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TipsForSuccess: The Power of Passion

 


The Power of Passion

Improving this single attitude makes your days fly by. You wake up excited to work. You make the right decisions. You get more done in less time.

Improving this attitude affects everyone around you. They believe in you, trust you and want to support you.

This one attitude can change your entire life for the better.

Your Passion

On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you right now? Do you really, truly want to succeed? Are you thrilled with your goals for today? Is your passion at 8, 9 or 10?

If not, you must learn to generate more passion for your work, your career and your life.

Leadership

To succeed you must be a leader, if only a leader of one person: you.

"In all great leaders there is a purpose and intensity which is unmistakable." -- L. Ron Hubbard

Have you noticed how the best speeches of politicians, ministers or actors always include high-volume intensity? Their passion is unmistakable! You also see this in the most successful people you know.

Fortunately, you can generate all the passion you need to succeed.

You have the ability to motivate yourself; to concentrate on your purpose; to get yourself excited about what you do.

Your attitude sets the mood for everyone around you. They get excited if you are excited. For example, recommendations you give to others that come from your heart have a much bigger impact than recommendations you give with no passion behind them.

"A man who merely wants to be liked will never be a leader. A broad examination of history shows clearly that men follow those they respect. Respect is a recognition of inspiration, purpose and competence and personal force or power." -- L. Ron Hubbard

There is nothing stronger than a leader with a firm direction and passion to get there.

Your Purpose

When you organize all of your energy, your resources and your activities toward one focused goal, you not only feel more joy in what you are doing, you get more accomplished.

To do this, you need to follow a purpose. What makes you passionate? For example, for which of these objectives can you generate the most passion and intensity?

* Reaching a specific goal

* Accomplishing a certain level of perfection

* Earning the money to buy something you really need or want

* Going back to an original purpose

* Beating a challenge

* Filling your life with as much happiness as possible

* Fulfilling a duty to yourself or your family

* Helping a great number of people

* Creating a superior reputation

* Building a highly-successful business

* Helping others achieve success

* Becoming the best at what you do

* Hitting a specific production target

* Making a positive impact on society

Once you select a purpose or game for which you can be passionate, go for it! Get intense! Use it to help you generate personal force and power.

Use your purpose to overwhelm all obstacles and barriers. Stay focused on your end results. Never doubt your ability to win the game.

Create all the passion you need to succeed.


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TipsForSuccess: How to Be More Popular

 


Five Ways to Be More Popular

Many people believe the route to success is to be interesting--to show off or act like someone else.

For example, many teenagers can't understand why they are unpopular. They learned as children that to get attention they should act up a little; to be cute or interesting. Yet later on as teens, they find acting interesting does not make them popular.

To handle their unpopularity, these teenagers might despise people or become loners. Or they get involved in smoking, drinking, shoplifting, drugs, sex, guns and so on.

Acting interesting can ruin your adult life as well. Show-off employees, self-centered managers and pompous business owners rarely succeed. Why not?

Because the secret to popularity is not to be interesting, but to be interested!

"When a person becomes terribly interesting he has lots of problems, believe me. That is the chasm which is crossed by all of your celebrities, anybody who is foolish enough to become famous. He crosses over from being interested in life to being interesting. And people who are interesting are really no longer interested in life. It's very baffling to some young fellow why he can't make some beautiful girl interested in him. Well, she is not interested, she is interesting." -- L. Ron Hubbard

If you are an actor, you must be interesting while you are acting. It's part of the job. Seminar speakers must be interesting to keep the attention of their audiences. The best comedians, models and magicians are interesting, even fascinating.

Yet in real life, if you try to be interesting and only do things to get attention and admiration, people will get tired of you. You only feel good if people approve of you. You are not very helpful.

When your attention is more on others than on yourself, you feel less stress. You act and respond with more intelligence. When you are interested, you are extroverted and effective.

Examples

In each example, who do you think is most popular?

1. While on a date, Chris talks about his expensive car, his karate trophies and all his money.

Jim, on the other hand, compliments his date and asks about her family, her hobbies and her interests.

2. At your cousin's wedding, Aunt Maggie tells everyone how her wedding had 500 guests, a live band and 100 doves.

Aunt Judy is thrilled to see her nieces and nephews and learns all about their school accomplishments.

3. Jill and Toni both want the office manager job at an office supply store. Jill tells the boss about how great she is with people, with computers and with employees.

Toni asks questions about the last office manager, the office's problems and what the boss needs and wants from the office manager.

4. You tell Jacob and Tom, "I just found out that my business is finally making a profit. I'm so relieved!"

Tom asks, "Wow! How the heck did you do it?"

Jacob says, "Did I tell you about my first business? It was profitable the first week and . . . "

Five Ways to Be More Popular

To get people to support you, to like you, to open up to you, you must be interested in them.

1. Practice shifting your attention from yourself onto other people. Force yourself to observe them and understand them. You might be surprised at what you see!

2. Discover things about people that interest you. "What is interesting about Joe? What else is interesting about Joe?" Make a new habit of automatically getting interested in each person you see.

3. If you catch yourself acting like someone else, showing off or topping people's stories, you are being interesting. If instead you get interested, you will feel more natural, more like yourself. The fact is, you are most effective when you are simply being yourself.

4. When people make you nervous or shy, get interested in them. Take your attention off of yourself and put it on to them. With practice, this will make you calm, even bold.

5. Focus on how you can help the person in front of you. Replace your tendency to act interesting with a purpose to help. Your effectiveness and popularity will soar!


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TipsForSuccess: The Best Revenge

 


The Best Revenge

Do you want to hurt someone because he or she hurt you? Do you need to get even? Are you seeking revenge?

You might think the best revenge is to destroy your enemies. Make them regret ever messing with you. Prove you are more powerful.

For example, Peter and his wife Samantha owned the best restaurant in town. Yet when Peter caught Samantha having an affair, he not only asked for a divorce, he decided to get even. He made sure they fought over every tiny detail of the divorce for three years. In the end, their lawyers had new Mercedes; Peter and Samantha had nothing.

Fighting an enemy can take over your life and cost you enormous amounts of money and time. For example, you get into a car accident, hurt your back and sue the automobile company for an unsafe design. You then spend years proving you are a victim and suffering, when instead, you should be working on your success.

Some people think the best way to get revenge is with violence. They throw a rock, punch a nose or start a war. Yet if you use violence for revenge, you hurt innocent people. You destroy lives. You might even end in up in jail.

So what is the best way to get revenge?

"Sometimes others seek to crush one down, to make nothing out of one’s hopes and dreams, one’s future and one, himself.

"By ridicule and many other means, another who is evil-intentioned toward one can try to bring about one’s decline.

"It is sometimes necessary to handle such directly. But there is a long range handling that seldom fails.

"The real handling of such a situation and such people, the real way to defeat them is to flourish and prosper.

"Oh, yes, it is true that such people, seeing one improve his lot*, can become frantic and attack all the harder. The thing to do is handle them if one must but don’t give up flourishing and prospering for that is what such people want you to do.

If you flourish and prosper more and more, such people go into apathy** about it; they can give it up completely.

"And that is my wish for you: flourish and prosper!" -- L. Ron Hubbard from The Way to Happiness (*lot: one’s destiny or condition in life) (**apathy: complete failure, no feeling, no emotion)

10 Benefits of Getting Revenge by Flourishing and Prospering

1. You feel powerful, not like a victim.

2. Your enemy gives up.

3. Your personal image is improved.

4. You do not waste your time or money in a fight you might lose.

5. You are more motivated to be successful.

6. Bad guys cannot pull you down to their level of evil.

7. Once you defeat your enemies by succeeding, they do not try again. Of course, if they try again, you simply flourish and prosper more than ever!

8. Potential enemies see how you succeed, despite others' opposition, and don't even try.

9. Thanks to an enemy, you end up with more money, more control and more power.

10. You are much, much happier.

Learn more about "The Way to Happiness" at www.twth.org.


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TipsForSuccess: Eight Tips for Success

 

 


Eight Tips for Success

As you know, the TipsForSuccess articles are based on quotes by L. Ron Hubbard. The following ten quotes from L. Ron Hubbard can be used in many ways to help you increase your income, reduce your stress and make progress toward your goals.

After you read each quote, ask yourself, "How can I use this idea to be more successful?

1. "A man* is as dead as he can't communicate. He is as alive as he can communicate." (*man: a member of mankind; men, women and children)

2. "Man's greatest weapon is his reason*." (*reason: logical, rational thought; intelligence)

3. "A sane man has difficulty in insane surroundings."

4. "The surest way to get nowhere in life is to be serious about it!"

5. "The goal is to win. When one has lost too much and too many times, the possibility of winning seems too remote to try."

6. "Successes are little bits of living. Failures are little bits of death."

7. "Be your own advisor, keep your own counsel and select your own decisions."

8. "There is no person alive who cannot make a new beginning."

Lear more about L. Ron Hubbard at www.lronhubbardprofile.org, www.ronthephilosopher.org and http://adventurer.lronhubbard.org.


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TipsForSuccess: How to Get into the Driver's Seat of Life (Part 3)

 


How to Get into the Driver's Seat of Life (Part 3 of 3)

As you may remember in Parts 1 and 2 of "How to Get into the Driver's Seat of Life," you increase your power and success by assuming responsibility.

Believing, Knowing, Willing

Taking responsibility for something does not necessarily mean you have to do anything. Just change your attitude about the situation.

"To be responsible for something one does not actually have to care for it or reach it or be it. One only needs to believe or know that he has the ability to care for it, reach it or be it." -- L. Ron Hubbard

Bob owned a large copy machine sales and service company. Sales had been in a slump for several weeks. He couldn't get his sales team to sell machines no matter what he tried.

He learned this application of responsibility and decided to step up to the plate. He told his sales people, "If you guys don't sell some copiers within the next three hours, I'll do it myself." Until then, Bob had not been willing to do any sales. But when he said he would go sell copiers himself, he really meant it.

Three hours later, Bob grabbed some prospect sheets and headed for his car to go make some sales. Before he made it outside, two salesmen called the office to arrange delivery for new copiers. Bob smiled and went back to his work. Three other sales came in by the end of the day, which meant they sold more machines that afternoon than in the previous month. Bob knew his willingness made the difference.

Responsibility can seem to work like magic at times.

1. You have a problem,

2. You assume full responsibility for it

3. The problem solves.

For example, you are not getting paid at work because the sales guys are stuck. You decide to be responsible for the entire income of the organization and start to promote the company. The income starts to roll in and you get paid.

Your new car will not start and you are late for work. You get mad at the seller and demand that he come right now and fix it. He says he will, but never shows. You decide to take responsibility for the car and call a tow truck. Before you can make the call, you figure out how to start it and drive to work.

Jim, and his wife Jill, fight and argue every day. They call each other names and make threats. Jill decides to take responsibility for their marriage. She will apologize and listen while Jim vents his anger. Yet before she gets the chance, he suddenly feels better and apologizes. She never lets them fight again.

Summary

Avoiding problems, blaming others or explaining away difficulties gets you nowhere. Every individual who fails in life can give you dozens of explanations or people to blame. Yet they are still failing.

You now know the secret. Luckily, taking responsibility is easy to do.

Improving your ability and willingness to accept full responsibility makes working, managing and living much easier. You feel calmer and in better control. You have a distinct edge in the game.

You are in the driver's seat of life!


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