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Continuing Education

by Bill Mansell on August 16, 2012 | Articles
Continuing Education

We are living in the most competitive age the world has ever known. Each of us needs to constantly study and improve in order to boost our productivity and to keep up with changing trends and technology. What are you doing to continue to improve your own mind and skills? Education is a shortcut to proficiency. Through it, you can bypass the mistakes of hundreds of generations, helping you to advance and excel. It can elevate your attitude as well as sharpen your skills.

The Principle of Planned Auto-Response

by Bill Mansell on August 7, 2012 | Articles
The Principle of Planned Auto-Response

Automate your success by putting your brain to work with the principle of planned auto-response. Repeated actions, practiced over and over, create neuro-pathways in the brain, nerves and muscles. Over time these neuro-pathways become stronger and virtually bypass your conscious mind. Thus trained, the body reacts promptly on cue, with perfect accuracy and poise, and without any conscious thought at all.

How to Keep Your Head in Times of Crisis

by Bill Mansell on July 10, 2012 | Articles
How to Keep Your Head in Times of Crisis

We have more things to worry about today than ever before? Few of us can do anything to change the economy or the weather. So, why do we spend so much time and energy fretting about them? Whether you are worried about global challenges, or dealing with personal and family challenges that come to all of us, here are 5 steps to help you remain calm in times of crisis.

Give Yourself a Second Chance

by Bill Mansell on June 6, 2012 | One Minute Motivators
Give Yourself a Second Chance

As much as we strive for perfection, we all fall short. The truth is that making mistakes is the very way that we learn and grow. We strive, we fall down, we get up again

One Sure-Fire Way to Success

by Zig Ziglar on May 16, 2012 | Articles
One Sure-Fire Way to Success

It is not that we should stop taking risks. It is that we should not repeat things we have done in the past that did not work. There is a big difference between the two!

What makes a Mom great?

by Janet Perez-Eckles on May 13, 2012 | Articles
What makes a Mom great?

To that great mom and all the moms reading this—Happy Mother’s Day!!

Choose to Be Happy Anyway

by Bill Mansell on May 10, 2012 | One Minute Motivators
Choose to Be Happy Anyway

Has something happened to you that wasn’t your fault? Is there some unfairness in your situation in life? Take a lesson from Jason and just “let it go.” Choose to be happy anyway. Choose to be grateful for what your challenges have taught you. Choose the abundant life.

Turning Tragedy into Triumph

by Zig Ziglar on April 18, 2012 | Articles
Turning Tragedy into Triumph

Be encouraged to take what others might see as a defeat and turn it into a positive.

The Vanishing Art of Casual Conversation

by Bill Mansell on March 13, 2012 | One Minute Motivators
The Vanishing Art of Casual Conversation

Make it a point to develop the art of casual conversation. You’ll begin to enjoy social situations, expand your business opportunities at networking events, and improve your personal charisma.

Sell or Be Sold

by Grant Cardone on March 8, 2012 | Articles
Sell or Be Sold

Regardless of what happens nothing will ensure your success more than the ability to effectively sell your products, take massive action and generate new levels of revenue. It is more critical than ever to learn and sharpen your sales skills and techniques. Don’t wait until you lose a customer or until things get tough again.

The Middle Class Myth

by Grant Cardone on March 6, 2012 | Articles
The Middle Class Myth

The middle class concept is failing millions of people because it is based on myths and formulas that worked for our parents but will no longer prove successful today. President Obama suggested, “the middle class is at a make or break point.” What he should be telling you is: the middle class has been failing its members for decades and this is not a new thing.

The Five Principles of Performance

by Zig Ziglar on February 7, 2012 | Articles
The Five Principles of Performance

Much of success is about performance. It’s about what we do and what we are able to inspire others to do. There are some simple performance principles I have learned in my life, and I want to share them with you.

You Can Compete!

by Bill Mansell on February 1, 2012 | Articles
You Can Compete!

How can you set your company apart from the competition? Give good old-fashioned personal service. Your customers will be surprised and pleased–and they’ll tell their friends.

Golf or Garage?

by Zig Ziglar on January 31, 2012 | Articles
Golf or Garage?

Attitude makes a difference in your energy level.

Just One Little Thing

by Bill Mansell on January 25, 2012 | One Minute Motivators
Just One Little Thing

You never know when changing one little thing can make a major difference in your life. Identify one little thing that you can do to improve right now. Then do it.

The Customer Signs Your Paycheck

by Bill Mansell on January 18, 2012 | One Minute Motivators
The Customer Signs Your Paycheck

One of the benefits of the economic downturn from which we are emerging is a revitalized emphasis on customer service

Pluck, Not Luck!

by Bill Mansell on January 10, 2012 | One Minute Motivators
Pluck, Not Luck!

Next time you feel that adversity has beaten you down, think of James Cash Penney. Don’t worry about luck, just put a P in front of it and forge ahead.

Training Pays Off!

by Grant Cardone on December 2, 2011 | Articles
Training Pays Off!

You think training doesn’t pay off, well when you have two 140 pound Great Danes around a six month old, you had better train them. The same goes for your organization in the upcoming years. The economy will continue to be difficult and will require that you train your management and sales staff more than ever before.

Be a Good Finder

by Zig Ziglar on November 30, 2011 | Articles
Be a Good Finder

It is important when working with others to concentrate on their strengths not their weaknesses.

Take Action to Overcome FEAR

by Bill Mansell on November 4, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Take Action to Overcome FEAR

Fear is the greatest enemy of any professional. Fear of looking silly prevents many from giving enthusiastic effort.

Parenting: Balancing work and children

by Stephen R. Covey on October 3, 2011 | Articles
Parenting: Balancing work and children

If you don’t make time for your family no one else will. Being a member of a family is one of the highest callings in life. Honor your family and honor yourself.

Give Yourself a Pep-Talk

by Bill Mansell on September 27, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Give Yourself a Pep-Talk

When we are discouraged and down, nothing helps more than a pep talk from someone you love and respect.

Persistence Really Does Pay

by Zig Ziglar on September 9, 2011 | Articles
Persistence Really Does Pay

The story of Alex Hailey and how he wrote the book “Roots”.

What is Your Excuse, Today?

by Bill Mansell on September 7, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
What is Your Excuse, Today?

My son and I are going on a backpacking trip with his scout troop. Yesterday, a backpacking expert came and spoke to our troop and their parents about how to prepare for this trip.

How to Build a Habitable Hobbit Hole for $4,200

by Brian Davis on September 4, 2011 | Articles
How to Build a Habitable Hobbit Hole for $4,200

A Wales man actually built a hobbit hole with nothing stronger than a chainsaw and lived in it… for $4,200. Further, it’s completely sustainable environmentally.

Plan to Succeed

by Bill Mansell on August 23, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Plan to Succeed

The more time you have to do something, the longer it takes. Don’t just hope you’ll have time to get something done. Plan it, schedule it, then do it. That is a recipe for success.

Be a Modern Hero

by Bill Mansell on August 9, 2011 | Articles
Be a Modern Hero

We truly live in amazing times but there’s a lot of bad news going around. The mistake people make is assuming that what is on the news is all the news there is. Not true. There are plenty of amazing, wonderful, positive things going on if we’ll just watch for them. True heroes refuse to be simply swept along with the tide of pessimism. Instead, they see opportunities, bolster hope, and provide vision.

Start Boldly and Finish Strong

by Bill Mansell on July 26, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Start Boldly and Finish Strong

Years ago, as a member of a cross country track team, I learned a concept that has helped me in life. Coach taught us, “The important thing is to start boldly and finish strong. What happens in between isn’t nearly as important as how we begin and end the race.”

Moving from Why and Who to How

by Bill Mansell on July 12, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Moving from Why and Who to How

When something unpleasant happens to us, we go through a series of questions as we attempt to mentally process the event. Often our first response is “Why did this happen to me?”

Something To Think About

by Zig Ziglar on June 25, 2011 | Articles
Something To Think About

The importance of controlling the outside influences and being cautious about what we allow to go into our mind.

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