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 FIRST FIVE

Country music star Clay Walker wrote a detailed plan for the first five years of his career, down to "the kinds of clothes my band would wear." Do you have a five-year plan? Start now by writing down a single sentence describing where you want to be in five years. Then keep writing.

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2 GUT CHECK

Actor Danny Glover follows his inner guidance when it comes to selecting projects and philanthropic efforts. What is your inner guide telling you? Write down two opportunities or projects you are considering. Now write down what your inner guide says about them.

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3 GIVING TO RECEIVE

Volunteers featured in "The Givers" this month prove that giving your time or talent is a great way to feel a sense of self-esteem and fulfillment. Pick three suggestions from the article to do in the next 90 days. Make a phone call today to take your first step.

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4 SHOW THE LOVE

"When I have experienced kindness and generosity from businesses, it makes me want to support them," Harvey McKinnon says. A business with integrity is more likely to thrive. Write down four ways your business can demonstrate more generosity and kindness--for customers and employees.

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5 GET THE WORM

For 40 years, writer and producer Stephen J. Cannell has been getting up at 4 a.m. to write. He believes that successful people get up every day and do what they love. Get up one hour earlier for a week, and work on your most creative project that first hour. Set your alarm for tomorrow now.

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6 BAG IT

Michael and Susan Dell have taught their children to give time, money and possessions to those less fortunate. …

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