Career

Will Rogers’ Formula for Success

“In order to succeed, you must know what you are doing, like what you are doing and believe in what you are doing.” – Will Rogers.  For those who may not know him, Will Rogers was an American cowboy, newspaper columnist, stage and motion picture actor, and humorist.  He certainly was not afraid to try new things and gave us his wisdom in simple, direct terms. His advice on success is no exception.  Knowing what you are doing says you have a specific goal in mind – at this point, you don’t have to know how you are going to.

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SETTING GOALS AND ACHIEVING SUCCESS

I have been a member of Michael Hyatt’s Platform University for several years now.  For those who do not know about Michael, today he styles himself as a virtual mentor, whose mission is to help high achievers win at work and succeed at life.  In his previous life, he was the Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the 7th largest trade book publishing company in the U.S.  He is the author of a number of books, several of which landed on the New York Times bestseller list. Among his other talents, his blogging expertise and willingness to share puts.

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Consistency in Today’s World?

Consistency can be defined as adherence to the same principles, course, etc. Why is this concept so hard for us to grasp, much less maintain?  From my perspective, it involves a number of factors – age, attitude, persistence, self-discipline, responsibility, and lifestyle, to name a few. As with other things, it can lead to boredom – when practiced in the extreme. But, for now, let’s just assume we need more of it – not less. We are told it is a key tool in training children and animals – so they know what to expect, each and every time. That.

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How to Maximize 24 Hours – The Paris Love Way

Paris Love, Amazon’s best-selling author, coach, speaker, and entrepreneur, has written a book that should be in your home library – dog-eared and highlighted! This 192-page book can easily be read in a few hours – the first time. She clearly understands the need for – and resistance to – our taking control of our time and organization. Using humor and insight, she guides us through five key areas of resistance, with simple, practical solutions to move us forward. What sets this book apart from many others on this topic (and I have read many!) is her ability to see.

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New Entrepreneurs

Many entrepreneurs share common histories of their first year in business, noting their mistakes at the beginning of the business ventures and the lessons they learned – the hard way. 3 Things to Avoid Kathy, a new entrepreneur, shared that her dream was to open a crafts store in her small town. She had graduated from a liberal arts college and wanted to build a business around her artistic talents. She shared her story, noting her mistakes and what she could and should have done to begin her business differently. No money. Kathy had a small savings account, no retirement.

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Initiative

Initiative is a word typically used to describe a positive event. As we reach adulthood, we have dreams of how we may shape our future. Unfortunately, too many people love to pour cold water on our dreams, talking about all of the reasons why our ideas will not work. There are three steps we can use to take ownership of initiative, in spite of the naysayers. STEP 1: Recognize it! Do we know initiative when we see it? Let’s look at the following examples: When a child builds a sand castle on his own for the very first time, how.

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Self-Discipline – 3 Tools to Make It Happen!

If self-discipline does not come naturally to you and for many of us, it does not; there are several ways to develop the habit. Tool 1: Develop a love affair with time. Whether your days are heavily structured or loosely sketched, there are daily routines which need attention. If getting up is an issue for you, set as many alarms as you need and learn to leave the snooze button alone. If you work in a structured environment, heavy with meetings, assignments, and events, it is especially important to review your schedule, both before you go to bed at night.

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Failure – 3 Keys to a Grateful Perspective

There are several key elements to “overriding” our negative definitions of failure and viewing our experiences in a positive light. KEY 1: DEFINE FAILURE OBJECTIVELY. There are times when we do not see the forest for the trees. Let’s say that you have concluded a work assignment you are convinced was an abject failure – nothing good came out of it. You had been asked to lead a pilot project for your group and it was supposed to last six months. At the end of that time, you find that the results were not even close to what was originally.

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New to the Workplace – 3 Keys to Starting Out on the Right Foot!

Over the past thirty years in the United States, there has been a significant shift in when, where, and how young adults (teens) learn to adapt to working. These lessons previously were taught in the majority of homes, churches, and what used to be called “apprenticeships” for teens to work, many times in unpaid or very low paying jobs. Over time, a number of schools began teaching students, especially those in high school, some of the basics needed to work successfully. Prior to having voluntary military service, many young adults learned skills during their service tours, whether in the United.

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Entrepreneurs – Seven Habits to Make and Keep

What is a habit? Generally a habit is something you do or do not do repetitively. It can be as important to break a bad habit as it is to form a new good habit. Many experts have tips on how to accomplish this. Over time, I have found that it takes daily practice for a minimum of 30 days to own or disown a habit and another 60 days to place into your daily life so that you do not have to think about it at all – simply to do or not do something. Frankly, I have learned.

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