Category: Personal Development

Happiness Comes Before Success

Happiness is actually the precursor to success, not the result. HAPPINESS You can choose to have happiness. Yes, just choose! To be honest, I’m feeling lazy today and came across a great video by Jeff Olson. I have had the pleasure of spending time with him with a beer by the pool! Very smart guy …

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Things Have Meaning: Be careful what you make fun of and don’t touch that thing!

Things hold memories. We tie meaning to objects and get hurt when those are made fun or defensive if someone tries to take them away. Things Have Meaning Some things bring joy, others heartache. Most of us have at some time or another had things like paintings, records or maybe special sweaters that caused a …

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Change happens. Will you embrace it or run?

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I believe change is one of the scariest things in life. The problem is you can’t stop change. The question then becomes will you embrace it or run? You Can’t Stop Change Whether it’s career, environment or just about anything in your life, the only thing you have control over when it comes to change …

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Fair, Firm and Friendly. Are we forgetting the three F’s?

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When I first went into management, my manager at the time gave me a piece of advice I never forgot. He said “always remember The Three F’s: Fair, Firm and Friendly. In that order. Fair, Firm and Friendly This approach really applies to all areas in life. Whether dealing with a partner, children or staff, …

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Forgiveness is about you, not the offender.

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Forgiveness is for your own benefit, not those who offend you. When we hold onto past wrongs against us, they eat away at our happiness and distract us from moving forward. By holding onto the wish for revenge, for them to get what they deserve, we give them power over us. Forgive those who offend you and …

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Fake it until you become it.

Fake it until you become it. Confidence isn’t something you are born with. It’s a learned behaviour. What are you willing to do to become more confident and successful? Confidence Confidence is the feeling that you can do something well or succeed at something. I have confidence that I can run my own business. I …

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It’s Just A Word! Except, it’s not.

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It’s NOT just a word!!!! What’s in a word? Consider these two sentences: I could kill you right now.  I’m really frustrated with you right now.  Some would say they mean the same thing. No they don’t. Say the words and really think about how they make you feel.  Your rational mind will tell you they mean …

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You’re a great teacher! Now, can you teach the teachers?

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You studied hard and you have become a great teacher in your MLM business. Now it’s time to teach the teachers! Becoming a Great Teacher When you join a Multi-level Marketing (MLM) business, the first thing you need to do is learn how to teach others to do what was done to you. How do you do …

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You show great leadership! Is your leadership unbiased?

Great leadership is as unbiased as possible. In order to demonstrate that, we need to recognize our own biases. I’m willing to bet you didn’t think you had any. I know I do. How do we manage that? What do you mean I’m biased?! I have yet to meet a leader without bias. That doesn’t mean they …

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Deficits And Work Life Balance

There's no such thing as work life balance

Deficits are often used to get us through challenging times. We run time deficits to achieve work and life balance. What does balance mean to you? Deficits Money Energy Time There are never enough hours in the day. We steal time from family for work. We built bigger cities to achieve economy of scale. Now …

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