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Why Most People Dream and Only Some Do: The Go-Getter Theory

Why Most People Dream and Only Some Do: The Go-Getter Theory
I remember it like it was yesterday. I just won the biggest marble from a boy three years younger than me, and my “best buddy” back then was talking to me on how much he liked his new moped. (He wasn’t legally old enough to drive it on the street, yet he did). He got it from his father who, I believe, up till now still has a bicycle shop. We used to talk about things we’d like to do. Now let’s fast forward to present tense. What differs those who are naturally set to succeed, from others who are not? It boggles my mind why some entrepreneurs make it big while others settle for mediocre or close to nothing results! Lately, I’ve met a lot of business men and students set to create a startup, and I started noticing a few differences… It’s not education, skills or talent; It’s passion, drive and motivation. People who get stuff done strive for “good enough” and go on to the next. I believe that perfectionism is a bad “quality” to have and shouldn’t be in the dictionary of any entrepreneur.

The 20 Greatest Motivational Quotes Of All Time | A Daring Adventure If you like the following post, you can get an expanded version with 50 quotes as an ebook by signing up for my newsletter in the box on the right. Not only that, but you’ll get the heads up on forthcoming free books and Life Coaching specials as as well as my ebook that takes an in-depth look at goal setting. The 20 Greatest Motivational Quotes Of All Time I was playing about on Twitter the other day when I noticed an exchange about Life Coaching between two people I vaguely know. One person had made a comment (and I paraphrase) “Life Coaches are psychotherapists that can’t be bothered to finish their training” As you can imagine I had to have my say and I was told by the person in question that they managed to learn all they needed to learn about self development from reading blogs and furthermore nobody needed to hire a Life Coach. This exchange had me thinking for the millionth time, “There is no how it is, only how it is for you” 1. 2. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.

10 Things I Learned From Failure : Lifestyle Every entrepreneur has made a series of mistakes or been subject to failures along his or her entrepreneurial journey. These setbacks, t May 04, 2011 Every entrepreneur has made a series of mistakes or been subject to failures along his or her entrepreneurial journey. I am proud to have learned such a great deal from my failures, and the fact that I get to share them—and, more important, the hard-knocks lessons learned—with a worldwide audience is a real thrill. And with that, here are my top 10 lessons learned from my past failures that were well worth the price of admission (well, after I survived them, that is). 10. Build a sustainable business for yourself, and not one based on hypothetical acquisitions or imaginary investment capital. 9. If you are human, guess what? 8. If your answer is anything other than one, and you are a small startup on a shoe-string, guess what? 7. Don't get stuck in analysis paralysis! 6. If you project 100 customers, you might get 10. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

Start Your Day in 33 Different Ways Mornings are underrated. I consider them fundamental for the whole diurnal experience. What you do in the very first moments of your morning will fundamentally and inexorably shape your entire day. Consciously inserting your intentions in these very first moments will have a huge effect. Here are at least 33 ways in which you can transform your days by only spending 5 minutes every morning. 1. I love the morning stillness and the unspoken promise of something ready to start. 2. And do nothing. 3. Point your mind to something you’re really grateful for and stay there. 4. Regardless of the current season. 5. You’re going to spot it pretty easily if you put your mind to it. 6. Write an answer to an old question, do part of a small chore, move an object out of somebody’s way. 7. Empty your mind and isolate from your environment. 8. This is different from number 6 in terms of the actual time of the helping act. 9. Like in getting physical. 10. 11. Let go. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

5 priorities that should dominate corporate directors’ to-do lists Key challenges threatening companies’ reputations are expected to crowd agendas of corporate boards, including their audit committees, this year, according to research by the EY Center for Board Matters and Deloitte. “With the rapid rise of transformational technologies, digital risks, and human capital challenges, boards need to effectively manage reputational risk on a global scale,” Ruby Sharma, a principal with EY and the EY Center for Board Matters, said in a statement. “As a result, board members’ time commitment might increase in 2015,” Sharma said. Reputational risk is driven by a host of business risks. At the top of the list are fraud, bribery, and corruption; cyber-breaches; product and service risks related to safety, health, and the environment; and risks related to actions taken by suppliers and vendors. Board composition and turnover. Pressure from shareholders could come through proposals or letters to the board and through proxy voting decisions. Improving disclosures.

Khan Academy AMA Playbook How Competition Hurts Your Company The Crimes We Commit in the Name of Team Building… How Competition Hurts Your Company Competition is the way to keep your edge and maintain your position in your industry. It’s the lifeblood of business, right? Not so much! A University of Minnesota study recognized this way back in the 1990s. There are a couple of reasons why internal competition hurts your company. First, a lot of competitive exercises disguised as team building create meaningless competitions that pit departments and individuals against each other. Second, having different parts of your company compete with one another is a bit like having your hands try to compete with your feet. If you want to achieve greatness in your company, then develop healthy bonds between your internal teams, the employees, and the boss—and even with the top leaders and the organization itself. The way to do this is by creating a common purpose. So why do men and women sign up for the job? Purpose. About The Author

8 Ways to be UBER Charismatic What did JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Hitler all have in common? They were all renowned charismatics that lit up every room they entered. You’ve most likely met one of these kinds before. Robert Greene studied these people and detailed the methods one can use to become a charismatic in his book “The Art of Seduction.” Purpose Pick a cause, a goal, a vision and live it. Mystery Become mysterious (like Bruce Wayne) by being unpredictable. Saintliness Think Gandhi. Eloquence Speak slowly and hypnotically, with random pauses if needed. Theatricality Be larger than life. Danger/Spontaneity Radiate dangerous, rebellious sexuality. Vulnerability Have a soft side and love your followers. Magnetism Develop a piercing gaze. DO NOT COMMENT.

Why you must reinvent your company every 3.5 years Ask any manager on planet Earth, “What is your key challenge?” and among many different responses one will strike you with remarkable consistency: Staying afloat. The fast-moving roller-coaster economy we live in today makes this task increasingly difficult. Just as we handle one crisis, another looms around the corner. How can we sustain— and even thrive? The answer is the one you’ve heard before: We must consistently remake who we are, what we offer, and how we deliver our offerings to the world. Let me explain. Once upon a time, our companies enjoyed long and healthy lives, with a slow rise to the top of financial performance and a gradual decline to annihilation. As Steve Denning of Forbes puts it: “Fifty years ago, ‘milking the cash cow’ could go on for many decades. Denning’s claims are supported by research conducted by the Deloitte Center for the Edge in 2001, which is about how corporate life cycles were diminishing rapidly. Does it mean that we are all doomed? Dr.

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently - Heidi Grant Halvorson - The Conversation Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson’s HBR Single, based on this blog post. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. 1. To seize the moment, decide when and where you will take each action you want to take, in advance. 3. Fortunately, decades of research suggest that the belief in fixed ability is completely wrong — abilities of all kinds are profoundly malleable. The good news is, if you aren’t particularly gritty now, there is something you can do about it. 7. To build willpower, take on a challenge that requires you to do something you’d honestly rather not do. 8. 9. If you want to change your ways, ask yourself, What will I do instead? It is my hope that, after reading about the nine things successful people do differently, you have gained some insight into all the things you have been doing right all along.

EY Unlocking value with an effective operating model Industry perspectives Clustering markets by stage of development Companies should consider clustering markets according to their stage of development. Markets such as Japan, Australia and South Korea can be grouped together due to similar dynamics in terms of the maturity of modern trade. This clustering approach enables companies to stay close and relevant to the market, while still realizing some scale benefits by bringing similar markets together within the same regional structure. Taking constraints into consideration The constraints of markets should be factored into the design of these clusters. For more information, contact: Kimjin (KJ) Gan Asia-Pacific Advisory Operating Model Effectiveness Leader, Consumer Products For further information, download a copy of our full report. Meet the authors

Top 10 Traits Of Highly Successful People Rating: 8.2/10 (185 votes cast) We have all read about people who are successful briefly. They win a gold medal, make a fortune, or star in one great movie and then disappear.…These examples do not inspire me! My focus and fascination is with people who seem to do well in many areas of life, and do it over and over through a lifetime. These are the people who inspire me! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. These traits work together in combination, giving repeatedly successful people a huge advantage. This article was originally written by Philip Humbert and can be found here

The 67 Steps by Tai Lopez (REVIEW) - Basic Growth What is The “67 Steps” Program? The last couple of months I’ve stumbled upon something I’ve never come across before on the internet.. It’s a video course where Tai Lopez (An investor, entrepreneur and author) talks about 67 important lessons he learned throughout his life. By balancing your health, your wealth and your social life you’ll reach a state of eudaimonia. Tai illustrates each topic with personal stories from his life or insights he picked up from reading books. And he has read quite a few… (5000+ ) The course is was completely free and you even got a additional copy of “Managing Oneself” by Peter Drucker to discover your personal strengths. This course is gold It this review I’m going to share the most important lessons I’ve learned from the course and how I plan to implement those steps into my life (the ones I’ve found relevant at least) At the moment I’m at 16 19 21 different key lessons. Note: These are my personal interpretations of what his 67 steps mean. Let’s go. How? – Simon

201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity Arouse your creativity Electric flesh-arrows … traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm. ~ Anais Nin Creativity is like sex. I know, I know. The people I speak of are writers. Below, I’ve exposed some of their secret tips, methods, and techniques. Now, lie back, relax and take pleasure in these 201 provocative ways to arouse your creativity. Great hacks from Merlin Mann of 43 Folders