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Never Give Up

December 21, 2010
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There are basically two wrong things to do in any life situation.

1)    Give up

2)    Do nothing

There are a multitude of potentially useful or right things to do.

For instance, if things aren’t going the way you planned, you can learn more, plan better, do more, do a lot more, do something different, revise your game plan, find someone that’s gotten to where you want to be and ask for their help, work harder, work smarter, find a partner, find a better partner, get rid of the wrong partner, find a mentor, find a better mentor, etc.

You can also find out what’s motivating you, what’s your passion, why do you want what you want. If you say you want to be rich, why? What would being rich enable you to do? If you want more free time, why? What do you want to do with that free time? Travel, study, go back to school, be a missionary? What’s your real objective?

I read a great book on this subject a couple years ago called “Living With Passion” by Peter L. Hirsch. In Chapter 3, he gives an exercise in figuring out your purpose and values.

Once you have that thing, that passion, that goal, your why in front of you, it becomes much harder to give up on yourself and easier to motivate yourself to do whatever you need to do to turn the situation around.

Quotes To Help Keep You Motivated

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.  – Calvin Coolidge

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.  Theodore Roosevelt

I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.  – Vince Lombardi

Never Giving Up Means Knowing Where You’re Going

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Till next time – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Leadership

December 13, 2010
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Defining It

Lead – To show the way to by going in advance. To guide or direct in a course.

Leader – Somebody who guides or directs others. Someone who is responsible for or in control of a group, organization, country, etc.

Leadership – Capacity or ability to lead. The ability to guide, direct, or influence people.

Lead comes from the Old English word meaning “to travel.” Leader, also from Old English, means “one who leads,” in other words, the one who guides or leads the travel. If you consider your business as a journey to success, who do you want to guide your journey?

Why Is It Important?

There are certain things that have to be done or need to be done. It is generally up to the leader to make sure that these things get done.

In network marketing, leaders lead by doing what needs to be done. They make the phone calls, recruit, sell product, send out the emails, train, motivate, set goals and targets; in short, they guide the course of their team or group.

If you’re unwilling to make phone calls, or hand out videos, or send out emails; what are the chances of anyone on your team doing so? Slim and none would be my first two answers.

Great Quotes About Leadership

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.  – John Quincy Adams

Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.  – Albert Schweitzer

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.  – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. – John Maxwell

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.  – Stephen R. Covey


Course Correction

December 6, 2010
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Because I think it is such a valuable lesson, I share with you today an excerpt from Jeff Olson’s book, The Slight Edge:

What’s the shortest path between two points? A straight line, right? Wrong. While that might be true in theory, it’s never true in reality. And reality is where you and I live – and where we succeed or fail.

Have you driven on any roads lately that are perfectly straight? Even when you’re on one of those interstates that seems like a long straight line to forever, do you hold the steering wheel perfectly still? Or do you move it back and forth, constantly correcting the direction the car is headed? That constant moving of the steering wheel is so familiar, it’s second nature, and you probably never think about it. But if you decided to hold the wheel rigidly in place, you’d be off the road, probably in less than a minute.

And in case you think that’s just a matter of engineering, or of imperfections in the road’s surface, this next example may come as a bit of a shock:

On its way to the moon, the miracle of modern engineering that is an Apollo rocket is actually on course only two or three percent of the time; for at least ninety-seven percent of the time it takes to get from the Earth to the moon, it’s off course. In a journey of nearly a quarter of a million miles, the vehicle is on track for only 7,500 miles … or to put it another way, for every half-hour the ship is in flight, it is on course for less than sixty seconds!

And it gets to the moon?! How is that possible?

Because modern space travel is a masterful example of the Slight Edge in action.

If this machine, one of the most sophisticated, expensive and finely calibrated pieces of technology ever devised was correcting its own off-course errors twenty-nine minutes out of every thirty, is it reasonable to expect that you could do better than that? And even if you were able to match the rocket’s degree of accuracy, you’d still be perfectly on target, on track and on course no more than ten days per year!

For anyone who lacks a grasp of the Slight Edge, being off course is something to be avoided at all costs. After all, if you’re off course, you’re failing, right? But those who understand the Slight Edge embrace Thomas Watson’s philosophy about failure. Here is a more extended version of what he said:

“Would you like me to give you the formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure … You’re thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all … You can be discouraged by failure – or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that’s where you’ll find success. On the other side of failure.”   – Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

(end of excerpt)

It’s Important

This is not a perfect universe, nothing ever goes exactly as planned.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”  – Michael Jordan

So, if something doesn’t go quite the way you planned, or you haven’t signed anyone up in weeks, or your last order got mixed up, or you have heard your comp plan explained 14 times and you still don’t get it, or your sponsor and his sponsor both just quit, don’t give up!!

“What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.”  – Mary Pickford

“Some people use failure as an excuse to give up, to become bitter, or cynical. Other people look at failure as an opportunity to revisit past decisions and to devise new strategies.”  – Catherine Pulsifer, from Do Not Be Discouraged

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. – John Quincy Adams

Increase Your Chances

To learn more about how network marketing enhances your chances to succeed, check out Brilliant Compensation.

To learn how picking a company correctly increases your odds of success, go to www.AlansMLMTips.com and sign up for the “7 Days, 7 Insider Secrets” email newsletter.