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The ONE Word that Changes Everything

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

ScottManning

I wanted to remind you of something today. Something I think I have mentioned in
the past, but has never been truer.

Several years ago I attended one of the two Renegade Millionaire Retreats that Dan
Kennedy hosted and it was there he promised to reveal what he said was the secret to
life.

Which he happened to have written on a single 3×5 card, the card containing only one
word.
Dan cleverly wrote this promise into the sales letter selling the event, then having
gone through the entire event and concluding the final question and answer session
someone reminded him of his promise and then, in very anticlimactic marketing let
down fashion…

He gave the answer.

Dan said that the secret to all of life and the word he had written on the card was –

DECIDE.

Yes, that’s right “Decide.”

Dan said, “the secret is to just decide and then go do something.”

Now, before you dismiss this, understand the power in it.
The POWER that you hold the secret to life and everything you could possibly want.

Let me put it to you a different way –
Without DECISION, nothing, and I do mean nothing, happens.

When I look back at my life, periods of disappointment, unhappiness, lack of
success, even failure…times when I could have called myself “depressed”.

I can confidently say it was my unwillingness to decide
To change
To act
To think
To move
To ask
To be uncomfortable
To have integrity
To step up
To sell
To say no
To say yes

Simply, every action first requires a decision.
And that, my friend, is powerful.
Empowering.

The definition of DECISION is:
To come to a resolution in the mind as a result of consideration.
And RESOLUTION:
A firm decision to do or not to do something.

I will promise you this;
Any uneasiness you face is a direct result of you not making a decision.

Lack of commitment (by nature of the three words)
Is what kills a persons ability to have success.

Indecision is lack of commitment.

Now that you know what you must do more of.

Decide.

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The Constant Struggle

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

ScottManning

Last month I had 2 major events (in time, preparation, and opportunity), 3 consulting days, 4 new clients, a launch of a new program of national scale and significant future implications, and a longer waiting list than ever before.

That’s just the stuff that’s new.

I won’t clog up your email reading time with the long list of ‘everything’ that I do that repeats and recurs every single month, including the revenue from it all.

It now takes me longer every week to handle communications and correspondence
(which I limit exclusively to Mondays, even if it doesn’t all get done) than it
used to take in a month, probably at one point, a year.

Heck, I know it sounds boastful and arrogant, but it takes me longer to account
for my royalty checks from clients than it used to take me to add up all the
money in my life. That’s good news for them too by the way, means they are
making money.

Anybody that tells you being successful is a parttime job…is unemployed.

I’m going to surprise you here, with what I say next, then, if you keep
reading, I’m going to tell you how all of this came to be…

I run down the list of “stuff” that takes up my time absolutely NOT to impress
you, rather to make a point:

I fight to stay on top of it every single day. Most days I win, but
not all.

Dan Kennedy has said many times the only difference between the rich and want
to or trying to (get the distinction) be rich, other than money, is the size of
their problems!

And the amount of effort required to outlast the daily struggle.

We struggle from the time, opportunity, frustration, fatigue, just as anyone
else does.

More so, because we work harder.

Bigger than that, we struggle read full article »

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