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EPISODE 109 – Focus on Your Own Game

“Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.” – Jack Canfield

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Episode 100 – Turn Ambition into Action

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” Bill Bradley

Have you noticed that some people have more ambition than others? Some people seem to have a natural drive to pursue their goals while others seem not to care less – or do they? Ambition is having the strong desire to achieve something. It is the internal force – the drive that excites a person to go after what they want. Everyone has a strong desire to achieve something that is special to Read the rest

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Episode 99 – Seize the Opportunity

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” Wayne Gretzky

Opportunities come and go every day. Some opportunities we grab and some we let slip away. Why is that? Is it that you do not know what opportunity looks like? Perhaps you think there needs to be a sign or opportunity needs to present itself in a special way. Is fear holding you back from stepping out of your comfort zone or routine?

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5 ‘TED Talks’ Every Entrepreneur Must Watch

The most successful business owners and entrepreneurs know it is important to commit to lifelong learning to be successful. One of the most accessible curated variety of resources lies in TED Talks. TED Talks are a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas and they cover a wide range of topics in business, technology, educations and so much more. I was fortunate to attend one a few years ago and was inspired by many of the speakers’ journeys and messages. I hope one day I too will share an idea worth spreading in a TED Talk.

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Episode 65 – The Rollercoaster Ride of an Entrepreneur

“There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” – Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote

When you became an entrepreneur, you never bargained that your choice would be compared to that of the roller coaster ride. I not a big fan of roller coasters; however, when my kids wanted to go on them, I would pull out my watch and I would look at how long it … Read the rest

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Episode 62 – Fueling the Entreprenuerial Fire Within with John Lee Dumas

Meet Our Guest:

John Lee Dumas is the host of EOFire, where he interviews today’s most successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. JLD has grown EOFire into a multi-million dollar a year business with over 1500 interviews and 1.5 million monthly listens. His latest project is The Mastery Journal: Master productivity, discipline and focus in 100 days. Learn more at TheMasteryJournal.com!

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Why Having a Plan B is Holding Your Success Hostage

Many people believe that if Plan A doesn’t work out it’s great to have a Plan B in your back pocket. When I was growing up, it was important to have a backup plan and if Plan B didn’t work you would go down the alphabet that all the way to down to Plan Z. Plan B can actually be a barrier and hinder your success. You could actually be setting yourself up for failure. Just because you hit some obstacles with Plan A doesn’t mean you automatically have to jump to Plan B or give up on Plan A Read the rest

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EPISODE 17: Harness the Power of Momentum

Episode 17 – Harness the Power of Momentum

There are no limits to what you can achieve if you stay focused on what you are trying to achieve. You need to believe the impossible is possible for you. Your results may be better than you expect. Success has no guarantees; each action you take starts creating a momentum. If you stop taking action, you stop the momentum.

“Always work hard.  Intensity clarifies.  It creates not only momentum, but also the pressure you need to feel either friction, or Read the rest

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EPISODE 5: Your Habits Determine Your Future

We often think it is those big things or those big events or situations that determine our future. It is really about the little things that we do, the tasks-everything from getting up in the morning and brushing your teeth. The way you get up in the morning if you really broke it down you’ll notice you have certain habits or routines that are the same every day. Thinking about what those habits are. There are bad habits which people can pick up very quickly and there are … Read the rest

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EPISODE 3: Set Goals That Stretch You

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

One of the big things about setting goals is that people don’t dream big enough. They sit back and wonder what is possible for them. Tony Robbins said, “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into visible.”

One of the things you need to do is really decide what it is that you really want. What I have found when I work with individuals that they have never stopped long enough to take time for themselves, “You know what, … Read the rest

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EPISODE 2: Taking Inspired Action and Celebrate Success

“I have found that there is a difference in the type of action you take and the results that you receive. My definition of action that gets the results you desire – is relaxed inspired action- not desperate action or desperate reaction.”
Sheri Kaye Hoff, Relax Into Inspired Action: Connect the Pieces and Live Fulfilled

Desperate action versus desperate reaction. How profound…

Some people talk about action being different than inspired action. We can do a lot of little task and little actions but are we … Read the rest

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Are You Punishing Yourself from Being Successful?

Sometimes fleeting thoughts can cause turmoil…

No one ever said that chasing your dreams would be a smooth ride. It is more like a roller-coaster full of ups and downs. Definitely not for the faint of heart but it can be exhausting to the point where you say “That’s it! I give up! If I shut everything down, everyone around me will either back off or be happier if I just stop all this nonsense.”ID-10096420

Before you do, I want you to stop for a minute. Let’s really think this through. Let’s say you do stop due to the pressure … Read the rest

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The Power of Desire – How Bad Do You Want It?

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7 Secrets to Staying Motivated to Reach Your Goals

Staying motivated can be tough. For some, the idea of setting goals can be simply overwhelming. The extra demand that would put them over the edge. Achieving your goals does not have to be a daunting task and it should not be.

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There are challenges that arise. The challenges should not stop you as the sweetness of success alone should propel you. Think about what is really stopping you: not getting enough sleep, the belief that you need to look and talk a certain way, or even the money in your bank account. Look around you … Read the rest

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To Agree or Disagree with Sheryl Sandberg – Facebook COO?

There are many women in our lives who have influenced and shaped who we have become. For many of us, these people were our mothers, grandmothers, and women leaders. Leaders come in all shapes and forms. Some we know directly and others informally through books, magazines, and interviews.

The other night I watched Oprah’s Life Class interview with Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, and author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. I received the book at a birthday present but I have not yet cracked it open. The interview was very revealing of character and … Read the rest

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How to Stay Motivated as an Entrepreneur

There are many people out in the world who marvel at the life of an entrepreneur and think it is so grand to have all this freedom and flexibility but  the more you have of anything, the more you have to manage it or you will have nothing. If you accumulate many things, you could have a lot of clutter or become a hoarder. If you have lots of money, you could go out of control with spending and not have anything. You need to become more aware of what you choose to accumulate and what you choose to spend Read the rest

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How to Stay Motivated When Your Success Is Just Around The Corner

It can be difficult to stay motivated and focused when times get tough or challenging. You may even feel like you are the only one that events are happening to. Let me reassure you, there are many others going through their own challenges as well. What one person sees as a challenge, another sees as an opportunity for growth. I have found that it is not until you actually share what some of your challenges are that people open up compassionately and share their challenges too.  Vulnerability makes us human.

In our weakest moments, we need to gain our greatest … Read the rest

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Do You Have the Motivation and Hunger to Achieve?

The other day I was having a coffee tea date with a colleague of mine and we were discussing what motivates people. We were talking about why some people might lose weight or go after their dreams and achieve them. Whereas, others struggle right where they are and they’re just steps away from achieving their goal.  The thing that she said to me was so profound, “When you open your fridge – you are hungry.”  Are you hungry for your dream? Are you hungry for your goal? If you needed to sustain yourself, are you hungry enough to go after … Read the rest

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Is It Better to Be Generous or Be an Over-Giver?

In the December 2011 issue of Oprah, there was an article called Confessions of an Over-Giver written by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Love, and Pray. Yes – now famous because of her book and the blockbuster movie of her book. In the article, she talks about how her new found fame also lead to new found wealth. Now who would not want that?Pretty sweet I would say. She states that she has always been generous and a giver but this new found wealth also allowed her to give EVEN more! Elizabeth helped her friends get out of credit card … Read the rest

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