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Successful Networker time to change or is it! Habit

 

Defeat
If the thing you wish to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it! Put your dream across, and never mind what “they” say if you meet with temporary defeat, for “they,” perhaps, do not know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success. – Napoleon Hill

It’s sad how some people choose to be stuck in the same situation, no matter what! You can tell these  people apart from the rest of the crowd quite easily.  They are found to be always complaining; and yet, they will not do anything to change the situation they are in. They will always talk about taking a break or calling it quits, but will never do it, because they are afraid to step out of the cocoon they have built for themselves.

The Cheese (or is it rats) in Your Life!
Long ago, a psychologist conducted a brilliant experiment with rats. He put a rat at the mouth of three tunnels, only one of which had cheese. 133The rat went up and down the tunnels, but quickly changed track when it found that there was no payoff in the two tunnels and only scampered up the one that had the payoff.  But unfortunately there are many human beings, who in spite of being highly evolved creatures, do not seem to have the simple judgement that the rat  showed in this experiment. These human beings spend an entire lifetime moving up and down the same tunnel looking for something that does not exist and yet refuse to change track. In fact, they also have their family members, friends and acquaintances concede that the track they are in is the right one, despite being fully aware of the fact that there is no "cheese" at the end of the tunnel.

Life only changes when you do, Think about it for a moment!  Good or bad your decisions will guide you for your life!  You have the ability to make the right changes and decision be successful, show wisdom and be in the front with a Positive Attitude – Gray Lawrence

What they do not realise is that carrying out this pointless exercise for the rest of their lives will do them no good, and in fact be counterproductive, because they will end up feeling unsatisfied and unfulfilled. If you are empathising with this situation, and don’t want to Yellow Cheesebe like a rat who goes up and the same tunnel where there is no cheese, you can take action right now! Everything in life is about making a choice. It is as easy as choosing what you want to wear! You would not want to wear those out of fashion clothes that are lying in your wardrobe now would you? So why choose to be in a job or a life situation that is sucking the energies of life out of you?

Change is in Your Hand.
It’s time you took matters into your own hand, if you really want things Team work planto change. Why wait and blame the situation, if you find yourself stuck?
There is no denying that taking the first step is indeed a difficult thing to do, but unless you do take the first step nothing is ever going to change.
You can keep telling yourself that there are logical and reasonable explanations about why you are in the situation that you are in now, but it is worthwhile to remember that you alone are responsible for it. All the present situations that you find yourself in now, are a result of the choices that you have made in the past. And if you choose to stay put and do nothing to change the situation, things are going to be like that forever! It is indeed like moving up and down the same tunnel without any payoffs!  Don’t unnecessarily delay your life by procrastinating. If you do that, it will be like saying you want to drive only when all the signals in the city are green. As impossible as that may be, so is the fact that life is going to be without any problems. Change may seem to be difficult and uncomfortable in the beginning, but eventually you will find yourself liberated, if you truly
choose to do what your heart desires!

 

PEOPLE ARE NATURE’S NUMBER ONE CREATURE OF HABIT. WE TEND TO GET COMFORTABLE, STUCK IN OUR WAYS AND FEAR CHANGE. WE LIKE TO HOLD ON TO OLD THINGS IN ORDER TO HANG ON TO OLD MEMORIES, WHEN USUALLY THEY KEEP US FROM MAKING NEW ONES. SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA BITE THE BULLET AND MAKE A CLEAN BREAK FROM THE PAST IN ORDER TO MAKE A NEW BEGINNING.

Are you walking past a Fortune 

What ever you chose to do it will require training and the teacher must be the best

Gray Lawrence
Ambitious Networker

Your vision is in Your Mind

Successful Networker Inspire Reality gives Great Potential

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” Anatole France

Inspired Quote of the Day

There is nothing in you that needs to be discarded. You are precious; all of you. NOW you can realize it, celebrate it and share it. ~ Avikal Costantino


Today’s Inspiration

Avikal Costantino

Avikal Costantino

Avikal is a spiritual teacher and the author of Freedom to Be Yourself and Without a Mask.

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…

Take your time; there is no other time. Even when everything seems to accelerate beyond control – especially then – take your time.

Time does not exist as an objective thing; it depends completely on your perception and your connection with yourself. If you are present, in touch with how you experience reality and open to what you are experiencing, then you are the master of time, not its slave.

How do we do that? The method is simple: it has a few basic steps that require no particular skills, talents or techniques. It is called “practicing presence”.

I imagine that you, like me, want to live life and not just survive. I assume that you too want to experience life’s fullness and richness. I know that you too have asked yourself at least once, “Is this all there is to life?” There is an answer to that: presence.

It is the answer to all questions because it is the only quality that allows you to find your answers and those are the only answers that will satisfy your thirst and your longing.

Very often, it seems very difficult to take time for yourself, to find, even conceive, the possibility that you can live according to your rhythm. At times, nearly impossible. And yes, it’s not easy because pretty much everything in the world as we know it is there to distract us.

What is easy is getting lost in other people, in objects, in projects, in worrying, in acquiring and running after… and yet if we can just stop for a second and ask ourselves these questions: Who is getting lost? Who is running? Who is reading right now?

Just by asking this WHO, we are already a little less lost, a little less on the run, a little more present. And, then the next question is, present to who? To the only one that can be aware of the running and the getting lost and the reading and the asking… YOU!

You are the miracle, the fundamental awareness that recognizes each event, moment, potential, tendency, relation, emotion, sensation, and thought that is this life you want to live fully.

So the first step is: ask the question and take the time to feel the presence of the experiencer. You will be getting in touch, little by little, with what I call the Authentic Self: the unique manifestation that you are.

The second step is: remember your Self. Once you recognize that you exist at the very centre of your every moment, then just take the time to stop in that moment and remember: I am the experiencer.

The third step is: remember when you forget. Embrace your forgetting. There is no need for guilt, no need for self judgment, just notice, “Oh, I forgot!” And you will be instantaneously back and connected.

This is a practice, my friend. Something that will take time and intention and commitment, but the passion that you will find, the joy in being present, the delight for the richness of any experience, and the gratefulness….

 

I’M JUST AS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS,

AS I AM ABOUT MY OWN.

Gray Lawrence
Ambitious Networker

Your vision is in Your Mind

Successful Networker Inspire Bob = Recognition Attitude and Discipline

As per all of these messages they are not altered for reasons of authenticity I have added specific passages of PMA I hope you enjoy

A quote is like a lamp it flings its light over the whole sentence

Inspired Quote of the Day

Combining attitude and discipline, both of which are 100% under your control, will increase your performance by 200%. ~ Bob Urichuck

 


 

Today’s Inspiration

Bob  Urichuck

Bob Urichuck

Bob is a sales, team skills, and motivation expert, a professional speaker, and the bestselling author of Online for Life and Up Your Bottom Line.

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…

Discipline is defined as a commitment to the most important person in the world. It means doing what you have to do, even when you don’t want to do it.

Any behaviour that gets recognized and/or rewarded gets repeated. To be disciplined for life requires that you recognize and reward yourself accordingly.

So let’s start with the first question: who is the most important person in the world? While you are at it, who is your greatest enemy?

It is fair to say that you came into this world as a miracle. Then what happened?

You got exposed to the outside world – family, religion, education, friends, politics, etc., and you internalized these messages. You have created who you are by what you allowed in. Is it fair to say you have created your own fears, barriers, limitations, and beliefs primarily because you have lived your life from the outside-in? Is it fair to say you are who you are because of you?

Yes, you are the most important person in the world, and at the same time your own worst enemy.

Maybe it is time to take a good look at your beliefs about you. As an adult, you should be able to distinguish between fact and fiction – what is real about you and what is not. Maybe it is time to turn things around, to believe in yourself, to take control of your life and start living your life from the inside-out.

Your beliefs will determine your attitude. Your attitude determines how you feel, and how you feel determines the actions you take, which in the end provide you with results. Are you getting the results you are looking for? If not, take control of your life and start living your life from the inside-out, instead of the outside-in.

Combining attitude and discipline, both of which are 100% under your control, will increase your performance by 200%. By the way, each word when translated to numeric value adds up to 100. Try it and see for yourself.

Of all commitments one makes in life, the one you make to yourself is by far the most important. So, make some commitments and get Disciplined for Life, as you are the author of your future.

What is the most productive time of your day – morning, day or night? What would happen if you took one hour of that most productive time and dedicated it to the most important person in the world? As a morning person, that is what I do first. After that hour, I reward myself with my first cup of coffee. Ummm, is it ever good.

Just applying this one discipline in your life will make the difference.

It is precisely the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life interesting.”       Paulo Coelho

Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming, but vision with action can change the world.” Nelson Mandela

 

Gray Lawrence
Ambitious Networker

Your vision is in Your Mind

Successful Networker Email Marketing

The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example.       Thomas Morell

 

The Psychological Hierarchy of the Email Campaign

Simms Jenkins  CEO   BrightWave Marketing

This has to be passed on in its original format

The relationship between the email marketer and the email subscriber is an unspoken alliance, and also a source of constant tension and potential. The email marketer owes her job, database, and likely revenue to the subscriber who provides permission in exchange for (hopefully) special offers, content, and respect and relevancy. The email marketer often loses sight of this invaluable permission during the march to some interdepartmental meeting or shared goal.

Too often the email program becomes focused on the business objective and loses sight of the email subscriber. Without her, the email program is worth nothing. It is just an ad buy to eyeballs versus a targeted message to people who asked for targeted messages. That’s the secret sauce of email, and once you lose sight of it you head down a slippery slope.

Where the challenge needs to meet the reality is evidenced in this graphic created by my talented colleague.

interaction-hierarchy-pyramid1

Each of these stages on both sides of the aisle are key – B2C, B2B, marketing automation, or batch-and-blast. It’s the DNA to a successful email program, so let’s review the path to success and inbox delight.

The Inbox

Your first chance to get noticed is often driven by your from line or maybe subject line. A busy consumer may be more on the lookout of what to delete or save for later. Mobile compounds this, so if you don’t stand out you likely won’t get read.

Open/Read

While there is brand awareness level and the power of a delayed purchase due to email, you want your email to be read and opened. Duh! Subscribers likely will scan your message that might have taken weeks to craft in mere seconds. The key is to make it clear what the value is for the subscriber, not your marketing goals.

Click

Moving up the pyramid and into subscribers’ psyche, the email needs to win their attention and gain their expressed action – in many cases a click. A subscriber is demonstrating their intent and that’s a significant goal of any marketer. If the call-to-action is buried, not mobile-friendly, or lacks clarity, you will lose this opportunity. Make it easy and the path clear.

Buy/Conversion

We aim to not just convert our subscribers but often surprise and delight them. An email subscriber is a VIP by virtue of providing permission, but many marketers fail to deliver the goods. Whether a special offer, unique content, or just something cool (and on brand), add something to close the deal and further in cent the subscriber not only to buy but possibly to share her advocacy for your brand, service, or product.

A perfect email is often elusive but making sure your message lines up with these components and subscriber psychology is essential in today’s crowed inbox. Your subscribers have let you in to this coveted space so make the most of it!

Gray Lawrence
Ambitious Networker


Your vision is in Your Mind

Successful Networker Inspire Dedicate Engage and Liberate

“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim and have fixed their gaze on a goal that is high – one that sometimes seems impossible.”                        Orison Swett Marden

Inspired Quote of the Day

What really matters to me is that we are all capable of living spectacular lives; we don’t need to be limited by our pasts or our circumstances, there is greatness in all of us. ~ Dr. Judith Wright


Today’s Inspiration

Dr. Judith  Wright

Dr. Judith Wright

Dr. Judith is a Professor of Transformational Psychology at the Wright Graduate Institute as well as a lifestyles expert and inspirational speaker.

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…

For a long time, I thought the formula for a good life was setting and meeting goals, achieving, being good, being nice, being perfect, hiding vulnerability and weakness, and not making mistakes.

What I’ve learned from my life experience and from my research with people who live great lives is that a good life is just the opposite-and these six key elements are key:

YEARN–Life isn’t about getting what you want or meeting your goals; it’s about following your deeper yearning.
I was good at meeting goals–being a good student, succeeding at my career, losing weight–but meeting goals didn’t make me satisfied and happy. It was only when I learned to guide my life by the yearnings underneath my goal-chasing¬–to love and be loved; be seen, heard, known, touch and be touched; to matter; to make a difference–that I was fulfilled. Rather than waiting to achieve a goal, I could meet my yearnings in the moment–and ironically, I accomplished more goals!

ENGAGE-Be messy. Get hurt. Make mistakes. Be embarrassed. Risk. Be made fun of. Be in the moment, be spontaneous, live unedited.
As a recovering uptight person, I can tell you life is more fun when you live it full out. Being good, being right, looking cool, and not making mistakes aren’t the secrets to happiness. Life is a playground– play hard and be willing to get hurt, screw up, be out there, and have fun.

REVELATE–Look for your “BS”–your bulls#*t and your faulty Belief Systems. Wake up and live consciously.
We all have limiting beliefs that keep us from fulfilling our potential and rationalizations, excuses, and indulgences in soft addictions that dim our consciousness and keep us stuck. (My culprits: my mistaken belief of I have to be perfect to be loved and my (former!) soft addictions of over shopping, watching TV, and poring over catalogues.) Uncover your unconscious programming and habits that keep you from the life you yearn for. Challenge your limiting beliefs and behaviours–
open up, seek out tough feedback, and live consciously.

LIBERATE–Live Bold. Break the Rules.
I tried hard to obey the rules, be good, be nice, and not make waves, but it was only when I was willing to break rules, overcome limiting beliefs, and not strive to conform and fit in, that I broke free to live my dreams. People who live spectacular lives make growth choices, not safe ones. Risk being censured and attacked. Say the unsayable, do the impossible. Be bold, daring, audacious.

REMATRIX–Change your mind and your brain, and you can change your life.
I needed to do more than change my mind–I had to change my brain to change my life! To make lasting changes we have to activate our brain’s neuroplasticity to build new neural circuits–to build new beliefs, feelings, actions–and that takes intention, focused attention, stretching at the edge of our ability, and continuous repetition. Take charge of your life and reprogram yourself with empowering beliefs, feelings, and behaviours. Consciously engage in your own transformation!

DEDICATE–Embrace it all.
I used to think that only the good stuff mattered–when things worked out, I did well, or I was happy. Now I know that everything is part of the transformational journey–ups and downs, successes and failures, fear and joy, hurt and love, despair and bliss. Embrace all life’s experiences and feel them fully–cry crocodile tears, tremble with fear, shake with anger, and bubble with joy. If you can deal with your feelings and encourage yourself through the challenges, you don’t need to avoid life. Dedicate to a constantly evolving, fully-lived life!

There is greatness in all of us, yet we need to activate and develop that greatness to become who we could become. When we do, life is an exciting adventure of perpetual transformation, great love, fulfilment, and service.

Above all  else never think you are not good enough

“Today’s excellence is tomorrow’s mediocrity; so keep pushing boundaries and pursuing excellence in everything you do.” Dr. Hisham Abdalla

Gray Lawrence
Ambitious Networker

Your vision is in Your Mind

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