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Driving Force:
you are the driving force
of your life and everything
that surrounds it,
it is up to you.... you must breathe life into it..

Real wealth
= craftsmanship = the ability to use convert your assets and resouces into the highest standard of living possible.

Anything that helps you go forward toward your goals.

Anything that slows you down in your progress towards your goals.

Self - Management:
The co-ordination of your resources and assets towards a specific goal.

Four Forms of Profit:

reality - vision - imagination - enterprise - conversion/transformation - craftsmanship -- results

The Success Cycle.
When the reason is right, results will follow...

What can you do without money?
  If all you know how to do is spend money
     you won't go very far....

Make it Easier to do what you do...
Work should be a search for answers and solutions, not a boring routine. 
Work is conversion and transformation and should be creative, fun, profitable...
Your goal at work should be to make it easier, without losing quality.

A Simple Recipe for Success:
start with Knowledge, move to Experience, to Skill and then to Talent. 
It's all a matter of Attitude.


Learn to predict the future
-- the advantage is given to those that use ALL their tools wisely... including the future...
   -- use and practice your judgement ...

Here's how --
-- the power of information organization, upate and access = the first step.
   -- indexing
   -- alphabetically

-- map - field of play recognized and detailed
   -- index of the field of play
     -- goals  
     -- people / players / contacts
        -- providers / suppliers
        -- customers
        -- what will be provided
             -- factors of production
         -- tekram
-- power base
   -- critics
   -- supporters
   -- tools
       -- tekram
       -- kesta
-- goals set
-- best case scenario
-- worst case scenario
-- indicators - what effects you
-- judgement - placing your bet
-- prediction/ calculation - stake in the ground
-- experience and thinking of others
-- projection - what if - using your imagination
-- things you can count on
-- things you cannot count on
-- control - what can you change
-- control - what you cannot change
   -- initial creation/conversion
   -- sustainability / efficeincy
   -- momentum
   -- improvement
   -- advancement -- incorporating / eliminating
   -- apex
-- confirmation - results vs what you thought would happen
-- planned responses - creative adjustment
-- action taken
-- feedback - what have you learned
-- factor x - the unknown -- all the above is designed to reduce this!

It's is just as important
to be able to react to the future
as it is to be able to predict it...


Nothing Adventured....
It's not an adventure
until you challenge yourself

Make It Better -- Where you are
Enagage your mind and start moving in that direction

make sure your vision is correct
then go ahead...

Yum Yum
dont be afraid to eat a little crow

How you see it...
it's not so much how you see the world
as it is, how you see yourself....

Knowledge is Power
success with knowledge
is not so much what are the right answers
as it is
what are the right questions

Your Life...
your life tends to be what you are


Bob Parson's / GoDaddy Success Tips:

1. Get and stay out of your comfort zone.
  I believe that not much happens of any significance when we're in our comfort zone.  I hear people say, "But I'm concerned about security."  My response to that is simple: "Security is for cadavers."

2. Never give up.
  Almost nothing works the first time it's attempted.  Just because what you're doing does not seem to be working, doesn't mean it won't work.  It just means that it might not work the way you're doing it.  If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn't have an opportunity.

3. When you're ready to quit, you're closer than you think.
  There's an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it is so true.  It goes like this: "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed."

4. With regard to whatever worries you, not only accept the worst thing that could happen, but make it a point to quantify what the worst thing could be. ( Prepare for the worst - work for the best )
  Very seldom will the worst consequence be anywhere near as bad as a cloud of "undefined consequences."  My father would tell me early on, when I was struggling and losing my shirt trying to get Parsons Technology going, "Well, Robert, if it doesn't work, they can't eat you."

5. Focus on what you want to have happen.
  Remember that old saying, "As you think, so shall you be."

6. Take things a day at a time.
  No matter how difficult your situation is, you can get through it if you don't look too far into the future, and focus on the present moment.  You can get through anything one day at a time.

7. Always be moving forward.
  Never stop investing.  Never stop improving.  Never stop doing something new.  The moment you stop improving your organization, it starts to die.  Make it your goal to be better each and every day, in some small way.  Remember the Japanese concept of Kaizen.  Small daily improvements eventually result in huge advantages.

8. Be quick to decide.
  Remember what General George S. Patton said: "A good plan violently executed today is far and away better than a perfect plan tomorrow."

9. Measure everything of significance.
  I swear this is true.  Anything that is measured and watched, improves.

10. Anything that is not managed will deteriorate.
  If you want to uncover problems you don't know about, take a few moments and look closely at the areas you haven't examined for a while.  I guarantee you problems will be there.

11. Pay attention to your competitors, but pay more attention to what you're doing.
  When you look at your competitors, remember that everything looks perfect at a distance. Even the planet Earth, if you get far enough into space, looks like a peaceful place.

12. Never let anybody push you around.
  In our society, with our laws and even playing field, you have just as much right to what you're doing as anyone else, provided that what you're doing is legal.

13. Never expect life to be fair.
  Life isn't fair.  You make your own breaks.  You'll be doing good if the only meaning fair has to you, is something that you pay when you get on a bus (i.e., fare).

14. Solve your own problems.
  You'll find that by coming up with your own solutions, you'll develop a competitive edge.  Masura Ibuka, the co-founder of SONY, said it best: "You never succeed in technology, business, or anything by following the others."  There's also an old Asian saying that I remind myself of frequently.  It goes like this: "A wise man keeps his own counsel."

15. Don't take yourself too seriously.
  Lighten up.  Often, at least half of what we accomplish is due to luck. None of us are in control as much as we like to think we are.

16. There's always a reason to smile.
  Find it.  After all, you're really lucky just to be alive.  Life is short.  More and more, I agree with my little brother. He always reminds me: "We're not here for a long time, we're here for a good time!"


I have always been a fan of Robert Ringer, best known for his book from the 70's ' Winning Through Intimidation' and his later work ' Looking Out for Number One '.  I recommend both and I recommend his site for free wisdom and advice.

Here are his 20 rules to live by:

Robert Ringer’s 20
Life-Guiding Principles

1.  Never compromise your integrity, for anything or anybody.

2.  Don’t make promises you can’t keep. Learn to say no politely and pleasantly, but immediately and firmly.

3.  Whatever it is, do it now. Not next week, not tomorrow, not later today — now.

4.  When you feel overwhelmed, don’t try to do everything — just do something.

5.  Concentrate on doing what you do best, and let others do the rest.

6.  Don’t waste time talking about your plans to others. Learn to zip the lip.

7.  Avoid quick fixes. Take the time to work on long-term, permanent solutions.

8.  When the ball is on the one-yard line, never risk a fumble. Carry it over yourself.

9.  Avoid premature victory celebrations. You’re not through until you’ve dotted all the “i’s” and crossed all the “t’s” — and the check has cleared the bank.

10. Focus your efforts on the crux of every situation. Avoid expending energy on peripheral issues that cannot yield a payoff no matter what their outcome.

11. The power of the understatement is enormous. Say what you have to say— quickly, succinctly, and simply — then stop talking.

12. Never fall into the trap of waiting for something to happen. Make it happen!

13. Learn to love truth instead of trying to make true that which you love.

14. Never base a decision on conventional wisdom alone. Question everything.

15. Life is a distance run. Don’t come out of the starting gate too fast … and be careful not to get winded too soon.

16. The most efficient way to get ahead of the competition is not to fight your way through the pack, but to leapfrog over it.

17. Make it a habit to concentrate on opportunities rather than problems.

18. The only power anyone can have over you is the power you give him. Without your permission, the other person is powerless.

19. Live every moment as though the whole world were watching.

20. Free will ( freedom ) is the greatest asset you have at your disposal. Use it!

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