And if you've ever been to court, or been involved in some legal matter, you know that when the other side presents a case that is so blatantly concocted that you drop your jaw in amazement, it can feel like you've just been hit by a Mack truck.
Friday, May 17, 2013
I still do some on-and-off work for the legal community. My first career was in public service, and private investigations. Now I'm well removed from most of that, but still help out when called upon.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
It's not enough to just speak your success into existence. And it's not enough to just answer in the positive when someone asks how you are doing, or how the business venture is coming along.
You must also believe it. And most importantly, you must allow yourself to believe it. You must allow yourself the confidence to feel the exuberance of winning, of reaching your goals, and of attaining success.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I have an old saying – “I would rather be inside the fishbowl looking out, than outside the fishbowl looking in.” I don't see myself as being unworthy of something, or excluded from it, in this case. I just understand that to be a part of something, to participate in it, you must be “in it,” not a spectator sitting by the sidelines.
The same dynamic holds true of success. The quicker you take on a success mindset, act and present yourself as successful, the quicker success will manifest, or continue. You need, to see yourself as in that success fishbowl, with all the other successful fishies.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Yesterday we explored achieving, and having more success by using one simple thing – our habits. I explained that by practicing an action for 28 days, psychologists say we forge a new habit. We create a neural pathway, ingrained in our subconscious, that causes us to act in a certain way, when prompted by a certain stimulus.
Easy so far, right?
Monday, May 13, 2013
Success is not as elusive as most folks make it. And even better news is that you can, in large part, easily put the accomplishment of success in motion. We can do this by creating success habits.
Let's first quantify, and qualify this success habit idea. Habits are things that we create, not things that somehow otherwise imposed on us. When you say, “I have a nasty habit of doing [that],” what you are saying is that you started doing that at some time, and don't possess the
self control to stop doing it.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Your road to success can only be paved with one thing. It must be built on a foundation of happiness. It must be covered with a base of joy. And it must be laid with elements of fun, and laughter, and enjoyment.
Dale Carnegie wrote, “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” That doesn't mean as a byproduct. Or as a result of.
Friday, May 10, 2013
There are but few things so disastrous to your success, as self-doubt, and self-distrust. Success stands on it's own. And you must learn to do the same, to partake in it.
A setback on the road to success, no matter how extreme it may seem at the moment, is merely a setback of circumstance, of procedure. It is not a negation, nor a negative statement about you. Or your abilities.