I remember watching the movie “Dead Poet’s Society” when it was first released in the theaters. Robin Williams’s character is a professor who wants his students to think for themselves, so he makes them stand on top of their desks to view things in a different way. That really stuck with me.
My dictionary tells me that personality is the “personal or individual quality that makes one person be different and act differently from another.”
Personality is “the total physical, intellectual and emotional structure of an individual, including abilities, interests and attitudes.”
Personality is the sum total of all of our qualities. With this in mind, let’s explore the benefits and ramifications of a pleasing personality.
Today at lunch… one of the hostesses came by and, with a pleasant smile, asked us about our meal. We commented that it was delicious, and she said, “I’m really pleased. We’re glad you folks are here, eating with us.” After she left I commented to my wife that she was certainly a pleasant, attractive, personable young woman and my wife wholeheartedly agreed.
You may not have a long term life vision, but you can have a six month or one year vision. The questions to ask yourself are:
– One year from now I will have accomplished … (add at least three things)
– When you do accomplish those things what will you have?
– What will you think of yourself?
– How will you talk to yourself?
Get a bunch of magazines and cut out words, pictures, articles and quotes that reflect your vision and what you will have. Put them in an album. Look at the album at least once a week.
For some strange reason there are millions of us who believe that if a little of something is good for us, a lot would be even better. Sometimes that is true, but frequently it is not.
For example, if a non-swimmer has fallen into water over his head, if you throw him one end of a rope, that’s good. If you throw him both ends of the rope, that’s bad.
In physical fitness, many people believe that if jogging two miles a day is good for you, ten miles would be better. Many people believe that if one particular medication once a day is good for them, two should be twice as good.
Think of your body as a high-powered, finely engineered transportation vehicle, like a space shuttle. Instead of liquid hydrogen, your body is powered by your own intake. The food you eat is the fuel that energizes the vehicle.
What you put in your fuel tank is burned by your high performance activity or – in the case of low-octane, junk food – is deposited in your engine. Think of your mind as the driver who takes control of and steers your body to victory or hits the wall.
“You’ve got to learn to lose in order to win” sounds like strange advice, but the man who says it has earned over three hundred million dollars. Even in today’s economy, that’s a considerable sum of money. Here’s the story.
In 1958, brothers Frank and Dan Carney started a pizza parlor across from their family’s grocery store. Their goal was to pay for their college educations. Nineteen years later, Frank Carney sold the 3,100-outlet chain called “Pizza Hut” for three hundred million dollars.
Cal Ripken is known for breaking Ty Cobb’s “unbreakable” record of playing in 2,130 consecutive professional baseball games, and for signing a five-year contract for more than $30 million in the 1990s. However, during one particular year of that contract, Cal got only about one hit for every four times at bat. Think about it. If you had failed three times out of four in your job, how would you feel about it? What would your self-image or picture of yourself be?
When you plan and prepare carefully, you can legitimately expect to have success in your efforts. When you recognize and develop the winning qualities that you were born with, the winner you were born to be emerges.
When you plan and prepare to make a sale, for example, you can legitimately expect to make a sale. Although not all your expectations are going to come to pass, you give yourself an infinitely better chance of succeeding by taking the proper steps.
How do you achieve self-mastery? Mastery comes from confidence. Confidence comes from experience. Experience comes from practice. Practice comes from commitment. And commitment comes from vision. Please read that last paragraph again. Then do the arithmetic backward and you have a roadmap to success. And notice that it all starts with vision.
Every thing that manifests in your life is a result of the vision you have for yourself. Everything. One of the common mistakes people make is to say things, like, “But I don’t really have a vision.”contraire … EVERYONE has a vision.
There are three focuses you can have on working this great business, and each one will bring you success, but only one will truly create momentum. And in this Nugget, I want to share with you the way to ignite a fire of success in your business and drive it to the heights of any success you seek!!!!
The First Focus is:
This will create a steady paycheck for you, and will move a lot of product. Retailing can be a slower way to work this business, but many people are happy with an extra 1000.00 a month, and want no more.