program


Speaking Skills

Now more than ever, it is important for you as a leader to continue to develop your speaking skills. 

Speakers Club, Keynote, Half-Day Workshop

Coaching for Leaders

The quality of your leadership is determined by the quality of relationships you have with those you lead.  

Half-Day Workshop, 6 Week Program

21 Laws of Leadership

Everything rises and falls on leadership.  Improve your influence and impact with others.  These Laws are a must for every leader.

2-Day Workshop.  4 & 8 Week Programs

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