How many of these do you possess?
Self-starter Get along with different types of people Have a positive outlook Decisive Accept responsibility Enjoy competition (with yourself and your competitors) Possess will power and self-discipline You plan ahead and are proactive You take advice from others You welcome change and adapt well You are persistent and persevere [...]
I just finished reading the classic self-help book Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz. He outlines the following seven characteristics of a successful personality:
#1 – Sense of direction – Be goal-driven, always looking forward, always striving for something.
#2 – Understanding – Focus on your communication skills. Realize that people react to things based on [...]
In challenging economic times such as the ones we are living through today with high unemployment and stagnant growth, many people are contemplating starting their own business.
A friend of mine, who has spent much of his career in Corporate America, recently asked me if I thought he should start his own business rather [...]
Last year I wrote a blog post for my book, The Termite Effect, called “Never Stop Marketing“. I believe the message is worth dusting off for you today.
In the post, I referenced an analogy that I heard:
Marketing is like popping popcorn.
When you cook popcorn in the microwave, [...]
Can the old “How-to-Eat-an-Elephant” adage be applied to achieving your goals? The answer is “absolutely yes“. The elephant adage advises one bite at a time. To reach your goals, I suggest that you focus on hitting singles.
What do all great home run hitters have in common? They strike out a lot! That’s what [...]
Running a business requires three basic skills:
The ability to PLAN The ability to PRIORITIZE The ability to EXECUTE the prioritized plan
Some of us are master planners; able to spend countless hours analyzing alternatives and researching options. Others can look at a To Do List and, within seconds, reorder the items by level of [...]