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Alik Levin on Getting Results

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“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

This is a story of a person, who started a new chapter in their life.  They decided to follow their dream and write their story forward.

Meet Alik Levin.  Talk about changing your life.  Earlier this year, Alik came to the U.S. with his family in search of his dream job.  Not only did he land his job, but he’s been making amazing impact on his new team and driving change in powerful ways.  He’s in his element and truly unleashed.  Alik is now a successful Microsoft programming writer.  He’s living his passion while he’s helping customers succeed on our platform, by sharing success patterns with customers around the world.

Every now and then, somebody does something that just blows your mind.  I’ve known Alik for a long time, but When Alik first told me that he was coming to the U.S. to find a job and make his dreams happen, I was in disbelief.  It was the type of thing you read about or watch in the movies, but to see it unfold right before my eyes was nothing short of spectacular.  You see, this was not a story of somebody simply hopping from one mountain peak to another.  It was a story of personal triumph.  I got to watch Alik climb a mountain from scratch, based on his conviction and courage for a better life.  Watching him uproot his family and start a new life, in this new world, has been one of the most amazing transformations I’ve seen in a long time.

While I’m happy that the story had a happy ending, and a wonderful new beginning, I’m truly proud of this guy.  In a world of turbulence, he decided to take the bull by the horns and live life on his terms.  He’s no shadow of his former self.   Instead, he is a model for leading a life of action and making the most of what he’s got.  He truly is the author of his life.  Wow.

You can imagine how ecstatic I was when Alik offered to share his story of how he uses Getting Results the Agile Way, as his secret weapon for getting results

You can find the original video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2creyf13eVI.  If you know somebody who needs a lift in their day, feel free to share Alik’s story with them.   It just might make their day.  I know a lot of people who could use a shoulder to lean on or a helping hand, or even just a story of hope.

18 Comments on "Alik Levin on Getting Results"

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  1. Ron Johnson says:

    This book will lead you to greater success, prosperity and happiness!

    Thank you JD for changing my life.

  2. JD says:

    @ Ron — Thank you. You changed your life — I just shared some patterns and practices that help along the way ;)

  3. What a fantastic personification of Getting Results!

  4. Sean says:

    GREAT JOB – JD!!

    Agile Results is amazing!

  5. Michelle says:

    Thanks for bringing Alik and his story to my attention ~ most of us need a lift as some stage during the day!

  6. JD says:

    @ Jimmy — Alik really knows how to take the stage!

    @ Sean — Thank you!

    It really seems to be hitting a sweet spot.

    @ Michelle — Alik’s got a ton of energy and I think it’s contagious … just perfect for lifting others up.

  7. Rob Boucher says:

    Good stuff. I have the pleasure of being able to with with Alik as well.

  8. Hilary says:

    Hi JD .. isn’t that great – and wonderful to hear Alik talk – as you say an amazing chap: I loved it.

    I love his spirit and the book promotion – which is here waiting for me to get started with it .. I’m looking forward to it .. & I will!!

    Cheers have a good weekend to you both – that was great – inspirational .. thanks – Hilary

  9. Love the video, very insightful. Great stuff.

  10. Lisa Munley says:

    Hi JD, I’d like to contact you about something but I can’t get your contact form to work!! That little part about confirming that I’m a person.. well I don’t know what they want since there’s no code to enter that I can see (maybe it’s my browser?) In any case, please let me know how I can email you- I’ve got a question that I don’t want to leave here in the comments. Thanks!

  11. That was awesome of Alik. He did a great job. We all need secret productivity weapons, I know your book has helped me a lot. I use the rule of 3 every morning and it’s made me much more productive.

  12. JD says:

    @ Rob — He’s a class act. I hope he still lets us hang out with him now that he’s a movie star.

    @ Hilary — I’m glad his passion came through on the video. He’s high energy and he’s always moving forward.

    @ Jonathan — I didn’t know what to expect from the video, but I like how it turned out.

    @ Lisa — You’re right, it was broken. Sorry about that. I fixed it so it should be working OK now.

    @ Karl — Alik really is a star. I’m really glad to hear that the book is working for you.

  13. This is fabulous, JD. As Hilary has said, very inspirational. This video was fun to watch, too. I loved Alik’s antics on the stairs :)

  14. JD says:

    @ Davina — Alik cracks me up. I like the way he went all out for the video and the stair scene is definitely memorable ;)

  15. J.D. Great video and definitely a very inspirational story. I am definitely interested in taking a closer look at that book now! It sounds great and I am sure it is packed with wisdom and insights. You really are great for passing it along.

  16. JD says:

    @ Sibyl — Thank you. I think everybody needs a personal results system for work and life — now more than ever. The system works because it’s simple and flexible. Instead of bending you to fit the system, the system bends to fit you. (Behind the scenes, the system helped me be on time, on budget for 10 years with products of all shapes and sizes.)

    I recently updated the Getting Results Knowledge Base, so you can explore lots of free checklists, guidelines, templates, etc. that complement the book.

  17. Danny Cohen says:

    Fascinating and inspirational stuff.
    Also arouses my appetite for reading the book.
    Next mouse click: buy from Amazon :-)

    Danny.

  18. JD says:

    @ Danny — Alik’s story really is inspiring. I’m glad I’ve been able to watch him in action. Thank you :)

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