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Leadership mantra : Possible vs Impossible.

Leadership mantra : Possible vs Impossible. | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Possible is a state of mind!


You have certainly heard, on numerous occasions, people say, “that’s impossible.” What did you do with that? Here lies the difference between success and failure.


If we listen to such people, it is certain that we will abandon. Otherwise, we will continue and put the odds on our side to make things possible.


We live in a world where pessimism and lack of courage is part of the lives of many people. It’s what makes me say, that here we see clearly the difference between a leader and a follower.


Read more: http://martingysler.com/2012/04/07/leadership-mantra-possible-vs-impossible/

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TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA : Lose!

TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA : Lose! | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Lose is the food of winner.


Maybe you will ask you: but what does he say. I understand that you can ask you that question and yet!

If I refer to the quotation from Matthew Keith Groves, who say...

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TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA : Enthusiasm.

TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA : Enthusiasm. | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Enthusiasm is contagious!

You've probably already noticed, the enthusiasm is not only communicative but it also enables to achieve exceptional things. If I remember my greatest successes, they...


Read more: http://martingysler.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/todays-leadership-mantra-enthusiasm-3/

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TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Tenacity.

TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Tenacity. | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Tenacity, a word that can take us very far!


It is an attitude that I used very often in my life and, of course I use it always. Without it, I would have given up many times when I was near the goal, with, probably, some regrets later. But we must distinguish between tenacity and stubbornness. If the first leads most often to the summits, the second would tend to lead us to the disappointment or failure.


In this spirit, what Mia Hamm said is very true:


“I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.”


As a leader, we know the difference between tenacity and stubbornness, and we use it wisely to advance, while showing to our team that this attitude makes the difference on the road to success.

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The deeper root

The deeper root | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

It is 3am and you wake up suddenly, hearing the beating of your heart echoing in your ears. The clock ticks slowly by your bed, and darkness blankets your windows.


“How am I going to do this?” you say to yourself.


Finding a way to make your mortgage payment, living through a tense day at the office with an unreasonable manager or hitting the pavement to look for clients feels like too much.


Your stomach tightens. The air thickens in your lungs as you feel pressure on your chest like a slow vise.


Thoughts quickly turn into poison, and they flood your body with fear.


After a fitful attempt to go back to sleep, you wake up, go downstairs and make a cup of coffee. Bad television or cute YouTube videos take the edge off of your anxiety. You are thankful for your Facebook friend in London who is awake and willing to banter with you...

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5 Questions To Ask To See If You Are In The Wrong Business

5 Questions To Ask To See If You Are In The Wrong Business | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

“I’m going to build a business!”


These words have a certain magical energy to them. They give every solopreneur, looking to hang out a shingle on the Internet, a sense of being on the same level as a Bill Gates, or a Donald Trump, or a Larry Ellison. The vision of a future business maven who creates an empire and makes a mark in the world.

 

What’s nice about this dream is that it has a fair chance of coming true… for anyone. Yes, even you and me!

 

That’s why many call the Internet a “great leveler” that flattens the playing field and gives you a fair shot at massive success.

 

Still, building a business can be hard work – if you let it...

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Ways to Master the Art of Perseverance

Ways to Master the Art of Perseverance | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Whether you’re trying to get out of debt, obtain a college degree, build a start-up company, or stick to a healthier diet, many of life’s most meaningful goals require a great deal of perseverance. Have you ever tried to tackle a difficult long-term goal and failed? If so, you might think that only certain people have what it takes to successfully achieve their dreams.


You’d be wrong.


In reality, accomplishing what you want usually comes down to one thing: the art of perseverance. It’s not an inherent character trait, so don’t tell yourself “Oh well, I guess I’m not one of those people who can do _________.”...

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Why Temporary Defeat Is Not Permanent Failure

Why Temporary Defeat Is Not Permanent Failure | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Life has taught me this one thing – that just because you lose today, it doesn’t mean that you’re destined to lose tomorrow. Sunshine always follows rainfall; light always pierces the darkness, and winter is always transformed into spring.


But at the same time I know how it feels to be caught in the depths of despair, where the light coming towards you is not your salvation but rather a freight train heading in your direction. To fail doesn’t mean you’re a failure. All it means is that you’ve been handed another great opportunity to learn a lesson and develop a deeper level of character formation in the process...

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Conversation Agent: Failure

Conversation Agent: Failure | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Those blog posts with carefully crafted advice about link building make me want to puke. Yeah, you read that right.

 

They say Hell is paved with good intentions, so I suppose they mean well.

 

A few neat steps and you're on your way to posting your links everywhere -- and for free.

 

All it takes is a quick browse of a few sites, warm up a couple of tired topics, send your pitch to a bunch of bloggers, and you're on your way.

 

Except for...

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's 2008 Harvard Commencement address

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's 2008 Harvard Commencement address | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Video and text of Harry Potter author J.K.

 

J.K. ROWLING, author of the best-selling Harry Potter book series, delivers her Commencement Address, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination,” at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association.

 

"You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default."...

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8 Reasons Why Success Eludes You

8 Reasons Why Success Eludes You | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Life has a tendency to surround us with so much 'stuff' that we often forget the end game, or the goal we're striving for. Years are burned this way. You wake up after 3 years at a job, having never been promoted, and wonder what happened. Are you destined for mediocrity? Do you not know how to move forward in life?

 

There are never simple answers here. If there were, we'd all be clown-happy 24/7 and frankly anyone telling you that they can solve all of your problems is more likely to inject you with nothing but false hope that will eventually lead to your failure.

 

So let's step back for a second and hit on a couple of reasons why you're not leaping forward towards your goals. Again, not a fool proof plan but if one of these resonates with you, take steps to correct or modify the situation.

 

You're Not Putting In Enough Time

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TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Perseverance.

TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Perseverance. | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Perseverance is an indispensable tool for success.


Have you ever give up? If not, you are an exceptional person!

For my part, I have already abandoned many times and I was close to abandon my t...


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TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Commitment.

TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Commitment. | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Commitment always makes the difference between success and failure.

Sometimes I wonder what the word "commitment" really means to each other.

What I know is that we must commit ourselves everyday to keep our faith in our capabilities and to meet our personal commitments, family and work, it’s a permanent job.


Read more: http://martingysler.com/2012/02/13/todays-leadership-mantra-commitment/

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TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA : Move!

TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA : Move! | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

[Today 01-27-2012 for practical issues, I decided to integrate the TODAY'S LEADERSHIP MANTRA topics here.]


Move forward, always moves forward, such is life.


When we say that to stop, it’s go to the back, it’s reality. We live in a world where everything goes very fast and where we must be able to be adaptable, to be open to new things and to assimilate them.


What is it that can prevent us from moving forward, if not ourselves, perhaps fear, but as Victor Kiam has well said:


“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”


that should give us enough courage to know that we are moving forward in all cases.


As a leader, we know that the only way to achieve his goal is to start and move constantly. The momentum thus created will also galvanize the team who will be drawn, with you, into the spiral to success.

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The Failure Checklist

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Often the more simple tools are the best. In this post you'll find some insights about failure and a simple MS Word template to help you work through failure in your life and come up with surprising solutions. [Note Martin Gysler]


With the New Year upon us, it’s a great time to look forward, plan out a path, and set some goals. It’s also a great time for reflection. I always like to look back at the previous year and do some accounting… and ask myself; what went right, and what went wrong? While I like to focus on the successes, it’s also good to look at the failures.

  • Failure can offer great insight.
  • Failure can help us change direction
  • Failure can offer abject proof of something that didn’t work.

Unfortunately, admitting failure is usually painful. In so many cases, it’s easier to just move on, than to actually analyze the situation and learn from it. And here is one thing that I know for sure…


If we don’t learn from our mistakes, we are bound to repeat them.


Read more: http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress/2012/01/the-failure-checklist/

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How to Be Yourself

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Why do so many people feel confused about who they really are and how did the issue of personal identity become so challenging? While it may seem like you should automatically know how to be yourself, in reality that is rarely the case.

 

When you think about it, so many things in life depend on our ability to connect with our true self. After all, how are we supposed to know what we should be doing or who we should be doing it with if we don’t even know who we really are?...

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The Nine Ways to Guarantee Success

The Nine Ways to Guarantee Success | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

I really blew it and everyone knows it. I was even asked to speak at some conference about Failure on I think June 13. I might’ve deluded myself into thinking I’m the keynote speaker. But I might just be on a panel. I don’t know. Hopefullly I won’t fail at it. But if I do I hope you can all come and watch it happen in slow motion. By the way, my favorite technique in public speaking is to slightly slur my words but that’s another post.

 

I’m like Dr. Failure. I know exactly what you need to do if you want your wife to hate you, if you want to get thrown out of school, if you want to lose your investors $100 million. If you want to lose your home, and so on.

 

1/16 of the time people are happy. The rest of the time they are unhappy. So if you start to avoid all the things that cause unhappiness then maybe there’s a small chance you can improve the ratios in your favor...

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Want to Succeed? You Need to be Constantly Frustrated, Disappointed and Discontented!

Want to Succeed? You Need to be Constantly Frustrated, Disappointed and Discontented! | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Ronald E. Osborn


Don’t Just Be Contented with What you Have


Forget about what people tell you that you should be contented with what’s given to you. I daresay that you make the most of what you have by pushing your limits to the next level. Level up. Don’t just rest on your laurels and be always be on the look out on how you can improve yourself and life in general. Constantly working on improving your existing skills because real happiness goes to those who always strive to improve on their existing life because the moment you stop where you are, you stop growing...

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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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5 Great Questions to Ask Yourself After a Failure

5 Great Questions to Ask Yourself After a Failure | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Let’s face it. We all fail.


As we go through life we have relationships that don’t work out, jobs that just aren’t right, exams that we flunk, initiatives that don’t succeed. The more new things we try the more failures we are likely to have. In fact, the only way to avoid failure is to do nothing new.

 

The important thing is how we deal with failure. It can be part of a downward slide in which lack of confidence reinforces feelings of inadequacy and incompetence. But experiencing failure can be a learning experience and an opportunity for a fresh start. A good way to begin this process is by asking yoruself some tough questions...

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The Fear Of Failure Is Stomping On Your Dreams

The Fear Of Failure Is Stomping On Your Dreams | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

What’s holding you back? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “I’d like to start a business, but….” And this is followed by any number of well-reasoned thoughts ⎯ from the “timing isn’t right” to “I don’t know who would buy my product” to “I doubt I could support myself” or “my job isn’t that bad right now.”


All of these rationales are founded in one thing ⎯ fear, and more specifically… fear of failure.

 

That’s right. The fear of failure is probably the strongest force holding people back from their potential. It’s not talent, or ambition, or ideas that stops budding entrepreneurs. It’s fear that can stop people dead in their tracks. And it’s stopped countless great businesses before they even begin.

 

People who fear failure learn it’s easier to slide along with the status quo than take that important first step. And certainly watching the nightly news doesn’t exactly help. In a world full of uncertainty and delicate economies, it’s easy to see why people want to play it safe. And it’s incredibly easy to rationalize why you shouldn’t do something risky. But just think of it this way: People who fear failure never take their first step to success.

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