Archive for the ‘Success’ Category

I’m getting ready to head off to San Diego later this week, to attend the Money & You workshop.  As part of the preparation, I had to complete the DISC profile, and I’ll be getting the results at the seminar.

Over the past 30 years, through her programs, her organization has shown many successful entrepreneurs how to discover untapped markets during turbulent financial times such as these. Many of her graduates discovered new business strategies after the 1987 market adjustment, the recession in the early 1990’s and during the high-tech bubble a few years ago.

The program is experiential, and in three-and-half days, we’ll learn 44 hours of Entrepreneurship and how to become a business leader.  If you do the math, you’ll recognize that this is immersion training, with each day going for more than 12 hours.  I’d better pack some energy bars!!  I don’t know what to expect, but I’ll be sure to write about it after the trip!

Meanwhile, here’s a video interview of Jack Canfield discussing Money & You that I dug up!


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On the Thinksimplenow blog there’s a post on the 7 Habits of Highly Innovative People, and one of the habits includes:

‘Commit to Failure’ – “Commit yourself to taking enough risks that you will fail some of the time. If you’re not failing, we’re not doing something sufficiently difficult or creative.” -Scott Berkun

Coincidentally, on a call today we were discussing failure and how it’s a given that to succeed you have to feel free to fail.  It occurred to me that we need to reframe failure as trial and error in the manner of children.  If you have ever watched a child learn something new, they revel in trying, failing, and trying again until they succeed. 

Now this is not a new concept, but it did get me to thinking.  How would I approach things differently if I set out to fail?  What if I decide to fail ten times before I succeed at something.  I would certainly try things in different (dare I say wacky?) ways.  If I wanted to write an article about New Year’s Resolutions (and I usually do) I might try writing it as a poem, or humorously, or graphically or in any number of ways other than my normal prose.  If I was creating a website or putting together a workshop, I would certainly take more risks and try things differently.

I’m going to play with failure and risk/trial and error in the next month.  Should be interesting to see what happens.  And if you’re game, come think differently with me.

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I’ve always been a fan of Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”.  Imagine my surprise when I was surfing the web and found a clip of him on Youtube!  Here it is for your enjoyment:

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