Category Archives: Self Improvement

Lou Holtz – Trust. Commitment. Love – YouTube

https://youtu.be/7kmm1SJFwKw

3 PR Leadership Lessons From Dale Carnegie

To be likeable, Carnegie shares some earth-shattering recommendations:

  • Be genuinely interested in other people,
  • Remember others’ names,
  • Encourage others to talk about themselves, and
  • Listen intently.

 

In 1936, the world didn’t have computers. There were no tweets, pins or Facebook posts. Heck, the first chocolate chip cookie wasn’t even developed until 1938. (A world without Grandma’s cookie…

…Read more at http://www.business2community.com/leadership/three-pr-leadership-lessons-dale-carnegie-01206457#3rvH5IfRSlETDDPX.99

 Better Yet, buy the classic book here: How To Win Friends and Influence People

If You Buy One Book to Help Get Big Changes…

In keeping with the time of year to be thankful, reflective and to look ahead to a bright future, I received the e-mail below just before Thanksgiving from Michael Dalton Johnson, author of the book Rules of the Hunt. I subscribe to his mailing list from his website: www.SalesDog.com

I have read Rules of the Hunt at least three times cover-to-cover now and it is more useful every read. I highly recommend it! Buy it for yourself, buy it for your kids and family, your best friend, your employees…just buy it

It is jam-packed with great info like the content of the email (which I have printed and put into my planner, btw) I received below:

This rock solid advice is a thoughtful pass along for friends and family that will be remembered. It was excerpted from my book Rules of the Hunt and has gone viral on the Internet twice. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving.
 
Make Small Commitments. Get Big Changes.
By Michael Dalton JohnsonTaking Care of You.Drink plenty of water.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
Eat more fruits and vegetables and eat less that is manufactured in processing plants.
Avoid eating food that is handed to you through a window.
Live the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
Play more games.
Read more books than you did last year.
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
Sleep for 7 hours.
Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Your Outlook

Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
Don’t have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
Don’t overdo. Keep your limits.
Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
Dream more while you are awake.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind others of their past mistakes.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
Learn a new word every day.
Smile and laugh more.
You don’t have to win every argument.

Your Relationships

Call your family often.
Each day give something good to others.
Forgive everyone for everything.
Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
Try to make at least three people smile each day.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Stay in touch.

Your Life

The worst promise you can break is one made to yourself.
Do the right thing!
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
The best is yet to come.
When you awake alive in the morning, thank God for it.
Your Innermost Self is always happy. Follow it.
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

Keep these rules handy and review them from time to time. Follow them and small, almost imperceptible, changes will accumulate into something big. Your life will change.

 
Excerpted from Rules of the Hunt. Available at Amazon.
 
     
Reader’s Write:“This is why I buy books! If I could get this much information and enjoyment out of the other books I read I would be in bliss.”
-Robert W Baugher
“I love this book. Intelligent advice for intelligent people.”

“I bought this book on the enthusiastic recommendation of a co-worker who actually growled when I suggested she lend me her copy. I got my own and a half hour into the book I understood her reaction to my request to borrow her copy. The book is a keeper. It’s funny, entertaining, informative and filled with unexpected often counter intuitive advice.”
 

Brian Tracy says:“This is a great book, full of ideas, examples, stories and rules for increased business success and profitability.”
– Brian Tracy, author of Million Dollar HabitsChris Widener says:

“Rules of the Hunt gives the keys to the mysteries of business and life success. I highly recommended it.”
– Chris Widener, bestselling author

Stephen Cohen says:

“Excellent read! I Really enjoyed this book and learned a lot from it. I also purchased one for a friend.”
– Stephen Cohen

It’s Not Over (Until I Win) Video Of Les Brown

http://youtu.be/oHTobpj60JI via It’s Not Over Video Of Les Brown – Motivational Guru just by being himself – YouTube.

 

It’s Not Over 

We are Blessed and Highly Favored, Les Brown’s Masterpiece of Motivation…

Living your dream…Is Possible, Necessary, Hard and Worth It, Just DON’T STOP!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHTobpj60JI

 

Are You Exploiting Your Natural Talents?

Subject: Are You Exploiting Your Natural Talents?

Have you ever wondered how you can become more satisfied in life – how you can enjoy life more than ever? Brian Tracy – Success Expert, Best-Selling Author and Coach – has developed a special gift to help you discover how. But first, I want to share with you one of Brian’s favorite quotes from Benjamin Franklin:
“Do you value life? Then waste not time, for that is the stuff of which life is made.”
You see, time is the real currency of life. Anything you obtain in life can be valued by how much time you’ve spent to acquire it.
Only by discovering your innate strengths…by developing them…exploiting them to their highest degree–can you ever fully realize the greatest amount of satisfaction and enjoyment in everything you do.
Brian wants to help you discover how to increase your personal “return on energy” as opposed to “return on equity.” Your most valuable gift is your ability to think, act and get results.
That’s where his special gift comes in.
“Discovering Your Talents,” Brian’s powerful, 12-page special report, outlines precisely how to get the best out of yourself – beginning with deciding what you want to do, what you can do well, and what will produce the highest rewards for your efforts.
Because I’m a friend of Brian’s, he’s authorized me to let you in on this special offer – to get his special report absolutely FREE – no strings attached.
Here’s a taste of what it covers:

  • The definition of “personal strategic planning” and how to use it to produce more, and higher-quality, rewards for yourself
  • The role your personal values play when it comes to creating a plan for getting what you want in life
  • The one goal you MUST have when it comes to your work – and why accomplishing it will ensure you’re always paid well
  • The mindset you must maintain so you can determine your own future and your own fortune
  • 4 Questions to help you increase your return on energy invested (no more wasting time and energy on activities that aren’t going to bring you success)
  • The key to a happy and prosperous life (good news: anyone can do it!)
  • And more!

I hope you’ll take a few moments to download and read this report – it has the potential to be the impetus for a new, more fulfilling life – and it’s Brian’s gift to you!
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To your success,
Bill

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Three Rules for Turning Stress Into Success

One of my favorite authors with an impactful article…

Three Rules for Turning Stress Into Success
Denis Waitley


1. Accept the Unchangeable – Everything that has happened in your life to this minute is unchangeable. It’s history. The greatest waste of energy is in looking back at missed opportunities, lamenting past events, grudge collecting, getting even, harboring ill will, and any vengeful thinking. Success is the only acceptable form of revenge. By forgiving your trespassers, you become free to concentrate on going forward with your life and succeeding in spite of your detractors. You will live a rewarding and fulfilling life.
Your enemies, on the other hand, will forever wonder how you went on to become so successful without them and in the shadow of their doubts.

Action Idea: 
Write down on a sheet of paper things that happened in the past that bother you. Now crumple the paper into a ball and throw it at the computer screen. This symbolizes letting go of past misfortunes.

2. Change the Changeable – What you can change is your reaction to what others say and do. And you can control your own thoughts and actions by dwelling on desired results instead of the penalties of failure. The only real control you have in life is that of your immediate thought and action. Since most of what we do is a reflex, subconscious habit, it is wise not to act on emotional impulse. In personal relations, it is better to wait a moment until reason has the opportunity to compete with your emotions. 

Action Idea: 
Write down in your diary one thing you will do tomorrow to help you relax more during and after a stressful day.

3. Avoid the Unacceptable – Go out of your way to get out of the way of potentially dangerous behaviors and environments. When people tailgate you on the freeway, change lanes. If they follow you at night, drive to a well-lighted public place.
When there are loud, obnoxious people next to you at a restaurant or club, change tables, or locations. Also, be cautious of personal relationships developed via the Internet. With the massive number of individuals surfing the net, the number of predators increases in like proportion. Always be on the alert for potentially dangerous situations involving your health, personal safety, financial speculation and emotional relationships.

Action Idea:
 What is one unacceptable behavior you have or allow others to do to you that you will avoid starting tomorrow? Example: The way you drive, being around negative people, walking down dark streets alone late at night, etc.


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