When was the last time you expressed appreciation to someone close to you, for who they are, or what they mean to you.
So often we take the people close to us for granted. You probably really do appreciate them, but maybe it’s been a while since you actually expressed your appreciation to them.
Social reformer Margaret Cousins (1878-1954) once said:
“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.”
For most of us in the business of life it’s usually easier to criticise people for the little things they do that annoy us than it is...
The 21st Century Way to Create a 6 Figure Residual Income.
This little diagram illustrates what is called the “cycle of perpetual consumption”. The key element here is the habit pattern of consumption. We are all creatures of habit, and habits are incredibly powerful, Once a customer has established a habit pattern of consumption they are unlikely to change unless some event happens to interrupt the pattern and cause a change to occur.
Let me explain what I am talking about…
To create a really successful sustainable business a minimum of four fundamentals must be in place.
In a previous post I talked about the power of words to change the intensity of the emotions we feel and how words impact the atmosphere we create around us.
Today I want to pick up on the thought that language is about ‘creating’. Most people think language is about communication, and while we do use language to communicate, at a deeper level language is about creating.
We can use words to build people up or we can use words to tear people down, so in that sense we can use words to build or to destroy.
But let’s pursue the logic of how something is created for a moment:
Everything that has ever...
A friend of mine recently did me a really big favor, although at first I didn’t realise it.
What he did was share with me about a product that had really helped his grandchildren who were suffering from very severe excema. I was interested because I had suffered from excema as a child and some of my own family also suffer from it.
But then he went on to tell me about some of the other unique products that the same company manufactures, and I started to mentally tick off the boxes as he was sharing…
Yes, I would like to drop a few kilos from my waist line and…
Yes cholesterol levels...
What do you think the most desired gift is? At the very centre of the human heart is a deep seated desire. A desire that every person craves, a need that every individual has.
What is this deepest and strongest of human desires? It is the desire for love.
The Apostle Paul put it this way:
“No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I am bankrupt without love”. (from the message translation)
We live in a world where many people work very hard to achieve material wealth, often motivated by a desire to provide good things for the people they care deeply about.
I have meet many men who work...
There is an old saying that goes:
“Sticks and stones will break your bones but words will never hurt you”
But like a number of old sayings this is simply not true. There is actually much more truth in the line from one of Dolly Parton’s songs that goes like this:
“Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can break my heart”.
The truth is that words have real power.
The words we use shape how we feel about a situation and they influence the intensity of emotion we attach to that situation.
For example, take a situation where something has happened and you start to feel angry about it....