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Video Affirmations to Attract Money into Your Life
by On May 29, 2009

The Law of Attraction is forming your entire life’s experience and it is doing that through your thoughts. When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe.

Abundance in all areas including health, happiness, and wealth, is your rightful heritage. Bring yourself into harmony with abundance with this powerful video visualization tool, The Secret To Riches.

Every time you watch The Secret to Riches, read every word and focus your energy and feelings to magnetize abundance into your life. The more you can feel, the more power you will add to bring abundance to you.

Be Financially Free!

3 Steps to Work the Law of Averages
by On May 27, 2009

Does it ever seem like the world is just stacked against you? No matter what you do, stuff just keeps going wrong? What about those people who have the opposite deal. Everything they do turns to gold. It’s like their lives are just wired differently so that they attract opportunities, and all kinds of good stuff just seems to fall into their laps.

Here’s the deal – they are wired differently. The good news, however, is that it is possible for you to change your polarity, so that you begin attracting good results instead of bad. By getting the law of averages working in your favor, you can increase that seemingly magnetic power for success. What’s more, it’s not rocket science, and it’s not voodoo.

It’s a simple matter of understanding basic laws of math, combined with the selective application of labor. Here’s how it works.

Step One – Take your Measurements

This is the math part. You have probably heard before that what gets measured improves. If you want to improve your results at work, then start measuring the things you want to improve. What is the fundamental measurement of your work? In sales, the basic measurement is the closing rate. This is the number of sales opportunities divided into the number of sales. In baseball, they call it the batting average. How many times do I step up to the plate, and how many times do I get on base from a hit?

When taking your measurements, don’t rely on guesses. Use real numbers. Otherwise, it is too easy to kid yourself and this process won’t work.

Step Two – Increase your Opportunities

This is the LABOR part. Let’s say I made 50 presentations this month to make 10 sales. What’s the quickest way to increase the number of sales I make? Simple. I will just make more opportunities. If I make 60 presentations (a 20% increase) without doing anything different, I will end up with 11 sales. That’s a 10% improvement and comes from just working a little harder, but that will only take you just so far. To really kick things over, you need to get selective in your application of labor.

Step Three – Improve your Ratios

This is the SELECTIVE part. Leverage your labor by increasing your skill. Take classes, listen to educational programs in your car, watch other salespeople, and get coaching. Improve your approach, your demonstration, or your close. Learn negotiating strategies or improve your wardrobe. Soon, you will find that your batting average improves and for every 60 presentations you make 15 sales. That sounds an awful lot like getting lucky…but it’s not. You made it happen by very purposefully identifying the factors that create positive results and adjusting your work habits to take advantage of them.

I said that it’s not rocket science. Luck does not happen by accident. You have to step up to the plate and you have to swing the bat.

Be Free!

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Top 10 Personal Development Ideas
by On May 26, 2009

Happy Top 10 Tips Tuesday!

Freedom Personal Development is excited about helping people grow and reach their personal best.  Our blog is always filled with great advice on how you can improve your life and grow as an individual and a professional.  Today we wanted to condense some of the best personal development ideas into a top 10 list.

1.  Read books and Write Regularly

Your brain needs new information daily to keep developing, and reading new books is one of the best ways to do just that. Find a few minutes a day to read books on personal development, and it will help you grow even if you don’t find any terribly useful ideas in any book.

A hint for personal development readers: stop searching for that revolutionary book that will solve all your problems! There is none. If you get an idea or two out of each book, it is worth the read.  Check out Freedom Personal Development’s Recommended Reading List

Be sure to write something, too – it will benefit you by allowing you analyze the material you’ve read, process it and produce your view of it. Writing greatly helps you to memorize things, so reading books on personal development and then posting your thoughts on the same topic in your blog will have a double effect of learning some important life lessons.

2.  Wake Up Earlier

There are many articles explaining all the benefits of waking up earlier. My 5 am mornings have helped me identify the following:

  • I’m more productive in early hours of a morning than in late hours of an evening.
  • The earlier you wake up, the less distraction you’re going to have. Most people are asleep, and you can enjoy some quiet time doing anything you like: blogging, exercising, reading a book.
  • The best hours of your sleep are between 10 pm and midnight. You will need less time for your sleep if you catch these two magical hours. Go to bed later, and you will need longer sleep to fully rest and up your energy levels.

3.  Ask Positive Questions

By simply changing the way you ask questions, you can transform your whole life: get into a good mood more often, solve complex problems and find unique solutions in even the worst situations.

I’ve explained why you need to learn this skill in my Positive Questions Article:

Positive questioning is here to help you boost your confidence level, and do it the quick, easy and natural way. Asking positive questions means assuming you’re good enough to find the answer, and this way of asking yourself is a sure way to approach the right solution.

Asking yourself positive questions and generally taking a positive approach to any task will take most of possible pressure and nervousness off your shoulders, leaving your mind clear and sharp, ready to solve even the hardest problems.

4.  Learn to Fail. It’s Part of Your Success

I’ve accepted failures as a very natural part of my life long time ago. The only person who doesn’t fail is the one who doesn’t do anything.  I suggest that you learn to fail successfully:

Any failure is a measure of a progress. If you can say you’ve failed in something, this usually means you’ve actually tried some things out and worked rather hard to do your best. And so, your efforts were not futile, albeit not enough to make you absolutely successful this time. It doesn’t mean you didn’t make any progress though!

Apply yourself, make sure you learn from your mistakes – and you’ve got yourself one of the best recipes for success in the long term. Do this consistently, use some planning in addition to it, and you’ll be doing better than 90% of all the people around you!

5.  Do Your Goal Setting

It is absolutely vital to set your goals, otherwise how would you know whether you’re achieving them or not? To ensure you set your goals right, use some of my 3 golden rules of goal setting:

  1. Make sure your every goal is valuable to you – because you will not be able to put your efforts into something which has no value to you.
  2. Make sure your every goal is an absolute necessity – unless you’re sure you absolutely have to achieve your goal, it will very soon drop down to the status of a “good to have” kind of things, and may be dropped and forgotten shortly after.
  3. Realize that achieving a goal is a process, not just a result – no point in spending your precious time in the hope that one day you’ll reach your goal and it will change your whole life. What if that never happens? Stay conscious about the fact that achieving your goal is a process – and learn to enjoy this process, this is the only way to be successful.

6.  Focus on important things

Don’t waste your time on something which is not really important. Stop worrying about petty things and events if they can’t have a major impact on your life. Slow down and take a note of aspects of your life which are really important to you. Learn to focus on what you want to improve.

It’s so easy to let important things pass you by these days, that mastering the skill of focusing on what’s really important is a benefit you can’t afford to miss. Working on this aspect of your personal development will help you in long-term to achieve a much quicker and easier switch of your focus, which is a really useful skill to have. Just imagine being able to fully engage in your work as soon as you arrive, and to easily stop thinking of your work as soon as you leave for home?

Focus also helps you concentrate on achieving the desired result by simply making everything else less visible and noticeable for a period of time. Learning to focus means ignoring all the noise and working on the real goal.

7.  Master Your Habits

It is quite possible (and actually not so hard) to work out the habits you want and to get rid of the habits you don’t need. Take control of your habits by finding the pain and pleasure associated with every habit, and by focusing on them as needed.

I’ve mastered many habits over the past year, and what I can tell is that after just a few months, and a few habits successfully mastered, you will gain both the knowledge and the confidence needed for controlling any habit you want.

Here are just a few things you can make a habit to make yourself a better person and enjoy your life in ways never possible:

  • Wake up at 5 am
  • Always think of ways to please people around you – start with your family
  • Exercise regularly
  • Make sure to regularly read books 

8.  Get Organized

Organize your workplace and your home office, designate areas and time for processing your email and other incoming information like letters, magazines, newspapers and print-outs. Get rid of all the stuff you don’t need, and learn to do it during your processing sessions.

For instance, if you have time in the morning to read your emails – go through all the new mails and decide on the next action right there for each email in your inbox – put useful information into appropriate folders and delete useless emails right away. Label the rest so that it’s easy for you to later see what emails need to be replied first.

Organize your contacts and your books, and learn more about personal finance. Staying organized isn’t an easy task, but trust me, it’s the best approach. If you don’t organize anything, you will eventually start missing important meetings, forgetting emails and losing money. No wonder getting organized costs huge sums of money when professional consultants come to your office and do it for you. Why wait till this happens, when you can easily get and stay organized by spending just a mere 5-15 minutes a day?

9. Plan Ahead and Manage Time Effectively

Start planning everything you do, and be sure to review your plans now and then to reflect on why some things on your list did or did not happen. You should plan for everything – including your time off and holiday breaks, hobbies and other activities.

Get into a habit of planning your week ahead, even if it’s just a high-level overview of what has to be done.

Managing your time effectively means working out a number of skills like reviewing and prioritizing your plan and actions. It seems that I always have time to do things, and in most cases I achieve this by simply planning only as much as I can realistically do, and reviewing my progress regularly to stay focused and prioritize tasks effectively.

10.  Love

You can’t grow personally without love for many things. You’ve got to love yourself and enjoy self-growth and constant improvements you’re making. You need to love what you’re doing – it will benefit everything you do, be it something at work or at home. Love your family and cherish your friends. Be caring and genuinely interested in others.

That’s all I’ve got for you today. I’d like to thank you for your interest and your patience, and use this opportunity to wish you success in your personal development. Try making some of these ideas part of your life, and I’m sure you will enjoy a healthier, happier and more balanced life.

Let me know how it works out, will you?

This Top 10 list was complied by Gleb Reys at The Personal Development Blog.  His quest is to improve your productivity at work and enrich your everyday life.

Be Free!

Jason McElwain – A Hoop Dream Video that Will Give You Chills
by On May 22, 2009

Jason McElwain (or J Mac to his friends), was the autistic team manager of the Greece Athena high school basketball team. 

Basketball coach Jim Johnson decided to add McElwain to the roster so he could be given a jersey and sit on the bench for the team’s last home game of the season.  With 4 minutes left in the game, Coach Johnson pointed to Jason to get on the court and play. 

When teammates first passed the ball to McElwain he attempted a three-point shot and missed. McElwain got a second chance to score with a lay-up which he also missed.  Then J Mac went on a “hot streak” shooting six three-pointers and one two-point shot before the game ended, shattering everyone’s expectations. As soon as the final buzzer rang, fans from the stands stormed the court in celebration.

When you get your chance in the spotlight, take it.  If you miss the first few times, keep trying and you will succeed.  Just remember Jason and his moment to shine.

Be Free!

The Winning Edge Theory – How Small Changes = Big Results
by On May 21, 2009

Our focus for today is the Winning Edge Theory. This is the idea that very small changes in your actions and/or attitude made over a period of time will create huge changes in your results.

All of us at some point have not been satisfied with our results and decided to do something about it. Usually, we decide that it is time to turnover a new leaf. So we commit to ourselves that tomorrow I am going to quit smoking or read that sales book or I will make 25 more phone calls and so forth. What happens though, is we follow through for a couple of days and then we get sidetracked or too busy and the plan falls apart.

When this happens, we have set ourselves up to fail. The changes were too big and took us too far from our comfort zone. We are all creatures of habit and if we are pulled too far too fast, we will step back into our old comfort zone the moment the pressure gets too high and our stress level cannot handle it.

The Winning Edge Theory gives us a way to change without too much pain. All of us can make little changes in our habits or in our techniques that will keep us learning and stretching without pulling us too far from our comfort zone.

At a glance it may not appear that these little changes will improve your results, but ponder this: if there are two sales people working for a sale, and the prospect is struggling with the decision of which person he or she will do business with, what will tip the scale? The sales person who gets the sale gets 100% of the business. Does that mean that they are 100% better than the sales person who did not? No. They may have been only 1% better. They did one or two things better than the other and had the losing sales person done a couple of things better, they would have gotten the sale.

The Winning Edge Theory is demonstrated in numerous sports. For example, in 2003 on the PGA tour, B.J. Staten finished number 1 on the money list with earnings of over $7.5 million in an average score of 68.65. Retief Goosen finished number 10 on the money list with $3.1 million in an average score of 69.20. That translates into barely half a stroke. That is not even a 1% difference in their average score. But it meant an increase of over 139% in their results. B.J.’s total winings more than doubled Retief because he averaged a half stroke better. Does this money total mean that he was as twice as good as Retief? No. On any given day, they would probably come within one stroke of each other.

How can you integrate this concept into your life? Today, find 1 or 2 small things that you can do or do better. If you read for 30 minutes a day, add 5 more minutes. If you make 50 cold calls, make 5 more cold calls. You could memorize one more answer to an objection or exercise for 10 more minutes and then keep making little changes.

Do not ever settle for the result that you are getting, always reach farther and keep growing. If you are not growing you are dying. The preverbal catch to the Winning Edge Theory is that you stick with the little changes and continually add to that day after day.

Self-improvement is not a destination. You will not suddenly arrive at perfection. It is a journey.

Thanks for making me a part of your journey today.

Be Free!

Tom Weber
VP of Sales

4 Lessons Learned By Not Being Able to Talk
by On May 20, 2009

How would your world change if you truly focused on listening instead of talking?

As a professional speaker and trainer, I was curious what would happen as I went through vocal chord surgery and was unable to speak AT ALL for one week or converse normally for a month. Yes, I realize the irony in MY not being able to speak, but the truth is-I loved it because there were so many great things to learn! Here are four of those lessons that are worthy to pass on to you!

1. 93% of Communication is Non-Verbal

Yes, Leah, we know this…you all taught us that at the Memory Training Workshop! As much as we know this is true, we often lose sight of that reality. We overlook the fact that impressions are formed about us long before we speak-just by people watching us enter a room or converse with others. Here is a recent example of this phenomena: At a cocktail party we attended when I wasn’t speaking-I had literally not said one word all night-an old friend of my husband’s described the kind of person I “seemed” to be, and he was dead on! How did he know? I hadn’t said one word! Be aware that your communication is 93% in your energy, your gestures, your nods, your smiles…in everything BUT your words.

2. Taking a Breath Before You Speak Changes Conversation.

Many times people wait just until another person finishes his or her sentence to jump in and share their thoughts. Although I am certainly guilty of this, I also watched many others almost cut off the person they were speaking to in order to get their words out. If you simply decide to take a deep breath before you “take your turn” in conversation, you’ll find that many times people will just keep talking, giving you a great opportunity to really learn what is on their mind.

3. Language is a Gift

Charades is a great game…Pictionary, too! However, when it comes down to communicating with friends, family and especially your spouse, being able to really talk is invaluable. Traveling to foreign countries gives us a taste of this, but losing (for the short-term) your ability to communicate clearly with loved ones really helps you to appreciate the gift of language. Because most of you will never need to learn this lesson by being silent for weeks, please be sure to be thankful for the gift of communication!

4. There is So Much We Take for Granted (including our vocal cords)

The secondary function of the vocal cords is to talk (the first is to keep liquid from entering our lungs). We use our vocal cords all the time. For as many other body parts that grow old and wear out-think knee replacements, reading glasses, etc.-our vocal cords just keep on trucking. And boy am I thankful! There are things all around us like our vocal cords–we rely on them, yet we completely take them for granted.

For one hour today, pay attention to the number of people/skills/body parts that you count on but never really think about. As you notice your reliance on them, take a moment to be thankful and see how it your thankfulness changes your day and attitude. You’ll love it!

Be Free!

Leah Simpson
Instructor

Top 10 Tips to Becoming a Better Listener
by On May 19, 2009

We are starting a new tradition on the Freedom Personal Development Blog -Top 10 Tips Tuesdays!  Every Tuesday we will give you the Top 10 Tips to become more effective in a particular area of your personal or professional life.

Today the tips have to do with effective communication.  More specifically, how to become a better listener. 

Why should I improve my listening skills?

It’s a great question. For the simple reason that a person’s listening skills are a central component to most of the activities people care about. Your ability to understand what others are trying to tell you, to grasp details about projects, to learn information about a customer’s needs, or to understand what is going on in your family’s life all depend on your ability to effectively listen.

Active, empathetic listening plays a crucial role in good communication. By tuning into others, we avert misunderstandings and mistakes and we strengthen our business and personal relationships. Yet most of us really don’t listen effectively.

We’re taught how to read, write and speak, but rarely how to listen. The good news is that listening skills can be learned, practiced and mastered. Here are ten tips to improve your listening skills.

1. Start observing your own and other people’s listening habits – Ask yourself what it feels like when someone really listens to you and, conversely, when they don’t.

2. Stop talking! – You can’t talk and listen effectively at the same time. Spend only 20 percent of the time talking and 80 percent listening.

3. Be present and patient with the speaker – Don’t interrupt. Avoid mentally preparing your response or rebuttal while the other person is speaking.

4. Listen with empathy – Put yourself in the other person’s place so that you can understand the speaker’s point of view.

5. Let the speaker know you’re really listening – Maintain good eye contact and nod or shake your head occasionally. Your body language gives the speaker clues about whether or not you want to hear what they’re saying.

6. Identify your red flag words and hot button topics – Being aware of them will help you avoid distorting the speaker’s message or shutting down. When you close your mind, you take the risk of missing something important.

7. Eliminate external distractions – Avoid noisy restaurants or sites that are too hot, cold, windy, or uncomfortable. Move to another location in your office or at a reception if you’re having trouble hearing.

8. Keep background noise to a minimum when trying to listen to someone on the telephone – Turning magazine pages, shuffling papers, or clicking computer keys sends a signal that you’re only half-listening.

9. Practice listening by paying close attention to speakers on television – Listen to those who are giving speeches rather than just sound bites.

10. Create a checklist of listening habits you want to change – Develop an action plan for changing specific habits each week. Practicing good listening habits will help you become a master listener.

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This Top 10 List was found at http://topten.org/public/BN/BN129.html

This piece was originally submitted by Dee Helfgott, M.P.A., Author of LISTEN UP! and NETWORK SMART! booklets, Business coach, speaker, corporate trainer & author, who can be reached at CoachDHA@AOL.com. Dee Helfgott, M.P.A. wants you to know: I help clients develop and use three key success skills: Listening, Networking and Coaching. The original source is: LISTEN UP!

Jack Canfield's Advice on How to Find a Mentor
by On May 15, 2009

Earlier this week, we posted an article on our blog on how success leaves clues.  The easiest way for you to become successful is to find someone that has achieved what you want and ask them to mentor you.

In this video, Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles, gives some practical advice on how you go about finding a good mentor.

First – Make a list of what you want to achieve – set a sales record, get a new job, lose weight, write a book, traveling the world – anything at all.

Second – Make a list of all of the people you know that has achieved this. If a list of names doesn’t come to mind right away, start asking everyone you know if they know someone that has achieved what you want.

Third – Once you have found your potential mentor, ask if you can spend 10 minutes a week with them on the phone. Tell them you respect and admire them and want to learn from them. If you get a no, ask someone else. Never give up on your dream.

Fourth – Ask them what actions you can take to get closer to your goal.

Fifth – Report back to your mentor that you took the action they recommended and the results you saw.

Sixth – Be sure to thank them for their time, advice and expertise.

Be Free!

How do You Become Recession Proof?
by On May 14, 2009

I first learned of Tom Peters in 1995 when I listened to his program In Search of Excellence. His ideas and advice has been invaluable to me for more than a decade now.

Over the years I can think of no other business authority that has a clearer understanding of what works and what doesn’t. In my opinion, if you are looking for a model of management excellence look to Tom Peters.

Mr. Peters was recently asked how people can deal with the current challenges that this economy is posing. Below are 44 rock solid ideas he shared on his blog.

I would love to know which of these suggestions make the most sense to you personally.

Be Free!

Eric Plantenberg
President
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I am constantly asked for “strategies/ ‘secrets’ for surviving the recession.” I try to appear wise and informed-and parade original, sophisticated thoughts. But if you want to know what’s really going through my head, see the list that follows.

1. You come in earlier.
2. You leave later.
3. You work harder.
4. You may well work for less; and, if so, you adapt to the untoward circumstances with a smile-even if it kills you inside.
5. You volunteer to do more.
6. You dig deep and always bring a good attitude to work.
7. You fake it if your good attitude flags.
8. You literally practice your “game face” in the mirror in the morning, and in the mid-morning.
9. You give new meaning to the idea and intensive practice of “visible management.”
10. You take better than usual care of yourself and encourage others to do the same-physical well-being determines mental well-being and response to stress.
11. You shrug off shit that flows downhill in your direction-buy a shovel or a “pre-worn” raincoat on eBay.
12. You try to forget about “the good old days”- nostalgia is self-destructive.
13. You buck yourself up with the thought that “this too shall pass”-but then remind yourself that it might not pass any time soon, and so you re-dedicate yourself to making the absolute best of what you have now.
14. You work the phones and then work the phones some more-and stay in touch with positively everyone.
15. You frequently invent breaks from routine, including “weird” ones-“changeups” prevent wallowing and bring a fresh perspective.
16. You eschew all forms of personal excess.
17. You simplify.
18. You sweat the details as never before.
19. You sweat the details as never before.
20. You sweat the details as never before.
21. You raise to the sky and maintain at all costs the Standards of Excellence by which you unfailingly evaluate your own performance.
22. You are maniacal when it comes to responding to even the slightest screwup.
23. You find ways to be around young people and to keep young people around-they are less likely to be members of the “sky is falling” school.
24. You learn new tricks of your trade.
25. You remind yourself that this is not just something to be “gotten through” – it is the Final Exam of character.
26. You network like a demon.
27. You network inside the company – get to know more of the folks who “do the real work.”
28. You network outside the company – get to know more of the folks who “do the real work” in vendor-customer outfits.
29. You thank others by the truckload if good things happen-and take the heat yourself if bad things happen.
30. You behave kindly, but you don’t sugarcoat or hide the truth-humans are startlingly resilient and rumors are the real killers.
31. You treat small successes as if they were Superbowl victories-and celebrate and commend accordingly.
32. You shrug off the losses (ignoring what’s going on in your tummy), and get back on the horse and immediately try again.
33. You avoid negative people to the extent you can – pollution kills.
34. You eventually read the gloom-sprayers the riot act.
35. You give new meaning to the word “thoughtful.”
36. You don’t put limits on the flowers budget – “bright and colorful” works marvels.
37. You redouble, re-triple your efforts to “walk in your customer’s shoes.” (Especially if the shoes smell.)
38. You mind your manners – and accept others’ lack of manners in the face of their strains.
39. You are kind to all mankind.
40. You keep your shoes shined.
41. You leave the blame game at the office door.
42. You call out the congenital politicians in no uncertain terms.
43. You become a paragon of personal accountability.
44. And then you pray.

For more wisdom from Tom Peters I recommend reading one of his books:

2 Decisions You Have to Make Everyday
by On May 13, 2009

Roger SeipDownload the 2 Decisions You Have to Make Everyday mp3
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Every single day, and I mean literally everyday, there are some decisions that you have to make. Actually, we are all required to make them regardless of our professional position in life. I am going to discuss two of these decisions from a list of seven that I have discovered. When we make these decisions, we have to choose either/or. There is no third option to pick from and there is no such thing as not deciding. Here are two of the decisions that I am talking about.

Decisions 1 – Life or Death

One of the decisions that you must make is a daily decision between growth and death. Whether you realize it or not, every single day, you are choosing to grow as a person or you are choosing to allow death to happen. This is a choice you make in every area of our life.

In our physical life, specifically with our bodies, we start the dying process the minute that we’re born. The difference between children and adults in this sense is that children are simply growing at a faster rate than they are dying and as adults that process reverses itself. Physically if we don’t consciously choose things that will help us grow, like good nutrition, exercise and meditation, we are unconsciously allowing ourselves to die.

Another example of this decision is found in your financial life. If you put money in a non-interest bearing account or (under your mattress) it will shrink. Inflation will cause the value of that money to decrease.

On a daily basis you must choose between growth and death and there is not a third option.

Decisions 2 – The Pain of Discipline or the Pain of Regret

The other decision that we all have to make every single day is what kind of pain we want. We make a daily decision between the pain of discipline and the pain of regret.

A mentor of mine early on in my career counseled me that there are two kinds of pain. There is the pain of discipline which weighs ounces and that helps you grow stronger and then there is the pain of regret which ways tons and injures you. When you choose the pain of discipline you do not have to deal with the pain of regret. If you choose not to be disciplined in your health, your business, your finances you are, unconsciously further down the road, choosing a path that you will not be pleased with and experience the pain of regret.

Daily you either choose the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.

You might think this is a little harsh. I’m either growing or I’m dying. I’m either inflicting pain one way or inflicting pain another way. I don’t mean to be militaristic about this, but sometimes we need a wake up call because we are making these choices whether we realize them or not.

What do you do with this information?

Well, starting today, in the areas that are important to you, make the decision that will move you in the right direction. Does that mean get to the gym when you don’t feel like it? Maybe. Does that mean make the cold calls when you don’t feel like it? Perhaps. Does it mean bringing your lunch from home instead of going out to eat so you can save for retirement? Maybe it does. Whatever it means for you, make those decisions starting today. Tomorrow do it again. The next day do it again and so on and so on.

I know it sounds simple folks, but the decisions that we make ultimately become our actions. Your actions become your habit. Your habit will become your character and ultimately it is your character that determines your destiny. I hope this has made you think and I would love to hear your thoughts.

Be Free!

Roger Seip
Instructor