Category Archives: success factors

You can't be undecided if you want to succeed.

What’s your default: dither or do?

  You’ve probably known a champion ditherer. He makes up his mind, then changes it, then changes it again, then reconsiders, then goes off in a different direction…until you want to just give him a good shake, and say, “Decide, … Continue reading

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Pessimism contributes to failure.

Should your nickname be Pollyanna or Eeyore?

  Even if you’ve never read Eleanor Porter’s most famous book, Pollyanna, you probably know that the main character’s name has become synonymous with a sunny, almost relentlessly cheerful outlook on life. Similarly, if you’ve ever seen any books or … Continue reading

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The politician’s guide to creating trust and goodwill

Technology makes it very easy to learn crucial business lessons from many politicians.  While not all politicos are equally good teachers, the best ones will model behavior that’s guaranteed to have a powerful impact on your business success.  Here are … Continue reading

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Are clients comfortable doing business with you?

The politician’s guide to honest, authentic, and effective communication

Quick—what pops to mind when you hear the word “politician”? While there are certainly exceptions to every rule, I’ll bet money that you came up with at least one or two of the following (or similar) phrases:   snake-oil salesman … Continue reading

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Keepin’ the faith: three steps to staying energized and motivated

Instant gratification.  It’s hard not to expect it. Have a tough question you need answered? Instead of going to a library to search through books, you can use Google to research it and get back millions of hits in a … Continue reading

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Successful entrepreneurs are choosy about their clients.

What are YOUR clubhouse rules?

Back in the old days, children would create clubhouses for themselves and their special friends.  Membership was by invitation only, and—depending on who “owned” the clubhouse—highly coveted. In a way, things are not that different today for adults who have … Continue reading

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Blame will sabotage your success.

Take responsibility for your success, but don’t go overboard.

One of the key lessons parents teach their children is what it means to take responsibility.  The type of responsibility taught undoubtedly varies from family to family, but, unfortunately, there are some counterproductive views of responsibility that cross all kinds … Continue reading

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Your mindset creates success or failure.

Through a glass darkly: the dangers of faulty perception

One of the stories that was told in my family as far back as I can remember is that I was the child with “the good brain.”  (My older sisters were dubbed “the no-nonsense one” and “the sensitive one.”)  Needless … Continue reading

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Success or failure - both depend on your thoughts and definitions.

How do you define success and failure?

There are many ways to be your own worst enemy.  One common way is to fall prey to counterproductive thinking in which your definitions of circumstances and situations steal away your energy and personal power.  Here are some distorted definitions … Continue reading

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What results do you get from YOUR self-fulfilling prophecy?

The self-fulfilling prophecy: road to success or failure?

It’s all in your head. Wishing won’t make it come true. What makes you such a big deal? There’s an almost endless litany of messages that pound away at us, and many of them, unfortunately, are horrendously counterproductive. Are your … Continue reading

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Are you prepared for success or failure? Think about it!

Your greatest business ally and your worst business enemy are two sides of the same coin.  That coin is your habitual way of thinking.  As Sally Kempton once said, “It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your … Continue reading

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Focus is key to success.

Focus + creativity + powerful mindset = success.

The greater your focus on the important stuff, the greater the probability of you rising high in the ranks of successful entrepreneurs. Continue reading

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Are you dealing with eMAIL or eMAUL?

Successful entrepreneurs know how to manage their inbox so it increases their productivity instead of making them crazy. Continue reading

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Don’t worry. Be happy. Make money.

Research indicates that happiness is one of the critical success factors for entrepreneurs, and that happy people make more money than unhappy ones. Continue reading

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