Your Seeds for Success
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Volume IV No. 9
May 1, 2006
Hello! And welcome to Your Seeds for Success: Your premiere source for ideas, inspiration and personal empowerment. Here you'll find the very best of personal development essays, quotes and success tools for taking your human potential, beyond the max. If you receive this semimonthly newsletter as a forwarded message and would like to opt-in on the list yourself, please send a blank email to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org . If this email address has been mistakenly added to our list and you want to be removed (now why would you wanna do that?), kindly send a blank email to: mailto:email@example.com Thank you so much in advance for passing this Successzine on! Your e-mail address is never shared with anyone without your permission.
In this issue:
Quotes of the Week
Set Your Goals Daily and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined
Mind Your Money
To Your Health!
Tools for Your Success
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future -- but right now."
- Eileen Caddy
"The Kingdom of God is within you."
- Luke 17:21
Set Your Goals Daily and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined
by Fran Briggs
Did you know that one of the biggest reasons a goal is not attained is because a well-executed, daily plan does not exist? A daily plan is needed if you expect to connect with your goal. Let me give you an example.
Earlier in the year I took on a charismatic client who was full of zest and gusto. I listened with great interest as he boldly announced how much money he was going to earn with his business in 2006. He was jazzed and juiced --so was I! I couldn't help but to be. I asked him how much product he had forecasted to sell for the quarter, the month, the week, and each day. He told me he wasn't sure. Then, I asked him about the specific, daily activity he was going to engage in that would inevitably help him meet his annual goal. Sounding a bit dejected, he answered:
"Honestly Fran, I have no plan." (I think we would have both felt better if he would have tacked on the word, "yet.")
The key to meeting your annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly goal is creating and executing a daily plan. It's really not difficult to hit your targets when you develop a strategic plan which outlines your specific daily actions. Your daily actions will lead you to, and hopefully well beyond, your goal.
Exactly one year ago, another client announced her plan to write and publish her book in 12 months. Designed was a simple but powerful plan. Christine planned to write two pages a day. She would take the weekends and holidays off. To cover the expenses of publishing, she would save a minimum of $3.00 per day. She was totally committed. Part of her plan was to "skip Starbucks 3 days a week" and brew her own. She knew in advance that in three months she would complete at least 180 pages of her 250 page book; as well as have saved at least 50% of the money she needed. On January 18, 2006, less than a year later, Christine called and told me she had not only finished her book, but that "the first 300 copies came off the press this afternoon!"
Wow. See the difference? Christine took the time to write down a specific goal that included a daily plan of action. This is an excellent example of one of the most wonderful things about planning. Sometimes when you plan ahead, you prosper early and achieve more than you imagined.
Do you have an annual goal? Separate the parts from the "whole." Identify your quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily objectives. Write down exactly what you need to do to experience success each day. Each hour, ask: "What's important now?" Then, follow through.
Mind Your Money by Cheryl Broussard
Learn How to Invest
The biggest risk to your financial security is investing too conservatively. Instead of investing only in savings accounts paying to 1 to 3%, consider stock mutual funds that offer you a way to grow your money with professional managers.
By pooling your dollars with other investors, you can participate in a larger portfolio of stocks than if you purchased them on your own. And you donít need a lot of money to get started, several of the mutual fund companies will allow you to open an account with $50 as long as you sign up for their automatic investment plan and regularly invest a fixed amount of money each month.
Investment clubs are another alternative. They are fun and easy to start with family or friends. Contact the National Association of Investment Clubs, http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=oue6bubab.0.kfitcubab.oabp5dbab.469&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.betterinvesting.org to obtain the How To Start An Investment Club Kit. Successful investing is no mystery, but it does take time, patience and knowledge.
To Your Health!
If your goal is to lose weight this summer, skip the diet. Dieting fails for 4 out of 5 people for two reasons: One, most "diets" focus on restricting the amount of food you eat. And two, by restricting calories, you send a message to your brain and body that you are starving. This sets off a survival mechanism that slows down your metabolism so you won't starve to death. Since your brain and body are operating as you are "starving to death," the brain tells the body to hoard what you eat and store it as fat. When your metabolism decreases, you're liable to regain the weight - and then some - when you begin to eat normally again.
If you want to lose weight - and keep it off - eat smaller meals more frequently. Focus on eating more of the right foods. This will raise your metabolism naturally. It will send a signal to your body that there is no emergency - that it is okay to release fat.
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