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Learning New Things Each Day Will Pay Dividends In The Future

When you get this narcissistic urge to feel like you’ve learned enough … when something inside you says “I’ve got this great job that pays well. I’ve now earned the right to take it easy.” ..when you stop educating yourself, thinking you’ve reached your full potential … when you stop developing new skills, look behind you… you just might see your career’s death creeping up. WHY? Because complacency doesn’t bring in success.

 

In today’s technology-centered, technology-crazed world, jobs, and sometime even companies can rise and fall in a matter of months. Don’t be surprised to learn that the work you do now…chances are there’s an app for that and it comes free! Or, at least there will be one soon enough. That great sounding, impressive title that follows your name on your business card could change next month. Today, the idea of acquiring and holding a job in one specific industry no...

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Morning Routines That’ll Help You Become Successful

It’s not proverbial. It’s a fact. Lots of people wake up in the morning dismayed over the idea that they’ve got 1001 things to do and don’t know where to start. They’re like kids waking up in a giant candy factory overwhelmed with 1001 delicious confections they don’t know which to pick out and savor first. The big difference is that the results, unlike with the children, won’t be pleasantly and delightfully sweet but rather disastrously bitter and possibly stressful.

 

So, what do you do? What’s the magic formula for a good morning routine that’ll get you waking up with more energy, better prepared for the day and in full control of your goals?

 

There is no magic. There is no Aladdin’s lamp you can rub and have its Genie do the work for you. What there is, is a set of practical do-it-yourself guidelines that will prove to be pretty helpful in establishing a daily routine to get you managing your tasks-filled...

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Good Habits Are A Part Of Powerful Personal Development

Who doesn’t want to live a healthy lifestyle? Of course, that’s easier said than done because it will take converting your dieting and exercise plans, your new motivation triggers and your inspiration into a daily habit. So, what’s a habit? A habit is something you do everyday, or at least regularly without being conscious or even thinking much about it. You probably have this habit of scratching your you-know-what when you wake up in the morning or maybe, some weird, funny habit of eating apples and oranges with iodized salt (to each his own).

Habits become such an integral part of our routine that they become who we are. … “You remember Charlie? Charlie … the guy who’s got this gross habit of eating his oysters like his got a stereo loud speaker wired around his throat?” … “Ohh…that Charlie!” Bad habits are hard to break, but you can. And you should. It makes sense to get rid of them and start forming...

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Why Travel? Because...

Why Travel?

… Because it’s a big world out there! Contrary to what you’d usually hear from most people about this being a small world … Abre los ojos (open your eyes). We have got something like seven point five (7.5) billion people living in some one hundred ninety three (193) countries, islands, icelands, highlands, grasslands, flatlands and just about any kind of land that’s kind enough to be inhabitable by man.

Sure, modern technology and the awesome powers of the computer have made connecting with people in any part of the globe as easy as looking out the window and waving hello to your sexy, beautiful next door neighbor. In that sense the world has indeed gotten smaller. But topographically? Hey, we’ve got countries with seven or eight different time zones! If that ain’t big, Goliath must have been a tiny, dwarfy wimp!

Why Most People Pack Their Bags And Use Up The Entire Limit Of Their Credit Cards To Travel

We travel because the...

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Good Time Management Will Help You Reach Your Full Potential

“Time is money.” That’s been said often enough. In fact, it’s probably become an over-used cliché. But, it’s essentially true. Time IS valuable. When it’s gone it’s gone. It doesn’t come back like the prodigal son.  Not that time, in absolute terms spells money. Time is a continually passing thing.. That doesn’t mean you’d be continually generating dollars or Euros. What it really boils down to is how well you manage your time and what smart things you do with it. Particularly for an entrepreneur or just about anybody who’s ambitious enough to work at achieving his/her full potential, time management is important, because …

 

  • Time is limited. We all get twenty four hours each day. No one gets twenty five, so if we ever want to be a cut above the rest and stand out from the herd at our workplaces or anywhere else, we need to make the most of our time.

 

  • When you manage your time well,...
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Focus and Energy: How Living Minimally Helps My Focus & Gives Me Energy by Mark Smith

Focus and Energy:  How Living Minimally Helps My Focus & Gives Me Energy by  Guest Blogger Mark Smith

 
I am by no means a minimalist.  
 
But I live a fairly minimalist lifestyle.  I don't own a sofa, TV, or a car. I could easily afford these things, but I choose not to.  Most people think I'm pretty crazy when I tell them these this, then I stir the pot further by mentioning I don't eat meat. At the moment people are so frantic with questions, I then mention the cherry on top that I don't shop at Walmart.  
 
It seems like I am probably an insane conspiracy theory nut who lives out of a trailer in the woods with a tracphone, but I'm the opposite. I live in a small apartment with high-speed internet. My iPhone is one of my favorite toys.  So what gives not having possessions defined by the American dream you wonder?
 
Simple: It's too much energy.
 
Over the years I've noticed certain things...
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How to Block Out the Haters: Be an Elephant

 

There is an old Indian proverb that states, “The elephant keeps walking as the dogs keep barking.” 


I want to illustrate this a little further.  Picture and imagine you are in an old village in India.  You look out of your home and you notice an elephant walking down the street.  Just as you notice the elephant, so does your dog and all the neighborhood dogs for that matter.  All the dogs run out and start yapping at this gigantic gray elephant.  As the elephant keeps walking through the village, the dogs bark, and chase the elephant.  The elephant doesn’t mind.  Why?  Because he’s an elephant.  He is bigger than the dogs.  He continues about his business pushing forward through the village.  He just keeps walking.


This is a lot like life.  Whenever you are about to do something new.  Whenever you are about to go for an audacious goal.  Whenever success might be coming to you. ...

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Note to Self: Listen Up


As you are pondering what life may bring, I want to share some reflections that might settle your fears and give you hope for the future. 


I believe you have been given a gift and that gift is ambition. You are going to have high aspirations for yourself.  However, what you really need to know is that sometimes, your ambitions will scare other people and they will tell you that certain things cannot be done. They will try and detract from your purpose.

 
Here’s the thing; Don’t listen to them!


You’ve got this. You’ve got vision and you know who you are, and what you want to become. Run with it!  Sometimes your friends, and even your family, will try to knock your aspirations down a peg … but not your mother.

 
Your mother is a little different. She once told you that “you can be anything that you want to be” and that she has “complete confidence that you are going to succeed at anything you put your mind...

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No: A Word for Success?

For high achievers, it seems like this is something that is said too much:

 
“Yes, I’ll take on that project.”


“Yes, I’ll stay later.”


“Yes, I’ll take on that assignment, not see my family, and not give myself the rest I need.”


I’m being a little facetious here on the last one, but you get my point.  What I have found is that high achievers lean on the side of always saying yes and taking on more than they can chew.  It’s probably how we are wired.  We typically have a growth mindset and we have the attitude that we can get anything done if we put our mind to it.

 
Honestly, who says no?

 
However, what I have really found over the last year, is that the highest achievers say no more than they say yes.  Why is that?


I think it boils down to focus.  They are better at focusing on the right priorities.  Having too many irons in the fire causes quality to go down as a trade off...

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Del's Top 10 Books of 2017

Walter Mosley famously said, "A man's bookcase will tell you everything you'll ever need to know about him."  For me, giving you this list of my top 10 books is like giving you a peak behind the curtain in what I like, what I am building, and what my passions are. 

I read much more than 10 books this year.  On average, I read 1 book a week.  So without further adieu, here are the books that cracked my top 10 list.


Del's Top 10 Books for 2017


1.  High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendon Burchard

These six habits will make you extraordinary.

After extensive original research and a decade as the world's highest-paid performance coach, Brendon Burchard finally reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success. Based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers, it turns out that just six habits move the needle the most in helping you succeed. Adopt these six habits and...

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