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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.

How Happy are You?

by Bill Mansell on June 14, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
How Happy are You?

Recently, I had dinner with an old friend who I’ve known for 28 years. Pat Hill is a world-class artist, illustrator, painter, and commercial designer–with talent up to his eyeballs.

Word Meaning Does Change

by Zig Ziglar on May 30, 2011 | Articles
Word Meaning Does Change

The meaning of words can change over time. A look at 2 words that have changed.

Just Be

by Bill Mansell on May 26, 2011 | Articles
Just Be

With all of the things you are expected to be, it’s a good idea to set them aside once in a while to just be–just celebrate the fact that you exist and have infinite worth.

Fabulous De-Stressing Tips

by Sandra Smith on May 25, 2011 | Articles
Fabulous De-Stressing Tips

Everyone knows that stress can kill but what they don’t know is that stress can be easily reduced or eliminated. Author and professional speaker Sandra Smith offers three action steps you can take today to reduce the stress in your life.

Failure is Not Failure

by Bill Mansell on May 18, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Failure is Not Failure

How do you feel when you gave something your best shot and it didn’t work out as planned. It’s easy to name a project “dead” or “a failure!” But is it really?

Go Forward

by Bill Mansell on May 10, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Go Forward

Last week, as I was walking my Golden Retriever, another dog passed by with its owner going in the opposite direction. Naturally they caught the attention of my dog, who never wants to miss an opportunity to socialize with anyone.

Keep on Learning

by Bill Mansell on May 3, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Keep on Learning

The difference between those who are educated and those who aren’t is not so much about their level of formal education. Truly educated people continue to learn every day. If you want to reach your full potential, keep on learning!

Choose Wisely

by Bill Mansell on April 26, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Choose Wisely

Once, I dreamed that I was in a large room with dozens of tables filled with every kind of food imaginable. It was a buffet like no buffet I have ever experienced.

Perk Up Your Mind

by Bill Mansell on April 19, 2011 | Articles
Perk Up Your Mind

After 10 years, our message to Perk Up Your Mind is more relevant and critical than ever before. Boosting your attitude is not easy. It takes work. But, it can completely change your life. Here are 5 sure-fire steps to perk up your mind and your life.

Raising Positive Kids

by Zig Ziglar on March 29, 2011 | Articles
Raising Positive Kids

Tips to help you raise positive kids in a negative world.

The Best Valentine is a Better Relationship

by Bill Mansell on February 14, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
The Best Valentine is a Better Relationship

Today, you will likely buy chocolates, flowers, cards, or jewelry for a significant person in your life. For some, it is a heart-felt gift of love.

Don’t Put It Off

by Bill Mansell on February 9, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Don't Put It Off

For many of us, procrastination has become a habit, a way of life that is difficult to change. Like other habits, we are often so close to it that we don’t see how it negatively affects our lives.

Proceed with Passion

by Bill Mansell on January 26, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Proceed with Passion

Do you remember dreaming as a child about what your future would be like? Did you have big plans in high school or college to accomplish something truly great in your life?

Attraction Requires Action

by Bill Mansell on January 19, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Attraction Requires Action

Recent popular trends in the self-improvement industry have had people focus primarily on their thinking and beliefs, visualizing their future success. This, some say, is the long lost secret to success.

Listen Up

by Bill Mansell on January 13, 2011 | Articles
Listen Up

Conversations that are based on solid listening skills not only result in more effective communication, they foster trust, improve relationships and are more likely to be followed up with action. Here are 5 tips to improve your listening skills.

Make Your Resolutions Stick with Daily Motivation

by Bill Mansell on December 29, 2010 | One Minute Motivators
Make Your Resolutions Stick with Daily Motivation

Tired of making New Years resolutions that don’t stick? Here is a tip that will elevate your New Year’s resolutions from wish lists to permanent changes.

5 Tips for Smarter Money – Without Sacrificing Lifestyle

by Brian Davis on December 22, 2010 | Articles
5 Tips for Smarter Money – Without Sacrificing Lifestyle

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

Holiday Giving

by Bill Mansell on December 15, 2010 | One Minute Motivators
Holiday Giving

The holidays are a time of giving. People scramble around, rushing from store to store, spending hours online, scouring newspaper ads—just to find the perfect gift for a loved one.

Be Quiet

by Bill Mansell on November 30, 2010 | Articles
Be Quiet

Take 15 minutes a day to be quiet. Find a peaceful place where you can be alone. Turn off all electronics and just enjoy being with yourself. Listen to your inner voice and cultivate peace in your life. Bring a pad and pencil to jot down the ideas and thoughts that come to you. Then, jump back into life, refreshed, invigorated, and prepared to take on the day.

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