What makes someone excel in their profession? It can’t always be measured in conventional ways. Sometimes it is our desire that makes us great.
So many people spend time regretting yesterday, stewing over it, planning their life around it when it’s over, gone, finished! Yesterday in no way can impact tomorrow. “Yesterdays” only ruin your ability to create a tomorrow.
Nothing will get you through these economic unusual times more than getting back to effectively selling your products, your services and your company. It is more critical during this time more than ever before that you learn everything there is about selling, negotiating and closing. Those that are able to effectively sell will survive and
If you woke up on January first this year, and realized, to your dismay, that you have taken the “old you” into the new year. I have good news: the “new you” is just around the corner, waiting to meet you.
Recently, I saw a sign while I was at an amusement park with my kids that made me think. It said simply, “please do not sit on the fence.” I thought, isn’t this the biggest problem we have in our business and personal lives? Wouldn’t it be great if we all took these instructions to heart? We are a society of fence sitters: we vacillate, we avoid commitment, we procrastinate, and we put off important decisions.
As we celebrate American independence and rejoice in the freedoms that we enjoy in many countries, we are reminded again that each of us as individuals is free to select our path, choose our own attitude, and to work until we succeed. I am reminded of the story about the Oyster and the Eagle.
Self-knowledge is the key to personal success.
Remember the old story of the tortoise and the hare? The hare had more speed and ability than the tortoise could ever hope to have. His body was built for swiftness. Many of us find ourselves in a similar situation as the tortoise. Competitors, customers, or co-workers might be smarter, faster, or endowed with natural talents that you don’t possess. You may have personal burdens that you have to carry. Yet, you can still come out on top with consistent, steady effort.
“If you can’t stand the heat, then find a way to get used to, and beat it!” Here’s my straightforward 5-step plan as to how to take control of your life and prepare your self to “beat the heat”.
Do you have a project that is not progressing as rapidly as you would like? Are you sometimes frustrated when a really great idea only produces mediocre results? Just apply a little more enthusiasm! Soon it will become catchy and infect everyone around you.
What makes a champion different from the average person? The difference is that the champion keeps trying when the average person quits–his attitude drives him on. He refuses to consider the possibility of quitting because he is so totally convinced that success is imminent. Learn from the examples of baseball greats Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron.
We all feel down once in a while. Choose the happy path. Follow these 5 simple ideas and watch your attitude (and your altitude) soar!
On April 26, 2003, a lone hiker became trapped in the rugged mountains of Southern Utah. Trapped under a bolder for 5 days and facing death, Aaron Ralston of Aspen Colorado was willing to cut off his own arm so that he could continue living. Do you have that same passion for your own life?
Break free of the bondage of being an employee by striving to find your own path to independence in today’s commerce.
If there’s one part of our experience that we view as sacrosanct, it’s our feelings. While thoughts and behavior, the other two parts of the golden trilogy that composes our “selves” are as important, it’s our feelings that we’re closest to. Why else would so much of psychotherapy focus on them?
Olympic medals are simply a result of preparation and perseverance. The magic of the Olympics is that it showcases thousands of athletes who have spent untold years of consistent, dedicated effort. Too many of us quit at the first sign of resistance. The message of the Olympics is that we cannot afford to give up so easily.