leadership theories

We live inside of fertile soil

Someone sent this to me given our discussion. Don’t know where it came from but it’s dead on and worth sharing:

George Bernard Shaw said, "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the... Read More ➝

The law of cause and effect

In the last issue, I stated that successful people think differently than unsuccessful people – that is the bottom line. So the only way to become successful is to learn to think the way successful people think.

Why is this true? Because there is something called the law of cause and effect. Let me quote from Chapter 9... Read More ➝

The real source of your success

In the last few posts, I’ve been asking what is the formula for success and if there is indeed such a formula. Here are a few more responses to my question about the source of success:

“I believe the answer to all successful people is that they are motivated to succeed because it comes from THEIR OWN heart,... Read More ➝

More myths about the pathway to success

I graduated from engineering school and then went to work for the US Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, DC. I attended George Washington University Law School and graduated in the top 10% of my class. I moved to California and soon found myself in a private law practice. And I worked hard at it.

But after 11... Read More ➝

Myth #1: Knowing the right things to do is the pathway to success.

Back in the late 80s, I met a man who was the senior vice president of Southern California for a nationwide residential real estate company. He had a real predicament he couldn’t understand. Because the real estate market was hot, many people wanted to get into the business. So they developed a “fast track” program to teach people... Read More ➝

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude

For several weeks now, I have been asking the question: are there tried and true, timeless, unchanging principles that, if you understand and apply, success must follow? My answer was: yes! OK, so what are they? The first principle is: there is no such thing as a neutral thought. You are an infinitely creative being and what you have... Read More ➝

Your emotions are the fuel that make your life go

In my last two posts, I asked the question: are there tried and true, timeless, unchanging principles that, if you understand and apply, success must follow? My answer was: yes! OK, so what are they?

Last week, I said the first principle is: there is no such thing as a neutral thought. You are an infinitely creative being and what... Read More ➝

Do you know how to play the game of business to win?

The world is changing rapidly, and businesses are too. People are dealing with a global economy, ever increasing competition from around the world, and a constantly changing playing field. According to the Small Business Administration, 90% of all start-ups fail within the first 10 years and most companies never reach their full potential. And as you've heard me say... Read More ➝

The Terrorists Who Tried to Steal Christmas

After the recent terrorist attack in San Bernardino, it got to the point where I could no longer stand the 24/7 media attention given to the event and the almost ludicrous knee-jerk reactions that resulted. But what was there to do? Is there a solution other than continuing to react and watch these events happen over and over?

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Use the law of attraction to create your future

In my last blog post, I discussed the importance of a company having a “vision,” which I defined as a complete picture of what a company could be/might be some time in the far distant future. Why is having a vision so important? It gives you a powerful place to stand and look from in creating a strategic objective.... Read More ➝