Posts tagged with 'motivation'
By Ernie Bray
In the 28 years since Stephen Covey published The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, his advice has helped millions of people improve their professional lives—from presidents and CEOs to the owners of “Mom & Pop” shops. [...]
If you want to succeed in the workplace you have to have these two things... and a degree is not one of them.
1. Get Fired Up Every Day!
When you wake up each day, get excited about what you want to accomplish. Every day is a new start and a chance to make a difference. Don’t let the day control you. Get out and make something good happen. Don't focus on [...]
If you think you are going to make money overnight. Think again. Building a business and being an entrepreneur is hard work. You have to put in the hard work and be patient.
People often think there is a magical formula that can guarantee success. Wrong. It's a combination of so many factors, some that are in your control and others that are not. Your goals is to set your self up for the best possible outcome.
I don’t blame business owners for dreaming of becoming unicorns. Who wouldn’t want to receive a massive cash infusion and become a respected “player” literally overnight? It’s a venerable American dream—the rags-to-riches story.
It should go [...]
By: Ernie Bray and Peggy Bray
Great communication is a key to success, and knowing how to engage in conversation and get your point across is vital if you want to be move up in this world.
In an era when people bury their faces in [...]
To succeed in business you need to network.
Sure it can awkward at first but if you learn to put your fears aside, you can really make some headway. Just be yourself, be genuine and don't try to be something you aren't.
Getting to know people and [...]
Each and every day you need to be focused on what you can do to move toward your goals. Eliminate negativity and focus on taking positive action.
Here's the deal. If you are out partying every Friday or Saturday night and you wonder why you aren't successful...
Think about this. Going out from 8pm to 1am is 5 hours x 52 weeks a year = 260 hours!
What does that equal? about 1 1/2 months of [...]
The biggest difference between those who are out there trying to achieve and go after their dreams and those who fail, is that those who fail constantly blame others for their position in life.
That is a LOSER mindset.
What’s caused [...]
Don't hang around or associate with negativity. It brings you down and holds you back from achieving your goals. Always be looking to put positive influences into your life.
When people talk about success, they often wonder how to “hack” it or short cut it. What can they do to avoid the hard work to get right to what they want. The reality though is much different. Success with anything in life is a combination of so [...]
You can't underestimate the power of energy and enthusiasm. I'd take a new employee any day who is fired up and hungry to learn vs. one who is much more talented but doesn't care. If you want to succeed, bring the energy!
People ask me what gave me my drive. Well, it's something I've always had, whether it was getting top grades in school, trying to be the best I could be in basketball or achieving some tough goals in other areas in life. We all have to find our own [...]
Okay, I want to give you some great advice that will ensure your new business fails. Listen up and be sure to apply these techniques because the last thing you'd want to do is build a thriving, rapidly growing business!
Too often, young would be entrepreneurs get stuck on the idea of a fast exit with riches waiting at the end. That is the exception not the rule. Focus on building a real company that is built to last. You have to do the hard work.
I still remember it like it was yesterday. My high school basketball season had ended and I had six months until I went off to college. My parents told me it was time to get a part time job and so there I was with a McDonald’s uniform in my hand [...]
Some people could be handed a treasure map and probably only 2% would even attempt or put in the effort to try to find the treasure! The rest would find excuses not to take action. What kind of a person are you?
In a way, life is like a long trip with many destinations, stops and layovers. Try to travel light and not carry too much baggage.
Melding a team of motivated employees into a high performance unit that has pride in their work, delivers fantastic service and helps grow the company is the ultimate goal.
As a former collegiate basketball player and amateur triathlete, much of what I learned in athletics has had a direct impact on how I conduct business. While you don’t have to compete in sports to attain the drive and energy to succeed in life, [...]
Don't let the naysayers get you down. Focus on what you can do to be successful and ignore the haters.
In reality, most businesses will have to work hard, bootstrap and play the long game. Don't get discouraged by the rare stories you see in the news.
1. You have a hard time accepting the status quo. The status quo may be just fine at times, but often progress is stalled as new ideas are quelled when people are not willing to push innovation. If you have the feeling inside or an idea that could [...]
Make a list and knock out the high priority tasks. Sounds easy but you to execute. If you don't have goals every day, you don't get that sense of accomplishment.
Society today is about overnight success.
Nobody wants to put in the work.
The reality though is that with small bite size efforts all strung together over time, you can make huge progress.
So many people quit before they even start because goals [...]
As a lifelong athlete and entrepreneur for the past 14 years, I have a driving competitive mindset that is always striving to win.
It’s a mindset that’s pushing for excellence in everything I do.
Now remember, pushing for excellence [...]
In today's fast changing world you gotta think like an entrepreneur.
If you want to bring the personal touch to your business and really connect with potential customers, it's a great idea to shoot video. It doesn't have to be perfect, you just have to be authentic and try. If you want to find out how I [...]
So you want to get rich fast? Really really rich?
Wouldn’t everyone. If it was that easy, everyone would be doing it. I get so tired of seeing some of these internet guys flashing cars, houses, hollow dreams, talking nonsense and acting as though [...]
Think big, Dream big and Imagine it!
Unfortunately that’s where most people stop and get stuck.
At the first sense of difficulty or discomfort people often shrink back to their lives of comfort and [...]
In business you can't just be like everyone else. You have to have a differentiator. What are you doing to do the set your company apart from the rest of the pack?
Just remember bad things happen to everyone but it's how you handle it that makes the difference. You can choose to drive forward and let nothing hold you back or you can find reasons to remain stuck.
You have to have a mission to achieve your goals. Are you just going through the motions? If you aren't driven with a plan you will get lost.
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