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One is the loneliest number

December 15, 2010

 

 

It’s that time of year – the time when everyone starts bombarding your email with solicitations for SEVEN ways to get rich, SIX steps for a better year, FOUR ways to get your home sold, THREE things you need to do to guarantee sales success. You get the picture. 

I don’t know who started this trend but the minute I see a number associated with an activity – I just zone out. I find the whole thing a little hokey. You want to be successful? ONE THING – WORK hard. You want more money? Work hard. You want happiness? Work hard. It’s really just that simple. 

We live in a culture that wants quick fixes to all our problems. That is simply not how life works although it would be nice in theory. To make your life successful you don’t need SEVEN secret tips…you just need to put one foot in front of the other toward your goal and make it work. I promise this is true. 

I have one suggestion for you today – decide to be succesful and happy and WORK hard to make it so.

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New Year’s Resolutions

December 6, 2010

As the New Year approaches I am getting more and more emails with 10 ways to success, 5 ideas for planning your new year, or 17 methods for keeping your clients happy. You get the idea. I am always amused that there are a “magic” “number” of ideas for how to be successful in the coming year.

I hate New Year resolutions to be honest. Everyone starts with the best of intentions and then falls apart about five days into the New Year. Instead, I think you need to have resolutions in your heart year round.

You need to be resolved to:

1. Be kind

2. Be patient

3. Have faith

4. Believe

What do I mean? In this time of uncertainty with a world weary from the fear of what will happen in our future; I choose to believe in the unbelievable.  I believe in a world of peace, where people treat each other with respect and kindness. A world filled with loving words toward each other and where there is faith in something greater than us.

I can’t change anyone else – but I can change the way that I think and I resolve to be different in 2011. I believe! May it be so for you too?