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Own Your Dreams

posted by Nakkia Gray

An excerpt from Own your Dreams by John C. Maxwell. What is your dream? How will you achieve it? The first question may be difficult to answer. You may have many dreams. Yet, there must be one that stands out […]

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True and Real

posted by Nakkia Gray

An excerpt from The Dash by Linda Ellis and Mac Anderson. Knowing yourself, finding your true purpose in life, is the essence of true and real. “You have to be, before you do, to have lasting inner peace.” In other words, […]

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When you act, the universe notices…

posted by Nakkia Gray

An excerpt from The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews There are generations yet unborn whose very lives will be shifted and shaped by the moves you make and the actions you take today. And tomorrow. And the next day. And […]

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How to choose success and significance…

posted by Nakkia Gray

An excerpt from Seven Choices for Success and Significance by Dr. Nido R. Qubein What is success? Only you can define it in your own life. In my own life, I have attempted to define both Success and Significance. To […]

And Then Some…

posted by Nakkia Gray

An excerpt from Charging the Human Battery:  50 Ways to Motivate Yourself  by Mac Anderson “When we have done our best, we can wait the results in peace.” ~ John Lubbock John Lubbock was right on target when he said […]

The Dash

posted by Nakkia Gray

An excerpt from The Dash by Linda Ellis and Mac Anderson. While it still amazes me, a simple poem I wrote one afternoon forever changed my life. It all began when I faxed a copy of this poem to a […]

What is it you want?

posted by Nakkia Gray

An excerpt from The Strangest Secret:  How to live the life you desire by Earl Nightingale What is it you want? Do you want to be an outstanding salesperson? A better worker at your particular job? Do you want to […]

Secrets of the World Class

posted by Nakkia Gray

The following is from Secrets of the World Class:  Turning Mediocrity Into Greatness by Steve Siebold I have had the privilege of competing against, coaching, being coached by and observing world-class performers since I was six years old. As a […]

One Choice Can Change Your Life

posted by Nakkia Gray

An excerpt from The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews Not long ago, I finally told the story of when, at the age of twenty-three, homeless and scared, I was given guidance in a most unusual fashion by an old man named […]

The Road to Happiness

posted by Nakkia Gray

An excerpt from The Road to Happiness by Mac Anderson and BJ Gallagher When I travel on business, I like to talk to the taxi drivers who take me from the airport to my hotel, or to a convention center, […]

Projects Make Dreams Happen

posted by Nakkia Gray

The following is from Dreams are Whispers From the Soul by Marcia Wieder Big dreams get stalled, fail or even die when we put them on a to-do list. You can’t put write a book or move to a new […]

Great Service Uses Outside the Box Thinking

posted by Nakkia Gray

The following is from The Simple Truths of Service by Ken Blanchard & Barbara Glanz One way to get customers to brag about you is to begin thinking outside the box. That’s exactly what the owner of this appliance repair […]

Lessons in Purpose and Leadership From the Civil War

posted by Evan Derrick

The following is an excerpt from “The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters” by Andy Andrews He was a thirty-four year old schoolteacher, but on the hot, humid day of July 2, 1863, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was in the fight […]

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Achieve Any Goal
From Achieve Any Goal by Brian Tracy. It’s Not Where You Start—It’s How You Finish When I was eighteen, I left high school without graduating. My first job was as a dishwasher in the back of a small hotel. From there, I moved on to washing cars and then wash­ing floors with a janitoria

posted 6:00:33am Jun. 21, 2012 | read full post »

Strength, inspiration and motivation!
From Finish Strong Motivational Quotes by Dan Green.  Regardless of what came before, or what is yet to come, what's important at this moment in time is how you choose to respond to the event. Will you fight? Or will you lie down? To fortify yourself, here are just a few Finish Strong Motivation

posted 6:00:01am Jun. 20, 2012 | read full post »

An Empty Pickle Jar
From Stress is a Choice by David Zerfoss.  A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty pickle jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. T

posted 6:00:08am Jun. 19, 2012 | read full post »

Preparing Your Dream
From Own Your Dreams by John C. Maxwell.  If you are unsure of what your dream might be—either because you are afraid to dream or because you somehow lost your dream along the way—then start preparing yourself to receive your dream by doing five things to put yourself in the best possible posit

posted 6:00:51am Jun. 11, 2012 | read full post »

The How of Wow!
The following is an excerpt from The How of Wow! by John Murphy. The truth is world class service organizations know and apply certain practices that most companies do not. This is what differentiates them from the pack. This is what keeps them moving forward on the leading edge of innovation and c

posted 6:00:00am Apr. 16, 2012 | read full post »

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