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Are You Letting Hurtful Words Sabotage Your Success?

Are You Letting Hurtful Words Sabotage Your Success? | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
We all know our words are powerful. We can slice someone to pieces with just a few syllables. That’s bad enough, but what happens when we turn that power on ourselves? As a young man, the writer Peter Leonard showed a short story to his famous father, novelist Elmore Leonard. Instead of encouraging his son, […]

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Great article and SO true!

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SMART Goals Are Old School

SMART Goals Are Old School | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Time for SMART goals to be updated so more individuals can achieve continued per-determined progress.

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Successful People: The 8 Self-Limiting Behaviors They Avoid

Successful  People: The 8 Self-Limiting Behaviors They Avoid | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why some people succeed tremendously, while others fail? These 8 self-limiting behaviors push success away.
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Drive to Success Now: Prospecting for Profit - 5 Ideas to Help Keep Your Pipeline Full

Drive to Success Now: Prospecting for Profit - 5 Ideas to Help Keep Your Pipeline Full | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Prospecting for Profit - 5 Ideas to Help Keep Your Pipeline Full http://t.co/mbv7528SJR #biztips #growth #entrepreneur #homebiz
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I'm often asked is email or voicemail better when reaching out to contacts...this article addresses that issue!

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Flow, The Paradox of Intention, And The 4 States of Mind

From Engage Today 2010, Vishen Lakhiani discusses the 2 key ingredients to achieving flow and in doing so accomplishing BIG goals while remaining balanced an...

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Dave Phillipson's comment, September 29, 2013 4:47 PM
Except for Falsely crediting Tony Robbins for something Earl Nightingale said, this is fairly good stuff.

I exceptionally like how he mentions "The Secret" and Lisa Nichols, both from the world-famous, CEO Space. When he talks of Richard Branson, he mentions Greg who is Greg Reid of CEO Space. He is speaking from the stage of Secret Knock.
David Hain's curator insight, September 30, 2013 3:00 AM

We all need to find our flow somewhere - or challenge ourselves when we can't...

DavidBoon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 7:34 AM

Inspiring topic for entrepreneurs!

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Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Trenches - Suzanne Duret

Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Trenches - Suzanne Duret | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
(Sponsored by Visa Small Business) We’ve all said this at some point in our lives: “If only I knew then what I know now!” You’ve no idea how many times I’ve uttered the above words myself.

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Some very interesting lessons here...

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10 Sales Blunders No Entrepreneur Should Ever Make

10 Sales Blunders No Entrepreneur Should Ever Make | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Most businesses fail because of a lack of proper marketing and sales efforts. Whatever you do, do not make any of these sales blunders listed here.
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This is a great list of things "not to do " on a sales call.  Very helpful!

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The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
One of the reasons I started my website was so that women could have a place to come together and dream.
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This is the BEST story!!!  So inspiring...

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Researchers Have Found The Personality Type That's Most Linked To Success And Happiness

Researchers Have Found The Personality Type That's Most Linked To Success And Happiness | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
So-called realistic optimists combine the positive outlook of optimists with the clear-eyed perspective of pessimists, and that makes them happy and...

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Pitch Smart: Sell The Milk By Loaning Out The Cow

Pitch Smart: Sell The Milk By Loaning Out The Cow | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Giving gets great clients. Be generous when you pitch prospects, and share what you know. It'll come back to you (one day) in new work and referrals.
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I have sometimes struggled with how much information to give away during a get acquainted (or pitch) session with a potential client.  I have chosen to error on the side of giving away too much information and this article confirms that you will get it back in spades (referrals and future business)

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9 Routine Tasks You Should Eliminate From Your Workday

9 Routine Tasks You Should Eliminate From Your Workday | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs always seems to have more to do than time to do it. Something's got to give. Here's how to get rid of what's weighing your...
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These are great tips!  Especiallly the one about following up with prospects!

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Why Waste Your Energy Worrying? - The Inspire Me Today Blog

Why Waste Your Energy Worrying? - The Inspire Me Today Blog | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Carly Alyssa Thorne offers alternatives to worrying.

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Women: Enough With The Apologies!

Women: Enough With The Apologies! | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
We are women, hear us roar. Some days. Other days, well, you might hear us apologizing, second-guessing ourselves, prefacing what we want to say so as not to cause offense, and going out of our way not to step on toes, ruffle feathers or rock...
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Sell More, by saying Less

Sell More, by saying Less | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
“ All too often sales people do an exorbitant amount of work on the front end for a prospect only to find the prospect not going with there product or service for various reasons. We've all been ther...”
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5 Secrets for Hiring Sales Managers Who Are “Master Motivators”

5 Secrets for Hiring Sales Managers Who Are “Master Motivators” | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Sales Managers are supposed to be kingmakers—their job is to inspire and guide sales superstars towards glory – and effective sales managers unlock the potential of their sales team, especially when rewards and retribution alone aren’t driving...

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12 Easy Ways to Make Life Simple Again

12 Easy Ways to Make Life Simple Again | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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Cath Daley's curator insight, December 24, 2013 4:07 AM

We often make it too complicated....

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5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend.

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I Dreamed Big Dreams (Howard Schultz)

Howard Schultz, visionary and leader of Starbucks

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Very motivational two minutes-take a look at this video!

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Gallup Research: The 10 Functional Demands Of Successful Entrepreneurs

Gallup Research: The 10 Functional Demands Of Successful Entrepreneurs | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Recent Forbes articles have offered ample discussion of the traits of a successful early stage company, but today I’d like to take a closer look at the personality strengths of the actual entrepreneur.
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Very interesting research on entrepreneurs...

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10 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic People

10 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic People | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Charisma isn't something you have. It's something you earn. Here's how.

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3 Reasons Women Get Out-Negotiated by Men (and What to Do About It)

Men tend to think they deserve more than women--and so they get it.
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One Lesson on Regret Most People Learn Too Late

One Lesson on Regret Most People Learn Too Late | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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How Real People Make It Big

How Real People Make It Big | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Forget shiny objects and distractions. How people who grew up with nothing, people like you and me, build big-time success.

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Mandy Schumaker's curator insight, May 20, 2013 8:50 AM

It's so true-it all just comes down do just taking action!  Everyday!

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The Key To Balancing Fulfillment, Purpose And Profit

The Key To Balancing Fulfillment, Purpose And Profit | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Millions of professionals struggle with creating careers they love with making the money they need and want. What is the key to balancing fulfillment, purpose AND profit?
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Really great article and much food for thought!

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6 Ways Successful People Stretch Their Comfort Zones | TIME.com

6 Ways Successful People Stretch Their Comfort Zones | TIME.com | Be Your Best | Scoop.it
Truly great entrepreneurs aren't satisfied with comfort. Pushing their own limits is how they get to greatness.

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