What It Takes To Create Your Own Legacy

Here’s a tip: No matter how much money we might acquire it is not going to be guaranteed. Here’s an example for you to consider.

Many people are aware of the great Kennedy fortune. Some might even agree the family has a legacy. The catch is that most folks don’t know that it was Joe Kennedy who got things rolling (as a financier). Most do however know John F. Kennedy. An interesting paradox is that it was primarily things outside of money that he’s most known for wouldn’t you agree?
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‘Ya Gotta’ Believe!

Sometimes we go through points in our lives where things just don’t seem to be going right. I am sure we can all think back to one time or another where we can relate to this.

I wish I knew the answer to why this happens, but I don’t. Personally I chalk it up to another of life’s many mysteries. There lies the fact that with enough belief, the right help, and in some cases pure persistence we can turn these feelings around for the better.

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Success Doesn’t Come With A Guarantee

While it’s true that we’re never guaranteed success when we try something new, we can certainly take comfort in knowing that even if we fall flat on our face we’re still gaining life experiences and increasing our knowledge (thus getting us closer to our eventual achievement).

When I look at it like that it almost makes me want to fail as many times as I can — knowing that each time I’ll get a bit closer in my efforts.

The next time you find yourself faced with the question, “what if I fail”? Try turning that question around and ask yourself, “but what if I succeed?” The simple truth is that we have very little to lose when compared to what we have to gain!

It’s your life, LIVE BIG
Josh Hinds

* Author of Why Perfect Timing is a Myth: Tips for Staying Inspired and Motivated Day in and Day out!, It’s Your Life, Live BIG, and Motivational Quotes for Living BIG.

Take Charge And Learn A New Skill

If there’s one thing I’d recommend it would be to embark on a never ending journey of learning new skills and expanding your knowledge base! While many things change, there always seems to be a solid place for the person with multiple skills.

Another important thing to remember is that where you are now doesn’t have to be where you are in a month, a year, or 5 years from now. Amazing as it seems we can set out on a whole different journey by simply adopting the attitude of constant learning!

My friend, very few things in life can make us bullet proof! Yet acquiring various skills at least makes us Teflon coated (besides even if you never test your new skills in a job atmosphere at least it’ll make the journey a lot more enjoyable).

It’s your life, LIVE BIG
Josh Hinds

* Author of Why Perfect Timing is a Myth: Tips for Staying Inspired and Motivated Day in and Day out!, It’s Your Life, Live BIG, and Motivational Quotes for Living BIG.

Contrary To Popular Belief It Is Not Always About The Money

We’ve all heard story after story about the high priced computer programmers, executives, etc. that are getting paid huge amounts of money for their skills.

Such stories offer little comfort if you happen to be one of the unlucky souls trying to find quality people to join your organization. If you happen to fall in this category take heart…

Several weeks ago I was talking to a good friend of mine that I knew had been having a bit of a hard time finding someone for a position she was trying to fill. We got to chatting a bit and she went on to tell me that she’d just interviewed a woman who she really felt great about. The only catch it seemed was that she was expecting to be paid more than my friend was willing to offer. Since the job was for a university the pay was out of my friends’ hands. Well back to the drawing board it seemed…

But wait! Here’s where realizing that different things motivate different people is so important. I made a few suggestions and we bounced some ideas off of each other. The ideas centered around focusing on all the non-monetary perks that are involved in the particular job (i.e. the things that money can’t buy).

I knew my friend, and as such I knew that any department she was running was going to be a wonderful place to work. Therefore I suggested she encourage the prospective employee to speak candidly with others in the department so that she could see first hand what a good place it was to come to work to each day. I should say here that if your place of employment doesn’t fit in this category you’re going to see folks running out the door screaming with their resumes in hand if you try this approach :-).

Now I am sure you’re wondering what the result was, right? A few days ago I got a wonderful e-mail from my friend telling me she’d started thinking about what we’d discussed and called back the prospective employee. This time around she focused on the “perks” of the job. In this case the university actually allowed employees to go to school free! Needless to say the woman called back the same day and accepted the position.

My friend, never underestimate the power of the things that high salary can’t buy! You may be in a situation where you don’t have such obvious perks as my friend at the university did. Trust me when I tell you that with a little searching (and asking fellow employees) you’ll find a good list of things as well. Perhaps it is the opportunity to work with a top sales person in the industry.

I can tell you from experience that many a high quality person has gone to work for less just because they saw an opportunity to work next to “top performers” in their industry (and gain invaluable experience from having learned from them). In short, whatever situation you’re in don’t short change yourself, chances are very good that you have something wonderful to offer. You just haven’t thought of it yet…

It’s your life, LIVE BIG
Josh Hinds

* Author of Why Perfect Timing is a Myth: Tips for Staying Inspired and Motivated Day in and Day out!, It’s Your Life, Live BIG, and Motivational Quotes for Living BIG.