Success Secret 8 Knowledge Is Power

Firefighters are the best-trained team you’ll ever come across. They train daily to prepare for virtually any kind of emergency that could arise.If their teams know the fundamentals of fire and understand fire behavior, they will be prepared and any fire will not surprise them. So learning and training is a huge part of everything they do.Most firefighters will not see the same exact fire twice in their careers. That’s why they must have tremendous knowledge and be prepared for the situations that present themselves every day.In firefighting, just as in life and business, how we prepare counts. Knowledge is particularly crucial for firefighting since much of their work is done with limited vision due to dense smoke.They depend on each other to communicate the situation and to be where they are supposed to be. Each member of the team at the fire is accountable for completion of their assignment. To fail in any area could be disastrous.Knowledge is power because it saves lives. Knowledge gives us the power to choose....
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Success Secret 7 Focus Inside Your Boat

We’re going to talk about a common issue that many people face- time management.I hear many people say that they don’t have time to do things like work on their goals. “I don’t have time” really means, it’s not a priority.Not having time for things you enjoy is a choice. You have the same amount of time as everyone else. What you need then, is to figure out how to use your time more effectively, so you can enjoy some of the pleasures t of life.If you want something bad enough, you will make the time to do it. You always have enough time for the things that are important to you if you spend it right.Managing priorities is a challenge for most people.Have you ever really looked at Olympic athletes? They have a remarkable focus, and are interested only in what they can control…. And that’s what’s happening inside their boat. Everything else is beyond their control and not worth expending the mental energy and attention that would...
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Success Secret 6 See It, Feel It, Trust It, Do It

Let’s talk about the fundamentals of goal setting. The secret sauce is this…Seeing what I want to accomplish, feeling the result of the action, trusting that I’m doing the right thing, and then implementing the plan.Do you know the difference between the best golfers and average golfers in the way they approach the game?The typical golfer goes to the range and hits balls for hours, making the same mistakes over and over. The best golfers realize the most important part of golf is what happens between the golfer’s ears.Golf isn’t really a physical game. You can play golf from the time you’re 3 years old. The people who are able to manage the mental part of the game are the ones who enjoy it the most, play the best, and take the most money from their competitors.Before any round, you need to create a plan. The plan may change, based on the wind, temperature, who you’re playing with, situations that present themselves on the course, or even how you feel on that...
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Success Secret 5 From Now On

“Associate yourself only with those people you can be proud of- whether they work for you or you work for them.”Often times we have issue with our boss and we aren’t quite sure how to approach them in a way that’s healthy for everyone involved.Approach issues with your boss just like you would approach any other problem you encounter in business. First, clearly identify the problem. Most people jump to a solution before they understand precisely what the problem is. As a result, they solve the wrong problem, while allowing the real problem to pick up steam.How do you know if you’re solving the right problem?The key is to write down 3 things:The problem as you perceive it. The impact it has on you or others.What you want to accomplish- your desired end stateOnce you’ve gone through those 3 steps, you have everything you need to begin looking for solutions to the problem. Next, write down:Why you think the problem exists. Potential solutions.You’d be surprised how often new options...
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Success Secret 4 Above All Else

Promptness is an important trait that most people overlook. When people are late, it’s disrespectful and an insult to the person they are meeting.Apply these concepts to your life and marriage.You need to accept responsibility for where you are in your life. It’s easy for everyone to get wrapped up in their careers and let some personal things slip through the cracks. But those things are just as important as work.We often rationalize that the quality of our time together is more important than the quantity of our time together. We need both quality and quantity.Decide that spending time together will be the number 1 priority in your marriage or relationship, and outline how you are going to do that. Some of those things could be game changers in your relationship.The causes of most marital problems are the same as business problems- communication and misperceptions. Continue to make communication a priority. It will make a big difference.We become complacent. Complacency is the root of mediocrity, and mediocrity is success’s worst...
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Success Secret 3 Consider It Done

In any organization, it’s always the receptionist who has a finger on the pulse of the business and what’s happening with everything and everyone.The receptionist has power. They are the eyes and ears for everything that goes on, and they’re the first impression of the company for every person that comes through the door, or who calls in.The receptionist can tell you the 3 things that successful people do differently from the rest of the pack…The most successful people are the ones who have an ‘abundance mentality’. These people believe there is plenty of knowledge, wisdom, and success for everyone. There is room for everyone to be successful- one person’s success does not diminish or reduce the possibility of another person’s success.These people have the confidence to share their wisdom because they believe that success is not a zero sum event- where someone has to lose for the other person to win. Successful people believe that success breeds more success.Successful people are open-minded enough to ask for others’ input...
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Success Secret #2….. And Then Some

What do you think the difference is between a good salesperson and a great salesperson?Attitude ad perseverance are two major factors for success, but they are not the only ones.People buy from those people that they enjoy being around because a positive person is much more comfortable to be around than a negative, cynical person.However, there are a lot of positive, persistent people who are not great success stories.The main thing that great salespeople do differently than most is not something major or dramatic.They just do a little something extra every day, in every call, and for every customer. Most people stop when they’ve done what is required, and that’s when they’re just getting started.Great salespeople make a point of making one more sales call than is required every day. That one extra call adds up to 250 extra calls every year. And if you sell 20% of those, that gives you an extra 50 customers every year because of the one extra call every day.That one extra call is...
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Success Secret #1: No Matter What

Successful people are not distracted by their success. They are focused on mastering a combination of several simple truths that, when put together, create ongoing success.The first truth is about mastering the attitude of ‘No Matter What’.No matter what means that, regardless of what’s going on around you, you have to accept responsibility and move forward. Every person is ultimately responsible for who they become and what they accomplish in life. It’s up to you to take control.People and circumstances will distract you, if you allow them to prevent you from moving forward. You may be distracted by people who are threatened by your success and don’t want you to succeed.Sometimes, other situations seem more important. There are plenty of distractions if you give them the focus of your attention.But no great accomplishments will happen if you allow yourself to be continually distracted by your surroundings.People are often surprised when distractions and obstacles pop up in their lives. There’s no reason to be surprised. You can count on them showing...
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