The Two Requirements of Success

Ross and Sue work at an auto dealership selling cars. Neither are doing very well. Each has a different approach to selling.   Ross talks loudly, grabs your hand and pats your back. He likes to bully people into taking test drives and making offers.   Ross...

The Eight-Step Process to Better Asking

In one of my earlier articles, "How To Ask For Anything You Want," you learned that the world responds to those who ask. When you begin to ask for what you need and want, you've taken control of your life, and are proactively steering its direction. Many...

From Stop & Shop to Table Top

As a lifestyle expert and designer I always find myself thinking outside the box and looking for inspiration and unexpected resources everywhere I go. This year-with a big focus on creativity and one stop shopping-I challenged myself not only purchase everything I...

Taking Smart Risks

All of life is a risk of some kind. Whenever you engage in any action where the outcome is uncertain, for any reason, you are taking a risk. You take a small risk when you drive to work or walk across the street. You take a larger risk when you start a business or...

Mirror Triggers

Have you ever wondered why certain individuals just flip your switch? The test of patience is beyond expression of words or feelings. Your comfort zone is now threatened. Simple things like their perfume, appearances, speech, or behavioral attitudes stir up juices...

Meet Your Wardens: Worry, Doubt and Fear

We are the prisoners of our own perceptions. Here are 3 short stories about the results about being locked up by worry, doubt and fear – and then an alternative ending for each.   1. I walked around the counter to get a straw for my drink and found a woman...

Magic Words That Make Millions

I’ve just finished reading (for the second time) a book called Magic Words That Bring You Riches, authored by my good friend Ted Nicholas, a member of our Board of Directors. Ted has sold over 200 million dollars worth of information products worldwide by direct...

Know You Always Have Choices

Do you know the saying “wherever you go, there you are”? Even though you always take yourself wherever you go you do have a choice of who you’ll be when you get there. Here's something to think about. If you don't realize you are doing...

The Art of Networking

Although we know that the goal of networking is to discover new business opportunities, it’s more than a “paint by the numbers” process. It takes time, patience, and creativity to cultivate people into our lives. The key is to make networking become...

How Do You Define Success?

Untitled Document Success means different things to different people. Part of it is conditioning – if our parents thought one way, we did. How often do we sit back, go inside and think, what is success to me? What do I strive for? How do I know when I’ve...

Life Lessons From a Billionaire

Untitled Document Too much to do? There has been much written on this subject. Many of us have found it is all too easy to wake up and discover that we have too much to do with too little time to get it all done.  Unfortunately, a lack of clarity about what to do...