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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!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Get Organized!

by Bill Mansell on October 27, 2010 | Articles
Get Organized!

Get organized by creating a vision for your life, then arranging everything in your life to support and create that vision.

Science of Mind Control

by Jose Silva on October 14, 2010 | Articles
Science of Mind Control

Mind Control expert and founder of the Silva Method, Jose Silva, clarifies and defines such concepts as meditation, concentration, problem solving, receiving guidance, and learning to prosper.

Prosperity on a Spiritual Foundation

by Jose Silva on October 14, 2010 | Articles
Prosperity on a Spiritual Foundation

Mind Control expert and founder of the Silva Method, Jose Silva, clarifies and defines such concepts as meditation, concentration, problem solving, receiving guidance, and learning to prosper.

Are You Smart Enough?

by Bill Mansell on October 5, 2010 | Articles
Are You Smart Enough?

When you feel intellectually inferior, as we all do at times, change your focus to how you choose to apply and use your natural intelligence. Do you read and study, or do you waste time on mind numbing activities. Do you create or do you tear down? Do you take positive action, or do you over-analyze and thus paralyze your progress?

10 Proven Rules for Sales Success

by Steve Schiffman on October 2, 2010 | Articles
10 Proven Rules for Sales Success

Here are twelve simple, career-changing pieces of advice I have been sharing for years with salespeople. The list, which is the culmination of over a quarter of a century of experience, may be brief … but I’ve noticed that those who follow all twelve rules always seem to out-earn those who don’t.

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.

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