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Potential Vs. Mediocrity…How to Win the Battle

Life is a series of opportunities where you are presented with a choice to either sit on the sidelines of life or choose to live.



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Life can seem autonomous at times. It can feel like you are a robot, and your behaviors are so unconscious that it doesn’t even feel like you are truly living. Some would call this “just going through the motions.”

That’s precisely what is happening. When we get caught up in the demands, distractions, and comfort that this generation has afforded us – it becomes seamless to just exist and not truly live. Truly living is a conscious choice each day.

There have been quite a few times when I reflected in my bed when my day was over on how I could have done more, been more, and stepped outside my comfort zone. It’s such a tight feeling in your chest to know that you are capable of doing more, but you give in to comfort and settle into mediocrity.

In the moment it might feel safe and comfortable, but after a while, you feel like you are not really living. You feel stuck even though you feel comfortable. How paradoxical is that? Life becomes a series of mundane tasks, and when new opportunities arise, it’s as if you find every reason to avoid anything different.

A life of comfort breeds a life of stuckness and displeasure. It’s like Neale Donald Walsch said, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Life = opportunities

Life is a series of opportunities where you are presented with a choice to either sit on the sidelines of life or choose to live. These choices are very subtle, but they happen throughout the day more than we sometimes are willing to admit.

And the worst part is we think these decisions are small and don’t influence other aspects of our life. But, in reality, these small decisions are insidious and, over time, have lasting impacts in other areas of our life. Not to mention our overall sense of self.

Our sense of self is the core of you that is constantly being built through every decision and action we make or don’t make. It rarely changes but certainly can either through unconscious behaviors or conscious effort.

Whether it be speaking up for yourself in a disagreement, preparing a little harder for an upcoming presentation, confidently expressing your new idea at work, or choosing to be more present and attentive with your significant other.

Decisions like these are small but play a huge role in the core of who we are and how we ultimately feel internally about ourselves.

Why don’t we want to admit that these seemingly small decisions happen multiple times a day? Because this puts the responsibility on us to uncover them and change. And change is hard. It’s taxing.

Many of us would rather pretend there is something external from us that is causing us to continue to suffer and not realize our potential. The story sounds good to us, and it’s comforting. And the more times we tell it to ourselves, the more we think we will believe it at an unconscious level.

Over a period of time, the story or lie we tell ourselves begins to crumble, and we start to see through it. Finally, it’s reached a tipping point, and we realize this story is not yielding us the quality of life we desire. As we begin seeing through it, confusion disappears, and clarity rises to the surface of our minds.

“Don’t squander your potential living a life that amounts to far less than the one you are capable of living.” Zero Dean

We are now able to see clearer than we ever were before. The story clouded our perception, and now we are taking baby steps toward what our soul truly desires.

As your perception continues to widen, you now see opportunities where before, all you saw were blockages. As a result, you begin to slowly and consciously take advantage of the opportunities presented in front of you.

Your new thoughts breed new actions that allow you to experience what you’ve always desired: freedom of your soul’s potential expressed through you in your relationships, career, and hobbies – making your day-to-day life richer and more satisfying than ever before.

You’re now stepping out of your comfort zone and experiencing what life has to offer. And it’s a glorious feeling, but you just wish you’d done it sooner.

When we finally realize the story we’ve been telling ourselves each day isn’t the one that is going to yield us the life we desire, that’s when we flip the script and write a new one.

It just begins with one new thought followed by a series of subtle actions that give rise to a life of living outside of your comfort zone and rightfully stepping into the person you always knew you could be.

Chazz Scott is a keynote speaker and mindset expert. He trains entrepreneurs, leaders, and professionals to achieve their potential personally and professionally. Chazz is also the Executive Director & Chief Creative Optimist of Positively Caviar, Inc., a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit, focused on using optimism and positive thinking to build mental resilience and disrupt mental health stigmas in underserved communities. For more info, check out his weekly blog at: or download his latest workbook designed to help you build good habits and break bad ones to achieve your goals faster: download here.

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How Your Beliefs Can Supercharge or Sabotage Your Success

Your life is dictated by beliefs and biases that drive your thinking, behaviors, and decisions



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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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Here’s a Young Man’s Antidote for the Uncertainty of the Modern World

Why do a lot of young guys lack confidence in today’s world? 



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Toxic Leadership: 5 Ways to Identify a Bad Leader

if you have a leader who displays any of the toxic traits, it’s time to move on to greener pastures.



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Let’s be honest, we’ve all crossed paths with a toxic leader in our careers at some point. Unfortunately, while some toxic leaders don’t even bother to hide their behaviour, some know very well how to conceal their true selves behind a strong-built facade. The latter is the most dangerous of the two. (more…)

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