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TipsForSuccess: Five Tips to Help Children Succeed


Five Tips to Help Children Succeed

Raising kids is a difficult, yet important and rewarding responsibility. As a parent, you can succeed and add a valuable member to our world. Or you can fail as a parent and create an unhappy problem for the world to deal with.

Even if you are not currently raising children, they are a big part of your future. Today's children are tomorrow's parents and leaders. You can improve our future by helping parents raise their kids with these five tips. The quotes are from The Way to Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard.

1. "What does have a workability is simply to try to be the child's friend. It is certainly true that a child needs friends."

As you were growing up, did you have adult friends? Who were your favorite relatives, sports coaches or teachers? If you smile at the memory, they probably treated you as a friend.

Because children learn more about life from adults like you than from other children (or television), they enjoy your company. They want to talk to you and follow your example. Let them!

2. "Try to find out what a child's problem really is and without crushing their own solutions, try to help solve them."

A child is a regular person in a small body. He or she is starting to figure out the world. If you encourage them to solve their own problems, you are building their confidence.

For example, asking the right questions is more valuable to children than giving the answers. "Why do you think he was mean to you? What do you want to do about it? Okay. What might be a better way to solve it?"

As another example, the child is trying to open a package or fix a toy. When the child has trouble or gets frustrated, do not bypass and take over the task. Instead, encourage him or her to work it out. You will help make a happier, prouder, more competent person.

3. "Observe them -- and this applies even to babies. Listen to what children tell you about their lives."

For example, you might observe a baby calms down when you play Mozart. You may discover your three-year-old gets excited when painting flowers. An eight-year-old may have a great idea for your career that you've never considered.

By observing children, you can be a better friend.

4. "Let them help -- if you don't, they become overwhelmed with a sense of obligation which they then must repress." (Repress = hold back.)

How do you feel if someone gives you money or favors, but refuses to let you return the favor in any way? Perhaps you feel worthless as you have nothing valuable to give to that person. If you are not allowed to help, you'll soon dislike or distrust the person and refuse all future gifts.

Examples: "If you fold the napkins, it would really help me." "I'll give you one dollar each week if you take care of all the garbage for the house." "I'll feel happy if you sing a song for me."

5. "A child factually does not do well without love. Most children have an abundance of it to return."

You can never give a child too much love. However, it's fun to try.

The more love you give to your child, the more he or she will give to you, and the world.

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TipsForSuccess: How to Boost Your Pay with Statistics


How to Boost Your Pay with Statistics

Which of these five statements do you believe are true?

1. "My boss determines my income."
2. "I'll never be more successful than my parents."
3. "My business rises and falls based on the economy."
4. "My income controls me more than I control it."
5. "My success is largely determined by luck."

Of course, all these statements are false. You are the one who controls your success.

One way to control your pay, and your future, is with statistics.


L. Ron Hubbard discovered many uses of statistics. Statistics show how you are doing when compared to an earlier time period. When you track several activities, you can trace why your income has gone up or gone down. Statistics can even predict your future.

"In any set of statistics of several kinds or activities, you can always find one or more that are not 'by luck' but can be directly caused by the organization or a part of it." -- L. Ron Hubbard

For example, an auto dealer learns that the more television commercials he runs, the more people come to his car lot. The customers do not show up because he is lucky, but because he buys TV commercials.

Another example: A computer programmer finds her pay increases whenever she spends her spare time learning new programming languages. More study hours equals greater pay.

Leo's Café

Leo owns a small restaurant called Leo's Café. He makes around $5,000 per month in profit, but needs $15,000 per month to pay his bills and reach his financial goals.

To earn $15,000 per month in profit, his café needs to sell $150,000 per month in meals. However, it only collects $50,000 per month. Leo decides to use statistics to take control of the income.

He makes several statistical graphs for the past three months. He figures out the numbers on everything he can: income, number of meals served, number of customers, average charge per customer, payroll, time spent cooking, time spent with customers, time spent promoting and so on.

He notices that the daily income jumped to $5,000 on seven separate days last month. It never did this during any other month. Why?

He looks through the customer's orders for those days and discovers there was a special event on each of those days. A big family reunion, a community club meeting, a birthday party, a business meeting and another family reunion. Why did they come to Leo's Café?

He realizes he helped arrange each of these events in his spare time or his "promotion" time. A family reunion was set up by Leo's golf partner. The birthday party was for his landlord's daughter. The business meeting was set up by his son-in-law. The club held their meeting because Leo went to one of their earlier meetings.

Leo looks at the graph: Promotional Hours. He sees it was much higher three months earlier.

A big light bulb flashes in Leo's head. "I thought socializing was a waste of time. I enjoy it too much and thought I should stop. But it's making me money!"

Leo decides to boost his social statistics. He goes to more meetings, plays more golf and attends more parties. As well as boosting his Promotional Hours, he keeps a new statistic called "Number of Social Contacts." Each time he chats with an old contact or makes a new one, he counts this on his graph.

He triples his number of Promotional Hours and Social Contacts. Within a month, his café income increases by 25%. By the end of the year, his income reaches his pay goal of $15,000 per month. Leo is having fun and making the money he needs.

Your Personal Career Success

L. Ron Hubbard's management technology applies to your personal success just as effectively as it does to a business.

Which statistic (that is under your control) increases your pay? Which statistic, if you doubled it, would mean more money for you?

For example, if you sell real estate, you might find that if you double your number of sales calls, your income increases by 75% or more!

For example, as a photographer, you set up statistics and discover that for every 50 pictures you submit you eventually earn $1000. So you take command of your income and submit 250 pictures each month and thus make $5000 per month.

One fellow found he exceeded his sales quotas at his job if he exercised before going to work. One hour each morning, five days per week equals five hours of exercise. Increasing his exercise hours to five per week caused a 15% pay increase.

Many writers write their first great book while commuting to their normal jobs. The number of hours writing directly relates to the number of books an author publishes.

You can create a graph for activities that result in raises, bonuses and promotions at your company. It might be extra overtime hours, time spent helping new employees, golf games with potential clients, volunteer assignments, deadline accomplishments and so on. Every valuable activity can be represented by a number.

Once you discover the activities that increase your pay, and mark them on a graph, you can force them to increase. You are in control of your pay.


1. Create statistical graphs for all possible activities that might boost your income.

2. Find the statistic or statistics, which sooner or later, boost your income.

3. Push those statistics to new levels and you command your income.

Provided by as a public service to introduce the technology of L. Ron Hubbard to you. 


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TipsForSuccess: Can You Be Wrong?


Are You Strong Enough to Be Wrong?

Most people find it hard to say, "I am wrong."

Can you say it? When faced with facts that show you are mistaken, can you admit you are wrong and change your position?

If you cannot admit you are wrong, you ruin your life. Examples:

"He won't admit I'm right so I'm never speaking to him again."

"There is nothing you can say or do to convince me there is anything wrong with eating Big Macs and fries every day."

"I stopped being a lawyer as a protest because a judge was completely wrong."

When leaders refuse to admit when they are wrong, we get waste, destruction and death.

For example, for hundreds of years, churches, houses and barns were burned to the ground after being hit by lightning. Everyone agreed it was God's will and only sinners' homes were set on fire. When a good person's house was burned down, it was the Devil's work.

In 1752, Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod. The surge of electricity from lightning would hit the metal rod on the roof of the building and go down a wire into the ground. The electricity would not burn the building.

Yet despite proof, religious leaders would not admit they were wrong and instead, accused Franklin of interfering with God's work. It took 20 years (30 in Germany) and thousands of destroyed churches before a new generation of church leaders would install lightning rods on their churches.

Everyone wants to be right. For many people, nothing is worse than being wrong. They maintain their "rightness" despite all reasons they are mistaken. "Until my dying day, I will never admit I am wrong about this!"

However, admitting you are wrong, when you are wrong, is an essential step to your success.

"Truth is built by those who have the breadth and balance to see also where they're wrong." -- L. Ron Hubbard (Breadth = tolerance; broad mindedness) (Balance = mental stability; sanity)

Can you be wrong? Can you handle the truth?

Five Tips for Your Success

1. To succeed, face the fact that you are sometimes wrong. Get rid of any ideas that you must always be right about everything.

2. Show you are more interested in being correct than "right." Be proud when you discover you are wrong. You are learning from experience and expanding your knowledge.

3. When you make a mistake or are wrong about something, be the first to admit it. Do it quickly and take a new, more accurate position. You are no longer wrong after you change your mind about an incorrect idea.

4. If people try to correct you, do not assume they are trying to make you wrong. Instead, assume they are trying to help you. If their intentions seem genuine, accept their help.

5. Replace your purpose of being right with more constructive purposes: helping people, increasing your knowledge, improving your job skills, earning more money, creating a valuable company and so on.

You succeed when you are willing to be wrong. You can then find the truth and be correct.

Give it a try. Be wrong about something today!

Provided by as a public service to introduce the technology of L. Ron Hubbard to you. 


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TipsForSuccess: The First Step to Gaining Respect


The First Step to Gaining Respect

A bad personal impression gives a message that is not always accurate. For example, bad breath gives the impression that you are dirty. Poor eye contact gives an impression that you are not interested. Crooked teeth give the impression that you are stupid.

"Cleanliness and neatness are the primary building blocks to respect in most societies." -- L. Ron Hubbard

To Succeed, You Need Respect

Personal impressions are important in this society. A bad impression can hurt your chances of success. People may dislike being around you. You make them uncomfortable. They distrust you somehow.

A good personal impression makes your job easier. It opens the door to good relationships. It gives you a chance to show your skills and value.

Job applicants with a good personal image have a significant advantage over those with a poor image. Sales people often win or lose because of their image. Getting a date or finding a spouse depends a great deal on your image.

To succeed in business, financial or public relations activities, you must establish as much respect as possible. You have no excuse for not being clean and neat.

A good personal image helps make people listen to you, believe in you and like being with you. It shows you are a professional.

Everyone can improve their personal image. It's an easy, but important step on your road to success.

25 Ways to Improve Your Image

1. Do not smell. Use an effective unscented deodorant. Avoid perfume and cologne.

2. Ensure your clothing fits well, is clean and not stained. Dress professionally; slightly better than those around you. Wear nothing extraordinary: psychedelic ties, hats, flashy jewelry and so on.

3. As a female, avoid heavy cosmetics or inappropriate clothing. As a male, keep your hair short and trimmed; same with facial hair.

4. Ensure your fingernails are clean, smooth and well shaped.

5. Pluck hair that sticks out of your ears or nose, between eyebrows, out of moles or other odd places.

6. Look healthy: no red eyes, sniffles or coughing.

7. Brush your teeth frequently. Ensure you have clean-smelling breath.

8. Keep your hair clean and natural-looking.

9. Unless your boss or clients display their own body art, keep your tattoos and piercings covered up.

10. Stand when first meeting someone, no matter who they are.

11. Walk with good posture; stand tall, lift your chin.

12. Sit straight.

13. Make good eye contact while listening and talking.

14. Automatically smile at everyone you see.

15. Shake hands or pat the shoulder of each person you meet or greet.

16. Use a dry, warm hand for handshaking.

17. Allow a comfortable amount of space between you and others.

18. Laugh easily; it makes people relax and makes your face glow.

19. Watch your humor. Avoid jokes about race, disability, sex and so on. Tell jokes about yourself or share funny stories that anyone would enjoy.

20. Appear relaxed, yet energized.

21. Use good manners. Say "please," "thank you," and "excuse me" at all times to everyone regardless of whom you think they are.

22. Use good language. Bad/good examples: "c'mere/come here," "ain't/isn't," "yeah/yes," "nah/no."

23. Acknowledge everyone, ignore no one.

24. Say "goodbye" to everyone as you or they leave.

25. Be proud.

"Pride is the primary reason for good appearance." -- L. Ron Hubbard

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