Who Says Knowledge Is Power?

Written by Steve Gillman

Whoever first said that knowledge is power was probably selling encyclopedias. Knowledge is a tool, like money and influence. Tools are only powerful if they are used effectively. How, then, do you make a headful of knowledge into a powerful tool?

1. By seeing clearly what can be done.

2. By seeing clearly your own limitations.

3. By acting on what you know.

Wise Action, Not Knowledge, Is Power

Investors often learn so much that they think they can consistently predictrepparttar course ofrepparttar 146051 stock market. In reality, there are probably fewer than ten old investors that have never lost money. Wise investors know thatrepparttar 146052 best they can do is getrepparttar 146053 odds in their favor, so they'll have more wins than losses. You have to seerepparttar 146054 limitations of knowledge.

I can read about how to sing, and even get advice from a voice coach, but I can't sing well. I'm not saying that I could never sing well, only that right now I cannot. If I'm not willing to do what is necessary, then I would be wise to look for a non-singing way to make money. You have to see our own limitations.

Do You Trust Your Mentor(s)?

Written by by Rasheed Ali

"It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust." - Samuel Johnson

I was on a tele-seminar recently with International Health Coach Jeremy Likness and he asked a very interesting question about Trust.

We were talking about individuals finding mentors and trusting their mentors enough to pay for their services or to teach them what they wanted (need) to know.

The question caught me off guard becauserepparttar truth ofrepparttar 146050 matter was I hadn't really given sufficient thought to what TRUST really was inrepparttar 146051 world of self improvement, personal development and finding mentors because I just trust people. Well, until they prove otherwise...

First of all a mentor is...

menĚtor - A wise and trusted counselor or teacher.

Second of all trust is...

trust - Firm reliance onrepparttar 146052 integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing.

With that cleared up...

After I got offrepparttar 146053 call I realized that I should have explained that every time I met a person that did not trust me, it was THEY and not me who were not trust worthy!

Now before you go and say, "Well that's a generalization Rasheed!" Let me explain this:

People who give trust, CAN be trusted. People who do not trust others are NOT trust worthy. It's that simple and I don't need some Forrester Research or Harvard to tell me that!

Think aboutrepparttar 146054 last time someone didn't trust you... Did they prove to be worthy of trust? I highly doubt it.

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