What comes first, action or motivation?

A: This is a question that has been asked a countless number of times. If you were to go to google and type in this exact question, in less than half of a second of search time over 2 million listings will appear.

Because this is your typical chicken or the egg type of question there are different schools of thought. For me no matter how you look at it the answer is action. Continue reading

10 Ways to Make a Six-Figure Income as a Freelance Writer, Part 2 By Bob Bly

[Last week, we gave you Bob’s first 5 steps to making a six-figure income as a freelance writer. Below are his remaining steps to getting higher paying assignments, royalties, and sales – and his secret for eliminating writer’s block.]

  1. The secret to eliminating writer’s block.Profitable writers are productive writers. We write consistently, every day, whether the mood strikes us or not. “The professional writer must establish a daily schedule and stick to it,” writes William Zinsser in “On Writing Well” (HarperResource, 2001). Continue reading

10 Ways to Make a Six-Figure Income As a Freelance Writer, Part 1 By Bob Bly

[Below are Bob’s first 5 steps to making a six figure income as a freelance writer. Copywriters, like every other freelance writer, can learn a lot from Bob’s advice on setting monetary goals and increasing your productivity so that you can make more money in less time. In the next article we’ll include his remaining 5 steps on higher paying assignments, royalties, sales and his secret for getting repeat assignments…] Continue reading

How To Achieve Success In Everything

Achieve Success In Everything You Want

What if I tell you that you can achieve success in everything you want? Do you think that it is possible? There is a very powerful strategy that anyone can use and apply it into his/her life to see fantastic results in their life and i am going to share it with you.
It is a 4 steps procedure and it is called the Ultimate Success Formula.

Step 1: Have a Goal

The first step to getting what you want is to know what is it that you want. This is a simple theory but there are still people who did not set goals to get what they want. Continue reading

How to Achieve Success: 21 Tips to Live By

How do I know if I have achieved success? Am I there yet? What do I need to do to help my journey?

These are great thoughts to ponder. Frankly, I ask myself these very questions.

My good friend Bob Bly has published a great list of secrets to success. If you do not know Bob, he’s written about 70 books and for sure has achieved success. Pay attention to his wisdom as I paraphrase his list:
1—Be yourself. Do not pretend to be someone or something you are not. Your uniqueness will appeal to a certain segment of the market — and may hold the greatest appeal to them.

2—Following your passion – doing what you love – does not guarantee financial success. But not doing what you love for a living guarantees a life of boredom and unhappiness at work.

3—The trick, then, is to find a niche where your passions and interests intersect with the needs of the market. As Aristotle said, “Therein lies your vocation.” Continue reading

What’s the Difference Between Sales Commitment and Motivation?

Dave Kurlan is a top-rated speaker, best-selling author, sales thought leader and highly regarded sales development expert.

A better question might be, “Which is more important in sales – commitment or motivation?”

Let’s discuss the difference first.

Commitment is the willingness to do whatever is required to succeed in sales, at reaching quota, achieving goals and closing a particular deal or account.  Whatever it takes (ethically).  It’s not, whatever it takes “as long as I’m comfortable” or “as long as it’s not too difficult” or “as long as it’s not too scary”.  Unconditional commitment.  The more difficult the challenge, the stronger the resolve must be.  How many of your salespeople have that kind of commitment?

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MOTIVATION: From Discipline to Mastery In Training, In Life

What gets you to do something, let alone stick with it?

How do you move beyond discipline to find the joy of being fit and strong, staying engaged for the year ahead and beyond?

More so than any other factor, more than knowledge–even more than the perfect plan–your ability to create, sustain and renew motivation determines your success in fitness and in life.

Motivation is the catalyst to action, energy for motion—it propels you to do something. The perfect plan for certain success is of no use in the absence of the drive to take action. Continue reading

The Top Ten Strategies to Employ When You Feel Like Quitting

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 Unemployment does not guarantee leisure.
(Traditional Proverb)

Ever feel like quitting? “Are you kidding?” you ask, “A better question would be, ‘How many times TODAY have I felt like quitting?’ ” Sure. We’ve all felt like “throwing in the towel” at one time or another.а If you haven’t, I suggest that you check your pulse quickly.а And here’s a real shocker for you: the notion that “winners never quit” is a crock!а Everyone – even “winners”- has not only felt like it, but has even quit at one time or another.а

The “road of life” that we each travel isn’t one endless stretch of flat, paved expressway, but rather, is filled with curves, crests, valleys, detours, potholes and bumps.а It is its very unpredictability that makes it so interesting and alluring. We just have to see what’s around the next curve. Continue reading