Have you ever sat in front of your computer screen and couldn’t think of a thing to write? Today is one of those days. I decided to pull out some files and old magazines articles to find interesting tips, facts and words of wisdom to share with you. Please, leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

1. LumoLift is a magnetic sensor you can wear like a pin to help you stop slouching. The moment your shoulders slump, LumoLift delivers a gentle vibration, reminding you to straighten up. $100 from lumobodytech.com

2. 39% of hiring managers say Tuesday is the most productive workday. Wednesday received only 14% of the votes.

3. What type of content should I create on my blog and Social Media posts to set myself out as an expert in my field? According to John Jantsch author of Duct Tape Selling: Think Like a Marketer – Sell Like a Superstar, “Ask yourself, ‘What questions do my co-workers or clients ask me?’

4. Words of Wisdom from author Brian Tracy: “All sales activities are essential, but prospecting, presenting and closing are the keys.”

5. Remember the Pareto Principle: 20% of your activity will account for 80% of your results. Are you using your time wisely?

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6. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.”
Maya Anglelou

7. A 2014 study by the National Women’s Business Council(NWBC)found that women business owners were mostly motivated by independence, flexibility and work-family balance.

8. Taking a walk can boost creativity by 60%. Source: Stanford University.

9. Interesting fact: 3.65 billion mobile users access the internet via smartphones and tablets. Are your web and blog pages mobile friendly and “responsive?” Source:JeffBullus.com

10. Happy people know how to control their mind. “It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.” Roger L’Estrange

11. Goal setting is simply the process of keeping yourself on track toward achieving those things that are important to you and your loved ones.
* Goals provide the motivation that can keep you going if the going gets tough.
* Goals can help make the future more exciting and hopeful.
What are your goals for the future?
Excerpt from Day 5 of 21 Days to Living Your Dreams by Sharon Michaels
 
 
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Realistically we know life is filled with roadblocks, challenges and obstacles. It is how we handle these obstacles that often determines whether or not we’ll allow ourselves to go positively forward, stay where we are or may be even slip backwards.

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Here’s Answer.com’s definition of obstacle: One that opposes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress. Do you agree with that definition?

When you think of an obstacle, do you believe in the possibilities of overcoming and conquering the obstacle or do obstacles have you feeling overwhelmed and discouraged?

Yes, obstacles are a way of life. They happen frequently. How have you chosen to handle disappointments and obstacles? Have your choices been proactive and empowering?

I’d like to share six steps I use in my own life for overcoming obstacles, maybe they will work for you too:

1. Make time to describe in detail the obstacle you’re currently facing. You can’t overcome an obstacle if you are not clear what you’re trying to overcome. Write your description with as much detail and emotion as possible.

2. Break your obstacle into bite-sized pieces. Look at the big picture and then see where you can break the obstacle into smaller pieces. Fine-tuning the obstacle can make conquering it more manageable.

3. Prioritize the smaller bite-sized pieces. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being most important) how would you rank or rate the emotional, physical, spiritual or financial importance of each of these smaller pieces of this obstacle.

4. Analyze each bite-sized piece and write a realistic plan of action for overcoming the obstacle. It’s time to form a step-by step plan for taking action.

5. Decide if you’re willing to put your plan into action. Develop a time frame in which you will handle this obstacle. Will it take a week, month, year or longer? Give yourself a beginning date and a completion date. If you’re serious about overcoming this obstacle, decide how you can and will consistently work your plan.

6. Keep track of the results. Reward yourself for each positive accomplishment along the way. Periodically analyze your progress and when necessary reevaluate your plan.

When you truly understand the roadblocks, challenges and obstacles, you are coming from a place of personal power. Solutions begin one bite-sized step at a time.
 
 
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Are you ready to have a little fun in August? Here are a few reasons to celebrate some lesser-known holidays and interesting “days.” Use your imagination and see how many ways you can turn these August “days” into fun events. Get ready to write a few fun blog and Facebook posts, light up Twitter with a few smiles and create some interesting pictures for your Pinterest Pins.

For fun I’ve listed a bunch of holidays and special days in August, some we all know and some are just silly.

August watermelon day

Here’s what I propose you do: Think about how you can use these August holidays and special days to motivate and have fun with your team. Invite your customers to join in the celebration by offering special sales and events.

When you have a few minutes, leave us a comment here on the blog or go to our Facebook Group Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/wwwtswft/ and share a photo or tell us how you used one or more of these “holidays” to have some fun in your business.

Special days during the month of August

1 – National Mustard Day
2-8 – National Simplify Your Life Week
2 – Friendship Day (First Sunday in August)
2 – International Forgiveness Day (First Sunday in August)
2 – Sisters Day (First Sunday in August)
3 – National Watermelon Day
4 – U. S. Coast Guard– United States
5 – Work Like a Dog Day
7 – National Lighthouse Day – United States
9 – Book Lover’s Day
10 – National S’mores Day
11 – Son and Daughter Day
13 – Left Hander’s Day
15 – National Relaxation Day
16 – Women’s Friendship Day
17 – National Thriftshop Day
19 – Aviation Day
21 – National Senior Citizen’s Day
22 – National Tooth Fairy Day
25 – Kiss and Make Up Day
26 – National Dog Day
26 – Women’s Equality Day
27 – Just Because Day
31 – National Trail Mix Day

What do you think? Do these give you a few ideas to have some fun thinking up interesting blog posts, party themes, customer appreciation activities or team events?

Happy August and have fun!!!
 
 
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The life story of the man behind the classic book Think and Grow Rich is as motivating as you’ll find in any inspirational abundance and wealth book. There is a lesson we can all learn from author Napoleon Hill; when you believe in your goals, no obstacle is too great.

Personally, I’ve read Think and Grow Rich many times over the past years. Published in 1937, Hill’s theories about acquiring abundance and wealth are as topical today as they were back then. To a discouraged nation recovering from The Great Depression, Think and Grow Rich gave everyday people a mental and physical blueprint for acquiring success and prosperity.

Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich

Just as fascinating as the theories in Think and Grow Rich so is the life story of the man who spent twenty plus years of his life studying the greatest and richest men in America. Let’s take a look at the man behind the phenomenal best seller, Think and Grow Rich.

Napoleon Hill was born on October 26, 1883 in the Appalachian town of Pound located in Southwest Virginia. The town was impoverished and most of the homes were one or two room log cabins. Hope of improving themselves let alone becoming wealthy was something people in this rural area couldn’t even imagine.

Hill’s mother died when he was nine and that proved to be a pivotal turning point in his life. His father remarried a well-educated woman who believed that the way to self-improvement was through reading and acquiring knowledge. At this time Napoleon Hill was not a good student but his stepmother began to change all of that. Hill she knew, loved to write so she promised him a typewriter if his grades improved. And, his grades improved.

At the young age of fifteen Napoleon Hill became a reporter for the local mountain newspaper and then on to a job with Bob Taylor’s Magazine. His first major interview was with the richest man in America – Andrew Carnegie. That interview changed Hill’s life forever!

Carnegie offered him introductions to the most influential people in the country if he’d spend the next twenty years interviewing and learning all he could about the science of success. But, Hill wasn’t going to be paid for his time or effort. Napoleon Hill without hesitation said, “yes.”

The Law of Success, Hill’s first work, was a culmination of the twenty years of study and published in 1928. It contained “sixteen lessons” of personal achievement. In 1937 his most popular book, Think and Grow Rich was published and sixty plus years later, we are still reading this classic.

Napoleon Hill was a self-made man who believed that definiteness of purpose and self-confidence could open the doors to life-long success. He expressed his philosophy of life this way; “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievement.”

Napoleon Hill never became as wealthy as Carnegie – he did though leave a legacy. Hill died in 1970 and still, his books on personal and financial achievement are some of the best selling books of all time.

Here is probably one of the best known pearls of wisdom from Napoleon Hill, “If you can conceive it and believe it, you can achieve it.”
 
 
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If you’ve been trying to decide whether or not to do some video marketing, these statistics you should help you decide that the time to start is NOW.

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