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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Time Management is Not Enough.

Time management is extremely important but a successful leader must manage more than time.

For a leader to be a success, time management is certainly one of the areas they need to focus on but time management alone is not enough.Moggollon Rim AZ bike trail

 

A successful leader also knows the importance of managing their emotions. Nobody wants to hang around an emotional time bomb that may “go off” any minute. Successful leaders know when to display emotions and when to delay them. Bottom line putting others, not yourself first in how to handle and process them.

 

Successful leader knows to manage their priorities and also manage their energy.

 

We often talk about the sacrifices needed to become successful and the need to pay the price for success, which is often time with family. Balance their personal life as well. What good is it for someone to climb to the top of the success ladder, at the cost of losing their marriage of alienating their children? If you blow managing yourself at home,  that will have a negative impact that will spill over into all areas of your life including your work. Successful leader know they must manage their personal life.

 

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”, is one of the biggest lies ever told (over and over again). Successful leaders know that the power is immense, and know to manage the words they chose.

 

Successful leaders understand the importance of managing their thinking, not only the value of setting aside time to mentally process and plan but their thinking process. Thoughts are things, your mind will give you back what you put into it. So fill your mind with inspirational and motivational thoughts.

 

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

 

Do You Lead or Just Manage?

Being a good manager, doesn’t make you a leader. Leadership is more than being a good manager.rr yeild sign

 

Leadership is more than good management, as people are more than projects, as movement is more than maintenance, as vision is more than procedure, action is more than reaction and relationships are more than rules.

 

Leaders think long term, a good manager may keep the business running at peak efficiency but what value would it be if it was still cranking out rotary phones.

 

Managers rely on rules to make sure everything they oversee stays on track. Leaders push boundaries, think outside the box, they desire to find a better way, to make improvements. They like to see progress.

 

Management is about control, control costs,control efficiency, control quality. Leadership is more about releasing control. Leaders look for good people, invest in them, push them up, to the point where they are empowered to perform. A good leaders goal is to see members of the team finding their own new ways to get things done.

 

Successful leaders understand the importance of managing their thinking, not only the value of setting aside time to mentally process and plan but their thinking process. Thoughts are things, your mind will give you back what you put into it. So fill your mind with inspirational and motivational thoughts.

 

 

Holding a Top Position in Your Company Doesn’t Make You A Leader

Leadership is not about a position, successful leadership is about influence. Good leaders believe in themselves and their leadership. they are confident if others wouldcustomer follow them, the team would benefit.

 

People follow leaders who care. Many “leaders” try to move others by criticizing them or by intimidation. People will generally respond by becoming defensive, or isolating themselves. they will produce just enough to keep their job (until they find something else and then leave). A “leader” can’t antagonize and influence at the same time.

 

People also follow leaders they trust, people with character. We tend to put a lot of emphasis on intelligence and skill in this country. and while these things are important, what is more important is Character.

 

People follow leaders they respect, leaders that are competent. Respect is almost always gained when difficulties arise. Poor leaders demand respect, while competent leaders command respect. A leader thinking they can do a job has confidence. A leader that actually can do it. has competence, and there’s no substitute for that.

 

People follow leaders that are committed and consistent. Even if your care for, are honest with people and can perform your job well unless you are consistent people will not depend on you and will not trust you.

 

If you work to do all these things with the people in your business your leadership will be successful. Successful leadership is about influence, not about position.

 

 

The Secret of Success, Simple, but not Easy!

If ninety five percent of people are either failing or falling short, then what is it the five percent that achieve success do?Cool Mountain Town

 

We all have 24 hours in our day, 168 hours in a week. Fundamentally we all perform pretty much the same actions everyday. We eat, sleep, think, talk and listen.

 

Gold medlist eat and sleep, as do people 30 pounds overweight. Successful entrepreneurs think, feel and have relationships with other people. So do people who are unemployed or even living on the street.

 

So what is the difference, it’s not hereditary, education, looks or inheritance. It’s the simple, positive actions we chose everyday, repeated over time. Its the simple error in judgement repeated over time.

 

We know what we are supposed to eat, fresh fruits, vegetables, more fish and poultry than beef etc.. that is simple. But why do so many of us chose to go out and chow down on cheeseburgers and fries every day?

 

Because it won’t kill us. at least not today. It may take 30 years. It’s not 1 junk food meal it’s the thousands over time. Not eating it won’t save you either today but compounded over time it can and probably will. A simple positive action or a simple error in judgment, simple but not easy.

 

Read something motivational and inspirational or watch a fictional drama on tv. Hit the treadmill in the morning or sit and watch the morning news eating a donut and drinking coffee. We could go on and on.

 

It’s those little things that will bring you success in your life, simple, tiny things that nobody will see, nobody will applaud or even notice. Things that at the time you may feel make no difference, like they don’t matter. They do.

 

 

Are You Sure You’re Ready to be Your Own Boss?

There are reasons why every person doesn’t go out and start their own business, and it’s more than just the hard work involved.surprised face

Face it, there’s something painless and even comfortable about going to a job everyday. Even if you have to wake up everyday earlier than you would like at least you don’t have to think about your work after you walk out that door at the end of the day. Not to mention that steady paycheck, the benefits and the snacks in the breakroom.

However things have changed and the fact is this way of life does have some risks. The 1950’s are gone, that steady paycheck, well job security isn’t what it used to be now is it. Those benefits, well the “affordable healthcare act” may not have the impact many imagined it would.

Being your own boss, becoming an entrepreneur obviously requires a different set of skills, including personality and psychological traits from a W-2 earner.

As different as the skill sets and traits of an entrepreneur may seem, I believe that anyone that wants to be an entrepreneur can be. You have to learn to think and act like a business owner, take charge of your life and branch out from any narrow thinking you might have and add some skills to your life but once you make that commitment do that the hardest part is over.

You must have a system in place to efficiently build your business. You can get your very own automated online marketing system, have full access to thousands of dollars worth of the top tools, trainings, and business building software for just pennies a day you can use to promote your business online and take it to the next level.

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