Are You a Leader that Thinks Big?

No leader sets out to be closed minded, but you should consider reasons why you should make every effort to become a Big-thinker.Moggollon Rim AZ bike trail

 

As a leader there are many things you must do for your people. As a leader you must have the vision that allows you to size up situations, seeing the big picture, being able to take into account many possible variables and discern the possibilities as well as potential problems.

 

A big-thinker leader can paint a picture for their team of the vision of the goal, and help them accomplish the goal. Big picture thinking allows you to enjoy more success. People who constantly are looking at the whole picture have the best chance of success in any endeavor.

 

We all know success requires being focused, by putting the daily activities in context of the end goal by seeing the big picture though big thinking you will be successful in staying on target.

 

Big-picture thinking also helps you to think “outside the box” and chart uncharted territory. The world is built by people who conceived it in their mind before anyone else did. The only way to move into uncharted territory is to think outside the box looking beyond the immediate and see the big-picture.

 

Andrew Carnegie said.” The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his mind may take possession of anything else which he is justly entitled.”

 

If you desire to seize new opportunities, reach new horizons, then you need to add big-thinking to your abilities, then keep learning, keep growing and keep looking at the big-picture!

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To Achieve Success You May Need to Change Your Thinking

While it is true that a person that knows how, may always have a job, but a person that knows why will always be their boss.

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People are of course very diverse, but one thing that is common that separates successful people from unsuccessful people is the the way successful people think.

 

The good news is that how successful people think can be learned, so if you change the way you think you can change your life.

 

Changing your thinking is not automatic however, you must work at it. And it is not easy, Albert Einstein said, “Thinking is hard work; that’s why so few do it”. Because thinking is so hard you want to use resources available to help you improve the process, fortunately you can get an app to help you with that.

 

Changing your thinking may be worth the effort and investment though as, good thinking can do many things for you such as generate revenue, solve problems and create new opportunities.

 

Gold mines tap out and stock markets crash, but a human mind with the ability to think is like a diamond mine that never runs out, fact is more wealth is created in depressed economic times than in prosperous times.

 

Napoleon Hill said, “More fold has been mined from the thoughts of man than has ever been taken from the earth”.

 

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So You Say You Can’t Sell – I don’t Believe You.

Since selling is simply an act of persuasion, unless you were a starving baby with a constant dirty diaper, I believe you know how to persuade people. Hopefully your Cool Mountain Townpersuasion techniques been refined over the years.

 

Selling is not about convincing people to give you money, for a product or service they really have no need for, so you can get their money from them.

 

Instead, selling is about building a relationship to better understand their needs, so that you can provide the solution to their need.

 

In other words selling is about persuading people or business owners that you have the solutions they need to improve their standard of living or push their business to greater levels of success and profitability.

 

Sounds like a pretty noble profession to me and you can be a part of it. You just need to believe for great things and work on your personal development.

 

Norman Vincent Peale said,”Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture….. Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.”

 

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The Thought of You Being Afraid of Success is Absurd.. Or Is It?

Sounds absurd, but the fact is like those who are afraid of failure, plenty are afraid of success and constantly make up excuses for not chasing their dreams are obviously Moggollon Rim AZ bike trailneed to focus on personal development.

 

Many of us have grandparents that lived during the great depression, an era of American history that rooted an entire generation in a scarcity mindset. These great depression era Americans passed onto their children these ideas about money who passed them down to their children.

 

While the conscious, intellectual level of your mind knows you have done everything to be successful, the subconscious, preconditioned level of your mind has been preconditioned, likely since your childhood with “money doesn’t grow on trees”, “a penny saved is a penny earned”, “money is the root of all evil” ( which is NOT anywhere in the Bible, by the way, you’ve been lied too).

 

You need to understand the beliefs that you hold and work to change those beliefs you have in your subconscious mind.

 

Yes with success will come changes, you must be honest with yourself about that, but avoiding the outcome will only hurt you in the end, it important to find your true fears and work toward stamping out your fears.

 

Focus on the “why”, and keep in mind that sometimes the changes you make in the pursuit of your dreams will bring you happiness beyond imagination.

 

David Rockefeller said,” success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” I believe that still holds true.

 

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What Are You Afraid Of?

Fear robs many of us of success, we can understand the fear of failure and stop making these excuses that are robbing you of success.another pic of cool mountain town

 

We all have known people who have the knowledge, talent, resources, drive and determination, yet they fall short of achieving success.

 

Many times these people suffer from the fear of failure. They would rather suffer through the same daily routine (even if they hate it), than attempt something new. They would rather not try, than try and come up short, thereby never succeeding.

 

You will hear them utter these excuses:

“Its a dumb idea”

“This isn’t the right time to ________________.”

“I need to research this more before ______________.”

“I need to get some things in order before _____________”.

“I need to__________ have to _______ want to______ don’t want to____.”

 

One excuse after another about how they would but…..

 

Probably one of FDR’s most famous quotes is “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

While I believe that to be true, I also believe something a mentor of mind told me many years ago.

 

He told me that “FEAR stood for False Evidence Appearing Real” which I also believe and if 98% of the things we fear might happen never do, it seems a waste of time and energy to worry about them, after all do you really thing worrying about the small percentage (2%) will prevent it?

 

“High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.” – Robert H. Schuller

 

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Want Success? Stop Asking the Wrong Questions!

Since questions are vital to your success to qualify a prospective prospect and to determine how you can fill what needs they have, it is also important you are not asking Moggollon Rim AZ bike trailyourself the wrong questions.

 

Many of us have asked ourselves, How can I make so and so do such and such? You can’t. as I mentions in a previous post you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. That being the case it is better for you to put your energy where it would do the most good, to achieve the success you must concentrate on what is within your control.

 

Asking whose fault it is, may seem to help you gain awareness of a situation, but in reality may make things worse.That question wastes time and energy, when it would be far more productive to concentrate on finding a solution instead of on hunting down the culprit  responsible.

 

How can I do this faster? For some jobs speed is the most important thing, like in emergency rescues, calf roping. In other jobs like, brain surgery, bomb making etc… you definitely want to slow down and take your time, so be careful with that question. Don’t confuse speed with efficiency. If you can do it quickly that is better, as long as you maintain quality, getting it done right is the main goal.

 

When working for yourself you may sometimes ask yourself. Do I really have to? The answer is no you don’t. You can go back to that dead end 9-5 job you hated.

 

If you find yourself asking yourself this question it is time to remind yourself of your “why”.

 

Running your own business, whether a traditional, brick and mortar or you work from home, is not easy, it is important to fill your mind with positive, inspirational and motivational thoughts and ideas,  not to worry now you can get an App for that.

 

Your Procrastination May be Killing Your Success.

You will never achieve success if you procrastinate, and lets face it, practically everyone who has ever been interested in self improvement has been guilty of procrastination at some point. Go ahead, just admit it.

I admit it,  one of the things I struggle with the most is procrastination. I tend to want be an expert on everything before I take action. I tell myself I am working towards success by reading, studying and learning more about it.

 

I have the Nike symbol on my computer to constantly remind myself to “Just Do It”. Whatever works I guess!

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When you procrastinate, whatever you should be doing, doesn’t get done, over time, you’ll feel worse and worse and more and more guilty about your not taking action. And as your feeling of guilt for your procrastination rises, the possibility of your ever taking action decreases even more.

 

You need to change your mindset, rid yourself of procrastination. There will never be a better time to start than right now. Take positive action right now, because after all with positive action, comes positive feelings, positive energy, resulting in positive results.

 

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided” – Tony Robbins

 

For many years I have been buying books and tapes/cds for inspiration and motivation, now I have an App for that.

 

What Do You Call Success?

Success and goals, can’t be undefined, they need to be specific.000_0079

 

When I ask, most people I talk to say they want to be successful or they want to have a lot of money or they want to be rich. But what is success? What is a lot of money? what is being rich?

 

Those are very unspecific answers and can be defined differently by everyone. Making a goal specific is the only way you will be able to figure out the necessary steps to achieve your ultimate goal.

 

Your goal can’t be for example: I want to have a lot of money. Rather it needs to be more like: When I turn 65, my goal is to have $1,00,000 in the bank, the house paid off, have a cabin at canyon lake paid off, have 4 rental homes also paid for so that I can live off the rental income with out having to worry about whether social security is around or not.

 

Having a specific goal enables you to create a detailed picture in your mind, giving you a much greater chance of achieving it.

 

Ask yourself: What does it look like, taste like smell like? When do you see yourself reaching it?

 

Andrew Carnegie said.” The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his mind may take possession of anything else which he is justly entitled.”

 

It is important to start your day with positive, inspirational and motivational thoughts and ideas for you to excel and achieve success, that has become easier because you can get an App to help you with that.

 

Is It Any Wonder Why So Many Dislike Salespeople?

It really has more to do with the training or lack thereof, than the salespeople themselves.Cool Mountain Town

 

First of all I believe we are all involved in sales to some degree. Seriously, if you ever sent out on a date or if you have ever been hired for a job, you convinced somebody else they should take an action that you wanted.

 

The real problem is that some have chosen sales as a career, yet they are not professional salespeople. Some have have skills that have not developed developed since they were infants and wanted to be changed.

 

A true professional salesperson doesn’t manipulate someone into buying something they really don’t have a need for ( they would be a con man, not a salesman )

 

True professional sales people know that to improve their success they need to qualify their prospects to make the best use of their time.

 

You can break down your prospects into 4 groups:

 

First you have your prospects who are no more ready to buy your product than fly to the moon (you know who they are ). Don’t invest your precious time here.

 

Next you have prospects that express an interest in what you offer without revealing any need. That being the case, their interest is shallow and while they are nice people they will never come through with a commitment.

 

The third type of prospect has evident needs, but they tend to look for the quick fix, the cheap price and “too good to be true” kind of deal. While they have evident needs, they too caught up trying  all these substitute solutions that don’t work but drain their cash, time and energy preventing you from reaping any success with them.

 

Never waste your time and their time with the first three. Oh you might make a sale once in awhile. But more often than not,a salesperson, not professionally trained to qualify their prospects correctly will only create negative feelings by wasting their time.

 

A true successful professional salesperson, invests their time with the fourth type of prospect, those that have a genuine need, are willing to admit it are are prepaid to take action once you present a reasonable solution.

 

David Rockefeller said,” success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” I believe that still holds true.

Running your own business is not easy, it is important to fill your mind with positive, inspirational and motivational thoughts and ideas,  not to worry now you can get an App for that.

How does Character Matter to Success

Don’t kid yourself, character counts!

What does character have to do with success, many could name lists of people of questionable character that have achieved success. My question is, but is it lasting success?Moggollon Rim AZ bike trail

Character is more than integrity and morals, character is about our person hood, who we are, are our actions the same publicly as they are when no one is around (and will never know).

 

Abraham Lincoln said “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing”.

 

At some level we all know “success” involves more than talent or ability. It has to do with person hood as well.

 

Most people will say, (unless they have been asleep for the past 15 years) that character counts. I am here to say does affect performance, look at Enron, Anderson and the fall of individual superstars whose character somehow got in the way.

 

If people have good character, their ethics and integrity will be such that you can trust them, that they will not cheat you, steal from you or lie to you. They can be trusted. You don’t have to watch you back constantly and you can sleep at night.

 

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