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W2/2K15: Golden Nuggets of Success

There are several life-changing golden nuggets of success found in my reading of The Greatest Salesman in the World this week.  I choose to fully absorb these nuggets into my innermost thinking with the ultimate outcome being optimal and effortless success.  Following are just a few of my favorite insights.  Certainly consider adopting as your own.

“I will commence my journey (of optimal and perpetual success) unencumbered with either the weight of unnecessary knowledge or the handicap of meaningless experience.”   Take-away: Quickly evaluate all input and proactively choose to not spend my precious time listening to or pondering stories, information or anything that is “unnecessary” or misaligned with my vision of myself and my future.  Also, choose not to engage in activities or “experiences” that hold no real or true value for me.   This rethinking alone is priceless.

“In truth, experience teaches thoroughly yet her course of instruction devours men’s years so the value of her lessons diminishes with the time necessary to acquire her special wisdom.”  Take-away:  There are times that experience is “not the best teacher” when time is of the essence.  I must fret not and fully embrace what I have right where I am however garnered and leverage the experiences of others.

“Only principles endure…”  Take-away: Simply remember the statement placing the weight of decisions based on principles.  , “only principles endure.

One more…“…the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits.”  Take-away: Identify the habits that support optimal success and then establish them for myself!  Yes, that is easier said than done and I will expand on this very, very important point in my next blog post so plan to check back in just a few days for some fantastic directives on how to break and create habits.  Until then, and always…keep believing!

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W1/2K15: DARE to Begin Again!

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Today, I start a new phase of my life and I’m thrilled…thrilled first at the idea that at any point in the living experience a decision can be made to start something new…to start again, to rebuild, to redesign, to have a “life mulligan” (like a golf do over)…to “begin again.”  I love the freshness and energizing effect of a clean slate and the idea that I can give myself one at any point.  I choose now! So can you.

This week marks the beginning of the MKMMA Mastermind program which I’ve participated in off and on the last couple of years.  One of our requirements is to read the scrolls in the book, The Greatest Salesman in the World, daily — actually  multiple times daily.  Scroll Marked 1 begins with these words, “Today I begin a new life.”  How really cool is that idea?  Can you see the benefits of beginning a new life or some aspect of your life?  The way I see it, everyday above ground provides us an opportunity to do better, think better, be better…new, fresh, exciting opportunities to grow.  There is value in simply embracing the idea of beginning something new and I trust you can see it.  Think about your life for a minute…what aspect of your current living experience would you like to inject something new or completely start over (with the benefit of the lessons learned to date)?  What would your ideal look like?

One more thing…one of my favorite passages in this first reading is “I will commence my journey unencumbered with either the weight of unnecessary knowledge or the handicap of meaningless experience.”  Wow…do you get the point here?  With so very many potential distractions around us — some really good options — consider constructing barriers to wasted energy based on your new life goal(s) by ignoring or avoiding investing in unnecessary knowledge and meaningless experiences.  Say no to some good things so you’ll have the bandwidth to say yes to some great things!  Ok, enough for now…I have some rebuilding to do.  Until next time and always…keep believing!!