Archive for the ‘Positive Self-Talk’ Category

How to Have a Millionaire Mindset

Imagine if we all thought like millionaires. Our success and drive would be unparalleled! We would be unstoppable! Never afraid to step outside our “comfort zones.” One thing successful people do consistently is keep their self-talk positive. Sixty to eighty percent of what we say to ourselves is negative or “voiced” in survival mode. Negative things such as: “This is too […]

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Presence is Powerful

Have you ever noticed when someone is completely present how attractive, engaging, and enjoyable it makes the interaction? When one has the ability to be present in every moment, it does good things. Concentration is sharpened, and rapport is built much faster. Connections with others is stronger. Being present and engaged with yourself and others reduces stress. It is assumed […]

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Conquering Self-Doubt

Want to learn how to conquer self-doubt? You have to get to know entrepreneur Lewis Howes if you don’t yet. He’s a New York Times best-selling author of a couple of books, The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity, as well as the host of The School Greatness podcast series. All of us struggle at some point in […]

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How To Deal With Doubt

When I visit beautiful places, it inspires me to see God’s beauty. There’s also an element of doubt that shows up. Does that make sense to you? We spend a lot of our lives seeing amazing things – nature, houses, cars, businesses and accomplishments. Part of that is so inspiring, but it can also make you doubt yourself. You might […]

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The Secret to a Great Attitude

What’s the power of having a good attitude? First, here’s a blast from my past. When I was in college, I worked at Southwestern Advantage. For five summers I sold – and recruited students to come with me to sell – educational children’s books door to door. Here’s the thing: It was always hard for me, even my fifth summer, […]

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Something to Remember on Hard Days

Do you ever have hard days? Most likely you do since you’re human. Today I’m near the ocean and there’s just something soul-calming about that. That’s why I’d like to talk about how you respond to problems and challenges. I’m pulling from the perspective principle of faith that I outline in my book, Take the Stairs. That means if you […]

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What You Need To Know To Succeed As A Long-Term Leader

If you’ve followed me for a while, you may have heard me talk about a man named Spencer Hays. Spencer was the legendary majority shareholder of the Southwestern family of companies. When I was in college I worked for the Southwestern Advantage program. I made a lot of money and learned a lot of skills selling educational children’s reference materials […]

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The Right Way to Approach Big Dreams

You’ve heard people called big dreamers before. I’m one of them – I’ve always had big dreams. And maybe you have a personal and professional dream right now, too. Sadly though, many of us, including me, never reach some of those big dreams, or fall far short of them. About a decade ago, I had a realization about what worked […]

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The Misunderstood Truth About Confidence

There’s something surprising about confidence that I wanted to share with you. Believe it or not, but I struggled with confidence in my life in different ways. I didn’t really understand confidence, so because of that misunderstanding, there were times in my life when I was under-confident. There are other times when I might have had too much confidence, again […]

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How to Conquer Feeling Completely Overwhelmed

Pretend I’m lying on a couch. It’s because we’re doing a therapy session today. I’m going to play the role of therapist and patient. Guess what? Sometimes I feel completely overwhelmed. I do. Yes, I’m an expert who helps people multiply their time, take action and be productive. This year, though, was huge for my family and business. My wife […]

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3 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do That Most People Don’t

What are the biggest differences between successful entrepreneurs and everyone else? I’ve heard that something like 95% of small businesses fail within five years. This is a real dilemma for anyone who’s a business owner or someone who gets paid for their results, like a branch operator or franchise owner, or a salesperson or an independent contractor with a direct […]

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3 Words to Remember When You’re Totally Overwhelmed

Sooner or later in your life, you’ll feel overwhelmed. Maybe it’s today. You’re buried in email and completely behind on all of your to-do items. Your house is a mess. There are clothes and toys all over the floor. You haven’t done your taxes. Your bills aren’t paid. At Southwestern Consulting, we’ve coached more than 9,000 people one on one. […]

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Living By Faith

You’re either living by faith or you’re living by sight. If you’re living by faith then you’re believing in the possibility of a better future – which is empowering. If you’re living by sight then you’re only able to believe in what you see today – which is limiting. If you’re living by faith then you’re making choices in the […]

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