Motivational Story about Self-Confidence

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This story has been around the Internet for a while – I know you’ll enjoy it.

There was a business executive who was deep in debt and could see no way out.

Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.

Suddenly an old man appeared before him. “I can see that something is troubling you,” he said.

After listening to the executive’s woes, the old man said, “I believe I can help you.”

He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time.”

Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come.

The business executive saw in his hand a check for $500,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world!

“I can erase my money worries in an instant!” he realized. But instead, the executive decided to put the uncashed check in his safe. Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought.

With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again.

Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the uncashed check. At the agreed-upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand back the check and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man.

“I’m so glad I caught him!” she cried. “I hope he hasn’t been bothering you. He’s always escaping from the retirement home and telling people he’s John D. Rockefeller.”

And she led the old man away by the arm.

The astonished executive just stood there, stunned. All year long he’d been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had half a million dollars behind him.

Suddenly, he realized that it wasn’t the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around. It was his new found self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.

Author Unknown

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Are You Happy? – Infographic

I saw this on Pinterest and wanted to share. Are you doing the 12 Things Happy People Do?

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Found on msaudacioushp.tumblr.com and Pinterest

Network Marketing Webinar July 16 2014 – Sharon Michaels

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The Powerful Three M’s of Network Marketing
and Direct Sales Success

Free Webinar with Sharon Michaels
Wednesday July 16, 2014

Join author of Are You Asking the Right Questions for Sponsoring Success and coach to women in business Sharon Michaels as she reveals three powerful and moneymaking “M’s” you can begin using immediately to grow a successful network marketing and direct sales business. These moneymaking skills can take you from so-so to so much more successful in just months.

* Does your network marketing or direct sales business feel like it is stuck in neutral?
* Do you feel you’re not attracting the right people into your business?
* Do you want to learn how to focus more of your time on moneymaking activities?

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100th Monkey Story – Creating Change

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This story about change has been around the Internet for awhile, but it is still timely and interesting…

Hundredth Monkey
Author Unknown

The Japanese monkey, Macaca fuscata, has been observed in the filed for a period of over 30 years. In 1952, on the island of Koshima scientists were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropped in the sand. The monkeys liked the taste of the raw sweet potatoes, but they found the firt unpleasant.

An 18-month old female name Imo found she could solve the problem by washing the potatoes in a nearby stream. She taught this trick to her mother. Her playmates also learned this new way and they taught their mothers, too.

This cultural innovation was gradually picked up by various monkeys before the eyes of the scientists. Between 1952 and 1958, all the young monkeys learned to wash the sandy sweet potatoes to make them more palatable. Only the adults who imitated their children learned this social improvement. Other adults kept eating the dritysweet potatoes.

Then something startling took place. In the autumn of 1958, a certain number of Koshima monkeys were washing sweet potatoes — the exact number is not known. Let us suppose that when the sun rose one morning there were 99 monkeys on Koshima Island who had learned to wash their sweet potatoes. Let’s further suppose that later that morning, the hundredth monkey learned to wash potatoes. THEN IT HAPPENED!

By that evening almost everyone in the tribe was washing sweet potatoes before eating them. The added energy of this hundredth monkey somehow created an ideological breakthrough!

Promise Yourself – Christian D. Larson

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“Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
― Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them

Also known as the Optimist Creed
 
 
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10 Favorite Quotations

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I wanted to share 10 of my favorite quotations. Enjoy!

“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.” Georgia O’Keeffe

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The Leader adjusts the sails.” John Maxwell

“Until you commit your goals to paper, you have intentions that are seeds without soil.” Anonymous

“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing. It’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.” Margaret Thatcher

“Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.” Tom Hopkins

“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” Traditional West African proverb

“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” Nicholas M. Butler, American Philosopher

“You are a living magnet. What you attract into your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts.” Brian Tracy, Author

“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting golden delicious.” Bill Meyer
 
 
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Infographic – Simplified Goal Setting

I always enjoy a good colorful infographic. Here’s one I found that breaks goal setting into bite-sized pieces. Enjoy!

The Outrageously Simple Visual-Guide To Goal Setting [Infographic]
by EricWelke.
Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

Free Webinar with Sharon Michaels


Yes, You CAN Create Success with Just 3 Simple Skills
Free Webinar with Sharon Michaels


The “live” webinar is over, but you can watch 24/7 right on your computer!

Photo:Freedigitalphotos.net

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Join author of 21 Days to Living Your Dreams and coach to women in business Sharon Michaels as she reveals 3 “real-world” skills you CAN begin using immediately to grow both yourself and your business. These “simple” skills CAN take you from so-so to so much more successful in just months.

* Are you ready to begin living the life of your dreams?
* Are you ready to work smarter?
* Are you ready to feel more self-confident in your business?
 
 
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Quick Video Success Tip – Make Time for Self-Care

Women in business, you’ll want to make time to watch this Quick Video Success Tip with Sharon Michaels. Sharon shares why it is so important to make time to relax, unwind and rejunvenate mind, body and spirit.

Be sure to turn up your speakers…


 
 
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Are Your Words Meaningful?

women talking

Here are some interesting “listening” statistics to remember the next time you begin a personal or professional conversation…

I can’t remember where I read this but the statistics go something like this:

• 50 percent of what you say is never heard
• 25 percent of what is said is forgotten
• About 15 percent of what’s said is not understood in the first place
So really, only 10 percent of what you say is actually remembered!

You may want to choose your words carefully . . .
 
 
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sharon michaels photoI invite you to join Women Enjoying Success where monthly I provide you with the latest success tools for growing yourself, your wealth and your business . . . http://WomenEnjoyingSuccess.com it’s like having an Online Success Coach available 24/7. Come join us!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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