“Persistence is a By-Product of 4 Small Habits” by Mark J – Week 24

PERSISTENCE

Is there a self-help book that does not hammer on persistence?

What a yawn fest…..talk about a load of crap.

Hang in there! Don’t Quit!

Winners Never Quit & Quitters Never Win!

Gimme a break…….these great statements feel good but do they really do any good?

What are they trying to convey?

Persistence.

A WARM BATH

Sadly, these expressions are kind of like a warm bath.

A warm bath feels pretty good when you first get in but let’s face it, in the end you are sitting in a puddle of dirty, cold water. Continue reading ““Persistence is a By-Product of 4 Small Habits” by Mark J — Week 24″

Belief, Skill, and Action – Week 18

If you’ve been in business for any length of time, you’ve probably heard of these 3 key elements of success. I want to briefly talk about the first two, then focus on the third element, which is action. Maybe you’ve worked on yourself regarding the first two, but if you’re not taking action, you won’t get very far. If you’re not moving forward in your business, then one or more of these elements need to be addressed.

It all starts with a decision. Make a decision now that you won’t accept mediocrity, debt, lack or whatever else you want less of in your life. Og Mandino, in his masterpiece, “The Greatest Salesman in the World” said in Scroll I to “decide today to begin a new life.” This can be done in a moment. It really IS up to you. Let the old negative way of thinking and failures of the past, stay in the past. Do not underestimate the power in making a firm decision and declaring that things WILL be different in your life. Continue reading “Belief, Skill, and Action — Week 18”

Laying The Proper Foundation for 2011 – Week 11

I’d like to begin with an important quote by the legendary American industrialist and automaker, Henry Ford, who said, “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re gonna do.” Most of us at one time or another have tried to do exactly that. Transferring  your intentions onto paper in the form of your action plan is the best place to begin. You may  have heard the phrase, “nothing is dynamic until it is specific.”

NOW is the best time to be honest with yourself and put your goals and action plan down in writing. New year, new you . . . right? You CAN make it happen.

Commit your goals to paper and try to make them as clear and specific as possible. What do you plan to do to reach your daily goals, weekly goals, and monthly goals? What would you like to accomplish in 30 days, 3 months, 6 months and one year? Where do you see yourself 3 – 5 years from now? Lay it all out. Be sure to make your plans realistic according to your current skill level and commitment level. It says in Proverbs 21:5 that “the plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty.” Do you want plenty? Are you willing to put forth some diligence to attain your goals? Continue reading “Laying The Proper Foundation for 2011 — Week 11”

Your PPN’s … Freedom and True Wealth – Week 6

I finally managed to determine my two PPN’s (Personal Pivotal Needs) that we were asked to put into place as we were writing our Definite Major Purpose. Your Personal Pivotal Needs are very important because they are the basic underpinnings of your written Definite Major Purpose as outlined by Napoleon Hill in his book, “Think and Grow Rich.”

I ended up changing my PPN’s several times because the ones I chose just didn’t feel right. I kept looking at the list of PPN’s over and over. I desired all of them in my life. To have to settle on two primary PPN’s was a difficult thing. It took much soul searching to finally decide on the PPN of Liberty. It felt completely right, the only problem was, it was just one of the two I needed. Back to more soul searching…. then it hit me. TRUE WEALTH… just really resonated with me. It wasn’t even on the list, but I  knew it was what I truly wanted. Continue reading “Your PPN’s … Freedom and True Wealth — Week 6”

Your DMP & OATS – Week 1

There are two elements that you need to have in order to achieve big success. Too often, even well-intentioned and talented people leave success to chance. They may know what they want, but it isn’t truly clearly defined on paper. Much of what they want and the plan of action to acquire it, is still in their head. You may have written down your goals numerous times in different forms, but do you have a well-defined and written “definite major purpose” (DMP) as mentioned in the previous post? Let’s begin with that.

First of all, determine what you really want or need. Not what someone else wants for you, what you truly want. That item or items is your DMP. Next, you must decide what you will give in return to acquire this, as there is no such thing as “something for nothing.” Is TV taking too much of your time? Are you spending time with negative people that would hinder you from attaining your DMP? The last step in defining your DMP is to write out the date that you intend to achieve it, emotionalize it, state it in the present tense (as if its already happened) and be specific. Continue reading “Your DMP & OATS — Week 1”