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  • Make Your Own Success with Daily Affirmations

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    Motivation takes many forms. For some, it is the end game—the promise of a goal yet to be achieved. For others, it is a collection of well-crafted rules and guidelines that narrow the path forward. No straying, no flailing. Eyes on the prize.
    While some high-performers eschew the idea of affirmation as a motivation—claiming it creates a false, fluffy reality—it has clear purpose as an impetus for growth.
    1. Bookend your day with self-affirmations—one in the morning and one at night.
    This is an ideal way to bracket the work you’ve done in a spirit of positivity and forward momentum.
    2. Whenever you accomplish something positive in your day, write it down. 
    At the end of the day or week, review the list to remind yourself of how often you do good deeds—for yourself and others.
    3. Don’t forget that YOU are as important as your peers and family.
    These affirmations aren’t just about what you accomplish to help and support other people.
    4. Remember: Little things are the big things. 
    We may think that a pat on the back or a smile during a co-worker’s stressful morning is of no consequence.
    5. Profess; don’t confess.
    For many, the temptation to sidestep into confessional thinking is strong. But the object of self-affirmation is not to counterbalance good deeds and heartfelt intention with guilt.
    6. For every good deed you affirm, think of another you can perform the following day. 
    Ask yourself what skills you’re not using and what passions you’re not sharing
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  • Stay Motivated When You Focus on the Benefits & Not On the Problems

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    Staying motivated when trying to reach a goal is one of the most difficult things to do. The long-term goal can seem too far off and difficult to reach.
    We've all had them. Goals we set that we never achieve. Over the years, setting and sticking to them has been difficult. You might have tried to write a book. Or lose weight. Or start a business. Or any number of other personal or business goals.
    Focusing on the benefits helps you see the reason you are working so hard. For example, after working out, when you're exhausted, you feel grateful.
    Focusing on the benefits of your goal gives you a sense of accomplishment. For example, a healthy lifestyle is a benefit of eating healthful foods and exercising.
    When things become difficult, you are tempted to quit. By focusing on the benefits of your goal, you can see the reasons you want to continue. Your difficulties will seem less.
    Very difficult goals (like losing weight) need extra motivation. Focusing on the benefits of losing weight can help you stay motivated to exercise.
    Focusing on the benefits of your goal instead of the difficulties allows you to focus solely on one specific step of the goal. For example, suppose your overall goal is to run a marathon. One of the steps is to run 3 miles a day.
    People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, therapists

  • Find Self Motivation to Make Positive Changes

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    How Self Motivation Results in Positive Action I believe we are spiritual beings living physical lives. To make the most of this life, we have to take care of, nurture, and most importantly listen to the clues that our spirit gives us. This happens mostly through gut intuition and feelings we have.
    Taking the First Step Toward Positive Change The first step is exactly where a lot of people get stuck. Even those with greater awareness and knowledge can struggle.
    Use Momentum as Self Motivation to Change Momentum is a force that makes it easier for someone who's successful to do what's right rather than what's wrong.
    A body in motion will remain in motion, and a body at rest will remain at rest. So, what should we want to do? Get into motion!
    People who should listento this show are entrepreneurs

  • How to Succeed In Business By Paying It Forward to Customers

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    business leaders need to be able to meet the speed and access expectations of modern consumers. Traditional business models must evolve to a position beyond modern standards to be significant in the marketplace.
     
    So how can businesses differentiate themselves?
     
    By embracing a “pay it forward” business model and putting the needs of customers first.
     
    Putting Others Before Self
     
    Service leadership is the pillar of my business philosophy, and it was a foundational pillar in the life of Zig Ziglar. Ziglar famously said, “You can have everything you want in life if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
     
    3 Ways to Create a Pay-It-Forward Mindset
     
    As Ziglar reassured me many years ago when I first listened to his cassettes, success should break in your favor if you help others get what they want. That is easy to say, but how can business leaders put this wisdom into practice? I recommend three steps to get you started:
    1. Disrupt the Status Quo
    2. Flip the Script
     
    If a customer has a problem, address the issue ASAP with as few questions as possible. The most powerful form of advertising is word of mouth, and businesses that maintain a great reputation and reliable product are rewarded with customer loyalty.
    3. Find the Pain Points
     
    When a business offers a product or service that addresses your most pressing need, it is a win-win. Your problem has been solved, and the business has created a lifelong customer. Customers want to do business with companies that address their needs and solve their problems as opposed to a business solely focused on making a profit.
    People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, career coaches

  • 11 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

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    Someone tells you it’s important to wake up early in the morning and exercise. You know that you’ll benefit from that kind of discipline, but say to yourself: “I could never do that. I’m terrible at waking up early. Plus, I get tired too quickly.”
    What about this? You know you should look for another job. The one you have is not giving room for progress. Still, you can’t find the strength to quit and move on. You’re afraid of failure.
    Or this? You see a charismatic person getting all the attention during a meeting. You admire their ability to speak confidently and convince everyone to consider their point of view. You think to yourself, “I could never do that.”
    Did you recognize yourself in any of these low-esteem situations? They are quite different, but there’s a personality feature that connects them all: lack of self-confidence. In its most basic form, low self-confidence is about feeling worthless. And it’s manifested in our activity (or inactivity), what we say, and what we think.
    A list of realistic things you want to accomplish in both the short and longterm. Why realistic? Well, if there’s no chance to become an astronaut, for example, don’t make it a goal. It will only stymie you. Think of things you could accomplish, but still haven’t found the courage to try.
    A list of things you’re grateful for. This one should be easy—a list of family members, friends, partners, treats and toys you enjoy, experiences you’ve had, and so on.
    A list of things you’re proud of. Were you chosen among many other candidates for a job? Did you get a degree? Can you do a headstand? Do you own a home?
    People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs

  • 5 Steps to Building the Perfect Partnership

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    launched with five proven principles:
    1. Know Thyself and Know Thy Partners
    “You can’t make a good deal with a bad person,” Warren Buffett once said. He would know. Buffett, and his partner Charlie Munger, have been working together since 1959.
    2. Start with Clear Communication and Expectations
    Have adult conversations from the get-go. Establish who is responsible for what parts of the business. Make the partnership terms clear and concise, and be sure to write them down. A single page summary of responsibilities should do to start.
    3. Get It In Writing
    Speaking of writing, craft a strategy not only for success, but for failure. Put your goals and mission in clear, concise language.
    4.Partner With People Who Have Strengths That Complement Your Own
    There’s little sense in partnering with a great copywriter if you’re also a great copywriter. But if you can find a great partner with strengths in areas where you are weak, then the synergy (and potential success) is automatically greater.
    5. Partner with Individuals Committed to Personal Development
    “We both share the theory that you should hang around good people,” Munger said about his relationship with Buffett. “Always behave better every year than you behaved the previous year. Warren and I don’t agree on everything, and yet we’re respectful of one another.”
    People who should listen to the show are entrepreneurs

  • Creating the Perfect Offer

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    But remember what you offer is NOT the same thing as what your business does. This is a KEY distinction that far too many business owners fail to realize.
    what you'll be promoting is a specific something… a combination of features, benefits, scarcity and guarantees, that are precisely matched to your target customer.
    Those components make up a specific WIDGET … and how you write that out in words is your OFFER. As you describe your offer in your sales material, you need to focus 90% on the outcome that the people listening to you will experience when they buy from you. 
    Plan to sell from the very beginning - While in most cases you don't want to pounce on a person like a hungry lion the minute they open your letter, email or social media post,
    Make them act now - Give your prospects a reason or reasons to act now!
    Tracking and measure - If you don't track your marketing, how do you know what's working and what's not?
    Individual results may and will vary - Be cautious of "best practices" or broad statements about what is working today.
    People whoshouldlisten to this show are entrepreneurs

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