3 KILLERS OF DREAMS

Here are the 3 big diseases that kill the possible success of those starting out on new activities, businesses, projects and careers: 1. Hesitation Disease – Instead of jumping in, getting started, asking questions, charging ahead, you hold back. You start thinking about all the things that could go wrong, all the things you don’t know and… Read more »

A DELICIOUS PERSONAL INDULGENCE

Winners learn that they can’t afford negatives.   Negatives are a delicious personal indulgence that winners learn they can’t afford.  They’ve learned that indulging in excuse making, blaming others, whining and complaining about what they don’t have doesn’t improve their situation at all.   It may make them feel better.It may give them some comfort, like… Read more »

BE YOU

Young people moving up in life are attracted to winners.   The people at the top of any profession always grab the attention of those on the way up and they’re the role models. They’re the inspiration. They show how you can be successful. They give you a template, an example of success.  One of the… Read more »

SHUFFLE OR HUSTLE

Recently, I got on an elevator, and then immediately in behind me rushed a UPS deliveryman. He was pushing his cart filled with boxes and you could feel the small space almost vibrate with his energy. You could tell he was pumped up and a man on a mission. He had places to go, things to… Read more »

DO HARD THINGS. DON’T RUN FROM THEM.

If you stand up to the thing that’s hard for you to face today, you’ll find they will be not quite so hard tomorrow. In a week they won’t be hard at all, and shortly thereafter will become fairly easy.  That’s how you grow.   You don’t build big muscles by lifting small weights You… Read more »

Prepare Yourself: A Slump Is Coming

Use these two actions to stay on track and achieve your goals.

Most first time winners are naïve. They are so happy! They think their lives have changed forever. They believe that they have broken through, and that winning is going to become a way of life. Of course, that’s not true. The truth is that winning is a constant fight, especially for those who are new to it. They are headed… Read more »

PRESSURE IS YOUR FRIEND

Most people run from pressure.  They avoid it, running from stress. But for those who want to achieve greatness, it is your best friend. For most, the concept that stress is a good thing is foreign. They don’t realize that without stress very little would be accomplished.  Pressure comes in many forms. Goals, competition and deadlines all… Read more »

YOU MUST PRODUCE

When you’re competing, you must produce. You must put numbers on the board. You must get the job done. You’ve got to get the thing done that you are responsible to get done. You’ve got to post numbers that prove, you not only can talk a good game, but you can deliver.  We get paid… Read more »

YOU DON’T HAVE TO

When faced with an opportunity, remember this, you don’t have to. No one can make you. It’s not punishment. It’s an opportunity! It’s a chance to do something you otherwise would never be able to do. It’s a chance to enrich your life, to move ahead. But it’s your choice. Don’t do it like a belligerent employee,… Read more »

WHAT’S WRONG WITH SELF HELP BOOKS?

Nothing—if it was written by somebody who has “done something.” Unfortunately that’s not most of them. Like Art Williams says, “They tell you “almost” what it takes to win.” Most never did anything, so they don’t really what to tell you. They watch and observe and think that makes them experts. They give you lists… Read more »

MAKE SURE IT’S WORTH IT

Before you do anything, make sure its worth it. Because if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. When you do things right it takes extra effort. It’s effort you don’t mind making because you have decidedit’s worth it. But if you aren’t sure, you’ll cut corners. You’ll do it in a half-hearted way. You’ll waste your… Read more »

MANAGE YOURSELF FIRST – CONTROL *YOUR* OUTLOOK

Do NOT say to Yourself: They had special advantages. They had it easy. I had more problems to overcome than they did That’s what losers do. Losers focus on all their disadvantages. Poor baby…They never have enough to win.  DO say to Yourself: I should have worked harder.  I should have started earlier.   I didn’t deserve… Read more »