Work for Life

It has been accurately stated that work gives us more than a living – it provides us a life. Unfortunately, a lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job! When asked how many people worked for him, one employer responded, “About half of them.” Unfortunately, there’s truth to those two little quips.


"Motivation is the spark that lights the fire of knowledge and fuels the engine of accomplishment. It maximizes and maintains MOMENTUM." - Zig Ziglar

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Motivation Maximizes and Maintains Momentum.

Without momentum, good companies (and people) struggle and don't do as well as they should.

Show #448: A prospect for what you sell

Your product, service, message and mission need a constant flow of the right people, “viable prospects,” getting exposure. Zig gives us a professional class on the topic, then we break down the high points. If you think you aren’t in sales…you’re listening to the wrong podcast.

Getting things done

How do you get things done?

When are you most productive?

What things are you getting done?

If we want to move the needle in our life, we need to get the right things done, at the right time, in the right way.

Here is what it looks like for me.

Smooth, Not Fast

Several years ago I was having a conversation with a good friend of mine, Don Sherman.

At that time, Don was in the FBI and he was on the SWAT team. I was asking him questions about what it was like. I made the comment: "I bet you guys spend a lot of time training to go fast.

If you do what you need to do when you need to do it

"If you do what you need to do when you need to do it, then the day will come when you can do what you want to do when you want to do it." -Zig Ziglar

Last week I had an incredible opportunity to lead a Goal Setting and Achievement Workshop for the members of Lifestyles Unlimited, which provides education and mentoring for real estate investors.

“Dream” Coffee

An idea for you. Once a week, set aside 15 minutes of quiet time.

Fifteen minutes to have your "Dream" coffee. Or tea. Or water. In fact, what you drink doesn't matter. Your dreams matter.

Start by being grateful for what you have.

Do Something Nice Today

"You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."
- John Wooden

America is getting older. Social Security faces a crisis. Many people are wondering what they can do when their work life ends.

Don’t do these two things

Here are two things you want to avoid at all costs:

#1 Not having a clearly-defined goal.

"If you aim at nothing you will hit it every time." - Zig Ziglar

#2 Having the wrong goal.

"The only thing worse than setting a goal and not achieving it is setting the wrong goal AND achieving it.


Suppose, by a twist of fate, you inherited the most promising race horse in the world and it was the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. The value of this horse will go up 100 times if it wins the race. How would you treat the horse the night before the race?