4-Week Weight Loss Exercise Plan to Shed Pounds Fast

If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also like me, you probably find all the information a bit overwhelming. That’s why I wanted to do the self-less task of taking the most important, life-changing lessons I’ve drawn from these books and condensed them into 50 key points. Here’re 50 habits of successful people you should learn: 1. Believe It to See It Our minds tend to focus on what’s happening around us and refuse to see what could happen. Only when you trust in what’s possible and dare to dream big, big things can happen for you. 2. See Problems as a Wonderful …

The Thing About Risks and Why We Love Our Heroes That Take Them

In light of Kobe Bryant’s death on January 26, 2020 from a helicopter tragedy, I am compelled to write about the risk profile that many of our heroes and industry titans must face and master on the path to success. The question I’m pondering is this: Do all successful people, by nature, become numb to risk-taking? Is a risk-taking tendency almost a prerequisite of success, regardless of industry? Are all successful people inherently delusional, as a prerequisite to pushing the boundaries required to excel in their lines of work? Actor Will Smith said as much in a YouTube interview:“There’s a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have. You have to believe that something different than what has …

Learn how to motivate yourself

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” ~ Norman Augustine I truly believe Augustine’s words are true and if you look at history you know it is true. There are many people in the world with amazing talents who realize only a small percentage of their potential. We all know people who live this truth. We also know those epic stories, those modern-day legends surrounding the early failures of such supremely successful folks as Michael Jordan and Bill Gates. We can look a bit further back in time to Albert Einstein or even further back to Abraham Lincoln. What made each of these people so successful? Motivation. We know this in our gut, but what can we do about it? …

Following Your Passion

I’d like to write a few lines here to tell about a quite valuable concept that I read about while browsing a very educational website. The concept I’m referring to is that of following your passion. Let me start by saying that a person’s passion will arouse and inspire him/her to put effective effort into action. And the enthusiasm from this inspiration is in fact contagious. It will vitally affect all with whom this persons comes into contact. Your passion for something affects you in the same way steam can forcefully move a locomotive. This is why the most successful leaders will make it a point to inspire moments of passion and enthusiasm in their followers. When a person makes …

Does Your Life Lack Meaning?

Vera sought out counseling with me because her doctor advised her to discover the emotional causes of her chronic fatigue. Vera, a successful stockbroker, was in a loving 18-year marriage. On the surface, everything in her life was fine. She had enough money, friends, and a good relationship. Yet Vera awoke each morning battling fatigue and depression. David sought my help because of chronic feelings of inner emptiness. David is very successful in his manufacturing business, has a good marriage and two adult children. Like Vera, everything seemed fine. Yet the feelings of inner emptiness drove David to overeat, overspend, and indulge in porno on the Internet. While both Vera and David were successful in their careers, neither loved their …

Discover Your Path to Success – Part 1

Success can easily be compared to the “genie trapped in a bottle.” For many of us, it is a matter of finding a way to open the bottle, and then, follow a specific path. This path is filled with pitfalls, and traps, along the way, so it is wise to expand your vision by learning as you go. To many people, success is a “fairytale” and as elusive as a Yeti. In reality, success is just around the corner, and sometimes already exists, as hidden treasure. I am not talking about sunken ships or Indiana Jones. What I am referring to are skills you already possess, friends and family who will help you, and accomplishments that you already have made. …

Decisions, What You Haven’t Been Told About Them

Have you ever sat there trying to make a decision yet, you just couldn’t. If only I had more information, or a proverbial crystal ball, you think to yourself. Many times when you are avoiding making a decision, it stems more from being afraid of making the wrong decision. This has become an epidemic in many places and organization. This fear shuts down communication, creates more challenges and generally comes with a high price tag. “But what if my decision cost me or the company?” are words I hear people say. So they want to analyze everything almost to the death of the original choice. The fear of being wrong can cripple them into never succeeding. Yet, it is ok …

Christmas Shopping with Kids

Did you read the title of this article correctly? You might want to go back and double check to make sure you understand what this article is going to be about. The most significant word in this title is the word with. Had we used the word for in the title instead this would be a completely different article but the use of the word with indicates this article will be about shopping while your children accompany you to the stores which is a totally different subject. An article on shopping for children would cover subjects such as buying age appropriate toys and choosing toys which will meet the parent’s approval. This article, however, will focus on how to have …

A World of Infinite Opportunities

Many people feel that there is a limited amount of abundance, wealth, or chances to succeed in life. Furthermore, there is a solid belief that if one person succeeds, another must fail. This might be true, in some cases, such as in a small company or school, where opportunity is limited by management. However, the world is a big place, and there are opportunities created from ideas that help people, and no one gets hurt in the process. Below are two examples of success that have not taken anything away from anyone: Danny Thomas: With his promise, prayers, and vision, for St. Jude’s Hospital, he received the help of friends in the Arab-American community to build a fantastic charity. Some …

Christmas Shopping For Your Employees

If you are the boss at your company and you and your company have had a successful year financially, you may want to share some of that success by purchasing Christmas gifts for your employees. However, Christmas shopping for your employees is not an easy task. There are a number of factors which contribute to the difficulty of the situation. The number of employees is one such factor. You may have a large number of employees and they may not share similar interests making it difficult to decide on a gift. Additionally, you may be concerned with the prospect of employees talking about their gifts and jealousy arising if it is believed some employees received more expensive or better gifts …

Are You Programmed For Success…Or Failure?

Have you ever wondered why some people just have it all? They’re well liked by everyone they meet, financially set and attractive…but what stands out most is their beaming sense of self-confidence when they enter a room. It’s almost as if they have a certain “presence” that gives off positive vibes. Not everyone is this fortunate, however. There are people who are faced with low self worth, they struggle to maintain positive relationships and often feel resentful towards people who are better off than they are. So what’s the difference? How can one person be so incredibly successful while another person constantly struggles just to get by? The answer lies in what I call your “Invisible Lifestyle.” Your Invisible Lifestyle …

Are You an Achiever or are You an EXCUSIOLOGIST?

It would be a fairly safe bet that if you are reading this article then you are on the lookout for something more in your life than what you already have. Whether you are searching for a new business, a new opportunity, a part-time income or even a lotto system it all stems from one source – dissatisfaction of present circumstances. Now you might already be quite successful at what you do, so you might be coming from a position of boredom. Nevertheless, what you are seeking is change. Let me tell you a little secret… There will be NO change in your life until there is a change in YOU. Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher said, as far back as …

All Faith Needs Feet

A subscriber recently wrote to me: A friend of mine is on a fixed income and has maxed out his credit cards (nearing $10,000). He has started a new business, but currently has no customers or prospects. He is affirming that he is already successful and debt-free. What is the best way for him? Should he write checks to pay his bills as they arrive, even though the money may not be in his account at the moment? Wouldn’t these concrete actions demonstrate his faith? My Answer: Faith is a wonderful thing – and very necessary. There are, however, approaches that may look like faith but lead us in risky directions. Please tell your friend that he needs to pay …

29 Motivational Quotes for Business and other Work Environments

Some days a motivational quote can provide a quick pick-me-up for employees and even management. They can be a breath of fresh air when it comes to a drab afternoon. These are also a great way to jazz up a newsletter or a memo or even to simply print and attach to a bulletin board. Using quotes like these are perfect ways to create a motivational and successful work environment. As Mr. Rick Pitino says “The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they’re working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different.” –Rick Pitino Motivational Quotes: 1. Mahatma Gandhi: You must be the change you …

10 Simple Steps to Self-Motivation and More Sales

Every day of your life you are selling yourself, nothing happens until you’re successful at doing that. We’re all in the selling business whether we like it or not. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lawyer or an accountant, a manager or a politician, an engineer or a doctor. We all spend a great deal of our time trying to persuade people to buy our product or service, accept our proposals or merely accept what we say. Before you get better at persuading or influencing other people – you need to get better at self-motivation and selling yourself. Here are 10 simple steps to self-motivation: #1 – You must believe in the product Selling yourself is pretty much like selling …