selfhelp: What is Defeat? - 01/28/12 04:05 PM
Motivational Power Quote
What is Defeat?   
“What is defeat? Nothing but education,
nothing but the first step to something better.”
Wendell Phillips, 1811 – 1884 Lawyer       
As I see it . . . . . . .
What is defeat?
A defeat is in the eye of person who is experiencing the setback and is seen through their attitude.
One thing for sure if you’re out there making an effort to succeed you will run into obstacles have your fair share of challenges and you will experience setbacks.
Some of the things … (7 comments)

selfhelp: Advice is a Double Edged Sword - 01/28/12 12:40 PM
Motivational Power Quote
Advice is a Double Edged Sword     
“Advice is seldom welcomed
and those who want it the most always like it the least.”
Lord Chesterfield, 1694 -1773 British Statesman       
As I see it . . . . . . .
Advice is a double edged sword
Being involved in sports for a good part of my life it’s a proven fact that a good coach that gives sincere advice to their players will make the player better. 
When the player is receptive a coach’s advice they can move a player from … (1 comments)

selfhelp: Average is a Choice – Exceptional is a Mission - 01/28/12 12:53 AM
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Average is a Choice – Exceptional is a Mission
“Not doing more than the average is what
keeps the average down.”
William M. Winans  1824 -1887 author     
As I see it . . . . . . .
Average is a choice – exceptional is a mission
The big difference between average and exceptional is passion and dedication to be the best.
The question is:
What will move you into the exceptional category in your profession?
What would you have to do differentially in the future to … (9 comments)

selfhelp: Your Customers Depend on You - 01/27/12 03:13 PM
Motivational Power Quote
Your Customers Depend on You   
“Honesty is a question of right or wrong,
not a matter of policy.”
H.R. Trevor – Roper, 1914 -2003 author       
As I see it . . . . . . .
Your customers depend on you
Your customers take the business relationship seriously and they rely on your judgment to guide them and your advice and counsel to help them.
For a business relationship to strengthen your customers will have to see you as an expert in your profession and someone that they can trust.

selfhelp: Don’t Listen to the Wrong People - 01/27/12 10:54 AM
Motivational Power Quote
Don’t Listen to the Wrong People  
“You don’t let the guy with the broom control how many
elephants are in the parade.”
Merlin Mann, broadcaster, speaker, writer       
As I see it . . . . . . .
Don’t listen to the wrong people
There are people that come into your life with a broom; they are not interested in you or your success journey there only interest is their self serving interests.
They will try to muddy the water for you if its serves their purpose. You can recognize … (9 comments)

selfhelp: Hope – Dream and Make it a Reality - 01/27/12 01:42 AM
Motivational Power Quote
Hope – Dream and Make it a Reality
“Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them.
Have great dreams and to live them.
Have tremendous expectations and believe them.”
Norman Vincent Peale, Author         
As I see it . . . . . . .
Hope – dream and make it a reality
Have hope in your heart and every day make an effort to turn your hope into a reality.
Keep the naysayers away from your hope and keep the flame burning brightly in your thoughts and … (2 comments)

selfhelp: The Difference Between Mediocrity and Genius - 01/26/12 03:10 PM
Motivational Power Quote
The Difference Between Mediocrity and Genius
“Mediocrity is self-inflicted.
Genius is self-bestowed.”
Walter Russell, 1871 – 1963, author, visionary      

As I see it . . . . . . .
The difference between mediocrity and genius
There is a very thin slice that separates the genius from mediocrity.
A genius is a person that sticks with their idea through the obstacles, setbacks and failure until they achieve the desired results.
They know what they want to achieve from the start and they will follow their vision with consistent effort … (7 comments)

selfhelp: Less Stress - 01/26/12 12:18 PM
Motivational Power Quote
Less Stress
“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come
from having too much to do.
It comes from not finishing what they started.”
David Allen, author      
As I see it . . . . . . .
Less stress
A task that’s left unfinished is the root cause of enormous stress.
A task that you’re working on with a time frame to finish it is a work in progress. A task that you’re procrastinating on is a cause of stress; the longer the task goes without being completed the … (6 comments)

selfhelp: Keep Your House in Order - 01/26/12 01:34 AM
Motivational Power Quote
Keep Your House in Order
“Let everyone sweep in front of his our door,
and the world will be cleaner.”
Johnann Wolfgang Von Goethe,       
As I see it . . . . . . .
Keep your house in order
In reading this quote it took me back to my childhood growing up in Trenton New Jersey.
I grow up in a working class neighborhood where the fathers worked and the mothers stayed home with the kids.
Now the rest of the story; the neighborhood was considered poor … (6 comments)

selfhelp: A Gathering of Eagles - 01/25/12 02:57 PM
Motivational Power Quote
A Gathering of Eagles   
“Birds of a feather flock together.”
French Proverb       
As I see it . . . . . . .
A gathering of eagles
Eagles soar or ducks waddle.
We can choose to soar with the eagles or waddle with the ducks.
Choose to be the eagle and to soar above the ducks.
By associating with the eagles of your profession and you will pick up on their success characteristics first hand and the persona of the eagle in real life.  Eagles soar with … (6 comments)

selfhelp: William Bernbach, Ad Executive - 01/25/12 12:34 PM
Motivational Power Quote
Personal Promotion Sets The Expectations
“The most powerful element in advertising
is to tell the truth.”
William Bernbach, Ad Executive        
As I see it . . . . . . .
Personal promotion sets the expectations
Your personal promotion sets the expectations . . . .  for the your target audience. From your personal promotion your audience will form a perception of what they should expect from you as a professional and if your services will fit their needs.
There is a fine line of what you communicate in your message to … (7 comments)

selfhelp: That’s Why It’s Called Murphy’s Law - 01/25/12 12:49 AM
Motivational Power Quote
That’s Why It’s Called Murphy’s Law
“If something can go wrong it will.”
Murphy’s Law       
As I see it . . . . . . .
That’s why it’s called Murphy’s Law
We plan for the best and them we meet Murphy and what can go wrong does.
It’s a safe bet that things can get off track and go wrong in a heartbeat. Things can get off track for many reasons. Our research can be faulty, we missed something in the research, we didn’t follow the plan or we may … (14 comments)

selfhelp: Is it an Idea or a Passion? - 01/24/12 03:13 PM
Motivational Power Quote
Is it an Idea or a Passion?   
“A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses.
It is an idea that possesses the mind.”
Robert Bolton, 1572 – 1631 English Clergymen       
As I see it . . . . . . .
Is it an idea or a passion?
Ideas come into our thinking and if they are not acted on they disappear very quickly.
An idea that we believe in and act on with passion will find its way into reality. The key is the belief in our self … (5 comments)

selfhelp: The Answers Will Come - 01/24/12 10:09 AM
Motivational Power Quote

The Answers Will Come   
“All you have to do is know where you’re going.
The answers will come to you of their own accord.”
Earl Nightingale, author, motivational speaker       
As I see it . . . . . . .
The answers will come
A person who waits for all the answers will never get out of the starting blocks.
When you read the biographies of successful people we find out very quickly that there were a lot of course corrects on their success journey.
Waiting for all … (6 comments)

selfhelp: What’s Your Destination? - 01/24/12 03:17 AM
Motivational Power Quote
What’s Your Destination?   
“One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
Which road do I take?” she asked.
“Where do you want to go?”
 Was his response,
“I don’t know,” Alice answered.
“then,” said the cat,
“it doesn’t matter.””
Lewis Carroll, author       
As I see it . . . . . . .
What’s your destination?
What direction do you want your life to take and what do you to achieve? Knowing the answers to the questions gives you the ability to … (6 comments)

selfhelp: Most People Don’t Listen - 01/23/12 03:12 PM
Motivational Power Quote
Most People Don’t Listen
“Everything has been said before but since nobody listens,
we have to keep going back and begin again.”
Andre Gide, 1869 – 1951 French author and
Nobel Prize for literature 1947         
As I see it . . . . . . .
Most people don’t listen
Sad but true most people don’t listen.
If you accept that statement as a fact, we have to engage the people that were speaking with proactively in the conversation.
The person that not listening has a very short attending span … (11 comments)

selfhelp: Our Future is in Our Own Hands - 01/23/12 11:20 AM
Motivational Power Quote
Our Future is in Our Own Hands   
“The responsibility for both the present and the future
is in our own hands.
If we live right today then tomorrow has to be right.”
Eknath Easwaran, author, spiritual leader       
As I see it . . . . . . .
Our future is in our own hands
The concept that our future is in our own hands is a powerful concept.
Once we take personal responsible for our future we become the captain of our success journey and we take the controls … (7 comments)

selfhelp: Procrastination Steals Your Future - 01/23/12 01:21 AM
Motivational Power Quote
Procrastination Steals Your Future   
“The greatest thief this world would has ever produced
is procrastination, and it still at large.”
H. W. Shaw, 1818-1885 writer      
As I see it . . . . . . .
Procrastination steals your future
It’s easy to do put off what has to been done today until tomorrow.
Tomorrow grows into days and the weights of the days accumulate until they become the burden of procrastination.
Procrastination creates speed bumps on our success journey and when things are left undone they can create … (10 comments)

selfhelp: Face the Light - 01/22/12 12:52 PM
Motivational Power Quote
Face the Light  
“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.”
Swedish Proverb       
As I see it . . . . . . .
Face the light
When we look into the light the shadows of our past fall behind us . . . . and the worries of the past are left behind.
For those who focus on the past you’re looking at your shadows.  You are carrying your past burdens and worries with you into the future.
As you face the light you are facing your … (3 comments)

selfhelp: Positive Self-Talk - 01/22/12 02:03 AM
Motivational Power Quote
Positive Self-Talk
“The loudest and most influential voice you hear is
your own inner voice, your self critic.
It can work for you or against you,
Depending on the message you allow.”
Keith Harrell, motivational speaker     
As I see it . . . . . . .
Positive self-talk
Each of us has a running dialog going on with our self it’s our self-talk, our inner voice speaking to us.
Self–talk is a very interesting concept and it varies from individual to individual, but we all do it. Self-talk can … (10 comments)

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