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Secret to Success

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my success. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.”  ~ Louis Pasteur tenacity – noun; able to grip something firmly; being determined; persistence  Are you determined to do or achieve something? When I look at someone who is successful, no matter what business, profession, or…

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In Good Company?

“If at first you don’t succeed, you’re in good company.” ~ Elden Peterson   Believe it or not, it’s normal to fail. When we fail we make progress faster than when we don’t. Failing is part of the learning process. It’s not a bad thing. It’s a good thing. We fail then we learn. We…

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If at First You Don’t Succeed…

“If at first you don’t succeed, you’re in good company.” ~ Elden Peterson Believe it or not, it’s normal to fail. When we fail we make progress faster than when we don’t. Failing is part of the learning process. It’s not a bad thing. It’s a good thing. We fail then we learn. We learn…

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What’s Your Impossible?

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” ~ Walt Disney   Walt Disney started with a mouse and a dream. The rest is brilliant history. He made his dream a reality for himself and the world. He did it step by step. First, the dream. Then the mouse. Then Disneyland. Now there are 11…

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What’s Your X Factor

“Our mental attitude is the X factor that determines our fate.” ~ Dale Carnegie   X Factor – a seemingly secret element that ignites success Attitude – noun; manner, disposition, feeling, position, with regard to a person or thing   Are you searching for your personal X Factor? Every time that I’ve researched what has…

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Just Do That… 

“We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.” ~ Calvin Coolidge Clients often tell me everything that they have going on. And it seems like a giant swirl of things to do. Projects to work on. People to contact. As they explain their long uncoordinated mental list, all of a…

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Find the Learner-Winner Within 

“You are what you think about all day long.” ~ Dr. Robert Schuller Be careful about judging yourself when you fail. Failure is part of the learning process. It’s a positive thing. Seek learning. Fail faster. Learn faster. When you’re a learner you’re a winner. To strengthen your learner-winner muscle, do this Action Step today. Action…

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Smart Happy

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” ~  James Oppenheim   Growing your own happiness. How novel. It’s your choice. You can be grumpy or happy. You may think that you have to wait to be happy. Not true. It’s right under your feet. Let yourself be…

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Don’t Wait. Enjoy Today!

“Don’t waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don’t destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present, enjoy the present.” ~ Henry David Thoreau You cannot change the past. You can’t. And, wasting today struggling for things that are not important to you is another…

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Sustained Joy

“I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace, a connection to what matters.” ~ Oprah Winfrey What is your definition of joy? Once you define it, it’s much easier to find. It’s worth it. To empower your happy face, do this Action Step today. Action Step: Write your definition of joy…

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