Tag Archives: Motivation

Choose to look forward

We are going through a rough time right now. Millions are out of work. Businesses are closed, and some will not be able to re-open. Thousands have died, and families have not even been able to attend the funeral or … Continue reading

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You might as well read a book while you’re at home

Since many of us are ordered to remain in our homes except for essential reasons, it might be a good time to think about reading that book you’ve been putting off because you’ve been too busy. Or, if you don’t … Continue reading

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Building positive relationships with others

Last week in a post I mentioned a statement in Rabbi Daniel Lapin’s book Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money  The statement was “If there is one lesson to be learned in Jewish business success, it is this: … Continue reading

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Teamwork wins championships

I enjoy sports. Basketball, football and baseball are my favorites because they are team sports, and I am a big believer in teams. A well-coached team that has learned to work together is a joy to watch. Since we are … Continue reading

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Can you motivate other people?

One of the great leadership challenges is how to motivate people to do what they need to do. For a long time most people thought motivation was done through sticks and carrots. If people did not perform they were punished, … Continue reading

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Success is an inside job

You might succeed if no one else believes you can, but you will never succeed if you don’t believe you can. One of the most important things anyone can do to succeed in life is to believe that they can. … Continue reading

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Embrace failure

No one enjoys failing at anything, and yet each of us have failed many times. As someone once said, the person who best understood the human race is the person who invented the eraser on pencils. Despite our aversion to … Continue reading

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Avoid weasel words

Weasel words give a person an out. They are a way of saying something without making a commitment. When we are saying that we will get back to a person as soon as we can, we are not making a … Continue reading

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Developing habits is a key to success

John Maxwell writes, “The successful person has the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do. The successful person doesn’t like doing them either, but his dislike is subordinated to the strength of his purpose.” One of the … Continue reading

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Sacrifice and success

There is a wonderful little book that I have read several times. Today is one of those times. The book is As a Man Thinketh by James Allen. The book is only 60 pages but is filled with wonderful insights … Continue reading

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