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Are you a victor or victim? How do you view your business or even your life? Do you see yourself as a winner or a loser? Remember, it’s all about YOUR mindset. Not mine or anyone else for that matter

If you had the ability to have a conversation with your 20 year old self today, what would you say? What advice would you give him?

I’m sure it’s a little different for everyone. I’m not even sure if my 20 year old self would have listened to me anyway…

But here’s a little of what I would tell him:

You need your people to do more of the above. SELL!
But how do you motivate your staff to sell more? How do you get them to upsell? They already know that if they sell more stuff, they’ll make more money.
You ponder that for a little while. If they sell more, they’ll earn more. So why don’t they just sell more?

It’s not enough to know what you want to accomplish but you also have to put it down on paper. AND look at it every day. Post it (post it note) on your bathroom mirror so your goals will be the first thing you see in the morning and the last thing you see right before you go to bed.

You start marking and tracking the years around their birthdays and milestones. Before you know it, another year has passed you by and you may or may have not kept the resolution you made last year.

As a society, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to try to give our children, friends and family everything. But in reality, all they really want is your time. A small child may not realize it now, but as he or she grows, the memories of their Christmases won’t usually involve a gift.

How much money is your business losing because of low productivity? This is a question that you need to ask yourself. Why? Because if don’t, you could possibly be losing an undetermined amount of revenue. The biggest time waster in the workplace these days is the smart phone.

If you did or didn’t, it’s too late now. The year is practically over. What you need to be thinking about now is 2015.
It’s time to roll up your sleeves and start doing some work before the New Year starts. This is the year YOU are going to make and exceed your very own goals.

Positive attitude is the foundation for everything in life. In Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Gold of YES! Attitude, one learns the art of having a positive attitude as well as how to live a positive life.