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Conquering Your Fear To Start Your Own Business by Seth Godin

Simple and Great!

4 Ways To Get Your Ideas To Spread by Seth Godin

Great thoughts on getting your ideas to spread.

Your Imaginary Limitations Are Inhibiting Your Success

mindYour mind is a powerful device, actually its the most powerful device on the planet. Your mind can allow you to create, dream and make amazing things happen. Your mind is also the place where most limitations begin and unfortunately end. “I Can’t” is the beginning of most of your limitations.

The reason you don’t succeed is because you tell yourself that you will not be successful. Your Imaginary Limitations Are Inhibiting Your Success. Stop being held back by your imaginary limitations.

Real limitations and challenges can be overcome, it’s the imaginary ones that are unbeatable.

3 Types Of English – How To Be A Tri-Lingual Orator

Nice spoken word piece.

How To Know When Your Life Is Out Of Focus

going out of focusOften times the key to a successful life is when things are in proper perspective and proper focus. I’m not talking about balance, I’m talking about focus and priorities. Focusing on God, Family and Everything Else — In that order. On the flip-side, the shortest route to failure is a life that gets out of focus.

How Do You Know When Your Life Is Out Of Focus?

When you begin to ask yourself questions like, “Why am I feeling this way?”, “Why doesn’t this feel right?” “Why do I feel like I’m going nowhere” and “Is my life out of focus?”

You will know your life is out of focus:

When you begin to focus more on what “so and so” is or isn’t doing than focussing on what you need to do.

When your work gets more time and attention than your family.

When your cup is always half empty.

When you can’t seem to find peace.

There are many signs and symptoms that your life is out of focus, the key is taking the time to ask the tough questions. Ask your family, ask your friends and take a hard look in the mirror and ask yourself “Am I Focused On The Things That Matter?”

Embrace the journey, stay focused and you will reach a proper destination.

 

Seth Godin On How To Win In 2014

Short video that’s worth your time.

Great Business Tool To Create Online Surveys and More

surveysI thought I’d share a key tool for my business and personal brand. There is no way around it, every business needs some type of online survey tool. There are some good online survey tools out there including: Survey Monkey, Zoomerang, PollDaddy and my personal favorite Fluid Surveys. What I like about Fluid Surveys is it’s simple, intuitive, mobile friendly and easy to build custom surveys.

Seriously it’s easiest way to build, distribute & analyze online surveys, forms, questionnaires & polls. There’s nothing to download, no coding or programming knowledge required… just open your browser and go. It has been the perfect solution for our customer satisfaction surveys, end of the year blog reader surveys, market research and various types of questionnaires. You can use it for anything. The analysis, charting and break down of results is awesome and looks great, you can easily display the results in your keynote or powerpoint presentations.

If you have not checked them out and are in need of a solution, I encourage you to do so. They even have a free options available. Click here for more details.

The Most Brilliant Christmas Marketing Campaign Ever

Check out this WestJet Christmas Marketing Magical Majestic Miracle and (any other awesome word that begins with an “M”) Masterpiece. This is how companies should think.

Just think about… this is awesome, I’m sharing it, you’re sharing it and since yesterday 1,000,000 others and counting have shared it.

Merry Christmas!

Tapping Into Your Inner Greatness

greatnessWe live in a world where there seems to be greatness all around us. We get to watch our favorite TV programs with all of the great actors and actresses. Not long ago we were able to watch the NBA Finals where we get to watch the greatest basketball players in the world battle it out on the court. We get to attend conferences and hear from some of brightest minds and the greatest speakers of our time. We get to read blogs and books of some of the brightest minds on the planet.

We simply get to sit and watch greatness. We get to imagine what greatness could be and get a little glimpse of what it is. We get to watch greatness all around us and often times we are in awe because of it.

Every year I watch a little singing competition called American Idol where people who watched greatness for years decid to take a shot at becoming great. Twelve make it to the top, two make it to the finale and one becomes the great winner. What changed with these top 12? They chose to be great, they gave it a chance, they stepped in the ring, they got off the sidelines and they got in the game. If you are not in the ring, on the court, at the plate you will never be great, because those on the sidelines never become the greatest. They are spectators, they watch the great ones.

“Greatness is inside of you” is not some random quote or saying… it’s truth. You have potential for greatness, it’s time that you reach your God potential, it’s time to tap into your inner greatness.

“Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness but it is greatness.” ~George Bernard Shaw

You Can Watch Greatness or Choose To Be Great!

Understanding The True Value Of An Idea

idea 3I have lots of thoughts each and every day, as a matter of fact all of us do. There is varying research that suggests how many thoughts a day the average human has. Some research indicates that 100 years ago the average number of thoughts was 5,000 a day and today humans think around 50,000 thoughts per day. I guess we have a lot more to think about in this overly stimulating age and time.

I’m not sure what the accurate number of thoughts per day is, however I’d be inclined to think that I’m more aligned with the 50,000 thoughts a day number. I would also say that many of the thoughts that I have are ideas, dreams, visions and more ideas.

As a consultant the general deliverables for my clients primarily deal with ideas, connecting those ideas to strategy and moving that strategy into reality. The “always on” line of thinking works perfect for the way that I’m wired, because I’m a thinker and thinking is how I orient my world. I literally had 10 different business ideas, strategies, thoughts and aha’s on my drive taking my son and his friends to basketball practice yesterday. I got home did some research and realized that a couple of them didn’t make sense and I will pursue the others further. (In due time)

That’s the beauty of having many thoughts is the fact that you weed out the ones that need to be weeded out and you act on the others.  The more ideas you have the greater opportunity for some of those ideas to be great ones. My Go Daddy domain account is an example of that – I have an idea, I buy a domain, I let it sit for awhile, at the end of the year I chose to delete or renew. Buying the domain is simply investing in the potential of the idea.

The beauty an idea is the fact that it forces you to wrestle the question of, “Is this idea good, bad or indifferent?” Often times a bad idea has as much value and opportunities for learning as a good one. Ideas all have potential, it’s what you do with those ideas that determines whether or not the potential of a particular idea is realized. Potential unrealized is just potential.

What Is An Idea Worth? The idea itself is not worth much. The strategy, thoughts, wrestling and process of massaging that idea into something special is worth lots, maybe even million$ or gazillion$.

There are tons of success stories that simply began with an idea that was developed into something very special. What Is An Idea Worth?  It depends on what the person that has the idea is willing to do with it? We must learn to Understand The True Value Of An Idea.

Have ideas, sift through them and do something about them.

Share your thoughts on the whole ideation process.

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