The Color Yellow…

The color Yellow enhances vision, builds confidence

Beautiful, serene, inviting. The color yellow represents youth, fun, sunshine, optimism, and other happy feelings. On the other hand it also means jealousy, cowardice, and deceit.

The color Yellow activates memory, encourages communication, enhances vision, builds confidence, and stimulates the nervous system. Through its bright effect, the color yellow calls attention and when combined with black illuminates readability from distances. Hence its use on school buses, traffic signs, and more.

The color yellow tugs at the heart depicting welcome home to loved ones afar.

So today if you’re feeling blue as an entrepreneur, lack of growth at a career endeavor, of if you are at a transition point in your life, stand tall. Focus on the positive. Talk with a friend or coach. Believing for the best encourages us to achieve our goals, dreams, and aspirations. It’s that Automatic.

Cheers!

Success Starts Here…


Peter Souza, former official White House photographer, when asked about his success said “you have gotta start somewhere and there is no one path to be successful”  (in his case photography). But I extend it to say, it is the same thing for any endeavor we strive for in life. You have to start somewhere.

So when you feel Cranky, keep Climbing. Give it your best shot. Believe and you will achieve.

Cheers!

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And Along Came Success…

I pounced upon the study of Success by accident

 

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I pounced upon the study of Success by accident. I did so through pondering why some people succeed while others don’t. Then I took it a step further and delved deeper selecting it for my dissertation research on Successful leaders. My aim was to share it with those who seem to be living without hope.

That said, success is no Oversight. It is a result of hard work and dedication. Below I have selected 12 Quotes that provide some Exposure and motivation for those of us who dare to take the steps to succeed.

12 Success Quotes

1.Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful. –Mark Victor Hansen

2.Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

3.There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try… and those who are afraid you will succeed.
– Ray Goforth

4.Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
– Napoleon Hill

5.You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
– Dale Carnegie

6.Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
– Arthur Ashe

7.Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. – Napoleon Hill

8.Success comes in cans; failure in can’ts.
– Unknown

9.The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.
– Unknown

10.You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
– Martin Luther King, Jr

11. A year from now you may wish you had started today– Karen Lamb

12.To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life…or Something Like It…

I like! I like! I like!

I like! I like! I like!

I like these simple life tips from The Good Quote… Adopt 1, 2, or more. Try them on your co-workers, friends, family, and colleagues. Impact your our own circle of influence. It will be a ray of sunShine and hope in your own little world making it a better place.

Next see my own personal selections below! They are my Favs!  What’s yours?

Missing somebody………Call

Have questions……..Ask

Don’t like something……say it Nicely 

Want something…….Ask for it

Love someone…….Say it

Who Would Ever Have Thought?

Peter Drucker was wise when he said there is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all.

Across from her I stood. Watching as she carefully arranged the papers for delivery. Unknown to her was the intrepid fact that her department would be cut the next day. No amount of hard work could Criticize or change that fact. Decades ago who would ever have thought that society would change. Newspapers were no longer being read by the mass and the company had to cut back. Sad as it was the staff had to be reduced to save what little of the company that could be salvaged to its new online medium.

Peter Drucker was wise when he said there is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all. Tempted? Let’s examine our lives today. What are we doing so well that should not be done at all?  Is it taking a course that you Insist but is no longer recognized and when you graduate you are left out in the cold? Is it staying within your comfort zone in a job that has no room for growth, or worse …almost redundant? Lest we get more personal …is it pursuing a relationship that no longer makes sense?

Be Wise. Look around you. Examine the trends and do only what makes sense for your future self.

Cheers!

It’s Never too Late…

Harland Sanders founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken started his franchise business at the age of 65! That is retirement!

It is never too late to start.

Harland Sanders founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken started his franchise business at the age of 65! That is retirement! Who would have thought that someone could venture out doing something so magnificent at that age? I am sure he was hesistant about this dream. But he did it anyway, and you know what? It became a huge success many, many years after he’s gone.

We also name others like John Pemberton who started Coca-Cola at the age of 55. Ray Kroc who started McDonalds at age 52.  Craig Newmark founded CraigsList at 42, and Robert Noyce founded Intel at 41!

These are just a few of society’s household names that ventured out into the unknown late in their life. So today if you are feeling overwhelmed and feel you are in a mid-life crisis in your 30s, 40s, 50s, or 60s, reflect on these individuals who achieved big things. It proves that we can accomplish anything that we set our minds to no matter the stage in life.

Reflect deeply. Be comforted. Age is just a number. Be patient. Remain Calm. Plan, put your plans into action, cry privately if you must, but never, ever give up! Remember…it’s never too late to start.

Cheers to your success!

 

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25 Goals that Inspire

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.

— Wayne Gretsky

  1. Begin with the end in mind. — Stephen Covey
  2. A year from now you may wish you had started today. ― Karen Lamb
  3. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. — Theodore Roosevelt
  4. A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement. — Bo Bennett
  5. You haven’t failed until you quit trying. — Anonymous
  6. People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. — Earl Nightingale
  7. Goals are dreams with deadlines. ― Diana Scharf
  8. Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you. — Jeffrey Gitomer
  9. One part at a time, one day at a time, we can accomplish any goal we set for ourselves. — Karen Casey
  10. Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal. — Elbert Hubbard
  11. Life’s problems wouldn’t be called ‘hurdles’ if there wasn’t a way to get over them. — Author Unknown
  12. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. — Jimmy Dean
  13. You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. – Stephen King
  14. Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” — Napoleon Hill
  15. If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life that you want, you’re going to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.” — Kevin Ngo
  16. You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretsky
  17. Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn’t understand.” — Robert G Allen
  18. God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them. — Author Unknown
  19. Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal. — Elbert Hubbard
  20. Any unforeseen challenges that crop up are only there to test your resolve on your way to ultimate success in reaching your goal. — Byron Pulsifer
  21. I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants. — Zig Ziglar
  22. Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try. — Dennis DeYoung
  23. If you’re bored with life — you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things — you don’t have enough goals. — Lou Holtz
  24. You can conquer almost any fear if you will make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. — Dale Carnegie
  25. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. –Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Missing anything? Start today.

Cheers!

Don’t Stop Believin…10 Songs That Inspire…

Inspiration ….being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

You want it? You’ve got it! What a feeling! To dream, to believe, to strive, to achieve! Exhilating…. oh yes it is!

How often we aspire to achieve but find there is an Agile disconnect between getting from where we are and where we want to be. Our Sated goals for self-actualization appear Undulated and far-fetched. We feel stalled, lethargic, demotivated, stretched like Elastic. We can’t seem to defy the odds. We beat up ourselves because of our liminal progress.

That’s where positive self-talk comes into play. To get moving. To feel inspired to be creative. To do something different. We can do this through travel, exploration, positive thinking, afilliation with progressive people, through reading, music, and more.

Songs stimulate our desire to achieve. Here are 10 to get you going.

10 Songs That Stimulate Achievement

  1. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  2. Aint no mountain high enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  3. Don’t stop believin – Journey
  4. Stronger (What doesn’t kill makes you stronger) – Kelly Clarkson
  5. What a feeling – Irene Cara
  6. Imagine – John Lennon
  7. Stand by Me – Ben E. King
  8. Don’t Worry about a Thing – Bob Marley
  9. Heal the World – Michael Jackson
  10. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groben

Add your favs to the list!

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So What Does Success Look Like?

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Maria Rodriquez arrived in the United States with her family when she was 12 years old. Her parents left her at home to care for her little brother while they went off in pursuit of the American dream. She was from Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, where her parents left all they had as an escape. Countless days and nights were spent fighting for a better life. Maria was fair, so her ethnicity was always mistaken. But her inability to speak the language left many confused. After graduating from high school, she went to college then dropped out because she got married. But pregnancy changed her life. She promised her unborn son that she would make sure he had the best life. That promise resulted in her reenrollment in college, where she decided to study journalism. She later captured one of the top spots in the field. Maria now manages one of the country’s top media stations.

What Does Success Look Like?

So, what does success look like? How does it feel? Does it follow the pattern of the movie The Pursuit of Happyness? More specifically, what does it take to be successful? Can anyone achieve success? Is it limited to only the rich and famous? These questions have been asked by many individuals who have a desire to become successful―to achieve their dreams, hopes and aspirations.

Success means getting what a person wants with rewards that are sustainable for individuals and those for whom they care.

Success though Elicited, is not always linear. To be clear, let’s define success. The term success refers to the attainment of wealth, position, and honors. More importantly, success means different things to different people. Essentially, it means getting what a person wants with rewards that are sustainable for individuals and those for whom they care. Fereshteh Amin shared components of her research about high achievers:

  • Happiness
  • Achievement
  • Significance
  • Legacy.

Success that encompasses all four kinds of accomplishments is more enriching and lasting.

So what does Success mean to you? Do share.