“You will never have a definite purpose in life, you will never have self-confidence, you will never have initiative and leadership unless you first create these qualities in your imagination and see yourself in possession of them.
Just as the oak tree develops from the germ that lies in the acorn, and the bird develops from the germ that lies asleep in the egg, so will your material achievements grow out of the organized plans that you create in your imagination. First comes the thought, then organization of that thought into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.”
I’ve collected some of the quotes and idea that have had a profound impact on my life, and put them into this small book, called GREAT IDEAS FOR A GREAT LIFE. This is a collection of 101 quotes and ideas — a few from myself and many from those whom I consider mentors (such as Napoleon Hill, Raymond Charles Barker, Ernest Holmes, Florence Scovel Shinn, and many others). The ideas in this little book have inspired me, motivated me, and even challenged me to move beyond my boundaries and into my greater life. These ideas can inspire you to live your greatness as well. You can order the book from Amazon HERE.
I’ll be at the wonderful Center for Spiritual Living Seattlethis Sunday — January 15th — speaking at both services and doing a workshop after. The Sunday service title is called “Beyond Status Quo” and the workshop is LEAP2012: Taking A Radical Leap Into Your Good. It’s time to move out of financial fear and into financial freedomat last!
Nancy Colasurdo, a life coach and writer for Fox Business, did a great interview with me recently, which is now published in this article about the new “Think and Grow Rich: Master Mind Volume” and “The Complete Think and Grow Rich Boxed Set” — you can read the Fox Business article HERE.
(You can find the Amazon link to the T&GR boxed set HERE, and to the Master Mind Volume HERE.)
One of the biggest struggles in our journey to success — something many of us can relate to — is the idea that in order for something to be done well, we have to do it by ourselves. The thinking goes something like this: we wish we could get quality help for our project or our business, but we know that we could do what needs to be done faster, better, and exactly how we envision it to be done, so we might as well do it ourselves. And then when we do, we wonder why we don’t have more help. It’s a self-feeding cycle, and one that prevents us from going to the next level.
Being more productive creates a life that is more successful. Successful people are good producers.
People who take my success-training classes tell me that the number one reason that stops them from being more productive is procrastination. The decision to procrastinate (and it is a decision) allows you to avoid doing the thing(s) that in the short term you don’t want to do, but in the long term will make your life easier, happier, smoother, calmer, and more.
However, the uncomfortable truth is that when we procrastinate, we usually are creating more work and more strain for ourselves down the road.
So how do we learn to become more productive, and procrastinate less?
The answer is surprisingly simple – we need to do more of what works, and less of what doesn’t. How? We train ourselves to act in different ways. Simple, right? But not always easy! Even though these are simple ideas, they can have a profound impact in the effectiveness of each day.
START HERE: Below are four easy-to-begin ways that you can get an increase of productivity in your life starting today. Try one or more of these (after the jump):
Fall is in the air! And with the Fall comes new classes, and new opportunities to align our thinking and actions with our dreams and purpose. Continue reading for three classes designed to help you experience the “more” that Life has to offer…