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Attitude The Power of One

You do not have to see all the steps just take the first one

An area of importance to us all, should we decide to be better

Getting the best from yourself and others all starts with one: one thought … one word … one action.
“One” is the first note in orchestrating the personal attitude that shapes and directs your life – and impacts the members of your team. Contrary to the lyrics from a classic rock song, one is not the loneliest number. It’s the most important one!
Your thoughts, words, and actions are like individual notes that work in concert to create the power of one person – YOU – to make a difference. You can harness your “power of one” if you simply:

  • Catch one negative thought and turn it into a positive one;
  • Think of one thing for which you are grateful at the beginning of each day;
  • Say one “Fantastic!” when a friend or team member asks how you are doing;
  • Assume the best in one upcoming situation;
  • Keep on moving one more time when you experience adversity;
  • Help one friend or colleague in a time of need – and take pride in it.

Many people used to feel that one vote in an election couldn’t really make a difference. Well, recent political elections that have been decided by razor thin margins have proven them wrong. A single
act can make a difference … it can create a ripple effect felt many miles and people away. So, ask yourself: What’s one thing I can do today that will make a positive difference in my attitude? Then DO IT!
Repeat that process every day and your life will improve – and so will the lives of the people you lead. Attitudes are truly powerful … and they’re contagious!

Be nice to people on your way up. You might need them on the way down. — Jimmy Durante

Gray Lawrence

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey

Gray Lawrence

The Greatest leaders of the world were men and women of quick decision -Napoleon Hill

Be Inspired by Lisa Cypers Kamen

PMA Added..

There is no past or future for the law of attraction, only the present, so stop referring to your life in the past as very difficult, or full of hardship and pain, or in any other negative way. Remember that the law only operates in the present, so when you speak of your past life negatively the law is receiving your words and sending those things back to you NOW. May the joy be with you, – Rhonda Byrne

5 Lessons for Happiness

 

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

Here are a few of the best lessons I can happily share:

1. Life is tough

Agreed, life is filled with trials and tribulations. To say one is happy all the time is a lie. To know happiness is available at any time is a truth. Happiness will not wait for us. Happiness will not invite us to the party. We must invite ourselves to say, “yes”, diving deeply and happily into life… all of it… the ups, downs, twists and turns of our miraculous journey.

Happiness exists in tandem with adversity. Happiness waits in all the nooks and crannies to be embraced and celebrated …ready at any moment. True and lasting joy emanates from thoughts, feelings, perceptions, actions and choices supported by positive self-esteem that oozes worthiness.

2. Nobody can tell us what makes us happy

Society often dictates what we falsely believe creates happiness. Financial success, material wealth, finding the right partner and being part of the right group/club are some examples of external momentary happiness and amusement. Funny how mass media marketing attempts to tell and sell us that happiness can be found in a particular brand of meal, soda, car, etc…if they could only drive home the point of where the joy truly resides, most of us would have more money and less aggravation in pursuing it.

3. Getting hung up on what others do and say really impedes our happiness

Consider turning the screws of your mind a quarter of an inch to change your perspective on a few vital things. Then head out into the world keeping your eyes open looking for the joy in the ordinary moments. Holy cow! You will find some… everywhere you look. It is inescapable. It is not always easy to see.

Firstly, set aside judgment. Secondly, avoid expectation. Lastly, completely relinquish any anger for the things you cannot control locally and globally. After all that said and done; voila there it is, happiness…like a beacon of light waiting to be embraced.

4. Creating happiness requires a little focus

I may not always be happy. Yet, I strive with every step I take and every move I make to approach life with positive intention, grace and an abundance of humour. I am not reliant on the outcome; just the moment. Being in the moment gives me full control of my thoughts, feelings and actions…hence my happiness. Yesterday is history, tomorrow a dream but the present is a precious gift.

This is not a 100% fool proof system. It is a goal to which I wholeheartedly aspire. Life is filled with bad days, sadness and adversity. Living now as if it were the only certain commodity creates mindful awareness and a deeper understanding of my power (both positive and negative).

5. Happiness is an inside job

Happiness resides inside on a deeply soulful level. It cannot be bought, sold or traded. It is a choice we each must make consciously or unconsciously when we awaken each day. How are we going to be with our self? How are we going to show up in the world?

 

"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimal’s of pleasurable thought and genial feeling." Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834, Poet and Philosopher

The Power is from within, the choice is yours
Gray Lawrence
Independent Distributor(UW)

"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

Poem time from The Daily Mail by John Hyde from Derby

Being a retied military man I love this…PMA added..

Your real courage shows best in the hour of adversity.
Some setbacks are so severe that to give in to them means losing the whole ball game. When he assumed command of the Korean War, Gen. Matthew Ridgeway found his forces pushed far to the south, hard pressed by the invaders. Only a determined decision to hold the lines allowed the American forces to keep from being swept into the sea and to eventually regain all the territory they had lost. When a defeat strikes, you may not have the time to withdraw and contemplate your mistakes without risking further setbacks. Don’t succumb to paralysis. It is important to know at that moment what it is you truly desire and to act to preserve your resources and your hope. If you crumble utterly, you will take a blow to your self-esteem that will be hard to repair. Instead, stick to your principles, and you will know, at the very least, that you have protected the most important thing you have.                  Napoleon Hill

Tommy Atkins

I’m just a British soldier, tommy Atkins is my name, I’m dressed in Khaki Denims and I’ve never yearned for fame.

I do the job they pay me for , the best way that I can, and that’s to see that someone, doesn’t kill his fellow man.

We fought that commie threat , out in Malaya’s steamy heat, I’ve seen my mates shot down, by gun men in a Cyprus street

We’re sent to all parts of the world. we’ve got no if’s or buts, yet it doesn’t matter where you are , both sides still haste your guts.

In Korea too, at least you knew, a good job had been done, but in Palestine and Aden, we were police men with a gun.

Then we were stuck in Ulster, that’s the worst job of the lot, with petrol bombs and riots, and your mates kept getting shot.

A soldier’s trained to fight the foe, to a certain set of rules, But how to deal with civvies and kids fresh from the schools?

Then we had the Falklands, as we yomped down goose Green, and quickly cleared the Islands of all things Argentine.

Then after that the Balkans, and threats of genocide, we really did our very best, but, sadly, thousands died.

Always heading of to war, we were soon deep in Iraq, a threat real or imagined, once more no turning back.

the we were stuck in Helmand, the longest of the lot, Fierce Taliban and IEDs, Yet another deadly spot.

Our job it seems is endless, we just kept battling on, we’re Squaddies doing what we do –And then we will be long gone.  John Hyde

You can do it if you believe you can.
It’s called a “self-fulfilling prophecy” when something occurs because we believe it will. The mind is constructed so that it constantly seeks to bring into physical reality the things it thinks about most. Most of us will never realize the tremendous potential we possess — because we are unwilling to believe that we can accomplish things that others believe are impossible. “Impossible” jobs require more effort and greater concentration, but when they are completed, the rewards — both financial and psychic — are commensurate with the effort required. You may not be able to achieve everything you’d like, but you won’t accomplish anything unless you believe you can. – Napoleon Hill

You never know who your real friends are until adversity overtakes you and you need cooperation.
Everybody loves a winner, it has been said, but nobody knows you when you’re down and out. One of the often unappreciated benefits of adversity is that it accelerates the process of identifying your true friends. Most of us have many acquaintances and associates, but we are indeed fortunate if we have a handful of real friends. You will very quickly identify yours when you ask them for help. The wise individual is the one who, when asked for assistance, recognizes that he may one day find himself in the same situation. Napoleon Hill

The Power is from within, the choice is yours
Gray Lawrence

"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

Successful Networker- MLM Truths = Personality Training Learning ability and Skills

Before opportunity crowns you with great success, it usually tests your mettle through adversity.
Adversity provides the resistance necessary to develop the strength to overcome great obstacles. This strength consists of self-confidence, perseverance, and, very importantly, self-knowledge. If you do encounter a setback, it is a clue to a personal weakness. You may have been hasty in judging a competitor, or you may have been too timid in your vision of what needed to be done. Let adversity be your guide to understanding where you miss-stepped and which qualities you need to cultivate. No one rejoices in disappointment, but if you are success-conscious, you can turn the situation into a chance for improving your character, an opportunity you otherwise would have missed. Napoleon Hill

The truth about MLM’s Part One

Decide today to make the right decision! I promise it will save you: time and frustration
The following information is offered to you even if you are in networking already. It is by no means taken lightly but will help you now and in the future. I have tried to reduce the information and have decided to take you through the system in a series of blogs under the following headings:
1st Skill; The colours Personality Training 2nd Skill: The 5 Pillars Training 3rd Skill: How To Identify Scams and Networking in a Nutshell
This is how we see it as leaders through
“Personal Training”  This guide is an insight to Network Marketing skills “ Every network marketer needs this for Success.

First Skill: The Colours Personality Training

Colour to Success skill provides you with a method you can use to determine the personality of the person you’re speaking with so you can make the best possible connection with that person. This is useful in both your personal life and your networking business.

Michael’s Colour Detector Chart
(Can You find all 9 hot spots and what they do?)

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"You are fine just the way You are", Michael Dlouhy.
keep an eye out for part two and I hope you enjoy the information and make
THE RIGHT DECISION TODAY
Change your mental attitude, and the world around you will change accordingly.

 

The truth about MLM’s Part Two

Imagine the alternatives and less distinguishable: Peaceful Phlegmatic, Sanguine, Melancholy and Choleric; You chose.
Coaching by the Colour!

One dimension of our personality training that will help You keep your Team pulling together.

Yellow: open and indirect (Phlegmatic)
If the person does NOT consistently demonstrate more concern for others than for themselves, they are not Yellow.

Now the person who comes up is casually dressed. They have Birkenstock sandals on, and blue jeans. Very casual. This is a comfortable person. They walk at a slower pace. They have an easy smile.
And they say “Mentor me!”
“OK. Here’s what I know about you. You are an amazing person. All your friends think you are the greatest listener they’ve ever known. You are dependable. You’re very patient. And you’re nurturing. You love people, and you’re a team player. You have some outstanding strengths.
There are some problems you need to work on. You’re oversensitive. You take things personally. You always conform. You’ll buy other people’s excuses. And You don’t ever set goals. You’re not goal-oriented.
So for me to help you, coach you, mentor you, I’d get You to understand how to not take things personally

A mind ill with negative attitudes is more dangerous than a sick body, for its sickness is always contagious.

Have you decided that this is you? or are you the next category!

The truth about MLM’s Part Three
The main aim in life is the ability to understand each other
Blue: open and direct (Sanguine)
If the person is NOT a social animal, craving almost constant contact with people, they are not Blue.

This person walks up, and you see flamboyant facial expressions, hand movements, body movements, arms moving, maybe a Hawaiian shirt. Something bright & flashy – jewellery, gold, a diamond ring, gold necklace. Anything flashy, a lot of movement, excited, excited, excited.
And they say “Mentor me!”
“OK. The reason you are so successful in life and in business is that you are an excellent promoter. You’re energetic, enthusiastic, motivating, convincing. You always see the big picture. You’re the life of the party, and You’re one of the most creative people on the planet.
You can create it, but you can’t build it. Your problem is, you are unorganized. You’re scattered. You’ve never balanced a check book in your life.
The first thing I’d do in mentoring you would be to help You start using systems to keep yourself organized. Then you won’t be so scattered. And you can focus on your follow-up. That can change Your life overnight.
A positive mental attitude is an irresistible force that knows no such thing as an immovable body.
Have you decided that this is you? or are you the next category!

Leadership is only one thing, creation. Leaders are creationists that create things that were not there before, and create the reasons that everyone else to accomplish

The truth about MLM’s Part Four

To move forward one must have the ability to learn!

Green: self-contained and indirect (Melancholy)

If the person is NOT analytical, always wanting more and more information about whatever it is they’re interested in, they are not Green.
A gentleman walked up and stopped. He read the big banner. His arms were crossed. He had a shirt with a breast pocket, pen in the pocket. He wore khaki green pants, a crease down the middle where they’d been ironed, and penny loafers.
He looked at me and ordered, “Mentor me!”
“If I was to be coaching you, I’d start working on Your weaknesses. Your weaknesses are that you overanalyse everything. You’ve lost a ton of money because of your inability to make a decision. You’ll sit there and think about it, think about it, analyse it, wonder why you shouldn’t do it, why the glass is half empty.
“You have a problem with depression – you easily get depressed. You have a problem with loneliness. And you’re very pessimistic.
“But it’s amazing how many strengths You have. You’re one of the most organized people. You are an amazing planner. You’re a dependable problem solver. You are task persistent. You are amazing on follow through. And everything you do is accurate.

“But the problem you’ve struggled with your whole life is being pessimistic about everything. You have no belief that You will ever be a huge success in life. You’re always looking at why it’s not going to work. You think, ‘It’ll work for everybody else, but it’s not going to work for me.’
“You use a lot of words like try, maybe, could, possibly, we’ll see.
“And what I would do to coach you is to help you realize that You have to learn to be decisive. You have to learn to go with it, be tuned in to your gut feeling and go with it.
“The words you speak are critical, because you speak Your reality into existence. When you say negative things, you are actually putting those things into Your life. That’s exactly what you do. And that’s why You’re so unhappy.”

Character is accurately reflected in one’s mental attitude.

Success is a path that you can easily lose your way, because we forget that we need a “lantern of reality and a compass of flexibility” which both are a must

This is decision time..

But this is not the end, this will be followed by the FIVE Pillars Training

The future looks bright for those who chose to shine and become a star

The Power is from within, the choice is yours
Gray Lawrence

"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

Successful Networker–Marketing– Products = Prospects

Many successful people have found opportunities in failure and adversity that they could not recognize in more favourable circumstances.
Samuel Johnson once observed that the prospect of being hanged wonderfully focuses the mind. You yourself may have found that your mind seems sharpest when you are faced with the greatest difficulties. Desperation often proves you really are better than you think. But with the exception of an immediate threat to your life or health, there are few situations that require instantaneous action. When the world seems to be conspiring against you and nothing is working out right, pause for a few moments to think the situation through — then develop the most appropriate plan of action, the one that has the greatest likelihood of success. – Napoleon Hill

 
Your first Ten prospects 

Smiling Group of Professionals --- Image by © Royalty-Free/CorbisThis is the secret of the new marketing especially “Network Marketing”.  Find ten people. Ten people who trust respect need and listen to you and what you have to offer and if they like it, you win. The only issue is what you offer has to be what they desire of course If it is what they are looking for they will each find you ten more people (or more) but if they do not you need to reconsider what it is you are offering either products and or a Networking Opportunity.

If you have done your homework and spoken to leaders in the industry you have chosen then there should be no problem, well only one the ten you have chosen, are they the right ten?  This is where your discussion on the subject in hand has to be honest accurate and above all viable.

Team structureNews of your commitment and support will spread and of course if you continue in this vein your business and your team’s business will grow. Not as fast as you want, but faster than you could ever imagine. This of course depends on support, on-going training and how you build your team and your businesses.  This new approach will change the posture and timing of everything you do and will require more time and commitment from you and your team if this opportunity is to succeed.

 

Training and the networking company policies will determine the path you must take. Talking to the unknown masses does not and never has worked and cold calling, has never in my eyes provided the right people thus wasting a lot of valuable time that could be spent with the people that are looking and feel comfortable around you “People Skills” are paramount! People are only human and like to be treated as individuals and that they are the most important person with you at any given time or moment.

The timing means that the idea of a ‘launch’ and press releases and the big unveiling is unnecessary, the company if new will do all that is required, but if the networking company is or has settled down there is no need, as the skills and success of the company will show it’s commitment to you it’s products and any new members. It makes more sense to plan on the gradual build that turns into a tidal wave. Organize it well and spend money appropriately.

In time this advice will be standard in the industry of home based businesses, but even after the many years this style of business has bee around there are still those that promise a fortune over night and not even any training.  We have a long way to go, but with company systems improving it is the right way forward and as the saying goes:

`Caveat emptor` or “Buyer Be Ware”

 

Your reputation is what people think you are; your character is what you are.
You want your reputation and your character to match, but concentrate on your character. You may be able to fool others about the kind of person you really are for a time, but it seldom lasts for long. The surest way to make sure your character and your reputation are the same is to live your life in such a way that nothing you do would embarrass you if it were printed on the front page of the newspaper. Good character means not ever taking ethical shortcuts, even though everyone else may be doing so. You build good character by doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. = Napoleon Hill

 

Your Vision of the future, lies from within
Gray Lawrence

Successful Networker

The Greatest leaders of the world were men and women of quick decision

-Napoleon Hill

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