Here are some interesting facts, ideas and statistics about personal development I’ve discovered over the years. These tidbits of information are not only interesting but will also provide you with some valuable information for going forward in positive and productive ways.

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1. What you focus on most, whether negative or positive, tends to grow stronger.

2. Your thoughts first thing in the morning can set the tone for the entire day.

3. Your brain generates 25 watts of power while you’re awake – enough to illuminate a light bulb.

4. Self-limiting behaviors are self-limiting because you give them power.

5. “There is no passion found in playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandella

6. There’s an old saying that says, “Master your time, master your life.”

7. Poor posture can reduce blood to the brain by as much as 30%.

8. Many polls and surveys have shown that speaking in public is rated as the number one fear among adults.

9. You are a reflection of your most dominant thoughts.

10. “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for you life, because you become what you believe.” Oprah Winfrey

11. Your brain uses 20% of your body’s energy, but it makes up only 2% of your body’s weight.

12. In a study of 1,000 men and women, it was shown that women are more likely to report 33 percent higher levels of stress.

13. Communication experts claim that most of us spend almost 70 percent of our waking hours is some form of communication.

14. On average, we see our own reflection over 50 times a day.

15. “Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.” Eleanor Roosevelt

16. It’s been said that having concrete goals can increase confidence by 50 percent.

17. According to Deepak Chopra, we have 50-60,000 thoughts per day and 90 percent of them are negative.

18. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” Buddha

19. The “Pareto Principle” states that 20 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your results.

20. Researchers have found that the color orange helps to relieve fatigue and depression and enhances creativity.

21. The average American watches television 6 hours a day. What if you eliminated one hour of TV a day and did something productive like read a book or learn a new skill?

22. Many time management experts believe you’ll accomplish more when you plan out your next day the night before.

23. Treat yourself with love and respect and you’ll attract people who will also show you love and respect.

24. According to the book, The Big Book of Personality Tests for Women, about 1 out of 7 Americans say they get angry just about every day. Surprisingly, men are 35 percent more likely to “seethe” quietly.

25. “Education is of no value and talent is worthless – unless you have an unwavering aim. Never find yourself without a compass.” Condoleeza Rice, former United States Secretary of State
 
 
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Here is one of my favorite Women Enjoying Success Radio shows – Recognition is Important. I share why I believe recognition is a necessary and valuable asset to growing a positive and productive team. The bottom line is that everyone wants to be appreciated. As a leader it is important to appreciate and recognize the efforts of your team regularly. I share five tips to help you begin consistent recognition. Please turn up your speakers.

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Have you ever watched America’s or Britain’s Got Talent? We are at our house! Every week my husband and I watched the hopeful contestants attempt to turn their dreams into a million dollars. Let me ask you this, what is your one million dollar talent?

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I have to admit that some of the contestants on talent programs cause me to shake my head in total disbelief while others amaze me with their awesome talent. Here’s the phenomenal part – every person performing believes their talent is worth $1,000,000.
 
  
 
Let me say that again, they believe they have a talent worth one million dollars!
What’s your one million dollar talent?

Here’s what I believe: Each one of us possesses a $1,000,000 talent.

We were either born with this special talent or we’ve consciously nurtured it through the years. This unique talent is something that we are passionate about, enjoy doing and we believe we do very well. This is our million dollar talent.

Some people recognize this special talent at a very early age and some of us don’t go for our dreams until we’re much older. No matter our age the talent is there, just waiting to be shared with the world.

The key to turning your talent into a million dollars is allowing yourself to share it with the world – going out on a limb and placing your talent out there for the world to see and sometimes judge. How many of us are wasting our gifts and talents because we are afraid to either acknowledge them or share them?

What is your $1,000,000 talent?

1. What gift or talent do you have inside of you right now that can potentially make you a million dollars? Is it singing, writing, computer programming, teaching, motivating, cooking, knitting, dancing, sewing, pet sitting, drawing, etc. – what is your talent?

Have you ever made the time to sit down to analyze and acknowledge your talents?

2. Do you believe your talent is worth a $1,000,000 or more? Is your talent worth someone paying a million dollars? The key is belief! Have you noticed how fiercely the performers on America’s or Britain’s Got Talent believe they have talent? Whether they have a million talent isn’t the key – it’s that they believe they actually have a shot at winning the million dollars that motivates them to go up on that stage and try.

3. Are you willing to nurture and foster your talent into a $1,000,000 talent? Are you willing to take the consistent and necessary positive action that can turn your talent into a $1,000,000? Belief combined with positive action is a powerful success combination.

4. Are you willing to share your talent with the world? If necessary, are you willing to come out of your comfort zone to share your million dollar talent with the world? You know, go out on a limb and take a leap of faith. Is the belief in yourself strong enough to keep you going forward?

I’ll say it again – I believe we each have our own unique one million dollar talents. What is your $1,000,000 talent and is your belief strong enough that you are willing to share it with the world?
 
 
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In the United States, protecting your Intellectual Property can sometimes seem like a maze of forms, definitions and governmental jargon. The key to understanding if a trademark, copyright, service mark or patent is right for you, is to first understand the basics of what you are trying protect.

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Here are the basic definitions:

Copyright – A copyright protects original material that you have authored. A copyright is designated with a © (C in a circle) or the word Copyright or the abbreviation Copr. Example: © Sharon Michaels 2015

Trademark – A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs that can uniquely identify and distinguish the source of the goods of one party from those of others. A trademark is disignated by a subscript TM next to the trademarked word, phrase, symbol or design.

Service Mark – A service mark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of any combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs that identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than goods. The term “trademark” is often used to refer to both trademarks and service marks. A service mark is disignated by a subscript SM next to the service marked word, phrase, symbol or design.

Patent – A patent is a limited duration property right relating to an invention, granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in exchange for public disclosure of the invention.

Most of us are interested in how to copyright our original materials so let me discuss that a little further.

According Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following:

• reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords
• prepare derivative works based upon the work
• distribute copies or phonorecords of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending
• perform the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works
• display the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work
• perform the work publicly (in the case of sound recordings*) by means of a digital audio transmission

The use of a copyright notice is no longer required under U. S. law, although it is often beneficial. Because prior law did contain such a requirement, the use of notice is still relevant to the copyright status of older works.

For more information about protecting your Intellectual Property you can go to the United States Patent and Trademark Office website at: www.uspto.gov
 
 

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Here’s a link to my newest book on Amazon.com:
The Kindle ebook: Kindle Edition of 31 Days to Growing Your Network Marketing Business

The Paperback book: Paperback Edition of 31 Days to Growing Your Network Marketing Business
 
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I highly recommend this book for the beginner who is thinking about creating her first Vision Board or the pro who has Vision Boards all over her home and office. The author provides many creative exercises that will have you thinking about your life, goals and how to create a more empowered future.

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First of all, let me say that I personally know the author Tess Denton and have interviewed her on my radio show. I’ve seen her journey in writing this book and know first hand how she has meticulously thought out every detail and tried out every activity she is recommending to her readers. Building a Powerful Vision Board was written with the belief and personal understanding that Vision Boards can be and are a powerful way to make goals reality.

With all that said, I am writing an impartial review. I read and worked this book as if I knew nothing about Vision Boards and wanted to learn a new skill from the very beginning. Building a Powerful Vision Board does just that – it equips you step-by-step with a powerful visualizing and goal achieving skill.

I want to say too that this book has the ability to help you discover not only your vision of the future but, how to define your purpose and mission in life. Tess Denton takes you step-by-step through a process of discovery about yourself and your hopes and dreams for the future. She takes you back to childhood when you could dream without reservation about what you wanted to be and do with your life. And, Tess takes you into the future so you can visualize what you can be, have and create with your life. The author has given us a powerful personal and professional development gift.

Building a Powerful Vision Board is of greatest benefit to you when you commit to making the time to read the materials and work the worksheets and activities. The author has taken great care to produce activities that will get you thinking and taking action now.

Some of my favorite parts are the actual pictures of the author’s own Vision Boards – they are creative and inspirational and yet, I felt I too could create Vision Boards that would be a representation of my hopes, dreams and goals. Tess Denton’s Vision Boards were a great example of what can be created using the tools in her book – she actually walks her talk.

I also enjoyed the stories of how and why she created some of her Vision Boards. I am so glad she took us into her thought process. The stories of her childhood made me smile and think back to my own childhood and how I would dream about being a teacher and writer. Thank you Tess for sharing your thoughts and memories with us.

Let me say again, I highly recommend this book for a beginner who is thinking about creating her first Vision Board or the pro who has Vision Boards all over her home and office. The author provides many creative exercises that will have you thinking about your life, your goals and how to create a more empowered future.

Bottom Line: Building a Powerful Vision Board by Tess Denton is a well written guide for creating a vision for an empowered future. I highly recommend!
 
 
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