The ultimate success tool

Your choices will empower or enslave you. And which you choose is up to you. Roger Allen Most people I work with are continually striving to achieve more. They’re constantly on the lookout for better or easier ways to accomplish things. If you can relate to that mindset, then let me tell you about the ultimate tool for success. I must warn you: when I explain the tool to most people, they’re disappointed; they believe the secret to success must be some hidden treasure that only Indiana Jones could uncover. In fact, the ultimate success tool is quite simple. It …
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Sunk costs

If things go wrong, don’t go with them. Roger Babson 1875 – 1967 Over the past few weeks, some of you may have received holiday gifts you don’t like, and you might be thinking about selling them on eBay or Craigslist. There’s an important business principle called sunk costs that you ought to consider; it’s actually useful in any number of life situations, so it’s a good lesson to learn and understand. The idea of sunk costs is fairly simple: any past costs associated with a decision are irrelevant, because you can’t change the past; you should only consider current and future …
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A lesson from the D-Day invasion

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. George Washington Carver 1864 – 1943 Most of us know that the D-Day invasion was a pivotal turning point in World War II. It occurred on June 6, 1944 and involved nearly 4,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes and over three million soldiers.  Months of planning went into the operation. There’s a little known but highly valuable lesson concerning the invasion that I’d like to share with you. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was the leader of the allied troops. Eisenhower knew that the invasion would be met …
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