Let me know if this feels familiar – you have a call with a person who criticizes your actions and suddenly you feel deflated. You ruminate on it for days feeling no self-worth and vacillating from anger to pity.
Dealing with Objections – How to Be More Confident and Accomplish More When Facing Obstacles Whether in business, or in life, objections can sting. There is a tendency to misconstrue an objection as something personal, when often it is not. Objections are par for the course when we are presenting an idea to a potential client, […]
Just saying or thinking the words “massive success” is enough to intimidate some. But isn’t it amazing that the difference between winning and losing is often minimal? It looked like the New England Patriots, the likely candidates to win the NFL World Championships were going to tank and Matt Ryan’s Falcons would have one of […]
“…I came to realize that God never shows us something we aren’t ready to understand. Instead, He lets us see what we need to see, when we need to see it. He’ll wait until our eyes and hearts are open to Him, and then when we’re ready. He will plant our feet on the path […]
“Like my mother, I was always saying, ‘I’ll fix my life one day.’ It became clear when I saw her die without fulfilling her dreams that my time was now or maybe never.” —Liz Murray, Speaker Every night before my children go to sleep I tell them this, “You can be, do and have anything […]
The difference between a good salesperson and a bad one can be massive. Some people just know how to sell – maybe they are born with it. For those who are not genetically gifted when it comes to sales, there is still hope. Even if you feel like you commonly make sales mistakes, you can always […]
What allows some people to be great in sales while others struggle to close even one deal? Is it simply product superiority? Is it a seductive advertising campaign filled with happy, gorgeous models? Well, maybe those could factor in, but in sales, people are buying people as much as anything else. Therefore, to be great […]
What does it take to achieve – to be more successful? Skills? Focus? Passion? Desire? These are commonly considered some of the most important factors necessary to be successful. And yes, those are all extremely helpful in any pursuit of greatness. But before any of those attributes can drive your vision, there is one important factor […]
One out of every four adults read exactly ZERO books last year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll. That is quite a depressing stat. All of the great books out there, and 25% of people don’t read a single one. It’s truly amazing that people don’t spend at least a little time reading. The benefits […]
Be More Successful When You Value Your Time Time is the one thing we all have in common. From the moment we are born, the clock of our lives starts ticking. 86,400 seconds, or 288 X 5 minute blocks, or 1440 minutes, or 24 hours in a day; ultimately, the only thing that varies, from person […]
Want to be more productive? Consider fixing up your office. You might make more money too! Think about your home office for a second. Is your office conducive to being productive? Do you feel powerful, focused, and at peace when you sit at you desk? Does the place you work help you to be inspired? […]
Can getting more sleep lead to better life balance? Why more and more successful people are making a decision to get some Z’s by Susan Sly It seemed like a good idea at the time, as most such endeavors do. Perhaps that is why so many of us have trouble finding true life balance. I […]
Can you accomplish more and be more successful? Of course you can! You always have the ability to accomplish more and be more successful. It starts with the right mindset, followed up by focused action and then, follow through. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – […]
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” — Anonymous Successful entrepreneurs are sometimes considered a rare creature – mythical almost – by those who have not yet explored or embraced an entrepreneurial lifestyle. It happens […]
The “It” That Changes Everything… How to Gain Confidence In Yourself and Inspire Others By Developing Your “Credibility”
Learning how to gain confidence and inspire others starts with understanding credibility. The credibility you have is vital to your personal and professional development and success. Would you be here at this website – listening to the things I say and reading the things I write – if you didn’t believe I “walked the talk”? […]
4 Life Hacks to Help You Be More Confident (Or At Least Appear That Way) When You Feel Like Falling Apart
Photo Credit:Flickr/Chris & Karen Highland Life hacks are shortcuts to achieving more of the things we want in our life. Some life hacks enable us to achieve more in less time, develop positive personal characteristics quicker, be more confident, and much more. Have you considered what life hacks might help you in your quest for […]
You are awesome!! 10 Tips for Personal Development We have all met that person… the one that can handle anything, who is never flustered, who is respected by all, who is kind, who seems to do everything right, and manages to do it all with a smile on their face. Wow – that person is […]
Work Life Balance Expert Susan Sly Releases New Episode on the Topic of Burnout on Her Step Into Your Power™ Podcast
Speaker, Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author Susan Sly has released a new podcast addressing the issue of burnout and how to overcome its effects. Scottsdale, AZ. — April 7, 2016— Best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur Susan Sly tackles the topic of burnout in her latest podcast and shares with her audience 8 key strategies to deal […]
Overcome Challenges “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” -Oscar Wilde The ability to overcome challenges isn’t always the easiest thing to do or deal with in this life. Time management often flies out the window at the worst time. Okay – so you created a schedule, you wrote it all […]
Coaches can teach us a lot about life lessons like personal development… Sports can often tell us a lot about life, and there are many parallels between the two. Whether it’s learning to trust others, accepting losing, or becoming aware of our own accountability, sports offers a very real look into some of life’s greatest lessons […]
“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell We all have access to the same success principles and principles of successful people. We are all born with the same blank canvas; we all […]
Life Hacks: Overcome Challenges and Turn Your Life Around Does it ever feel like you are doomed? That you just cannot overcome challenges facing you and get to that place where you can be happy and relax? Learn how to organize your life and turn it all around… I humbled myself and got down on […]
Who Doesn’t Feel the Need to Save Time and Be More Productive? Everyone – from every walk of life and in every area of business – often finds themselves wishing they could save time and be more productive. My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we […]
Personal Development Life Hacks What does it take to realize true greatness? To go from good to great in your personal development? Everybody has their take on what is needed to achieve lofty goals. Skills, focus, passion, and desire are commonly considered some of the most important factors necessary to be successful and personal development. […]
I – and other successful entrepreneurs – often get asked for entrepreneurial advice. “How did you go from being on government assistance to building a multi-million dollar business?” This is the question Lisa Nichols is most often asked during interviews. And she has been interviewed a lot. And asked for entrepreneurial advice a lot. Lisa […]
Become More Successful Through Modeling Successful People When you want to become more successful, sometimes the best thing to do is find someone else who has accomplished what you want to accomplish and simply do what they did! “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” -Jim Rohn “Only ten percent […]
Why Learn to Think Outside the Box? Have you ever really considered what it means when someone tells you to, “…think outside the box?” Sure, you’ve likely heard the expression more times than you care to count, but have you ever stopped to think about what it truly means? Or maybe more important than that, […]
To increase sales results you need to know what it is that makes or breaks a sale… Is it simply product superiority? Is it a seductive advertising campaign filled with happy, gorgeous models? Well, maybe those could factor in, but to increase sales results, you need to know that people are buying people as much as […]
In salary raise negotiations, who doesn’t want to make more money at work or get a better salary? Learn how to be more confident, ask for a raise, and hopefully – get a raise! You deserve it! No matter how much you make (or don’t make), it’s very likely that most everyone with a little ambition would say they […]
We all need to know – at some point in our lives – that we can overcome challenges thrown at us and thrive. Think about a situation or time when you were really frustrated. Or a time when you might have been afraid or anxious. Due to that state of mind, maybe the outcome wasn’t […]
If five entrepreneurs start businesses today, how many will still be functioning 18 months from now? Get SWOT tested to know where you stand! According to Bloomberg, only one of those five businesses will survive that time span. So what is it that makes starting a profitable business so elusive? There are plenty of ideas. […]
Ever wonder how some people are able to achieve more than others? What is it that sets people apart? How can some people consistently achieve greatness and achieve more? While others, seem destined for mediocrity? Likewise, is there more to being able to achieve more than just being born with a silver spoon? In fact, many of the […]
One of the quickest and easiest ways to build credibility and authority as a leader in your industry or field of expertise is through public speaking appearances. Yet, fear of public speaking strikes many. Yet, the mere thought of getting up in front of some number of people and talking in any kind of coherent […]
9 Ways that Parents Can Improve Their Work Life Balance Working from Home You can have the best time management skills in the world and have done everything right to organize your business and organize your life, but working from home with kids around can still be challenging. “Mommy, Daddy, I want…,’ finish the sentence. […]
You try and try to organize your life. Life organization is important for you both personally and professionally. Time to stop procrastinating, get organized, and be happy! You can accomplish more and you can have it all… According to Newsweek, due to poor life organization, the average American wastes 55 minutes a day looking for things […]
Want to Give a Great Presentation? Take the Stress Out of Presenting and Hit it Out of the Park Being an exceptional presenter – and the ability to give a great presentation – can be a deal maker in business. No matter if we are presenting to one person or thousands of people, a high quality […]
The Gratitude Process Can Be Life-Changing “Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.” — Suzanne Somers, Actress and Author One of the things I have taught over the years is how to make peace with difficult people in our lives. Not only do we have toxins in our bodies, we can also have them in […]
Want to Be Successful? The secret is learning to take Advantage of the Successful People in Your Life : How a Few Minutes Can Make You a Fortune Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” Jim Rohn “Only ten percent of you will read the books that I recommend,” the octogenarian […]
Women’s empowerment among women entrepreneurs is a movement making waves in society and business today. “The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.” – Ayn Rand At a Have It All Women’s Weekend, which is a women’s empowerment group I mentor, one of the exercises I did was guide the participants through a […]
Overcoming challenges can be tough. Just be sure to not let your circumstances define YOU… On March 06, 1972, a baby boy was born to an estranged, drug addicted father and a mother with a bigger vision for her own life and that of her new baby. This boy was labeled early on as someone […]
“Put your future in good hands – your own.“ — Mark Victor Hansen Mark Victor Hansen is best known for creating what Time Magazine called “the publishing phenomenon of the decade,” with his series of Chicken Soup for the Soul books, created with co-author Jack Canfield. With more than 500 million books sold internationally and more than 100 licensed products, […]
What does it mean to become a super producer? “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” Richard Branson Not long ago I had the privilege of spending the day with Darren Hardy, President and CEO of Success Magazine™. Darren has interviewed the top producers on the […]
“In a word, if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities.” Pope Francis Let me start by saying that I am not Catholic; however, my fascination with Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States has been nothing short […]
3 Actions For Creating Happiness and a Happy Life Hi, my name is Matthew Ferry and I want to tell you about three actions that I guarantee will help you get into happiness. Creating happiness isn’t easy necessarily. So, how did I come to these conclusions? Since 1993, I have coached more than 8,000 people to […]
Can you develop courage? “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Michael Jordan The […]
Are you someone who really believes nothing is impossible? Or when faced with new ideas and opportunity, does your mind immediately go to the challenges? The happiest people are those who believe that nothing is impossible. At least not completely. These people believe that with dedication, perseverance, and some creativity – there is very little that is not […]
Do you want to create an extraordinary life? Learn how with leader among women entrepreneurs, Susan Sly. Susan guides you through 7 Steps to Take to Create An Extraordinary Life in this amazing podcast. Get your pen and paper ready. This podcast will transform your thoughts and make creating an extraordinary life simple and easy! […]
Everyone goes through life events that rock their world, whether it’s a job layoff, illness, bankruptcy, divorce, massive debt, etc. In this blogcast, Jeffery Boyle interviews Susan Sly, a Balanced Living Strategist, and discusses the steps we can take to overcoming life’s challenges.
We have the power to change our thoughts. Inherently, when we change our thoughts we change our lives. Affirmations are an effective tool to shift you from negative to calm, positive and productive thoughts.
Affirmations have been proven to transform our thoughts. When we begin to shift our thinking toward the positive, we become powerful magnets for improved health, finances, self-esteem, relationships and more.
Creating a schedule is great! But what about when life happens? Sometimes despite our best attempts at creating a schedule and getting organized, life gets in the way. This is when it is time to just bite the lemon… “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” Oscar Wilde Okay – […]
The greatest gift we can ever give another is to pour greatness into them; to show them not who they are but who they can become. Throughout the day people tend to beat themselves up, and this includes our children. It is easy to become enraptured in the notion that we are stuck and that success isn’t on our horizon. All it takes is one person to see our capacity and change our entire life.
We set goals for ourselves from a place of high motivation. We want to lose weight. We want to make more money. We want to find the perfect partner. We are excited and start to take action toward our objective. What happens to the majority of people is that they very quickly lose their drive; giving up on their goal often within days or weeks of starting.
Breathing space, the ability to step away if only for an hour, is a powerful tool to re-gain energy, perspective and lower stress. A balanced life requires times of production and times of recuperation and when we are ‘in it’ it is tough to carve out that space.