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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 WEAR THE WHITE HAT

People want to do business with the good guy. Social responsibility for your business means more than just cutting a check to a local charity. Brainstorm three ways your team can get involved in the community, using your time and talents to help others.

2 CLEAN OUT THE WAREHOUSE

In business, you do regular inventory. Apply that same entrepreneurial practice to your personal life by taking stock of what isn't working anymore. Be brutally honest with yourself. Make a list of five practices that are no longer serving you. Then make a plan to phase them out today.

3 BE A SUPER HERO

When astronaut Sally Ride returned to Earth, she was suddenly a role model to young girls. You don't have to go into outer space to inspire people around you. Bring out the best in someone today by asking them about their goals and encouraging their dreams.

4 COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA

Been telling yourself, "I can't" a lot lately? It's time to get real. What you really mean is, "I won't." Right? You won't make time for your priorities. You won't take the class that offers the skills you need. Write down three ways you will take action today. Then put down the pen and do one.

5 AND THE AWARD GOES TO ...

Maria Shriver created the Minerva Awards at The Women's Conference to recognize women who create solutions. Why not hand out your own award today? Think of two people in your life who have helped you solve a problem, and thank them with a special note or small gift. …

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