Almost every one of us wastes significantly more time than we know. Whatever your occupation, the majority of people prioritize the tasks that relieve the sense of urgency over the duties that are truly the most important. We also spend a significant amount of time thinking about the big tasks we need to accomplish, usually pushing them aside until we have “more time.” President Eisenhower said that we are too prone to focus on the important and urgent matters, resulting in reactive behavior based on what needs to be done right now, rather than focusing on the important and non-urgent, which would be the foundation of a more strategic approach based on long-term goals. We are wasting nearly half of… Read more
Every great idea came from a SMART goal being set into place. Every leader, entrepreneur, and go-getter followed their dreams by creating a goal-setting process to help them follow through with them and succeed. Whether you have personal development goals, project management goals, or broader business goals that need to be met, everyone can benefit from creating SMART goals. So when it comes to manifesting and achieving your success, you must start with setting goals.
Clarity accounts for probably 80% of success and happiness. Lack of clarity is probably more responsible for frustration and underachievement than any other single factor. That’s why we say that "Success is goals, and all else is commentary." People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine. This is true everywhere and under all circumstances. The Three Keys to High AchievementYou could even say that the three keys to high achievement are, "Clarity, Clarity, Clarity," with regard to your goals. Your success in life will be largely determined by how clear you are about what it is you really, really want. Write and Rewrite Your GoalsThe more you… Read more
Inspirational quotes can help motivate us and create a positive outlook on life and work when we need it most. They do so by harnessing the power of positive thinking. Reframing our brains to think positively is a key step in leading a happy and successful life. You make a choice when you decide how you will react to any given situation. If you’re choosing (sometimes subconsciously) to complain and think negatively, your natural reaction will be to dwell on the negatives of every situation.
Have you ever read an autobiography written by a celebrity or public figure? The book probably talked about the person’s childhood and explained what their life was like growing up. You might have laughed at anecdotes from the person’s early career, or gotten chills as you saw a peek behind the scenes at the celebrity’s most well-known moments. When you close the book at the end, a good autobiography will make you walk away feeling like you personally know the subject. But what would you think if you knew that the “author” didn’t write the book at all and the author’s bio was not 100% honest? That’s what ghostwriting is. And it’s far more common than you might think. Whether… Read more
Whether that’s a service, a product, or a piece of valuable information — everyone has something they can sell. But the only way a business succeeds is by earning customers and growing sales from that service, product, or information. You can’t just hope someone will stumble upon your product and purchase it, though.
I’ve written over 70 books over my 40-year career, and I can tell you that as much as we would like them to, books don’t write themselves. Motivation is the measurement of the energy that is put into any endeavor.
When it comes to goal-setting and using SMART goals many people don’t know where to start. They know that they want something, but don’t know how to go out and get it. You can learn anything you need to learn to accomplish any goal you can set for yourself. No one is smarter than you and no one is better than you. All business skills, sales skills, and money-making skills are learnable.