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Lessons from Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was a man of action. Over his lifetime, his curiosity and passion fueled a diverse range of interests. He was a writer (often using a pseudonym), publisher, diplomat, inventor and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. His inventions included the lightning rod, bifocals and the Franklin stove. Franklin was responsible for establishing the first public library, organizing fire fighters in Philadelphia, was one of the early supporters of mutual insurance and crossed the Atlantic eight times. Self-development was a constant endeavor throughout his incredible life. […]

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Be Committed to Excellence

“To be successful you must first see success.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “To be enthusiastic, you have to act enthusiastic.” Dale Carnegie “Do everything right and you’ll never be wrong .” Craig Lockerd “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got .” Unknown “Many years ago, a large American shoe manufacturer sent tow sales reps out to different parts of the Australian outback to see if they could drum up some business among the aborigines. Some time later, the company received telegrams from both […]

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Make Your Goals a Reality

How can you make your goals a reality? How do you get from fantasizing about realizing your goals to actually achieving them? Many people dream about starting their own business, going back to school, losing weight, or any number of goals, but smell defeat even before trying. So what’s the difference between those who do and those who don’t? How can you get from here to there? The truth is that goal setting is extraordinarily easy. Note the millions of people who pledge any number of goals at the beginning […]

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Great Leaders

Great Leaders use memorable leadership quotes as tools to support their mission, vision, strategy and expectations for quality performance. Here are a few of my favorite quotes! “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton, Hilton Hotels “The right man is the one who seizes the moment.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  “Be enthusiastic as a leader. You can’t light a fire with a wet match.” – Unknown  “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, […]

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Tips on Goal Setting

Small decisions can have a great impact on you working towards your goal. Remember that your goals are your road maps to success in life. Without them, you can lose your way. Although you can always retrace your steps, you might not have the time, opportunity, energy or resources you once had when you could have made your goals happen one by one. www.studygroupamerica.com Listen to people who you respect and ask for their advice. Remember, you don’t have to like the person to respect them. Being active in life […]

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My Life in 10 Years

The next time somebody tells you that setting goals is really a lot of hype, tell him/her this: if life is a journey, how will you get there if you don’t have an itinerary? Goals tell you where you are going, how you are going to get there and what you will do when you get there. You have to decide what you want first of all. The problem with so many people is that they do not know what they really want. In other words they are not at […]

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SMART Goal Setting: A Surefire Way To Achieve Your Goals

I encourage you to pick up a pen and a piece of paper and jot down the goals you want to reach. Look at each goal and evaluate it. Make any changes necessary to ensure it meets the criteria for a SMART goals: S = Specific M = Measurable A = Attainable R = Realistic T = Timely Specific Goals should be straightforward and emphasize what you want to happen. Specifics help us to focus our efforts and clearly define what we are going to do. Specific is the What, […]

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Key To Communicating Effectively

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