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self improvement: Replace fear and worry with action! - 01/07/10 11:47 AM
We all experience disappointments, fear, and worry, how we respond to these thoughts will determine their impact on our life. The best way to eliminate these negatives from our lives is to take action. Consistent activity leaves little room for negative thoughts. When a negative thought pops into your mind, write it down, examine it and then burn the paper. Ask yourself, what is the best use of my time right now, and then act on the answer. Make today the day that you let go of fear, worry and jealousy. Instead look for the positive in everything you do. (0 comments)
self improvement: A Big Vision Always Precedes Great Achievement. - 01/06/10 02:18 PM
Success always takes place in the framework of high expectation. We attract in life what we focus on with the expectation that it will become a reality. Create a massive vision for your life, your business and your relationships and focus on the good it will bring you. When a negative thought enters your mind, shift to your vision and be grateful for the path that you are on. Question: Do you have big dreams? Do you have a vision that makes you want to get up and enjoy the magic that life offers. If not, why not? If it is (0 comments)
self improvement: Increasing Profits in Uncertain Times! - 01/05/10 11:06 AM
Increasing Profits in Uncertain Times! More than ever business owners and professionals are recognizing the value of having multiple streams of income. A plan B if you will. The problem is, there are so many ways to make money out there, that it boggles the mind. A confused mind does not take action. So how does one go about adding one or more income streams to their business or profession without working 24 hours a day? I'm going to share the approach I use to create multiple streams of income, take from it what you will, if an idea makes sense, (0 comments)
self improvement: Self-Esteem and Success - 01/04/10 11:47 AM
What do you do daily to build your self-esteem and the self-esteem of your customers and associates? If you would like to see your business skyrocket, uplift, recognize or appreciate 3 to 5 people a day. You will be amazed at the good things that begin to happen in personal and business life. Another suggestion, keep a gratitude and appreciation book and as you go through your day write down things and people that have added value to your day. Then send those people a note of appreciation. Make a list of all the things that you accomplish each day and (2 comments)
self improvement: The Magic of Giving! - 12/28/09 03:17 PM
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Ponder what miracles could happen if the spirit of giving that Christmas represents was a part of our daily plan of action. If we focused on how we could help the people we come into contact with every day, rather than what we are going to get. It's a universal law: You have to give before you get. If you want success, help others become successful. A great way to start the gyving habit is to help others by uplifting and supporting their dreams. Invest a month focusing on what you can give and (0 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today - Six Magic Questions - 12/22/09 11:36 AM
As we approach a new here are six questions that can help you make 2010 your best year ever. Do you strive to be first class in everything you attempt? Doing so will take you to the heights of success. Do you always do more than you're supposed to do? If so you can have, be or do anything you want. Do you do a little more than average? When you do your progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort you put in. Do you do a little more each day than you think you can? There is (1 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today - Appreciation - 12/21/09 11:20 AM
According to William James: "The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated." Human relation psychology teaches that we all have the need to feel appreciated and valued. During this time of year, let us not forget that the most important gift we can give others cannot be purchased, it comes from the heart. It's time, time spent in helping others feel good about themselves. During this season of giving, take the time to recognize and appreciate one friend, one client, one prospect and one associate. The beauty of this gift is that the giver get's as much, (4 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today: Shoot For The Moon! - 12/17/09 12:56 PM
When you shoot for the moon, you have a great vision that can inspire you to action. Make today and every day, the day that you give each moment your best effort. Shoot for the moon and I will see you among the stars. Question: Are you aiming for your dreams or just what you think you can get? Do you let your fear of not succeeding keeping you from truly giving your best to your business? Quote: "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you will land among the stars" - Les Brown "You may be disappointed if you (1 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today: Good or Bad - The choice is yours! - 12/16/09 10:05 AM
Being positive or being negative is very much a habit. We either look for the opportunity that every challenge brings and focus on their problems opportunity. Start today to examine your habitual thought patterns. Replace your negative habits of thought with positive ones by training your mind to think in terms of what you can and will accomplish. Start by counting your blessings every day and soon being negative will be a thing of the past. Question: Do you believe that being positive and being negative are choices that we make about how we will react to life? If so, what (3 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today: The Power of Belief - 12/15/09 11:25 AM
In order to succeed at anything, you must believe that you can and will reach your goal. I am reminded that success comes in cans. According to Napoleon Hill: "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, he will achieve." The minute you truly believe is the moment that your dreams become real. If you think you can, you can. Question: Stuart Chase said: "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." Do you truly believe in the magic of your dreams, or do you need proof? Quote: "Fear less, (2 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today: Never Give Up! - 12/14/09 12:25 PM
Courage is the power to feel the fear but do it anyway. It comes from the recognition that you're bigger than your problems and that taking action is the cure for fear. Question: What fears are holding you back? What simple steps can you take to face the fear and do it anyway? Quote: "Never, Never, Never Give Up." - Winston Churchill "Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing." - Author Unknown "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear" - Mark Twain "Courage is going from failure (0 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today: What our clients really want! - 12/10/09 11:45 AM
In the book "Dig your well before your thirsty" Harvey MacKay made an interesting observation. He pointed out that when sales are strong most businesses give lip service to building relationships with their current clients but focus all their attention on the next prospect. And as soon as there is a downturn in business, they wonder why they're having such a hard time generating sales. Ironically, when everything is working well is the time to build solid relationships with your clients. One of my clients, a realtor, makes sure that his clients never forget how great it is to do business (0 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today: The Law of Giving! - 12/09/09 01:24 PM
Do you want success, help others succeed. Do you want good friends, be a good friend. Do you want the respect of your peers, respect them. In life, what we send out is what comes back to us. Smile at a stranger, in most cases they smile back. Focus on uplifting, appreciating and helping others with no agenda, and soon others will be looking for ways to uplift, appreciate and help you. The real key is no agenda. We all know people who are nice to us when they are trying to get something from us, this never works. On the (0 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today: The Power of Appreciation and Gratitude! - 12/08/09 11:25 AM
I was having a conversation with A small business owner that was very enlightening to me. He said that when he first started his business he used to have a ton of repeat customers but they all just stopped coming in. Knowing how he operated his business it was obvious to me why he was losing customers. When he comes to work in the business he does inventory, bookkeeping and other paperwork. He ignores his customers, doesn’t seem to care if they come back, doesn’t ask his customers if they are enjoying their time there and then he wonders why his (1 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today: "Never forget a customer, and never let a customer forget you." - Harold McClindon - 12/07/09 10:57 AM
Harold McClindon put a powerful message in just eleven words. The problem is it does not quite say enough. The goal is not just to have a customer remember you, but remember you fondly. Give bad service and your customer will never forget you -- and will tell everyone who mentions you (and many who don't) about their bad experience. Service, quality and price are not the issue. It goes without saying that you must provide a value-based product or service, at a fair price. That you deliver on your promise. In other words that you build trust. So what - (1 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today: Desire, ask, act, believe and achieve! - 12/04/09 10:50 AM
According to "The Law of Success" by Napoleon Hill "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe he can achieve." While this is a true statement, it's only half of the secret to achieving whatever we desire. The missing ingredient is action. I can believe that I have the ability to write a note but until I act on that believe by picking up a pen and paper and putting words on it nothing happens. So it is with everything we do, we can have a goal, we can talk about our goal, we can believe that our goal is (1 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today: Are You Willing to Learn? - 12/03/09 11:03 AM
Legendary coach John Wooten says "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." Successful people are open and receptive to new ideas no matter what the source. They also recognize the folly of reinventing the wheel, they ask for guidance, listen to the advice given and then act on it. They also keep their "mentor" in the loop as to their progress. They are winners in the true sense of the word. Losers, on the other hand, ask for advice and then ignore the knowledge that was freely given and wonder why things are not working for them. (0 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today: The Power of Appreciation! - 12/02/09 11:33 AM
Mary Kay Ash, attributes most of her success to the value that she places on other people. According to her "no matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important!" It's amazing how we often spend our time, efforts and resources on finding new prospects for our products, services or whatever cause we are promoting. Only to ignore them once they become a client, friend or associate. Then we wonder why they are doing business with someone else. Here's an idea: Create an appreciation budget. Every time you make a sale, set aside (2 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today: FEAR - False Evidence Appearing Real - 12/01/09 03:31 PM
An often used acronym for FEAR is "False Evidence Appearing Real". I'd like to suggest an acronym for overcoming fear. Here it is: Focus - Focus on what you want and not what you want. Know your why. If your why is large enough you can accomplish anything. Educate Yourself - Take time everyday to improve yourself, build a better you. If you know your why, your next question should be: What attitudes, skills and habits do I need to develop to attain my Why? Action - Take action, successful people do the things that failures won't, they feel the fear, (0 comments)
self improvement: Thought For Today: Share your happiness! - 11/30/09 11:38 AM
Oscar Wilde once said that some people cause happiness "wherever" they go, while others cause happiness "whenever" they go. Which are you? A happy person is welcome just about anywhere they go, we gravitate towards the positive. I'm of the belief that the most important thing that you can do when presenting yourself, your products or your services is to help the other person feel positive and happy about himself and life in general. When we're positive, we make decisions quickly and easily, when we're negative we seldom make a decision or if we do the decision is no. Start today (1 comments)
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