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Pay Attention

by Bill Mansell on August 31, 2010 | One Minute Motivators
Pay Attention

Pay attention! I heard this phrase a lot while in elementary school. I remember once hearing it just before a yardstick struck the desk next to me and broke into pieces.

Making the Ball Bounce Your Way

by Zig Ziglar on August 24, 2010 | Articles
Making the Ball Bounce Your Way

Motivational article about how to turn negative events into positive outcomes.

Quit Now, Before You Get Fired!

by Bill Mansell on August 19, 2010 | Articles
Quit Now, Before You Get Fired!

If you want to hold on to your job, you should quit. That is, quit complaining, quit worrying, quit wasting time, quit spreading bad news, and quit holding back.

Selling Starts, Recession Ends!

by Grant Cardone on August 9, 2010 | Articles
Selling Starts, Recession Ends!

The so-called Great Recession, the longest and deepest since the Great Depression, may be over but you won’t feel relief unless you and your company are able to sell your products and services. Businesses and individuals may find relief in the idea that the Recession is finally ending, but trust me, you won’t feel any relief in how the market responds to your products and services unless you master selling, building the value-add propositions and closing the deal.

Visualize Your Plan

by Bill Mansell on July 28, 2010 | Articles
Visualize Your Plan

If you will take the next step and visualize exactly how it will look, and feel, when you reach your goals–if you will describe in detail, in writing, how it will look, perhaps even make a detailed drawing or find a picture that reminds you of your goal–you will have taken a major step toward achieving your goals.

Time Management: A New Approach From Ancient Greece!

by Eric Garner on July 17, 2010 | Articles
Time Management: A New Approach From Ancient Greece!

If you’ve been on time management courses and found they don’t work, then here’s something that will surprise you. A time management system that does work! This system requires no work from you. In fact, it’s sometimes called the natural time management system. Just read this article to find out why.

Can I Really Change?

by Bill Mansell on June 23, 2010 | One Minute Motivators

Self Improvement is all about changing--identifying things that we would like to be different in our lives, then taking action to effect the changes. But, if you’re like me, you’ve tried changing some things in the past and found yourself slipping back into old habits. It can make us wonder if lasting change is really possible. I’m here to assure you, it is!

Keep Running, No Matter What

by Bill Mansell on June 8, 2010 | One Minute Motivators

A number of months ago, some family members and I decided to run a 5K. We knew that we'd never make it unless we trained and prepared.

Freedom to Fail, Freedom to Succeed

by Bill Mansell on June 6, 2010 | One Minute Motivators

But, today I want to talk about the freedom to fail. What? Who would ever want to celebrate the freedom to fail? You and I should–because without the freedom to fail, we do not have the freedom to achieve real success.

Build a Relationship of Trust

by Bill Mansell on June 2, 2010 | Articles
Build a Relationship of Trust

Communication is critical to our success in every area of life. We often think of communicating simply as transferring information. But, it is so much more. Communication is also a transfer of feelings and emotion–a meeting of two souls. This is why two people can say the same sentence to you and have it mean two entirely different things. More than the words, what really transfers meaning is the nature of the relationship and the level of trust in that relationship.

You Can’t Fail

by Bill Mansell on May 18, 2010 | One Minute Motivators

As a college student, I worked part-time under a wise sales manager, Mark Benson. He often made the statement: “You cannot fail in this business! You can quit, but you cannot fail.”

Sales Meetings that Motivate

by Grant Cardone on May 7, 2010 | Articles
Sales Meetings that Motivate

The purpose of a sales meeting is to motivate your people and get them prepared to focus on selling.

Blaze a Trail

by Bill Mansell on May 4, 2010 | One Minute Motivators

Recently, I noticed a bumper sticker on a rickety old car. It said simply: "I go where I’m towed.

The First Lap is the Hardest

by Bill Mansell on April 28, 2010 | One Minute Motivators

A couple of months ago, a friend and I decided to take up swimming. We decided that our initial goal would be to swim a mile.

Work Will Win

by Bill Mansell on April 20, 2010 | Articles
Work Will Win

In the world of athletics, there is a work ethic that has become all but extinct in the business community. Work means disciplining yourself to spend the time, focus your attention, exert all the effort you can, and stick with it. Those who do so will learn to love their work and to crave the satisfaction of a job well done.

Self Esteem Makes the Difference!

by Bill Mansell on April 20, 2010 | One Minute Motivators

Dr. Maxwell Maltz, a world famous plastic surgeon, noticed that many people who don't really need it would come to him for plastic surgery. Their real problem was not their outward physical appearance, but their inner, hidden self-image.

Three Tips for Spring Cleaning the Office

by Barbara Boone on April 18, 2010 | Articles
Three Tips for Spring Cleaning the Office

Learn three tips to organize your office so that you can be more productive.

How Audio Learning Can Change Your Life

by Bill Mansell on March 31, 2010 | One Minute Motivators

As a sales trainer and motivational coach for over 20 years I have given away dozens of self-improvement and motivational books.

Stress Relief: How to Let Off Steam without Getting Burned

by Bill Mansell on March 25, 2010 | One Minute Motivators

If enough heat is applied to water, it expands and becomes steam. In a closed container, the resulting steam builds up a great deal of pressure or force—enough force to power a locomotive or generate electricity.

Take Charge of Your Life

by Bill Mansell on March 18, 2010 | Articles
Take Charge of Your Life

Today, millions of people walk around incarcerated in their own personal jails called addictions. These people are addicted to substances (such as alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, or even caffeine) or to behaviors (such as gambling, porn, overeating, or too much TV) which rob them of time, money, and control.

The Window of Opportunity

by Zig Ziglar on March 14, 2010 | Articles
The Window of Opportunity

Seize the opportunities when they come. To do that with success you must prepare before the opportunity presents itself.

Does Success Change You?

by Michael Beck on March 10, 2010 | Articles
Does Success Change You?

Imagine this scenario… You spend years working hard to succeed. During these years, you have some success, mixed with lots of false starts. But you never really reach the level of success you dream of. And then something shifts. Everything begins to work, and your fame and fortune take off…

Don’t Bother Setting Goals

by Michael Beck on March 10, 2010 | Articles
Don't Bother Setting Goals

Setting goals and working towards them often will be a frustrating exercise until one is truly motivated for self improvement and has cleared out any major conflicting intentions and beliefs. When you’re self motivated and not in conflict, you’ll reach your goals faster and easier than you ever thought possible.

Replace Fear with Action

by Bill Mansell on March 9, 2010 | One Minute Motivators

In today's society, there are plenty of things to worry about. Will I lose my job? What if my daughter gets involved with drugs? Am I getting too fat? Can I keep this relationship going? Will I have enough money at retirement? What if a natural disaster hits my town? Will the economy recover? Worry, worry, worry.

5 Keys to Effective Customer Service

by Bill Mansell on March 2, 2010 | Articles
5 Keys to Effective Customer Service

Statistics show that a happy customer will tell three other people. Unfortunately, an unhappy customer will tell over 10. Exceptional customer service can make the difference between surviving and thriving in this competitive marketplace. Now, learn five simple keys that can help you improve your customer service skills.

Attitude: The Gold In Your Bank

by Eric Garner on March 2, 2010 | Articles
Attitude: The Gold In Your Bank

What’s the most important factor in your success? Well, no, it’s not money, or luck, or talent. Find out why Attitude comes to exactly 100% of your success.

Looking for Greener Grass?

by Bill Mansell on March 2, 2010 | Articles
Looking for Greener Grass?

When things get difficult, we tend to look at other people or other companies and assume that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. When viewed from a distance, their opportunities often look richer, their problems seem fewer, and success looks easier. The temptation is to run here and there looking for better, easier opportunities. We sometimes wistfully look at other companies or industries and wish things were that easy for us. But, it is often an illusion.

Do You Risk Enough to Succeed?

by Bill Mansell on March 1, 2010 | One Minute Motivators
      Resources Home     MindPerk Blog     Do You Risk Enough to Succeed?  Do You Risk Enough to Succeed?

Watching the recent Winter Olympics, I was struck over and over with the idea that those who won medals consistently pulled out all the stops and risked everything. On the other hand, those who gave “safe” performances ended up with mediocre results.

Walking or Jogging for Health

by Zig Ziglar on February 28, 2010 | Articles
Walking or Jogging for Health

Your vocabulary can help you be successful in your weight loss and fitness goals – pay attention to what you say!

Easy Ways to Create Paper and Electronic Files

by Barbara Boone on February 13, 2010 | Articles
Easy Ways to Create Paper and Electronic Files

This article tells you how to create paper and electronic files using main and sub categories, color coding, and a one keyword search feature.

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