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Thoughts On Better Thinking By Steve Fales

Scientists tell us that thoughts are the result of neurons sending and reacting to electromechanical signaling. I’m not sure what that means, but I do know that getting thoughts to come to our minds is more than a mysterious, ethereal thing that just happens. Thinking is an activity that will make us more productive, effective, and successful. And it is indeed an activity. People say things like “The thought just came to me.” Thankfully, thoughts…

Quotable Wisdom: Living, Working And Growing

Mastering the life of business and the business of life is a process fueled by reflection, action and learning from every experience. As we strive to get the most from our personal and professional journeys, words of wisdom can inspire success. Here are a few of our favorites, sure to enrich your perspective. “Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.” – Paul Wellstone “If we are not a little bit uncomfortable…

Building Customer Loyalty: The Magic of More

Remember the last time someone did more for you than expected? Maybe you took your car in for a repair and they returned it freshly washed. Maybe the guy who cuts your lawn also trimmed that shrub growing through the fence. Maybe it was a cashier at the store asking how your day was going … and caring about the answer. Whatever the situation, getting more than you expect feels good and can turn a…

A Rallying Cry For The New Year: Ready, Set, GOALS! By Steve Fales

Successful people have goals. There is virtually no exception. What’s more, they write their goals, keep them top of mind, and use them as a compass for life. Here is what some truly high achievers said about goals: “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson, sports legend “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Anthony Robbins, world-class motivational speaker “Unless you…

The Positive Pain Of Growth

Most people have heard the phrase “growing pains.” It’s an interesting concept. Just about everyone wants to grow – professionally, health-related, in relationships, and in other ways. But pain… that’s not so attractive. The truth is that if we are going to grow in any area of life, we will experience pain. It’s a simple fact. There are many types of pain. Of course physical pain can be part of growth – just ask a…

Confidence Is Crucial

When it comes to succeeding in our professional and personal lives, confidence is one of the most important qualities we can have. We’ve all been around people who exude this winning trait. Perhaps it is the surgeon whose reassuring manner puts you at ease, the professor in complete control of his or her subject matter, or the co-worker you can always count on for an insightful answer. Experts tell us that these individuals are bound…

Innovation Is Indispensable

Innovation is essential to an organization’s long term success. It leads to improved products or services, increased efficiency and additional profits. Managers must spearhead the development of an innovation initiative that helps all associates realize their importance in assuring the company’s continued development. In other words, a “business as usual” mentality stifles rather than strengthens the workplace.