Only Discuss Your Goals with Collaborators

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” | Aristotle

It’s natural and healthy to feel enthusiastic about setting goals and deciding to make a meaningful and important change in our lives. Usually, our first instinct is to tell someone since we hope that they will feel as good about the goals as we do. Often, we start telling the people we are closest to, either friends, family or workmates, with little or no consideration given to how enthusiastic they are about us achieving our goals.

Build and Live Your Brand Reputation

“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” | Socrates

How often have we held certain feelings toward someone without really understanding why? Those feelings or perceptions are the brand reputation you associate with that person, and result from all of your interactions with them over time. They can be feelings of love, trust, integrity and hard work, or of deceit, mistrust and pain. Whatever they are, we unconsciously are creating our brand every moment of the day through the little things we think, say and do.

Define Success on Your Own Terms

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” | Ayn Rand

We sometimes become confused about whose life we are living. Our own? Our parents? Our friends? Sometimes it seems like everyone else’s life but our own.

Keep Your Actions Aligned with Your Vaules

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” - Albert Einstein

Live Your Life with a Purpose and Passion

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” | G.K. Chesterton

Make Your Morning Routine Powerful

“Each morning is a fresh beginning. We are, as it were, just beginning life. We have it entirely in our own hands. And when the morning with its fresh beginning comes, all yesterdays should be yesterdays, with which we have nothing to do. Sufficient is it to know that the way we lived our yesterday has determined for us our today. And, again, when the morning with its fresh beginning comes, all tomorrows should be tomorrows, with which we have nothing to do. Sufficient to know that the way we live our today determines our tomorrow.” | Ralph Waldo Trine


“Stop Selling. Start Helping.” | Zig Ziglar

We live in a world where it has never been easier to stay connected, so developing the habit of becoming a value-added networker is critically important as you build your career, family and business.

Learn to Sell

“Remember, people don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.” | Zig Ziglar

Every single person needs to know how to sell. If you doubt me, consider the following situations:

The child wants cookies, so she needs to sell her parents and convince them to give her cookies. The sales pitch is usually pointing at the cookie jar, screaming to get attention (constant promotion) and not stopping until she gets the cookie (closing)!


“Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.” | Booker T. Washington

Great leaders know that significant accomplishments require exceptional teams. In business, we often talk about the importance of teams, but we don’t always take the time necessary to truly plan an effective team.

How to Build a World-Class Team:

Understand the Risks and Mitigate Them

“Experience is a truer guide than the words of others.” | Leonardo da Vinci

There is no such thing as risk-free living, but if you follow the principles of The 1% Solution, you can reduce risk and improve your probability of success.

If you are about to embark on a certain project or a venture, list all the significant risks associated with that project. For most projects, whether it is professional or personal, there are usually about five to
10 risks in the medium-to-significant range, with only one or two being the most significant risks.


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