“You do not get to choose how you are going to die or when. You can only decide how you are going to live, right now. Every day is a new chance to choose.”- Stephan Covey. With that being said, think of the choices you make moment to moment. Are you choosing to be honest with yourself and those around you? Are you using tones and words that empower possitive things in your life? We all have people and events in our daily lives that can feed into the possitive energy or the negative. To change something is our life that is not working is to take the responsiblitly of our own actions and reactions. Relationships can be trying and frustating only if we avoid real conversations and take the defensive. Learing to speak your truth with compassion make take practice, but listening with compassion and a desire to understand from anothers point of view is a cornerstone of communication. Today is what you make it, I challenge you to pay attention to your tone and your words. Empowerment starts with you and is a beautiful gift you can share.
The Ask is usually associated with sales. For my purposes I want to discuss asking for help.
In the process I have discovered something that happens in the process of personal development is asking for help.
WELCOME!! To all the new people joining us.Please take a minute and tell us about your business, your dreams & yourself, some may need your services, and let us know if you are needing help in a certain area. This group is about making each one of us successful and achieving your dreams!
Your magical,Tamara Renee
I love this quote, “If you want to be successful, stop waiting for permission.” So many of us wait for a sign, a person, event, or an experience to give us permission to move forward. This week, if you find yourself waiting, ask yourself, “Why?” If it is something you can not identify with good reason, maybe you need to jump in and get into the “do” in life and leave the waiting to everyone else.
The Short Cut to Success!
By Mark Skovron
Many years ago, I was interviewing an already very successful gentleman for an Independent Sales Rep position that we had at my company. I call these 1099-Warriors, ‘Free Agents.’
We were seated comfortably in a conference room and our conversation was very natural from the start. Here was a guy who was confident in his abilities, but not arrogant, comfortable enough in his own skin as to be both bold, assertive and yet humble and genuine all at the same time. He was a walking demonstration of his previous success dressed in an expensive suit, wearing a $25,000 watch and had arrived in a brand new top-end Mercedes.
We were synched right from ‘Hello” and I had just spent about 30 minutes discussing our company, product line and lucrative compensation package. I didn’t keep it a secret that I wanted this guy on my team.
Leaning forward, asking spot-on questions very passionately, and plenty of eager to get started eye contact tipped me that he was definitely ready to proceed with our business.
Obvious that we were getting to the point of the conversation that I was going to offer him the position, and that he was going to accept, I stayed with my protocol and asked, “So, do you have any last questions before we wrap this up?”
His face lit up and with all the charm that he had consistently been demonstrating, he replied,
“Yes, just one very important one.”
“You’ve been very successful at this venture and built it from the ground up,” he began directing toward me, “and certainly you’ve worn every hat, and earned every accolade that the articles in the business publications have lauded upon you.”
“So, what I want to know, is what is the fastest route to the top,” he inquired eagerly, “In other words, what is the short cut to success here?”
What a great question!
I paused, though I didn’t need to. I readjusted my body language and leaned into him further as implying I was about to give him the best advice he had ever heard, which it was, and smiling just so coyly I replied, “It’s simple Bob, do it right the first time.”
And then I leaned back to watch it settle in. Five seconds later, and his stare and straight face surrendered to the biggest grin I’ve ever seen.
“I’m going to tear this thing out of the frame,” he said.
“I know you will Bob, I know that you will.”
And that is really my advice as I continue to this day with a Rep Team that exceeds 2,000 nationwide, as I personally interview each and every single one of them.
You see, if you partner with the right company, then they, like us, will have a successful, already tested and proven system for success in place.
As a business owner, and with total Rep oversight, I don’t want to see one person struggle.
I personally want every single player on the team to earn over $100,000 annually as soon as possible, with many earning much more.
So I know, with 100% certainty that a successful map followed to the letter that has already been proven over and over again IS THE SHORT CUT! No reinventing the wheel! And anything else, is mostly folly, and will in all likelihood make the journey to the end result be longer and more painful than simply following the established system.
You see, I am my own lab-rat, and I have proven in over 25 years of self-employment as a Free Agent myself, that there are no short cuts to success.
But if what you really want is the ‘edge,’ the deck stacked in your favor, then find and follow the proven system. Do the hard work up front, or as I like to say, “Eat the crust first,” referring to eating a piece of pie. Because then, the system becomes your short cut!
And one final admonishment with all due respect: If you are looking to partner with any company whether it be W-2 employment, or 1099 as a Free Agent, dig deep and ask lots of questions about their system. Make sure they have a duplicatable system that has a proven track record for getting you to where you ultimately want to be. If they do, it demonstrates that they care about the success and satisfaction of their teammates. If they don’t it equally reveals that in the long run, that the things that are important to you are not important to them.
So if they don’t have a system, then run like hell!
So, this is YOUR chance to get your hands on the best advice from those who have gone before you – made all the mistakes – and blazed trails to achieve their goals – probably many of the same desires that YOU have right now!
The book for doing so is The Change: Insights Into Self-Empowerment!
I’m sorry, but when a book has THAT as the title – if you are serious about your self-evolution and getting where you want to be – you’ll order the book now!
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I am excited to be a part of Book 4. We can only help others by reaching out and moving forward. I am honored by anyone who finds inspiration in the words I have written. Thanks Jim and Jim!
I am in process of reading the Change series. I feel very blessed to be a member of this coterie of expansive, forward-thinking people who all have the desire to make our world a better place.
I recently had a realization (again) of the inevitable nature of change. Recently, the parent company I have been with for nearly a quarter of a century went through a complete shift–in effect, becoming a new company.
This weekend, i was able to hear from new business people who are in ‘my’ new company–and understood, on a deep level, that I am now also with a new company. It was a profound moment–to understand that even though I have over two decades of experience, I also have the opportunity to see my career as just beginning.
I am grateful for the stories and advice these books present, on joyously embracing this change.
Add appreciation and gratitude to your every day.
Enhance the world around you with your smile.
Smiling creates endorphins which send feel good messages to the brain.
It’s healing to you and those who receive it.
Subtract any grudges you’ve been holding on to.
For they reside within you.
The only person you hurt is yourself.
Learn to let go.
Time exists in the present.
What is done is in the past.
Take away what’s good in life.
Nourish it, so it increases and expands.
Come from inspiration, not from memory.
What will be depends on what you think about and act on now.
So discard negative thinking.
It’s energy, and like all energy, it’s creative.
Why waste the brilliant opportunity of thought?
Demonstrating a positive attitude gives others permission to do the same.
Willingness is all it takes.
Share your time, experience, knowledge, passion and joy with others.
You can add so much to someone’s life.
The result of your giving will have a rippling effect multiplying your good out into the world.
Give from the heart without agenda to receive the benefits pure energy returns.
Expand your willingness to experience new things and court opportunity.
Nothing great happens without stretching yourself.
Live life as a curious observer rather than a critic or judge.
It is in the judgments that we become divided.
We become fragmented, and separate.
So take away the blinders that have held you back in the past.
Thought, words and actions are the most important equation of life.
Use them wisely to yield positive returns.
Author, Speaker, Holistic Lifestyle Coach
“All that we are is the result of … what we have thought.” Buddha
Over 5 million people Google search for the word “happy” every month — and less that 10% of people search the word “self –esteem.”
Okay, I get I; we just want to be happy. BUT… in order to be happy we need the foundation first, and the key ingredient for a solid foundation is a healthy self-esteem.
If you are sick of struggling with self-doubt and negative self talk, and you are over failing and feeling less than, then here are a few SIMPLE but EFFECTIVE steps that will help you CRAFT your belief in YOU!
Creating a healthy sense of self-esteem might seem impossible for some of you—but that is an old story you can releases NOW! Here is how –
It all starts with 2 things:
1. Disciplining our thoughts
Every time you start your “story” that you are not good enough, give yourself a swift kick in the booty and replace it with the truth. You are good enough and capable and here is why —-
2. Mind and Body Chemistry Balance
The relationship between our thoughts and how our internal hormonal or chemical balance is is DEEPLY INTEGRATED and often never considered. If you are down, depressed, anxious or uncertain – try this, every few hours eat lean quality proteins, green vegetables and quality fats, even for the day but even BETTER for three days and watch you turn around your mind/mood/ and moment to moment positive experiences. And all you did is add in a little TLC, using food.
Meal suggestion: Grilled salmon or grass-fed steak, steamed broccoli, side arugula salad with avocado, olive oil and quality sea salt over it… YUM!
Once you get your body right… the mental part is SIGNIFICANTLY EASIER… go ahead, give it a try. You DESERVE it!
Your Food Truth
The Change 2
Tamara Renee CN, CEO, Author, Speaker
An emotionally induced symptom tends to cause organic change if persisted in long enough. This corresponds with the Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy. This Law reminds us that we all have the power to change within us.