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Jul 23
Seven Steps to Success

“Seven Steps to Success
1) Make a commitment to grow daily.
2) Value the process more than events.
3) Don't wait for inspiration.
4) Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity.
5) Dream big.
6) Plan your priorities.
7) Give up to go up.”


― John C. Maxwell

Originally printed 

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/98622-seven-steps-to-success-1-make-a-commitment-to-grow 


Jan 20
Uncut Diamond

Imagine if you found an uncut diamond in the park.  You know that once it shaped and polished it would be worth thousands of dollars, but instead of taking it to the jeweler you put it in a little box and hide under your bed.
Will anyone ever see the beauty of that uncut diamond? 

The same thing is true about your vision without a plan.  You could've the best idea in the world, however, if don't work on making it great, then it is just be another wasted idea.

"If you plan to succeed, you will succeed with a plan." Jason Whiteman

Believe in your talents and abilities then share them with the world.

Left foot, right foot...

Jason Whiteman 



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Dec 06
​I'm Awesome, Confident & Extraordinary"

I'm Awesome, Confident & Extraordinary"
Rebuild you confidence in 7 minutes a day.

Minute 1. Say thank you and appreciate everything you have. When you say thank you, you begin to attract more. You may have old shoes, someone has no feet.
Minute 2. Think about what you want to accomplish that day. Set a couple of goals that you would like to accomplish. Start the day looking for positive opportunities.
Minute 3. Create a plan of action to overcome obstacles. Most obstacles can be avoided when we take the time to plan.
Minute 4. Review your performance. What did you do well? What would you have done differently?
Minute 5. Help someone. Focusing on others will help to free your mind from your issues.
Minute 6. Acknowledge 3 people who helped you today. Create a positive network of supporters.
Minute 7. Look in the mirror make a funny face, laugh and smile at yourself. Its not that bad.

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Oct 28
Goal setting: 3 Golden Rules...

Have you ever had a goal which you never managed to achieve? Can you think of how attractive and real something seemed to you for a short while, yet as time passed by you couldn’t achieve it? Then this article is for you.

I would like to share with you the three basic rules of goal setting, and while I totally agree that success of your goals is largely based on your personality and relevant skills, I also want to make sure that you know these rules of the game before you try playing it.

The bottom line is this: If you’re aware of these rules, they make goal setting a much easier process, and greatly increase the probability of your success.

Rule 1: Make sure your goal is valuable

It is very important for you to realize how valuable to you and to others a particular goal is. You need to be absolutely clear about this rule – it will save you from going after many irrelevant or useless goals in your life.

Just think about it: how successful anything can be if you’re not really interested? Without proper motivation, you will be limiting your productivity to only a tiny portion of your true potential.

In goal setting, each of your goals has to be valuable and important. And even if you think you know what the value is, please take some time and write it down. Write as much as you can, and do it in a fashion you’d use if you had to explain why your goal is important to someone else. Use all the arguments you have, and don’t go further in your goal setting process until you have a list of positive outcomes which achieving a particular goal is going to give you.

Rule 2: Make sure your goal is an absolute necessity

If you think you can go on without having a certain goal, this is probably true. And it’s therefore a very good sign that the goal you’ve chosen isn’t real or isn’t important for you. Unless your goal is something you absolutely must do, there is no point even trying - because anything you think you should be doing has practically no chance of ever being realized to its potential, compared to things you know you mustdo.

If some goal seems like a good idea to you, just collect it – write it down and get back to it regularly when doing your goals review (surely you have such reviews now and then, don’t you?). Make sure you check back on it sometime later to confirm whether it’s important and critical enough for you to make it a real goal.

Don’t make something your goal just because it seems like a good idea – because this will save you a frustration few months down the line when you review your goals and realize you haven’t done anything about some goals.

Timing is very important in goal setting, because if you make something your goal too early, you may get disappointed very quickly, and never come back to it, thus losing yet another chance to succeed. If there is not enough urgency, and if you don’t see why you absolutely must make something a goal, this usually means that it’s not a goal for you yet.

Rule 3: Achieving a goal is a process, not just a result

This rule is something most people tend to neglect. They set new goals, and spend their time and efforts trying to achieve them, but never really take time to realize that achieving a goal is a process they’re supposed to enjoy. If you keep this rule in mind, you can easily review each of your potential goals to see how good they are going to be.

Just ask yourself a few questions like these:

  • How do I see the process of achieving this goal?
  • Am I going to enjoy achieving this goal?
  • How long am I going to be trying to achieve this goal? Am I going to be motivated and interested enough over this period of time?

I’ve once mentioned that goals are much easier to achieve if you treat them like outcomes. This way, you know you’re going to achieve the goal, because you can’t do anything without some kind of outcome. It could be a success or a failure, but it’s definitely going to be an outcome.

That being said, it is really important to make sure you will enjoy the process of achieving the outcome. You don’t want to set goals which will mean long months or even years of physical exhaustion, lack of sleeping hours and other deprivations just for the sake of a really good outcome.

No goal is going to work for you if that’s the case. Setting a long-term goal must take into account the fact that you will want to maintain your life standards. If it’s anything long-term, you have to be thinking of subtle changes to your lifestyle which will mean the desired outcome in long-term, and not some inhumane methods which you will not be able to sustain anyway.

If you put any goal of yours in a long-term perspective, and it seems too hard for you to accomplish, the chances are that it is going to be even harder when you try it, and this means you have to restructure or even reconsider your goal.

There you have it. These 3 rules are the very basic requirements for your goal setting. Look at them as both your guides and your guards . They have the power to lead you towards success and keep you away from unnecessary failures. Learn to use these principles in your goal setting, and I’m sure you will enjoy the success you deserve.

Author:  Gleb Reys​
Original posted: http://www.personaldevelopment.ie/2006/10/3-golden-rules-of-goal-setting/
Jun 11
Attack Your Weakness.

​I just read this great article by Darren Hardy, check it out...

http://darrenhardy.success.com/2013/05/attack-your-weaknesses/​

We hear a lot about finding and strengthening your strengths.

Sure, you should figure out what you are really good at, as it is also usually the thing you like doing as well, and then yes, strengthen it to give you further leverage on that strength.

That’s a good idea. But…

Do not neglect, you must also find and strengthen your weaknesses—those attributes or skills that you are not good in, but are critical for you to accomplish your important goals and aspirations.

You must also ATTACK your weaknesses!

I remember a time, many years ago, while working out at a Gold’s Gym in South Beach Miami, I complimented this bodybuilder guy on his calves. I know, weird, but you should have seen them! My calves were something I struggled with. I had all the typical calve exercises in my own routine but they never seemed to grow like my other muscle groups. I just figured they were like your jaw muscles, no matter how much you work them out they aren’t really going to change much—you either have great calve muscles or you don’t.

So I asked this guy what he did to have calves like that. He explained he had lost many body-building competitions in the past because his calves were his weak spot. All the work he had put into developing the rest of his body was eliminated because of this one glaring weakness.

He said, “Then I decided I would just attack them. I wouldn’t work them out like the rest of my body, I would double, triple or quadruple the focus, intensity and emphasis I put on them in my weekly training cycle.”

He proceeded by saying, “And guess what? My weakness has now become one of my greatest strengths. But even if it was just no longer a weakness and only matched the rest of my growth it would have been a great victory. However, in order to accomplish that it required me to multiply my intensity in that one area just to bring it up to even.”

I learned a very valuable lesson that day in the gym. Not just about building my calves but about building my life.

If I have a weakness, one that is essential to the achievement of my goals, I can’t just work on it, I have to ATTACK IT.

If it’s truly a weakness, then it needs MORE attention than other aspects of your development that comes easier or faster.

Apr 17
Jason Whiteman- SMART goal [Video]

​In order to achieve you goals, it is imperative that you have a process.  Having a process and being able to measure your progress, will keep you moving in the right direction.  Check out this short video.

​Pick up Jason's new book on Amazon​

 
Apr 12
Dream Big, Start Small
Apr 09
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