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How Willing are you? Personal Power Mastery with Douglas Vermeeren

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How willing are you? Personal Power Mastery Minute with Douglas Vermeeren

When we have a task to do we often focus primarily on the strategy. What will you do. While this is important it is only a part of the HOW the task will be done and an even smaller part that determines wether you will be success in the task or not.

To illustrate let me point out that there are different ways a task can be done, even if people are following exactly the same proceedure. Let’s say you needed to paint a fence. The rules for painting are pretty straight forward and cannot really be redeisgned. At its most basic, You put your brush in paint — you put it on the face. Right?

But the attitude with which you do this activity can change dramatically depending on the person doing the work. I have seen those who in fact are not motivated at all and they procrastinate. They don’t even gert started. They don’t pick up the brush, they complain, they look for ways to hestitate and drag their heels. This is the lowest form of attitude. In my upcoming book, The Willingness Factor, I call this level Inaction.

Just higher than this are people who will begin the task but they will do it grudgingly. They complain, the hold back from real effort, the doddle and take their time for the sake of killing time. Also not very productive. I call this leverl The Grudge.

There are several stages now that begin to be more positive and due the length of this article I won’t talk about each one but as you can imagine they progressively better and stronger in their willingness score. Near the top are those who do an excellent job in an optimistic and enthusiastic way.

As you rise higher you will encounter those who not only do their job with excellence — they will go the extra mile and so forth.

So you can quickly see that there is an important element in creating success that has more to do than with just simply following a blueprint. Are you following it with the right attitude? Are you willing to do it? And how high is your willingness?

I challenge you to rise higher and be more anxious and eager to get totally committed to your success! Don’t be a grudge when you have to show up! Remember how you do one thing is how you do everything. And people are watching and taking notes with who they can trust and who they want to work with. If you do things with a high level of willingness you will soon see greater rewards, benefits, opportunities and all kinds of great stuff flowing your way!

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Mindset creates movement – Douglas Vermeeren

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Our mindset is a critical factor in creating our successes. Through our mindset we consciously and subconsciously decide what we feel we are capable of, how easily we can progress and even what we are afraid of. If we don’t believe in our minds that we can we never will. In fact, if we our mindset is unsupportive we most likely won’t even try.

Mindset can also be compared to setting a thermostat. With a thermostat the temperature setting is determined and fixed. With mindset we make a resolution and commitment to a specific set of values and we act accordingly.

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You’ve heard that if you believe then you can achieve it. This is true. But even more powerful that is that if you are committed you WILL do it. Level up your mindset, get determined and your will see better results begin to flow to you. It’s not enough to simply believe – YOU MUST GET COMMITTED and that starts with mindset.

Don’t settle – Douglas Vermeeren

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Too often people talk about what they want out of life but a careful examination of their reality reveals that there is a massive difference between the two. Why is that? Over the last decade I have conducted extensive research into the lives of high achievers and along the way I have had the chance to compare the lives of these people to those who… well, let’s put it this way, those who were not high achievers.

While there were many differences that were immediately evident one that was most striking to me was that those who achieved less were content to settle for what life gave them.

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High achievers on the other hand pushed not a lot, but generally just a little harder. The difference between the effort of high achievers versus the efforts on “less” successful achiever on most days was a small amount of effort. Sure there were days that high achievers really pushed it with big efforts and long hours, but the momentum they gained pushing just a little further is what gave them the strength on the big and tough days. There is a lot of power in momentum and momentum begins with the little choices to go just a tiny bit further.

The word settle is found within the word settlement. If you’ll think back to the days of the old west settlements were built when people decided on a spot that they wanted to be permanently. They determined that this was where they would forever be. The felt they couldn’t do better than the current destination and so a settlement was made. (I understand why my family chose the spot they did in the summer. But I’ll never understand why the Canadian winters didn’t scare them off. I am not a fan of winter.)

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If you would be a high achiever you need to abandon the idea of settlement. You are a nomad. You can’t stop in one spot. If you do you will automatically find yourself in an outdated and ineffective position.  Top achievers are always content but never satisfied. They don’t settle. Instead they are the pioneers. They are the ones who blaze the trail. They leave settling for others.Our-Pioneer-Heritage-250x200-mdi2005s1364

Take a look at your life and consider what you really want. In what ways are you settling to  accept what is happening to you rather than pushing just a little bit more to go for what  you want?

Life is a gift. It is yours. You own your life and you can create whatever you want with it. It is your! Your time is NOW!

 

The Success Secret no One else will tell you

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Do you have this Secret of Success?

Do you have this Secret of Success?

The Success Secret no one else will tell you

By Douglas Vermeeren

Everywhere you look today you can find promises of new products, books or classes that will teach you how to create incredible and immeasurable success. The success they promise may be the changes you want in the areas of increased abundance, improvements in your relationships, optimal health, greater self esteem and even increased spirituality.  While many of these products and programs offer valuable information and insights for creating success they are generally missing something. If you want to create success that will last this final ingredient may be the most important of all.

The success secret that is rarely talked about is kindness.

Although this principle is rarely eluded to in the success library of today it is common in all of the philosophical and religious materials of the world. Variations of the golden rule, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, appear in the philosophies of almost all religions. The earliest record being that of the ancient Babylonians in a text called the Code of Hammurabi purportedly written in 1780 BCE.

Perhaps, because we have heard it so often we have taken it for granted.

While quick money and easy victories can be made without kindness, only kindness and consideration of others builds a sure foundation. As you do unto others as you would have them do unto you, they generally do it.

You’ve probably heard it said in jest that the golden rule is simply ‘he that has the gold makes the rules.’ But the opposite is actually the truth; he who knows and keeps the golden rule eventually gets to keep the gold.

Kindness allows for relationships of growth and trust. Kindness fosters a spirit of  cooperation and collaboration. Kindness breeds creativity and best results. When we feel that we will be valued and treated with kindness we bring forth our very best. On the other hand, greed and self centeredness cause a business, organization, community, family and even an individual to shrink rather than expand.

You’ve heard the saying that ‘nice guys finish last?’ Nice guys may take longer to build something, but they receive the privilege of being permitted to finish. When you engage in dishonesty or manipulation, you may fool people once but you will rarely get a second chance to do so. Success is about creating something that will last and endure. Something that a mean spirited and self centered person will never get to experience.

Kindness is not just about being cordial, polite and politically correct. It is about being of service, leaving someone better than you found them and improving things wherever you go. Kindness does not mean doing everything for everyone, everywhere and every time. It means being filled with a desire to see yourself and others succeed and then doing appropriate things with consideration in an empowering way. Learning how to establish proper boundaries is an act of kindness. Kindness includes using wisdom. Kindness arrives often in the little things and comes from character more than pocketbook.

Kindness is not necessarily found in solving problems. It is found in pointing the way to solutions and giving hope.

Your rewards in life will be proportionate to your ability to be of service and improve the world around you. Opportunities for service and improvement rarely come with labels attached. You need to actively look for these. I challenge you to go on a quest to spread kindness and consideration. As you do so success will become yours.

Douglas Vermeeren is the director of the SUCCEED Research Center which is dedicated to sharing research on the systems that top achievers use to create lasting success. Over the last decade Vermeeren has conducted research into the cognition and behavior of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers, including business leaders, celebrities and professional or Olympic athletes. Douglas Vermeeren is the author of Guerrilla Achiever (With Jay Levinson) and the creator of The Opus. Currently Doug is completing another film entitled, How Thoughts Become Things. This film will explore the process of how our thoughts become manifest in our lives as reality.  For more on this film go to: www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com For more on Douglas Vermeeren go to: www.SucceedResearch.com Douglas Vermeeren can be reached for speaking engagements and training at 1.877.393.9496.