Drill Here, Drill Now, Lower Prices

The United States is one of the most blessed countries in all of human history. After World War II, it was the “last man standing.�? As a result, the United States enjoyed the greatest and longest period of sustained affluence and prosperity of any country in the world. An entire generation, now in politics, grew up believing that prosperity was inevitable and that each person was entitled to enjoy a wonderful life without hard work or sacrifice. Napoleon Hill once wrote, “Never attempt to violate natural laws and win.” What he meant was that there are certain laws in nature, like gravity, that you cannot violate for any time without paying the consequences. There is the story of the man… Read more

The Four D’s of Financial Success

Start From Nothing and Become Financially Independent More than eighty percent of self-made millionaires in America began with nothing or in many cases, less than nothing. I can certainly relate to that because when I was growing up and right into my early 30s, I never had any extra money with which to start a fortune. It seemed to me that there was always enough, if not more than enough bills, to absorb every penny I earned. I was always in debt. Be Ready for Your OpportunityAnd even if a great business opportunity did come along, I wouldn’t have been able to do anything with it. As I began studying financial success and self-made millionaires, I noticed that almost everyone… Read more

Seven Simple Steps to Small Business Success

Many businesspeople achieve their greatest successes in unexpected areas. They begin a business and then they find that it isn’t as profitable as they had anticipated, so they change direction, using their experience and their momentum, and strike paydirt in something else. The most important thing is to begin. To take action. To move forward one step at a time, learning and growing as you go. There is enough information available in virtually every field for you to become knowledgeable enough to achieve success. But action is necessary. The Two Parts of SuccessSuccess author Orison Swett Marden once wrote, the first part of success is get-to-it-ivness. The second part is stick-to-it-iveness. Every business beginning requires an act of faith and… Read more

Thieves Like Us

At the time of the American Revolution, Abigail Adams, a very perceptive woman and the wife of our third president, John Adams, said, “All men would be tyrants, if they could.

It was an astute observation. There is within almost every person, the “urge to power.”… Read more

Excellence Combined With Integrity

How to set standards for excellence and back them with total integrity. A Commitment to ExcellenceLeaders have specific responsibilities and must fulfill certain requirements. One requirement of leadership is the ability to choose an area of excellence. Just as a good general chooses the terrain on which to do battle, an excellent leader chooses the area in which he and others are going to do an outstanding job. The commitment to excellence is one of the most powerful of all motivators. All leaders who change people and organizations are enthusiastic about achieving excellence in a particular area. Be the Best!The most motivational vision you can have for yourself and others is to "Be the best!" Many people don’t yet realize… Read more

One Hour Makes All the Difference

You’ve gone as far as you can with what you now know. Any progress you make from this moment onward will require that you learn and practice something new. Commit to Lifelong LearningOne quality of leaders and high achievers in every area seems to be a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development. They look upon themselves as self-made people, as "works in progress." They never become complacent or satisfied. They are always striving toward ever greater heights of knowledge and understanding. Get to the Top in Five YearsEarl Nightingale said many years ago that one hour per day of study in your chosen field was all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the… Read more

Earn the Respect of Others

The Most Important Measure of Success Being respected by others is very important to each of us. A survey done by the Gallup organization found that the most prominent living Americans rated the respect of others as the most important measure of success in life. They worked very hard to earn the respect of their parents, the respect of their spouses and children, the respect of their peers and colleagues, and the respect of mankind at large. Why You Respect YourselfIt seems that we truly respect ourselves only when we feel that we are respected by others, and we will go to great lengths to earn and keep that respect. When we feel that someone respects us for who we… Read more

Unlocking Your Creativity

Creative thinking can be stimulated by two things; intensely desired goals and pressing problems. Your creative capacities need something to hone in on and your job is to provide it. A Continual Stimulus for IdeasIntensely desired goals, clearly defined with detailed plans for their accomplishment act as a continual stimulus for ideas to achieve them. Visualize Your GoalsTo trigger your imagination, write out a clear description of your ideal end result or goal. Be clear about the goal, be flexible about the process. Think about it, visualize it as realized over and over. Project your mind forward to the picture of the realized goal and then look back to the present. Define Your Goals ClearlyThink on paper. Make a plan… Read more

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