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Self Improvement

Recent articles related to

Self Improvement

How I Became A Movie Mogul

By Early To Rise | 09/29/2000

“”Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”” – Ernest Hemingway At the risk of humiliating myself and losing your attention entirely, I am going to tell you about a new venture I’ve gotten into. In my recounting, I will…

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E-Mail And Return Buttons

By Mark Morgan Ford | 09/26/2000

“Even on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our ass.”  – Michel de Montaigne I did it again. Copied a “sensitive” e-mail to the wrong person. It’s soooo embarrassing. In what I thought was a confidential memo to my partners I characterized someone’s proposition as…

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How To Speed Up The Learning Process And Achieve Perfection

By Early To Rise | 09/25/2000

““Ultimately the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.”” – Elie Wiesel Here’s a great way to become perfect at just about anything: When you practice, don’t ever do it wrong. If you practice perfectly, you will become perfect. I want to propose…

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How To Get Out Of That Damned Rut

By Mark Morgan Ford | 09/20/2000

“I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” – Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)Good friend and business partner PH asked these questions:”How do you get out of a rut? Regain passion for your work? Get yourself up for each day? Have you thought about…

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Making Your Dream Worthwhile

By Mark Morgan Ford | 09/19/2000

Last week, we talked about leadership (Message #173). I said that of all the qualities good leaders possess, none is more important than the ability to make the work seem worthwhile.I’’ve been thinking about this since then, and I’’m certain it’s true. All great leaders have this quality. I mentioned…

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Questions…From A Born Salesman

By Mark Morgan Ford | 09/18/2000

Today, I’’d like to get back to the question of questioning. A few weeks ago, in Message #160, we talked about the effect of asking questions in the world of business. My argument, in a nutshell, was this: When you ask a question, you cede power, so be very careful…

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The One Characteristic Of All Great Leaders

By Mark Hyman | 09/15/2000

“A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon, MaximsJT, publisher of AHP, pointed out to me the other day that I should have a placard behind my desk that reads, “Been there. Screwed that up too.” But I’ve never allowed ignorance or lack of experience to stand in the…

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The Selling Power Of Personalization

By Mark Morgan Ford | 09/14/2000

“Trust every man, but always cut the cards.” – American Proverb A fundamental principle of selling is that customers will buy more if they feel they know you. Understand that and you will be a much more powerful businessperson.The principle is true for all selling, . . . from telemarketing…

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Making A Success Of Your Business Or Yourself Is A Matter Of Making Decisions

By Early To Rise | 09/13/2000

““Shall I show you the sinews of a philosopher? ‘What sinews are those?’ A will undisappointed; evils avoided; powers daily exercised; careful resolutions; unerring decisions.”” – Juvenal, from Epictetus Some of the decisions you face are major. (“Should I quit this job and go into business for myself?”) But most…

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Can You – Should You – Value Knowledge In Dollars And Cents?

By Mark Morgan Ford | 09/7/2000

“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes all the way down.” – Milton BerleI make it a point to limit my observations to what I know from experience. That’s because I am skeptical of theory. Not that I dislike abstractions. On the contrary, I’m a sucker for them. And…

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Make 3 People Smile

By Mark Morgan Ford | 09/5/2000

““In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes so.”” – John LillyIn my experience, there are basically three types of salesmen. The bully, the charismatic, and the invisible man.The bully succeeds by pressing you so hard that you make a purchase…

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Whining About Favors

By Early to Rise | 09/1/2000

I recently intercepted a memo from a partner of mine that asked a business associate for a favor. It was a nothing-much memo regarding a not-all-that-important request – but I intervened because I thought it could hurt business. Mutual back scratching, as I’ve often said, is a big part of…

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