3 Quotes To Supercharge Your Day

Agon Management Group has three quotes to get you motivated today.

“Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” –Anthony Volodkin, Hype Machine founder

We love this quote because it speaks to the work that we do for our clients at Agon Management Group. There are many companies who offer services with fancy names, but not all of them deliver real results. The way we see it, what’s most important is acquiring happy customers for our clients, and that doesn’t require jargon or buzzwords. Delivering quality is what it’s all about.

“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.” –Mark Victor Hansen

This quote might as well have been written by Tarek Beidas, the president of Agon Management Group! Did you know that writing down our goals is actually part of our morning routine? Not only do we record our weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals, but we also jot down what we’re looking to accomplish that day. It would be safe to attribute a big part of our firm’s to success to this very habit.

“Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.” –Brian Tracy

We often refer to what we do as a “people helping people” business. Teamwork is such an integral part of the success of any individual that if a person is only out for himself, he will not advance. The people who are most successful at Agon Management Group are the ones who genuinely care about seeing others succeed and are willing to take the time to help them do so.

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2 Quotes About Failure That Will Give You The Confidence to Screw Up

At Agon Management Group we will be the first to tell you that failure is a normal and healthy part of the journey to success. Take a look at these two amazing quotes for some extra motivation today.

“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”Napoleon Hill, Author of Think and Grow Rich

So many people give up when they’re nearing the finish line, and often it’s just because they don’t realize how close they actually are to achieving their goals. This is especially important to remember when you’re grinding and getting frustrated because you’re not where you want to be. Instead of giving up, focus on how far you’ve come. Think about the skills you’ve developed and all that you’ve accomplished thus far. If you’re failing, keep failing, because repeated failure is the secret to success. Whatever you do — just don’t throw in the towel!

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”Thomas Watson Sr., Chairman and CEO of IBM

This is without a doubt one of our favorite quotes we’ve ever heard. At Agon Management Group we like to encourage our management trainees to fail faster. We tell them that the sooner they get out of their comfort zones and start making mistakes, the faster they will learn and grow. One of the worst things any professional can do is stay inside a safe zone and become complacent. If you want to be successful sooner rather than later, you’re going to have to get super uncomfortable and screw up like crazy. As unpleasant as that may sound, it’s the very thing that all the greats have in common.

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Claudia Cox, Trainer at Agon Management Group, Reviews Key Lessons She’s Learned Here

At Agon Management Group few things are as important to us as providing an environment that fosters personal and professional growth for all of our employees. We are proud to work with some of the most motivated, hardworking, and talented individuals in the greater D.C. area, and it isn’t lost on us that this comes with great responsibility.

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Claudia has mastered the art of the conference selfie!

Rather than just providing a paycheck, we strive to make our McLean firm a place where our people are challenged on a daily basis. We want each member of the team to feel that he or she is moving forward in his or her career and developing the skills and mentality that are necessary for success in any business field.

The management team of Agon Management Group is happy when each person is thriving, no matter the end game. Many of our team members take part in our management training program with the intent to move up quickly into an executive-level role. Others choose to use their time here to build an extremely impressive resume. Continuous learning and growth is the name of the game no matter what.

We decided to steal some of Claudia Cox’s time to find out what her biggest takeaways have been since joining our company just four months ago. Claudia has very quickly become a key player on the team, which is not just a testament to our merit-based advancement philosophy, but Claudia’s hard work and entrepreneurial mentality. You’ll undoubtedly be impressed by the words she’s shared with us below.

Our first question for Claudia was the biggest personal lesson that she’s learned while working here at Agon Management Group. We wanted to know what takeaways would apply to her personal life and relationships, and here’s what she had to say:

“I’ve learned so much about myself while being in this management training program. The most important thing I’ve learned is that having a student mentality is necessary. It will get you very far in life and in this business. Since day one, I’ve seen my mentor and supervisor show me how important is to always be a step ahead. Learning from her student mentality has influenced me to always ask questions and want to learn more in order to be a step ahead of others. There’s something new to learn every day and I want to be ahead so that I can always be prepared, no matter what comes my way in business and in life.”

The next question we had was regarding a professional skill or mindset that she’s gained since joining the team. We wanted to know what she’s learned here that she felt would be most beneficial in her career. Claudia shared the following:

“I’ve learned that you are your biggest challenge! It’s all about a strong student mentality and a positive attitude. I’ve learned a lot about myself and have come a long way. Without my mentors teaching me that I should always challenge myself I wouldn’t be growing so quickly in this business. With a successful mentality I’m able to continue to achieve the goals I set.”

It’s clear that Claudia is not only a student of life (and business!) but a person who is extremely self-aware and emotionally intelligent. We promise to keep you updated on her success, so stay tuned!

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An Important Reminder from Agon Management: The Right Mental Attitude

Here is some insight into the record-breaking success of Agon Management Group in 2016.

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
–Thomas Jefferson

agon-management-groupIt’s almost as if Thomas Jefferson was part of the leadership team at Agon Management Group! Just kidding. We’d like to think, though, that he would be proud of the core lessons we strive to impart to all of our team members.

What we love most about this quote is that it succinctly expresses an incredibly important truth: that a person’s mentality is the most important factor in whether he or she achieves success — or achieves anything for that matter.

Many people believe that they are handed a set of circumstances which block them from achieving success. They often become complacent and focused on their woes. They typically complain, make excuses and dwell in self-pity. The result is usually inaction, which does nothing for a person’s happiness or his ability to achieve his goals. This is what Jefferson means by “the wrong mental attitude.” It should hopefully go without saying that it is natural for any human being to experience sadness and emotion. However, the point here is that the only way to change one’s circumstances is to change one’s attitude. At Agon Management Group we believe that attitude is a choice that we make over and over again throughout the day.

The person with “the right mental attitude” has boundless opportunity and also enjoys a greater level of happiness. She feels empowered, rather than powerless. She accepts her less-than-ideal circumstances but doesn’t allow them to hold her back from realizing her dreams. She doesn’t make excuses and she doesn’t complain because she recognizes that those behaviors are fruitless. If she encounters an obstacle she views it as a bump in the road and not a road block. She chooses to surround herself with others with a similar positive attitude. She doesn’t care much for what naysayers have to say about her dreams because her vision is impervious. She believes that she is in control of her destiny and she is well on her way to achieving her goals.

The success of our team at Agon Management Group this year is because of the right mental attitude. This is not to say we are perfect — but we do indeed strive for excellence in this area. The right attitude starts at the top with our president, Tarek Beidas. It is modeled by our assistant managers, Carl and Sarah. It is possessed by our leadership team. And it is filtered down to every person who joins our leadership development program.

Thank you, Thomas Jefferson, for these incredible words of wisdom. For more wise and motivational quotes, be sure to follow us on Twitter at @Agon_McLean.