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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
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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.

Don’t be an “Almost” Achiever

by Bill Mansell on February 5, 2010 | One Minute Motivators
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One of the saddest words in the English language is the word “almost.” I’m not speaking of someone who gives it their all but barely misses their goal. (That person is sure to double his or her efforts and demolish the goal the next time around.) I’m talking about the person who “almost” get’s started, or who “almost” sets a goal, or who “almost” gives it their best shot.

Live Your Dreams

by Bill Mansell on January 28, 2010 | One Minute Motivators
Live Your Dreams

Life doesn’t always go as you planned. I recently read the story of a man who deeply desired to be an artist but faced great opposition from his family and friends.

Thoughts are Things

by Bill Mansell on January 14, 2010 | One Minute Motivators

Thoughts are the building blocks of our actions. Just like a well-prepared blueprint is critical to constructing a safe, efficient and beautiful building, so our thoughts become the plan for our actions in building a life.

One Minute Sales Clinic

by Bill Mansell on January 7, 2010 | One Minute Sales Clinic
One Minute Sales Clinic

Use these short seminars from our Self-Improvement Newsletter to sharpen your sales skills and attitudes for sales success! Each takes only a minute to read, but the profound truths can take up an entire seminar.

The Magic of a List

by Bill Mansell on December 17, 2009 | One Minute Motivators
The Magic of a List

This time of year, we hear a lot about Santa “making a list and checking it twice.” I choose to believe that Santa, like all of us, when confronted with a big task and a busy schedule, knows the value of making a list to keep himself organized and on track.

Step Off the Spinning Wheel

by Bill Mansell on December 9, 2009 | One Minute Motivators
Step Off the Spinning Wheel

When I was a child, I loved to go to the local amusement park. There, they had a building called the “fun house.”

Appreciation

by Bill Mansell on November 24, 2009 | One Minute Motivators
Appreciation

Blind, deaf, and for many years speechless, Helen Keller said:

“Recently I asked a friend who had just returned from a long walk in the woods what she had observed.

How to Enjoy the Holidays AND Stay Thin

by Bill Mansell on November 24, 2009 | Articles
How to Enjoy the Holidays AND Stay Thin

It is a time dotted with family parties, community traditions, celebrations in the work place, and lots of food. It is a fun, festive time of year. But, it can also be a perilous time for those who are trying to watch their weight. Research shows that people actually accumulate a large proportion of their yearly weight gain over the winter holiday season. It’s clear that we need pay attention to this issue. But, can we still enjoy the holidays while watching our weight? Here are simple 8 tips that will help you to safely navigate the holidays while maintaining a healthy weight.

Sales Jobs at Top of Recession-Proof Jobs

by Grant Cardone on November 20, 2009 | Articles
Sales Jobs at Top of Recession-Proof Jobs

According to Forbes Magazine, sales jobs are among the top most recession-proof jobs. While you may dislike the idea of selling, learn to sell and you will never be without work and never without money–no matter how bad the economy gets

The Law of the Harvest

by Bill Mansell on November 19, 2009 | One Minute Motivators
The Law of the Harvest

One of the most important attitudes of a successful person is a firm belief in the Law of the Harvest. That is, the more you plant, the more bountiful the harvest. If you work, you will win. And setbacks actually pave the way to your future success.

Clear Vision

by Bill Mansell on November 12, 2009 | One Minute Motivators
Clear Vision

As we age, our eyes tend to lose their flexibility, making it more difficult to see up close. This presents an interesting challenge for those of us who already have trouble seeing far away objects.

Like Water Off a Duck’s Back

by Bill Mansell on November 9, 2009 | One Minute Motivators
Like Water Off a Duck's Back

You can learn a lot about life by watching ducks. One summer afternoon, years ago, we took our young children to the park to feed the ducks.

How to Deliver Bad News and Still Look Good

by Patricia Fripp on November 2, 2009 | Articles
 How to Deliver Bad News and Still Look Good

In every association executive’s life the day will come when you must deliver bad news. But whoever is on the receiving end of the message, the way you deliver the news can determine how the messenger (you) is treated.

Stimulate Your Mind

by Bill Mansell on October 28, 2009 | Articles
Stimulate Your Mind

When saturated with fresh ideas and stimulated by mental exercise, our minds become sharp and alert; we are able to more effectively analyze situations and invent solutions; our creativity soars; we are more interesting companions; our productivity improves; and, like my tree, we are able to thrive in spite of the challenges of life.

Achieving Success In The 21st Century

by Linda Zander on October 27, 2009 | Articles
Achieving Success In The 21st Century

Learn the “New Rules of Engagement” for a new era of commerce for sustainable success that will guide you through the current economic and emotional time.

What’s Stopping You?

by Leah Grant on October 22, 2009 | Articles
What’s Stopping You?

Everyone has dreams but few people make them come true. New Business Mentor, Leah Grant, outlines the typical excuses people make and how to defeat them so that you can make your dreams come true.

Clean your Filters

by Bill Mansell on October 21, 2009 | One Minute Motivators
Clean your Filters

This week, as the weather turned colder and autumn leaves began to fall in my neighborhood, my thoughts have turned to winterizing our home.

How to Break the Addiction to Post-it Notes

by Barbara Boone on October 17, 2009 | Articles
How to Break the Addiction to Post-it Notes

Find out how to be productive without the visual clutter of post-it notes.

The Art of Telling Stories

by Bill Mansell on October 7, 2009 | One Minute Motivators
The Art of Telling Stories

We all tell stories. They help us to communicate and to relate to one another. They help us to share family history, bond with friends, and even add a humorous flair to your conversation. Most importantly, they can be used to illustrate an important point and flesh out your presentation.

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