The Art of Selfishness: It’s Not What You Think

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The Art of Selfishness Achieving a harmonious balance between your work responsibilities and your personal life requires that you become selfish. That’s right, selfish. Stop frowning and wipe that look of disbelief from your face. Let’s look at this concept in more detail by examining the word “selfish” in more detail.

Getting Started

We all know about keeping commitments to others. We show up for meetings, we attend to the needs of our co-workers, our spouse and our children . We’re always there for everyone else. But, when it comes to ourselves, sometimes the follow through is not nearly so spectacular.

For example, if you planned a meeting with someone, would you fail to show up? Of course not. Then why do you do this to yourself? You need to turn this around. You need to take care of your needs and responsibilities first. Everyone has this same responsibility to themselves. It’s time that you keep your commitments to yourself so that you have the time, energy and other resources to help others when and how you can.

Do you hate to say “no”? Don’t worry; you’ll never even need to utter that word. Thomas Leonard suggested that you start by never making promises. It’s all about developing a new way of  communicating – one that doesn’t harm the relationship between you and others, but just as important, it doesn’t harm you and the commitments that you make to yourself.

Here are some example phrases you might try with your friends, colleagues, or family members:

The Power of Self Confidence

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The Power of Self Confidence

The Power of Self Confidence

Self-confidence gives you the ability to carry out your daily tasks with energy and certainty. So many people are just wading through life with a feeling of hesitancy or shyness; the self-confident person seems to glide on the surface. With a few small achievements under your belt, they soon multiply and create a new confidence from deep within you. You blossom and open yourself up to new experiences and enjoyable activities like opening a cellar door, bringing light to the gloom and mire of the depths. You actually create your own “luck” by being the kind of person who craves adventure, calculated risk, and the promise of great rewards. You don’t gamble with your new found skills, you never risk anything unnecessary, but you now feel happier to take counsel and make decisions.

Is there any quality so attractive, so appealing, so admirable as self-confidence? Individuals with this characteristic seem to exude a sort of aura that draws others to them. They are powerful, strong, enthusiastic, decisive but often enjoyable to be around.

Self-confidence is a strange thing. The more you feel it, the more it thrives and grows. A seedling of confidence will blossom over time into a healthy plant! So the key is to start off with at least some small task that you can accomplish and feel good about. Plan a schedule of activities where you challenge yourself on an increasing level of difficulty but at your own pace. Set a concrete goal for yourself that you know you will be able to obtain. It doesn’t matter how seemingly insignificant it is—the point is simply to suffuse yourself with that feeling of achievement, so that you can experience it and start to grow it into something larger and more all-encompassing. Then do the same but dream
a little bigger this time.

Steps of Productivity

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We are all brought down in our productivity by things that keep us from working
at our full potential. It is easy to become discouraged and let things like procrastination and a lack of motivation keep us form achieving the wonderful things that we should. The good news is that it’s actually very simple to avoid these things and keep ourselves efficient, and with a little planning and the right attitude, we can become capable of achieving magnificent feats.

We start small – recognize your goals. Ask yourself what you want to accomplish, or where you want to be. Although this may seem obvious, it’s important to always know exactly what you’re striving for.

Once you have your goals written down and a rough schedule of the times you can set aside to work towards them, you need to make sure that you actually get things done. This obviously requires will and determination on your part – no self-help article is going to make it happen! What I can offer you, however, is some advice on getting the ball rolling. There is an old Chinese proverb that goes “It does not matter how slow you move, so long as you do not stop.

Ways to Fail at a Business

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Fail-at-a-Business

Everyone wants to have a viable business that offers monetary security and time to enjoy life. Looking for the “cash cow” sometimes means that a person can fail to realize the perspective on what it means to market online.

Look at the sales letter and see if there are what I call “massive statements” meaning those statements like, “Purchase this item and you will never need any other marketing tools” or “This particular item will be so easy to use that you will have $1,000’s of dollars in your bank account next day”. Exaggerated claims are the first key to knowing when you are being hyped. Only one situation will bring you success online and that is work and diligence to your business attitudes and service to customers.

You need to decide how you will accomplish this marketing chore. Will you use autoresponders, an e zine or newsletter, a blog or just how will you correspond with your website visitors to continue to convince them of your integrity and honesty? It is a concept you should work out before you start to put up a website.