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Motivational Digest Week Ending 20 April 2013 (Pacific Time):
The Seven Problems of Working at Home http://allincareer.com/?p=1273
What Great Entrepreneurs Believe: http://www.inc.com/steve-tobak/what-great-entrepreneurs-believe.html
Can Praise Be Bad As Well As Good? http://www.potentialmatters.co.uk/blog/can-praise-be-bad-as-well-as-good
Magical Thinking (Using cards to enhance creativity): http://www.realitysandwich.com/magical_thinking_its_cards
10 Questions to Ask Before Determining Your Target Market: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226360
The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster: http://video.success.com/inspirational/entrepreneur-roller-coaster/
Hidden Problems that Chase Away Clients: http://purplepeacockconnection.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/hidden-problems-that-chase-away-clients/
5 Tips to Ease Difficult Conversations: http://managerialmayhem.com/face-it-5-tips-to-ease-difficult-conversations/
Four Levels of Mental Energy: http://www.positivelypositive.com/2013/04/13/four-levels-of-mental-energy/
End the Struggle: 5 Ways to Get in Touch with Your Intuition: http://www.peoplediscovery.co.uk/2013/04/17/end-the-struggle-5-ways-to-get-in-touch-with-your-intuition/
Human Success Network Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/w_dyL
Ways to Stop Fighting Your To-do List: http://sheownsit.com/ways-stop-fighting-your-do-list-by-chelleshock
You’re Probably Wrong about How Others See You: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/04/youre_probably_wrong_about_how_others_really_see_you.html
5 Ways Mindfulness Improves Leadership: http://www.siyli.org/5-ways-mindfulness-improve-leadership
5 Books to Motivate You: http://www.nycreativeinterns.com/2013/04/04/five-books-to-motivate-you
7 Traits That Distinguish Super Successful People From Ordinary Ones: http://www.inc.com/lewis-schiff/super-successful-wealth-building-traits.html
Habits of Super Positive People: http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/10/22/9-habits-of-super-positive-people/
Small Companies, Big Hearts: Leading Social Entrepreneurs: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226437
7 Words Successful People Live By: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/4367-7-words-successful-people-live-by.html
Quotations, Images, etc. Week Ending 20 April 2013:
Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive it isn’t. – Richard Bach
Never let anyone squash your dreams. – Meg Bertini
When you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.’ – Patton Oswalt via Kyle Van Son
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. – Joseph Campbell
Success is a series of decisions, small and big. – Meg Bertini
Contrary to popular thinking, being worthy isn’t something you earn, it’s something you recognize. – Mike Dooley
We may not know how to forgive, and we may not want to forgive; but the very fact we say we are willing to forgive begins the healing practice. – Louise Hay
FORGIVE THEM ANYWAY
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
– Mother Teresa (via Positive Connections to the World)
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. – Benjamin Franklin
We can literally mine even our worst errors for the treasures they contain. – Hal Zina Bennett
GoalsHappenHere Articles Week Ending 20 April 2013:
Favorite Personal and Business Development Resources: Several of you have asked, so here are a few things that have helped me both personally and professionally. My personal growth and my business growth are very much intertwined: The better I know myself, the better I seem to be at everything I do. The list is by no means all-inclusive, and I make no guarantees that what worked for me will resonate with you, let alone be effective for you.
The Survival Guide: How to Deal With Difficult People: We recently talked about dealing with difficult people at work, but unfortunately we run into difficult folks in other places, too. Want to cope with them better? Here are a few suggestions:
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