Spurts of Enthusiasm and Lack of Interest

By Remez Sasson “Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.” – Gordon Parks – Do you sometimes feel enthusiastic, motivated and energetic when starting something new, but after some time lose your enthusiasm and interest? This can happen when practicing a self-improvement program, studying a new subject, dieting, exercising, or doing anything else. Though you understand the importance of what you are doing, know that it will help you, still, you let laziness set in, as well as lack of motivation, lack of enthusiasm, and lack of […]

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Motivation and How to Get Motivated

By Remez Sasson How many times have you started enthusiastically a weight loss program, began a bodybuilding or aerobics training program, or started learning a foreign language, only to stop after a short while? Often, there is lack of motivation, or only a short-lived one. Motivation has become a popular term nowadays. There are motivational coaches and speakers, and motivational books and articles. What is it actually, and why do you need it? Motivation is a driving force. In order to accomplish anything, you need a driving force, otherwise nothing will happen. A wish is not strong enough to make […]

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9 Things Successful People Won’t Do

LinkedIn Influencer, Dr. Travis Bradberry, published this post originally on LinkedIn. My last post, How Successful People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve (it’s already approaching 1.5 million reads here on LinkedIn). The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as it is about what you will do. TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). So, I went back to the data to uncover the kinds […]

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Why Business Leaders Must Set a Personal Mission

Entrepreneurs are bombarded with how-to advice on crafting a great mission statement for their companies. But if I wanted to relieve the pain and suffering that so many entrepreneurs experience while building great companies, I’d make them focus on the creation of a great personal mission statement instead. And I don’t mean just creating a statement about personal objectives that are embodied in the business. That relates to the public side of entrepreneurship — what’s onstage for all to see, in front of the curtain. I mean the leader should rigorously think through what he or she is working on […]

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Small Business Essentials

In response to a recent email question regarding how to succeed in a small business venture, I began to distill what I’ve learned from over one-thousand business owners of all sizes, categories and ethnicities. They are people whose television stories I’ve presided over as executive producer of the Making It! weekly TV show. Though the end goals are consistently familiar, the pathways to a thriving enterprise are many. Here are several important things they’ve taught me and our viewers. If you are only focused on what business is trendy today and how much money you can make quickly, the end […]

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