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October 17, 2009

Personal Development: Positive or Negative Thoughts Determines Your Destiny

Napoleon Hill writes in the book “Think and Grow Rich” that if you can conceive it you can achieve it.  If the path to riches was a marathon, then thoughts would be considered the first step.  Thoughts that are conducive to success will keep failure at bay.  Have you no matter how hard you tried could not remember a thought from a few minutes earlier?

The foundation of all success starts with a thought.  Your thoughts are important because your thoughts in turn become your words.  For example, if your mind is filled with negative self talk, then your words will derail your success.  You must fill up your mind with positive thoughts through personal development.

I am not talking about the rah-rah pump it up positivity temporary fix; no I am talking about goal driven thoughts.  I remember when I sold a very expensive product door to door our supervisor always had these meetings that were purely rah-rah pump you up and send you out the door.  He really believed that these meetings were the highlight of the day.  This concept did not work because it was one to two hours before you got into your first home to present the product.  You had to be able to motivate yourself.

Your goals had to be big enough to overcome the negative thoughts swimming in your head on that long ride to your presentation.  The beauty of tasting success is that nothing hurt when you are winning.  When your sales are down, then every little thing is a major issue.  One on one selling is one of the most transparent forms of selling.

Your potential customers will pick up on your stinking thinking.  A critical part of the presentation was performing a mattress test in your prospect‘s bedroom.  I have closed many deals at this point of the presentation and the rest was just a formality.  If you are not confident enough, then you would never be able to accomplish this key part of the presentation.  Your words move you to action, moving you towards your goals for the future.

If you are unable to move to action to perform a critical part of the presentation, a bad habit will form.  The habit of not doing your best will lead to you taking shortcuts.  You will no longer attempt to get into the bedroom, your sales would decrease. When you are in a funk amazingly everyone else is to blame for your failure.  A habit is whether good or bad is formed anywhere from 21-59 days of action so pay close attention to your actions.

Your character of who you truly are to the core is developed by these habits.  Your character in turn determines your destiny.  Where you are in live can be traced back to actions or inactions done by you.  These negative thoughts will become your future unless you make a conscious effort through personal development to change. Your destiny started from thoughts, so cultivate your thoughts wisely.

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October 5, 2009

Personal Development: A Little Snake Could Interfere With Your Success

I am committed to my Personal Development so I walk or run as part of my daily exercising regimen.  While we were walking on Tuesday last week we came across a little snake that was obstructing in our path.  The little snake was prohibiting us from moving forward.  I have a phobia about snakes whether big or small, but my girlfriend’s phobia is worse.  I kept trying to tell her baby let just go around it.

She said you don’t know if the mommy snake was in the grass with more babies so she was not going to do that.  We turn back and went on the hunt for rocks or anything we could use to get him out of the way.  It is amazing that when you need a rock that there are none to be found.  A long branch would have been nice to coax him out of our path no way, no such luck.  I kept on telling her that he was dead. I finally convinced her to go around the snake in the grass where according to her there was a possibility of the mommy snake.  This little snake delayed us for about five minutes; we could have progressed much further in our walk.

This little incident made me realized that they are many little snakes that we allow to delay us on our road to success.  There are a limited amount of options available to us to deal with this obstruction. Which are to go through, step over, go around the snakes or turn back?  The decision must be made without using your phobias as an excuse as to why you are not succeeding.  We would have saved time if we just went around the snake right away.  What little snake do you have in your path to success?

P.S That snake was on my girlfriend’s mind for the next couple of days when we walked.  She kept looking for that snake in the same spot.  Is there an acceptable time limit to get over the little snake in your path to success?

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September 15, 2009

Top 4 Ways to Overcome Negative Thoughts

The greatest asset that we possess is our mind.  The greatest liability that we possess is our mind.  The mind is a double edged sword, because your actions and in actions all stems from the space between your ears.  Napoleon Hill states that the road to success starts with your thoughts.  Your positive thoughts will lead to consistent actions and eventual success in your life, business and relationships.  Failure arises when your mind is filled with negative thoughts that lead to total inactions. What are the steps that you must take to clear up this clutter?  I use the following four methods to eliminate the negative thoughts.

1. Positive Feedback

You are told on a consistent basis that you will never amount to anything for most of your life.  The odds are that you will begin to believe these statements made by your family and peers.  The mind is like fertile land that if you plant seeds with the proper food and nutrients, then strong plants will grow.  If you have a field that is overgrown with weed, shrubs and soil that is barren, then truly nothing positive will grow.  The first thing we would have to do is clear this field and then work on the soil to make it fertile.  Positive feedback is a great way to add fertilization to the soil.  When I was in Junior High School, a teacher that I did not even know stop me in the hallway and told that he was looking forward to having me in his class next year. He turned out to be Mr. Rosen my mathematics teacher in the ninth grade.  I received the highest Mathematics Regent score in the whole school and I walk the stage at graduation to celebrate that fact.  The positive feedback that I knew he was receiving from other teachers had a lot to do with him approaching me.  You must make list of incidents where people told you positive things about you to reinforce and strengthened your mind.

2. Storytelling

Spiderman is a superhero in a comic’s strip that narrates and tells his day to day life as a college student and as a super hero.  Who do you see yourself as Peter Parker or Spiderman?  I would like to say that most of us see ourselves as Spiderman.  We would want to the satisfaction of saving lives and helping people without all of the hoopla.  We must visualize our lives the way we want it to be.  We can write our own story where we are the superhero and not the victim.  When you write your destiny the way you see it then your thoughts and actions will help you achieve it.  We sometimes suffer from the victim’s mentality where we ask Spiderman why he is trying to save us.  The victim has a strong desire to stay in his muck and mire and pull Spiderman down.  Spiderman uses his mental strength and ability to stop you from making him become a victim also.  Misery loves company.  Visualization is one of the best ways to eliminate these negative thought so you may more forward in achieving success in your life, business and relationships.

3. Media Blitz

Personal development is a compilation of books, tape, videos, seminars and audio that we listen or participated in.  We are bombarded on a daily basis with news reports on every conceivable bad thing that can happen in any given day.  The media spend more time on reporting negative news versus bringing positive news to light.  The money is in reporting the negative news.   What do you think would happen if you shut off the media from entering your thoughts?   I have made a conscious decision that I will not watch television on a daily basis.  The greatest thing about it is that I don’t even miss it.  You would have more space in your brain to fill it with more excellent personal developing material.  If something disastrous happens someone will let you know.  They are many candidates out there who like to be the bearer of bad news.  Just keep the negative media out of your mind and focus on more positive thoughts.  Food for thought: The wealthier a person becomes the less television they watch.

4. Mastermind Group

You must spend more time with the people that have your best interest at heart and less with the ones who don’t.  Mastermind groups of like minded individual who spend time building you up to help you achieve your goals are the best people to associate yourself.  You must cut out the negative naysayers that are currently in your life.  If they are preoccupied with telling you how to live your life, then you need to cut them out.  The most successful people have a network of positive and encouraging people.  One of the richest men in the World, Warren Buffet, give another of the world’s richest, Bill Gates, billions of dollars to invest in Bill Gates ‘s charity.  Is that a coincidence or a mastermind group?  I would definitely say that that relationship is one the best mastermind group in the World.

I repeat that the mind is one of the greatest assets in our life.  Our mind is also our greatest liability in our life.  You can control almost everything that is placed in your mind on a daily basis.  You may choose to develop your mind to a strong entity that allows you success in your life, business and relationship or let become barren land that nothing may grow on it.  The four methods mentioned above are the one that I use on a regular basis.  The choice is yours, chose wisely.

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August 28, 2009

Some Reflection on “Finding Your Own North Star” by Martha Beck

I just started reading the book “Finding Your Own North Star claiming the life you were meant to live” and from the few pages this book is resonating with me.  We each have two selves inside us which are the essential self and the social self.  The essential self is the intricate compasses that “continuously point toward your North Star”.  The social self is the “set of skills that actually carry toward this goal”.  For example, your essential self want passionately to become an engineer, your social self will struggle through calculus and physics.  You will achieve success in your life when your essential self and social self are in alignment.  You will be amazed how your body, mind and soul are affected when your inner selves are out of alignment.  Have you ever found yourself sabotaging your job by being late, daydreaming, and countless other ways?  This is a perfect example of our essential self speaking to us and we continue to ignore it.

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When I was a student as early as junior high school all of my teachers recognized that I was excellent in mathematics and science.  The profession that all of them recommended was engineering.  My social self listened to them and went on to earn my B.S. in Electrical Engineering.  I have had my degree for over seventeen years and I have never worked in a job as an engineer.  I did not listen to my essential self because I just listened to what my teachers said.

The next thing that is drilled into to us is working for a company for over twenty-five years, retire and then travel.  The current economical environment of today shows us that this theory is a fallacy.  If I had taken the time to reflect and listened to whatever my essential self said. Who knows how much further in life I would be today?  When the essential self and social self are in alignment the satisfaction that you get out of your life would be everlasting.  My charge to you is that you take the time to listen to your essential self.

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August 8, 2009

Persistence, The Eighth Step to Riches, is Required to Succeed

The majority of people are ready to throw their dreams overboard with the first sign of opposition. If the journey to success was easy, then everyone would be successful.  The book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill states that persistence is the eighth step to riches. Combining willpower and desire makes an explosive pair. The perfect example of this is Hollywood.  Many “actors” go to Hollywood to find fame, fortune and success.  Hollywood is not easily conquered and it pays off and once in a while someone famous emerges.  The one recurring trait of successful people is persistence.

Persistence with definite plans will lead you to succeed in your home based business. Lack of persistence is a common trait among unsuccessful people, but it may be overcome with effort. The first step to riches is desire so if your desire is weak, then your persistence will follow suit. One remedy to strengthen your persistence is to increase your desire. Your mastermind group is also a great resource to help you be more persistent. The careful selection of your mastermind group will help in your road to riches.  The synergy created by like minded people getting together in a mastermind group is phenomenal.

Persistence is based in part on the following definite causes:

1. Definiteness of purpose

2. Desire

3. Self-Reliance

4. Definiteness of Plans

5. Accurate Knowledge

6. Cooperation

7. Willpower

8. Habit

The list above is a valid assessment of what it takes to be persistence in your road to riches.  You probably could get by with just willpower and desire, but the stronger the other six are in your life the simpler your journey will be.  Your journey may be simple, but it never will be easy.  We must take a personal inventory of ourselves to determine where our strengths and weakness lies in the definite causes above. You must rate yourself honestly and the analysis might surprise you. You might be stronger in places that you thought were weak. If you are weak in any particular area, then you must master it to accumulate wealth. Willpower is the key thing that stands out for me with persistence. The road to success is lined with many people with good intentions.  They are going to good intention you to give up your dreams.  Naysayers are always going to try to deter you from achieving your goals. Naysayers are easier to handle when it is someone else.  What if the naysayer is you?

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Personal Development and The Sixth Step to Riches

The Book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill discusses thirteen steps to riches. Organized planning is the sixth step to riches. Desire is the first step to riches and organized planning is the crystallization of desire in action. Your personal development training is useless unless you have an organized plan to accomplish it.   Your riches will only grow in proportion to your personal development.  The more you grow the more weapons you have in your arsenal to succeed. Napoleon Hill refers to forming a mastermind group, even though he has not discussed how to form one at this point in the book.  It is a good policy to have your plans checked and approved by your mastermind group. No one person is an island, therefore the cooperation of other people is critical in generating wealth.  Your mastermind group does not guaranty that your plans will work.  You will use their collective knowledge and experiences to come up with the best possible plan.  Personal developing mind will make you stronger mentally to come up with better definitive plans to help you on your road to riches.

Your organized plan still might not work; if it does not work then replace it with another plan until success is achieved. If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. The people who fail in their personal development lack the persistence to create new plans when old ones fail. Your plans must be practical and workable to be able to succeed.  We would not have the incandescent electric light bulb today if Thomas Edison did not fail over 10,000 times.  Every time he failed Thomas Edison evaluated why he failed and made another plan of action.  He did not fall short of his goal.  Thomas Edison is a perfect example that your consistent and persistent action will help you succeed in your personal development.

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July 31, 2009

Personal Developing Using Imagination,The Fifth Step to Riches

Imagination is the fifth step to riches in Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich”. The mind is so powerful that if you conceived you may achieve it.  The dictionary in your mind is filled with words.  You form sentences with these words.  The proper words placed together forms an idea.  Ideas are the starting place for all fortunes. Thomas Edison imagined a world where a lamp could be operated by electricity.  Thomas Edison had countless failures, yet today where would we be without his inventions.  The obvious answer is in the dark or reading by candlelight.  Imagination is responsible for countless inventions that have helped this world immensely.  We will discuss personal developing our imagination to create wealth.  The two types of imagination are Synthetic Imagination and Creative Imagination.

Synthetic Imagination arranges old concepts, ideas or plans into a new combination.  People tend to stay with what works and are not looking to set new precedence.  We should think of this as re-engineering processes into something better. Synthetic Imagination is the best processes to utilize in your home business.  You should follow the step by step system that has worked for many people before you.  Creative Imagination is based on “hunches” and “inspirations” where new ideas are created.

Creative people are trendsetters willing to navigate in uncharted waters.  They are willing to go down the path less traveled.  Investing in personal developing your mind, body and spirit is one way to set you above the rest. The average person is not happy with their life and financial situation, but is unwilling to change it. Your commitment to personal developing allows you to use a combination of both synthetic imagination and creative imagination.

Success in personal developing is limited by how well you are able to use your imagination to the fullest.  Is it better to have book smart or common sense?  They are book smart people that can follow a system to the letter, but if one things changes they will be unable to adapt.  They are many creative people who once the idea comes to life.  They are unable and unwilling to deal with the business aspect of it.  The person who can master both imaginations will succeed faster in personal development.  We are only limited by our inability to develop and utilize our imagination.

The crux of the matter is that we have not reach the peak of the mountain with our current use of our imagination.  The single handed best way to get what we truly want is to imagine success as if it already happened on a daily basis.  If you are bedridden for many years, you will spend a significant amount of time retraining and rebuilding your muscles.   Your imagination is not the only method to create wealth while using personal developing to strengthen your inside.  You must use all the different methods and strategies that you come across in your personal development.

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July 25, 2009

Personal Development And The Third Step to Riches Per Napoleon Hill’s Think And Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill in the book “Think and Grow Rich” writes that autosuggestion is the third step to riches. Autosuggestion is all self administered stimuli that you receive through your five senses. They are very simple ways that you can develop this skill to help you in your personal development.  The following steps are very easy to implement, but its takes discipline to do it on a daily basis.

You must see yourself as already achieving your goals.  Visualization is a key to autosuggestion. The more you visualize your goal as if you accomplished it already, the better chance you have to achieve it.  The first thing is find a quiet and relaxing background with minimal distractions.  It is great to do this before you go to bed and when you wake up in the morning.  Turn off the cell phone, computer and any other distractions that could interrupt you.  You must have a written statement of your goal, time frame you want to achieve it, and what you will give up to accomplished it.  Repeat this statement aloud so that it goes from your conscious mind to your subconscious mind.  Repetition is the motherhood of learning so repeat this statement everyday until it is accomplished.  Keep your statement in different locations that you can see it morning and night.  Once it had been memorized, then you will be able to truly internalize it.

These instructions may seem simplistic in nature, but if you follow these instructions your skepticism will be replaced by belief.  When you invest in your personal development the greater your wealth will grow.  Your thoughts determine your destiny and learning and acquiring different knowledge will help your personal development.  When you have the power to influence your subconscious mind then you will gain control of yourself and your environment.

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