President of Yourself

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The highest paid sales professionals in every field accept 100 percent responsibility for their lives and for everything that happens to them. They see themselves as the presidents of their own professional sales corporations. They view themselves as self-employed.

They refuse to make excuses or to blame anyone else for anything in their lives that they are not happy about. If they don’t like something, they know that it is up to them to get busy and change it. They accept complete responsibility and they refuse to complain or criticize.

As the president of your own professional sales corporation, you are paid for results, not activities. If you want more money, make more sales. In the long run, you determine your own income by what you do and by what you neglect to do.

Brian Tracy

Today

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Many people do not realize their financial goals because they use such words as someday, maybe, or in the future. Rid dad always said, ” Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.” When you look at the above figures, the question you may want to ask yourself is this: “Is what I am doing today going to get me to the financial goal I want tomorrow?”

If you are truthful and want to change your plans, the first thing to do is to change your reality by changing your plans, your words, and your daily actions. Your future is what you do today, regardless of your dreams.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Authenticity

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Everything you say and everything you do has to prove what you believe. A WHY is just a belief. That’s all it is. HOWs are the actions you take to realize that belief. And WHATs are the results of those actions – everything you say and do: your products, services, marketing, PR, culture and whom you hire. If people don’t buy WHAT you do but WHY you do it, then all these things must be consistent.

What authenticity means is that your Golden Circle is in balance. It means that everything you say and everything you do you actually believe.

Simon Sinek

From Service

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The word “deserve” comes from tow Latin words, “de” which means “from” and “servire” which means “to serve”. Therefore, the word “deserve” means “from service”. The people who do best in our society, with few exceptions, are those who are serving other people better than someone else. Your whole focus in your career should be on serving other people better. Then you will deserve every dollar you earn.

Brian Tracy

Level 5 Leadership

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We were surprised, shocked really, to discover the type of leadership required for turning a good company into a great one. Compared to high-profile leaders with big personalities who make headlines and become celebrities, the good-to-great leaders seem to have come from Mars. Self-effacing, quiet, reserved, even shy – these leaders are a paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will. They are more like Lincoln and Socrates than Patton or Caesar.

We expected that good-to-great leaders would begin by setting a new vision and strategy. We found instead that they first got the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats – and then they figured out where to drive it.

Jim Collins

Enlightened Selfishness

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You need to find an activity that maximizes the help and value you can give to others while at the same time maximizing the fulfillment and satisfaction you can give yourself. Making a difference, if you are to get excited about a project, and sustain that commitment over a period of time, needs to be one of enlightened selfishness. This is why finding your purpose – and thus finding meaning – is so important.

Meaning manifest itself in many ways, but one unifying thread is the sense of purpose that comes out of who we are, and what we hold dear. Without it we are rudderless. We are no longer, in Oscar Wilde’s phrase, “captain of our souls”. Not only can we find no meaning in what we do, we can also fall prey to betraying what values we do have, resulting in a sense of emptiness, and depression.

Tim Drake