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Five Top Tips to Starting a Successful Business

The fastest way to receive is to give, because giving starts the reciprocal action of receiving. We all receive according to how much we give. Give the best of you everywhere you go. Give a smile. Give thanks. Give kindness. Give love. Your giving should be a giving without expectation of return – a giving for the sheer joy of it. May the joy be with you, Rhonda Byrne The Secret… bringing joy to billions

This message is from one of the greats in the world of successful business people Sir Richard Branson

As LinkedIn is a business that started in a living room, much like Virgin began in a basement, I thought my first blog on the site should be about how to simply start a successful business. Here are five top tips I’ve picked up over the years.

1. Listen more than you talk

Busy more than one phoneWe have two ears and one mouth, using them in proportion is not a bad idea! To be a good leader you have to be a great listener. Brilliant ideas can spring from the most unlikely places, so you should always keep your ears open for some shrewd advice. This can mean following online comments as closely as board meeting notes, or asking the frontline staff for their opinions as often as the CEOs. Get out there, listen to people, draw people out and learn from them.

2. Keep it simple

You have to do something radically different to stand out in business. But nobody ever said different has to be complex. There are thousands of simple business solutions to problems out there, just waiting to be solved by the next big thing in business. Maintain a focus upon innovation, but don’t try to reinvent the wheel. A simple change for the better is far more effective than five complicated changes for the worse.

3. Take pride in your work

Last week I enjoyed my favourite night of the year, the Virgin Stars of the YearBelieve with all of your heart that you will do all that you were made to do Awards, where we celebrated some of those people who have gone the extra mile for us around the Virgin world. With so many different companies, nationalities and personalities represented under one roof, it was interesting to see what qualities they all have in common. One was pride in their work, and in the company they represent. Remember your staff are your biggest brand advocates, and focusing on helping them take pride will shine through in how they treat your customers.

4. Have fun, success will follow

If you aren’t having fun, you are doing it wrong. If you feel like getting up in the morning to work on your business is a chore, then it’s time to try something else. If you are having a good time, there is a far greater chance a positive, innovative atmosphere will be nurtured and your business will flourish. A smile and a joke can go a long way, so be quick to see the lighter side of life.

5. Rip it up and start again

If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture isn’t a success, welcome to the club! Every successful businessperson has experienced a few failures along the way – the important thing is how you learn from them. Don’t allow yourself to get disheartened by a setback or two, instead dust yourself off and work out what went wrong. Then you can find the positives, analyse where you can improve, rip it up and start again.

Be a successful Business person it is what you deserve, Networking or another type of business, all is available to those who work at their ideas..

 

A burning desire to be and to do is the starting point from which the dreamer must take off.
Many years ago, the commencement speaker at a prestigious university asked all members of the graduating class who had a definite plan for their lives to hold up their hands. As he looked around the room, only three hands were raised. Twenty-five years later, when the class held a reunion, the combined net worth of those three individuals exceeded that of the remainder of the class. People who know where they are going, always achieve far greater levels of success than those who merely drift through life, expecting circumstances to create opportunities for them. Successful people create their own opportunities by focusing on goals with an intensity that borders on obsession. In this way, every action moves them toward their goal. Napoleon Hill

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"Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day. -Will Durant

You are meant to have an amazing life!

"The key to using the Law of Attraction is within your four powers: Your thoughts, emotions, visualizations and actions." Frank Mangano

A Believer or a none Believer!! There is no doubt the following messages (over time) are for Everyone!  There is no doubt that the Universe provides all, it is up to you how far you want to go or Believe..  But be sure to remember you are who or what you are by your actions.. 

I suggest the first one is being open minded and even stretch yourself by reading my previous blogs, well what have you to lose!! You may even decide to read my book link OR even ask for more information and or advice, but remember this you must enjoy!  and thank you for any comments.

Now Read.   Smile

 

Mindfullness helps you go home for the present and while there reminds you of a condition of happinessYou are meant to have everything you wish and love .  Work is meant to be exciting and full of accomplishments, that is of course a decision you make along the way!  You are meant to have all the money, living your dreams being happy and living your life to the full.

Wake up full of excitement because the day IS going to be exciting, laugh (make someone smile) be strong confident but above all feel good about yourself and your value to society!!  Now along the way or road to your life you will come across a few challenges if not you will be unable to learn and grow, but be victorious in your approach and confidence (people are watching) You are meant to have an amazing life.

 

Everyone is born to live life to the full, not born to suffer.  This is the contract you are born to, it requires no signature, no time limit and most definitely no excuses!  Never Never be afraid of your choices you make along the road to freedom satisfaction, love and happiness, just learn by them.

The life you chose and everything you love; to do, have done or to be done have always been closer than you knew, because the power is inside you!!

 

“There is a supreme power and ruling force which pervades and rules the boundless universe.  You are a part of this power”

Prentice Mulford

 

Living a life that matters does not happen by accident circumstances but of choiceI wonder how you feel now?  I felt great writing this one of many passages even though I have read it before; Why? well with the daily grind negative atmosphere etc.; etc.; this is the tonic to keep you alive, remember smile it uses less muscles and you feel good.  I call this my daily Mental Cleanse!!

With all my heart felt thanks to you the reader that will benefit enjoy every day and Thank you..

 

“Almost all of our problems and limitations stem from unhelpful mental programming. Before you can create the life of your dreams, you must first take back control of your mind.”– Jay Cataldo

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

Gray Lawrence Successful Networker

"Life is the sum of all your choices" Albert Camus

Positive Thinking The Power and Abundance, of…

Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne  Creator of The Secret                      Did you know that if your life was not changing, you would not exist?                   Our Universe and everything in it is continually changing, because our Universe is made of energy. Energy can only exist if it is in motion and changing. If energy stopped being in motion, our entire Universe and all Life would vanish. Our lives are also energy, and therefore they too must always be in motion and continue to change. You cannot stop the motion and change in your life, and nor would you want to. The changing nature of energy gives us Life. It causes Life to grow and causes us to grow.   

And yet when there is a big change of energy which affects our lives, we often label it as bad, and cause ourselves sorrow, pain, and suffering  by resisting the change. But you always have a choice. In the Universe there is never just one way. You are never trapped with no way out, no matter what has occurred. There are two paths available to you in every circumstance and moment in your life. The two paths are the positive and the negative, and YOU are the one who chooses which path you will take. 

You have the power to transform negative change into positive, but you cannot do it by resisting the change. Resisting the change is focusing on the negative and it is choosing the negative path, which brings with it even more negativity, more pain, and misery.  

To transform the negative into positive, you must choose the positive path and command that this changing energy transforms into millions of blessings that pour down on you and everyone involved. Command the changing energy to bring unlimited good and positivity. Know and believe in your heart that as you command it, it must be done.   

And then the day will come in the not too distant future, when you will look back and see all the blessings that you brought into this world through you and change. 

The power of positive thinking   The Abundance Project with added Positive Affirmations

Positive results never come from negative thoughtsHave you ever met someone with a positive outlook on life so powerful, it’s almost contagious?
Do you notice that good things happen to people who resist negative thoughts, even when the future looks bleak for them?  Do you wish you knew how to unlock the power of positive thinking for yourself? Positive Thinking is the Key to Happiness and Abundance The power of positive thinking is arguably one of the most valuable assets we possess as human beings.  It can help us endure difficult trials with patience, it allows us to visualize our own success, and ultimately it leads us to achieve our goals if we continue on the path we’ve outlined for ourselves.

If you’re a person that defaults to negative thinking, it will be difficult for you to ever feel the happiness and abundance the universe has in store for you.  If you’re tired of negative thinking and you want to learn how to turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts, then you’re prepared to take the next step. Maybe you’ve underestimated the power of positive thinking in the past, or maybe you never thought it was possible for you.   Either way, it’s time to learn how to fill your life with more happiness, abundance, and prosperity. The truth is the power of positive thinking is the key to unlocking the life you are meant to have. How Can I Learn The Power of Positive Thinking?

The difference between positive thinkers and negative thinkers is the attitude each carries with them. You undoubtedly know people that can put a negative spin on any situation, and on the flip side, you also probably know people that can find the positive in any situation. So what is the difference between those two types of people?

Positive thinkers have trained their minds to visualize success—regardless of what Positive staements of affermation are a great method by which we appreciate your lifetheir vision of success looks like.   They know that if they expect failure, unhappiness, and difficulty ahead, that’s exactly what they find. If on the other hand they decide in advance that they will remain positive and see the end from the beginning, they will find success no matter what challenge comes their way. Positive thinkers know better than anyone that positive thoughts breed positive results.   They also follow the three tips we’ve included below. 3 Ways to Unlock the Power of Positive Thinking in Your Life

1: Expect Great Things to Happen in Your Life

The key to finding the success you seek in life is to visualize it first. Whether you want that next promotion, you want to run a marathon in under four hours, or you want to date the man living across the street, the process to obtain those results is the same—you need to think like you already have them. If you have a hard time doing this, try to make a little game for yourself.  Give yourself a point every time you imagine a positive outcome for yourself, and take a point away every time you think about negative consequences. Pretty soon you’ll be motivated to stay in a positive state of mind.

2: Stop and keep away from Negative Influences

This can mean watching the late edition of the daily news every evening or hanging out with your friend that can never seem to look at the bright side. The more you hang around negative influences, the easier it will be for you to get sucked into similar thinking patterns.  This doesn’t mean you have to break off a bunch of friendships, but you can try to encourage those around you to exude positive energy when you’re around them.  That’s not too much to ask, and it will help you and those you have a close relationship with

3: Remove the Words “I Can’t” Out of Your Vocabulary for ever…!

I struggled with this one for a long time before I finally learned how much it affected my behaviour and self-confidence. I had a habit of setting limits on myself, and it made it impossible for me to do anything incredible, because I was always bound by those limits. If you want more happiness, abundance, and success in your life, you need to take a different path than I did.  Learn now that “I can’t” are the two most debilitating words in the human language. Tell yourself “I know I can”, and “I know I will.”  You’ll be surprised how your mind will adjust to the words you speak If you can learn to expect great things to happen in your life, stop hanging around negative people, and permanently take the words “I can’t” out of your vocabulary, you will find the success, abundance and happiness you seek. What are you waiting for?  Unlock the power of positive thinking right away!

"The best way to overcome undesirable or negative thoughts and feelings is cultivate the positive ones." William Walker Atkinson

"We all possess more power and greater possibilities than we realize, and visualizing is one of the greatest of these powers." Genevieve Berhrend

Set u your own business, You know You have always wanted too; mine is a  Network Marketing Businesses around the world are a  POSITIVE

Gray Lawrence

 Ambitious & Successful Networker

Life is The Sum of All Our Choices – Albert Camus

 

The Road not taken–Robert Frost

“When will man who walks all roads decide that he is lost”  Gray

Two roads diverge in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both and be one traveller, Long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other as just as fair and having perhaps the better claim Because it was grassy and wanted wear though as for that, the passing there Had worn them really about the same .

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet, knowing how way leads onto way I doubt if I should ever come back.

I should be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence Two roads diverge into a wood And I took the one less travelled by And that I made all the difference.

Robert Frost – The Road not taken

Don’t push others around if you have no blisters on your own feet.
Good officers lead by example and make sure the troops are cared for before attending to their own needs. When you treat others respectfully and never ask another to do something you would be unwilling to do yourself, you are entitled to the respect of others — and they will freely give it. But you cannot expect others to continue marching until they have blisters on their feet while you ride in the jeep. Leading others means you must be willing to give far more of yourself than you would ever ask from them. – Napoleon Hill

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

Gray Lawrence Successful Networker

"Life is the sum of all your choices" Albert Camus

Attitude Reconstruction by Jude Bijou

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A positive mental attitude is an irresistible force that knows no such thing as an immovable body.
Time and again we hear stories about ordinary people who do seemingly impossible things when they find themselves in an emergency situation. They perform Herculean feats of strength and endurance, things they never dreamed they were capable of doing. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could harness that strength and make it available anytime you need it? You can — if you believe you can. No doubt you can remember a time in your life when you were exceptionally focused on your objective, a time when you achieved more in less time than ever before. Perhaps it was an impending vacation that motivated you to get everything done before you departed, or perhaps it was a “must pass” exam that helped you focus your concentration. The intensity that you developed in those situations is always available to you when you have a Positive Mental Attitude. – Napoleon Hill

 

News from Jude Bijou and Attitude Reconstruction™

Greetings Friends

This month’s theme is the three Ultimate Attitudes. When internalized these attitudes will allow our lives to match our potential. They are so simple, yet so easy to forget. In this same vein, I came across Pope Francis’ 10 tips for achieving personal happiness. I thought you’d enjoy his perspective about how to make every day a paradise

"Ah, there it is."

The Three Ultimate Attitudes          

Attitude Reconstruction began as a Blueprint; a complete guide to our six emotions and the predictable things we think, feel, say and do as a result. I divided all of the behaviours associated with each emotion into four core attitudes along with their opposites. It wasn’t until years later, however, one over-arching concept emerged: three destructive Ultimate Attitudes associated with sadness, anger, and fear, and conversely, three constructive Ultimate Attitudes, associated with joy, love, and peace.

These constructive Ultimate Attitudes are universal concepts at the root of every major religion and philosophy. I believe that to be "enlightened" means that we are wedded to living by these three principles.

Ultimate Attitude #1 — Honour yourself. Honouring or loving ourselves means that we unequivocally know that we are whole and complete. We are worthy and perfect regardless of what we do or have; we are self-reliant, full within ourselves independent of others opinions and judgments. We appreciate and respect ourselves, and we speak up and take action aligned with what we know is best in our hearts.

Ultimate Attitude #2 — Accept other people and situations. Accepting what is means we keep our focus on our own domain, our heart, and act from our intuition, rather than being reactive or governed by what others do, say,or have. We accept what is presented with equanimity and then respond from a place of love; we appreciate and look for the good in our world; and we give without a selfish motive.

Ultimate Attitude #2 — Accept other people and situations. Accepting what is means we keep our focus on our own domain, our heart, and act from our intuition, rather than being reactive or governed by what others do, say,or have. We accept what is presented with equanimity and then respond from a place of love; we appreciate and look for the good in our world; and we give without a selfish motive.

You just have to accept some people as they are and avoid them.

Ultimate Attitude #3 — Be present and specific. While the value of staying present is very popular in today’s culture, the need to remain specific is not, but "should" be. We use specifics in architecture, all fields of science, music, engineering, medicine, and cooking, but were not taught to stay specific in our thinking and communicating. We can handle any problem if we stay focused on just that without bringing in the kitchen sink. We can be understood and find workable solutions if we stay concrete.

And how do we learn to live by these three Ultimate Attitudes? With vigilance and practice. That means interrupting the tendency to resort to the opposite three Ultimate Attitudes (1 get down on ourselves; 2 don’t accept what is; and 3 overgeneralize and hang out in the future or past) and make another choice. If we stay rooted in what we intuitively know is best, our words, thoughts, and actions will embody that which brings joy, love, and peace.

The way to do this is simple: handle our emotions physically and constructively, keep entertaining constructive thoughts, check within for guidance, communicate following Attitude Reconstructions 4 rules of good communication ("I"s, specifics, kindness, and listening), and act in alignment with our hearts. Each time we do we feel good. When we make a misstep, make the correction and proceed.

This cute video embodies the spirit of the 3 Ultimate Attitudes in 45 seconds

The Pope’s 10 Tips for Achieving Personal Happiness

Pope Francis has released his top 10 tips for achieving happiness. What a cool dude. He’s channelling Attitude Reconstruction.

Here’s the list:

1. "Live and let live."

2. "Be giving of yourself to others. If you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming egocentric. And stagnant water becomes putrid."

3. "Proceed calmly [in life]."

4. "A healthy sense of leisure. Consumerism has brought us anxiety, causing us to lose a healthy culture of leisure."

5. "Sunday is for family."

6. "We need to be creative with young people. If they have no opportunities, they will get into drugs."

7. "Environmental degradation is one of the biggest challenges we have. I think a question that we’re not asking ourselves is: ‘Isn’t humanity committing suicide with this indiscriminate and tyrannical use of nature’?"

8. "Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self-esteem. Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy."

9. "We can inspire others through witness so that one grows together in communicating. But the worst thing of all is religious proselytism, which paralyses: ‘I am talking with you in order to persuade you.’ No. Each person dialogues, starting with his and her own identity. The Church grows by attraction, not proselytizing."

10. "We are living in a time of many wars, [and] the call for peace must be

shouted. Peace isn’t quiet, it’s always proactive."

The Pope would give a huge thumbs up to poignant Girl’s Inc video, "With you in her corner,"because here’s a local organization teaching girls how to honour themselves

It’s Never to Late to Change Your Attitude

An Attitude Reconstruction faithful relayed the following exchange she had with her not very accepting husband recently. While they were driving in the car running errands he became increasingly focused on and critical of a bike rider in the adjacent bike lane. He wondered aloud why the cyclist was doing this, that, and the other thing and not riding correctly.
Miraculously, he stopped himself mid-sentence and turned to his very patient wife and asked, "What is it I’m supposed to be saying to myself at moments like this?" She gently reminded him "People and things are the way they are, not the way I want them to be." He replied "Oh, yeah. I’ll try to remember that." And she smiled and offered a silent prayer.

"Oh, can’t complain. But I do."

Hey Jude,

I’m continually comparing myself and my accomplishments to others. How can I change this habit?

Comparisons are a no-win situation. You fuel your own unhappiness and sadness every time you think someone else has something you don’t. The antidote? Shift your focus from out there to in here — yourself. Select a couple of truths that will support you in your quest to learn how to honour you. Here are some possibilities: "What I’m seeking is within me." or "My job is to do the best I can." or "I’m doing the best I can.

Write them on a 3×5 card and when you notice you’ve slipped into a comparison, repeat, and repeat, and repeat until you truly get it.

What chance gathers she easily scatters? A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. Wolfgang Von Goethe

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own. Disraeli

Gray Lawrence Successful Networker

Opportunities are never lost. They are found by someone else!” – Mike Mc Donald

 

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