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How to convince people – give people a reason to #follow and #trust you | Noozmag

How to convince people – give people a reason to #follow and #trust you | Noozmag | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

People don’t want more information.
They are up to their eyeballs in information.
They want #faith - faith in you, your goals, your #success, in the #story you tell.

 

says Annette Simmons, author of “Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins”.

 

How do we reach that people have faith in us?

 

So easy!

 

If we show us from our best side, are authentic and trustworthy and give people appreciation and love they will #respect us, too. What we give comes back to us! The seeds we sow we will harvest one day! Life is a process of giving and taking.

 

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Let's sum it up with a quote from Theodore Roosevelt  "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care"  John C Maxwell has also been given credit for this quote; regardless  you must be a willing to serve others unconditionally!

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10 Great Tips for Success in Both Life and Business

10 Great Tips for Success in Both Life and Business | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Sometimes what helps us to be successful in our professional lives is not such a great idea in our personal lives — competition is a quality that comes to mind. At the same time, we all have a limited amount of time each day to do the things that we want to do.


So for the sake of saving time and energy, I’m sharing a list of tips that will help you be successful in both life and in business.


1. Add Value
No matter what you do and where you go, you can’t go wrong with adding value. Simply put value is anything that people are willing to pay for. In your professional life, the more value you can offer the more money you can make. In your personal life, more value translates to closer relationships and strong personal growth. The best way to add value is to find the intersection between what people are willing to pay for and what service or product you can offer that is aligned with your values, strengths and goals.


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5 Steps to Thinking Outside of the Box

5 Steps to Thinking Outside of the Box | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
How do people think outside of the proverbial box? They know how to view things more expansively. Here's how.


A few years back our litigation team was faced with a seemingly insurmountable task: how to defend our client’s trademark rights against a Fortune 500 company with a massive litigation budget. They had the facts on their side. Moreover, they had money. Worst of all, they had a gaggle of lawyers that just made the case down right unpleasant. In spite of this, as luck would have it, they were missing one very crucial thing that they had never learned in law school. Something big firm life had failed to teach them. Quite simply, they were limited in their thinking to that which was rather than that which could be.


Looking beyond conventional defense methods, we deconstructed every element of the case until we discovered a plan to turn the tables...


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SUNDAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Goal.

SUNDAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Goal. | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Everyone wants to be successful and, some people would do all to achieve it (...).

A good tool for success is certainly, the goal. As Brian Tracy say:


Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement” Brian Tracy


what makes me say that this topic is sufficiently interesting and important to linger a bit.


All of these goals that will lead us to success!


Introduction


Beyond the basics of goal that he should be SMART: Simple and Specific | Measurable | Achievable | Realistic | Time limited and which is known to most of us, I would like add the emotional meaning of the subject.


Indeed, the act of setting goals is often linked to an emotional process:

  • From needs who are deepest in us;
  • an ambition to be this or that;
  • Or an ego, oversized, who plays tricks on us;

and many other factors.


All these elements combined can significantly change the logic of things and lead us sometimes on unsafe paths and strewn with pitfalls.


When should we have a goal?...


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Do You Give a DAM About Your Life?

Do You Give a DAM About Your Life? | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

When you wake up in he morning, do you feel energized to face the day, or are you beat down, going through the motions? Is there excitement in your life? Are you looking forward to something, or are you just letting life happen, one mundane task after the other?

 

The real question is…

 

Do you give a DAM about your life?

 

Do you have DREAMS you are pursuing. Is there something bigger than yourself at stake?

 

Are you taking ACTION, or just sitting back, taking things as they come.

 

Are you MOTIVATED, realizing that life is short, and today is important.

 

If not, it’s about DAM time to make a change. Here are three things you can do…

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How Ideas Spread With Social Media

How Ideas Spread With Social Media | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Have you heard of the expression social media myth? Would you recognize a myth if you heard one?

 

There are those who believe that social media is about joining the conversation, engaging with your customers and being authentic.

 

Then there are others who believe that if you can’t measure it, you can’t control it. For them, it’s all about setting goals, experimenting, testing, analyzing and measuring.

 

Why can’t we all get along?
The fact of the matter is that both are equally important. What draws people to social media (whether for business or pleasure) is the opportunity to have conversations with others and to share the stories that are important to them...

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Do You Make These 5 Mistakes When Trying to Get Paid to Do Work You Love?

Do You Make These 5 Mistakes When Trying to Get Paid to Do Work You Love? | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

What does it take to get paid to do what you love, to follow your passion? Most people don’t get it.

 

I know, because I was one of those people.

Not everyone is cut out to leave the 9-to-5 environment, and that’s okay, as long as they’re happy. But if you’re frustrated, lost, and confused about how to get paid to do what you love, then read on.

 

It’s no longer enough to throw a blog up and wait for fame and fortune (was it ever?). You have to be specific, strategic, and willing to take action even when things look grim.

 

I’ve spent half a decade doing this, and only in the last few years have things started making sense.

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The Greatest Gift In Life

The Greatest Gift In Life | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Today’s article pays tribute to an extraordinary creative who has just passed. It also may be the most interesting article I’ve ever written for Entrepreneurs-Journey.com, at least, it is in my mind.
Unless you’ve

been living under a rock, you know that recently we lost one of the great creative minds of our time, Steve Jobs.

 

The week following his death, there was a plethora of articles, tweets, status updates etc. expressing the gratitude and reverence for the man who not only changed the physical world through the fruits of his creative expression, but changed our internal world through his inspiring words and living example of triumph against incredible odds...

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How to go From Ordinary to Extraordinary

How to go From Ordinary to Extraordinary | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

It’s really not that difficult to live an extraordinary life. Most people look at those who are having success around them, and desire the same thing, but end up tossing their dreams in the too-hard-basket.

 

They don’t understand that going from ordinary to extraordinary involves doing just a little bit extra.

 

It is how I managed to live and travel the world for 14 years, grow one of the most popular travel blogs online in just a year, land a partnership project with Qantas, and have very quick success with my Mummy blog.

 

All you need to concentrate on is doing 10% more than those around you- that little bit extra in the following areas...

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Important Lessons I’ve Learned As A Leader

Important Lessons I’ve Learned As A Leader | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
These 12 lessons have helped me grow as a leader and help other aspiring leaders. Leadership is about people and passion. You matter!

 

Many of us have heard the advice from the likes of John Maxwell, Steve Jobs, Stephen Covey, and others. However, sometimes for the rising or aspiring leader it’s practical advice that really makes an impact. We all have times when we miss obvious things we should do as leaders. When faced with difficult situations, there will be an “a-ha” moment when we’re reminded of a simple, yet valuable leadership traits we didn’t exhibit...

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Refuse to Lose!

It seems like successful people have no problems. Quite the opposite. The truth is, everyone faces challenges from time-to-time. The secret to success is to understand obstacles are stepping stones to achievement, helping you develop skills and character. You must learn the lessons, and refuse to lose!

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12 Most Vital Ideas to Remember When You Lose Your Job

12 Most Vital Ideas to Remember When You Lose Your Job | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Don Perkins takes a look at the 12 most important items to remember when you lose your job...

 

In October 2008, along with 240,000 other Americans that month, I was laid off – contributing to the highest U.S. unemployment rate in over 14 years at the time (6.6%); a rate that rose to 10.1% a year later – the worst in 26 years.


Yes, I was upset, worried, stunned; especially since two weeks earlier my employer assured me that though changes were happening, I had nothing to worry about. I learned a lot during that time, most of it the hard way. Perhaps these 12 tips can make life a little easier for those losing their jobs now…

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Connect with Your Creative Writer

Connect with Your Creative Writer | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Do you have to complete a piece of writing but are putting it off? A report, a blog article, or a letter? Are you finding that the moment you sit down to write, your mind seems to go blank? Crap! Writers block! What can you do about it?


Although, the term writers block is popular, this feeling of blockage and mind blanking is not specific to writing, but of any creative feats. Other examples include, brainstorming for a new business, dancing, musical performances, music composition, painting or photography. I’ve personally experienced this during my photography work, blanking out as I stand in front of a client waiting for me for direction. I call these Creative Blocks, where your mind just comes up empty and you feel lost. It’s purely mental.


Through practice and observation, I’ve gotten pretty good at getting past these blank moments, and this article shares some insights for unlocking your creativity. Throughout the article, I will be using writing as the example, but keep in mind that it is equally applicable to any creative activity.


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how to be creative

how to be creative | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

So you want to be more crea­tive, in art, in busi­ness, wha­te­ver. Here are some tips that have wor­ked for me over the years:


1. Ignore every­body.

The more ori­gi­nal your idea is, the less good advice other peo­ple will be able to give you. When I first star­ted with the biz card for­mat, peo­ple thought I was nuts. Why wasn’t I trying to do something more easy for mar­kets to digest i.e. cutey-pie gree­ting cards or wha­te­ver?


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The Best Decision You Can Make for Your Business -- That Has Nothing to do With Money

The Best Decision You Can Make for Your Business -- That Has Nothing to do With Money | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Imagine two people starting identical companies with the exact same resources, network, and time at their disposal (gender randomly assigned for brevity’s sake):


Person #1 wakes up every day with anxiety, stressed about his mounting to-do list. He immediately buries himself in reactive work — striving to please everyone else but himself by responding to emails, taking meetings and delivering what others ask of him. He gets whipped around by his moods — one minute he’s happy and excited, the next he’s tired, anxious, unmotivated and depressed. His productivity on any given day is completely unpredictable — sometimes he wakes up excited to work, and on other days you couldn’t pry him off the couch with a forklift.


Person #2 starts her days with purpose. No matter what her mood is upon waking up, she laces up her running shoes and gets her blood pumping with a 20-minute run.


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How to Tackle Your Clutter

How to Tackle Your Clutter | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

The clutter can sometimes seriously affect the proper functioning of our lives, this article gives you some insights and a video of more than one hour about how to improve this situation. [note Martin Gysler]


So you’ve been putting off tackling your clutter for months, maybe even years. Papers pile up on a counter, shelves are crammed full of books and magazines and other things, closets are stuffed to the point of spillage, clothes pile up on the floor or furniture, boxes and furniture and other miscellaneous things cover your floor.


How do you even get started?


If you haven’t yet, start by signing up for the free Clutterfat Challenge, a 30-day challenge to reduce your clutter. I created the challenge, along with my friend Courtney Carver, to help motivate you to finally tackle the clutter...


PS: Another post about clutter, but here it's social networks/tools clutter, you know this phenomenon... me yes! http://www.simplyzesty.com/social-media/a-plea-for-a-clutter-free-social-media-life/

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The Right-brain Thinker’s Guide to Beating Blogger’s Block

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In his 2009 book A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink explained that the new world of business is a great place to be a right-brain thinker. Right-brain thinkers are the creators and the empathizers. If you’re a blogger, you are probably a right-brained thinker … and you probably deal with blogger’s block on occasion.


What is blogger’s block? It’s what happens to all bloggers as they try to crank out new, original posts day after day: they eventually run out of ideas. Ever struggle with that?

 

However, have you ever thought about using your very own creative quirks to generate blog post ideas? Following is a list of qualities that right-brain thinkers have and tips on how you can use these qualities to break those moments of blogger’s block and kick out some great blog posts...

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7 Reasons Why a Lifestyle Business is Better

7 Reasons Why a Lifestyle Business is Better | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

I can live anywhere because of my business, although I choose to live in the Alaska of Europe right now, which is weird.

 

I haven’t figured this one out yet.

 

But I think it has something to do with me becoming a father next month, and being close to family is always nice.

 

Ever since I was 18, I’ve always had my goals set on being able to do anything, from anywhere, and at any time.

 

I began playing poker right out of school at 18. I could take my work anywhere, as long as I had an internet connection and a computer.

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7 Ways to Deal with Challenges

7 Ways to Deal with Challenges | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

We are all faced with challenges constantly in every area of our lives. Most people have a hard time accepting and dealing with these challenges that arise. The truth is that you will have to deal with difficult problems throughout your life, whether it is in your personal life or career. Most of us get really afraid and run away from problems because we don’t want to accept reality the way it is.

 

Running away from your problems is the worst thing you can do to deal with the challenges you are faced with. I have some tips for you below on learning how to deal with everyday challenges. Start now and develop the self-discipline to practice the below points...

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The Best Decision You Can Make for Your Business -- That Has Nothing to do With Money

The Best Decision You Can Make for Your Business -- That Has Nothing to do With Money | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Imagine two people starting identical companies with the exact same resources, network, and time at their disposal (gender randomly assigned for brevity’s sake):


Person #1 wakes up every day with anxiety, stressed about his mounting to-do list. He immediately buries himself in reactive work — striving to please everyone else but himself by responding to emails, taking meetings and delivering what others ask of him. He gets whipped around by his moods — one minute he’s happy and excited, the next he’s tired, anxious, unmotivated and depressed. His productivity on any given day is completely unpredictable — sometimes he wakes up excited to work, and on other days you couldn’t pry him off the couch with a forklift...

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12 Most Intriguing Success, Business, and Life Strategies I’ve Learned From Dogs

12 Most Intriguing Success, Business, and Life Strategies I’ve Learned From Dogs | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

“The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged a dog down to his.” – James Thurber


Whether it began 15,000 years ago when dogs scavenged for refuse at campsites of Paleolithic man, at some point in this long relationship with humans, dogs decided that being near us was an advantage.

 

Clearly, most of us felt the same way.

 

What is rather amusing, though, is that we spend a great deal of time and money training our dogs when I suspect we could learn far more from our dogs than they could ever learn from us.

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10 Secrets of Successful Leaders

10 Secrets of Successful Leaders | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” But, becoming a great leader isn’t easy. Successfully maneuvering a team through the ups and downs of starting a new business can be one of the greatest challenges a small-business owner faces.

 

Leadership is one of the areas that many entrepreneurs tend to overlook, according leadership coach John C. Maxwell, whose books include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Thomas Nelson, 1998) and Developing the Leader Within You (Thomas Nelson, 1993).

 

“You work hard to develop your product or service. You fight to solve your financial issues. You go out and promote your business and sell your product. But you don't think enough about leading your own people and finding the best staff,” Maxwell says...

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Personal Goal Setting - Goal Setting Tools from MindTools.com

Personal Goal Setting - Goal Setting Tools from MindTools.com | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Learn how to set and achieve your personal goals and improve your goal setting with these free goal setting tips and techniques. Includes a video.

 

Many people feel as if they're adrift in the world. They work hard, but they don't seem to get anywhere worthwhile.


A key reason that they feel this way is that they haven't spent enough time thinking about what they want from life, and haven't set themselves formal goals. After all, would you set out on a major journey with no real idea of your destination? Probably not!

Click this video to find out how to set powerful goals.

Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality...

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Destructive Management Behaviors or Beliefs

Destructive Management Behaviors or Beliefs | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

He pointed to what I believe is at the core of a good manager. A good manager works to position his team to do something wonderful. They tap into employees’ sense of purpose and build business success by reinforcing the company’s purpose, vision, direction.


It takes a selfless kind of management and is so simple it’s often overlooked or over-analyzed. When you engage employees and their hearts, minds, and talents, you do good for them and the company.

 

Unfortunately, there are destructive and unexamined management behaviors or beliefs that interrupt these engagement efforts.

 

Here are 12 examples with quotes that are actual reactions to these behaviors or beliefs:

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