Thursday, June 21, 2007

Successfully Shift Your Mindset

Many people don’t realize that the transition from an employee to an entrepreneur simply requires a shift in their mindset. You hear of people wishing and hoping that they could be out of their jobs and in their own business but either they don’t take the action to begin that endeavor or they start and then quit the venture too soon.

As with any undertaking, the only way to be successful at it is to have an impenetrable belief in it. Statistically, a huge amount of businesses fail in the first five years because of lack of belief. At some point entrepreneurs with an employee mindset don’t believe that they can continue and therefore the business dissolves.

A belief in something can be cultivated by simply finding evidence and proof that it is so. If in business is where you want to be then all you have to do is look around and see an exorbitant amount of thriving businesses. There’s all the evidence that you’d need to know that you can succeed if you want to.

The following are a few ways that one can begin to shift their mindset from one of an employee to one of an entrepreneur:

1. Clearly identify what it is that you want to accomplish. You need to know where you are going in order to get there.

2. Begin to recognize your limiting beliefs. What have you been telling yourself that has prevented you from getting to where you want to be in life?

3. Replace those nasty limiting beliefs with a total opposite statement. For example,
-- Limiting belief -- I don’t have any money to start a business.

-- New belief -- I am in control of my life, I will find the money to achieve my success.

4. Start to visualize the person you want to become. Take the time to really see yourself in this new light and it will surely become more real for you.

5. Persist without exception. Never, ever give up.

Once you begin the process of change you will gain momentum and that’s when the new beliefs takeover. Your mindset shifts and success just happens!

Melanie Alexander, founder of Duncan Avenue, LLC, is a home-based business entrepreneur that has assisted many people realize the abundant lives they were meant to live. She is dedicated to mentoring as many people as possible to “dive into their dreams”. Click here for a free copy of THE WEALTH THEORY REPORT

To learn about a business opportunity that you can believe in, visit or call 800-209-3392. Begin the process of change and the rewards will be extraordinary!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

How Positive Motivation Can Affect Your Online Business

If you have an online business, you know that there can be times when it is frustrating to keep the business going. Online business can often have their ups and downs. Sometimes it may be hard to know where it is going. But did you know that with positive motivation, your online business can be more successful and easier to manage? In fact positive motivation can make your life much more rewarding on a daily basis.

Motivation is defined as the force that makes us do things. It is the result of our individual needs to be met...the inspiration to complete a task at hand. Positive motivation is when you use inspirational and enlightening means to motivate yourself or other people.

Size is not relevant with regards to how positive motivation can affect your online business. Whether you are the only employee or if you staff hundreds, the right positive motivation can help your online business achieve its goals in a more substantial manner. If you or your employees are more motivated, you will then produce more output. This means that you can achieve whatever your business goals are. Whether it is gaining more profits, reaching a sales goal, promoting your website, or gaining more customers... this task is best achieved when people are positively motivated.

People respond better to positive motivation. Positive motivation can be enthusiastic chats about a goal you wish to reach and praise when that goal is attained. Motivational posters in the boardroom is another example of positive motivation. All of this will promote teamwork, which is essential for your online business to thrive. It will also lead to you or your employees being happier. Happy people mean people that are happier to do the tasks at hand.

Positive motivation and how it can help you achieve your daily goals can be further realized in this quote by a famous motivational author, Napoleon Hill: "Your mental attitude gives power to everything you do. If your attitude is positive, your actions and thoughts further your ends. If your attitude is negative, you are constantly undermining your own efforts." This means that through a positive attitude, you can motivate yourself and others to do great things. Another quote by Napoleon Hill: "The more you give, the more you get." This means that the more positive motivation you give, the more positive results you will obtain.

Positive motivation can help you have a more positive outlook with regards to your online business. It can also help you have a more positive outlook on life. With positive motivation, your business is sure to flow with more fluidity. This will result in you and possibly your employees being happier and with your business being more successful Author : Hariprasad Chowta Links : and

Sunday, March 04, 2007

7 Ways to Juice Up Your Creativity

Looking for ways to get your creativity in full swing? Invite your fertile mind out to play with these no-nonsense tips to enliven your creativity:

1) Get Away From it All. A vacation can be highly productive. Taking time off from the daily grind rejuvenates your body and mind, allowing fresh thinking and extra creativity. Even if you can’t travel, “get away” by allowing yourself to dream. Spend some quiet time reflecting on your life and wishes.

Ask yourself: What would I do if I had no chance of failure?

2) Use Your Body. We spend so much of our lives THINKING, reasoning and over-engineering our decisions. It’s surprising that smoke doesn’t come out of our ears! Let the innate wisdom of your body stimulate your creative mind. Swim, hike, dance -- or whatever does it for you -- and feel new ideas flow.

Tune into any physical sensations you have with the ideas you get. What do those sensations tell you?

3) Make a Creative Vision Board Use old magazines and found objects to create a collage that represents what you want in your life. Choose pictures, items and phrases that really resonate with you.

Keep your creative vision somewhere you can see it for daily inspiration.

4) Play With Children or Pets. Pets and kids have the most refreshing take on life. Play with your loved ones and let your uninhibited creativity roam. What possibilities are there for you if you don’t have to be productive or care what others think?

Rover won’t tell!

5) Mind Map. Draw a mind map as you are thinking through an issue to help stimulate your creative thinking. A mind map helps you see possibilities and connections between thoughts.

To do it: Write your idea in the center of a large piece of paper, then “brain dump” using branching lines, colors, key words and sketches to capture related ideas. The resulting picture shows clusters of ideas branching from your central issue.

6) Explore Seek new experiences -- new places, concepts, people. You’ll start to see connections between ideas you hadn’t previously noticed. Each week have a date with your creativity. Go to the bookstore to browse publications you wouldn’t otherwise read. Visit a hobby shop or garden center. Check out a new museum, or show. Fresh experiences bring fresh thinking.

What's new for you? Challenge: Go explore something new in the next 24 hours!

7) Be Gentle With Yourself. Nothing squashes creativity faster than a harsh inner voice criticizing your ideas. Doesn’t your inner critic need a vacation too? When you hear that voice, visualize sending your inner critic away. Maybe it will miss its flight home!

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Techniques To Personality Creativity

Sometimes, you perceive of your personality as someone who would not know creativity even if it knocked you on the head with a sledgehammer. And sometimes, you just come to the realization that you and creativity just would not mix. It is like oil and water for you and creativity, or so you think.

You must not give up. If you imagine feeling the wrath of Zeus every time you need to be creative, do not put a lid on it. All you need is a technique, a creativity technique.

Creativity techniques make your world a better place to live in. But just like everyone common world, these techniques also have bad points. Think of them as a giant tool box, with all you might ever need to build your own house. It has lots and lots of tools but you just have to pick the right one.

The first technique would be the basic model. With this model, you have to think of what it is that really hinders you on your personality path to creativity, and jot it down in non technical formal. Show what you wrote to people who have never experienced that kind of problem and ask them for ideas and for their opinions. You can also recommend to them thinking on it overnight or for a few days.

Once they speak up, take down any thoughts and ideas they air out regarding the "real" problem and any solutions that are of high potential. It is very essential that what they expect of your ability to utilize their ideas are put in a realistic perspective. You can develop or re-interpret the ideas they gave you to make them more workable for you.

But, of course, if you use ideas of other people, you cannot just use them just like that. You have to give a responsive feedback to whoever helped you to show that what they did is highly valued, appreciated and of productive use. If your helper receives a positive response of how his or her ideas were put to good use, his or her personality will be very glad and will accommodate your needs again.

Another creativity technique is the face-to-face networking model. This technique can only be workable if you are sure that your relationship with the one who helps you is built on trust. For instance, when your helper offers ideas that are somewhat naive, you still use these ideas to your advantage and not dismiss them immediately.

However, when worse comes to worse, some ideas can sometimes be too out of place that you and your helper need to talk on it. How could you do that? Simple. You just start a conversation at an informal personality face-to-face meeting at some bar or wherever it is that you would prefer.

If you do decide to use this personality approach, you must have non directive listening skills so that your helper's enthusiasm and interest are maintained. Show him or her that whatever it is that he or she is saying is being considered and well-thought of all the time, because if you do not do so, he or she will forget about offering creative ideas for you and you will find yourself in a muddy heap once again.

Basically, you do not have to carry the burden of creativity on your shoulders. There are lots of creativity techniques out there, you just have to know how to use them more effectively.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

How to Become A Billionaire

To paraphrase Steve Martin, it is easy to earn a billion dollars tax free. All you have to do is get yourself a billion dollars and then don’t pay the tax. How will anyone ever know?

Now I don’t want to speak out against paying taxes but we can talk about getting yourself a billion dollars. The first thing you need to know is that it is a darned near impossible dream. There are over six billion people on Earth and about seven hundred of them are billionaires. True, the odds increase if you count their spouses and children, but still it is clearly not an easy thing to achieve.

When thinking about just how extreme a task this is think about the easiest way to make money. Stealing. That is, after all, what the joke implies. Now think about where you could possibly steal a billion dollars from. What could you steal and sell for a billion dollars? Not a heck of a lot comes to mind. Really, it’s that much money.

But it has been done and therefore can be done. The key is to find your niche and make it work for you as best as it can. Further more, you need to find something that is no one else’s niche. The more people who want to achieve billionaire status the way you want to achieve it, the less likely it would happen.

Take software for instance. A decade ago that was the key. Microsoft made some billionaires as did Google. The market is still very vast but it is also flooded and the chances of finding something unique enough to capture that much of the market is no longer very likely.

The same is true for the retail world. When Walmart started up it was a relatively unique way of shopping. Its business plan was solid and consumers were very much into the attitude of the store so much so that it is still growing. Stores that have copied that format may have done well, but they haven’t churned out many billionaire owners.

If you’re like me and are finding it discouraging to come up with that killer original idea you can always keep your eyes open for other people’s. There have been a lot of successful investors over the years who have latched on to the right idea and took it for a ride to billionaire status. Some are able to spot something before it becomes a shooting trend while others make fortunes by investing in secure, non trendy, traditional stocks that go up, though slower.

I think the best idea for most of us is to aim to be multi millionaires first. Achieve this through a good selection of ever growing solid investments on the stock market and in real estate. Once you have secured yourself a hundred million or so then turning it in to a billion shouldn’t be much trouble at all.

Mika Hamilton is the editor of the Global Investment Institute Read More Free Investment & Wealth Creation Tutorials & Reviews at

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Friday, February 09, 2007

Are You Willing To Change Your Mind Set?

Have you ever experienced the habit of beating yourself up with guilt, worry, fear, even protecting yourself with fear, disapproving of yourself, feeling insecure, lacking control in your life, and having to figure everything out?

Are you willing to change your mind set, to get off the treadmill of negative thinking? Are you ready to learn how to trust yourself and others, to experience approving of yourself, feel safe, secure, to be in control of your life and have all the peace and happiness you deserve?

Above All Healing is an Energy Transformation Method, helping you to be spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally in tune with your lifestyle needs, and the overall quest of humanity. The key to securing the happiness that is truly yours is to discover how to discharge the negative feelings you've accumulated. By discharging these negative feelings, you will not only increase the happiness in your life, but everything else will get better too! Money, health, relationships, looks, you name it!

The mind works just like a computer. It stores data, both positive and negative. Simply, you may require changing the way you are thinking, as this is the Law of Attraction. The simplest definition of this law is "like attracts like." other definitions include: You get what you think about, whether wanted or unwanted.

Whatever you are consciously or unconsciously focusing on in your life, you will attract more to you. Your inner world defines your outer physical experience.

Your subconscious mind is filled with beliefs and values which unconsciously direct your experiences. It is your inner world. Your conscious mind is the only tool that you have to change the content of your subconscious mind.

When we have awoken from the "dream like state", our purpose is to take control of both your conscious and unconscious minds and to focus them both on what you would like to experience from life.

To master the ‘Universal Law of Attraction’ is the most powerful force in the universe. It is simple in concept, yet requires some practice. Once you get the key to unlock the door, it is open forever, there is no looking back! Melody is the author of ‘Unlock the Secrets’ Series E Books: How to let go of Anxiety, Panic and Stress, Your Key to a life of Abundance, Happiness and Success and A Book of Infinite Possibilities

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Secrets about True Success

Contrary to popular opinion, real success is not measured by the amount of our possessions. Simply stated, the truth is that real success -- ultimately the only success -- is determined by how much we are in actual possession of ourselves. And by the light of this great fact of life, we can also see that the person who fears the loss of what he thinks is his success has not truly succeeded. Why is this true? The individual who lives with secret self-defining fears is not a self-possessing person but rather a person possessed, often pushed and punished by his fears.

To see the truth of these findings is to realize the need for a whole new way to succeed in life. And to come upon this new order of success calls to us to search out a totally different path through life, a new path we can climb only by calling on a whole new set of higher actions. We can begin our ascent to securing real success with the following new action:

We must begin the inner work of consciously proving to ourselves that there is nothing to fear, instead of allowing our fears to push us into a never-ending series of fearful actions. This suggested new action makes more sense the more we gain insight into our present notion of success; for if we look closely, we can see that contained right within it, although unseen at present, is the fear of failure. The real fear behind this idea of failing is our unconscious fear of losing our familiar, confident sense of self.

As long as what we think of as being our "success" in life harbors the secret fear of our self somehow being diminished by the loss of this same external source, then our sense of self does not belong to us. Under these conditions we are little more than unsuspecting victims subject to every vagrant wind of change that blows through the world of our enterprise... not a very pleasant or promising prospect, is it? Of course not. But it doesn't have to be this way. We can learn life's secret lessons about the nature of real success, and follow them all the way to the Real Life that is their source.

Guy Finley is one of today's brightest voices in the field of self-realization showing men and women everywhere how to find a life of freedom, enduring fulfillment, and true purpose. Director of the non-profit Life of Learning Foundation, Guy is the best-selling author of more than 30 books and audio albums on self-realization and higher success. For more information visit

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