Magazine article Success

Turning Your Knowledge into Power 10 Actions You Can Take Right Now

Magazine article Success

Turning Your Knowledge into Power 10 Actions You Can Take Right Now

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1 MORE PLEASE

Key Dychtwald tells people to think about what they're doing that's wasting time and what they'd rather be doing instead. What do you love to do and how can you do more of that? List at least three activities and then make a list of time-wasters you could replace with your passions.

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2 NO MORE EXCUSES

Brian Tracy has no time for excuses and no patience for whiners. Write down the excuses you've been using to avoid going after your dreams (such as I'm too old or I don't have the education/money/time). Now make a list of the reasons those excuses don't hold water.

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3 LISTEN TO YOUR GUT

When Jaclyn Smith signed a deal with Kmart 25 years ago, she did so against the advice of everyone she knew. Sometimes, you have to trust your gut. Write down one big change your gut is telling you to make and then write the three action steps you can take to make it happen.

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4 IT'S NEVER TOO LATE

No matter where life has taken you or how far down the road you've traveled, it's never too late to start a business. Start now by writing down a mission statement for yourself that encompasses your ultimate goal. Don't be afraid to think big.

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5 FEEDBACK LOOP

Negative feedback is some of the most important information you can get. Mel Robbins says everything you say is recoverable if you use critical responses as information to craft your next move. Write down how you can turn you latest negative feedback into a plan of attack. …

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