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Start with Baby Steps
Thursday, May 07, 2009      0 comments

Today I start with another series of steps toward a better life which is the result of my research. That means someone else came up with the idea and I am expanding on it. The following ten days will be dedicated to the Top 10 Strategies for S... Read more
Start with Baby Steps
Thursday, May 07, 2009      1 comments

Today I start with another series of steps toward a better life which is the result of my research. That means someone else came up with the idea and I am expanding on it. The following ten days will be dedicated to the Top 10 Strategies for S... Read more
Take Twelve Steps to Success
Wednesday, May 06, 2009      1 comments

For the past twelve days I have been posting twelve steps to success based on Ed Foreman's Twelve Habits of Successful People. Ed Foreman is a motivational speaker who has a total person approach to improvement and success. If you want to lear... Read more
Expect good things to happen!
Tuesday, May 05, 2009      0 comments

Step Twelve, the final step. Expect good things to happen! If you have followed the advice of the previous eleven days, you have no choice but to expect good things to happen! Remember Abraham Lincoln, "People are just about as happy as t... Read more
I am terrific!
Monday, May 04, 2009      0 comments

Day eleven on our twelve step journey. Today is the converse of yesterday. Whenever someone asks you how you are doing respond "I am Terrific!" or just "Terrific" some people use fantastic or most excellent. any of these works. Zig Ziglar'... Read more
I Hope You Are Doing Well
Sunday, May 03, 2009      1 comments

We are getting toward the end of the twelve steps. Today's message was hard to title. but the essence is when you greet someone do it with a positive statement and not How are you doing. I hope you are doing well works very well. The troubl... Read more
Avoid worry conversations and gossip
Saturday, May 02, 2009      2 comments

We're rounding the fourth turn and heading for home on the twelve steps to success based on Ed Foreman's Twelve habits of successful people. Number Nine Avoid worry conversations and gossip. Worry and gossip are two of the most destructive... Read more
Avoid worry conversations and gossip
Saturday, May 02, 2009      0 comments

We're rounding the fourth turn and heading for home on the twelve steps to success based on Ed Foreman's Twelve habits of successful people. Number Nine Avoid worry conversations and gossip. Worry and gossip are two of the most destructive... Read more
Think, Act and Look happy and successful
Friday, May 01, 2009      2 comments

Step EIght of Ed Foreman's Twelve Habits of Successful People, Think, Act and Look happy and successful. The interesting thing is that after you have spent some time thinking, acting, and looking happy and successful, you actually become ... Read more
Ask questions and listen!
Thursday, April 30, 2009      0 comments

Step Seven to self improvement based on Ed Foreman's Twelve Habits of Successful People - Ask questions and listen! An important aspect of anyone's life is the ability to communicate. Perhaps the most important aspect of communication is l... Read more
Call people by name
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      0 comments

Step SIx, half way through the twelve habits of successful people. Call people by name The sweetest sound a person ever hears is his own name. It is amazing how a person's name can drill through all sorts of layers inattention. It has ... Read more
Smile Often!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009      1 comments

Step Five, the fifth habit of successful people, Smile Often! When I was younger, there was a bumper sticker that proclaimed "SMILE! It makes people wonder what you're up to!" There is a much better reason to smile and to smile often. the... Read more
Give before you get!
Monday, April 27, 2009      0 comments

Day Four in the Twelve Step program to a better life. Give before you get. Always show people the benefit to them before you ask them to do something for you. If people perceive an activity as being beneficial to them they will leap at t... Read more
Think good thoughts!
Sunday, April 26, 2009      0 comments

Step Three - Think good thoughts! Ed Foreman's third habit of winners is "think Good Thoughts, about others and about yourself" It seems that self help and self improvement is a circular concept. We keep coming back to the same points. K... Read more
Show gratitude
Saturday, April 25, 2009      0 comments

Today we continue with step two in the twelve-step program I have appropriated from Ed Foreman's program "Laughing, Living and Loving Your Way to the Good Life" Show gratitude It is important to be grateful for what you have. No matter h... Read more

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