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Be a Mentored Mentor

If you look at the most successful individuals in the world, you will find that, in almost every case, they have been mentored. All of them acknowledge that they’ve had a mentor. They have had people that have climbed to the top of the mountain before them, so to speak, and have acted as guides. […]

Don’t Let Your Short-Term Circumstances Dictate Your Long-Term Decisions

Let’s say there is a young man whose long-term goal is to become a financial advisor. Unfortunately, his current circumstance is that he has just failed his Series 7 Exam. He should not let his short-term circumstance change his long-term goal. He has decided to become a financial advisor. His objective has not changed. So […]

Breaking Up with Excuses: Part I

The Mental Struggle with Achieving Optimum Health MENTAL STRENGTH: The most important thing to overcome are your OWN EXCUSES. Pauline Nordin from the “Fighter Diet” says something that really hits home “You cannot achieve success without a strong mind.” Believe me, easier said than done! Stop the Excuses. My whole life I was blaming perfectly fantastic […]

Total Efforts Equal Total Victory

I often think about Vince Lombardi’s famous speech, which is called “What it Takes to be Number One.” At the end of the speech, Lombardi says that any man’s finest hour, his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear, is that moment when he has to work his heart out in a good cause and […]

The Common Denominator of Success

Pleasurable Methods vs. Pleasurable Results This brings us to another principle: “The Common Denominator of Success.” The Common Denominator of Success is this: Successful people have formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do. Nowhere does it say that successful people enjoy doing these things. I would even go so far […]

The Little Things Done Right Allow the Big Things to Go Right

The devil is in the details. We’ve all heard that before and we hear it all the time because it’s true. Details are your pathway to success. The details are not very glamorous or fun, but they are necessary. Getting the details right can prevent larger problems. A perfect example of a person who focused […]

When Values Are Clear, Decisions Are Easy

Roy Disney had a saying which helped guide him when it came time to make important decisions in one’s life and that was, “when values are clear, decisions are easy.” All of us in our lifetimes are going to have to make some important decisions. For that matter, there are about 25 decisions that you […]

Be Faithful to What is Helpful

Individuals that experience success, happiness, and fulfillment in their lives understand that it does not come free and easy, it takes sacrifice. What these people have discovered is that the result is more pleasurable than the effort. So they have learned to be faithful to the habits that they used in order to get their […]

Sound Decision Making: Priority Management vs. Time Management

Our society teaches us that we have to be good time managers. There are libraries full of books and resources that are dedicated to proper time management. In all honesty, there is no such thing as time management. We have no control over time. Time continues with or without us. What we do have control […]