Effort vs. Apathy by Jim Stovall

In business and in life, we should celebrate our victories and learn from our mistakes.  Mistakes are never failure unless we quit.

Mistakes can be the fertilizer for future success, and the experience can create building blocks for greatness.  All mistakes are not created equal.  There are mistakes that involve effort and then there are mistakes that involve apathy.

Effort is the one element that has to exist in all success formulas.  Nothing worthwhile ever happens without our own best efforts. Sometimes, these efforts involve us making an error or mistake.

The Procrastination Predicament By Jim Stovall

Success is often a matter of doing the important things long before they become urgent.

Recently, I read about a college professor who was teaching a basic course to three separate classes. In this particular course, the total grade was determined by one final paper to be turned in at the end of the semester.

In one class, he told the students they could turn in their final paper any day up to and including the final day of the semester. In the second class, he gave them milestones every few weeks throughout the semester that the students had to adhere to. And in the third class, he let the students set their own deadlines or milestones.

Can You Handle the Boredom of Success? By Jim Rohrbach

“Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison

What’s your idea of making it BIG? Do you hold some picture of how Donald Trump is portrayed in the media: living in a fabulous penthouse, washing down caviar with champagne before surf and turf, golfing/schmoozing/partying with the rich and famous every day, even having your own TV show? That’s what it’s all about … or so you think.

Get Used to Uncertainty By Marcia Wieder

Marcia Wieder motivational coachCan you imagine actually being comfortable with the unknown and uncertainty? Uncertainty provides an opportunity to stop, check in and make powerful choices to clear away what’s no longer true, so you have more time and space for new dreams that are aligned with who you are now.

As we become comfortable with uncertainty we can have more clarity about how we want our life to be. This is exceptionally useful since the truth of life is, it’s more uncertain than certain.

Lighting the Way by Jim Stovall

* Tips for finding, and creating a winning experience with a mentor.

We can learn concepts from reading or listening, but most of us really learn how to do things from observing others and then repeating their actions.  People whom we observe and emulate are often called mentors.

In ancient Italy, the streets were very narrow and winding.  There were many canals and unexpected waterways.  This created a beautiful cityscape during daylight but a treacherous obstacle course in the dark of night.

The “Trust You Factor” By Bob Burg

Bob Burg - speaker and authorAnyone who’s read my book, Endless Referrals or attended my live program knows my basic premise of sales success and that is, “All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like and trust.” This is also true when in the Winning Without Intimidation process of trying to persuade a difficult person to your point of view.

Let’s focus our discussion today, not on “know” or “like” but on trust.

Presentation Skills – Dial In The Tone by Tony Jeary

Tony Jeary - motivational presenterOne of the primary tenets of any successful presentation (a presentation is defined as any time you talk to one or more people) design is the establishment of “tone.”

When it comes to presentations, the term tone refers to much more than merely an individual’s “tone of voice.” The tone of a presentation is really about audience perception.

The simple truth is that your success or failure at anything — whether ordering a hamburger in a restaurant or speaking to a 5,000 person assembly — is largely contingent upon how you are received by the person or persons you are speaking to.

Persistence Grows Your Root System by Vic Johnson

Vic Johnson motivational speaker and author“The person of good and lawful purpose cannot fail. It only needs that he daily renew the fire and energy of his fixed resolve, to consummate his object.” – The Mastery of Destiny

It is the great equalizer for all of those reaching for success. It overcomes lack of education, money, talent, intelligence, looks and all other seeming advantages. President Calvin Coolidge said nothing could take its place: “Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

To Play Big You Have To Act Big By Pegine Echevarria

Pegine Echevarria motivational speakerTo play big in life and work you have to act big. I don’t mean that you have to act superior to anyone or believe that you are better than someone else.

When you act that way you are really acting very small and insecure. When you behave in a way of superiority you are letting your ego take over and eventually you will pay the price.

Competing with someone else gives you a false sense of superiority or bigness.

The people who act big believe that within themselves they are gifted with the talent, determination, faith and persistence to be the best they can be.

Have You Been Verbed Yet? By Dewaker Basnet

Verb always inspires, for a verb is an action word. It is action that propels us to move mountains and tear seas apart.

It is action that motivates us to look forward to the next day with an eye of enthusiasm, passion and purpose. It is action that shifts our focus from “arm chair dude” to “get your hands dirty” dude.

If you just reflect on all the accomplishments that you have had in your life, 99% of them have been action oriented. Be it winning the hundred meters dash during your growing years, or the big corporate deal for your company wherein you spent days and nights preparing for the final presentation. It is action that gives each one of us the highest spirit of performance.