The Golden Hour

You become what you think about most of the time. You become what you think about most of the time. And the most important part of each day is what you think about at the beginning of that day. Start Your Day RightTake 30 minutes each morning to sit quietly and to reflect on your goals. You’ll find when you read the biographies and autobiographies of successful men and women that almost everyone of them began their upward trajectory to success when they begin getting up early in the morning and spending time with themselves. Feed Your Mind With Positive IdeasThis is called the Golden Hour. The first hour sets the tone for the day. The things that you do… Read more

The Key to Long-Term Success

Successful people have been studied in depth for more than 100 years. Successful people have been studied in depth for more than 100 years. They have been interviewed extensively to determine what it is they do and how they think that enables them to accomplish so much more than the average person. In this Newsletter, you learn the most important single factor of long-term success and how you can build it into your personality and your attitude. You learn how to virtually guarantee yourself a great future. The Harvard Discovery on SuccessIn 1970, sociologist Dr. Edward Banfield of Harvard University wrote a book entitled The Unheavenly City. He described one of the most profound studies on success and priority setting… Read more

The Central Skill

Time management is the central skill of success. Time management is the central skill of success. Your ability to manage your time, to focus and channel your energies on your highest value tasks, will determine your rewards and your level of accomplishment in life more than any other factor. Success Leaves TracksWhen I began searching for the secrets of success many years ago, I discovered an interesting principle: success leaves tracks. A wise man who had studied success for more than 50 years concluded that the greatest success principle of all was, "learn from the experts." Learn From the ExpertsIf you want to be a big success in any area, find out what other successful people in that area are… Read more

Speaking Power

All successful businesses and successful salespeople do certain things in common, over and over again. Last week, I was invited by Mark Victor Hanson to give a talk at his Mega Speaking Empire Conference in Los Angeles at the Westin by Los Angeles International Airport. More than 800 people had registered and turned out to learn how to speak professionally and promote themselves as speakers, trainers and consultants. The information presented was tremendous, as were the different speakers who explained the craft of speaking, and demonstrated what an excellent speaker looked like on the platform in front of an audience. As usual, my contribution was to give the “Meat and potatoes” of speaking to create what I call the “spine… Read more

Move Out of Your Comfort Zone

Any change, or even an attempt to change anything you are doing, makes you uncomfortable.

Any change, or even an attempt to change anything you are doing, makes you uncomfortable. By attempting to change, you move out of your comfort zone. You feel increasingly uneasy. You experience stress and tension. If the change is too extreme, your physical and mental health can be affected. You will experience sleeplessness, indigestion, or fatigue. You may react with impatience, irritability or anger. You will often feel as if you are on an emotional roller-coaster…. Read more

Improve the Quality of Your Thinking

Anyone, Starting From Wherever They Are, Can Become WealthyIn one series of I.Q. tests given to children ages 2 – 4 years, 95% of the children were found to be highly creative with curious, questioning minds and an ability for abstract thinking. When the same children were tested again at age 7, only 5% still demonstrated high levels of creativity. In the ensuing years, they had learned to conform; "If you want to get along, you had better go along," is what they had discovered. The Dangers of ConformityThey had learned to color between the lines, to sit in neat little rows, to do and say what the other kids did and said, and to do as they were told…. Read more

Always Be Positive

The most important quality for success in entrepreneurship and in life is the quality of optimism. The wildfires swept through San Diego in October, destroying hundreds of houses. The air was full of smoke for days, filling the nostrils and burning the eyes. Homes were on fire within a mile of us. Every couple of hours, we got a “reverse 911” call to tell us if we were under “voluntary evacuation” or “mandatory evacuation.” If we received “mandatory evacuation” orders, we would have 30 minutes to pack and leave. Fortunately, the fires never got too near to our house, and we never had to evacuate. Today, the city is back to normal and life goes on. This experience reminded me… Read more

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