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August 26, 2013

It is The Little Things That Matter to Make Your Life, Relationship and Business Flourish

It is amazing how much the little things in your life, relationships and business really matters .  I was witnessed this week to the final part of three seemingly insignificant events that made a dramatic change in my friend’s life.   We might think that the little things does not matter, but in reality little things are more important than the big picture.  The saying goes that we must stop and smell the roses.  We stand from afar and admire the beauty of the rose, but how often do we stop to truly appreciate it up close.  The answer is not usually.


When I think of how this relates to my business it all about “modi operandi” that is the key to my business success.  If you treat your business like a “hobby” then guess what it will continue to be.  It is about the little things that we do everyday to propel our businesses forward.  Are you marketing, advertising and developing strategies daily in your business?  If not it is not too late to begin.  You may directs, contain and utilize the power of water, but you may never control or destroy it.  A continuous stream of water could destroy the biggest rock over time.  It might not happen for one, five or fifty but rest assure it will happen.  How could doing the little things impact your life and relationships?

If you don’t believe that it is the little things stop reading this post and send your love one an unexpected appreciative “love note”.  The reaction that you will receive will be surprising.  This note of gratitude will not only benefit your loved one, but will also benefit you also.  The series of little things is what make a great relationship.  When your significant other is complaining about you leaving the toilet seat up is it really about the toilet seat of something deeper that is bothering her. As men we are late to pick up on these little “subtleties” that will snowball into an avalanche that will bury us.

The quicker that we pick up on these little “disagreements”  the sooner we can work on finding the “solution”.  I have placed solution in quotation, because that is a whole new discussion about men and women differences.  It has come to me time and time again that it is the little things that make your life, relationship and business better.  This week I want you to focus on the little things, then give me some feedback.

 

May 2, 2013

Gold Nuggets #2 From Zig Ziglar “See You At The Top”

Filed under: Leadership,Personal Development,Self Empowerment — Tags: , — Shirland Carrington @ 9:01 am

I am discovering these nuggets as I read this book.  I am not surprised that I don’t know what I don’t know.   “The person who won’t read is no better off than the person who can’t read.”  What is the last book that you have read?  If you are scratching your head with a puzzled look, then this article is about you.  The power to be able read is available to most people.  The problem is that most people stop reading for recreational.   It is normal to read for a book report when you are in high school.    It just seems that once high school is finished most people stop reading.  The only book they read is a  magazine or the newspaper.

It is as if once that last book report is done, a switch goes off.  If you ever want to keep something a secret put it in a book.   I know that that is very harsh statement, but it very true.   It just seems like only a few people find and implement the secrets of success.  The average person never find out the secret or have no desire to look.  The saying is “seek and ye shall find”.  The secret to success is written in all the greatest books of the World.   You only have to open the book and apply the knowledge gain.  Knowledge is the key is a famous saying from the old days.  It should actually read that the application of knowledge is the key.  The  “person who knows but won’t use success principles and information is no better than the person who doesn’t know them.”

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April 22, 2013

Gold Nuggets From See You at The Top by Zig Ziglar

Filed under: Leadership,Personal Development,Self Empowerment — Tags: , , , — Shirland Carrington @ 8:18 am

The gold nuggets from the classic “see You at The Top” by Zig Ziglar are never ending and plentiful.  The gold nuggets that I am going to discuss today is “the price of success is much lower than the price of failure”.  This quote is a reminder of a blog post I wrote a few years back.  Read my blog post  it dealt with the pain of failure or the pain of regret.  Zig Ziglar say the same thing in a different way.  It all stem from the mindset of the person in charge of his or her destiny.  I don’t remember where I heard it but I remember a story of a wise man who was given a choice by an evil man.

The evil man had a bird in his hands that was hidden.  The wise man could not tell if the bird was alive or dead.  He asked the wise man if the bird was alive or dead. The wise man knew that if he stated that the bird was alive.  The evil man would have broken the bird’s neck.  He also knew that if he said the bird was dead, then the evil man would have open his head and let the bird fly away.  The wise man thought about for a few and told the evil man the fate of the bird is up to you.

Zig  concluded the meaning of this parable in a similar fashion “in your hands you hold the seeds of failure or the potential for greatness”.  The decision to be a failure or success is up to you and you alone.  If you point your finger at the person you feel is responsible for your failure.  It is only natural that 3 fingers point squarely at yourself.  Zig Ziglar’ statement is powerful in it own right even though it is simple stated.  The price of success does cost less than the price of failure.  When you fail you tend to live that failure over and over again.  It is if a 2000 pound elephant is weighing you down in a kiddie pool that is your life.

 

September 17, 2012

Law of Success Lesson #4: Initiative and Leadership

Filed under: Personal Development,Self Empowerment — Tags: , , , — Shirland Carrington @ 11:57 am

“…Leadership is essential for the attainment of Success, and Initiative is as essential to success as a hub is essential to a wagon wheel.”  Many major accomplishments may be reached in your life, because of these two essential characteristics.  Napoleon Hill looked at these two keys to success separately but tied them together nicely to teach this lesson.  The old sayings that many of us heard as a child were “too many chiefs and  not enough Indians”  or “too many cooks spoil the broth”.  The first saying have a overabundance of leaders, while the latter had no leader in sight.  The obvious answer is that the right amount of leadership is needed in many organizations to achieve their goals.  The saying would have gone a lot differently if some of the chiefs became Indians and a lone cook stepped up as the head chef.  Leadership and initiative would have solved the dilemmas that they faced.  Napoleon Hill tied these two important concepts together in a big bundle for everyone to comprehend.

Initiative and leadership goes hand in hand.  A great philosopher once said that “Initiative is the pass-key that opens the door to opportunity.”   The major opponent to opening this door is procrastination.  Napoleon Hill believed that procrastination and indecision are twins.  Indecision is probably the worse of the these twins.  You must make the decision and follow through with it to the very end. A person with initiative can not be plagued with indecision.  A decision is defined as choosing a path and cutting off all other alternative pathways.  The ugly head of procrastination must be cut off if you are to succeed.  Procrastination may come in the form of spending extra time on Facebook or other Social Medias instead of doing things that will help you achieve success.   The act of getting ready to get ready never solves anything.  ” Remember that your only limitation is the one that you set up in your mind”

 

The leader will always see beyond the limitation that other people set for them.  The leader with an acorn and a piece of land might see a future totally different than a follower.  A follower might see a mighty Oak Tree while the leader would see a community with a big mighty Oak Tree,  families living around the tree and a Lake with an overabundance of fishes.  The leader with initiative will not listen to naysayers that tell him that the acorn is just a nut.  The leadership that he will have make him keep his eye on his vision no matter what other people say or do.  His or her ability to block out all negatives, even the negative self talk coming from within.  The end result of families living around the Oak Tree is all the motivation that they need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 18, 2012

Procrastination, Deadly Enemy of Success Revisited

Filed under: Personal Development,Self Empowerment — Tags: , , , — Shirland Carrington @ 11:59 am

Procrastination, deadly enemy of success is a blog post that I am revisiting.  Procrastination is the deadly enemy of your success.  Procrastination destroys your desire to succeed in your life and business.  When a decision is made all other choices are severed.   Procrastinating is the opposite of decision. When people procrastinate productivity becomes non-existent.  There are many reasons why people put off till to tomorrow what they can do today.  The amazing thing is for some reason tomorrow never comes.  The pain of discipline weighs ounces, while the pain of regret weight pounds. Overcoming procrastination is a much easier way to achieving success.   I will discuss six main reasons why people procrastinate in this blog post.

6 Reasons why people procrastinate:

1. You’re Bored.

When your life become routine and you just go through the motion. When the initial enthusiasm of operating a business wears off, most people need a new challenge.  You must ask yourself these simple questions.  Am I bored with what I’m Doing?  Why am I bored?  What would give me more energy?  You must recognize that you are bored and be very aware of your feelings.  The appeal of a routine business is never something they will settle for.  When the new shiny has lost it luster unsuccessful people move on to the new shiny opportunity.  Successful people are quick to make a decision and slow to change it.  The unsuccessful people are slow to make a decision and quick to change it.  The guise of boredom is just about a good enough excuse to move on.  Successful people look for bigger and better opportunities to keep their juices flowing.

2. You are overwhelmed with work.

When you see a juggler with a few balls in the air, you might noticed that nothing is being accomplished.  The juggler is so focus on making sure the balls don’t drop that he does not notice the moss under his feet.  The fact remains that as long as he is just keeping the balls in the air, he will never move forward.  When you let tasks pile up by putting it off to the next day, you are becoming a master juggler.  The chances are that the more tasks you put off till the next day the heavier those balls will become. Your arm will develop into powerful muscles, and ironically those muscles will help you throw the balls higher, therefore allowing you to add more balls into your routine. The best way to not be overwhelmed is to let a few of the balls drop.  When you pick it up off the floor evaluate it and either throw it back in the air or put it to the side.  It might seem simplistic at best, but you must lessen the load by doing a little bit at a time.

3. Your confidence has slipped.

Procrastination leads to fear and doubt.  A person who does not have confidence in themself is bound to plagued by it in different ways.   Indecision is one of the worst ways to succumb to fear.   There are some major fears that keep people from achieving success.  The fear of death, criticism, and ill health are a small selection of those fears.  The mind is a powerful thing and when it is hitting all cylinders there is nothing that can’t be achieved.  When the mind is not right then procerastination can set up a bed there.  When you are not sure that you have the ability to do a job, inaction occurs.  Doubting yourself makes your confidence slip.  When your confidence lessen, then those old beliefs systems start to creep into your mind.   Your thoughts dictate your destiny.  If your thoughts are negative then your future will be negative.

4. You have a low self-worth.

Low self esteem is a fall out from your confidence slipping.  When you have low self-worth you sometimes sabotage your success the closer you get to it. The Law of Attraction is a power thing.  When your vibrations is always negative, then you should never be surprised at what comes your way.  You feel like you don’t deserve success which may be due to a negative beliefs system or a traumatic past. If you have a self fulfilling prophecy, then the words you give attention, desire and focus will come back to you. Success in your life and business is only for those who truly want it.  Napoleon Hill state that you must first have a goals and then have a burning desire to its achievement.  Self-worth will truly become a non factor when you follow Napoleon Hill.s mantra.

5. You are doing work you don’t really enjoy.

Successful people do what unsuccessful people don’t do.  Your business sometimes requires that you do mundane tasks, such as paperwork.  These tasks are sometimes a necessary part of your business.  The best thing to do is focus on the things that you are great at and outsource the rest.  You will never enjoy everything that you do so you focus on the things that you truly like to do.  The concept of finding balnce is obsolete,  it is about doing what you love.  When you do what you love, then the Universe will find a way to help you achieve all your goals.

6. You are easily distracted, or just downright lazy!

This is the number one proponent for procrastination.  If you looking for an excuse not to do something, then you have no problem procrastinating.  Success takes consistent and persistent action and laziness has no rightful place in the equation.

Procrastination is a major killer to growing your business and your personal development.  The previous 6 things discuss are the main reasons why people excel in procrastination.  When people become proficient in procrastinating, then they are guaranteed to fail in their life and business.  There are many ways to overcome procrastination, but the best way is to apply consistent and persistent actions without reservation.  Personal development is only as good as the effort that you put into it.

March 16, 2012

Law of Success- Lesson # 3: The Habit of Saving

The Habit of Saving may seem like the most simple lesson in Napoleon Hill’s “Law of Success” fifteen lessons, yet it might be the most difficult. The fact that everything that is simple is not always easy. The current state of America dictates that the majority of the population does not even have $1000 in their savings account. The lesson is not about the amount that is saved, but in fact it gauges the discipline and character of the individual. When you are making less money it is easy to dream about what you would do when you have money. A wise man once said that it is not having money that gives you attitude, but in fact it is the attitude that allows you to acquire money.

A direct quote from the “Law of Success” states that “Expenses increased with every increase in my income, which is a habit,…”. This is not the habit that Napoleon wants readers to derive from this lesson. Many people live by this habit of being spendthrift to the fullest. The concept of keeping money for a rainy day is lost on deaf ears. I am reminded of a story that my mother told me as a child. The way I remember the story is that a man was waiting for a windfall. The time that he was waiting for the money to come he boasted about how much he would give to “charity”. The day came and he received his monies and the charity saw none of it. He was later heard saying that when he did not have the money he had the mind, but once he received the money he did not have the mind. The moral of the story is that you must always have the mind to save money.

I have read a number of different books told by storytellers far better than my mom. The knowledge gained from her has not been overshadowed by those of Og Mandingo and Napoleon Hill. Og Mandingo “The Richest Man in Babylon” discussed seven cures for a lean purse and it was very informative and enlightening. He told this story in the simplest narrative that you could not help, but learn his lessons. The one that stand out for me is the same concept that Napoleon Hill is highlighting in “Law of Success”.

Og Mandingo setting for his book was many hundred years ago. Napoleon Hill and Og Mandingo both believed that saving some of your earning is very important. Saving a percentage of your “salary” allowed you to be ready if any opportunity that required investing money. The opportunity to live your dreams comes unexpectedly. The saying is that when opportunity knocks many people are at the back door. The fact that you don’t have your investment ready could be detrimental to your success. The person with a saving is in a better position to invest than a person with no saving at all. The more disciplined you are in saving for the future the better you are view by others. The act of saving consistently is view as a very strong character trait. The people who do not save are view in a totally different light.

Napoleon Hill tells different stories about people who did not have the discipline to save money. The problem that plague many people is that the more they make the more they spend. This habit is sometimes very difficult to overcome. Napoleon Hill defines a habit as “any act indulged in a few times”. He further states that “the mind appears to be nothing more than a mass of motivating forces growing out of our daily habits.” I draw from this that if our habits are not controlled or directed to better acts, then your future may be ruin extensively. I am in concert with Og Mandingo, and Napoleon Hill, as we say save consistently no matter how small.

January 26, 2012

Law of Success- Lesson # 2 Self Confidence Part 1

Filed under: Leadership,Personal Development,Self Empowerment — Tags: , , , — Shirland Carrington @ 2:37 pm

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Self Confidence is lesson #2 in Napoleon Hill’s Law of Success and I will put my twist on it.  The concept of good and evil is a very easy concept to relate to.  We remember the old familiar picture of two beings resting on our shoulders whispering into our ears.  The one being dress in red is trying to get you to take evil actions, while the other being dress in white is trying to get you to do the right thing.  The one you listen dictates your destiny.  Our thoughts do determine our destiny most of the time.  This can be likened to building your self-confidence to achieve whatever your heart desires.  Fear is one the most detrimental opponent to achieving success in life.

 

The red dress being attacks your mind with a constant “you can’t do it-you are afraid to try—…” in your ear.  Fear can lead you to do some weird things in your life.  The telephone is a small instrument that can bring the strongest and biggest man to his knees.  It is amazing that when the telephone is your main source of your livelihood and just the thought of picking it up and dialing a prospect could lead you to failure.  Self-confidence is one of the greatest proponents to counteract fear.  The main six fears are listed below:

  1. Fear of Poverty
  2. The Fear of Old Age
  3. The Fear of Criticism
  4. The Fear of loss of  Someone
  5. The Fear of Ill health
  6. The Fear of Death

Most human beings are attacked by these fears in one way or another.  Napoleon Hill states “that nothing brings man so much suffering and humiliation as doe’s poverty.”  Napoleon Hill states that man gets satisfaction out of eating a fellow man out financially while animals eat each other physically.  The combination of these facts makes it one of the most dangerous fears.  You must have confidence in yourself to achieve your goals and aspiration in life, business and relationship.

I will continue with this topic in my next article.  Please comment or provide any feedback.

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October 5, 2010

Why is The Brain The Twelfth Step to Riches And Not The First Step?

The twelfth steps to riches in Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich seem to be the shortest chapter in this book, yet it is the most important.  Napoleon Hill describes the brain as the twelfth step to riches. Why is the brain the twelfth step and not the first?  Desire is the first step to riches and originates in the brain.  Emotional feelings are normally associated with the heart.  Most people would say that your heart is where desire develops, but this desire started in the brain.  The seed to increase riches was planted in the brain and cultivated in the heart.

The Brain should truly be the first step and not the twelfth step.  The space between our ears is the true power of what we can achieve in life.  The better you are at using your brain the better chance you will succeed.  What we learn in school or synthetic imagination is taught at an early age would like to your true success.  A teacher teaches that 1+1=2, yet that is not the only knowledge you need to succeed.  Intangible concepts such as autosuggestion, the subconscious mind and creative imagination are used to stretch the power of the brain.

Micheal Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players of all time.  Some basketball enthusiast would think that record was what made him great.  I believe that it was his intangibles that made him the greatest.  Micheal practiced more than any other person on his team.  He truly mastered both imaginations to be one of the greatest basketball players ever.

Synthetic imagination works in conjunction with creative imagination to help you achieve your riches.  Your intangibles are useless until you take action.  The Winner’s Creed states that the person who wins is the one he thinks he can. The steps that Napoleon Hill outlines so far are stemming from thinking and growing rich but without action all thoughts are wasted.  Knowledge is said to be power, but it is actually the proper application of knowledge in the right order that is power.

September 15, 2010

The Eleventh Step to Riches The Subconscious Mind Per Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich

The subconscious mind holds many mysteries for all of us yet Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich states that this is the eleventh step to riches.   The subconscious mind is the link between the conscious mind and implementation of any ideas and plans.  Have you ever waked up in the middle of the night with the solution to a problem that you had been wrestling with all day?  It could be a person name that for the life of you, you could not remember.  When you laid your head down the subconscious took over.  The fact that you gave attention to that problem was enough acknowledgments for your mind to go to work on the solution.  I might not know how the subconscious mind works, but I know that I work.

I enter a room and turn on the light switch and the majority of the time the lights comes on.  The average person might not know how electricity but they are not going to go out their way to learn why.  They will continue to enjoy these illuminations in total unknowing bliss; the subconscious mind is just like that.  When we tap into our subconscious mind we don’t need to know exactly how it works.  The main requirement is that we must tap into it.  The subconscious mind is a link between your conscious mind and your desires.  It is a medium that we know a small fraction of how it works, but we get evidence of it everyday.  The operation of the subconscious mind is a mystery, but left to its own vices will take your plan, desire or purpose to fruition.

August 11, 2010

The Tenth Step to Riches is Sex Transmutation Per Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich

My initial understanding of Napoleon Hill describing the tenth step to riches, Sex Transmutation, in his famous book “Think and Grow Rich” has evolved into a deeper understanding.  It is proven fact that when you read a book over and over again you will get different nuggets from it.  “Think and Grow Rich” is one such book.  I have now read this concept about six times now and my understanding is deeper. Transmute is the changing or transferring of one element or form of energy into another.

Watch the video below to learn more about my initial impression:

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I thought originally that the tenth step to riches of Sex Transmutation was about abstaining from sex and using that power to achieve your goals.  I have expanded my thinking to include harnessing that power achieving a higher plane and then attacking your endeavors with a renew concentration.  I think that these concepts are similar to long distance runners and marathoners who push their bodies beyond what the average person can do.  Runners get into what is called a zone where they feel they can run forever.  These runners achieve a level where speed and comfort are maximized.

The runner has to fight internally when they reach the “wall” where the desire to quit becomes stronger and stronger.  As a runner you have to go deep to overcome ultimate failure.  Willpower is easier said than done, but the ultimate reward is substantial.  The stronger your power to will yourself to the finish line the closer you will be to being successful.  Sex transmutation is an excellent example of having to get into that “zone” to combat something that is so natural.

Sexual expression is a natural part of your life and can never be destroyed.  The choice is either finding a constructive outlet for it or indulging in the purely physical aspect of it.  An animal becomes docile after their sex organs are castrated so imagine a man without this source of power.  A transmutation of this energy will help you in the long term when you have the power to overcome the will to indulge in sexual activity.

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