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Do It YOURSELF: 8 Things You Can Do To Get A Business Breakthrough

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Every New Year’s Resolution is not the same yet everyone wants to make a change. What can you do when nobody is there for you and you’re all by YOURSLEF? Through the word YOURSELF I give you 8 things every Do It Yourselfer can do to get a breakthrough. Y is for Yearn. People will come in and out of your life and tell you what you could and should do. What are you passionate about and can you use this energy to better your life? It feels good when you can take something you love to do and leverage … Read more »

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Stop Trying To Turn Your Nothing Into Something And Turn Your Knowthing Into SSSUMthing

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Have you ever heard someone say they have to turn nothing into something? The reality is that some people feel that they have nothing going on in their lives. My goal is to inspire at least one person to see the greatness that is already on the inside so they can see what they can be on the outside. What you know can make you dough. Pick a brand and take a stand. What you know should give your life a flow and not put you in debt where you owe. There is definitely SSSUMthing special about your life. Let … Read more »

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Purpose To Prosperity: The 3 Questions That Create All the Answers

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Who are you? What are  you? Where are you? The answers to these questions can pave the way for you to find your calling or purpose. Once you find out who, what and where you are your purpose can lead you to prosperity. Who am I? I learned early in life that I would be successful. It would not be easy but at the end of the day I would be standing on top. Who we are in the beginning is defined by who came before us. This can lead to a negative or positive beginning but does not have to … Read more »

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7 UP: The Blueprint for Getting Up When You’re Down

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Have you ever had a trial or tribulation? If not then the rest of this article is not for you. I wrote this article for the ones that have been through something. The next time you fall down, you don’t have to stay down. I use the number 7 because it means completion. Your life will never be complete if you never know what you are made of. Every journey has a path that leaves a trail for the next pioneer. Below you will see 7 ways to get up so you never have to stay down. Make a copy … Read more »

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Let’s Dance: 6 Life Lessons Learned From the Dance Floor

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I admit that I’m a great dancer. My only goal when I’m out having fun is to dance the night away. It sounds easy but not everyone wants to dance to every song like I do. I started thinking about how my footwork teaches me success with each little step I take. The notes I took give you 6 lessons that can change your every move.   Lesson 1 (Courage) I went to ask a young lady to dance at the first party I went to. I felt in my heart that she wanted to dance because I saw her moving … Read more »

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Thin Line Between LOVE and Great

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Are you happy with where you are in life? If not find something that you love to do and become great at it. You are not that far away from where you want to be. The assets are greener on the other side. I love what I do each and everyday. I write and speak to encourage others to be the best that they can be. If you are sick and tired then get inspired. In order to motivate you to greatness I will use the word LOVE so that you will Learn, Overcome, Visualize and Exercise your greatness. The … Read more »

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M.E.A.T. Your Expectations

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Whatever dream you prepare for, begin to expect that it can come true. Most people reject it before they expect it. Last year I started working on my health and my eating habits improved. I lost weight and my cholesterol levels went down. I knew I had made great strides but I still wanted to take my life to another level. My motivational mentor James Amps favorite quote is “If you want something that you never had you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.” This quote from James Amps has always stayed with me. At the end of 2006 … Read more »

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Dancing With The STAR In You

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Are you at home wanting to be a reality star? Do you have the talent and the will to sacrifice so dreams can come true? Will your name be called one day so that stars will want to dance with you? If you looked in the mirror would you even dance with yourself? Answer the questions. The answers will give you a sense of where you are and how your life can shine. Here is a four step process so that you can find the STAR in you. Step 1 is for Seek. The Bible says seek and ye shall … Read more »

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Back Of the Car SALES

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When I first started speaking people would ask, “Did you have any back of the room sales?” My answer was always no but I do have Back  Of the Car SALES. There was no better feeling in the world than to load up books in my car and have people stop me in the store or in traffic and ask me to pull over so they could buy a copy of my book. Through my SALES experiences I share 5 things every author can do whether their books are in the back of the room or in the back of … Read more »

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Get It DONE: Turn Deadlines Into Headlines

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I write this to share my story. If I can make headlines you can make headlines. In 2008 I was looking for ways to cost effectively market myself in the media. Two things were true in that I had no budget and I didn’t know how to do PR to get my name in the news. I did research just like I do today to find PR newsletters that provide free media leads. Below is a list that I highly recommend. if you sign up and use these resources wisely you will not only Get It DONE, but you will … Read more »

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