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Les Brown Story of Persistence and Preperation

Les Brown and his twin brother were adopted by Mamie Brown, a kitchen worker and maid, shortly after their birth in a poverty-stricken Miami neighborhood. Because of his hyperactivity and nonstop jabber, Les was placed in special education classes for the learning disabled in grade school and throughout high school. Upon graduation, he became a city sanitation worker in Miami Beach. But he had a dream of being a disc jockey. At night he would take a transistor radio to bed where he listened to the local jive-talking deejays. He created an imaginary radio station in his tiny room with

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Best and Worst

Best & Worst The most destructive habit…………………………………………..…..Worry The greatest joy………………………………………………………………Giving The greatest loss……………………………………………Loss of self-respect The most satisfying work………………………………………..Helping Others The ugliest personality trait…………………………………………Selfishness The most endangered species………………………………Dedicated Leaders Our greatest natural resource……………………………………….Our Youth The greatest “shot in the arm”………………………………….Encouragement The greatest problem to overcome……………………………………………Fear The most effective sleeping pill…………………………………..Peace of Mind The most crippling failure disease………………………………………Excuses The most powerful force in life………………………………………….…..Love The most dangerous pariah…………………………………………..A Gossiper The world’s most incredible computer………………………………The Brain The worst thing to be without……………………………………………….Hope The deadliest weapon………………………………………………….The Tongue The two most power-filled words…………………..…………………….”I Can” The greatest asset………………………………………………………………Faith The most worthless emotion…………………………………………….Self-pity The most beautiful

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A Wish For Leaders

I sincerely wish you will have the experience of thinking up a new idea, planning it, organizing it, and following it to completion, and then having it be magnificently successful. I also hope you’ll go through the same process and have some-thing “bomb-out.” I wish you could know how it feels “to run” with all your heart and lose – horribly. I wish that you could achieve some great good for mankind, but have nobody know about it except for you. I wish you could find something so worthwhile that you deem it worthy of investing your life. I hope

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Top 25 Personal Development/Business Books

You’ve heard the saying that “leaders are readers” and “earners are learners.” I have read hundreds if not thousands of personal development/business books and I get asked fairly often what I recommend. So today I have put together my Top 25 Personal Development/Business Books. This list is in no particular order and is not exclusive as there are hundreds of books I would fully endorse –  but if you read all 25 of these books you will be a new person – I promise. With that being said – if you have others you would like to add to the

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Create Your Bucketlist

Recently there was an inspiring Adidas ad that read: “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” Most of us have lost track of what we once thought was possible. We are stifled by our limiting thoughts and beliefs and because of that we are achieving very little in our

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Where Do Beliefs Come From?

The Last Supper was painted by the Italian artist, Leonardo DaVinci. It took seven years for him to complete the project. The figures representing the Twelve Apostles and Christ were painted from living persons. The live model for the painting of the figure of Christ was chosen first. When it was decided that DaVinci would paint this great picture, hundreds of young men were carefully viewed in an endeavor to find a face and personality exhibiting innocence and beauty, free from the scars and signs of dissipation caused by sin. Finally, after weeks of laborious search, a young man of

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Interview with Go For No

Today I met with Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz, the authors of Go For No. Go For No is a great book that teaches some unique concepts. For anyone in sales – this is a must read. For anyone who has ever feared rejection/failure (all of us) this will change the way you think about it.  I recorded a short 5 minute interview with Richard and Andrea on my Iphone – that teaches a couple of their concepts. The info is invaluable! 20090806-090145 Get their book on Amazon or at www.goforno.com Leave your comments below and let me know what

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The True Definition of Belief

Beliefs are the core of who we are, what we do, and the success that we acquire. In 1948, Claude M Bristol wrote a wonderful book entitled, The Magic of Believing. In his book he explains that there is one common strand woven throughout the many cultures and religions he investigated. All people, whether primitive or civilized, have shared a particular philosophy that is central to their culture. People of all ages have ascribed to the idea that if you believe that something will happen, it will take place. It is the power of belief that causes things to happen

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