WHY BEING REALISTIC HOLDS YOU BACK

If you want to be certain that you will never face a challenge or find yourself in a difficult bind, then it is very important to have tame and realistic goals. Goals that you know you can achieve with minimal effort and hardship. However, if you want to have any degree of excitement and experience real growth in your life, then you’re going to have to make plans and set goals that other people will very likely label as unrealistic. These kind of goals often come with a high degree of risk. You rarely know how you are going to achieve them until you get started. And more often than not, the result you achieve will not be exactly what you set out to do in the first place. Many of the famous entertainers, doctors and scientists that we admire in our society today became well known because they achieved unrealistic goals. They had the courage to set the goals and the perseverance to bring them into reality. Unrealistic goal setters tend to be happier, more positive people. The…
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2020 – It’s the Year of the Business Woman

When the first generation of women entered the workforce in earnest in the 1970s, they succeeded in the only way they could – by imitating men.  Authoritarian leadership and tight control was the hallmark of that day’s businessman, and women were not exactly welcomed into the ranks of management.  Well ladies, that was yesterday, and today is today! Forget what your mama or your boss told you, because following the rules can be bad for your career.  Today’s CEO/entrepreneur can no longer tap his/her company’s full potential using a “command-and-control” style.  The 21st century business woman needs to be able to build a vision based on the awareness of economic transformation, then help her partners and staff fulfill that vision.  She must draw on a wide range of skills to get to the top and stay there.  Following are 7 Key Characteristics that are essential: Sell the Vision: A leader with a fresh, independent plan for her company’s growth and future has a distinct adva…
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Catch the Spirit of the Entrepreneur

Grabbing opportunities with open arms is often easier to talk about than to actually do. Most people find themselves dreaming about being rich but never actually doing anything about it. A combination of procrastination and 'what if' syndrome can cripple your creative spirit and might mean your idea will never become a reality. Socrates said "Action equals knowledge'. He was one of the greatest philosophers of our time. What he meant was that it is through action that we achieve results. For example, you could think about learning Spanish for months, imagining the holidays you will take and the people you will communicate with. You can dream forever but accomplish nothing unless you actually make the effort to start taking lessons. Much like the martial arts approach - the idea is to take action immediately and avoid over analyzing the situation. Do you want to start your own business but are afraid of what kinds of things can go wrong? What if your initial investment…
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12 Tips for Nurturing Your Personal Freedom

There’s a lot of pressure to conform to society’s definition of success. Right from school, you hear that there is pretty much one path. A good job, a one-way upwards career trajectory, a family, big house, lots of money. But your personal freedom doesn’t get mentioned. Nor does inner peace. But you don’t have to step too far outside your regular life to allow space for greater contentment, and freedom from the anxieties and pressures of modern life. There are some key things you can do right now to nurture your personal freedom and achieve greater contentment with your life. Let go of past hurts and sufferings, acknowledging what you have learned along the way. Believe in your heart that you deserve love and good things in your life and that you wish these for the other people in your life. Act kindly in your interactions with other people, whether it’s friends, family, colleagues or the person you walk past in the street. People will remember how you treated the…
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In Business It’s Just as Important to Sell YOU!

When many business owners start out, they tend to emulate those they respect in their industry. This is not a mistake but rather a first step on the path to real business success. You will know that you’re on the road to long-standing success, however, when you’re able to sell YOU rather than to stand in the shadows of your mentor, coach, or business idol. Here’s how to let your personality shine through for better business today and tomorrow. * Be yourself - One of the easiest ways to be yourself and share your true personality is through your communications. This can be through your email messages, your blog posts, your social networking interactions and through your content efforts. When you write or speak with anyone in your industry - client, prospects or business associates, let your personality and communication style shine through.   For example, if you have a knack for colorful metaphors, use them. If you have a very animated face when you speak, don…
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The Top Ten Success Skills Anyone Should Have

When it comes to success, there are a few basics skills you should not only have, but work on improving and mastering over time. They will greatly increase your chances of reaching your goals and making great things happen. Let’s quickly run through the list. Success Skill # 1 Goal Setting Your goals are your roadmap and compass. Without a goal, it’s hard to know what you should be working on or when you’ve succeeded. Always start by setting a well-defined goal and if possible put a deadline on it. Success Skill # 2 Decision Making A big part of being successful is making the right decisions. What path should you take, what should you work on next. Those are important choices that influence all aspects of your life. Get comfortable making decisions and learn what you can do to pick the right one more often than not. Practice and experience are great teachers here. Success Skill # 3 Time Management Time is our most limited resource. To make the most o…
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6 Hobbies You Can Turn Into A Side Hustle

Wouldn’t it be great if you can make money from your hobbies? You’d be doing something you love and earning money on the side, too! In this article, I’m going to show you 6 popular hobbies that you can easily turn into a side hustle. 1. Writing If you love writing, then you’ve got quite a few side hustling options to consider. You can start a blog, you can do freelance writing (copywriting pays pretty well!), you can even write eBooks. You can even commission poems and sell these for a nice profit. 2. Graphic design If you’re more into art and drawing, and you basically have a good eye for design, then you can sell your designs at various marketplaces online. You can design t-shirts and sell it on social media. You can have people pay you to create logos, social media graphics, icons, infographics and various artwork. 3. Singing If you’ve got a good voice, you can sing in bars, clubs or restaurants. Or you can join a band and be their lead or backup vocal…
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