Michael Annese, author of “The VICTORY Cycle” featured in Best Self Magazine with his latest article. 6 Steps to Creating Your Future: A simple framework for shifting your life and creating your future Are you standing in the ‘What’s next?’ doorway? Are you wondering what you should do with your life? So often we pull back from these pivotal moments unprepared to execute a plan — not because we don’t want to change, but simply because we just don’t have a plan. What you’re looking for is a new vision for yourself—one that will ignite your spirit, fueled by the energy within your heart — a new vision that will transform your life into a new reality. Here’s the good news: Believe it or not, you’re in the right place at the right time for change. Here are 6 ways […]
Your personal vision is the starting point in the process. It’s a clear, compelling purpose of what you want, or who you want to become. You must see it so clear that you can touch it, smell it, and really feel it in your heart and soul as if it were real.
Leave no detail out of the picture as you create your vision; really see it as if it were right in front of you. All successful people knew who they truly were inside even in what appeared to be defeat. They rose up based on the internal belief and purpose they had within them. Find your purpose, your vision.
Your why you are doing this. All too often we forget why we’re doing what we’re doing. We get stuck in the wrong details, like numbers on a scale or how big our bank account is. Our inspiration centers more on how we feel, specifically, how we would feel if we were living our vision.
So many times our train for success is derailed from the very beginning due to lack of an understanding of why we are doing it and what we really want.
This centers around how badly you really want it. Without rock-solid determination, you will fail, and lose momentum. Because when it gets difficult, and it will, you need to have a warrior’s level of commitment, a complete “life or death” determination that you will succeed no matter what. This is your “how,” this is you making it happen, no one else, just you.
This in essence is your plan, small scheduled-out steps towards your vision, your ultimate victory. It starts today, by the way, not tomorrow. Think of what you can do right now! Then, something by the end of the week, next month, and so on.
Write it out so you can hold yourself accountable for the progress, otherwise you lose traction. Naturally you are going to adjust these benchmarks, but you likely already have an idea.
These are things that pop up, trip you up, and slow you down. Anticipate them beforehand; be ready for them. Don’t worry if you do get knocked down—it’s ok. Dust yourself off and build strength from it. You just learned what not to do.
This is where the fire is, the forging of who you are, and will become. Adversity builds character. Capitalize on what’s gone right and build upon it. Never ever give up on you; if you don’t believe in who you are, who else will?
Once you start moving forward in your progress, rejoice. Life is about living and enjoying your life right. Celebrate and rejoice in your accomplishments along the way. Just don’t stay there too long, get back to work. Remember: if you stop, it all stops moving forward. Make sure you get back on course.
Year-long adjustments is just that—a way for you to see what’s going right and what’s going wrong and adjust it. Remember, your victory is a lifelong journey, something that you will continuously work on.
Are you frustrated with taking one step forward and two steps back? Do you dream of starting a business, getting in shape, getting more out of life? So many people never reach their full potential. What are they waiting for? Maybe they’re waiting for another time, another day or possibly another life. What if I told you I had a plan to share with you that could release the true person that lives within you, the inner you, the real you?
With The VICTORY Cycle your success is limitless…
Bring Clarity to What You Want
Create Focus and Attention
Refine and Re-Define Oneself
Renew Courage and Belief in Yourself
Deepen Connection to Yourself and Others
Hi, I’m Michael Annese. Today, with all the distractions of daily life, we sometimes forget to take a look at where we are, where we are going, and where we want to go. Some of us accept our life as fate and let the dreams of who we wanted to become turn into long-forgotten shadows of the past. I’ve learned that consistent actions lead you to whatever outcome you focus on. In other words, what you think about repeatedly and what you do repeatedly creates who you are and the life you experience.
Serving as a Battalion Chief for a South Florida fire department, I have the privilege of working with a fantastic group of people every day in a leadership role. This has afforded me many opportunities to advance my education, attend high-level leadership training and develop real-world experience in personal development.
Today I look forward to the opportunity to present what I’ve learned over time and bring to light my ideas about personal determination, drive, and motivation by introducing you to The VICTORY Cycle.
Welcome and congratulations on the first step to your VICTORY!
In The VICTORY Cycle: 7 Progressive Steps to Forge a Lifetime of Everlasting Personal Growth and Change, Michael Annese has created a practical and effective method for anyone regardless of background, circumstances, or education. Readers will apply the steps within The VICTORY Cycle to create the momentum required to fuel their journey, achieving their own personal VICTORY. The VICTORY Cycle is direct, to the point, and quickly yields results. This book provides a system for those who are ready to feed the fire within their heart and soul.
Are you looking for a new way to motivate and transform your team into the future?
Are you actively looking for a new program that will foster professional leadership development for lasting results?
A program that is relevant, practical, interactive, challenging, holding learners accountable, and delivered by experienced, certified, and well qualified facilitators!
If you are a leader or aspiring to be one, who drives for success and sustainable results; you’ve found your answer –
Increase in Productivity
More Inclusive Culture
Higher Team Engagement
Realized and developed Potential
Increased Market Share
Learning to apply The VICTORY Cycle will make a difference in your life. Whatever personal development goal you desire is within your grasp; you just have to believe in yourself. The VICTORY Cycle will show you how to create momentum, provide lasting results, and drive you towards the life you are looking to experience.
So, are you ready for your VICTORY? The time is now: feed your desire, and take action towards your future. Reach into your heart, go for your dreams, and ignite your spirit with The VICTORY Cycle.
Five Stars! An enthusiastic personal guide to a new you!
The workshop benefits every aspect of development; personal and professional.
Just read The VICTORY Cycle! To say that it was “Inspiring” does not do this book justice. I actually started the journal suggested in the book. I have already noticed that in the beginning of my journal, I started statements with “I hope to….” and “I would like to….”, etc. By the time i finished the book, my journal entries began with “I am going to….” and “I will….. “. I am so ready for VICTORY!...
I cannot believe the change I am experiencing! The Victory Cycle is so simple to apply and slowed me down long enough to remember who I am and who I want to be! I am now charging ahead to my Victory, Thank you Victory Cycle for clearing my mind and filling my soul!
I’ve never felt lighter, I just begun working towards my Victory and that mountain seems so close. Too many years have passed where I was afraid, and not focused, just plane lack of belief in myself. After reading the Victory Cycle for just two days I found myself looking up again, I was starting to think not only could I make the climb to that mountain top but nothing will stop me! I have started training, and without trying I am losing weight already, I can’t wait to reach the s...
At first I thought that was another book just like everyone else in the market, however there was something different on the cover of the book that forced me to buy it, and I don’t regret it. I recommend it to everyone, because additionally of win a great book or a manual full of experiences and solutions, that inspire and motivate your daily life, we gained a friend and an adviser, that with his experience and his beautiful soul and heart, he has a great vision to be a beautiful light ...
Revealing, insightful and effective – I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, though I knew it was worth a try since I’ve lost control of things, a while ago actually, and I need change. I am so impressed and very grateful to the author for the lessons to be learned here. This book teaches you how to make changes for the better AND gives you the tools and the knowledge to do so, and what I found most helpful was the Victory cycle itself, the model that the author uses t...
The workshop reminded me what my vision is for myself. It made me think about the obstacles I need to overcome or work around in the business and in my personal life. Seeing the cycle helps me stay on track. Going through the exercises really opened my eyes and writing everything down made it so real. Even successful people need a coach!
We all have goals we want to achieve in this life. Some are big and some are small, but they are all important to our journey. For me, I’ve not been doing well I’m achieving my own because of my own fear or fund restraints. I honestly needed motivation to get back on track with them. The author gives us seven steps to follow in order to achieve them. I felt like Michael Annese understands that life happens. We all have things that pop up in our lives that prevent us from staying o...
This book is beyond inspiring! Not only does it make you want to dive right into your goals, but it gives you the tools to do it. The author is so positive and motivating. The examples he gives are very easy to relate to. He gives you the step-by-step path to start TODAY to reach your goals. I suggest the reader keep the journal that the author suggests, as it is very helpful. This book shows you that you don’t have to be a superhero or “wait till the time is right” to start...
I really enjoyed your workshop. It helped me remember what was really important in my life and how to focus on it. It’s all up to me and that’s a great feeling!
A must read guide to a better life – A must read for everyone who wants to change their lives with simple yet sure ways to look at life and work differently. Author Annese has written a step by step guide, if you will, to look at yourself, see who you are and where you want to go. Then, following his clear language guide, get on the “cycle” and make yourself better at work, school, and life utilizing proven management tools that can be extended to any area you choose. Annese...
This book “The Victory Cycle” by Michael Annese, is truly inspirational and moving. It was easy to read and had a major impact on my psyche. Usually I don’t buy into these self help books, but this one is totally different. It seems to motivate you as you are reading it and being interactive makes the reading that much more pleasurable. I think the author has struck a nerve and I am intent on following the path that he leads us down. All I can say is “Thanks for writing it..!!!”...
I love the cycle itself. It just makes me feel powerful when I look at it. 7 steps and 7 letters, makes V-I-C-T-O-R-Y is easy to remember and keep me on track.
If anyone wants to truly lead themselves to a better life, then this is the book to read. There is no way I could give a review that would do justice to Michael Annese’s book. Be prepared to learn a simple 7 step process to overcome the obstacles that life presents, all while gaining valuable leadership skills and tips on how to manage and overcome the fear of failing. This book is an easy read that will help you set and obtain goals with tips on how to self-analyze and make adjustments...