Saturday, February 28, 2015

Only one thought at a time - Make it positive!


Can you see the Young Woman?
Can you see the Older Woman?

Bet you can't see them both at the same time.

Read on!

How about Thoughts and feelings at the same time?

Our minds cannot think of two thoughts simultaneously. It physically cannot be done.
For example, you cannot think about picking your daughter up from a soccer game and what to fix for dinner at the same time. The reality is your mind is switching back and forth between the two very dissimilar thoughts. You might feel that they are inter-related (your daughter will be hungry when she gets home) and that you are thinking two different thoughts.

But consider this: your feelings follow your thoughts and you cannot physically feel more than one feeling at a time.

You cannot be happy and sad at the same time. You cannot be loving and angry at the same time. It simply cannot be done.
It may feel like you are thinking more than one thought or feeling more than one feeling at a time … in fact, sometimes it feels like millions – doesn’t it?

Your feelings follow your thoughts. So if you think it, chances are good that you’ll feel it. And sometimes your feelings will lead you to do something that’s self destructive or bad for you.

But, here’s the good newsYou can shift this pattern by hitting the “stop” button as soon as you think the thought. You can put on the brakes before your thought turns into a feeling which turns into a reaction which starts the downward spiral of self-destruction.

In the beginning it may be difficult to “catch” the thought before it becomes a feeling. But with practice you will soon recognize when your brain is going someplace you’d rather not be.
You will begin to find your “reset” button and when a negative thought crops up, you can rewind your thoughts to something positive, fun and loving. When you do this often enough, your old habitual patterns will dissolve and your new way of thinking will create new patterns of behavior.

Why not just do it?

Author Vickie Griffith -

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Do You talk to yourself?????

Do you talk to yourself?

Did you know the human brain averages 65,000 thoughts a day?

And most people have the same 65,000 thoughts the next day. Here's something else to chew on. Brain scientists determined there is a portion of our brain called the "Reticular Activating System". It's a fancy term for software in our head which focuses our attention on what you ask it to.

Example: Quickly look around you and count how many blue objects you can see. Without looking again tell many red objects did you see? My guess is you counted the blue...and you drew a blank with the reds.

This is an experiment that helps prove if someone is focused on failure...the brain starts showing them more failure. So if people aren't changing their thoughts...their brain is pulling them towards the same thing day in and day out. A big success secret is learning how to control your thoughts.

Manage the little voice in your head with positives.


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Elephants Don't Bite

It's not the big things that get you.
It's the little things. The Gnats, Mosquitoes, and no see'um.

If you are not taking a look at the small details, you could be doing yourself a dis-service.

Have you noticed lately how you smile or don’t smile? Your tone of voice, charged up or charged down? The first impression you make with your style of clothing? How you greet people—the handshake, saying their name or introducing yourself? Remembering their face or the last time you talked?

All important and yet small details. However, these small details define you, your personal brand, your ability to create and build relationships and ultimately your success!

If you don’t:
1. have the business success you want
2. have the network you want
3. have the clients/customers you want
4. have the friends you want
5. have the support/resource system you want
6. have the financial success you want

it may be because you are not taking care of the small details. Many entrepreneurs hate to deal with the small details and this is their downfall. You must remember what Darrell Royal said, “you gotta dance with who brung ya.” And, it’s usually the small steps, the small details, the nuances of body language.

Now is the time to focus and be a better you.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Thoughts about Goal setting for 2015

 A thinking document to prepare you to begin to set next year's Life and Business Goals.

Tomorrow I will work on my Goals for 2015.

But, today I am going to be brutally honest and review my 2015 results answering the following…
  • How did I do against my personal mission?                            "To live a balanced lifestyle that will allow me to fully appreciate and love my family, friends, and work; to develop a healthy body, mind and spiritual consciousness that will allow me to have fun, be happy and to live to at least 100; and, through Wilson Motivational help others become energized to find their way to personal and professional success.” April 1998 
Some specific questions…
  • Did I spend more or less time with the people I love ... my family and friends?
  • Did I make more money?
  • Did my net worth grow or shrink?
  • Did I travel as much as I wanted?
  • Did I have more free time?
  • Did I reduce or eliminate any *debt*?
  • Did my lifestyle expand ... or shrink?
A Challenge to you…

Why not go over your mission and the specific questions as they apply to you?

When you are ready - go for it! Set your life and business goals for 2015!

Need some thinking help about next year's goals?  

Let me know if I can help?

The Real JimWilson

Monday, November 28, 2011

Out, Out Damn Procrastination

Use this "Round Tuit" to GET READY TO make 2012 the best ever. 

Print out the 10 Ideas and work on each one as listed!

10 ideas to put into practice.

1. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! Break larger projects into manageable "bites" and create a timeline for you to accomplish these smaller tasks.

2. Remember that each project expands to the time allotted to it, so set a limit for yourself: "I am going to return all my phone calls in one hour." "I will file papers for 30minutes." "I will spend 15 minutes picking up around the house." Set a timer. You will be amazed how much you can get done when you focus your time.

3. Check your self-talk. Do you frequently say, "I gotta...," "I should...," or "I have to..."? Replace this self-talk with "I choose to..." and recognize that you are at choice about what you do. If you don't choose to do it, don't do it!

4. Eat a live toad first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. Worth a look at Brian Tracey's ideas --
Tackle that "toad"-the task you have been putting off, the one that is hanging over your head-because it will lift an immense load and you will feel much more productive.

5.Train yourself to trim the F.A.T. When papers come into your office or home, give yourself these three choices: File, Act, Toss. (Note that "I'll just put it here for now "is not one of the choices.)

6. Relieve yourself of the stress caused by all of the clutter in your home and office by setting up some systems to manage the paper in your life. A good filing system and a tickler file system are essential elements.

7. Make a weekly appointment with yourself to plan your coming week. During your planning session, schedule important activities and tasks so you have a concrete plan for following through with your intentions.

8. When planning your time, include both urgent (time-sensitive) and non-urgent but important activities in your plan. An example of an urgent activity might be a meeting or a project with an upcoming deadline. A non-urgent activity might be exercise or relationship-building-something important but not time-sensitive or deadline-driven.

9. Make appointments with yourself to get administrative work done, such as paying bills or catching up with your reading. Treat this time as you would an appointment with someone else.

10. Take 15 minutes at the end of each day to put things away and look at the calendar for the next day. Gather what you need ahead of time so you will be prepared for tomorrow.

Go for the gold.

Make lots of great days in 2012.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Power of Discipline

Motivation gets the job going, but, it’s discipline that gets the job done!
No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated and disciplined.
~Harry E. Fosdick

Self-discipline and self-motivation are joined at the hip.
Why is that?
When you practice self-discipline you feel like you are in control of your life.
You feel content and motivated because you're moving toward your goals.
Brian Tracey in his book - The Power of Discipline writes...
“Why are some people more successful than others? Why do some people make more money, live happier lives and accomplish much more in the same number of years than the great majority?

I started out in life with few advantages. I did not graduate from high school. I worked at menial jobs. I had limited education, limited skills and a limited future.

And then I began asking, "Why are some people more successful than others?" This question changed my life.

Over the years, I have read thousands of books and articles on the subjects of success and achievement. It seems that the reasons for these accomplishments have been discussed and written about for more than two thousand years, in every conceivable way. One quality that most philosophers, teachers and experts agree on is the importance of self-discipline. As Al Tomsik summarized it years ago, Success is tons of discipline."

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Jim Rohn


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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Being a better you.

Howdy Doody sez...

Begin your day by choosing to be a Better You.

Choose to be ENERGETIC—instead of permitting yourself to become run-down and burned-out.

Choose to be PASSIONATE—instead of permitting yourself to become apathetic and indifferent.

Choose to be ENTHUSIASTIC—instead of permitting yourself to become half-hearted and discouraged.

Choose to be SELF-DIRECTED—instead of permitting yourself to become directionless and

Choose to be PREPARED—instead of permitting yourself to become shortsighted and reactive.

Choose to be FOCUSED—instead of permitting yourself to become scattered and impulsive.

Choose to be SUPPORTIVE—instead of permitting yourself to become critical and judgmental.

Choose to be SYSTEMATIC—instead of permitting yourself to become haphazard and disorganized.

Choose to be TIMELY—instead of permitting yourself to become distracted and preoccupied.

Choose to be PROACTIVE—instead of permitting yourself to become procrastinating and hesitant.


When Was The Last Time You Had Any Fun? One great way to cultivate an energetic attitude is to be sure you enjoy what you do. Look for things that are fun to do, and find new ways to have fun at what you're already doing.
Smile and laugh as much as possible. Instead of lunch, why not go to recess?

"An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?"
~ Michel De Saint-Pierre

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Human Mind. What a force!

Revisiting some of Dr. Napoleon Hill's teachings. Gr8 stuff for mind meditation.
Make a minute to think about Dr. Hill's words.
Napoleon Hill 

Dr. Hill states:
Strange and imponderable, indeed, are the powers of the human mind.

The only provable fact one may know concerning the power of the mind is that each individual mind is but a tiny projection of Infinite Intelligence, whose source is the great reservoir of Intelligence that keeps the stars and planets afloat in space, in their accustomed places, and binds together the infinitesimal portions of the atoms of matter.

The main principle taught by Hill is that whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve, regardless of how many times you may have failed in the past, or how lofty your aims and hopes may be. You do this by learning to control and direct your mind.

A friend...
Andrew Carnegie a friend of Hill explained that everyone is born with the equivalent of two sealed envelopes, each of which is labeled as follows:

  1. “The Riches You May Enjoy If You Take Possession of Your Own Mind and Direct It to Ends of Your Own Choice”
  2. “The Penalties You Must Pay If You Neglect to Take Possession of Your Mind and Direct It”
The envelope labeled “Riches” contains this list of blessings if you take possession of your mind and direct it toward achieving your goals:
Sound health.
Peace of mind.
A labor of love of your own choice.
Freedom from fear and worry.
A positive mental attitude.
Material riches of your own choice and quantity.

The envelope labeled “Penalties” contains this list of the prices one must pay for neglecting to take possession of one’s own mind:

Ill health.
Fear and worry.
Indecision and doubt.
Frustration and discouragement throughout life.
Poverty and want.
And a whole flock of evils consisting of envy, greed, jealousy, anger, hatred and superstition.

What you think?
Believe it and you will see it, says Dr Wayne Dyer!!!!!

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Make 2011 the best year ever.

Let me help you get to the next level.
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Friday, June 24, 2011


Go for it -  Read on!

Beyond Positive Thinking

By Arnold Fox, M. D. & Barry Fox, Ph.D.
Beyond Positive Thinking
Doctors cannot cure 90% of our ailments, for these are problems of "thought disease," of psychoneuroimmunology, problems that begin with our negative thoughts and negative actions. The cure is to give ourselves a spiritual tune-up. Like any other engine, the human engine must be kept running smooth. How do we do this? With good eating, good exercise, good living and good thinking.
We must replace every weak thought with a strong every negative thought with a positive one, every hateful thoughts with a loving one, and every sad thought with a joyful one.
Are our thoughts so important? Well, our thoughts become our words, our-words become our actions, our actions become our habits and our habits become our character. From thoughts to character, from thoughts to biochemistry, from thoughts to health or disease, the pathway is clear.
Marcus Aurelius wrote: "A man's life is what his thoughts make of it."
Napoleon Hill summed it up when he said: "Anything the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."
Source: Beyond Positive Thinking. Arnold Fox, M. D. & Barry Fox, Ph.D. The Napoleon Hill Foundation. Pgs. 201 & 202.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

30 second Networking Commercial

This is not baby talk.
I ask you, does your 30 second personal commercial get your message across to your prospective clients?
How is this one?
I am Jim Wilson, the Real JimWilson, Wilson Motivational. I help other people get more of what they want out of life. I am a personal development and Business Coach.
Would you like to be more successful?  Say you bet'ca.
Would you like to have more fun and love in your life?  Say you bet'ca.
Would you like to make more money?  Say you bet'ca.
 If you said you bet'ca to any one of those three questions, I can help you.

Call or email me, and I will meet you at one of my local Panera Bread Offices and we can start the coaching process.

Jim Wilson - the Real JimWilson

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Success comes in a "Can".

"Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

If you could bottle the positivity of Dr. Peale or Robert Schuller, the Number 1 Possibilitarian in the world, you would see life in an entirely different light.
Possibility thinking is better than impossibility thinking for one simple reason: When you think something is impossible, you tend to STOP.

Thus, a lack of ACTION becomes the self-fulfilling prophecy of FAILURE.
This is not PHILOSOPHY. It's PHYSICS: A body at rest tends to remain at rest.

But when you believe something is POSSIBLE, you will pursue it with PASSION and zeal... taking ACTION in spite of fear, uncertainty and doubt. Which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy of SUCCESS!
Because a body in motion tends to remain in motion.

It is your ATTITUDE that keeps your BODY in MOTION!

No question, consistently maintaining a positive, potential-driven attitude (while difficult for many) is a major element of long-term success.

Without it, you are defeated before you even get started.
With it, you will persist with passion and enthusiasm until you succeed or find a better way.
Do you have the self-confidence and inner-drive to put your performance into over-drive?
A positive, powerful and uplifting attitude not only makes it easier to achieve your goals—it makes it fun!

Without a POSITIVE and PROACTIVE ATTITUDE, you are just spinning your wheels, confusing effort with results.

Believe it!  Success does come in a "can" do!

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Make 2011 the best year ever.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Coaching for the Coach-able

Are you Coach-able?

To be Coach-able means to be...


To be Coach-able means to lack arrogance and defensiveness… to minimize pride and ego. The best professionals at all levels (and in most fields) use coaching to help improve their success factor.

Think about it.


  1. Everything changes and ends.
  2. Life is not always fair.
  3. Things do not always go according to plan.
  4. Pain is a part of life.
  5. People are not loving and loyal all the time.
Are you ready to meet me at one of my Panera Bread offices in Richmond and talk about how I can help you get more of what you want out of life?

I’m available for a “get to know” each other session. It won’t cost you anything but time. I’ll buy the coffee. It will be fun!

A recommendation...
I can not say enough about Jim.
Jim helped me get on the right track when the business of the day seemed overwhelming at times. If you are having those deer in the head light moments, and are not sure which way to turn... Give Jim a call”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
Tim Hipp,
hired Jim as a Business Consultant.

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Make 2011 the best year ever.
Let me help you get to the next level.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A 212° commitment!

Answer these questions.

Are you ready to be more successful?
Are you ready to have more fun and love in your life?
Are you ready to be all you can be?
If you said yes to any of those questions you will need to make a 212° commitment to the things you are doing with your life?
Okay Jim you say, so what is a 212° commitment?
Well, it’s related to a law of science…
At 211 degrees, water is hot.
At 212 degrees, it boils.
And with boiling water comes steam.
And steam can power a locomotive.
The one extra degree makes all the difference.
You got it - Right? Many times in business and in life, it's that one extra degree of effort that separates the good from the great.
You cannot get what you've never had unless you're willing to do what you've never done.
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Watch it you will like it!

Monday, March 7, 2011

"B Positive" Benefits

I'm a "B Positive" person.
 Jon Gordon, The Jon Gordon Companies, Inc.

Over the years I've done a lot of research on the positive effects of being positive and the negative affects of being negative. The research is clear. It really does pay to be positive and the benefits include enhanced health and longevity, happiness, career advancement, athletic performance, team building and financial success. Being positive is not just a nice way to live. It’s the way to live. In this spirit here are 11 benefits of being positive.

Positive People Live Longer - In a study of nuns, those that regularly expressed positive emotions lived on average 10 years longer. (The Nun Study)

Positive work environments outperform negative work environments. (Daniel Goleman)

Positive, optimistic sales people sell more than pessimistic sales people. (Martin Seligman)

Positive leaders are able to make better decisions under pressure. (

Marriages are much more likely to succeed when the couple experiences a 5 to 1 ratio of positive to negative interactions whereas when the ratio approaches 1 to 1, marriages are more likely to end in divorce. (John Gottman)

Positive people who regularly express positive emotions are more resilient when facing stress, challenges and adversity. (Several Studies)

Positive people are able to maintain a broader perspective and see the big picture which helps them identify solutions where as negative people maintain a narrower perspective and tend to focus on problems. (Barbara Fredrickson)

Positive thoughts and emotions counter the negative effects of stress. For example, you can't be thankful and stressed at the same time. (Several Studies)

Positive emotions such as gratitude and appreciation help athletes perform at a higher level. (

Positive people have more friends which is a key factor of happiness and longevity. (Robert D. Putnam)

Positive and popular leaders are more likely to garner the support of others and receive pay raises and promotions and achieve greater success in the workplace. (Several Studies)

"B Positive" and check out Jon Gordon you won't be sorry you'll "B Positive".

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Make 2011 the best year ever.
Let me help you get to the next level.
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Saturday, January 29, 2011

The 100/0 Principle

What is the most effective way to create and sustain great relationships with others? It's The 100/0 Principle: You take full responsibility (the 100) for the relationship, expecting nothing (the 0) in return.
Implementing The 100/0 Principle is not natural for most of us. It takes real commitment to the relationship and a good dose of self-discipline to think, act and give 100 percent.
The 100/0 Principle applies to those people in your life where the relationships are too important to react automatically or judgmentally. Each of us must determine the relationships to which this principle should apply. For most of us, it applies to work associates, customers, suppliers, family and friends.
  • STEP 1 - Determine what you can do to make the relationship work...then do it. Demonstrate respect and kindness to the other person, whether he/she deserves it or not.
  • STEP 2 - Do not expect anything in return. Zero, zip, nada.
  • STEP 3 - Do not allow anything the other person says or does (no matter how annoying!) to affect you. In other words, don't take the bait.
  • STEP 4 - Be persistent with your graciousness and kindness. Often we give up too soon, especially when others don't respond in kind. Remember to expect nothing in return.
At times (usually few), the relationship can remain challenging, even toxic, despite your 100 percent commitment and self-discipline. When this occurs, you need to avoid being the "Knower" and shift to being the "Learner." Avoid Knower statements/ thoughts like "that won't work," "I'm right, you are wrong," "I know it and you don't," "I'll teach you," "that's just the way it is," "I need to tell you what I know," etc.
Instead use Learner statements/thoughts like "Let me find out what is going on and try to understand the situation," "I could be wrong," "I wonder if there is anything of value here," "I wonder if..." etc. In other words, as a Learner, be curious!
Principle Paradox
This may strike you as strange, but here's the paradox: When you take authentic responsibility for a relationship, more often than not the other person quickly chooses to take responsibility as well. Consequently, the 100/0 relationship quickly transforms into something approaching 100/100. When that occurs, true breakthroughs happen for the individuals involved, their teams, their organizations and their families.

An Excerpt from
The 100/0 Principle
by Al Ritter


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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Believe it and you will see it!!!

Napoleon Hill
Being a better you in the New Year!

Here we go again with Napoleon Hill.
17 Principles of Success
by Anonymous on September 27, 2009

In 1908, Napoleon Hill was commissioned by billionaire industrialist Andrew Carnegie to interview over 500 of the world’s most powerful men in order construct a “success philosophy.” Over a span of 20 years, he assembled the data from these interviews into 15 principles that could be used by anyone in the general population to make progress in their lives.

He checked 15 of these principles with Andrew Carnegie time and time again until he had enough readiness to write his first book featuring these principles. This book was called “The Law of Success” and it was published in 1928. After the first edition, he added two additional principles to the list which were already vicariously described in the first and last chapter of the book.

 These 17 principles of success are important because they can be used by anyone to achieve any goal that they aspire to. This has been proven because millions of people have put these principles into action and benefited from them even in cases when they weren’t aware of the principles themselves.

 The best way to benefit from these principles is to make them a part of your daily routine. You won’t gain much if you try a few of them once or twice and then revert back to the opposing habits that cancel them out. This is the reason why all of them are presented as habits that are to be mastered gradually over time.

 The 17 Principles of Success by Napoleon Hill
  1. Definiteness of Purpose – The habit of focusing your actions and thoughts on one high and desirable goal in life  
  2. Mastermind Alliance – The habit of working in complete harmony with others for the attainment of a specific objective  
  3. Going the Extra Mile – The habit of doing more than is required of you with the expectation of receiving greater compensation from direct or vicarious sources  
  4. Applied Faith – The habit of acting as if you already have what you want in life  
  5. Pleasing Personality – The habit of being generally agreeable and friendly with people  
  6. Personal Initiative – The habit of starting tasks that are important to you and seeing them through to completion  
  7. Positive Mental Attitude – The habit of looking for the positive side of every situation in life—especially during times of turmoil and adversity  
  8. Enthusiasm – The habit of keeping yourself energized by focusing your life on what you love most  
  9. Self-Discipline – The habit of choosing not to make negative choices that will cost you more than you gain  
  10. Accurate Thinking – The habit of making decisions and forming opinions that are based on factual information and tangible evidence  
  11. Controlled Attention – The habit of prioritizing your time and energy to stay focused on what is most important and beneficial
  12. Teamwork – [Basically the same as the Mastermind Alliance principle]
  13. Learning from Adversity and Defeat – The habit of learning from adversity and defeat and making gradual improvements because of those experiences
  14. Creative Vision – The habit of visualizing the things that you want most and the actions that will help you to acquire them
  15. Maintenance of Sound Health – The habit of keeping your energy level up by eating healthy food and participating in physical exercise
  16. Budgeting of Time and Money – The habit of taking time everyday to move closer to your definite major purpose and saving money to ensure steady financial growth
  17. Cosmic Habit force – The habit of repeating desirable thought patterns and behaviors until they become effortless and self-moving
 3 Tips for Using the 17 Principles of Success  
  1. Keep in the mind that the first four principles are said to be the most prominent and will likely give you the fastest results.
  2. It is also helpful to know that you can easily ingrain each of these principles into your personality by mastering one principle in your daily life per week in a sequential fashion.  
  3. Most interesting of all, you can mix any of these principles together to create a concept that is even more powerful. Look through these principles again and use your imagination to figure out what two principles would change your life the fastest if you combined them and put them into action today. To start you off, you could combine the “Going the Extra Mile” principle with the “Definite Major Purpose” principle.
Take action...
Print this article and put it next to your goals for 2011. Are your goals congruent with Hill's 17 principles.

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Make 2011 the best year ever.
Let me help you get to the next level.
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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Goal setting for 2011

Welcome to the New Year.

It's that time to write down your Goals for 2011.

Business and Personal plans deserve your attention now with specific goals set for each.

Yes, I said each.

Laura Posey, CEO and Co-Founder of Dancing Elephants Achievement Group writes... Here's a few of my best reasons to make time in the next two weeks to get a plan done.

Focus Changes Everything

Having a plan forces you to decide where to focus your time, energy and money in the coming year. Focus is the force that drives all things to greater power and success. An unfocused stream of light creates a gentle illumination while a focused stream creates a laser beam capable of cutting through any obstacle. An unfocused team of rowers wanders around the water, while a focused team can conquer any ocean.

Writing Goals Down Changes Your Brain

For years, scientists have known that the act of writing things down changes the way they are stored in your brain. That’s why you had to spend so much time in school writing out your multiplication tables, etc. Writing your plan plants seeds in your subconscious that can dramatically increase your likelihood of achieving. Even if you fall short of your ultimate goals, you’ll likely far exceed what you would have accomplished had you not bothered to plan.

Planning Doesn’t Have To Be Hard

When I ask people why they don’t have a plan, many tell me they don’t have time to write a huge plan and, even if they did, they probably wouldn’t use it anyway. It is just to easy to go back to winging it as real life deviates from what you planned. Proper planning doesn’t have to take tons of time or result in the death of a hundred trees. You can create a complete annual plan in just 20 minutes and use only one sheet of paper. Best of all, the plan you create will be flexible enough to accommodate changes in the economy and your business as the year progresses. A plan shouldn’t be a prison but rather guardrails on the highway to your goals.

Laura Posey

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

You can't do everything. But you can do something.

How Much Octane Do You Require?
What's the best breakfast for you? How do you know? Have you experimented to find out if you should eat more or less protein, fat, complex carbohydrates or sugar before going to work? Experiment for peak performance and find out what works best for you.

Make sure your fuel matches your motor!
Some questions for you...
What did you have for breakfast this morning?
How much energy do you have right now?

If you were to experiment with tomorrow's breakfast,
what would you eat differently?

How much time do you allow yourself for this most
important meal of the day?


"The real contest is always between what you've done and what you're capable of doing. You measure yourself against yourself and nobody else."  Geoffrey Gaberino

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Managing Time

An Idea For Action...

Do You Think Before You React?

Don't just react automatically to the urgent. If you take the time to choose how and where to spend your time, you will become infinitely more productive.
Take the time to review your prioritized list before you divert your attention to a less important, more urgent task.
Questions to ponder…

If you had last week to do over, how and where would you spend your time differently?

Can you really afford NOT to consider all the alternatives and consequences before you respond?

How can you respond best to the next person who requires an immediate reply?

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thinking Thoughts

That means you!
Fewer things possess more Power than
a Thought.
Because a Thought has the potential
to become something significant.
To solve something meaningful.
And to inspire us to achieve great things.

What makes a Thought so powerful
is that it can be created by anybody.
At anytime.
From anywhere.

That's why Thinking should be encouraged
and nurtured in all its forms.
No mater how small.
Or how impossibly grand.

Because wherever Thinking happens,
Big ideas follow.
Minds become enlightened.
Knowledge grows.
And people discover new ways to unlock their

So start Thinking.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Achieving success with Goals

If you were to ask the experts to select the #1 key to success, most would say...clearly defined goals. Because, without goals your dreams have no chance to become a reality.

The 10 Rules for Achieving Success with Goals.

According to Gary Ryan Blair who is one of the nation's top authors on the topic of goals. Gary teaches that your life will not go according to plan if you don't have a plan.

He says achieving a goal is like opening a combination lock. You need the correct numbers in the correct right, left, right sequence. There are thousands of possible combinations; and if you are aware of the settings but not the sequence, your efforts will prove futile.

The Ten Rules of Goal Setting is the combination that opens the lock of success. Each rule is one piece of the combination; each seamlessly integrates with the other nine; each one counts!

Here are the 10 Rules of Goal Setting.


A question for you -

Have you looked at your goals lately? Maybe it’s time to take some time to review, adjust, revise or rewrite some or all of them. The year is flying by.

It’s OK to do this, so

Just do it!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


You have got to read below and say WOW!
Success comes with faith...
I challenge you to Read on.

It's by Dr. Napoleon Hill

FEAR is faith in reverse gear. Fear is a negative belief in something, and belief is the very foundation of faith.

Faith is a positive mental attitude in action. Your mental attitude is the sum total of your thoughts at any given time.

A positive mental attitude has its roots in the spiritual wells of one’s soul. And it is the medium by which adversities may be transmuted into benefits.

Your achievements are limited only by your mental attitude, for it is true that your only real limitations are those which you set up in your own mind.

Keep your mental attitude RIGHT and your future will always be BRIGHT. Success goes to the person whose mental attitude is such that he expects success. And health, wealth, happiness are products of a positive mental attitude.

Your mental attitude, whether it be positive or negative, weaves into your character every thread of your thoughts.

A positive mental attitude is the factor which makes prayer pay off. Keep your mental attitude positive and everything else will take care of itself in your favor.

People who work with a positive mental attitude are constantly doing the “impossible.”

The difference between mediocrity and genius is mainly a question of mental attitude. If you don’t like what life has given you, change your mental attitude and attract something else more to your liking! And remember that not all of the wisdom of the sages and the ages can help the person who quits trying to help himself.

Remember that the Creator has so made us that our strength grows out of our struggles, and we are no bigger than the circumstances which we permit to frighten or worry us.

Faith is a state of mind which has been called “the mainspring of the soul,” through which your aims, desires and plans may be translated into their physical equivalents.

Besides a positive mental attitude, free from negatives such as envy, hatred, jealousy and fear, applied faith has other fundamentals.

These include: A definiteness of purpose, supported by personal initiative or action . . . Recognition of the fact that every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent benefit; that temporary defeat is not failure until it has been accepted by you as such . . . The habit of expressing gratitude for one’s blessings daily, in the form of a prayer.

To create a mental attitude favorable for the expression of applied faith, follow these instructions:

1. Know what you want and determine what you will give in return for it.
2. When you affirm the object of your prayers, let your imagination see yourself already in possession of it.
3. Keep your mind open for guidance from within, and when you are inspired by “hunches”—take heed of them immediately, for they may bring you the answer you seek.
4. When you are overtaken by defeat, as you may be many times, remember that man’s faith is often tested in many ways, and defeat may be only your testing time; therefore, accept defeat only as an inspiration for greater effort.

There is no such reality as a “blanket” faith. You must have a definite objective, purpose, or desire before you can enjoy the benefits of applied faith. Faith is guidance from within which will not bring you that which you seek, but it will show you the path by which you may go after that which you desire.
Source: Success Unlimited, May 1955, pp. 20-21
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