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Archive for December, 2015

Attitude is Everything

Today’s blog you’ll find a few quotes from Vicki Hitzges book “Attitude is Everything- 10 Rules for Staying Positive” Check out a few of her rules for staying positive


  • Wait to Worry- Only eight % of what we worry about ever comes true!

“How simple it is to see that all the worry in the world cannot control the future. How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now. And that there will never be a time when it is not now.” – Gerald Jampolsky, Physician


  • Keep an Attitude of Gratitude- Make a list of the things your grateful of or for in your life.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.


  • Volunteer- Do good for others, and you’ll be surprised at how helping them will help you.

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”- Booker T. Washington


  • Surround yourself with Positive People- Find People who aim high, think positively, genuinely care about you and make you laugh and do the same for them.

“A lot of people have gone farther than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” – Zig Ziglar, Motivational Guru


Is your attitude worth catching???

The Art of Persuasion

Greetings Fellow Followers!

It’s no secret that persuasion is a useful tool in the business world, and in everyday life. But actually learning how to persuade is like learning a second language if it’s not your natural forte.

Below you’ll find a few quick basics tips from Forbes Magazine on ways of becoming more persuasive. Because let’s face it, who doesn’t need some handy ways to help you get your coworker to stop leaving their day old tuna sandwiches in the office fridge, or suggestions on how to get your significant other to help you make dinner tomorrow night.


 Persuasion is not Manipulation Manipulation is coercion through force to get someone to do something that is not in their own interest.  Persuasion is the art of getting people to do things that are in their own best interest that also benefit you.

 Persuade the Persuadable – Everyone can be persuaded, given the right timing and context, but not necessarily in the short term.  Political campaigns focus their time and money on a small set of swing voters who decide elections.  The first step of persuasion is always to identify those people that at a given time are persuadable to your point of view and focus your energy and attention on them.

You have to be Interested to be Persuaded  – You can never persuade somebody who’s not interested in what you’re saying.  We are all most interested in ourselves, and spend most of our time thinking about money, love or health.  The first art of persuasion is learning how to consistently talk to people about them; if you do that then you’ll always have their captive attention.

Reciprocity Compels When I do something for you, you feel compelled to do something for me.  It is part of our evolutionary DNA to help each other out to survive as a species.  By providing small gestures of consideration to others, you can ask for more back in return which others will happily provide.