How to Ask for the Help You Need

Written by Jim M. Allen

1. Remember, if you don't makerepparttar request, it will NEVER happen.

Wayne Gretzky once said, "One hundred percent ofrepparttar 131332 shots I don't make don't go in." Likewise,repparttar 131333 unasked question is never answered.

2. Don't beat aroundrepparttar 131334 bush.

Just ask!

3. If it's an extraordinary request, say so.

BIG requests are oftenrepparttar 131335 best requests. Be 100% upfront and honest about what you want and what's involved.

4. Ifrepparttar 131336 request is work that YOU normally (or should) do, explain why you can't. You don't need to provide tons of detail, but again, be honest withrepparttar 131337 person you're makingrepparttar 131338 request of (and with yourself).

5. Don't assume you know whatrepparttar 131339 answer will be. Maybe they'll say "No." Of course, they might say "Yes."

6. Recognize thatrepparttar 131340 person *can* say "No." You may not like it, but it will happen from time to time. Accept it and move on.

The Ten Misconceptions of Success

Written by Jim M. Allen

Is it time for you to change your attitude about success? Maybe...

I've found in much of my work with people on creating a better, more positive attitude towards life that many of us have a misunderstanding about success and what makes us successful.

Here arerepparttar ten most common misconceptions people have about success and some thoughts about those misconceptions.

1. Some people can't be successful because of their background, education, etc.

Anybody can be successful. It's a matter of wanting to, then doing what it takes to achieve it.

2. Successful people don't make mistakes.

Successful people make mistakes just like we all do. They just don't repeat them.

3. You've got to work 60 (70, 80, 90...) hours a week to be successful.

It's not a matter of doing A LOT of something. It's more about doingrepparttar 131330 right thing.

4. You'll only be a success if you play byrepparttar 131331 rules.

Who makes uprepparttar 131332 rules anyway? Each situation is different. Sometimes followingrepparttar 131333 rules is needed, other times making up your own rules is what's required.

5. If you have help alongrepparttar 131334 way, it's not success.

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