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Old 12-24-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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Tidying up on F.B and I came across this awesome article. Funny how you hear successful people all saying the same things. An excerpt followed by a link to the remaining paragraphs. Not sure about the word "superior" but otherwise it is a great read.

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One of the qualities of superior men and women is that they are extremely self-reliant. They accept complete responsibility for themselves and everything that happens to them. They look to themselves as the source of their successes and as the main cause of their problems and difficulties. High achievers say, If it is to be, it's up to me. When things aren't moving along as fast as they want, they ask themselves, What is it in me that is causing this problem? They refuse to make excuses or to blame people. Instead, they look for ways to overcome obstacles and to make progress.

Totally self-responsible people look upon themselves as self-employed. They see themselves as the president of their own personal services corporation. They realize that no matter who signs their paycheck, in the final analysis they work for themselves. Because they have this attitude of self-employment, they take a strategic approach to their work.


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Liked what I was reading then clicked on the link.... I think it is going to the wrong FB page.
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Great article. Should be required reading. Isn't it funny how there isn't anything revolutionary in there? It seems so easy for people to lose sight of the basics.



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Liked what I was reading then clicked on the link.... I think it is going to the wrong FB page.
Lam, works for me. Its a Freemasons page. Where did it take you?
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Great article. Should be required reading. Isn't it funny how there isn't anything revolutionary in there? It seems so easy for people to lose sight of the basics.
Yep.. just the basics you will hear from the lips of every person that is successful in their endeavors.
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Yep.. just the basics you will hear from the lips of every person that is successful in their endeavors.
In contracting, success in business terms is not the norm.

Why are so many contractors convinced that there is some silver bullet that falls outside of sound business practices?



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Why are so many contractors convinced that there is some silver bullet that falls outside of sound business practices?
Because they think the only way for them to succeed and stand out is to re-invent the wheel. Some of us know that utilizing what is already there and strenthen it to our advantage is the key. I dont begrudge anyone trying something new, but do it after you have the basics down. At least then you'll have something to fall back on. Going straight for the silver bullet just doesn't make sense to me.
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Why are so many contractors convinced that there is some silver bullet that falls outside of sound business practices?
Everybody wants it now, the instant gratification mentality is killing the concept of "slow and steady wins the race".
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Everybody wants it now, the instant gratification mentality is killing the concept of "slow and steady wins the race".
Well put.
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Good article. Thanks Pressure Pro!

I've been skimming through a book titled The Power of Focus, that has an endorsement by Brian Tracy.

One quote in the book, that I found interesting, was from a business coach named Dan Sullivan. "If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses!" It speaks to the articles point about capitalizing on your strengths.

I also like that the article speaks to employees as well as business owners.
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Finally got it to take me to the right page. Great article thanks for the post.
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Great article. Should be required reading. Isn't it funny how there isn't anything revolutionary in there? It seems so easy for people to lose sight of the basics.
Scott, I agree. Thanks for the article Ken. I'd thank you both but I'm on the iphone app.
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