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TipsForSuccess: How to Motivate Yourself

 

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How to Motivate Yourself

As you know, you cause some things and you are the effect of other things. You could say that when you are causing things, you are CAUSE. When someone else causes an effect on you, you could say that you are EFFECT.

Thousands of people buy motivation tapes because they want the tapes to make them be EFFECT. They want the speaker on the tape to fire them up and get them going. They believe the tape gives them energy.

Other people believe drugs will motivate them. They want to swallow a pill and then be energized. They want to be EFFECT of the drug.

Employees who sit around waiting for the boss to motivate them are also EFFECT. Bosses hate the burden of having to motivate everyone. These lazy employees prefer to be EFFECT of the boss and wait for him or her to make them work.

The truth is, everyone can be the source of their own motivation! They can be at CAUSE.

"Motivation is in the future. It's 'What do I want?' 'What do we want?' That's cause. And if it's interesting, it sort of pulls us forward to it." -- L. Ron Hubbard

For example, you may have heard the story about three men who were building a stone church. When asked what they were doing, the first man said he was breaking stones, the second said he was making a living and the third said he was building a cathedral.

Which of the men do you think had the most motivation?

What is the in the future for your activities? What do you want in your future?

If you're not sure, you won't be motivated. If you're afraid you'll get something other than what you want, you won't be motivated. If you have little hope you'll make it, you won't be motivated.

If you doubt your ability to get what you want, you won't be motivated. If you have nothing you want in the future, you will not be motivated. If your future is not very interesting to you, you will not be motivated.

On the other hand, if you spell out exactly what you want, you are CAUSE. If it's interesting, you are motivated!

Of course, you need to have hope that you will make it as well as confidence that you can make it happen. But the first step is to decide what you want.

For example, Jill wakes up and thinks, "I'm going to run my own very successful company some day!" She jumps out of bed and races off to work. Chris wakes up and thinks, "I'm going to be late if I don't get out of bed." He can barely pull his covers off.

Recommendations


1. Stop expecting anything or anyone to motivate you. No longer think, "I'll really get excited after someone gives me a . . ." "I won't work hard until . . ." "My life will change for the better when someone else . . ."

Instead, take responsibility for being CAUSE and for motivating yourself. "I'm the one who will get me excited. I'll work hard to reach my goals. I'm changing my life for the better."

2. Write down everything you want in the future. What do you want today? This week? This year? This lifetime? Keep writing down what you want until you start to feel motivated.

3. Look for things you want that are also interesting to you.

For example, "Pay off my debts" may not be as interesting or as motivational as "Become a debt-free millionaire!" 

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TipsForSuccess: How to Become a Leader

 

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How to Become a Leader

Terry and Joe are mechanics at Dan's Auto Repair Shop. Both fellows want to get ahead in life, but they operate in different ways..

For example, when Joe makes a mistake, he swears and smacks his tool on the ground. When Terry makes a mistake, he slows down, adjusts the tool and carefully does the work again. He increases his control of the tool.

At 5:00 each night, Joe puts down his tools and walks out the door to get a beer. Terry wipes off his tools, cleans up his area and helps Dan close up.  He increases his responsibility.

During the weekends, Joe watches football while Terry reads auto repair magazines and shop manuals. Terry increases his knowledge.

Joe gets frustrated when he can't pay his bills, can't get along with his wife and can't get ahead at his job. He complains about his losses and failures to his buddies at the bar every night.

Terry also gets frustrated, but he ignores the losses and rarely talks about them. Instead, he makes his wins firm by sharing them with his family and friends and looks for new ways to succeed.

So when Dan, the owner of the shop, decides to promote someone to the manager position, who does he choose?

Becoming the leader of a project, group or business is very thrilling. You get to make the decisions, help more people, earn more pay and have more fun. Anyone can become a leader by doing the following.

"THE K-R-C TRIANGLE"

"The points are K for KNOWLEDGE, R for RESPONSIBILITY and C for CONTROL."

"It is difficult to be responsible for something or control something unless you have KNOWLEDGE of it."

"It is folly to try to control something or even know something without RESPONSIBILITY."

"It is hard to fully know something or be responsible for something over which you have no CONTROL, otherwise the result can be an overwhelm."

"Little by little one can make anything go right by

"INCREASING KNOWLEDGE . . . ,"

"INCREASING RESPONSIBILITY . . . ,"

"INCREASING CONTROL . . . ."

"If one sorts out any situation one finds oneself in on this basis, he will generally succeed."

"By inching up each corner of the KRC triangle bit by bit, ignoring the losses and making the wins firm, a being at length discovers his power and command of life." -- L. Ron Hubbard

Who are the most successful people you personally know? How much knowledge, responsibility and control do they have in their fields?

How often do they increase their knowledge? Their responsibility? Their control?

Do they talk about their failures or their successes?

To become a leader and achieve success, just remember these five things: increase knowledge, increase responsibility, increase control, ignore losses and solidify wins.

Recommendations


Raise your KRC for the activity faster and more thoroughly than anyone else and you will become the leader.

1. Decide on the group or project that you want to lead. If you are not yet a part of that activity, take a small position in that group or project.

2. Increase your knowledge: Learn more about the activity than anyone. Do more research than anyone. Figure out more innovative solutions than anyone.

3. Increase your responsibility: Be a great supporter to the current leader. Volunteer to do extra work and take on extra duties with no pay. Be as responsible as you can for the success of the project or group.

4. Control: Invest more time and interest in the activity than anyone else. Take control of every aspect of the project or group, when the opportunity presents itself.

5. Losses: Do not dwell on any failures, regrets or mistakes you encounter. Fix them, when possible, but otherwise, ignore them.

6. Wins: Focus on your successes each day. Write them down, think about them and talk about them. Make them a permanent part of your life.

7. Because you have the most knowledge and responsibility for the success of the project, an opportunity to take control of the project or group will eventually appear. When this happens, do not hesitate. Take the reins!

 

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TipsForSuccess: Paradise on Earth

 

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Paradise on Earth

What do you postulate?

Postulate: to assume, assert or decide something is true; a prediction. For example, if you are sure you will exercise today, you postulate that you will exercise today. If you expect someone will succeed, you are postulating their success.

What do you postulate for others?

Think of someone at your work. What do you hope or postulate for him or her? Do you hope he or she will succeed? Fail? Stay out of your way? Do worse than you?

When people upset you, what do you postulate for them? For example, while driving down the road a car cuts in front of you, scares you and makes you slam on your brakes. What do you postulate? Do you hope the driver has a rotten day? That the driver gets a speeding ticket?

When you look at strangers in a store, what do you think of them? What do you postulate? For example, when you see an overweight person, do you think, "What a lazy slob. I expect he will never be successful." Or do you think, "I hope he does well in life."

If you see a teenager covered with tattoos, what do you think? "She coordinates her tattoo colors with her shoes very nicely. She'll go far." Or maybe you think, "What a loser! She'll end up in jail."

What you may not know is that the postulates you have for others affect you.

In an article from November 26, 1954, L. Ron Hubbard wrote,

"Sit down at a public place where many people are passing by and simply postulate into them, above them, around them, perfection -- no matter what you see. Do this person after person as they walk by you or around you, doing it quietly and to yourself."

"This is simply a demonstration of a fact that he who lives believing wrong of all his fellow men lives, himself, in hell.

"The only difference between paradise on Earth and hell on Earth is whether or not you believe your fellow man worthy of receiving your friendship and devotion." -- L. Ron Hubbard

Does life seem like paradise to you, like hell to you, or a little of both? You actually control this feeling!

You can prove this to yourself by creating a little paradise for yourself, right now.

Take some time to postulate perfection for others. Decide they are wonderful and perfect. Look at them and expect they will succeed.

Try it with the people you know as well. Make a decision that your family members will all be happy and healthy. Postulate perfection into your friends and coworkers. Just decide their future will be wonderful.

You are now a better person. The people around you now have a better friend.

How do you feel?

  

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TipsForSuccess: What Executives Fear

 

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What Executives Fear

The one thing that scares more business owners, executives and managers than anything else: delegating power to employees who might fail.

Only courageous leaders are able to pass down authority, decision-making power and responsibility to those below them. They do this despite the incompetence, inability and inexperience of their people.

History is filled with leaders who could not lead. L. Ron Hubbard uses a South American leader, Simon Bolivar, as an example of how extraordinary people can fail as executives.

Simon Bolivar successfully won the South American revolutionary war against Spain during the 1800's. After the war he was the richest, most powerful man in South America, but only for a brief period. Because of his mistakes, he was soon kicked out of his country and eventually, died broke.

Bolivar made the same huge mistake most failed executives make. He could not delegate power. It cost him everything.

"Brave beyond any general in history on the battlefield, the Andes or in torrential rivers, he [Simon Bolivar] did not really have the bravery needed to trust inferior minds and stand by their often shocking blunders. He feared their blunders. So he did not dare unleash his many willing hounds.

"He could lead men, make men feel wonderful, make men fight and lay down their lives after hardships no army elsewhere in the world had ever faced before or since. But he could not use men even when they were begging to be used."

"If you have power, use it or delegate it or you sure won't have it long." -- L. Ron Hubbard

After winning the revolution against Spain, Bolivar took over and tried to do everything himself. He felt he had to be in charge of everything and make all the decisions.

For example, after the war, some of the richest gold, silver and copper mines in the world were abandoned by the Spanish owners. Bolivar did not allow anyone to take over these mines, even though his officers and troops were sitting around with nothing to do.

He did not assign anyone to take over the justice system, the education system, the roads or the cities. He was afraid that new powerful leaders would hurt the country.

The same thing happens in governments, businesses and groups today.

For example, John has ten smart employees, but he makes all the decisions and does all the important work himself. His staff watch him work very hard. They are not allowed to make decisions, so they wait for John to tell them what to do. His company does not grow and John starts to burn out.

Finally, he gets enough courage to give some authority to his best employee, Jill. "You are now in charge of the all of the work schedules. Sort out the shifts and vacations."

Jill is happy to take over and posts a new schedule . . . but John gets scared. He worries she will upset the other secretaries. He feels anxiety about her new schedule.

If John is a stupid executive, he will change the schedule. If John is a smart executive, he will leave the schedule alone.

John succeeds as an executive when he delegates entire jobs and lets his people get on with it. He gives staff members room to make mistakes, fix their mistakes and learn from their mistakes. He supports them and leaves them alone.

Recommendations for Business Owners, Executives, Managers and Bosses


1. Make a list of every job you are currently doing yourself.

2. Rate each job according to difficulty. For example, put a 1 by the easiest jobs and a 5 by the hardest jobs. Rate every job from 1-5.

3. Decide who can take over which jobs. Put their name next to the job you will be delegating. You will delegate the easiest jobs first. If you do not currently have a person to take over some of your jobs, use "future" names, such as "Future Marketing Director" or "Future Executive Director."

4. Delegate each job as fast as possible. Train them, apprentice them and help them succeed. As soon as they know what they are doing and are getting results, leave them alone.

5. With your free time, focus on the big picture; new goals, new territory, new operations and greater success for you and your organization.

Ten Benefits of Delegating Power


1. You can spend more time working on the things you do best.
2. You help others become more competent.
3. You can focus on increasing the productivity and income for your group.
4. People like to work for you as you give them new challenges and new opportunities.
5. You get more done with less effort.
6. Everyone in your group shows more responsibility.
7. Your income goes up.
8 The members of your group earn more pay.
9. Your group grows and expands.
10. You reach your goals and your group's goals in less time.

If You are Not Yet An Executive . . .

. . . you will be one, if you do the following:


1. Look for opportunities to take on more responsibility. Grab every bit you can. Do not worry about extra pay at this point.

2. When you get a duty assigned to you, get the entire duty assigned. "So if I take on this job, can I make all the related decisions? If I want to try a new approach, can I just go ahead? How should I report my progress to you?"

3. If your boss tries to take back some of the responsibility, bring it up as soon as possible. "Am I still in charge of this duty? If you want to take it back, that is fine with me, I just need to know. If you are really delegating it to me, I'll need to have full authority over it which means you won't step in without talking to me first. Is that okay?"

4. As soon as you can, start to delegate duties to people below you so you can take on even more responsibility.

5. You are now an executive! Follow the five recommendations above for executives.

  

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TipsForSuccess: Be Honest with Yourself

 

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Be Honest with Yourself

To succeed, you need to use the truth.

For example, you own an auto repair shop and give estimates to repair cars. Sometimes, you exaggerate a customer's problem so you can charge him more. This increases your income, but causes you problems. One day, a newspaper reporter asks you, "Did you actually charge Mrs. Jones $150 to replace her piston hypometer? I know a lot about cars and I've never hears of a hypometer. What's going on here?"

On the other hand, if you understate the customer's auto repair problem, you are compromising what you know to be true. You prevent your customer from making good decisions. You feel like a wimp.

You learn that the only way to behave is to look your customer in the eye, without hesitation, and tell the truth. The customer can then act accordingly. You do your job, even if you don't make as much money on that particular job, and even if the person doesn't like the truth.

When you have the courage to call the truth the truth you become a powerful force.

Integrity


Integrity means you are honest, complete and honorable. It means you hold to your personal code of conduct. You stick to what you decide is right and wrong.

When you live with integrity, you succeed. You are open and honest. Your life is uncomplicated and less stressful.

When you have good integrity you do not lie. You can look at yourself in the mirror with pride. You have nothing to hide.

Your Personal Truths


"WHAT IS TRUE FOR YOU is what you have observed yourself

"And when you lose that you have lost everything."

"What is personal integrity?

"Personal integrity is knowing what you know--

"What you know is what you know--

"And to have the courage to know and say what you have observed.

"And that is integrity

"And there is no other integrity." -- L. Ron Hubbard

No one needs to tell you what is right or wrong. You can see and decide for yourself.

For example, Chris may decide it is perfectly fine to drink wine with dinner. Pat may observe the same issue and decide it is wrong to drink wine. Both individuals made their own decisions. Both are operating with integrity.

Mellissa may decide spending money on vacations is a crime while Todd may decide skipping a vacation is a crime. Both make their own decisions about what is right and wrong.

Like most people, you have probably decided it is wrong to lie to a friend, steal from your company, cheat on your marriage, shoplift and abuse drugs.

It's probably true for you that you should work hard, be kind to your coworkers, pay your bills, tell the truth, return things you borrow and have fun in life.

You know the truth when you see it. You stick to your guns despite what anyone says. You enjoy personal pride.

10 Benefits of Living with Integrity


1. When you decide what is right or wrong for you, and act accordingly, you do not regret anything you do.

2. People follow your example and act more honestly.

3. Your powers of observation are more accurate. You can see the truth about others more easily.

4. No need to keep your stories straight as your stories are facts. Less mental work is required.

5. You handle rejection and criticism more easily. For example, you are not bothered if someone says, "Your work is horrible!" As you have no doubt that your work is good, you know the other person has the problem.

6. You have fewer personality conflicts with others, even when you are aggressive.

7. You fight injustices against you with more ferocity when you have nothing to hide.

8. When you make a mistake, it is easier to find the truth, accept responsibility and move forward.

9. You earn a reputation as a person with integrity. For example, employees brag about honest bosses. "He might be more honest about your work than you might want to hear, but he's fair and doesn't lie."

10. Your odds of being sued, fined or convicted of a crime go way down.

 

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