Words of Wisdom: Dr. Charlie Cartwright

Who are you?
My name is Dr. Charlie Cartwright.

What’s your story?
I’m a professional speaker, leadership consultant, and executive coach focusing on leadership and company culture. I developed a system called the People Success Formula.

This system is backed by decades of exhaustive meta-analysis, combined with my forty years of experience in the real world. I use this data to teach leaders how to bring out the best in their people.

I’ve been among the highest-rated speakers at every conference I’ve ever attended. Mixing science with hands-on experience makes my system unique and powerful.

I also produce a series of videos which I share with my network, called #DashCamWisdom. This is where I share my wisdom and thoughts to
motivate and educate.

How do you cope with hard times?
Hard times happen to everyone. The differentiator between people is the distance between saying and doing. Are you just going to talk about how you could make things better or sit around and complain? Or are you going to take action to solve the problem?

You have to believe in yourself. That’s a prerequisite for any success. If you want to reach your full potential, you have to believe you can get through the hard times. It’s essential not simply to go through hard times but to grow through hard times.

Your own opinion of yourself drives your future possibilities. If you don’t have that foundation in yourself, you’ll struggle.

I work on this every day by saying affirmations to myself. I tell myself where I am now and where I want to be. I say it in present tense to manifest it.

You could say to yourself, “I am strong. I am relentless. I am a warrior. I see myself as getting through this.”

I believe that we’re created in the image of God, which means every single person on this earth is a masterpiece. Our default is inherent greatness.
If you believe in that, you can believe in yourself and get through anything.

What’s your outlook on life?
I have a series of daily habits that I follow every day to ensure success. It’s not about being perfect – progress beats perfectionism. But I make a daily habit out of the things that are important to me.

That could be prayer, reading inspiring books, exercising, practicing gratitude, or maintaining relationships with family and friends. It’s also about keeping on top of my business and my personal relationships.

The key to success in any endeavour lies in developing the skills necessary in order to stack the odds in your favour. That’s what I spend my time on, whether in a business sense or a personal sense.

I want to be the best version of myself that I can be.

What advice would you give to anyone, regardless of the circumstances?
As long as we win or we learn, we’ll never lose. You can’t be defeated after setbacks – you must get up and keep moving forward. Make the necessary adjustments along the way and keep moving upward and onward.

Most people practice until they get it right. The great ones practice until they can’t get it wrong.

You must ask yourself whether you are willing to put in the work necessary to
succeed. If the answer to that question is yes, then get to work!

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