Saturday, July 28, 2007

Do You Want To Be A Millionaire?

I had the privilege to be seated next to a billionaire on a three hour flight at one time. He was an eccentric person and we had a great conversation for the duration of the trip. I asked him what he considered to be the one most important thing for success achievement. He said: "You don't have to be particularly smart nor necessarily well educated. All you have to do is decide what you want and then go for it and give it all you got. Then you will have success!"

Friday, July 27, 2007

Help Others Get What They Want

Zig Ziglar says: "You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want." This is the way you create value in the market place. Service to others is really the purpose of life. How we think, work and conduct ourselves and the extent of our service will determine our reward. Our rewards in life will always match the service we provide. Provide excellent service and reap the correspondent rewards!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Prepare Your Elevator Speech

An elevator speech is a short presentation about you, no more than thirty seconds in length. Prepare your key points about yourself depending on your purpose and who you will be talking to. Highlight a few interesting key features and point out why it is worth while to know you better. Make sure to always have business cards available and exchange them with each of your new contacts.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

One Social Call Every Day

It is a great habit to cultivate your network and keep in touch with family and friends. Make a conscious effort to stay in touch. This comes more naturally for women than for men. I learned it from one of my mentors. There is always the aunt and long lost friend to talk to and it does not have to take long. Start making this social phone call today!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Inertia - The Law of Momentum

Newton said: "An object at rest tends to stay at rest; an object in motion tends to stay in motion." This is why it is so important to start moving and keep up the pace! When travelling, time is so easy to lose. You just stop and you "lose" travel time. To make up for the lost time is more difficult. Let the law of momentum work for you; keep moving on your goals and projects!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Education vs. Dedication

To have a good education is great but having dedication is even greater. With dedication you can make up for lack of formal education. You can find the information you need. You can enlist complementary skills on your team. History is full of successful people who dropped out of school but made up for it with dedicated effort.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Three P's To Progress

Passion for what you are doing provides the energy to keep going, so do what you enjoy and love! Preparation in planning positions your talent and opens the possibilities for great execution. It pays to prepare! Perseverance sustains the initiative and sees you through. Remember, quitters never win and winners never quit!
About the Author

Urban Gavelin a native Swede with more than twenty five years of business experience. He has held positions as director of sales- marketing- and business development on Nordic, European and World Wide levels. Urban has lived and worked in Stockholm, London and New York, now works primarily with leadership development and sales training and is a credentialed coach. He has studied Executive Management at Lausanne Business School and Stockholm School of Economics.

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