The Golden Hour: My Most Powerful Success Factor in Personal Development

The most powerful success factor of personal development and lifelong success has to do with the “golden hour” of your day.

As an individual, you become what you think about, most of the time. You become the sum total result of the ideas, information and impressions you feed into your mind, from the time you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night. Everything counts, but some impressions count more than others. The thoughts with which you flood your mind in the first hour of the morning, the golden hour, have a strong influence on how you think, feel and act for the rest of the day…. Read more

Risk Taking the Smart Way: 5 Types of Risks That Affect Your Ability to Achieve Goals

Your ability to achieve goals is affected by the risk taking strategies you use in all areas of your life. Whenever you engage in any action where the outcome is uncertain, you are taking a risk. You are taking a risk whenever you venture into the unknown, where your possibilities and probabilities cannot be determined to an exact degree. From the time you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night, and even when you are sleeping, you are taking a risk to some degree. It is how skillful and confident you are in taking the right risks for the right reasons to achieve goals that are right for you…. Read more

Relationship Selling for Sales Success: 3 Keys to Building Customer Loyalty

The success of a business or a sales career depends on relationships selling and customer loyalty. In today’s competitive market, customers are very difficult and expensive to acquire and they can represent tremendous value to an organization.  In fact, customer satisfaction can be the most valuable single asset that a company can acquire during its lifetime. Your job, no matter where you are in the private sector, is to help your company attract, acquire and keep customers indefinitely.  They make all the difference between success and failure…. Read more

Two Market Research Techniques for New Business Success

How do you do fast, cheap market research? How do you find out whether or not the product or service will sell before you get into it? Before embarking on any new business venture, considerable time must be spent in research. Your payoff will be in excess of ten to one in time and money saved or earned. For every dollar, for every hour that you put into research, you’re going to save ten or twenty or thirty dollars or hours later on. Here’s what you can do to ensure business success:… Read more

Jennie Brown: 30-Day Goals Challenge Winner

When I first read about the Brian Tracy 30 Day Goal Challenge I was excited … and challenged.  This was a huge opportunity, and I wanted to make sure that I made the most of it.

My first goal was to win the Challenge!  Because, really, honestly, that’s what I want to do!  That’s my goal!

However, I spend several days deliberating on what goal I could put forth.

I ask myself is, “What goal is the most important to me right now, and will have the biggest effect on my life if I achieve it within 30 days?”… Read more

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