One Step At a Time

Written by Dennis Eppestine

Earlier this week, I was putting together some bookcases. You know those kind that come in a thin box with a picture on front of how great it will look when it's finished.

In big letters onrepparttar front it said, "Quick and Easy Assembly." This was a lie. An outright lie. But after I got over being lied to, I settled down to buildrepparttar 101986 bookcases. Of course with 3 children inrepparttar 101987 house, I had some help. And late intorepparttar 101988 project, when I asked, "What'srepparttar 101989 next step?", they told me, and of course - they skipped a step.

They didn't mean to (they never do, do they?). They were just in such a hurry that they turned two pages instead of one. Well, we fixedrepparttar 101990 problem, andrepparttar 101991 bookcases look great byrepparttar 101992 way, but it ended up taking even longer than it was going to (there was nothing "quick and easy" about it!).

Well, of course this got me to thinking. By trying to skip steps and hurry, we ended up taking even longer. And since I relate everything torepparttar 101993 Internet (do you do that, too?), it just reinforced for me my deeply held belief that you CANNOT GET RICH OVERNIGHT!

Focus on Your Achievements

Written by Wendy Hearn

Do you often think about what you still have to do each day? Does this feel overwhelming? Does there always seem so much to do that you don't feel as if you're achieving enough?

I've found that when I start coaching people, either in business or personally, many of them focus on what still needs to be done. They seem to forget or discard all that they have achieved. When you get torepparttar end of your day are you still thinking about what you haven't done? Perhaps there are some days when you accomplish a lot and you feel as if you've achieved something - that's a great feeling isn't it?

How do you feel aboutrepparttar 101985 other days when you believe you haven't done enough? When we focus on what we haven't completed we're highlighting our weaknesses. Focusing on our strengths is a much more positive approach. In what ways can you focus on your strengths?

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