Change the way you think. Create magic in your life!Hello,
The last few months have been a whirlwind of travel, shows and speeches. Now that summer is here, things slow down a bit, so you should get the next few newsletters on time!
You may have received a separate email on the following TWO BIG NEWS items, but in case you missed it, here they are again.
I’ve joined forces with business gurus and best-selling authors Stephen Covey (“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”) and Ken Blanchard, (“The One Minute Manager”) to create a new book called “Blueprint for Success – Proven Strategies for Success and Survival.”
My portion will deal with how a person’s thoughts affect his or her overall success in business and in life. Set to be released in the summer of 2008 and available at bookstores nationwide, subscribers to this newsletter will get a pre-release discount and will be able to receive the book, before it hits the bookstores. (Yes, I will sign your book, as well!) I’ll keep you posted.
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SECOND BIG NEWS:
Bobgarneraudio.com is now up and running. Here you will find audio clips that you can easily download to an Ipod or MP3 player or even listen to on your computer. There are two sections. One deals with motivation and inspirational ideas and strategies, the other deals with spiritual concepts.
It will soon be on Itunes, but you can listen now. Just go to http://www.bobgarneraudio.com .
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MOVING UP THE LADDER OF SUCCESS - CHURCHILL STYLE
When Winston Churchill was climbing his ladder of success, his overall goals were to make his government successful and to win reelection. With regard to his government, Churchill stated it should “concentrate on one or two things which would be landmarks in the history of this Parliament.” With regard to his own desires, Churchill said that he did not want to become “the passive matrix upon which others imposed their plans.” In other words, Churchill did not allow others to dictate his level of success – he defined his job and did not allow his job – or others - to define him.
WHAT CHURCHILL DID TO SUCCEED
To accomplish his goals, Churchill made sure that his department was not run in a “business as usual” style. When he took a new position, he would find out as much as possible about the job – asking questions of everyone, doing research, etc. He would choose one or two things that would not only help his department, but also capture the attention of those above him - as well as the press and the voters - and would push for the completion of those items with bulldog perseverance.
HE BECAME A “DOER”
Even though he had many up-hill battles to fight, Churchill knew that by accomplishing these tasks, he would be perceived as a “doer” (a person who gets things done). As in business, the people who are promoted, who win the awards, who become successful are the ones who get things done. They go beyond a title and define their job. They draw attention to themselves, by making their department more successful.
HOW YOU CAN SUCCEED
To succeed, you must change your thinking and become a “doer.” Pick one or two things that you feel would help your department grow and help your boss, as well as his or her boss do their jobs more effectively. Quietly begin working on these two objectives. You may come up against a wall of negativity, but don’t allow this to dissuade you. Just keep working at your objectives, without (obviously) causing any unneeded interruption to others or risking your job. If what you have chosen to do is truly beneficial to your department and your superiors, eventually, your ideas will be implemented.
RESULTS – PROMOTIONS, MORE MONEY AND MORE
Like Churchill, by doing this you will be noticed. Your chances for promotion, as well as other benefits greatly increase. By striving and eventually achieving your objectives, you will - to paraphrase Churchill - “lift yourself above the muck of current affairs and stand out among your peers,” all of which helps you move up the ladder of success.
"Life has no rehearsals, only performances." - Anonymous
"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles." - Buddha
"You manage things; you lead people."- Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure." - Rev. Norman Vincent Peale
"When life’s problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate." - Ann Landers
“The reason Angels can fly is because they take themselves so lightly.” - Anonymous
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