The 9 dirty truths experts won’t tell you about starting your own business

Here are 9 dirty truths about becoming an entrepreneur, and yes, the author added a 10th to make it even sweeter. Check the article here and start or continue your dream today! 1. The business you start with won’t be the one you end up with. 2. You will want to quit 3. Your family and friends won’t get it 4. There’s no such thing as an overnight success 5. Your number of Twitter followers doesn’t count 6. No one owes you a paycheque 7. It’s not all cocktail parties and CEO moments. 8. Your dream life does not come … Continue reading The 9 dirty truths experts won’t tell you about starting your own business

Stop Your Limiting Beliefs: 10 Empowering Beliefs That Will Change Your Life

Anthony Robbins is one of the voices I hear on a daily basis, even in the car and I have to admit that I’ve learned a lot from him in the last two years. One of the things which can make or break us is power of our own beliefs. Coach Tony has a very simple and coprehensive definition of belief: “What is a belief? It’s a feeling of certainty about what something means. The challenge is that most of our beliefs are generalizations about our past, based on our interpretations of painful and pleasurable experiences. The challenge is, most … Continue reading Stop Your Limiting Beliefs: 10 Empowering Beliefs That Will Change Your Life

The Forbes List of 24 Self-Made Women Billionaires

I just came across the new list of the self-made women billionaires published by Forbes and I’ve noticed that many of them come from China and their fortunes are related to real estate and construction. Oprah (one of my favourite TV stars) is among them. It is  a record-setting year for women on the Forbes Billionaires list. For starters, there were more than ever, 138 in the ranks, up from 104. Plus there were also more who started their own businesses, 24. Among the new women are designer Tory Burch and restaurateur Peggy Cherng, who runs Chinese food chain Panda … Continue reading The Forbes List of 24 Self-Made Women Billionaires

Dupa 20 de ani si 21 de km

Uite cum incetul cu incetul blogul meu s-a transformat intr-o resursa de dezvoltare personala. Si nici nu prea mai este despre mine, decat din cand in cand ci despre ce pot face si chiar fac pentru altii si despre ce putem invata de la cei mai avansati decat noi. Este perfect asa. Ma bucur ca atunci cand scriu in romana sunt englezi sau alte nationalitati care folosesc modulul de traducere pentru a digera continutul iar continutul in engleza este citit cu placere si in Romania. Excelent!

Anul acesta s-a intamplat un eveniment minunat: m-am intalnit cu fostii colegi de liceu, implinindu-se 20 de ani de cand am terminat Lazar-ul. Cu cei din clasa mea m-am mai vazut acum 9 ani cand am organizat o petrecere de pomina la mine acasa si a fost foarte frumos. De data aceasta a participat toata promotia, a fost ceva organizat de-a binelea.

Am facut Lazar-ul (Liceul Gheorghe Lazar) dupa ce am citit celebra carte Cismigiu et Comp si am trait toate aventurile posibile unei vieti de licean post decembrist (detaliile sunt confidentiale).

dupa 20 de ani

Intalnirea cu colegii a fost una foarte simpatica si majoritatea arata foarte bine, unii chiar neschimbati, big like. Unii dintre dascali care in liceu erau zbiri, acum nu mai au nici o putere sau nu mai sunt deloc, deh, timpul trece si asta nu poate fi schimbat insa imi amintesc cu placere de cei care chiar si-au facut meseria cu pasiune si care au sadit seminte frumoase in noi. Trebuie sa recunosc ca cel putin in ultimii 10 ani am avut o gramada de hard times insa toate au fost niste stadii de invatare la sfarsitul carora trebuia sa acumulez ceva nou insa acum ma gandesc ca toate au fost de fapt niste lucruri minunate dar pe care nu stiam eu sa le apreciez la adevarata lor valoare. Continue reading “Dupa 20 de ani si 21 de km”

Te-ai abatut de la drum in incercarea de a-ti transforma visele in realitate? Articol de Nik Halik de pe

Dupa cum blogul meu se tranforma din ce in ce mai mult intr-o resursa de inspiratie si dezvoltare personala, mentinand o proportie de 75% din continut in Engleza am hotarat sa incep sa traduc articole publicate de Nik Halik si echipa pe site-ul

Un prieten al lui Nik i-a povestit intr-o zi despre John. John era un om de afaceri care avea foarte mare succes si care se gandea sa se sinucida. John avea tot ce si-ar fi putut dori din punct de vedere material. Avea o casa uriasa, un mansion, incojura lumea zburand in avioane private, manca la cele mai luxoase restaurante si era cazat numai in hoteluri de 5 stele. Si totuei, viata lui John era mizerabila.

Visele devin realitate si sunt o necesitate pentru viata.

Prietenul meu mi-a explicat ca John avea tot ce-i trebuie pe dinafara dar pe interior nu avea nimic. John si-a petrecut anii urcand pe scara corporativa si cinand cu CEO de top ale companiilor din Fortune Top 500. Rolodexul sau includea multe personalitati celebre la Hollywood. Cu un asa stil de viata, de ce era John asa de aproape sa-i puna capat? Viata lui John derapase cu mult timp in urma. Care a fost cauza? John era un milionar corporatist dar si-a dorit intotdeauna sa compuna muzica si sa mearga in turnee ca muzician profesionist.

John avea ceea ce altii numesc succes dar se simtea neimplinit pentru ca se abatuse de la drum in ceea ce priveste visele lui. In relatia cu viata ta cum te simti? Cum este viata ta? Este pe drumul cel bun? Faci ceea ce ai fost pus pe Pamant sa faci?
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Finding Opportunities in Any Economy by Jack Canfield

Your own beliefs and behaviors are great predictors of your success than any fluctuation in the marketplace. Even when the newspapers splash the word recession across the front page, you can write your own success story.

Master the Art of “Inverse Paranoia”

Start by becoming an “Inverse Paranoid”. What I mean by this is, believe that every event in your life is the seed for your greater good; something meant to enrich you, empower you or advance your cause.

Imagine how much easier it would be to succeed in life if you were constantly expecting the world to support you and bring you opportunity.

You can easily verify this belief for yourself. Just think about the last time that a terrible event turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

A big blessing for me came during the 1970’s when I lost my job. I was working at the Job Corps Center in Clinton, Iowa, pioneering new ways to teach underachieving students. One day the word came down that the center was being relocated – and I was being laid off.

While attending a workshop at the W. Clement & Jesse V. Stone Foundation in Chicago, I shared my predicament with the presenter. He happened to be vice president of the foundation, and he immediately offered me a job working with inner-city black and Latino kids.

I accepted the offer, and what I got in return was a bigger salary, an unlimited budget, and a laboratory for learning the success principles that transformed my life and launched a new career path.

Ask Yourself: What Opportunity Exists Here?

Take the fast track to inspiration by constantly asking yourself: What’s the opportunity here? Make this a habit, and you’ll stay calm and centered during any event that seems like a setback.

The beauty of this question is that it triggers your mind to respond with positive suggestions. Compare these to the useless information you get by asking yourself the questions such as: Why did this happen to me? Or, Who’s to blame for this mess?

If you get passed over for a promotion or your retirement account takes a hit in the stock market, remember to ask: What’s the opportunity here? – or one of its inspiring variations:

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Staying Focused in the Face of Negativity by Jack Canfield

The Law of Attraction states that whatever you focus on is what you will attract into your life. This is why it’s essential to stay focused on your goals.

Unfortunately, many people find it difficult to maintain focus in today’s world, where we’re bombarded by negative messages from the media, co-workers, friends, relatives and even clients.

The good news is that you can take action to shield yourself from motivation-sapping, fear-instilling negativity. This article shares 5 easy ways to get started.

Tip #1: Accept 100% Responsibility

The most critical principle to master if you want to create greater success is to accept 100 percent responsibility for your life – including the type and amount of negativity to which you allow yourself to be exposed.

Your job is to take care of yourself. This includes creating environments that are conducive to success. Take note of how negativity manifests in your life, and then consider ways that you can reduce your exposure.

For instance, do you watch or read the news every day? Try abstaining, and trust that if anything major happens, such as a natural disaster, someone will tell you. At that point, you can choose to read an article or two to bring yourself up to date.

Do you have well-meaning relatives who urge you not to follow your dreams because they fear the consequences of the risks you’ll take to achieve your goals? You may want to limit the time you spend with these individuals.

Alternatively, recognize their advice for what it is: an expression of their love and concern for you. The simple truth is that many people are blind to their limiting beliefs and how it colors their view of the world. Simply thank these well-meaning individuals for caring enough about you to share their thoughts, then turn your attention back to your goals.

 Tip #2: Release Negative Feelings

To attract what you want in life, you must live in a state of love, joy and gratitude. Negative environments stir up feelings of fear, anxiety and doubt, which must be released so that you can return to a higher state of feeling and vibration.
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7 Ways to Boost Your Business Just by Asking – from Jack Canfield

One of the easiest and fastest ways to grow your business is revealed in an ancient proverb: Ask and you shall receive. You’ve probably heard this phrase countless times in your lifetime, but how many times have you put this fundamental truth into practice recently? When was the last time you asked for a written endorsement from a client or colleague? How about feedback from your customers? Or the opportunity to renegotiate something that just doesn’t work for you?

Too often, business professionals—especially those in sales and marketing positions—falter because they simply stop practicing the art of asking. But if you were to ask successful top executives how they got to where they are, most would admit they “asked to get to the top.” They knew when and how to ask the right questions so they could gather the right information, build their reputation, seek useful referrals, generate new business, and expand their audience or customer base.

The simple act of asking is critical to success. Yet many people don’t do it because for some reason, people falsely believe that asking implies weakness and sets one up for potential rejection.
Here are seven asking strategies you can implement in your business (and in life) to boost your results:

1. Ask for Information. You can never have too much information. In fact, the higher up you go, the more you need to know. For example, to win potential new clients, you first need to understand their current challenges, what they want to accomplish and how they plan to do it. Only then can you proceed to demonstrate the advantages of your unique product or service.

Ask questions starting with the words who, why, what, where, when and how to obtain the information you need. Only when you truly understand and appreciate a prospect’s needs can you offer a solution.

2. Ask for Business. It’s shocking, but true: more than 60 percent of the time salespeople never ask for the order after giving a complete presentation about the benefits of their product or service. If you fall into this trap, beware: it’s a habit that could put you out of business quickly. Always ask a closing question to secure the business. Don’t waffle or talk around it—or worse, wait for your prospect to ask you. There are numerous ways to ask, “Would you like to give it a try?” Find the phrasing that feels most comfortable to you and ask.
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